If you’re looking for some colour inspiration – experts believe sage green is sticking around and making an impact in 2021. It makes a great accompanying shade for grey’s and other pastel shades. Or take inspiration from Pantone themselves. Pantone’s colour of the year 2021 is a joint effort – Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, a bright uplifting yellow.
If you have wallpaper you will need to strip this first and similarly if you have existing paint on the walls you can start by using a hot air paint stripper to remove old coats of paint. Then, sand the surface to make sure it is perfectly smooth. Wipe away dust and shavings and then add the paint.
Display New Art Pieces
Add colour and something new to your home by displaying some new art pieces. Go with sculptures, vases and accessories on tabletops, bookcases and shelves. Dress up walls with framed art. Photographs, modern art, water-colours and sketches all make a different statement and can be used to create different effects throughout your home.
Even things that you wouldn’t normally consider as art can be framed and used to add interest to your walls. Things like postcards, vintage advertisements, illustrations from books, ticket stub collections, maps and memorabilia from favourite vacations or hobbies can be used as unique art.
Create a Custom Piece of Furniture
Updating an existing piece of furniture to make something new is a fun and functional project to take on this year. Use a piece you already have or transform a thrift store find into a custom piece.
There are so many ways you can do this project, from refinishing an antique piece to bring back its original beauty to adding a new finish and hardware to give it a modern look. You can also repurpose an old piece and use it for something new. For example, turn an old table into a desk, a dresser into a storage unit for your entertainment room or a bookcase into a kitchen hutch.
Creating the Perfect Home Office
2020 became the year of home working, and in 2021 that is set to continue. Many workplaces and workers have found that home working is extremely beneficial for work/life balance, productivity and motivation. Therefore, if you were putting off creating that perfect home office space – put it off no longer.
“Remote work and other technological advantages spurred by stay-at-home orders will long outlast the pandemic.” – Anurag Kahol, CTO and co-founder at Bitglass
Creating a whole new room may seem impossible – however there are plenty of clever home office ideas to create a space that is flexible, productive and doesn’t break the bank.