With spring right around the corner, warm and sunny days are coming. While many projects should be handled by professionals, there are still countless ways you can make your rooms feel spacious, organized and new again. Get a head start on these easy indoor DIY tasks to freshen up your home.
1. Fresh Paint
Whether you are looking to brighten up a room or whiten your scuffed baseboards, a fresh coat of paint is always a good idea. Not only does a lighter paint colour make the space brighter, it also gives the illusion that your space is bigger! To make your space look extra crisp and clean, consider painting your baseboards to match. If you don’t want to completely repaint a room, why not touch it up? Consider painting over any scuff marks or chipped spots to make your walls look fresh and new again.
2. Add Shelves
Adding floating, corner or regular shelves is a great way to create a more sophisticated room while maximizing your space. It is a simple way to add that plant, picture frame or candle you have been wanting to display without feeling like the room is over-crowded. There are many different ways you can add these fixtures to your walls — staggering, patterns, singular or in the corner are all options. No matter what design you choose, this shelving hack will complete your room.
3. Rearrange Furniture
You do not have to buy all new furniture to transform your room. By rearranging your couch, desk, TV unit or table, you can make your room feel brand new. Try turning your desk away from facing the wall, or move your couch to face your fireplace. A new arrangement can make the room feel completely new. You can even move items from room to room to really mix it up. Tip: do not overcrowd your room with furniture. Make sure there is a walkable space between the pieces. If need be, purge some items!
4. Clean Windows
Homeowners often forget about this small task, but it can have a huge impact on our homes. Not only does window washing allow for a clean view, but it also allows more light into your home. Cleaning the interior of your windows is quick and easy! Make sure you wipe down your windows to remove dust before you use your cleaning liquid or spray. We only recommend cleaning windows you can reach (usually the ground floor). Leave high up windows to the pros to clean.
5. Organize Accessories
You may think it is hard to organize a big space, and you are not wrong, but by starting small, you can go far. One effective strategy is to consider how often you use certain accessories. If you have not used them this week, put them away. Wrap cords and tie them together with an elastic, use a bench to put magazines away or get a small bin for remote controls and electronics. Clearing the clutter will make your space look fresh and tidy.
If you’re stuck inside, these quick and easy DIY tasks will help your home feel fresh and bright. While many projects should still be handled by the pros, these are safe tasks you can take on yourself. Get a head start now so you can enjoy a fresh home all spring long.