13 DIY Weekend Projects to Make Your Family Home Comfortable

Making your home as comfortable as possible for your family is probably something you think about often. You want to make sure that everything is working properly and that everyone can find their own comfort within the space. 

This often requires a lot of careful planning when it comes to decoration, renovations, and even home projects. If you’re searching for ways to quickly improve your home there are some DIY projects that you can tackle quite easily. 

Here’s a look at some of the best ones you can take on.

Create an Accent Wall

Accent walls are a great way for you to make a wall in your room stand out. You can make it the focal point of the room very easily. The point of an accent wall is that it should,” jump out” at you when you look at it. 

This means that you’re going to choose vivid colors if you’re simply going to paint the wall. Make sure that it contrasts heavily with the colors that are already there. 

Many people also choose to use wallpapers that have vibrant patterns on them. 

A great idea is to create geometric patterns using painter’s tape.

Install Floating Shelves

Are you short on storage space? If things are getting a little bit cumbersome and untidy in your home then floating shelves can help.

These are easy to install especially when you buy them ready-made. All you have to do is get out your drill and start installing. They are amazing and bring a wow factor to the room that is unmistakable. 

You can use them to store books and display beautiful art or figurines. Some people even use them to create indoor gardens. Now that’s versatility!

Upgrade Cabinets

You can go ahead and give your home a quick makeover by upgrading your cabinet’s hardware. Take out all the old knobs that are on the cabinets and put in new ones. 

There are so many different styles out there that you’re sure to find something that will blow your mind away. 

Eye-catching statement knobs can really be a solid upgrade. It’s a renovation on the cheap that you can DIY and get great results.

Create Art

Even if you think you have no creative bones in your body. Dig around long enough and you can find one. 

There are fun DIY art projects that you can do very easily. You can try abstract painting and even painting by numbers. 

All of this makes unique original artwork that you can use to spruce up your home in no time.

If you have kids you can get them involved in this as well. It will be fun for them and it’s a great way for them to contribute to decorating the household. Every time they pass a piece they will be reminded of their input.

Install Mirrors

If you’re trying to hit a room with a lot of light but you can’t afford to knock out walls or add more windows then mirrors are a great way to do this. 

Carefully plan out where you place your mirrors. They can reflect light and make a room look even brighter than it is.

Mirrors can also help a small space look larger as well. The good news is that you don’t even have to break the bank to get great mirrors.

It’s very possible to find one on the cheap. All you have to do is just to go thrifting. You are sure to find mirrors and even old frames that you can bring home and renovate as well as decorate. 

Upgrade Your Window Treatments

Another fun DIY project that is sure to make your home “pop” is revamping your current curtains or blinds. You can choose textures and fibers that are complementary in style. 

This is the best way to make sure that you don’t miss the mark and install something that just does not look great. This is a very straightforward project that you can easily handle by yourself without the help of a professional.

Cozy Up Your Bedroom

Getting a bedroom looking extra cozy is another way for you to spruce up your home and make it comfortable for everyone. A great way to get started is to get a customized headboard.

You can get some wood from the hardware store or you can even reclaim old wood that is lying around in the form of old doors or old furniture. If you can get an upholstered panel this is also good. 

You can create a stylish headboard on the cheap. This type of headboard usually adds a rustic feel to the bedroom.

Upcycle Furniture

Another step you can take is to make sure that you are upcycling old furniture. This will give them a new lease on life even if they need life support. 

Doing DIY projects on these is a bit like life support and it often works. 

There is a lot you can do. If you have wooden pieces of furniture you can sand these down as well. 

All of this is easy to do and can be done in a weekend depending on how much furniture you have. You can create an eye-catching effect just by doing simple things.

Create a Chalkboard Wall

If you have kids, a fun project that you can do is a chalkboard wall. Transform a section of any room in your home into a functional and usable chalkboard. You can put this in your home office, your kitchen, or your kid’s rooms. 

You can jot down notes or create art on these boards. You can even leave messages to your loved ones. It doesn’t have to be messages about it being whose turn it is to take out the trash. It can be little love notes that you leave around as well.

Get Rid of Outdated Lighting Fixtures

Lighting fixtures are easy to install and it is a good way for you to spruce up your home as well. You can install pendant lights in the kitchen or even a chandelier in your dining or living room. 

Since lighting fixtures come in such a diverse style, it’s easy to bring a touch of elegance into the room while bringing in beautiful lighting as well. Always make sure that you are asking for energy-efficient bulbs for this project though. 

You don’t want your electricity bill to break the bank. Find out what designs are trendy and take a look at those but do make sure that they are functional for your living space as well.

Door Makeovers

This is one of the easiest and most exciting projects you can do for your home.

This is especially true if you focus on your front door. If you want to up your curb appeal and get people to stop in their tracks as they’re passing your house then upgrading your front door is a perfect way to do it. 

You can add unique pops of color to your front door or even apply a stencil finish to it.

What’s more, you don’t have to stop at the front door. You can do this for any door in your home as well.

Build a Deck

One of the easiest ways to increase the value of your home is to build a deck. If you think about it, you’re adding to the square footage of the home and this is always a good thing. 

A deck is a great place for you to lounge around with your family, especially in those warm summer months. It’s a place where you can entertain as well. 

If you find this project a little bit too expensive you can hire a contractor to assist you. 

They will be able to give you professional advice since they understand the materials needed. Your contractor should have a wide range of experience in both commercial and residential buildings. 

This means they will have knowledge of the commercial construction glossary as well as the types of material that are best for your project. However, don’t be afraid to start by yourself; you can lasso in professional help when it gets complicated.

Create a DIY Bookshelf

DIY bookshelves are another great project you can take on. You can create a custom bookshelf to display all your favorite reads. 

You can use reclaimed wood crates or even old ladders to create this bookshelf. 

Do your research and you’ll find exactly how you can go about executing this project. You’ll be adding storage space and getting a nice focal point in any room.

If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and take on a challenge then any of these DIY projects will help you. You will see positive outcomes and you will likely enjoy the fruit of your labor for many years to come.  There is nothing more exciting than that!

Imagine enjoying something that you did over the weekend for decades to come. That’s surely enough motivation to get you started, no matter what challenges lie ahead.



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