If you have some spare time and want to update your home without spending too much money, then DIY projects are the perfect solution. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune either when you are doing it youself. You can also get the children involved in some of the simpler projects. Decorating your rooms can be very rewarding. The difference on how I feel when in our bedroom since decorating is incredible, colours are textures can have a huge impact on your emotional wellbeing. Allow your home to reflect your individuality while you explore with colours, textures and patterns in new arrays.

 

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We have all seen the plethora of articles that have been published on various DIY home improvement projects that can be easily done with common tools around the house. Although some are quite absurd and difficult to accomplish, many more projects are unique and realistic. For example, a trend that has continued from last year is people making their windows the focal point of the room. If you don’t have enough money for a statement piece, it doesn’t matter. Make your windows stand out with jewel-toned curtains. A trip to your local fabric shop or market can present you with more than enough options that are more affordable and have more quality than pre-packaged curtains at the shop next door. You can also embellish your new curtains with tassels and fringe to reflect your taste and explore your personality.
Although curtains add instant luxury, perhaps an earthy trend is more your taste. Wooden blinds have been and will continue to be a favourite in homes as they come in a various array of colours, styles, and sizes and they are quite simple to install. You can also add wooden shutters to your windows, via DIY shutters, to make them appear larger than they are.

 

 

Next, consider the backdrop for your window: the walls. If you can change the decoration of your walls, there are many unique trends this year that will allow you to express your personality. Painting your walls is always an option, a popular theme this year is to paint one of them navy and leave the rest white. However, before you reach for that paintbrush, please take a second to consider some other alternatives. This year, many interior designers are enthusiastically embracing wallpaper that looks like marble. If marble does not appeal to you, how about installing wooden tiles for a warm and rustic feeling on one side of the room? You could also install a chalkboard wall for the children, this is something I want to do in the future in Lucas’ room! All of these options are easy to mount and will change the mood of the entire room in a positive way.

Moving on from walls, you can add various accents around the home that will boost your confidence and complete these projects. Make a throw for the sofa or bed that will not only serve a useful purpose but will also add texture to your living space. Speaking of texture, you can add little mirrors and metallic or glass trinkets about the home to enhance overall ambience. Copper decor is a popular choice this year, and if your budget doesn’t allow you to seize a copper trinket for yourself, you can easily spray paint various items with a copper spray to instantly add a pop of colour and introduce a new texture to the room. Paint anything from plastic baskets to flower pots. 

The list of DIY projects is endless. However, the key concept of DIY projects is that they make home decorating personal and can be rewarding as you will save not only money but will also attain new skills and boost your self-confidence while exploring more about your personality. You certainly cannot put a price tag on self-assurance. “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing,” observed Oscar Wilde. Take on a new project this week. Start with something small and simple and you will feel immediate satisfaction x

 

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13 Comments

13 Comments on Why doing your own decorating can be rewarding

  1. Blogging Mummy
    June 23, 2017 at 6:41 pm (12 months ago)

    We are moving but before we sold our house we did lots of cheap DIY jobs and the difference it made. I decorated myself and I loved it, it was so rewarding once it had been done to see what a difference it had made.

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  2. ljdove23
    June 23, 2017 at 7:17 pm (12 months ago)

    We never do our own decorate, mainly because I want it done properly and there’s no way it would be by us!

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  3. Debbie
    June 23, 2017 at 7:27 pm (12 months ago)

    I’m a bit rubbish with DIY but my step dad is really helpful and pops over to do them. He built shelves in my airing cupboard to make some storage. I really want to decorate some rooms though. I love painting so when we get time we’re going to decorate our bedroom as it’s still a blank shell from when we moved in.

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  4. Sophie's Nursery (@sophiesnursery)
    June 23, 2017 at 7:45 pm (12 months ago)

    Me & hubby are useless at DIY but more than happy to have a go as long as nothing can go badly wrong!! I want to sort out bedroom out next as it needs some love! x

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  5. Evelina
    June 23, 2017 at 7:58 pm (12 months ago)

    I actually love to do some DIY. I used to do it quite a lot a few years ago. It can be a great way to save some money.

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  6. Helen
    June 23, 2017 at 11:57 pm (12 months ago)

    I really enjoy enjoyed decorating our bedroom myself. It may be far from perfect, but I feel proud nonetheless 🙂

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  7. Kara
    June 24, 2017 at 8:23 am (12 months ago)

    I am the decorator in my house and quite enjoy it once i get started

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  8. cvnxena
    June 24, 2017 at 11:04 am (12 months ago)

    Doing some of the decorating ourselves has been the only way we have been able to afford to do some of the renovating ourselves and I have to admit it has been very satisfying!

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  9. Jewellery Lover Mel (@melandjake99)
    June 24, 2017 at 3:48 pm (12 months ago)

    It can definitely be rewarding – knowing that you have created something yourself for yourself is a great feeling

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  10. Chelsea Elizabeth
    June 24, 2017 at 10:47 pm (12 months ago)

    There’s no greater satisfaction than doing something in your home, sitting back and admiring the work! Saves money too, win win

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  11. fashionandstylepolice
    June 25, 2017 at 10:41 am (12 months ago)

    I love decorating. I find it relaxing and refreshing. Definitely rewarding.

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  12. Michelle Murray
    June 28, 2017 at 7:49 pm (12 months ago)

    Our house is having a complete makeover at the moment so we do have a decorator doing our painting this time however the last time we did it ourselves. I actually found it quite therapeutic.

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