The popularity of home improvement shows has many people thinking about doing renovations, adding an extra room, or giving their homes a minimal makeover at the very least. However, not everyone has the skill to undertake major renovation projects, and a growing number of younger adults are completely in the dark when it comes to using tools and home improvement.
A study has shown that a majority of Millennials are unfamiliar with certain life skills, which includes making basic home repairs. As a result, young homeowners often choose to hire contractors to do simple home improvements which can be costly in the long run. However, there are ways that you can transform your home even with a limited knowledge of home improvement, and some of these methods don’t cost much at all. So roll up your sleeves and get ready to transform your home in 5 easy ways.
Update your patio with some canvas art
If your patio needs a bit of a facelift, try adding canvas art to your outdoor living space. You can take your pick from landscapes, nature, and wildlife scenes printed on waterproof canvas to spruce up part of your patio and make it a focal point of the space. You can also easily change it depending on the seasons or your mood, and best of all, you don’t even need a toolbox full of supplies to hang it in place.
Transform your stairs with dark paint
For a bit of elegance, try painting your banister and the tops of your stairs with a dark color such as black, charcoal grey, or navy blue. This type of home makeover makes such an impact for so little effort, especially if the stairs are near your entryway.
Create a gallery wall in your living room
To liven up your living room, try creating a gallery wall. Frame mementos, family photos, old love letters, and other important items and hang them up. You can use frames of different sizes, but make sure to choose frames in the same color or finish for a cohesive look.
Add some bold color to your kitchen
Your all-white kitchen might look clean, but you can make it more inviting by adding a splash of bold color such as red or orange in it. These hues add warmth and stimulate the appetite, so they’re perfect if you’ve got picky eaters at home. Try having a red or orange accent wall or getting a new toaster, coffee maker, blender, and salt and pepper shakers in either of these colors. Add some dish towels in the same color family, and you’re all set.
Freshen up your bedroom
To update your bedroom, upholster your headboard in your favorite color or print, then dress up your bed with coordinating accent pillows. Swap out your old curtains with new ones in the same hue as your headboard, and you’ve created a little retreat for you to enjoy some peace and quiet.
You don’t have to be handy with power tools to update your home. Follow these tips to transform your home with minimal effort, and enjoy how these small changes can make your space more appealing.