Whether your home interiors are looking tired and outdated or you just fancy trying a fresh new style, giving your home a makeover can be a costly affair. But in today’s post, we’re sharing some of our top budget-conscious home overhaul ideas – perfect for anyone wrestling with a tight budget.
From using leftover tiles and fabric offcuts to upcycling old furniture, you’ll find plenty of inspiration here for making impactful updates to home interiors that won’t cost a small fortune.
Add style with splashbacks
As two of the busiest areas in most households, kitchens and bathrooms are often the first port of call for an update – but with costs for a fully renovated kitchen or bathroom stretching to thousands of pounds, it’s not always a feasible option. A complete makeover isn’t always necessary, though, as modest and cost-effective updates like a new tiled splashback can be equally as impressive.
From patterned bathroom floor tiles to sleek white wall tiles, you can put your leftovers to good use by fixing them directly to the wall or to a piece of MDF (cut to size) to create a stunning new feature in your kitchen or bathroom that costs next to nothing.
Adding a splashback in a tired bathroom space will make you appreciate your bathroom taps so much more – at a much more reasonable price than a full-scale rip out and refit.
Update with paint
There’s no denying that one of the quickest ways to achieve an instant update in any area of your home is to give it a fresh lick of paint – and this is relatively cheap to do, providing you don’t mind donning your overalls and painting it yourself! Whether you’re looking to emulate the clean, minimal Scandi-chic look or embrace on-trend shades like ultraviolet, sage or mustard yellow, applying a new coat of paint can work wonders when it comes to creating a striking new interior.
Freshen things up with fabrics
Updating your home’s soft furnishings is a great way to give rooms a new lease of life. But if you don’t have the budget to shell out on new pieces, why not get creative with fabric you already have lying around, or head to the fabric shops to bag yourself some cheap (or even free) offcuts?
Perfect for knocking up a set of new cushions, adding an eye-catching trim to plain curtains or kitsch applique detailing on linens, making use of fabric offcuts can revitalise any area of your property – and without breaking the bank. It’ll also give your home a unique and characterful finish for all to admire.
Breathe new life into old furniture
Upcycling is the eternal home design trend. Not only is it an incredibly affordable way to update your decor, but it’s also relatively easy to do and environmentally friendly as a bonus. From vintage-style dressers and drawers to retro coffee tables, dining chairs and more, the possibilities are endless when it comes to breathing new life into your home using old furniture.
Simply scour your home for old items or hit the car boot sales and reclamation yards to find budget-friendly pieces. After that, it’s a case of sanding and painting them in your colour of choice to create a quality piece of furniture that looks as good as new, while being packed with quirky charm.
Create a feature wall
Feature walls are a go-to interior design concept that can instantly transform a space from drab to fab with a stunning focal point that draws the eye in – and the good news is that this home design hack can be applied to any wall in your home at very little expense. From hanging your favourite artwork as a dramatic focal point to creating your own unique feature with old, mismatched picture frames, however you choose to style your feature wall, the effect is sure to be impressive and instantly noticeable.
Regardless of the size of your budget, with these thrifty interior makeover ideas, we hope you’ll have everything you need to make beautiful home improvements you’ll love for years to come.