As the cost of living continues to rise and we, as a society, become increasingly aware of the impact of our actions on the environment, more and more people are looking to upcycle items they already own, rather than buying something brand new. Although it can initially seem daunting, upcycling - or furniture restoration - shouldn't be complicated. Here are a few simple ways to bring a little extra life, or a change of style, to items you either might already have around the house, or that you can purchase cheaply from thrift stores or charity shops.