New Year – New Home: 3 Weekend DIY Projects To Breathe New Life Into Your Space
It’s the start of a new year and with the burst of fresh optimism that 2022 brings, it might be easy to whip out a few new year’s resolutions. The problem is that they may seem like a tiny hill in the moment but could become a giant, looming mountain by the end of January. We all know how difficult it is to stick to that new exercise routine or to say no to an extra tjoppie (yum!). Let us help you set 3 obtainable home DIY resolutions so that you can at least transform your space, if not your waist.
Make a Big Statement in The Smallest Room
Photo by Kimberly Gavin
The guest loo is possibly the only place that most of your visitors will have time alone to really take in your design language. No matter how cohesive and inspired the rest of your space is, this humble but impactful room should not be forgotten. Since the guest bathroom is usually small, you can make a splash without overwhelming the senses.
Don’t be intimidated, wallpaper is easy to apply and easy to remove if you change your mind.
Here are a few of our favourite dramatic but tasteful wallpaper suggestions. The best part is that they are all supplied by proudly South African companies!
Switch It Up!
With the popularity of SMART home integration systems, it is common to become a bit overwhelmed with trying to keep up with each new WIFI lightbulb and Alexa-ready LED light switch. You certainly don’t need to jump on that bandwagon to update your reception and entertainment areas.
It’s a matter of minutes to swap out your old, boring, white switch covers for something that suits your style better. All you need is a screwdriver (and someone willing to catch any sneaky screws you might drop) and you’re on your way to updated switches! You’d be surprised to see how much something as small and unobtrusive as a light switch cover can change your space.
Take a few minutes to check out these gorgeous switch covers to find a style that is perfect for your design language.
Let Life Enter
Your house’s entryway is a preview of what to expect in the rest of your home. It is almost like reading the blurb on the back of a book before diving into the text. Wouldn’t it be lovely if the introduction to your space could be a serene sanctuary brimming with life?
Nothing brings vitality into a home like a lovingly maintained terrarium. It’s even more special if you created it yourself by choosing the perfect glass container and planting your succulents with your own hands.
Ready for More?
If you are rearing for more DIY and home improvement ideas, jump on into HOMEMAKER for all the inspiration you need in the new year!