We’re spending way more time at home these days, which means it’s more important than ever for our living spaces to bring us joy and comfort. But if you’re like me, you’ve begun to notice ― maybe even fixate on ― imperfections like run down furniture and outdated wallpaper.
Since you’re stuck at home anyway, now might be a good opportunity to work on a project or two that will spruce up your home and take your mind off the coronavirus pandemic. Most major hardware stores are offering online ordering with curbside pickup, so getting supplies should be a breeze. And as long as you’re handy with a few basic tools and paintbrush, you can tackle these easy home improvement projects.
A fresh coat of paint can transform a space. But if you don’t have the patience or energy to repaint an entire room, consider creating an accent wall instead.
“A quick and easy solution to make a large impact in a room is by throwing a pop of color or a fun pattern on one feature wall,” said Bo Keuleers, interior designer at MVA Home. She recommends going with a darker color or fun vibrant color to add contrast to the room. If you want to get slightly more advanced, use a few complementary colors and painter’s tape to incorporate color blocking or other geometric designs.
Intimidated by paint? No problem. Another alternative is putting up patterned wallpaper. “During the stay at home order, it may be difficult to find someone to install wallpaper … it isn’t the easiest task to execute yourself,” Keuleers said. “Luckily, there are many alternatives, such as removable wallpaper or a paperless wallpaper option (stickers for the walls to create the illusion of wallpaper) that you can easily do yourself.”
And don’t overlook the ceiling. “It’s a blank canvas waiting to be used and an easy way to make an eye-catching impact, forcing the eye to draw upward to an otherwise overlooked area,” Keuleers said.
Post time: May-12-2020