Give your home a fresh new look!

5 Simple Home DIY Projects

March 11, 2022

Have you noticed a few things that need fixing or upgrading around the house recently?

If you’re isolating or stuck at home, why not get stuck into a few DIY projects while you’re there.

1. Splash out on some paint

Nothing transforms a space like a tonal switch-up by way of a little paint. You might want to spruce up a tired old room or bring a splash of colour to a drab corner. Perhaps you’d even like to make a front door statement or even change your kitchen cabinets? Pinterest is a great source of inspiration for the latest trends, colours and effects.

2. See your home in new lighting

Lighting is another excellent way to change the look and feel of your home. Changing the colour temperature of your rooms by switching your light bulbs makes a significant difference! You can also create beautiful outdoor areas at night with lighting too. Pinterest will spark your creativity and show you how lighting can dramatically improve an outdoor entertaining area.

3. Replace your boring door knobs with fancy ones

This is a very simple way to give your home a visual lift. Look online or in vintage hardware for inexpensive and interesting door knobs to replace your existing ones. It’s a quick, inexpensive, easy and fun project that’s perfect if you have limited DIY time.

4. Stencil your old furniture

If you have an old shelving unit or chest of drawers that could use a makeover, try giving it a freshen up with stencils. They’re inexpensive and reusable. Working on a single item is a great way to give yourself a gentle introduction to the world of DIY and you can easily complete a chest of drawers revamp in one weekend.

5. Make a lampshade 

Lampshade updates are one of the easiest and most effective ways you can give your home a lift. You can sew, knit, crochet, fabric wrap, tape wrap or bead a lampshade. You can make them out of wire, recycled bottle caps, rope, string and even ceramics. DIY lampshade tutorials are very popular amongst the online design community so you’re sure to find some inspiration through a quick search.

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