Has an interior design trend ever caught your eye and drawn you in…..until you get to the price? If you’re furnishing on a budget but don’t want to compromise on style, there is good news.
We’ve tracked down the easiest, cheapest and most effective home hacks that even novice DIYers can follow. Why not try one out this weekend?
- If you follow interior fashions, you’ll know that Crittall style windows, doors and partitions are all the rage. The Crittall style is when a plain pane of glass is divided into sections by a black metal grid for an urban look. Off-the-shelf options can be expensive to buy and install but there is a quick and cheap fix. Armed with nothing more than a £2 role of electrical tape, people are creating stunning – and temporary – Crittall-style shower screens and doors. Take a look at this home hack and start taping.
- Reeded glass is having a design moment and the textured look can be seen across drinking glass, light fittings and doors. Replacing existing glass to get the look isn’t always practical but you could try this brilliant cheat. The DIY approach involves the application of temporary reed-effect film, which can be applied to glass-fronted cabinets and internal doors.
- Even TikTok has been taken over by the interior design experts and one of the most popular tutorials has been posted by Geneva Vanderzeil, as detailed in this upcycling article, and features a surprising kitchen store cupboard staple. People are using a mix of acrylic paint and baking powder to give plastic or glass surfaces an earthen, on-trend terracotta-style texture. You keep costs down even more by browsing charity shops for vases and pots that could be transformed with a quick lick of this home-made mix.
- If you’ve been browsing the interior design shops, you may have noticed spirit bottle table lamps made from your favourite tipple. While some are merely stuffed with fairy lights, there are now more substantial versions – with hefty price tags – that are sold with a proper light bulb fitting, flex and plug. It is, however, relatively easy to make your own. This bottle lamp kit is just £14 – just add an empty bottle, shade and bulb for a stunning effect!
- When rattan is all over design stores Swoon, MADE.com and Oliver Bonas, you know it’s a trend to emulate. Rather than shell out hundreds of pounds for ready-made items, it’s actually very easy to adapt existing items of furniture. Armed with a jigsaw tool, a staple gun and a pre-woven roll of rattan, you could take on one of these DIY cheats. One of the most popular – and impactful – involves cutting out the middle panel of cabinet doors and fixing the rattan over the gap left.
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