Update Your Abode with these Simple DIY Design Tips | Domestic Cleaning Tips


As summer turns to fall and you begin to give assess your fall wardrobe, consider giving your home a revamp as well. While you may think that it’ll cost you a lot of money to make enhancements to your home, even the blandest spaces can be updated without breaking the bank by adding some simple, yet lively details. Whether you peruse thrift shops and estate sales for secondhand items or search for bargain treasures at home décor stores, you can easily find house wares, furniture, and other unique, decorative items to enliven your surroundings. Give your quarters a fresh look for the fall with these simple (and cheap) DIY interior design ideas.

Brighten Your Décor with Colour

Like this year’s fashion and beauty trends, colours are going to play a significant role in the interior design scene. This autumn season, expect to see interior home items in colours like burnt orange, topaz, and emerald green, which Pantone named this year’s Color of the Year. Look out for these colours in an array of different hues such as amber, olive green, blue-greens, and teal. These shades are ideal if you want to infuse your abode with some colourful touches. Choose a focal piece like a chair in a bold, funky pattern with end tables in a regal blue or paint an entire room apricot, which is a great way to add some colour to any room in your home without spending a ton of money. Add some decorative vases full of seasonal flowers, coasters in delicate prints, and unique, vibrantly-coloured plants.

Forage the Clearance Bins and Scour Estate Sales

Redecorate your home with antique or used furniture pieces to add character and style to any room. While you may be wary of purchasing items from thrift stores or second hand shops due to the quality of the pieces or fear of buying used items, particularly second hand fabric furniture, vintage and used furniture can add a distinguished quality to any room and be a stand out piece in your home. If second hand items aren’t your thing, but you still enjoy rooting through sale and clearance bins, try home décor shops, large department stores, and Dreams UK for seasonal sales and items on clearance.

Shops that are closing or going out of business are also a good source for fabulous finds and amazing deals as they are trying to get rid of their items. In addition, these stores are also more apt to negotiate on their prices. Some furniture and home decoration stores even have special sections for sale and clearance products that they want to get rid of. And, unlike most of these furniture stores, these items generally already come assembled. Similar to used furniture, sale and clearance pieces may need some minor repairs or patching up, which could make for another enjoyable DIY project. Since most of these sale and clearance items are sold ‘as is,’ it’s best that you thoroughly investigate each piece before making a final decision.