Tips For Home Decor & Projects

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It’s not unusual for DIY projects to go awry, as this family discovered at Halloween. If you don’t prepare well for the task at hand, you may end up with extra work or a failed project. With so many people working from home this year, many have needed to rearrange or even redecorate areas of their home, as work life and home life now need to co-exist to some extent.

Planning DIY tasks

Whether you want to tackle a large job, such as redecorating, setting up a home office, or renovating the kitchen, or a small task like organising your laundry room, taking the time to plan out what you need and how the final result should look can make all the difference. It’s also a good idea to plan in extra time for the task, as DIY can often take a little longer than anticipated.

Get the right tools for the job

Before starting a DIY or home decor task, make sure you have everything you need to hand first. For jobs like painting, tools such as paintbrushes of various sizes, a roller brush, and masking tape for the edges are required, along with paint and perhaps a step ladder. If you are repairing furniture, a hammer and some nails may be required. For a quick and easy way to repair household items, one life hack is to use an appropriate glue, such as wood glue for repairing wooden furniture. There are also glues available for materials such as metal, plastic, and tile, which can come in very handy if you need to do small repair jobs around the house as they make the task quick and easy, and are highly durable. Other top tips and ideas for getting your house in shape include the following:

  • Freshen up an old chest of drawers with some paint and new handles
  • Repaint the kitchen cabinets and give your kitchen a brand new look
  • Clear out the clutter in your wardrobe and organize your clothing
  • Add a splash of colour to the living room with accessories like cushions, throws, candles, and pictures
  • Upcycle old furniture and repair any cracks or breakages rather than get rid of it
  • Rearrange any rooms or spaces that need to function differently and make sure that each area has a specific function
  • Organize and tidy your home office space with folders, dividers or separate drawers and storage
  • Invest in new floor and wall lamps to change the atmosphere
  • Choose some compact storage boxes or shelves to help keep household items neat and out of the way

Tidy house, tidy mind

Now that we are spending more time at home than ever before, the need to keep the place neat and organized is that bit more important. Decluttering and throwing out or donating items you don’t need anymore is the best way to clear some space, which is crucial nowadays that we are spending so much more time at home.

Find inspiration online

There are lots of ideas and inspiration available online. The Home Edit’s list of fun and easy DIY ideas is a good place to start if you are looking for small decor ideas that can add colour to a room, plus are relaxing to do. There are also lots of great resources and images on Pinterest, and it’s a good idea to follow DIY blogs for the latest trends and seasonal ideas around home decor. Whether you live in a house or an apartment and need ideas for indoor or outdoor space like a garden or balcony, blogs and Pinterest are excellent places to start and can provide inspiration for every budget.