Are you planning to spruce up your home but are on a tight budget? Giving your living room a make over, for example, need not be expensive nor does it require much work. There are old items in your home that you can use to help you come up with unusual decorating ideas. Here are some tips you might want to try:

Surfboard Table

Are you done with surfing the waves but don’t want to hang your board just yet? Why not keep the memories of all those summers alive by converting your surfboard into a coffee table? The cool colors painted on the board, complemented with a piece of chair or sofa that goes with it, gives the room a calm and relaxing appeal.



Do you have old books you want to have another use of? Why not add to your storage space in the house by turning them into a bookshelf? With a wall to hang them on, some tools and a stack of old books, you can have an extra space for your books. Either you put them vertically or horizontally, these books can have another purpose than just reading materials.

Rope Railing

What’s your take of having ropes for stair railings? You can go for a railing that is different yet classic and modern in style. Purchase a heavy rope and use it as a railing instead of the common materials like stone or steel. Not only are they inexpensive, they also add character to your interior especially if you have a thing for sailing or the beach.


Wood Pallet Frame

If you want to create vintage looking picture frames, you can use wooden crates. By just cutting them into angled pieces and assemble the frame. You can also paint them if you wish. This is not only a way to save money but also to bring out your creativity.

Try these home redecorating ideas and give your living room the makeover it needs without spending tons of money.