It happens to all of us: we spend time at home and notice little things around that house that we want to fix or elevate. But instead of running out and buying new decor, save your money and consider trying these easy home decor hacks that’ll instantly revamp your space.
From Closet to Office
If you still haven’t been able to carve out a home office in your tiny home or apartment, consider clearing out the smallest closet you have and transforming it into a “cloffice.” Paint the interior, add a pull-down desk and buy an inexpensive corkboard to organize all your workplace essentials. Not only will you make great use of your space, but you can literally shut the door of your office after a long day. Also, “cloffices” happen to be one of Pinterest’s top home decor trends for 2021, so you’d be in good company.
From Crates to Bookshelves
Whether you’re looking to avoid oversized bookshelves or simply don’t have the space to accommodate such large furniture, consider repurposing wooden crates and stacking them into a DIY shelf to store your favourite books and knick-knacks. Add paint, if desired, for an additional pop of colour. Find more modern and stylish bookcases for inspiration.
Don’t have the bandwidth (or patience) to paint an entire room? Luckily for you, door decor has seen a spike in popularity. And why not? It’s a budget-friendly way to add a dash of colour that’ll immediately brighten any room in your home.
From Plain Shelves to Patterned Beauties
Elevate all your built-ins by adding leftover strips of patterned wallpaper, as seen here on Worst to First. Not only is it one of the best uses for wallpaper that doesn’t involve walls, but it adds a bit of colour and texture to an otherwise simple piece of furniture.
From Teapot to Vase
Whether you have two or three teapots laying around or snagged a beauty at an antique shop, consider filling it with seasonal flowers for a simple, yet show-stopping, centrepiece. While you’re at it, check out these alternatives to the biggest eyesores in your home or these cute tea towels that will brighten up your kitchen.
Painting can be a nuisance sometimes, but it’s also a simple way to upgrade your home without breaking the bank. Save yourself time and energy by only painting half the wall, such as this stylish front entrance in white and navy blue. To keep you on trend, consider decorating your home with cane furniture.
Chalkboard Doors and Cupboards
Are you forgetful? For something a little different when it comes to decor, consider a cabinet or kitchen door chalkboard so you can doodle while you cook or jot down notes, recipes and grocery lists. It’s easy to clean and a fun (and helpful) addition to your space. For more inspiration, check out the top kitchen trends for 2021.
White rooms can be a sleek, minimalist dream, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to add a bit of colour. For something a little more creative, consider painting or wallpapering the ceiling – it’ll allow you to keep your overall aesthetic while zhuzhing up the place. Bonus: if your ceiling looks less than satisfactory, it’s also a great way to hide old stains and other markings.
Add Carpet to Slippery Stairs
Are your stairs a bit treacherous? Give them a vibrant revival and make them less dangerous with a funky carpet runner (or a more muted one if your aesthetic calls for it). It’s a fun, rewarding DIY and decor hack that the family can tackle together. Follow these simple steps to give your staircase a major facelift.