Putting up photos or artwork is one of the quickest ways to make a house feel like a home, but doing so isn’t necessarily cheap.
Taking a creative approach to artwork could save you a lot of money. You don’t need to buy an expensive print to hang on your wall. Instead, why not frame things that mean something to you, whether that’s a postcard from your latest holiday destination, a photo of your loved ones, or you could create something yourself? Sites like Etsy also have printable art which you can pay a few pounds for and print off at home.
Frames can be just as expensive as the artwork itself, and modern ones aren’t always the best quality. One tip for finding high-quality frames is to buy framed pictures from charity shops. While you might not love the picture that’s in there at the time you buy it, that will take seconds to replace and the frame may be better quality than buying a new budget one.
When looking for frames, it’s useful to think outside the box too. Consider the size and shape you broadly need, and be ready to do some work yourself. If you don’t like the colour of the frame, for example, you may be able to repaint it. If your image is too small, you could use a mounting board, which is fairly cheap and instantly makes your picture appear more expensive.
Do you have any other tips for furnishing or redecorating your home for free, or very little? We’d love to hear them. You can join the conversation on the Rest Less community or post a comment below.