Easy home decorating ideas during self-quarantine

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Are you bored during the confinement linked to COVID-19? Do you think you are on the verge of cabin fever? Keep that thought and let’s redecorate instead. No, we’re not going to do something big that costs a fortune. Instead, quite the opposite. Here’s how to decorate your home like a pro during self-quarantine without spending too much money.

change the mood

It’s quite fascinating how lighting can drastically change the mood. A change in lighting could change the entire interior mood from productive home office to home party with just a few switches. Keep in mind the three basics of interior lighting: general or ambient lighting that illuminates the room evenly, task lighting for functional purposes such as reading and office use, and last is accent lighting for decoration, adding drama to the room.

Colored mood lighting | Source: litecraft.co.uk

Play around with cool shades to go from cool to warm shades and vice versa. For a low-budget DIY trick, use colored parchment paper. Wrap them around each bulb (preferably smart) to change the hues. It’s easy, affordable and fun!

For the Artists

Do you have several old paintings lying around somewhere in the corner? Now is the perfect time to pick them up, dust them off, and hang them on your bare walls. Better yet, bring your own paintings to light – who else will see them during self-quarantine? And don’t even think about being ashamed, art is art!

Hang works | Source: apartmenttherapy.com

Paints aren’t the only option. You have a lot of free time, so why not search the net for some super cool graphic design? Print it as big as your printer allows, find an available frame and hang it! Feel free to put exciting wall decorations anywhere, even in the kitchen.

Kondo just like a boss

Have you ever heard of Marie Kondo? She invented the infamous KonMari method of organizing things. It’s time to learn his guide and start decluttering your home like a boss. It’s a perfect way to kill time, create harmony and allow positive energy to flow through you.

Treat yourself, learn the KonMari method | Source: thespruce.com

Your personal wall of fame

Being cooped up in your house for a while could make you feel sentimental, so maybe the only way out is to visit beautiful past memories. Scroll through your phone’s memory to find iconic photos of you, family and friends. Print as many as you want and stick them on a narrow wall. You now have your own wall of fame!

Personal photo wall | Source: ixxiyourworld.com

Take out the antiques

Plan a day to raid the reserve, you will find old treasures to showcase. Do you remember that Matryoshka doll you received while visiting Russia a few years ago? Glass of beer from a friend in Germany? Set of Japanese ceramics from a colleague? Place them all in your living room as conversation-friendly home decor.

Beer mugs | Source: atlasobscura.com

A photo a day keeps boredom away

The whole COVID-19 pandemic is a historic event in itself, and it will certainly pass after a while. Keep memories of self-quarantine in a dedicated scrapbook and place it in the living room so you’ll always remember how you feel in the future. Capture yourself and your family every day and get creative. Whether you want to show the dark side of the pandemic or the fun side of self-quarantine is up to you!

Scrapbooking is fun and good for the mind | Source: etsy.com

Paint fun

If painting the whole house seems too daunting, you can always play around with color by painting your old kitchen cabinet fronts for a little facelift. A fresh coat of color here and there could always lift your spirits. Best of all, it will look like you’ve upgraded your kitchen when in reality, you’ve only done the bare minimum and it costs a lot less!

Paint your cabinet doors | Source: bhg.com

Perfect imperfections

Some walls can be really in the way, like those bed nooks under the stairs. Cover them with patterned wallpaper. It also works to conceal stains and marks on the walls.

Patterned wallpaper is a foolproof gesture | Source: serenanadlily.com

Install floating shelves

It’s never too late to add extra storage space. Tools and utensils tend to pile up while the space stays the same. To overcome this situation, install a few floating shelves wherever you need them, from the bedroom to the kitchen. This way, the slanted walls turn into an ideal storage space for your excess goods.

Floating shelves for the kitchen | Source: homestolove.co.nz

Go green

Adding nature to the interior will never go wrong. Not only does it enliven the room and purify the air, but it also adds a splash of color and texture to the interior. From heartleaf to succulents, most houseplants don’t need a lot of water.

Let nature in | Source: housebeautiful.com
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