For those who love nothing more than a cheeky freebie or two, have you ever considered using wallpaper samples to update your living space?
Well, that’s what one genius woman thought of when she nipped into her local IKEA.
Posting on the Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks Facebook page, the savvy mum showcased her clever use of the samples to update a neutral coloured living room.
Simply by using black IKEA frames and strips of wallpaper samples collected over various shopping trips, the idea was to create inexpensive works of art that could then bring new life to a basic wall.
Sharing her genius top tip she wrote: “My new thing is framing wallpaper! I use cheap frames from IKEA and add wallpaper samples from wherever I’ve spotted them. I’ve done loads.”
“I take a tape measure and rip off the amount that I need from the sample roll,” she continued.
“If there’s a sample roll open and no sign saying you have to pay, I assume you can take a piece.”
Of course, best of all, the idea isn’t only budget friendly from the outset but also perfect for regularly switching out to suit ever changing colour schemes.
Once a sample is added to the frame, it can be easily removed and swapped out for something different whenever she decides to switch it up.
You could even add the idea across various rooms in the home, such as these fun and funky floral prints in the bathroom…
Fancy trying the idea out yourself?
You can pick up an IKEA RIBBA frame priced from £1.95 to £18 according to size from the official website.