Until this year, I never thought staying at home could be so difficult. Quarantine started off easily enough, but as the months have passed I’ve become increasingly sick of my living space. While I love my house, I have begun to see all its flaws.
At the same time, money is tight. Even if you’ve got savings, now is not a good time to dip into them. 2020 has proven that job security is a myth. Until the world is more stable, spending any money that you don’t have to is a risk.
That said, you can still spruce up your home with some new interior design without breaking the bank. This DIY website provides a ton of crafty ideas for the home. Here is how you can get started.
A statement piece
One of the most effective ways of rejuvenating a room without spending a lot of money is by creating one statement piece. This is something that subverts the theme of the room without clashing. It may fit into the color scheme, but is brighter or a more extreme shade than everything else.
A statement piece is meant to draw the eye, doing a lot with a little. It makes the coherence of your design choices stand out more, and shows that you have a good eye for design.
You can design a DIY piece of furniture or decoration that looks professional. If you put in the time and effort, it will come off as perfectly chic.
Bring the outside in
Pot plants are not the most innovative idea in the world. However, bringing the outside in goes beyond simply placing plants in corners. On the contrary, you can create an indoor garden without taking up too much space or making the room feel dirty.
You can create a DIY planter from a range of recycled materials, whether you are planting herbs in the pockets of old pairs of pants or using old office inbox trays. You can hang plants in front of your windows if they need a lot of sunlight. The sky’s the limit.
I recommend a combination of herbs (that you’ll actually use in the kitchen) and plants that simply look striking.
Redo your office
If you have been working from home all this time, chances are you are getting tired of your home office. For most of us, the home office has always been a place to visit occasionally when work has spilled over into home hours. Now, however, we are in there all the time.
Redoing your home office is easy, because it provides many great opportunities to express your personality. You do not have to make everything look perfectly professional, as this is a space specifically for you.
Use some old jars to keep your stationary. Get some succulents and plant them in vintage containers. Create a vision board and put it up on your wall.
This should be a passion project that you actually enjoy doing. You will reap the rewards every day you spend working in your office.