Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started to keep us in our homes more, we’ve had to become more creative about our escapes. A DIY room refresh can be the perfect way to treat ourselves to a break while many of our normal close-by retreats like pools, movie theaters and events have been temporarily closed to us. It can easy for our homes to start feeling confining, repetitive, and boring at a time when they should be our sanctuaries, retreats and solitude. Sometimes making a change, even a small one, can reinvigorate us so much. Changing a tiny part of our environment can make it all feel brand new, and remind us to have gratitude for the things we have. Whether it’s adding a new splash of color, digging out a favorite item to turn into a centerpiece or adding new home decor to your life, here are a few DIY room refreshes to instantly change your environment.
1. Paint A Wall A New Color
When we spend so much time inside the same walls, they can start to become invisible to us. You might not realize how tired you’ve become of white, beige and eggshell until you start looking at all your options. One easy DIY room change just involves changing one wall. Pick an accent wall to transform overnight and marvel at how much it brightens up the rest of the room.
2. Move Artwork Around
Redecorating doesn’t always have to be expensive. Change up the home decor and wall art you already have; spend a day considering each piece and thinking about places in your home where it might look interesting. When your art moves around, your home might start to feel a bit fresher and more alive.
3. Mini Art Wall
Sometimes, it’s easy to feel like our taste and style is limited by space. A tiny art wall is the perfect form of home decor if you’re working with space constraints, and a wall like this can become an instant talking piece. Simply get a bunch of small, three by three frames and either make your own art to fill them or print up some of your favorite works to go inside. You can cluster these little frames in a hallway, living room, or even a bathroom, creating something fascinating for your guests to wonder at.
4. DIY Room Flip
Sometimes, the layout of your house or apartment can just start to feel stale. Especially now that our routines are so limited, we can start to memorize the placement of every table, chair and lamp. Open up your mind to how things could look different, move around your furniture and decor, and enjoy the instant makeover! You have nothing to lose, and your home could (almost) start to feel brand new.
5. Pick A New Accent Color
If you’re into interior design, you probably center your rooms around a few key colors, or maybe you just naturally gravitate toward a certain shade of blue or green. Assess what color dominates a given room, and then change it up! This DIY room refresh just requires adding a splash of color however you’d like with new throw pillows, a vase, some flowers, some book ends, or even a rug. You might be surprised by how much the vibe instantly transforms.
6. Make Something You Love Into A Centerpiece
I’m a firm believer that your home should be full of things that you love to be around, and things that make you feel the most like yourself. If you’re feeling tired of your space, try looking around for something that means a lot to you that you can put in a place of prominence. Whether it’s a book, a picture, a work of art or a keepsake, getting to look at it throughout the day might be just the boost you needed.
When it comes to breaking out of our routines, the first step is usually the hardest. If you’ve been feeling stagnate, fatigued or just tired of your everyday, finding the strength to take that first step can be all you need to start building a life that you truly love. Making your home feel like a place that you love has never been more important, so why not pick today to start changing things up? It might make all the difference for tomorrow.