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DIY lockdown home improvement projects for spring

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Idea #1: Give your front entrance makeover

Your front door and entranceway is the first thing people see when they step inside your home. It’s also the last thing you see when you leave it, so tying everything together is important for seamless aesthetics. If you’ve got an old or tired-looking entryway that needs sprucing up, here are three simple steps to get started.

Get busy with the paintbrush

Paint can be used as both a decorative element and a functional one. If you want to add colour but don’t have much time to spend reinventing the wheel, a lick of paint can do the trick. To do this effectively, you’ll need two cans of spray paint of your choice of colour and a brush. Start by applying a layer to all four walls; leave to dry and repeat.

Add in some texture

Adding texture to any surface adds depth and interest. Try adding wood grain wallpaper to give your hallway a more rustic feel. Or if you prefer something softer, experiment with DIY vinyl flooring tiles instead.

Establish a focal point

A great way to draw attention to your doorway is to install a feature mirror. This acts as the centrepiece of your space, rather than drawing attention to other areas that may not be as exciting. It’s also the perfect way to jazz up interiors without spending a fortune.

Idea #2 Install blinds for an easy makeover

Installing blinds into your space can inject personality into an otherwise lack-lustre environment. They’re also extremely functional; perfect for blocking out unwanted sunlight during the summer months, which is something most of us welcome in the Aussie heat.

To do this, though, you’ll need to carry out two steps:

Step 1 – Measure

Measure where you’d like to install your blinds. Make sure there’s enough room around the edges for installation. Next, measure down from the ceiling and mark off the height required. Use these measurements to pick the most suitable option from our online range.

Step 2 – Attach hardware

Attach brackets onto the backside of the frame. Use screws to secure them securely. Follow the instructions of any specific product you’ve purchased. If you need additional support, get in touch with our experts.

Idea #3: Clean up your wardrobe

No one likes opening the closet and seeing clothes tumble out on top of each other. Let’s face it, we’re all guilty. While it may not be the most exciting project to tackle, it’s the perfect way to regroup your outfits, throw away what you no longer need (or donate to charity) and create more space. Here’s how to clean up your wardrobe without spending too much money.

Step 1 – Remove hangers

Remove all hanging items from your closet. Take note of which ones you plan to hang up again later and separate them from everything else.

Step 2 – Sort clothing

Sort your clothing according to type – e.g. shirts, pants, dresses etc. Put those you wear regularly near the front of the closet. Throw away anything that doesn’t fit anymore or donate to charity.

Step 3 – Organise accessories

Put shoes, belts, scarves and bags in their own designated spots. Keep things neat and tidy. If you’re not great at keeping things in order, use storage boxes to help streamline your collection.

Final thoughts

Remember that while we continue to go through the ebbs and flows of lockdown, it’s beneficial to keep your mind and body busy. A great way to do that is by diving into at-home projects, just like these spring-ready ones.

By the time summer comes around, your home will look entirely refreshed and you’ll be able to enjoy that good, old Aussie sunshine.

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