I love sprucing up areas of my home every now and again and giving them a new look and a new feel, without breaking the bank, it’s so easy to do by using things that you already have or knowing where to look when buying homeware accessories. It’s amazing how a few small changes
can really make a difference. Here’s how you can create a desk makeover on a tiny budget.Using what you already have –
Switch things up a little, I found a tin of white paint in the garage, my desk was looking faded and more of a cream colour, so I gave it a fresh lick of white paint and it now looks clean, bright and new. I use old photo frames, with chic cut-outs from magazines like a Chanel or Dior advert, or you could even print off some of your favourite inspirational quotes from Pinterest to have on your desk. Who doesn’t love a good quote?! If you don’t fancy getting your hands dirty, you can buy marble print adhesive wallpaper from eBay, that you can just place over the top of your desk, an old blogger favourite, cheap yet chic!
Spending wisely –
These orange roses cost me just £2.00 (I split them into two bunches, the other vase is downstairs) they were reduced in Tesco usually these will last me around seven days before they start to look a little sorry for themselves, you can also find gorgeous fresh flowers in Lidl and Aldi at bargain prices. If you want something that lasts a little longer for your money, The Range stock a stunning selection of silk fake flowers, which can look just as good as real flowers (and they don’t die on you, bonus!)
Trinkets to accessorize –
Make your desk personal to you, the vase you see the orange roses in, was from a lovely bath salt gift set my mum bought me one time, now it makes a pretty little vase, so I am glad I didn’t throw it away. Books, candles,notebooks and little trinkets all make cute desk accessories and they are interchangeable so you can swap and change them whenever you like.
I love novelty mugs, I simply cannot fit enough of them in my cupboards, seriously. This ‘Girl Boss’ mug was down to £6.00 from £9.00 in the sale from Urban Outfitters, I used a code and received free delivery so its worth shopping around online, as I saved myself the £3.99 shipping fee. Mugs aren’t just for coffee, or in my case, hot chocolate, use them to store pens, pencils, nail files, make up brushes
sweet wrappers and any other bits and bobs, pretty glass candle holders are also great for this too once you’ve burnt the candle completely, of course!
What do you think of my desk space? Do you have any frugal tips or tricks you’d like to share? Please let me know in a comment.