Did you know that when doing a room redo, only 41% of people would call in professional help? Whereas the other 59% would try DIY.
How about you? Are you a DIY King or Queen? If you’ve not jumped aboard the DIY train yet, you’re missing out.
For example, if you’re sick of seeing the same four walls in your home, it might be time to re-invent your space.
But instead of spending thousands of dollars on an interior designer, all you need is a little bit of imagination and a handy toolbox.
What kind of DIY home projects can you do on a budget? Read on to find out!
From Drab to Fab—A Room Redo
Whether it’s your bedroom, living room, kitchen or bathroom that needs an update, these next 7 tips will turn your home from drab to fab.
And the best thing is you can do them all on a budget, or better yet, for free!
1. Freshen Up
The first cheap bedroom idea is to think outside the box with the things you already have.
Bedrooms and living rooms tend to become cramped and cluttered over time.
For a fresh look, just removing a few pieces of furniture might do the trick.
Minimalism is on-trend right now, after all.
If you can’t remove anything, try a simple switch-up of furniture.
For instance, if your bed is in the middle of the floor, put it against the wall to create more space.
Or use a trunk or wooden crate as your nightstand, and use your nightstand as a bathroom cabinet.
Yes, don’t be afraid to break the rules with furniture.
2. Sleeping Beauty
In the bedroom, the main focus is obviously the bed itself.
One of the easiest cheap bedroom ideas is to update your bed linen.
For a quick fix, find something that complements the rest of the decor in your room.
But don’t be afraid to pick something dramatically different, just be sure you can match it up.
Adding a few throw pillows and a blanket is another way to update your bedroom.
Even the smallest change can make a huge difference.
Or treat yourself with a new mattress. Of course, although you can get some good deals, a mattress isn’t always a small expense.
It’s always a good idea to view reviews before making a decision.
3. Don’t Look Down
One of the hardest things to update in any room is the floor.
But whether your floor’s tiled, carpeted or wooden, you can give it a mini-makeover by adding a rug.
Adding a rug is a really great idea if you don’t like your floor.
Buy a large rug that tucks under some of your furniture, and you can keep you ugly floor out of sight and out of mind.
You can find vintage ornate rugs at flea markets for an antique look.
Or buy a modern rug that complements your decor from any home store. As it’s on the floor, don’t be afraid to try something bold.
4. A Lick of Paint
Painting is, no doubt, a messy job. And it takes quite a lot of time and effort.
But a lick of paint can truly transform your room.
Adding designs to painting projects is also very trendy right now.
For example, painting a wall ombre, color washing, dragging or sponging. Or create fun geometric patterns by using masking tape.
If you like the idea of a design, but don’t feel confident enough to paint one, try hanging some wallpaper instead.
It might seem like a chore, but now you can buy removable wallpaper for a quick fix.
You can even limit your wallpaper to one statement wall to give your room an update.
If you can’t repaint or wallpaper your walls, use posters, decals or wall hangings to update your walls instead.
5. Let There Be Light
Another way to transform your space is to modernize your lighting.
Refresh your fixtures or add a new lamp for a quick update.
Another cute way to add mood lighting is to simply string holiday lights around your room.
Changing your lighting isn’t always about adding a lamp or new fixtures.
Improving the way you dress your windows can also make a huge difference when it comes to lighting. For example, a new set of drapes.
Heavy drapes are great for bedroom decor.
But lighter sheer curtains are perfect for allowing light into other rooms in your house.
If you pick colorful sheer curtains, it will cast a vivid glow of color across your room.
6. Out with the Old, in with the New
As mentioned, moving your furniture around may be enough to give your room a fresh look.
Another cheap bedroom idea is to jazz up your furniture.
You don’t need to buy new pieces, use what you already have.
For example, replace old drawer handles with something fancier.
Or reupholster any padding or cushioning on your furniture.
One of the best ways to give some furniture a new lease-of-life is to give it a lick of paint.
And it doesn’t have to stop at furniture.
Try painting battered floors with sturdy floor paint or metal surfaces with shiny spray paint.
Use your imagination and you could work wonders.
7. Add Accessories
Last but not least, don’t forget to add accessories! Just a few well-chosen accessories can work wonders.
For example, a vase of fresh flowers, colorful candles, or a gallery wall of your favorite photos.
But remember, having too much on display leads to a cluttered look. Less is more when it comes to accessories.
Grab Your Toolbox, It’s DIY Time!
As you can see, a room redo doesn’t mean you have to spend thousands of dollars.
If you try updating your home DIY style, you can definitely get more bang for your buck.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your toolbox and start updating your home today!
If you’re not a DIY pro yet, don’t worry.
Check out the DIY section of our blog for more essential do it yourself tips and hacks.