The moving truck is gone. The boxes are unpacked. Now what? It’s time to make your new house feel like home! Try these easy DIY projects that will take just a few hours to complete.
1. Photo Wall
The quickest way to make your new space feel like yours is to display pictures of the people you care about most. Pick a wall big enough to feature several framed photos of the important people and events in your life and plan a layout. You can display the photos into a prominent part of your house, such as the living room. If you’d rather keep those special moments to yourself, try hanging them in a hallway upstairs.
2. Hang Plants
Bringing some nature into your home has several health benefits, so why not feature a few of your favorite plants? Hanging houseplants in pots or baskets is a great way to liven up a room without taking up too much space. Try hanging them from a tension rod by a window or installing a few ceiling hooks.
Make a room stand out with wallpaper. While paint is certainly an option, wallpaper brings fun designs and textures that make your home even more unique. Plus, today’s removable, peel-and-stick wallpaper makes it easier than ever to add this design element to your home, so don’t be afraid to try it yourself.
4. String Lights
Don’t forget about your backyard! String lights instantly make a place cozier with their warm ambiance. They also help you get the most out of your backyard even after dark. You don’t need to tear up your lawn by digging holes for posts either. There are several types of poles with forks or platforms that can be set up in minutes.
5. Coffee Station
Need some caffeine before tackling these projects? Setting up a coffee station is a great way to save counter space and help you get out the door quicker in the morning. Install a simple shelf on a kitchen wall and place your coffee maker and other essential items on it. Putting hooks on the bottom of the shelf will also provide a spot to hang a few mugs in an aesthetically pleasing way.
6. Garden Bed
Another easy way to bring your backyard to life is by building a garden bed. One way to do this is by packing dirt into painted cinder blocks and planting flowers or vegetables in them. If you want a more hands-on project, you can build one with wooden boards to achieve a classic look.
7. Home Organization
Not all projects have to totally transform how your house looks. Getting organized so you know where things are will go a long way in making a place feel like your own. Try putting a drawer organizer into that miscellaneous drawer in your kitchen. You can also organize your closet space with a few fabric storage bins.
8. Homemade Decor
Let your artistic side shine through by painting your own artwork to hang up. All you need is a canvas, paint and paintbrushes. You can come up with something original or follow a tutorial online. Voilà! Now your space pops with a homemade masterpiece.
Can’t wait to customize your own space? Get in touch with us to schedule an appointment with one of our Home Guides and get started.