DIY Ideas to Spice Up Your Home on a Budget

Swartland DIY

Making upgrades to your home doesn’t have to cost you an arm, both legs and your mother’s inheritance. A little DIY can go a long way to giving you more bang for your buck. All you need is a bit of resourcefulness, some inspiration, and a tool or two.

In fact, armed with a few clever ideas and a can-do attitude, you can make some stylish changes to your space without breaking the bank.

Here are some handy DIY ideas to do a budget-friendly revamp

Frame it!

Everything looks better in a frame, doesn’t it? No need to blow your dough at some fancy department store – your local flea market has got you covered. You’re guaranteed to find loads of interesting frames for a steal, which can easily be sanded down, repainted or varnished to give them a new lease on life.

Here are a few creative ways that frames can complement your space:

  • Arrange your frames haphazardly for an interesting look
  • Play around with different sized frames
  • Combine different textures and styles, like wood and metal
  • Decorate your frames with mosaic, origami or other materials
  • Remove the back of your frames and mount them empty
  • Frame interesting displays like a page from a sentimental book, a personal drawing, or prints of your favourite song lyrics

Plump it up!

Pillows, scatter cushions and soft throws have an amazing way of adding a sense of ‘new’ to a room. Since they’re mostly there for aesthetics, you don’t have to splurge on the priciest pillows in town to make a statement. Cheap and cheerful can do the job just as effectively, so keep an eye out for bargains wherever you go. Look for colours that pop, unique textures that complement your living space, and a variety of sizes to add layers and dimensions.

Say it with shelving

Simple, strategically placed shelving is a great way to spice up your living space when you’re counting your pennies. Whether you opt for a couple of floating shelves or a freestanding feature, you now have space to stylishly display your favourite decor items. Beautiful shelves can make a lovely focal point and give you the freedom to switch things up seasonally, or as your mood leads you.

Swartland offers a stunning range of beautiful, pure pine shelving solutions that will help you achieve the look you love – at an affordable price. Our range includes:

  • Expand-A-Shelf:
    A raw Pine DIY modular shelving system that allows you to create your own storage or display solution. It’s versatile, flexible and easy to assemble.
  • Multipurpose Pine Panels:
    The ideal option for shelving and for those creative DIY projects. Available in practical widths and lengths.
  • Floating Shelves:
    Superior quality pine floating shelves that are easy to install and are available in a range of sizes and lengths.
  • Raw Pine Shelving:
    Superior quality pine shelving boards available in a range of sizes and lengths.

Choose Swartland for DIY made simple

Inspired to get stuck into some DIY this year? We would love to be part of your creative journey! Doing it yourself is made really simple thanks to our easy-to-handle and simple-to-install products, designed to give you the best results at affordable prices. Browse our range of premium-quality products and finishes here for all your creative DIY needs.