Written by Becca Green

5 creative ways to decorate your kitchen for free

Looking to give your kitchen a refresh but don’t want to spend any money doing it? Here are a few free decorating ideas to inspire you. 

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Kitchen renovations aren’t cheap but there are many ways you can switch up the space without breaking the bank. We spoke to thinkmoney about ways to transform a kitchen for free during lockdown.  

Remove your cabinet doors

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Remove your kitchen cabinet doors to display your favourite dishes or to create a Pinterest-worthy pantry with jars. Purchasing new cabinets or open shelving isn’t cheap but transforming the wall furniture you already have is! 

Recycle glass bottles

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Rather than purchasing a new vase, recycle your favourite glass bottles to house your favourite flowers or to use as an interesting centrepiece. If you need to remove a label, use nail varnish remove. Also, if you’re feeling extra frugal,  forage for free flowers.

Create a sweet display

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Rather than purchasing new kitchen ornaments, use second-hand glass jars to display sweets, biscuits or even fruit. Oranges, lemons and limes make the perfect pop of colour. Finish off your jar with a pretty ribbon or bespoke labels. 

Get arty 

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Create your own artwork to jazz up your kitchen shelves. Try using gold foil personalise a boring mug or a sheet of glass. Or, if you’re currently homeschooling your kids, use their artwork to decorate your kitchen for a heartwarming touch. 

Add a table runner

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Add a DIY table runner to your dining table or breakfast bar for a splash of pattern and interest. Use a fabric strip or an oversized scarf for the illusion of a bigger table. It will break up the large expanse of table you have and also protect it. 

  

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