Whether life is ramping back up for you or whether you are still staying home that little bit more, this summer with less potential travel on the horizon it could be a great time to get stuck into a home facelift. Making your space even sweeter to be in doesn’t always require a massive hammer and overhaul, there are some easy breezy home projects that you can sink your teeth into without the power tools. Here are our favorite home projects making the cut….
Freshen Up Furniture
From using chalk paint to bring a new lease of life to wooden furniture and battered chairs to choosing new cushion covers to freshen up your sofa, there are loads of little ways you can facelift your furniture without having to splash the cash. Look for intricate and ornate doorknobs for your chest of drawers, choose to sand down and repaint that bedside table in duck egg blue, and choose new bedding to completely re-stylize how your room looks.
Paint a Wall
Whether your whole room needs a lick of paint or if you want to add a splash of color by making an accent wall, painting is an easy home job that needs little more than a few tins, a paintbrush, some masking tape, and the music turned right up. If you are seeking a brighter space, try painting your walls in pastel shades or white to bring in the light. For those looking to add a statement to their space, pick a feature wall and paint it with a bright pop of color for a fun buzz, or even a darker tone to the rest of the room to bring contrast.
Nothing can change your space faster than having a shift around. If you are tired of the same old space post lockdown, then bring a new lease of life to your zone by simply rearranging your furniture. For an added sense of well-being, you can even delve deep into Feng Shui and arrange accordingly. Move your sofas, reorganize your bookshelves, and switch up your home office. If that all feels like too much work you can even just have an art or plant swap around, moving your plants and pictures to new places to change your POV.
It’s not just what’s inside that counts when it comes to home turf. For those wanting to bring a little added oomph to their home, you can paint your front door, sand down the windowsills and paint those too, give your fence a lick of fresh paint, and even add some flower pots and hanging plants, or lanterns around the door and outside space to make your welcome home picture perfect.
Add Some Tiles
While the idea of retiling is enough to make anyone groan, these days you can get gorgeous vinyl stick on tiles that can transform your floor or wall space in a completely fuss-free manner. If you don’t fancy laying down the floor, you can carve out some space in your bathroom or kitchen and make a feature wall of intricately patterned tiles.
Sort Your Al Fresco Space
With summer in full swing, those lucky enough to have some outside space may want to take some time to glam it up. Whether that’s potting and planting, clearing, and trimming, or hanging solar lights and bird feeders to curate a peaceful haven, there’s no time like now to make the most of your backyard. Even if you have a balcony, you can turn it into a glorious green oasis with some cozy seating and a glut of greenery.
What DIY projects are capturing your energy right now? Share in the comments.