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4 home DIY ideas to totally transform your space

24th August 2022

There’s something distinctly satisfying about taking on and successfully completing a DIY project.

There aren’t many better feelings than being able to stand back and admire the fruits of your own labour, and DIY is a great way to make home improvements without breaking the bank.

Even the smallest of adjustments can make a big change to the look and feel of your space. A little refurbish here or an upcycle there can bring a brand new look and feel to your space. For decades here at Cover My Furniture, we’ve been helping people to introduce a brand new style to their living rooms. Our delightful selection of handmade sofa covers can completely re-invigorate your living room, and we’ve also got a few DIY ideas that will definitely help you to completely transform your lounge space.

Plan ahead

It’s worth taking a little bit of time to just step back and visualise exactly what it is you want to achieve. Ask yourself, “what do I want the finished room to look like?” From there, you can make notes or create a mood board to help stimulate your creative juices. It’s best to cover every angle, including your furniture, soft furnishings, and accessories, as these will all work together to complement your space. If you need some extra inspiration, check out a couple of home and decor magazines or social media pages. There are plenty of examples out there!

Upcycle your items

Even if you’re planning on completely transforming the look and feel of your living space, you don’t need to discard all your living room items and replace them with something new! Upcycling is easy, fun, and it saves waste (not to mention money!). Pretty much anything can be upcycled – tables, chair, and picture frames can all be completely rejuvenated by a good sand down, re-paint and varnish.

For example you could brighten up a large mirror by painting the frame in a more vibrant colour, or try the same with a picture frame. The possibilities are endless!

Hunt for bargains

You’ll find no end to people selling their unwanted items online. Just because it’s not the right item for them, doesn’t mean it won’t be right for you, and it’s often the case that you can find fantastic new items at bargain prices when you spend a bit of time scrolling through social media marketplaces. If you’re willing to do the research, there are plenty of great bargains out there for you to find and then feature in your new living room design.

Rejuvenate your sofa

If your sofa’s looking a little tired and in need of a bit of a freshen up, you’re in the right place. In most living rooms, the sofa serves as the focal point, and given that the sofa is the beating heart of the lounge, keeping it looking fresh and full of life is a key aspect of achieving a consistently stylish and vibrant living room feel. Here at Cover My Furniture, we’ve got an abundance of sofa and chair covers to complement an array of different themed living rooms, whatever your style goals are.

Our in house team of furniture specialists can help you breathe new life into your sofa and chairs with a custom made replacement fitted cover that’s made to measure and perfectly suited to you. If you’re having trouble deciding on a style, or you’re looking for something in particular, don’t hesitate to let one of us know – you can get in touch using the contact form on our website, or through our Facebook or Instagram. We’re always happy to hear from you

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