Spending time indoors doesn’t have to leave you feeling cooped up when you have a beautiful space to enjoy! This fall, tackle the bottom of your to-do list to make your wasted space functional and inviting. Finish or refinish your basement, office, or bedroom and ditch your drab rooms with some easy DIYs!
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Value Pick: Wall Transformation
Create a wow factor in any room with an easy feature wall or room full of gorgeous wallpaper! It doesn’t get easier than NuWallpaper’s Arrowhead peel and stick paper: simply measure, trim and smooth on walls, bookshelves, or side tables. Peel and stick paper is rental-friendly, easily remove it by gently peeling off walls when its job is done!
For more DIY fun, install Alexandria Primed MDF Ship Lap with a little glue and a nail gun. The Alexandria shiplap boards are notched to fit together perfectly and maintain even spacing. This design also conceals any nail heads, so there’s no need to putty and sand! Measure and cut to install vertically or horizontally and paint your primed boards any colour that fits in your fall palette.
Let there be light! Light fixtures are a sneaky feature that will keep your space looking dated. Forget your grandma’s flushmount lighting, we have modern metal and glass fixtures like the Montey Pendant Island Light to update any style. To install, disconnect power supplies and follow manufacturer instructions to secure your fixture (most just need a screwdriver!).
Another easy upgrade is swapping out decor! Ditch your dated wall art in favour of some sleek mixed metals. Mirrors are always a good idea! Try hanging our 20” Columbia Frame Solange Mirror over your dresser or in a front entry way to brighten up your walls.
For even more inspiration, check out Janine Young’s bathroom refresh! Her new mirror and wall sconce combined with some fresh paint created a whole new look. Changing a few key elements can easily transform your room in one weekend.
Premium Pick: Flooring & Paint
If your space needs some more heavy duty cosmetic upgrades, it may be time for new flooring and a fresh coat of paint. Jump on trend with a mid-tone enhanced vinyl, like this one, that will stand up to everyday wear and tear and look great doing it! Have our Project Centre run through how-tos and supplies with you to ensure your bigger DIY goes smoothly.
To finish your transformation, opt for SICO paint for any interior, exterior, furniture, or cabinets you want to tackle! SICO’s 2021 colour of the year is Blue-Winged Warbler, and we can’t get enough of the classy jade-blue.
For a truly custom DIY, dig out your painters tape to create a custom mural with some of our favourite SICO paint. Use some string and a pencil to create some circles like Kimi from Indie Home, or line up some chevrons and abstract shapes like Denika over at DC Woodworks! Check out their projects for some major inspiration:
No matter which feature you need to upgrade, you can find all the paint, decor, and expertise you need at KENT. Make the most of your home this season with a little help from KENT’s Project Centre! Your fall DIYs have never been easier.