Home DIY often sounds like something it would be fun to get into. But for a lot of people, it always seems to be just a little bit out of reach! We all love the idea of rolling up our sleeves and doing a few jobs around the house—whether that means sprucing up the yard, addressing a needed repair, or simply building a new decoration. But finding the time to do it—let alone figuring out how to do a given job—is another story.
At the end of the day this is one of those things you just have to dive into. To set you up for success if you’re looking to become more involved with home DIY efforts, here are five random tips you may find to be surprisingly useful.
1. Get Creative With Storage
There are a few DIY projects around the house that can solve multiple problems and one is getting creative with storage. House Beautiful has a series of wonderful ideas that show you what we mean. With creative storage options, you can get a bit of crafting experience, build something attractive and practical, and help to reduce clutter around the house. It’s a great place to start for anyone with that DIY itch.
2. Recognise The Ease Of Painting
If you’re looking for an artistic project that will make an impact on your home but you’re not quite sure where to start, here’s a fun little secret: painting a room is actually pretty easy! That doesn’t mean it’s effortless, or that it can’t go wrong. You need to be careful laying down tarps and fitting tape along borders to make sure you’re only getting paint where you want to. But any amateur can do an interior painting job as long as he or she does the right research and approaches the job with care.
3. Learn To Use A Glue Gun
This might sound a bit trivial, but you’d be surprised to learn how many home crafting and construction projects can be made easier with a glue gun! There’s a lot to consider where these tools are concerned. Screwfix showcases a decent variety of glue guns with different heat times and features that can give you an idea of what you might need for different projects. Some are a little more heavy-duty and others are more simplified for ease of use, but acquiring and learning how to use one of these tools can wind up serving as a shortcut to completing a lot of jobs that would otherwise be difficult.
4. Learn To Simplify Your Artwork
Sometimes when you look around the house, you might feel the need to add some art to the walls to liven up rooms. The trouble is, this can be tricky. On the one hand you could pay for expensive art, but that’s not always an appealing option. You could also try to make art on your own, but not everyone is so artistically inclined! One solution is learning to simplify your artwork. There are a lot of websites and companies designed to help you do just this. Hello Canvas offers customers affordable ways to put their own photos and designs on canvases of varying materials. And this is just one of many similar platforms. With a little research, you can turn whatever you want into your own unique, affordable wall art.
5. Always Stay Seasonal
Finally, never forget that the simplest and most effective way to alter your home interior, or even just the entrance to your house, is to embrace seasonal décor. A few props that embrace the current season (for instance, some holly or twinkling lights right about now) can make a huge difference, and help you to feel that you’re in full control of how your home looks and feels.