Jazzing up house interiors quickly and cheaply

They say a change is as good as a rest, but when it comes to house interiors, making a change can be expensive and time consuming. When you've been faced with the same four walls for several years, it's only natural that you might want to consider refreshing your environment - but with time and financial pressures often of the essence, how can you jazz up your house without going the whole hog?

From a cost point of view, wallpaper can be off the scale; if you want something unusual and beautiful, you can expect to pay in excess of £20 or £25 a roll - or even as much as £50 for something super-luxurious. Additionally, you then have to factor in the time element of putting the wallpaper up, while making sure you do a good job of it too! If this isn't really your domain, you may have to foot the additional cost of hiring a decorator to do it for you, and before you know it, a refresh of your house interior has cost you hundreds of pounds.

The easy alternative – colourful canvas prints

So, you want something new but you don't want the hassle or the expense of a full interior redesign - so what's the alternative? If your walls are fairly plain and not too shabby, then you can transform your living space, bedroom or any other area of your house within minutes and at a fraction of the cost of decorating. All you need are a few canvas prints, a hammer and nails and hey presto - a beautiful point of interest that invigorates your interior environment!

The great thing about this option is that you can choose literally anything you want, rather than being limited by available wallpaper patterns and designs. Colour, size and style are entirely your own choice; you can opt for one standout piece as a central focal point, several smaller canvas prints that can be staggered in a creative pattern across your wall, or even take one image and split it over three canvases of the same size for a triptych treat.

Refreshing your interiors anytime you want

Of course the beauty of choosing this alternative to wallpaper is that as well as being comparatively inexpensive, you can also reinvent your interior any time you want - simply swap your images for something new and within moments you can have a new colour accent or style adorning your walls. You can choose from personal, treasured memories by using family photos, stunning landscapes that remind you of your favourite places or anything else you wish - the only limit is your imagination.

Even if your interiors are looking a little bit rough around the edges, all you need to do is give the walls a quick lick of paint (again, much cheaper and quicker and wallpapering) so that you have a fresh background for your chosen canvas prints.

As you can see, jazzing up house interiors doesn't need to be hard work or hassle - a little ‘out of the box’ thinking and creativity is all you need! If you’ve chosen this approach to add a little extra something to your own home, we’d love to see some pictures of your new interiors. Maybe we'll even publish the best ones!