New Year, New Living Space: Creative Projects To Spruce Up Your Home

January 23, 2023

Homemade wreath on front door

There’s nothing like the beginning of a new year to make changes to your life. Although focusing on nutrition, fitness, finances, careers, and relationships is common, sprucing up your living space is worth adding to the list. Whether you moved recently or have lived in the same place for years, decorating improves your residence's aesthetics, functionality, and comfort, boosting your mood and simplifying your life.

DIY Home Decor

Many assume that decorating a house is expensive; however, it doesn’t have to break the bank. With a little creativity, inspiration, and the appropriate supplies, you can transform your home or apartment into anything you desire. Check out these easy and affordable projects listed below.

Jazz-Up Your Family Photos

Placing photos throughout your home is a practical way to add warmth and happiness to your living space. They’re constant reminders of the people you love most and the experiences you’ve shared with them. A quick way to switch things up is to decorate your picture frames.

You can use paint, spray paint, sponges, stencils, ceramic tiles, gemstones, glitter, feathers, and anything else you’d like to add color, texture, and character to your photos. For instance, that picture of you and your kids wearing matching family outfits would look adorable in a frame with fingerprints, hearts, or other cool patterns and colors that match your personalities and express your love for each other.

Of course, family photos aren’t the only things you can spruce up with decorative frames. You can also frame drawings, paintings, your kid’s art projects, or posters.

Add Color With Centerpieces

When you look at home improvement shows and magazines, one consistent element brings everything together - centerpieces. Your eyes are immediately drawn to the beautiful floral arrangement, fresh greenery, bowl of fruit, potpourri-filled vase, or creatively placed candles as they add life and color to the space.

Why not create the same magic in your living space by making centerpieces? Paint a plain flower pot, stick some artificial flowers or plants in a styrofoam cube, place them in the pot, and cover the cube with marbles or stones. It’s one of the many easy-to-make centerpiece projects that can add life to your living room, dining room, or home office.

Increase Comfort With Throw Pillows

Another quick way to add personality, style, character, color, and texture to your living space is to incorporate throw pillows. They help integrate the most intricate elements of a room while also increasing comfort. You can place throw pillows on your couches and chairs or pile them up in the corner of the family room for the kids to relax.

If buying a ton of throw pillows is outside your budget, you can easily make them yourself. Go shopping for fabrics that appeal to your interests and complement spaces in your home. Decide how large or small you want your pillows to determine how many yards you’ll need. Lastly, purchase some stuffing, thread, needles, buttons, and other items you’d like to add to your throw pillows.

Cut the fabric into circular, square, or rectangular pieces and sew them together, leaving a space to add the stuffing. Once you’ve added the filling, seal the pillows, and you’re finished.

Use Your Walls As A Canvas

Feature walls are another creative project to break up the monotony in your home. It accentuates an otherwise dull room by adding a pop of color, design, or texture. Although some people pay interior designers to lay bricks, stones, or murals, paying for these services may be more than you can afford.

Luckily, you can put your artistic talents to use and create feature walls yourself. You could keep it simple by painting it a different color and hanging your jazzy family photos on the wall. However, if you have the skills, time, and appropriate tools, you could design a mural or use intricate painting techniques to incorporate different textures and patterns on the wall.
A new year symbolizes a fresh start. Why not begin by making positive changes to your living space? The right DIY home decor project can add character, comfort, and style to your residence, fostering an environment that makes you feel good every day.

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