Quarantine has brought our many talents out in the open. You probably have that one friend who discovered their artist within and gifted you one of their paintings. There are also those women who can’t live without salon-grade nails, so they bought all the equipment and started doing their gel nails at home. There’s also a third group of people who took on some simple home projects and upgrades. Now that you finally have a bit of extra time for yourself, you can consider doing the following.
Rearrange the furniture
Home updates can be stressful and require a lot of thought and planning. If you havenćt done anything major in a while, you can start with the easiest home project of all. Simply, rearrange your furniture. This is a great option for anyone who’s unsure whether they should buy new furniture, reupholster old furniture, hire an interior designer or not.
Think of this as a decorating exercise you can easily undo if you don’t like the end result. You can simply put every furniture piece right where it used to be. Or, you can admire the end result and think of your next decorating steps.
Small maintenance tasks
Just like people visit their dentist only when their toothaches, the same goes for home maintenance. People usually notice there’s an issue that needs fixing when it becomes a major problem. Just like we’re advised to visit our dentist twice a year for checkups, you should check your home for small maintenance tasks. Start by checking your windows for air leaks. Then, move to check water valves, piping, and plumbing fixtures. If something is broken or cracked like a lighting switch, replace it with a new one. Move to changing light bulbs with eco-friendly led bulbs if you’ve been postponing that. Once you fix everything inside, step outside to deal with gutters, looking at the roof for cracks or missing tiles.
New living room paint
You can go for a smaller DIY project and paint just one wall in your living room. This will emphasize one point in your living room and turn it into a focal point. You can also go all-in and change the entire living room colour. The entire family can take part in this project over the weekend and you can turn it into a party. Just thoroughly cover everything and secure your furniture from paint drops and spillage, blast some upbeat tunes and get the party started.
Bring in some new decor items
If you feel like your living room furniture no longer feels like home because of all the time you spend inside, you can update it a bit. A new sofa, a coffee table, area rug, lighting fixtures, and other items can bring the novelty into your home decor. In case you’re not sure how to stay within the set budget, you can always hire outside help and talk to a professional.
People in Australia love to decorate their home but they always do that with the help of an interior designer from Sydney or other cities. Interior designers will give you the right advice when it comes to turning your ideas into reality and staying within the budget. This is especially important if youćve just painted your home into a new colour and want to make the right interior design choices.
Take out the things you no longer use
The sacred art of decluttering, some would call it. Or, the impossible feat of breaking our attachment to the things we no longer need. If you can’t seem to find clothing articles, everyday objects, and stumble over something daily, now’s the time to clear things out. Start from your shelves and move to any kind of surface used to store objects. Find a place for every item you keep losing and remember where you plan to keep it in. Afterwards, tackle your wardrobe. Pick a piece of clothing and ask yourself- Would I buy this again? If the answer is yes, keep it. If the answer is no, put it on a donate to goodwill pile and don’t think twice about it.
Wash your curtains
Curtains are among those objects we simply forget about. This isn’t your regular home project, but it falls into the category of home maintenance. You should wash your curtains every three months at least because these absorb dust, smoke, and dirt particles. In case you’re tired of your current window setup, you can even update them into something both modern and practical. Roller blinds, roman blinds, and even motorized blinds are gaining popularity as these go well with the minimalist interior design concept.
Our home is our oasis so we should treat it as such by upgrading it once in a while. Simple home projects require just goodwill and a bit of creativity. The end result will level up the quality of life with ease.