Thrifty interiors – how to DIY your home

 

 

Do you need inspiration for your making your house a home, but have a budget to stick to? I’ve recently moved into my new home so I’m still researching trends, decorating and putting my stamp on the place. I too want to be as frugal as possible with the money I invest in my home so here you’ll find lots of low-cost, DIY ideas to decorate your ‘castle’!

TRENDS, DIYs, MAKEOVERS & MORE…

Small scale home improvements to boost kerb appeal

It can be difficult to find a balance between spending time and money on improving and your home versus actually enjoying it! Here are a few small ways that you ...
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DIY Mid-century marquetry project using vinyl

Have you noticed that wood marquetry is making a comeback? I've spotted countless mid-century pieces with a variety of shapes and patterns adorning the wood. If you'd like to recreate ...
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How to style your garden like the Love Island villa

Do you dream of having a fresh, bright and colourful home just like the Love Island villa? Today I'm taking garden design inspiration from the Love Island complex and finding ...
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Traditional housewarming gifts to buy or make

Did you know that housewarming gifts have a meaning behind them? Just like anniversary gifts, the present wrapped up to congratulate a friend on their new home can have a significant ...
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How to upcycle a shed + ideas for a low-cost garden

Are you planning on landscaping your garden this summer? Or installing features like a pond or patio? If so, here are my tips for doing it on a budget - ...
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How to add colour & pattern to your floors (the easy way!)

What's the quickest and easiest way to update your floors with a splash of colour or a sprinkling of fun pattern? Why, vinyl of course! Things have come a long ...
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When is it safe for kids to learn to cook frugal recipes?

I learned how to cook pretty early on in my life and I think that all children should learn how to prepare frugal recipes. After all, being able to make ...
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Interiors inspiration – Do you need a rug in your kitchen?

When decorating or designing a kitchen, one of the most common points of discussion stems from using kitchen rugs. Some people swear by them, making that morning walk to the ...
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My little vintage caravan – a new (permanent!) place to park it

I'm finally making a start on my garden. This will be the second summer we've lived in our house and last year was completely taken up with renovating the interior ...
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Using texture, colour & light to create ambience in your home

Having your own space is important, but how it makes you feel when you're at home is even more crucial. From pendant lights to cosy furnishings, adding the softer touches ...
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My hallway renovation – Inspiration for a Scandi space

My home renovation is finally back on track and I'm about to start work on my hallway. In today's blog post I'm gathering inspiration for a Scandi space ...
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Update your bathroom with these 4 easy and low-cost tips

Bathrooms are one of the most frequently used parts of any home so it's easy for them to look tired and need a quick refresh every now and then. Here's ...
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The most popular design choices of different generations

It is no secret that different generations like different things. Not only does this pop up in fashion choices, but also in the style they have in their homes. So, ...
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Home security measures you can use when you’re on a budget

Want to feel reassured that your house is safe when you're away from home? I certainly do - however, the costs of the installation, upkeep and monitoring of home security ...
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How to illuminate your garden for summer with outdoor lighting

Imagine a warm summer evening in your garden, with a beautifully illuminated patio and twinkling fairy lights hanging in the trees. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? Here’s how to get a ...
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How to add pattern to your walls and floors – the thrifty way

If you want to add colour and pattern to your walls but want to get a completely unique finish, here's a way to do it on a budget with stencils ...
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Gardening on a budget – how to save money on plants, tools and compost

The average Brit spends £345 per year on their garden, however you don’t have to spend a small fortune to add colour and vibrancy to your garden this summer! Here’s ...
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How to keep the period features in your renovation project

When you're renovating a period property, the costs can soon add up as you strive to maintain the original features. But there are ways that you can achieve a period ...
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How to DIY a funny monster toy box

What will encourage your little ones to tidy up their belongings at the end of playtime? Why, a toy-eating monster storage box, that's what! Here's how to upcycle an ottoman into ...
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4 Tips to keep your home renovation on track

If you're planning a house renovation, being thrifty and creative are brilliant qualities to have when it comes to making changes to your home. Here's some advice to keep your ...
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How to make an upcycled bar cart for summer garden parties

If you're planning to entertain in your garden this summer, why not upcycle an old trolley into a handy bar cart or BBQ caddy - here's how I created my ...
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How to make your home the cosiest place on earth (all year round!)

If there is one thing a home should be, it’s cosy. But not just a so-so kind of cosy, it should be the best kind of cosy. Ever. Home should ...
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6 Plumbing problems to watch out for

Your home's plumbing can stop functioning for any number of reasons - and many of which I'd never considered until I bought my first house! Here are a few things ...
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Garden DIY: Upcycled pallet planter & patio privacy screen

When you've got a pile of pallets in your garden and a spare afternoon, what do you do? Why, make an upcycled patio planter and privacy screen, of course! Here's ...
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How to print your own tropical fabric & re-upholster a conservatory chair

If you've got an old chair that you want to re-cover but just can't find the fabric you want, how about printing your own? I've used iron-on transfers and added ...
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How to update your bathroom on a budget: Adding a shower & storage

Are you getting ready to renovate your bathroom? If you are looking to add more storage or find space for a shower, today's blog post is for you! ...
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Household DIY: How to improve your driveway on a budget

Your driveway is an essential and valuable part of your home. Having one gives you somewhere relatively safe to park your vehicle and prevents you from dealing with the stress ...
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Where to find vintage kitchen accessories on a budget

If you want to revamp your home on a tight budget here are some ways to shop savvy and get the best deals on retro homewares. Plus, you could be ...
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Bank Holiday DIY: How to make your home more energy efficient on a budget

Happy bank holiday Monday everyone! Are you doing some DIY today?? Want to minimise your energy bills while still keeping your home warm and bright? Here are a few ways ...
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Super-easy changes you can make to lower your household bills

If you want to reduce the running costs of your home and enjoy lower gas and electricity bills, here are four ways to save money quickly and easily ...
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