If, like me, you’re looking to up-cycle parts of your home on a budget, then this one is for you. Below are some of my top tips on cheap DIY and how you can get the most out of your money by tackling projects by yourself using cheaper materials.
Painting & Wallpaper
One of the easiest things to do by yourself is painting. Whether you’re choosing basic or bold colours, painting can be therapeutic. When it comes to wallpaper, things can get a little more complicated. If you’re not sure whether your wallpaper skills are up to scratch, consider hiring professionals such as those from Bishops Group
Carpet cleaning is one of the hardest jobs you can do yourself, but when done right it can be extremely satisfying. Hiring a professional can be quite expensive. But hiring the equipment for looking online for home remedies can save you some pennies. Depending on what you have lying around your house, you may be able to create your own carpet cleaning solution.
Are you a fan of gardening? It’s said to be extremely therapeutic when you get into your own groove, and you don’t need a luxury garden to experiment in either. Whether you have a courtyard or simply a balcony, creating a green area for your outdoor space can really spruce up your home.
Simply looking for a change? Changing the upholstery on cushions is a simple and effective way of doing this. Search eBay for cheap materials and scour YouTube for tutorials. You may just find your hidden talent! This skill is ideal if you’re changing up the colour scheme in your home or simply looking to add dimension.
Making Your Own Candles & Soap
Although soaps and candles can be relatively cheap these days, there’s something I just love about the thought of making my own. It can be done on the cheap, and soaps/candles can be tailored to your favourite scent. They also make perfect gifts! For beginners, you can find kits etc on the likes of Amazon.
Restyling Your Shelves
This is one I really can’t wait to do (when I can safely get to the shops). Up-cycling, to me, is the perfect budget friendly and drastic decor trick to styling your home. Shelving doesn’t have to be just shelving, you can add lighting, wallpaper ornaments and more to really make it pop. Why not try mixing up your shelves with different wallpapers? It’s perfect for those with eccentric style.