Friday, August 14, 2020

Two Quick & Easy DIY Decor Changes to Spruce up the Walls in your Home -- Contributed Post

Chances are you’ve spent a whole lot of time in the four walls of your home lately. Social isolation and social distancing measures put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus and Covid-19 have meant that many of us have been stuck inside for months. When looking at the same four walls day after day, it is likely that you have grown tired of the "same old same old" and may be wanting to consider sprucing those walls up a bit. The good news is that stores are open and you can now get the supplies you need to make a significant change. If you don’t want to dedicate to a full scale home improvement project right now, but would like to see some positive change, here are two suggestions that will take less than one day to complete!

Painting an Accent Wall

Courtesy of @myhouseof8 (my sister Kelli's Instagram account)

We tend to associate painting our walls with moving into a new property. We’ll move into a space, carry out a few patch tests and determine the right color for our walls. But this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. There’s nothing stopping you from changing the color of any of your walls at any time. Plus, a fresh coat of paint can really help your home look fresh and clean! Now, you could completely redecorate your home, focusing on one room at a time and giving everywhere a fresh lick of paint. However, this is bound to take a pretty long time. You could use professional painters and decorators to save yourself the time, but this will be costly. Instead, if you want to make a significant change without dedicating a whole lot of time to the project, you could consider painting an accent wall. This involves painting just one wall a completely different color to the other walls in the room. You can find out how to paint an accent wall here.

Courtesy of @myhouseof8 (my sister Kelli's Instagram account)

Putting Some Shelves Up

Courtesy of @myhouseof8 (my sister Kelli's Instagram account)
Storage is essential for a comfortable and healthy living space. It will provide you with somewhere to leave your belongings without your home appearing cluttered. Now, there are plenty of stand alone storage options out there that you can consider like cupboards, wardrobes, chests and more, but what about the items you want to keep out on display, but still want up and out of the way? This is where shelves come into play. Now, you may not feel confident in putting up your own shelves. If this is the case, you can call in a contractor to do it for you. However, if you do want to put a shelf up yourself, you can definitely achieve this within a couple of hours at the most. Below is a video that I found that is great for building your own floating shelves, and for those of you who prefer the super easy route, Amazon (and many other retailers) offer great wall shelves such as these that can be set up in no time, as well as you can also nail/screw baskets or other "shelving" options as my sister Kelli did in her boys' room (above).

These are just a few different things that you can do to completely change the look and feel of your home in a really short time span. They require a little effort, but the results really will be more than worth it!

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