Sun Savers Designers’ tips on how to redecorate for less

Edited by Jane Hamilton, The Sun, 5th October 2017

WANT to revamp your home for winter but don’t have the cash? Then let the Sun Savers help.

A new study shows on average we spend £26,295 redecorating during a lifetime – and that’s before any major building work such as adding an extension or loft conversion.

We spend £26,295 redecorating during our lifetime and doesn’t include building work such as extensions

But there are some simple ways to transform your pad without taking on a new mortgage. We have teamed up with home design expert Udi Regev and Avi Mittleman from Betterspace.co to show you how.

Udi said: “The key to making your home is looking at its potential. Something as simple as better storage or a new colour scheme can change the feel.

“You don’t always need to spend a lot but the results will feel like a brand new house.”
Here are tips for a tiny budget:

Cheap inspiration: It is tempting to overhaul your entire home but this is usually too costly. Instead, use Pinterest, Houzz and Instagram to search for affordable ideas and keep the ones you like in a scrapbook.

Mix old and new: Do not throw out old furnititure but make significant savings by re-using existing items. Personalise by changing drawer knobs, painting or reupholstering.
Clever storage is the key to a more organised home. Built-in cupboards make the most of your space as under the stairs.
Hack off-the-shelf furniture to use in different ways. Kitchen worktops can double as shelving, or use sliding mirrored dorrs on hallway cupboards to make dingy interiors brighter.
Create a focal point. Bold colour on walls and furniture and large-scale wall art are ideas that can make a huge impact on a small budget.
Refreshing fabrics. Floor-to-ceiling curtains, changing bed linen or adding a patterned throw to a sofa are cheap but effective ways to update a room.

Built-in cupboards, such as under your stairs, makes the most of your space”