▷ “How to spruce up your home during the COVID-19 pandemic recovery” is a guest post written by Jackie Waters.
You’ve been at home for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staring at the same walls, decor, and furniture. And now that the world is finally beginning to recover from the pandemic, you’re eager to get creative and switch things up! By following these suggestions, your home’s interior and exterior will be looking better than ever.
What’s the easiest way to make a space more colorful? You could either paint your walls — or you could use wallpaper! Modern wallpaper is customizable, and you can use this durable material to decorate your walls in elegant patterns. To make this project more convenient, you can order peel-and-stick wallpaper. The adhesive backing makes it easy to apply, remove, or install elsewhere. And if you want a design that isn’t commercially available, you can get your own printed on demand.
Putting up new paintings or photographs on your walls can completely change the feel of a room. You can also pick up fun trinkets to place on your shelves, countertops, and end tables. If you’re not sure how to arrange your new items from Tina’s Fine Arts for the perfect composition, SFGate recommends creating a small “wall gallery” with pieces that have similar color schemes. You can also pick out matching frames for them to establish a more cohesive aesthetic.
Like many people, you’ve spent a lot of time inside during the pandemic. And as a result, your furniture has paid the price. If the chairs and couches around your home are starting to show signs of fatigue, it’s time to get them cleaned. Although you can do some surface cleaning yourself, it may be time to bring in professionals. Use sites like Angi to look for local furniture cleaners with good customer reviews. This way, you know you’re getting someone who can do the job correctly.
You’re ready to enjoy the outdoors this summer, and what better way to do that than by taking care of some DIY landscaping projects and setting up an outdoor space where you and your guests can dine and socialize? Landscaping on your own doesn’t have to be tricky! Better Homes & Gardens recommends starting by setting up cute flower beds and putting up small sculptures. In addition, purchasing a table and a few chairs to put together an outdoor dining corner — you can invite your loved ones over for dinner on warm summer evenings and make the most of your backyard space!
Houseplants can make your home feel livelier. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can head over to your local garden centre to pick up a few plants that you like! Ideally, you’ll want to choose plants that don’t need much sunlight to grow and thrive. Triangle Gardener recommends putting cacti and succulents in small pots and placing them in a bright, dry location. These plants can go for quite a while without needing water!
Does your home feel dark and cramped? It’s time to let in some more natural light! And you don’t have to install new windows or skylights to achieve this effect. Instead of using heavy window treatments, choose sheer draperies that will allow lighter to come through. You can include mirrors in your decor to reflect more light around the room. In addition, you can trim back any hedges or trees that might be blocking the view through your windows. Finally, you can enhance the lighting in your home by installing soft, warm bulbs in your lamps.
As we enter the pandemic recovery phase, you might be ready to refresh your home for a brand-new start. It’s only natural to feel like you’re craving a change! After spending lots of time at home during the pandemic, this is the perfect opportunity to change up your decor and get ready for life after the recovery.
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