Cheap and cheerful ways to spruce up your home

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Making a house your own is a challenge at times, especially if you’re searching for a fresh look and are struggling to come up with ideas. There are various trends you can follow, of course, but not every idea is kind on the wallet either. It’s a tough one.

Many people are getting creative in 2020, though. They’re not only finding ways themselves to give their home a facelift, but they’re doing it on a budget too. You hardly need to play creations like the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Game at or rob a bank to afford them either; there’s plenty of ways in which people are getting creative with their homes while making some savings along the way. Perhaps you’ve just moved into a new place, you’re strapped for cash, and are looking at ways in which you can put your stamp on it without spending loads.

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With that in mind, here’s a look at some cheap and cheerful ways to spruce up your home.

Make your own cushions

Cushions are a simple but highly effective way of giving a room a fresh look, although on occasions they can be pricey. To avoid overspending on a cushion, why not make your own one? You can select the fabric you like, the cushion size you want, and exactly where you want to house your creation. Not only will you save some money but you’ll enjoy it doing it, it might give you some inspiration to create something else, and most of all you’ll give a space some homemade charm.

Make your own art

Not everyone is an accomplished artist, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t create art. All you need is a blank canvas, some gold and silver pins perhaps, maybe even some ribbons too, and then from there, you can create a pattern or a funky design of your choice. Alternatively, if you don’t feel confident creating art, then maybe consider asking a talented friend who might.

Hide your router 

Wi-Fi routers aren’t the most attractive household gadget. In fact, most of them are incredibly ugly. One neat hack you might be interested in is by using a hollowed-out book to store the said unsightly Wi-Fi router in. It’ll keep it tucked away, and out of sight, it makes great use of an old book, and you can place ornaments and the like on top of the book to make a nice display also.

Disguise what you can’t replace 

Perhaps it’s a badly stained carpet or a dirty old sofa, but disguising what you can’t replace is an excellent option. Consider laying a throw over a sofa or a rug over some carpet to give a space a facelift, while also giving a fresh look to something you didn’t like. The right throw or rug can go a long way, especially if done correctly.

Use wall stencils

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A cheap and cheerful way in which to give a room a new and vibrant feel is by using stencils on a wall. It costs little to create a stencil – with plenty of wall stencils available online, it’s fairly easy to execute, and you’ll give a room the rejuvenation it requires all from getting creative in a clever way. It’s a particularly solid idea for children’s rooms, by the way.

Make old jewellery into fridge magnets 

Do you have any old brooches or pieces of jewellery that you no longer use? If yes, then get them out, give them a cleanup, and stick them onto a magnet to make a cool fridge magnet.

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