Tired of staring at the same four walls? Do you think your house needs serious redecoration? Most of us would say yes to these questions, but we are too busy in the hustle and bustle of life that we don’t have the time to focus on revamping the look of our house. Remember that old shoe rack in your house that you know needs to go or the monotonous looking dressing table that is in dire need of a new, vibrant colour. However, replacing these items takes time, effort and it depletes your wallet. If this is your concern, fret not.
Here is a list of five easy and cheap DIY projects that you can embark on this weekend and be prepared to instantly transform your regular looking house into your dream home.
1. Scented orange candle
Candle is one item that can immediate transform the atmosphere of your house. Its dim light and refreshing scent can instantly transform the mood of your space to something cosy and romantic. But rather than buying scented candles, why not try make your own? All you need is an orange, candlewick, a few drops of your favourite essential oil and some wax. And voila, you’ll have your scented orange candles in no time. Not only do they smell amazing, but they’ll keep mosquitos away too, apt for the tropical weather here in Malaysia.
One easy way to elevate your bedroom is to add a headboard. Rather than buying one, why not let your creativity do its job by making your own headboard? To be honest, you can make headboards with almost everything – find something you’re passionate about and turn it into a headboard. Some ideas would be to make a collage by decoupaging magazines or attach family photos to an old headboard.
3. Repaint your wall
Paint is one of the easiest and most striking changes you can make in your home. It instantly gives you a new look that you’ve been longing for. To make things out of the norm, why not try an ombre wall? Choose three colours and blend them together to create a focal wall. It’s easy on the wallet and it takes a day to complete.
4. Add starry night illuminated wall art
This is another undemanding project that you can do this weekend. Adding lights is a simple and guaranteed way to change the appearance of your house. You can either arrange bulbs in the pattern of your desire or you can create modern art that doubles as ambient lighting from plywood and twinkle lights. One pretty pattern that is sure to grab anyone’s attention is the sign of your zodiac.
5. Mini Greenhouse
It’s no surprise that the Malaysian weather is perfect for a mini indoor greenhouse. With the proper amount of sunlight and water (not forgetting love and care), anyone can grow plants of their choice in their house, even if they don’t have green fingers. For beginners, it’s probably best to grow your favourite herbs in your kitchen. Think mint, thyme, basil or even cactus! Adding natural greenery to your personal space can immediate change the ambience of your house to be more vibrant and lively.
So there you have it – five simple weekend projects that can inspire you to give your own house a mini makeover.
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