For some, DIY is a stress-inducing term that can lead to an argument at the mere suggestion of its name. This should not have to be the case, however, as DIY can be simple, fun, rewarding, and provide you with a brand-new hobby to get lost in.
Moreover, it is a fantastic way to spend a weekend with your loved ones as you brighten up your living space, hopefully adding a fresh new look to your everyday.
Here are some simple, yet effective ways in which you can smarten up your home through DIY.
Don’t Forget the Ceiling
It may sound like a pointless endeavor at first, but painting the ceiling can add character to a room in a myriad of intriguing ways.
From making your rooms appear more spacious to capturing the natural light, the ceiling should certainly not be left out of the equation when it comes to home improvements.
Opting to go for a bright color can help you add some vibrance into the household, even it happens to be seemingly out of view most of the time, it can help to reflect light around the room and give your living space a facelift.
Fancy New Light Fixtures
Again, in the territory of the ceiling, a new light fixture can be a superb way to add a sense of elegance and style to your space, without having to spend too much money in the process.
You could even opt for making your own light fixtures, perhaps by reusing beautiful glass bottles, metal pipes with a matte finish for a rustic industrial look, or even spare wood you might have lying around.
If you need to do some rewiring, it might be best to contact some professional help, especially for a large project. Thankfully, there are some superb emergency electricians available to help you with all of your wiring needs.
Awaken Your Inner Artist
Art is both beautiful and, in many cases, astronomically expensive to purchase. If you happen to be working with a shoestring budget and feel as though you possess a talent for all that is creative, it might be worth awakening your inner artist and paint your own pictures to hang up.
It does not have to be anything too complicated, as a splash of abstract color in a pretty frame can make a naked wall look wonderful in no time whatsoever.
Hanging old photographs in individual frames to make a wall of memories is a great way to keep it personal and beautiful all at the same time. Juxtaposition can be a useful approach here, and hanging photos in all different shapes and sizes can add some real character.
All the Books
If you are an avid reader, or simply enjoy the look of the academic, you may want to incorporate books themselves into your design efforts.
Books are a beautiful addition to a living space, so why not stack them high and have them appear as a feature?