How to transform each room of your home for under £20 with a few simple tips – and you don't need any DIY skills

REDECORATING your home can be a pretty expensive task – but the good news is, it doesn't have to be

Experts from regulated property buyers, GoodMove, have revealed some easy and super affordable ways to tackle every room in your house – and it'll set you back just £20 or less.

In addition to offering some budget tips, the experts scanned some bargain stores, including Asda, Ikea and Wilko where they found some pretty affordable items, which allowed them to come up with an estimated transformation cost.

From a lick of paint to plush cushions, here's how you can spruce up your home on a budget.

Bargain bedroom

Adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls will make a world of differenceand will instantly make the space look and feel more luxurious.

Estimated cost, according to the experts:

  • Duvet covers/cushions – you can pick up covers from about £12, cushions from £5 and covers from £3
  • Paint: Emulsion paint from £8, or tester pots for even cheaper
  • Panelling: All products needed from £40, but you can also try and grab some MDF off-cuts which are often free

The experts suggest going for a "statement shade" which is bound to make the biggest impact on a tiny budget – but don't underestimate the power of a duvet cover either.

For a super low budget option, spruce up your bed with a fresh new cover, and introducing a few scatter cushions can really elevate the space.

If you’re willing to put a little extra work in, why not try panelling your bedroom?

It doesn’t need to be a hugely expensive job though, as you can do it yourself for cheap using MDF.

Cool new kitchen

Estimated cost, according to the experts:

  • Splashboard -Peel and stick splashback from £18
  • New countertops -paint can be just a couple of quid while sticky-back plastic can be found under £10

If you thought you had to spend money on a new kitchen fit out to achieve a brand new look, think again, because a new splashback might be all you need.

In fact, you can get the job done using stick-on tiles or sticky-back plastic, which will make it look like you have new and improved tiles.

While you can certainly do this do your whole kitchen, the experts recommend cutting costs by only doing the areas that need it most, such as behind your sink or the hob.  

And for something a little extra, why not paint your worktops instead of buying new ones which can be done for a fraction of the price.

Budget bathroom

Estimated cost, according to the experts:

  • Accessories -£10 average for each, although they vary and can be picked up for even cheaper
  • Shelving – New shelving unit from £20,but can be found cheaper
  • Bathroom wallpaper -From £15 a roll

You certainly don't have to re-tile the space to make an impact – and doing this will often set you back thousands.

But there are ways to change up the tiles you have if you don't like them anymore – and paint or stick-on tiles could do the trick.

What's more, you can also start by switching up your accessories by adding colourful towels, a statement bath mat or even a new laundry basket – all of which will change the way your space looks.

The experts recommend installing a few shelves too, and decorate them with frames, candles or faux plants which will add a stylish and practical element to your bathroom

If you really want to take things up a notch, the experts suggest introducing a patterned wallpaper which can really help bring a pop of colour and interest to the room.

Luxurious Living Room

Estimated cost, according to the experts:

  • Cushions/blankets – Cushions from £8, throws from £8
  • Curtains/blinds -Curtains from £20, blinds from £12

While the experts admits that your sofa is the main focus of your room, it doesn't mean you have to buy a new one entirely.

You can completely change up the look of your sofa by adding new cushions and throws – or have a go at upholstering it yourself.

What's more,adding new curtains or blinds in your living room are also a great way of updating the space for a reasonable price.

The experts suggest choosing a bold colour or pattern to really make a difference and install them yourself to really save money.

Glamorous Garden

Estimated cost:

  • Plant pots – From £5
  • Fairy lights – From £5

If you're lucky enough to have a garden then you can certainly get it looking its best without spending a fortune.

In fact, a simple clean up, including removing weeds and trimming the lawn, can make a huge difference.

You can also add new brightly-coloured plant pots to your garden space which will really deliver impact without much effort or money.

What's more, introducing fairy lights to your garden or patio space will also really help transform the space on a budget.

You can even add solar-powered lights to glass jars and scatter them around your space for a twinkly feel all day long.

Adding fairy lights to trees or shrubbery, or adding them to overhead decking or a pergola will also help create a magical feel in your garden – without blowing your budget.

Commenting on the research, Nima Ghasri, Director at GoodMove says: “Springtime usually brings around a lot of renovations and updates for homeowners, but we know that people don’t want to be spending the earth to update their space. 

“Whether you’re looking to update your home to sell it, or just for you, we hope our easy and cost-effective ways to update each room in your home will be helpful to homeowners across the UK.”

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