Making the most of your home during lockdown

This is a collaborative post

A lot of people have made the most of the recent lockdown and spent it making improvements to their homes

I have watched in awe as friends and influencers have thrown themselves (and their families) headlong into renovating their space. While I have ideas about my dream house  home improvements can be done on a reasonable budget.

deckchair on grass

Making the most of outdoor space

One of my Facebook friends and member of my Facebook group, Erica’s Lockdown Lock-in, was featured in the Mail following her families efforts in the garden. They made an overgrown, scrubby, pizza-shaped, patch of garden into a lovely family haven. Plus, they did it on a tight budget. Now they can spend evenings outside watching films. Their neighbours join them watching over the fence – socially distanced of course.

People haven’t stopped at gardens though.

Creating a home office

A lot of people have found themselves working from home, which sounds great but add in a couple of screaming kids and home schooling and all of a sudden it’s not so appealing.

I have seen quite a few people have managed to carve themselves out a small, quiet haven in their home or even their shed! Who wouldn’t want an office in their garden away from all the distractions? I know I would.

Not everyone is lucky enough to be able to secure a spot to work in their home or garden though *sob* and continue to work fro the sofa or dining room.

Creating a living room sanctuary

If, like us, you spend most of your time in your living room then it’s important it is a space to enjoy and relax. At the beginning of lockdown we had big ideas about tidying and clearing out but they didn’t last long. The problem was that no where was open to get rid of all that stuff. However, one thing we have noticed is that we could do with replacement aluminium windows and that is something we will get on with as soon as it is safe to do.

Our carpet has certainly seen better days but the thought of moving furniture to replace it makes me shiver so I think I might invest in a nice rug. I have seen lots from as little as £30 all the way up to the sort of money I will never have to spend on a rug!

I have also noticed people are filling their indoor spaces with plants, especially air clearing plants. I love greenery indoors but have avoided it for a few years due to having two, small, boisterous boys. Boys, plants, soil and cream carpets do not go well together. I currently have one plant that has survived since before lock down so I have high hopes – I might even give it a name!

Creating the bedroom of your dreams

Do you see what I did there?!

Our bedroom has long been somewhere we crash, exhausted, at the end of the day. As our children get older I think it is high time we made our bedroom a space to relax and enjoy. Time to pick all the clothes up off the floor, put the make-up away in a drawer and generally make a nicer space to relax in. 

I intend to make the most of the Summer sales online and will treat us to new a duvet cover – that always gives a bedroom an instant lift.

What have you done in your home or garden during lockdown?

 

 

 

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