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There are so many ideas out there that allow you to add a personal touch to things you want to surround yourself with. In a world of mass production, creating something original with your hands can make you feel like you own a treasure. Customisation is a brilliant way to explore the designer in you and adapt any object to the style of your interior. Let’s not forget that upcycling and reusing old materials is good for the environment as well as your pocket. These project ideas are for you to consider if you wish to make hassle-free improvements to your living space. They do not require any nails or screws to be used, which means no drilling noise or holes in the walls. 1. Marker pens. Do you remember how much fun it is to draw with a marker pen? Well, even if you’ve never used them the good news is that it’s very easy. Take anything you want to customise – a piece of furniture that needs something extra, a photo frame, a notebook - and let your imagination run wild or take inspiration from countless sources at hand. 2. Fabric. Have a chair that doesn’t quite fit with the design of your room, a couch that could use some colour, or perhaps a cushion? Fabric is a great way to renew some of your possessions; whether it is sewing, simply draping over or covering something, it really works wonders. 3. Painting or stripping off paint. Painting a cupboard that has had its day about a decade ago is one of the well-known methods of dealing with old furniture. Another approach would be stripping off paint with some sandpaper specifically to create that aged look. It is a magnificent way to add a vintage feel to your belongings. 4. Colour paper or card. Have you considered using colour paper or card to customise the things you own? All you need is some scissors, glue and a bit of imagination. Add flowers to your mirror, glue some animals to your storage boxes or brighten up your pencil holder, it’s all in your hands. Why not make some hanging decorations to express your fun-loving personality? 5. Recycled materials. This can be almost anything. Think cans, glass jars, broken plates, plastic bottles, magazines, old clothing… the list is endless. What you can do with them may surprise you. Desk organisers, candle holders, plant pots, frames, mosaics, collages; there is so much information on how to give new life to objects that have been used and discarded. Customisation can be a fun project to devote some time to if you want to make small but noticeable changes to your house. It is an opportunity to create something that is one of a kind and insert some character into the things you own n 5 QUICK NO NAIL OR SCREW CUSTOMISATION IDEAS


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