16 Money-Saving Design Ideas to Elevate Your Home

5 years ago

Sometimes we want to add something new to our interior but we don’t like items in the stores or just don’t want to spend money on them. Fortunately, you can create cool things with your own 2 hands, without spending huge sums of money. Today we’ve collected some simple, handmade ideas that you can bring to life.

Bright Side shares some design ideas that will definitely upgrade your home.

16. Create a nice shower floor mat.

It’s a cool idea for those who are tired of their boring shower floor. If you want to add something new to your bathroom, this mat is what you’ve been looking for.

15. Decorate an empty wall with photos.

Sometimes even minimalism lovers want to decorate the walls in their rooms. In this case, a photo collage would be really nice. You can create this decoration without spending a single cent since we all already have our favorite shots at home.

14. A second chance for a carpet

If you have an old rug, you can try this idea. With the help of paint and tape, you can turn an ordinary rug into a designer one. Create a unique pattern and enjoy your brand new item.

13. Renew a bench.

You don’t have to waste a lot of money to make a cozy item out of an old bench. Add a couple of pillows and get some rest!

12. Additional space

There’s always a lack of shelving and drawers in the laundry room, but there’s enough space that you can actually use. We recommend installing countertop that you’ll be able to put different baskets and jars on and get yourself organized.

11. A stylish magazine and book holder

If you find ordinary shelves and coffee tables boring, you could create an interesting book holder. You’ll only need a few materials to create this item that will reflect your personal style.

10. Decorate the walls.

To make your home look magnificent without having to follow all the modern trends you just need to add a few details that you can construct with your own 2 hands. For example, you can install a cozy wood wall that looks super chic.

9. Hide the radiators.

Uncovered radiators usually make your room look pretty ugly. But you can solve this problem without wasting a lot of money. You just need to construct these panels that will make your home look even cozier.

8. A window bench

Create a multi-functional bench with your own 2 hands. It provides a comfortable place to sit and read books, play, get rest, and so on. No one will even guess that this bench was made out of an ordinary shelving unit.

7. Make a pouf chair out of an old car tire.

To create a unique chair you’ll need: a tire, 2 MDF boards, a rope, silicone, metal screws, and water-based paint. Draw circles on both MDF boards that correspond to the circumference of the tire. Then cut them out of the MDF boards, glue them to the tire, and secure them with 4 screws. Click here for detailed, step-by-step instructions and enjoy your new chair!

6. Turn your tile into a masterpiece.

Floor tile with different patterns is pretty popular nowadays and you can paint and pattern your tile on your own. This easy method will help you create a masterpiece that you can’t help loving.

5. Trim your windows.

Ordinary windows make your home look boring. You can turn your room into a cozy place with the help of some simple window trim.

4. A “rustic” wall rack

If you want to add something unusual to your kitchen, you can make this knife holder using a wood board and a few magnets.

3. A rack made of antlers

Many people have old antlers that they don’t know what to do with, but don’t want to throw away. Fortunately, you can upgrade them with the help of paint and colored duct tape and use them as a rack to decorate your home.

2. A hammock chair

Sometimes all we want to do is be alone, get some rest, and read a book. A hammock chair is the best solution for this and it’s suitable for both adults and children. Remember that you should use good quality materials in order to avoid falling down.

1. Decorate flower pots.

If you want to add some accents to your interior, you can decorate your planters. You’ll only need your own hands and polymer clay.

Have you already tried any of these ideas? Which one is the most interesting?

Preview photo credit gasubasu.com


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