Being on lockdown has made many of us want to do home improvements and spring cleaning. It’s the perfect time to redecorate, switch things up or give your rooms a makeover. Thanks to Pinterest and YouTube tutorials, you can give your rooms a DIY makeover, without needing to hire any professionals which is perfect whilst we’re social distancing.
This year, we are going to redo our flooring in our bedroom and I really can’t wait. I love scrolling through Pinterest and seeing all the beautiful wooden flooring possibilities. I currently have wood effect vinyl flooring which was here when we moved in, and I’m just not a fan. It’s nowhere near as robust as solid wood flooring and it doesn’t look half as nice either.
I always assumed you’d need to hire an expensive carpenter in order to lay your new solid wood flooring, but many flooring designs have tongue and groove installation. So, you don’t necessarily need to be a flooring expert in order to achieve Pinterest worthy flooring. I love the look of oak solid wood flooring, and it’s amazing how many different designs and colours there are to choose from.
In addition to changing up your floors, you could also look to create a gallery wall which again, is something I’ve seen all over Pinterest this spring. In order to create a gallery wall, you simply curate a selection of photographs, posters or prints creatively arranged with decorative frames. I personally really like gallery walls, as you can chop and change the display as often as you like, and you could co-ordinate them to complement the seasons. You can find nice frames at places like the Range, TKMaxx or even Primark, as well as the likes of eBay and Amazon.
Something very easy, yet effective is changing up your lighting. You could do something as simple as changing your lampshades, and it’s amazing how much of a difference it can make. Some lampshades can make the room look a little dark, so something that’s a little more open in design will brighten the room and give the room a refresh.
My last tip is definitely the simplest, but something I like to once or twice a year. That’s changing up my cushion covers. I like how cushions can really pull a room together, and you can change up your cushions to complement the seasons, or just whenever your tastes change. For my cushion covers, I tend to prefer more pastel tones for spring and summer, and rotate to my deeper tone covers for autumn and winter.
I really hope these DIY home makeover tips were helpful.
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