If you want to update your home while sticking to a budget, DIY home improvement ideas can help you transform your furniture while saving you serious cash. Instead of shopping for new items, give your existing pieces some extra love and you can create a beautiful finished product that looks and feels brand new. Painting is the simplest solution and gives you the opportunity to add a splash of color and interest to a room. You can also refinish or whitewash for a fresh yet natural look. Just be sure you choose the right paint and stain for your specific furniture material. Reupholster cushions or fabrics for a clean and vibrant makeover. You can even use vinyl decals to add an artistic design to certain materials for a “classic meets modern” touch.