You’re married, you’ve moved in and now you’re wondering how to improve your home or apartment together. If the two of you are looking for a fresh look, but you’re not ready to move, DIY projects are often the perfect answer. You don’t have to commit to a 2 week renovation of your home or apartment to get that great new feeling, either. Here are a few quick projects to consider that will give you the satisfaction of improving your home as a newlywed couple.
Repaint your Trim
Whether you’re talking about the interior trim in your apartment or the exterior trim on your house, a quick repaint is a simple project the two of you can do together, and it won’t cost you a bundle. Pick out a color you think will look nice at the hardware store, grab a gallon and a couple of brushes, then get busy painting! Worried about trying a color other than white? Check out the Sherwin-Williams paint visualizer. You can upload a photo of your room and see what your trim will look like in thousands of colors.
Add a Light Fixture
Stop by Lowes or check out LightingDirect.com for inspiration. Did you know that there are fixtures that can change your boring overhead lighting into cool hanging lights by simply screwing them into the current socket? Pick something fun to hang over your dining room table or entryway and be prepared for compliments the next time you have friends over.
Plant Some Flowers
Whether the two of you are apartment dwellers or you have your own home, adding some flowers in the spring, summer, or even the fall is a great way to improve the look of your place. If you live in an apartment, add a window box or a few pots out on your balcony. If you don’t have either of those options, there are certainly some blooming plants you can put near a window. If you have a home, put in an entire flowerbed. Just make certain you know what grows best in your geographic zone before you ever start the planting process. If you’re at Home Depot you can scan the QR code on a flower pot to get all of the care tips for the plants.
DIY projects always make you feel better about yourself and are a great way to build your marriage as you improve your surroundings. What DIY projects have you done recently?