DIY-ideas that make your room look like your Pinterest board

In this article, you will find some DIY-ideas that you and your roomie can do together to bring out the spring feeling in the apartment.

DIY-ideas that make your room look like your Pinterest board

Spring is around the corner and we long for the new season like never before. Now that the sun has started to shine again, you may also be excited to update your home decor. During this transitional season, we are eager to bring back the pastels while keeping warm. Updating your home and making it look like your Pinterest-board is actually easier than you might think. In this article, you will find some DIY-ideas that you and your roomie can do together to bring out the spring feeling in the apartment.

A chunky blanket is not only useful, it is also the easiest way to renew the living room with a splash of color. Pick a fresh pastel or a sunny yellow for the spring season and throw it over a sofa or armchair for the right feeling. A blanket is easy to knit yourself, but to make it go faster, it is a good idea to choose the thickest needles you can find and a yarn that goes with. Another quick way is to arm knit the blanket, which doesn’t require any knitting needles at all. It is also a convenient way to use up old textiles that lie at the bottom of the cabinets by cutting them up and use them instead of regular yarn, which gives the fabrics new life and doesn’t require any new purchases.

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If you’re still working from home this spring, there is an easy way to optimize storage in your home office. Collect all the pencils and note pads in one place using matching home made baskets. They are also perfect for storing skin care product or makeup in the bathroom, in case you don’t have a home office. Crocheting storage baskets is perfect for beginners, and all you need is a crochet hook, cotton yarn and a darning needle.

What to search for on YouTube: Crochet basket tutorial

Bring out your inner artists with mug painting. Update single-colored mugs that you have at home or find them cheap at your local thrift store. Use paint or pencils for porcelain to create abstract motifs, draw flowers or write funny quotes. You can easily adapt it to your skill level and create something personal. Sky is the limit!

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Reuse old glass jars from the grocery store as storage jars in the kitchen. Remove the label and clean it before use, then fill them up with whatever you have at home. Spices, sugar and tea are some suggestions. Collect the jars on a nice tray that you have laying around and place it on the dining table, put them on a wooden cutting board on the kitchen counter or on an open kitchen shelf. Large jars and glass bottles can also be used as flower vases.

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Lampshades can be upcycled in many different ways. You can, for example, use fabric or leftover wallpaper that you already have at home to dress up an existing one. If you are looking for a slightly more advanced project, you can turn a basket into a lampshade or pendant lamp. You can also put your plants in old baskets and hang them from the ceiling, which is perfect if you don’t have a lot of floor space or furniture to put them on.

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Is something missing on the walls? Creating your own art is an effective way to make your apartment look more personal, and it doesn’t have to be difficult. If portrait painting is outside of your comfort zones, you can try to make some textured art pieces instead. It’s even better if you still have some filler and leftover paint left since moving in, then you can use the leftovers to paint on a regular canvas. Classic white or another lovely color is completely up to you.

What to search for on YouTube: DIY textured art