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How to refresh your home on a budget

How to Refresh Your Home on a Budget

My top tips for breathing new life into your home in lockdown

I don’t know about you, but as I settle down into several more weeks stuck in my house every day, I’m looking for ways to make it look a little bit different.  I don’t want to throw loads of money at this (nor can I!), so I thought I’d share some of the budget-friendly ways I’m planning to do it.  

Affordable Art

There are just so many places to pick up incredibly inexpensive art these days. And when it comes to framing – Ikea, Ikea, Ikea! 

There is nothing like a new piece of art or two to make a room feel different.  

And let’s face it, it’s just nice to have something new to look at! 

Places to buy VERY well priced art: https://www.iamfy.co/ – desenio.com – https://theposterclub.com/

Plants

Credit: Clay Plants
Credit: Hortology

A plant, or two (or three or four), really does make a place feel fresh.  And I think we all know the health benefits by now so they actually make you feel fresh too!

And looking after them gives me something new to focus on.  (I have to really focus if I want them to stay with me.)  This might finally be the moment for me to develop those green fingers! 

And again, there are loads of places with fantastically priced plants that deliver.  Any garden centres local to you will be able to help.  However Clay Plants in Ireland and Hortology in the UK have some great options – the images are linked to them.

Credit: Clay Plants

Use up those wallpaper samples & sample pots

When we’re talking about paint and wallpaper, it doesn’t need to be some huge job changing up a whole room.  I can rarely face this as I have small kids and we use all our rooms daily!

I mean smaller ways to get creative with the remnants left in paint pots, or sample pots or wallpaper leftovers. 

Stair risers, the backs of shelves, panels on cupboard doors, those old chairs that are looking knackered,  a window frame, paint a feature around one of your favourite pieces of art.   The list is endless! 

Pinterest is your friend but here are some lovely images to get you inspired.

Credit: www.athomewithashley.com
Credit: SFgirlbybay
Credit: Apartment Therapy
Credit: Gold Chalk Blogspot
Credit: https://www.paperboywallpaper.co.uk/
Credit: Regards Et Maison

And that’s probably enough to keep you busy!  That’s about all I can imagine getting done but it’s nice to have even small projects to focus on outside of work seeing as we’re in full on hibernation mode.  I’d love to hear how you get on if you decide to start a project yourself

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