There is no better excuse for a home makeover than the arrival of the festival of lights, here are some quick and easy renovation ideas that will help you spruce up your space this Diwali.
Festive season undoubtedly calls for a home makeover. However, with the current COVID-19 pandemic scenario and a global recession looming over, you may not be in the mood to spend gobs of money for re-doing your house just right now.
But the good news is, you don’t need to burn a huge hole in your wallet to give your house a fresh feel. There are plenty of small and relatively cheaper options that can help you get your house festive ready. Not sure where to begin? Well, we have rounded up a selection of quick and easy renovation ideas that will help you give your home a sparkling new look this Diwali. Take a look…
Spruce Up The Walls
The easiest way to bring a brilliant burst of freshness to your home spaces is by jazzing up your walls. Either give your washed-out walls a whole new look with a bright new coat of paint or opt for decorative wallpapers that will add to the celebration mood. It’s the oldest trick in the book that can help you transform your home instantly. Choose cheerful colour themes or textures as they go perfectly well with the festive vibe. Alternatively, you can even discard your old wall decorations and deck up the walls with a fancy new décor to ensure a complete makeover. Bring down the old paintings and artefacts and replace them with contemporary art-pieces or simply add a personal touch by decorating your walls with family photographs.
Brighten Up The Ceiling
While re-doing the house, one often tends to forget about the fifth wall of our house – The ceiling. You will simply be amazed as to how your house can suddenly feel brand new with just a pop of colour on the ceiling. Hence a simple and budget-friendly way to ensure that your house breathes freshness this festive season is by pepping up your ceiling. A dash of hue on the usually white painted ceiling can instantly change the way your room looks. Just ensure to choose a colour that compliments the rest of the décor.
Revamp The Furniture
It is not always feasible to splurge on new furniture to change the appearance of your home, but it is possible to turn your old furniture from boring to fab with simple innovative ideas that ensure the feeling of newness. You can either style the old furniture with stencils, refinish it to give a brand-new look, paint or stain it, or simply use a slipcover to revamp your furniture and change the whole feel of your house. The internet is loaded with plenty of DIY solutions to enliven your old furniture this festive season.
Update The Kitchen Hardware
Kitchen is the heart of every house and during the festive season, the one space that you often look forward to jazzing up is your kitchen space. Well, the simplest and budget-friendly way to change the appearance of your cookhouse is to replace the knobs and pulls on drawers and cabinets. You will be surprised to witness how a small change like such can drastically change the overall look of one of your favourite spaces of the house.
Change Light Fixtures
Replacing your old light fixtures with new ones can improve the look and feel of any room. If you don’t wish to invest in new fixtures, you can even simply swap light fixtures from one room with another and still achieve your home makeover goal for Diwali. You can even revamp your old light fixtures by just replacing the cover. Replacing a light fixture is easy, quick and can instantly update your home.
Decorate Your Entrance
Nothing speaks volumes about your personality and home as much as the entrance of your house. Hence decorating the entrance is vital, if you aim to give a sparkling new look to your house during the festival of lights. You can effortlessly do it by simply painting the front door, placing new flower pots or artefacts at the entryway, changing the mailbox, or putting up a new nameplate. You can choose a traditional theme décor for the entrance that can add a festive new look to the house.
Jazz Up Your Dining Area
The one space in your house that is used the most during Diwali is your dining area. And the good news is you can easily add a dash of newness to this space with a few simple changes. Buy new table runners or you can easily make some new ones from old sarees and left-over fabrics that have highlights of gold. You can further give a festive upgrade to your dining space by using candle stands, table mats, adding new lights or simply by buying new crockery.
So, all you need to do is a few amendments here and there, and your house shall be festive ready.