Try These Simple DIY Projects in the Easter Holidays to Transform Your Home

Try These Simple DIY Projects in the Easter Holidays to Transform Your Home
This Easter break is the perfect time to have a spring clean and tap into your creative energy, so why not try out a home DIY project? Here are some easy and inspiring ideas to get you started.

Upcycle a piece of furniture

If you’ve got a tired item of furniture or something that no longer ties in with a new decor scheme, why not try upcycling it to give it a fresh look? This wall-hung storage unit has been painted in Farrow & Ball‘s Green Smoke and Arsenic Green paint for a cool, contemporary feel.

© Farrow & Ball 

Turn a corner of your living room into a home office

Whether you need a fully fledged place to work, a study area for your kids or even a place for a bit of life admin, it’s worth maximising the potential of your living room to create a smart home office. Corners are often wasted space, so if you can turn it into a study zone, all the better. Try investing in slim-line pieces of furniture with sleek lines that aren’t obtrusive and save space by opting for a stool that will slot neatly underneath the desk rather than a chair. Complete the look with contemporary accessories, such as these designs from B&Q.

© B&Q 

Frame treasured memories

Take the time to go through those dusty boxes of old family photos and other paraphernalia that you’ve collected on your travels. A great way to appreciate these special memories is to create a collage of your most treasured items and arrange them in a series of glass frames like these from Decorator’s Notebook. That way, you’ll get to appreciate them everyday.

© Decorator’s Notebook 
© Decorator’s Notebook 

Add a feature wall

An easy way to instantly transform a space is with a striking mural. This verdigris-effect design by Murals Wallpaper instantly adds interest and the impression of texture. The prints can be hung just like normal wallpaper, but allow for a bigger impact, creating a real statement.

© Murals Wallpaper 

Hack your IKEA furniture

At some stage or other, you probably have bought a piece of IKEA furniture that’s now looking a bit shabby. Before ditching it completely, one great solution is to give it a facelift with customised fronts designed exactly for that purpose. Swedish company Superfront has a great range of products for IKEA’s Pax, Metod, Faktum and Bestå units in a wide range of colours, from pretty pastels to bold hues.

© Superfront