5 Weekend Home Decorating Projects for Summer

As the summer takes hold and winter becomes a distant memory, like many Australians your thoughts are likely to have turned to interior decorating ideas.

Here are some of the top trends for the months ahead.

1. Give your front door a makeover

One of the first features of your property that people will notice is your front door - so why does it often get overlooked when we decorate our homes?

If you're fortunate enough to have a wooden door then your weekend project couldn't be simpler. Strip back the existing paintwork, sand away any imperfections and apply a primer.

Once this has dried, you can start to apply whatever colour you choose. Why not go for a striking red or green, or something more traditional such as black?

2. Invest in new window coverings

If you're fed up of seeing the same blinds or curtains day after day, you may want to think about investing in some new ones.

Bold patterns are very much on trend at the moment and can look particularly stunning against a plainer backdrop.

3. Try upcycling

The upcycling trend has taken the design world by storm over the past few years and the best part is that it's easy to achieve within your own home.

Simply find an old piece of furniture that you've fallen out of love with and give it a little TLC - there are plenty of craft ideas online for you to draw inspiration from.

4. Get organised

Most people have an area of their home that could do with some organisation, so dedicate a weekend to doing just that.

Go in search of innovative storage solutions and reclaim your space - you'll be surprised how positive it makes you feel.

5. Give woodwork a lick of paint

It's amazing how much difference a fresh coat of paint can make - give your skirting boards, window ledges and doors a once over then stand back and admire the results.


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