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It’s a difficult time for everyone at the moment, and not being able to go out has likely put a stop to a lot of your plans for the coming weeks and months. But just because you can’t go out, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun inside. Now could be an excellent time to take care of some of the DIY jobs you’ve been putting off, giving you a great excuse to get your home in order.
Need some ideas? Here are some fun home improvement projects to tackle while staying at home.
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Create some feature walls
Simple updates to your home, like painting, can actually be time-consuming, which is why a lot of us put it off! But with a bit of free time on your hands, you could get the rollers out and transform your rooms. Some of this year’s biggest paint colour trends include cool-toned navy, charcoal and grey as well as deep greens and clay colours. You could have fun painting a feature wall, or even created a panelled wall – a big home trend for 2020! Most of these materials will still be available for delivery, helping you update your home in a simple, cost-effective way.
Frame some photos
Framing prints is another thing you can do to add some decor to your home, but it often gets forgotten about as another task you’ll ‘get around to’. Choose your favourite photos and prints, order some frames at Best4Frames and create a wall of all of your favourite photos. It will be nice to be able to look at memories of friends and family at this time.
Get your garden in order
We’ve had some great weather lately, which is probably making you want to sit outside and soak up the sun. But if your garden is looking a little overgrown and in need of TLC, then now is the time to do it. You can order different materials, tools and even garden furniture online ready to kit yourself out with everything you need! While you might not be heading to a beer garden for a while, at least you’ll be able to create your own at home.
Upcycle your dated furniture
Do you have some furniture that needs a bit of sprucing? Why not have a go at upcycling. From refreshing the colour to adding new hardware, there are all kinds of upgrades you can make to your dated furniture items and make them look new again. Upcycling can be a fun project as well as helping you to be more sustainable – who knows what you might come up with!
Brighten Up the Space
If you want to make your home more appealing and inviting, you should think about how you can brighten up the space. There are many ways of doing this, from changing your window dressings to using mirrors or changing the color of the walls. You can read more here about how to get this right.
When you’ve got time on your hands, it’s always good to alleviate the boredom with some home improvement. From creating a bedroom your child will love to sprucing up all of your decor, you can find plenty to keep you occupied during this time. Now all you need to decide is where to start first!