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Update Your Home in 2021 with These Simple DIY Projects

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As the year 2020 comes to a close, it’s quite normal to look ahead and start planning for the upcoming year. For homeowners, this can be the perfect time to create your DIY project to do list of all the things you want to accomplish next year. Because these projects take planning, making your list now gives you the time to think things through and lay out the steps that will be required, including planning of the budget.

To help your creative juices get flowing, here are some simple DIY projects you may want to tackle in 2021.

Refresh the Lighting in Your Home

This is a project that often gets overlooked, which is a shame since it has such a huge impact in the home. The lighting you choose not only serves a functional purpose, but it helps to add décor and style to the home. This could be the perfect opportunity to experiment with different styles of lighting and choose interesting pieces that help to complement the space.

Create a Customised Photo Wall

Here’s a DIY project that will take a bit more time to plan out, but the results will be well worth it. If you want to customise the look of your home while adding some décor, a family photo wall is the perfect solution. 

To start this project, you’ll need to begin by selecting the photos you want to frame and hang on the wall. Look for those special and memorable moments, interesting pictures, and those that you cherish. Before making the prints or enlargements, decide if you want to print them in black and white or sepia, or if you’d rather have the full colour version.

The frames will be another important aspect to a customised photo wall, but you have plenty to choose from. Sites like PicFrames allow you to order all your frames online, and they also provide you with a special measuring guide/tool to ensure you get the sizing right each time. 

Hang New Window Coverings

In terms of a DIY project, this one is rated on the easier side of things, especially if you already have window coverings in place. Updating the window coverings to something that better reflects the look and feel of the room will help to modernise the space and make it feel fresh and new. This is an opportunity to do away with those heavy thick drapes and replace them with light, airy sheers that allow for sunlight to pour in.

Refinish or Reupholster Furniture

Maybe you’ve been thinking about updating your furniture but don’t have the budget for all new pieces. If that’s the case, you can take a DIY approach and refinish or reupholster existing pieces you have. This also allows you to take a customised approach, which is very stylish when it comes to furniture.

No matter which of these DIY projects you decide to pursue, each one is bound to spruce up your home in 2021.

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