10 budget ideas that can really transform your living space

Many of us don't have a large decorating budget, but that's not a problem if you put on your thinking cap and be inspired by some amazing low cost ideas that can turn your home into a wonderful living space.Cream living room under a mezzanine floor and a red rug


White is the least expensive paint colour making it the ideal colour choice if you're decorating on a tight budget. If you want to add splashes of colour do it via your soft furnishings.Large grey book rack with curved yellow corner sofa in front of it

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Wall art can be very expensive – if you're a book lover using your books to brighten a plain wall is an inexpensive way to add a new look to a room.Eclectic dining chais in red, cream, wood, traditional and metal wire backs

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Mismatched dining room chairs can look incredibly chic; finding them can be half the fun of budget decorating.DIY pallet sofa with garden chair cushions and scatter cushions on top

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Recycle wooden pallets by transforming them into awesome sofas and chairs.Three woven wool footstools that look like giant balls of wall


Get your knitting needles out and make your own bespoke pouffes.Grey armchair with extra upholstered sections in pink, purple and blue


Cover-up worn patches on old chairs with knitted patchwork pieces. A stylish change from the usual fabric patchwork.Decoupage chest of drawers, very bright and colourful

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Give an old chest of drawers a patchwork up-cycle – a low cost, yet effective way to furnish your home. Small patio with wooden garden table, wooden chairs and, fencing all in dark green and grey wood


Improve your outdoor area with a budget patio set. Add your own personality with cushions and even a rug to make your space look stylishly unique. Teapot with light inside it and circle geometric holes all over it, making it look like the surface of the moon


Make your own lighting from discarded kitchenware. Just make sure that you have the electrical connections checked properly by a qualified electrician before using.High ceiling cream bedroom in a city apartment, with teal accent colours

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If your rooms aren't overlooked by neighbours you can economise on your window dressing by not having fully fitted curtains. Full length fabric pieces draped across the top and allowed to fall gracefully down the sides can look simply stunning.

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