Spend family time sprucing up your home with an easy how-to guide

The winter school break is here and the kids will be home for almost three weeks. If you have no planned getaways these holidays then we have just the fun bonding ideas for you and the family. BONUS… They’ll help you revamp your home, too.

If you didn’t get a chance to clear out a few things to get your home winter ready, this is the perfect time to ensure you are aligned to the cold season. Make this process less of a chore, but a little fun by involving the whole family in the process this year.

Dulux has put together a couple of DIY ideas on how you and your family can make your home fabulous on a budget;

Find inspiration

Draw inspiration from Pinterest and décor publications. The first step would be to gather clippings, pins and pictures that inspire you and your family together. Get the kids to create mood boards of how they envision the makeover, this should be a fun exercise and will allow them to explore their creative side.

Keep it tidy

Get rid of all the clutter in your home in preparation for the exciting makeover day. While the kids may not be able to move the bigger furniture pieces it would be ideal to have them declutter their rooms – get rid of all the toys, books and clothes they may no longer need, and donate them to a charity of their choice.

Make a statement

Keep costs to a minimum by not painting the entire (house or) room, but choosing a feature wall that will be the center of attraction. Glam it up by applying a bold statement colour, or painting vertical lines in different colours. To help you select a colour for your wall, try using the Dulux Visualizer App so you can immediately see which colours compliment your furniture.

We advise against children painting, so while the adults paint the walls, the children could create art pieces using oil pastels and water paints and these can be framed and used in one of the rooms.

Revive old furniture

There are some pieces that hold sentimental value in a home even though they might be dated. They might not necessarily compliment your modern furniture, like a chair you inherited from your grandparents. Rather than throwing these out, revive them. Revive the wood by using the Dulux Woodgard to give it a fresh look. Or… choose a bright colour and give it a colourful makeover that will make it stand out in your home. You could even replace the knobs of an old chest of drawer to make it look trendy.

Have fun bonding with your family with these ideas and please take pictures and tag @DuluxSouthAfrica and @ImThatMomZA on Facebook so we can join in on your fun.


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