Posted on 06th November, 2020

Interior design – Lockdown Activities

By Laura O'Sullivan

The nation goes back into lockdown. So, what can you do around the house?

Lockdown gives us all the opportunity to have more time. More time to spend with our family and time to improve our home. Those pesky jobs you’re putting off can finally have your full attention. Things like cleaning out the gutter, panelling your lounge wall or sprucing up the bedroom are bound to make many peoples lists.

Bear I mind it may be more difficult to acquire materials so its best not to be too ambitious with your projects. But there are still plenty of ways to smarten up your home and just in time for Christmas!

If you feel you need some inspiration on how to improver your home this lockdown, this one’s for you.

1. Panelling

As we just mentioned, wall panelling has become a huge hit in the world of interior design. There are so many DIY tutorials and online resources to guide you through the process. This can be a very cost-effective way to completely transform boring, dull walls in your hallway, lounge or bedroom.

wall panelling
Wall panelling in the bedroom. Source: Pinterest
2. Outside

Before the weather gets too bad this year, get yourselves outside. Gardens are often overlooked in terms of living space but can be a place that offers much needed time away. Clear out the old, broken pots and tired furniture in replace of some new chairs and a heater. Something that’s high on the priority list for homes during lockdown.

3. Colour scheme

Bored of duck egg featuring throughout your whole home? Then it’s definitely time to rethink your colour scheme. If you need some inspiration, take a look at Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2021 – Brave Ground. Which looks stunning with a range of colours such as blues or pinks.  

4. Art

Whether you’re an avid art collector or an amateur yourself, it may be time to rethink what’s in your frames. Get creative and try things yourself, you may be surprised to find an artist in you! Gallery walls are a simple, easy way to completely transform a wall. Similarly, to wall panelling. All you need is a printer, ink and some classic black frames.

Gallery Wall. Source: Pinterest
5. Rethink rugs

Rugs can be a staple part of a room. So, swapping it out can make a huge difference to your home. Simply changing your old, patterned rug with a shaggy white and black one can have your space looking more Scandinavian than traditional.

6. Upcycle

Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming unwanted or old products into new materials or items. It’s the extremely cost-effective way to reuse materials as well as reduce our footprint. Take a read of Good Housekeeping’s long list of ideas for inspiration. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/craft-ideas/how-to/g139/genius-upcycling-ideas/

7. Deep clean

And we mean deep! Think every nut and cranny, every skirting board and every hidden corner. It really is time to put on those marigolds and have your home sparkling for the festive season.

Wavensmere Homes

There are many ways to keep busy and focused through lockdown. Now more than ever it’s so important to focus on your living arrangements so you feel happy and comfortable. Working from home is becoming more and more normal and we have seen a huge shift in demand for three-bedroom properties. Particularly on our Derby site – Nightingale Quarter.

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