Often we dream of those huge home transformation ideas, that we would love to execute but never seem to have the time or budget. However, this doesn't mean you shouldn't make some changes around the house - interior design is not all or nothing! 

We've pulled together some home update ideas that can be low budget yet still make a big change. What's better? They can all be done in a weekend's work. 

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1. Put up some shelves 

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Have you found yourself staring at empty wall space thinking: 'gosh that looks awfully sad and bare.' Or do you have loads of Knick knacks, books and ornaments that don't have a proper home and are just scattered around the home randomly? Yep, you need some shelves.

Shelves are not only great for extra storage but also the perfect stylistic addition. They give the opportunity to decorate further and really give a 'finished' look. Make people's eyes dance around your walls, taking in all your precious keepsakes, pictures & books! 

Check out our blog post on 'shelfie' styling. 


2. Up-cycle furniture

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Revitalize your furniture with a splash of creativity and style. Imagine transforming a dull bench into a focal point with a vibrant hue, updating your kitchen's look by switching out old handles for sleek, modern ones, or adding sophisticated panelling or a trendy cane insert to your cabinets.

These small yet significant changes have the power to rejuvenate your furniture and enhance the overall ambiance of your space effortlessly. Let your creativity flow.


3. Paint your walls 

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Never underestimate the effect that a fresh lick of paint can have in a room. It can change the colour scheme, tone, look and feel of the room all at once! Go dark and dramatic with a black or navy feature wall, add some colour with an elegant pastel shade or just brighten up an existing white for an instant refresh. 

Make sure not to forget those sneaky details like skirting boards, coving and doors - give them a fresh lick of bright white paint for a gleaming finish and beautiful contrast.

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4. Don't forget the ceiling 

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The ceiling is often forgotten when it comes to painting your walls - which is strange, because it's the wall that will be least covered by furniture and other finishing touches, so why not let it shine in the spotlight? 

Painting the ceiling can really transform your room. We love a dark ceiling to add depth and drama or a pop of colour in a bathroom, children's bedroom or playroom. 

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5. Go green-fingered 

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Now might be the time to finally get stuck into some gardening. This could be cleaning up the edges of the lawn, planting some flowers, adding some potted plants or trees or even adding a decking space and cleaning up or incorporating some new garden furniture! 

If sunny days are on the horizon, why not dust off the garden furniture and give the BBQ a deep clean so you're ready and raring for summer socialising.

And whilst you're painting indoors, don't forget about the outdoors! By refreshing the paint on your fencing or shed, you'll give your garden a new lease of life, making guests just a little jealous of your outdoor set up.

Even the smallest garden update or tidy-up will make a recognisable change. Looking for a little inspiration? Check out our outdoor spaces perfect for summer entertaining.


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6. Put up some panelling 

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Panelling is a big trend at the moment and there is a style to suit every home and everyone! Whether you are looking for some traditional moulding, shaker style or some modern geometrics, it's going to seriously add style factor points to your home. 

Plus, it won't break the bank (or your schedule) as you think with handy DIY kits being available and online tutorials galore. Check out our wall panelling guide to learn more.


7. Swap out your light fittings

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Swapping out a light fixture takes less time than your morning coffee run, yet it packs a punch in transforming your space!

Lighting can often get taken for granted and seen as just a functional piece of interior design when it has an aesthetic purpose too. Not only does lighting completely change the atmosphere of a room but it can also be a focal point.

Whether you go for a statement chandelier or a sleek and modern fitting, there are so many styles that will complement your current decor.

Don't just think about ceiling fixtures, create a whole layered lighting look with wall, floor and table lamps.


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8. First impressions count 

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Why not focus on creating a warm welcome to your home right from the offset? Give your front door some TLC and paint it your favourite colour, so you're always happy to return home. Change the handle, knocker or letterbox so they all match and look beautiful. 

You could use this as an excuse to freshen up your entire entrance, whether it's a porch, front garden or just a step! 

9. Use some stencils 

Have you heard of floor stencils? No? Well, they're a cost effective way to update your flooring without ripping up the entire space. If you've been dreaming of patterned tile flooring in your kitchen, utility or bathroom but haven't found the funds to replace the flooring, this could be your answer! 

All you need to do is buy the stencils, clean the flooring, paint it white, and then paint over the stencils in your chosen floor paint colour. 

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10. Refresh window treatments

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Sure, a bright and uncovered window can be a beautiful feature, allowing natural light to flood your home, but sometimes a little coverage goes a long way.

If your curtains are looking a tad tired or your blinds just don't vibe with your home's aesthetic anymore, it might be time for a change.

But before you dive into the world of window treatments, consider both the practical and aesthetic aspects. Are you a light sleeper craving blackout curtains for the bedroom? Or perhaps you dream of dramatic floor-to-ceiling drapes but need to ensure you have enough space to pull off the look.

Whatever your style or needs, finding the perfect window treatments can elevate your space from drab to fab in no time!


11. What's hiding under the bed?

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Your clutter of course! Most of the time a bedroom is home to a bed, right? If it's not, perhaps rethink the naming of this 'bed-room'.

Beds are built in all shapes and sizes these days, and many include innovative storage space. Whether the storage is open and display storage, or closed away in drawers or an ottoman mechanism, the space within a bed is abundant and not to be ignored.

Top tip: if the bed storage is a bit tricky to get to, store seasonal clothes that you only need to get to twice a year for the winter to summer change over and vice versa!


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12. Don't waste space

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Now might be the time to rethink your space at home and how it functions. By looking at your home with fresh eyes, you might realise there are some empty, awkward spaces that you could utilise. 

Clever storage is all about not wasting an inch of space. For example, if there's a thin gap of nothingness, add some shelving. If you have an awkward corner where off the shelf furniture simply won't fit, build some shelving in. Starting to think you don't need a shower quite so big? Dissect it, and yep, you guessed it! Shove some shelves in there. Bespoke furniture doesn't have to be expensive, especially if it's just a few shelves cut to fit an awkward space.

13. Make yourself smile 

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We always aim to design interiors that make you beam from ear to ear. However, we're talking about something even more than a beautifully curated room and perfectly designed layout. We urge you to choose one thing in your home or even each room, that is a bit different, a bit quirky, but you absolutely adore. This added bit of character will be sure to make you smile every time you see it. 

Want to make your home a happier space? Check out our dedicated guide, here.


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14. Hang those frames

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We don't know about you, but this is always a job that we put off time and time again. Have you got countless family photos that are intended to grace the walls? Plans of a gallery wall that's been pushed to the bottom of the to-do list? Either way, make this year the year that hang those frames and/or put art on the walls. 

Artwork related commitment issues? Opt for a picture shelf! This way you're only mounting one thing on the wall, but you can chop and change your framed prints as often as you like. 



15. Add greenery 

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You might want to make it your mission to incorporate more greenery into your home. Plants and flowers have oodles of health benefits such as purifying the air, improving mood, decreasing stress and helping you focus. Plus, they look pretty great and are one of the most affordable ways to update your room. 


16. Switch up your layout 

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Fancy a room refresh but don't necessarily need anything new? Why don't you simply just try moving things around a bit? This can completely change how you use a room and how it looks. When considering the layout, first use how this room is used most and design to cater to its main function. You might find that you couldn't believe you were coping before! 

If you need a little hand holding when working out the best layout for you, you can always give us a call. Two out of three of our flat fee room design packages offer layouts and we also offer bespoke consultancy if you don't need a complete room transformation. Learn more about our services by clicking the button below.

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17. Update that room 

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Do you have one room in your house that you just can't bear the sight of? One where you don't know where to start? One that you recently updated but chose a wallpaper/paint that you massively regret? We've all been there. This year, failing that this decade, commit to updating this room to a space that you adore. 


18. Give your bed a new look

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We're not talking an entire bedroom - but we're not stopping you if this is what you want - we're just talking about your bed. Treat yourself to lovely new sheets, a fancy bedspread, stylish scatter cushions or super cosy fresh duvet set, or all of the above. This will make you look forward to bedtime, and even look forward to making your bed in the morning! A life changing update that inspires other healthy habits - two cushions, one bed. 


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19. Install a stair runner

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Stair runners aren't just for safety—they're for style too! These chic additions not only add grip for those pesky stairs but also bring a whole lot of personality to your space.

Especially if you're lucky enough to have a Victorian property, stair runners are a nod to the past and a great way to reinstate some original character. 

Get experimental with colour or pattern when choosing your stair runner to add a bit of excitement to your staircase, creating a stunning focal point.


20. Deep clean your carpets

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Ending on a less thrilling note, but undoubtedly a task that's been lingering on your to-do list for quite some time: deep cleaning those carpets! 

Committing to deep clean your carpets annually not only extends their lifespan but also preserves their pristine appearance.

With cleaner, more vibrant carpets, your space instantly gains a polished look, ensuring it's always camera-ready for those Instagram-worthy moments.


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