Ways to Spice Up Your Home During Quarantine

Ways to Spice Up Your Home During Quarantine
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    If you're someone who's not a homebody, you might feel like you're stuck at home during this season of quarantine.

    However, it's actually the perfect time to spice up your home, change things around and breathe new life into the building.

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Plus, the springtime is perfect for spring cleaning. Use this time to revive your home in order to cultivate happiness, creativity, and peace. Consider the five ways you can get started.

1. Swap Out the Accessories

Based on your budget, you can opt to focus on one room or a few. Start with the room you spend the most time in. Whether it’s the living room or the kitchen, find a room that will create the greatest initial impact.

If you’re changing the accessories in a room like the kitchen, you can find new drawer pulls for the cabinetry and new mats for the kitchen table.

If it’s the living room, you can start by finding a new centerpiece for the coffee table. Change the lampshades on the lamps. Install a new bulb that will cast a different glow over the room at night.

Instead of purchasing brand-new throw pillows, just purchase pillowcases for your current pillows. You can get pillowcases with different designs and colors to add newness to the room.

2. Create Interesting Window Treatments

If your eyes are the windows to your soul, let the sunlight into your eyes and your soul with great window treatments in your home. As the spring months continue to allow more daylight into the world, take advantage of that natural sunlight.

Start by finding beautiful sheer curtains. Blinds are also helpful so that you can monitor the amount of sunlight you’d like in the room. Then, add a few outer layers of curtains that are heavier materials.

At nighttime, you’d want to experience privacy. Black-out curtains are increasingly popular for those who’d like to take naps during the day. Place black-out curtains on the outer perimeter of the window treatments.

Then, use stunning curtain rods to hang the curtains for a floor-to-ceiling look. When you’re ready to pull the curtains back, use pullbacks that are positioned on both sides of the window treatment.

3. Decorate the Walls

There are plenty of ways to tackle the walls in your home. You can start by considering if you’d like a long-lasting change like a new picture in a frame or if you’d like to paint the walls. Each project will have its own set of steps. Knowing this, it’s wise to consider how much you actually have time for.

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      some wall art ideas to consider      

If you don’t have any artwork hanging on the walls of your home, this is a great time to begin building your art collection. Start with a beautiful floral oil painting. Choose colors that will complement the look you already have in the room you’re decorating.

Sometimes, paint doesn’t fully express the creative look you’re going for. In those cases, try using wallpaper or wall decals to transform the room. With the right patterns, shapes, and designs, you can cultivate a unique look that has its own attractive appeal.

4. Install a Staircase Runner

If you own your home and can paint as you please, consider painting the main staircase. If you have carpet, you can use this time to rip it up, sand the floors and paint them in the color of your choice. Once you’ve painted the stairs, you can pick out the right fabrics and cushioned pads to install a staircase runner.

While stairs might look amazing when they’re simply painted, you can take the look up a notch with a staircase runner because it adds sophistication. There are tons of tutorials on sites like YouTube.

It’s easy to break down the process into doable steps. Though the process is time-consuming, you can break it down into manageable steps that you tackle each day.

If you dedicate two hours a day to the process, you can actually finish it within a week. Then, you’ll look up to see a stunningly gorgeous staircase that you customized on your own.

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5. Change the Furniture

Get creative by shifting the furniture around. You might even decide that certain pieces are taking up too much space. You can always set them aside for curbside pick-up when things get back to normal or recycle it.

If you have an old dresser that’s still useful, give it a facelift with a good sanding job and some paint. Add some acrylic drawer pulls in order to make it look pristine and new again.

Though this time might feel scary, uncertain and unusual, know that it will pass. The key is to remain at home as you take care of yourself and your family.

With these types of projects, your home will become a place where you’ll feel happy to stay in. Always remember that you’re not stuck at home. You’re actually safe at home.

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