The easiest DIY tips for your home during lockdown

Are you thinking about doing a spot of DIY this weekend? Nothing to tricky, just the odd job here and there, or maybe you’re tiring of lockdown and looking for some new ways to keep busy. Time to spruce up the garden, living room or bathroom?

The easiest DIY tips for your home during lockdown

Well now is your chance, with time on your hands, we’ve come up with some simple DIY tasks.

Try some paint effects

Instantly transform your home with some simple paint effects. You can create a statement wall, highlight an architectural feature or simply add a luxurious finish.

Colour blocking is an easy way to highlight features in a room – particularly useful in kitchens. Try a tape mural and design your own pattern using FrogTape®, all you need to do is pick your colour palette.

Be bold and paint your ceiling, a great way to add drama to any room. To make a room feel bright and airy, create a ‘false horizon’ with contrasting colours – a darker shade on the bottom can help anchor the room.

Wallpaper your lounge

Brighten up your lounge with a bold print wallpaper, you’ll find plenty options from on-trend botanical prints to geometric patterns.

Whether it’s the cool sophistication of city living or calm idyllic countryside atmosphere you’re after, you’ll find plenty of choices to suit your tastes, and even better shop online and have it delivered straight to your home.

Spend time thinking about interiors

Many of us often commit to decorating but then don’t really have the time to think about the interior style. We’ll now is your chance and since your spending more time at home, your eye for detail will be greater.

Study your living space, see if you can pull-out details from you wallpaper or furniture, such as colours or patterns, that will inspire you to think about the style and the look you’re after. This will help you to choose window shades, curtains, lighting, storage and accessories.

Upcycling furniture is also a great way to pass the time and personalise your home.

Upcycle a pallet into a seating area

Why not have a go at making some wooden pallet seating for your garden?!

Wooden pallets are versatile and easy to source with many businesses finding them a nuisance, you’ll mostly likely pick these up for free. Use social media to help you track some down locally - some screws and a power drill and you’re good to go.

To finish off, paint in your favourite colour and either create your own cushion or pick-up a pre-made option from your local DIY store.

Refresh the garden

The garden is often our little oasis, a place of calm and tranquillity, an extension of the home. For some a play room to enjoy alfresco dinning and BBQ’s with the family. But if yours needs some love, you don’t need to spend big to reap the rewards.

Painting fences, can instantly add colour and lift the mood of your outdoor space. Trim the grass and remove those pesky weeds, add some pots or plants and you’ll brighten that view in no-time.

Reorganise your workstation

If your workstation is looking a little tired from home working, try using kitchen storage to help you reorganise.

Spice racks are perfect for storing books and papers, hang them on the wall to clear your desk and make space. Handy pots or herb tubs, can be ideal for pens, stapler and all those odd bits and bobs.

Hang your photos

Now is the perfect time to update your photo frames. As we’re all missing our family and friends at the moment what better way to remember all those good times. Swipe through your phone and print them on-line.

Can’t choose which photo to use? Don’t worry just stock up on some new frames, but try these useful tips for hanging.

For a smarter look, stick to frames of the same colour, but feel free to mix and match the design. For something a bit quirky mix up the colours and don’t be afraid to add the old with the new as classic finishes often work well with modern interiors.

Swap your door handles

This simple and effective job will take less than an hour and can transform your old cupboards or doors. Choose from modern to classic styles, depending on the look you’re after. Grab yourself a screw driver and transform those dated doors!

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