Because of the pandemic, people all over the world have been told to stay home for a significant amount of time. A lot of people have turned to baking and online classes to relieve their boredom. If those are not for you, why not take the time to improve your home? Here are three ways you can take your apartment to the next level without stepping outside:
Since you’re spending more time at home, why not take this time to get more comfortable? In Singapore, an online furniture shop can deliver your dream bed or sofa right to your doorstep. You only have to measure right to make sure that there will be no problems come delivery day. To make sure that the chair or table you’re eyeing will fit your home, use 3-D apps. There are free and paid home design apps for your phone and computer that can help you visualise how a piece of furniture would look like at your house.
When buying online, it’s important to read the store’s exchange policy before checkout. Don’t be shy to send an inquiry if you have any questions. Make sure that everything is clear from the start.
Do-it-yourself Home Projects
You can add architectural elements and centrepieces using materials you already have. If you’re a fan of arts and crafts, try your hand at creating paper flowers that look great in every room. It’s a great activity to do with your kids. Also, you can spray the flowers with perfume so that they can be both pretty and fragrant. If you have old clothes that you don’t wear anymore, you can repurpose them. Transform your old jeans into decorative tassels for curtains or pockets for storage. If you have clothes with nice patterns, you can use them as wall art or wallpaper.
If you don’t have anything at home you’d like to use, you can always have them delivered. Order a tub of paint and give your cabinets a new look. If you’re going to use chalk paint, make sure that you use soft wax over it to make sure that it lasts long.
Rearrange Your Furniture
Don’t be afraid of thinking out of the box when redesigning your home. Just because a room has been labelled as the living room when you rented it doesn’t mean that it has to stay that way forever. Why not make a bigger dining area by moving your chairs and sofa around? This is ideal if you have a big family or if you like to invite people over.
Use the 3-D app to imagine how your space would look like after the rearrangement. Interior designer Christina Murphy recommends pushing your sofa back to the wall for more space. You can also make use of curtains or screens to divide rooms.
As you stay home, you might as well take the time to make it better. Don’t be discouraged if you make a mistake. You can always start small before taking on ambitious projects. Ask your kids and your significant other to help you so that it can be a bonding and learning experience for all.