After all this time being stuck indoors, you might be starting to feel tired/bored of the look and feel of your home.
Who can blame you? The familiarity of the space, coupled with the work from home routine, can be mentally draining.
Luckily, there is something you can do about it! Decorating, or in this case redecorating your property, can brighten up the space and improve the atmosphere within your home.
Decorating doesn’t mean you have to spend money and break the bank. It also doesn’t mean it has to be time-consuming.
Something as simple as shopping for patterned pillows online, or getting a low-maintenance plant to freshen up your home can do wonders.
Have you been looking for a vintage statement piece as a small room decor item? Or are you simply wondering how to decorate your bedroom space?
Here are some pretty straightforward and quick home decor hacks you can use to instantly spruce up your living space.
1) Patterned Contact Paper for Tabletops
How to decorate a room with simple things you ask? Two words: Contact paper. You can use self-adhesive patterned contact paper to update the look of tabletops, kitchen appliances, or even your workstation.
Give dated pieces of furniture a new look with a host of designs to choose from, such as wood or marble. It’s a simple and foolproof home decor hack!
2) Whiteboard / Chalkboard Drawing Wall
A wall that’s been painted with the special whiteboard or chalkboard coat is not only a great idea for a child’s bedroom.
With many still working from home, having a dedicated space to pen your thoughts can potentially boost productivity and unleash your creativity. It’s a fun, interactive piece of home decor with a practical side too!
3) Washi Tape Makeover
Washi tape is a fast, easy, and colourful way to create geometric designs on your wall. You could even opt to use it to form decorative borders around furniture and fittings as it can be easily removed without damaging the surface.
This decorative masking tape is particularly great if you’re renting a house and don’t want the hassle of repainting the walls when you leave.
4) Paint A Feature Wall
Looking for some small room ideas that will give your room the illusion of more space? Experiment with colours and try painting or papering a feature wall with a darker shade than the rest of the walls.
That will help to add depth, but if you want the room to appear wider, painting horizontal lines across the wall could create the effect you want.
Mirrors are a great addition to small areas like narrow hallways, and they offer the welcome illusion of more space.
Instead of painting a feature wall, hanging a large mirror as a statement piece in a small room can also help to make it feel bigger.
6) DIY Patterned Wallpaper Effect
For a quick and easy way to get the wallpaper effect without the hassle of installing it (the horror of finding trapped air bubbles!), you can make your own textured paint roller.
Get some kitchen twine, rubber bands, or pieces of old fabric to create textured shapes, then stick it onto the paint roller and begin right away. Be sure to test the roller on a small surface area, before painting the walls directly.
7) Paint Patterns
This is easy and fun to do! Take some masking tape and stick it on the wall to create patterns. Paint the shapes with different colours and remove the masking tape. You’ll be left with some beautiful designs you can proudly call your own.
8) Statement Pieces
Here’s an instant small room decor hack if you’re still figuring out your style, and permanently painting everything will end up being an eyesore to you later on.
Pick up one or two small, patterned items like a pillow or a throw blanket, and find different placements for them in your home.
If you’re feeling bold, pick up larger statement pieces like a piece of artwork or even a tapestry for the wall. It’s a home decor hack that’s easy to reverse if you don’t like the effect!
9) Repurpose Preloved Fabric
This is a great way to give preloved sarees or sarongs a new lease of life. Use these fabrics as curtains, tablecloths, table runners, or wrap them around the pots of your indoor plants to give them that contemporary look.
You can also cut the fabric to use as ribbons to tie your curtains back, or you can DIY your set of curtains. Clever, quick, and sustainable!
10) Go Rustic With Rope
Give your home a rustic or nautical look by using ropes to hang all the mirrors, paintings, or even replacing your curtain rods with them.
Alternatively, you can use the rope to wrap fittings, make your own floor mats, or create a piece of art. The possibilities are endless, so go wild!
11) Bring Plants Into Your Home
Plants are a great way to make a house feel like a home (nothing beats that refreshing pop of colour). Money plant and mother-in-law’s tongue are two of the best plants to cultivate indoors, as they can withstand some form of neglect.
Both these plants help purify the air of toxins, and supply oxygen into your home. They’ll make a great addition as there are a variety of colours you could choose for either, thus matching the rest of your interiors effortlessly.
12) Decorate Pots With Twine
A great way to give your home some rustic charm and a pop of colour is to wrap kitchen twine around glass bottles or aluminium tin cans, to be used as mini pots for plants.
This is a project the kids will love, and can even add a touch of personalisation to, by adding their names onto the pots. It’s a home decor hack for the whole family!
Before you venture out buying anything new, try taking a look around your home, or even the neighbourhood.
There are probably things lying around that you can upcycle like old pots, pieces of wood, or even tree branches that can be spruced up and used to decorate your home. It’s all about imagination when it comes to home decor hacks!
Looking to do a home makeover and want some inspiration? Check out these seven home interior designs with the estimated costs!