Spring cleaning. Now, there’s a phrase with some dust on it. When the weather gets warmer and the flowers start to bloom, this is one annual ritual that nobody looks forward to. Besides, why should all of your hard work be hidden behind closet and garage doors? This season, try out a new tradition that celebrates the end of winter in fresh and colorful style: spring redecorating. And, don’t worry about that tight budget. You can do everything from sewing new curtains to painting your walls without burning a hole in your wallet. Here are seven DIY projects to frugally renovate your room:
New bedding is one of the best ways to reinvent your room, but these sets can be pretty pricey. Instead, make your own duvet cover. Before you start, choose your color scheme. As Luanne recently pointed out, raspberry is a popular accent shade this spring, while others include acid green and amethyst.
Once you have some hues in mind, measure your comforter to determine how much fabric you’ll need to buy. You can order organic fabrics online at NearSea Naturals, Organic Cotton Plus and Vreseis for as little as $11 per yard or visit your local fabric store to scour the racks for an even better deal. Then, with thread and needle in hand, follow these easy steps to sew your new duvet cover.
Look around your room. Are there any boring, solid-colored fabrics hanging from your curtain rods or covering your tabletops? Just invest in some fabric paint and use this easy method of block printing to adorn them with colors and patterns of your choice.
Add Decorative Accents from Nature
Looking to enhance your room with decorative accents? Save yourself a trip to Pier 1. This project won’t cost you a singe penny. Plus, it will give you an excuse to get some fresh air and appreciate the great outdoors. Plan a hike through the woods or along the creek near your home and keep an eye out for potential pieces of décor. From homemade stone cairns to tree branch wall hangings, the possibilities are endless.
You don’t have to be a master seamstress to nail this project. Just follow these simple steps to make your own curtains.
Painting your entire room is quite a demanding project to undertake. If you’re short on time, money or both, opt to paint an accent wall instead. Choose a bright or bold shade that complements your room’s color scheme. Then, mix up some homemade non-toxic milk paint and brighten up your room.
Stencil Paint Glass and Mirrors
With this fun DIY project, you can use homemade stencils and the milk paint leftover from your accent wall to adorn your windows and mirrors with vivid colors and artistic patterns.
It’s been a long winter, and your cozy armchair is showing signs of wear and tear from night after night of cuddling up with a good book. With the latest spring trends dominating the pages of your favorite design magazines, it may be tempting to splurge on a new armchair altogether. With the latest trends in mind, reupholster it in spring style by following this guide.
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