The Easter bank holiday is nearly here, and while many people spend this time off relaxing with family, more and more are using the time to tackle the home improvements and DIY projects they’ve been putting off. In the last 10 years, there’s been a 41% increase* in people searching for ways to improve their homes, with 33,110** searches for home improvements in April last year alone. But how exactly can you add a little something extra to your home this bank holiday weekend without breaking the bank?
From creating your own hanging planter to an Art Deco feature wall, Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture Choice, shares three easy and on-trend DIY ideas to transform your home this spring
1. Get organised with a hanging planter wall
Mindfulness is set to continue as one of 2019’s biggest trends - so it’s all about getting organised and creating pockets of thoughtfulness and meditation in the home. A hanging planter feature wall is a creative way to make the most of existing space, and this versatile feature can be hung in a variety of rooms, such as the kitchen or home office.
A simple DIY project with just five easy steps, this planter wall requires simple materials such as wooden crates and a flat wire memo board. “Stylish and adaptable, this wall accessory comes together quickly, and can also be made with other materials - think wooden shelves or rope - depending on your style,” says Rebecca. “This planter wall brings natural greenery into the home and can also be used as storage for small items.”
To find out more about how to create your own DIY Hanging Planter Feature Wall visit: https://www.furniturechoice.co.uk/blog/guide/diy-hanging-planter-feature-wall/
2. Give a feature wall an Art Deco update
Why not update a feature wall with an Art Deco twist? A glamorous panelled wall adds strong, angular lines to the space, and is a chic way to showcase artwork.
Attention to detail is key for this seven step project - and all it takes is three contrasting colours, masking tape and a steady hand. “This Art Deco inspired feature wall adds texture and interest to the room in a subtle, stylish way - especially with the contrast between the cool paint tones and glamorous gilded frames,” Rebecca says. “This is a great opportunity to pick and choose colours to create a variety of looks, whether it’s built around a bold or neutral aesthetic.”
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To find out more about how to create your own Art Deco inspired feature wall please visit: https://www.furniturechoice.co.uk/advice-and-inspiration/diy-art-deco-feature-wall_a10000026
3. Glam up furniture for a stylish makeover
Adding a sustainable dimension to decorating, upcycled home décor is great for homeowners who are looking for meaningful, unique designs. “Upcycling is a great way to reuse and repurpose furniture, adding a dash of personality and refinement,” adds Rebecca. “This approach transforms items into one-of-a-kind pieces, while keeping things budget-friendly and chic.”
“The timeless Art Deco aesthetic is perfect for transforming key items of furniture into statement pieces. Floral or scalloped patterns can be transferred or spray painted onto furniture like a side table for a show stopping new look. In just six simple steps, this eye-catching approach goes big on glamour - giving the updated side table an attractive edge that’ll pop in both the living or dining room. All you need is your choice of paint and a stencil.”
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Rebecca adds, “The bank holiday weekend is a great time to try something new in the home, and these easy projects are a great place to start. Touching on huge trends like plant life and Art Deco, these tips can breathe some new life into your interior. Why not give one of them (or all of them!) a go?”