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Decorating with flower designs on a budget

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, it’s time to update to a spring interior. While clashing patterns are as hot as it gets, there are plenty of plant prints and shapes that deserve a mention. Nothing says spring more than flowers, doesn’t it?

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This three-dimensional wallpaper wouldn’t be too complicated to re-create with real flowers. It would be more difficult to maintain however. If you’re investing in new wallpapers, remember to strip the old wallpaper covering properly, as it might peel off the wall otherwise. Seams will additionally be seen through the new wallpaper, creating a less than flawless image.

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Old furniture that have seen better days can be easily updated by painting them. Desks, drawers and wardrobes make good projects. Strip off all finish/varnish and then sand thoroughly. A primer might be also be wise to use before you start painting, to ensure that there are no stains that will bleed through the new colour.

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Door knobs instantly transform the look of a wardrobe, chest of drawer or kitchen cupboards. If you’re tired of your interior, but don’t have time to do a complete re-haul, new door knobs is a quick fix. Cover the door knobs in tin foil if you want to paint doors and cupboards while you’re at it.

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This laser cut lamp isn’t a flower in the traditional sense, but who said flower designs need to look conventional? The most obvious ways to bring new life into a room is to buy new lamp shades, throws, rugs or cushions. Especially with patterns and prints, it’s enough to have a few accents here and there and not decorate an entire room.

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