Interior Design Projects to Keep Busy While Social Distancing

interior design projects to keep busy while social distancing

While you’re safe at home waiting for this crisis to clear, you might be looking for ways to pass the time. There’s always plenty to do around the house, if you have the time, energy and desire to do so. Here are some interior design projects to keep busy while social distancing.

Custom Murals

There’s an artist inside all of us! Rather than purchasing expensive artwork, why not create a masterpiece of your own. Purchase a large canvas, find inspiration online, and start painting. This is a great way to add unique decor to your home. Best of all, you can select colors and a theme that perfectly matches your needs.

If you’re not much of an artist, you can still add a personal touch with paint by number kits. Yes, they do exist and are quite affordable. Choose from existing designs, such as those offered by Bling Painting or submit your own hi-res photo to companies like PaintNumbers.

Organize Storage Closets

Closets are one of the most important features of a home, yet most are neglected and not optimized. You can greatly improve the value of your storage space by spending some time organizing it.

  1. Clear Out – Start by removing everything from the storage closet.
  2. Categorize – Place items in groups/categorize as you remove them.
  3. Evaluate Needs – Think about your storage needs given the types and amounts of items you need to store.
  4. Design Storage Space – Now, evaluate configuration options. Should you add shelves, baskets, labels, and other organizational tools to the closet?
  5. Restore – Place items back in the closet with similar items near each other. This will make it easier for you to find the things you need in the future.

An organized and decluttered closet saves you time and energy. It’s also pleasing to the eyes, which adds huge value psychologically, especially when you are confined to your home.

Re-arrange Furniture

One of our favorite interior design projects to keep busy while social distancing is re-arranging furniture. OK, so it might sound a little silly, but moving around furniture can actually freshen up your living space. Since you’re spending so much time there now, a change can also break up the monotony. Re-arranging furniture is also an opportunity to improve the layout and functionality of your home. Could furniture in one room be more useful in another? Can moving even a single piece of furniture free up valuable space or allow traffic to flow better through a room? Use your creativity and have some fun!

More Interior Design Projects to Keep Busy While Social Distancing

You’re probably spending a lot of time on your phone or computer these days. Websites such as Pinterest and Houzz are great resources for other interior design projects to keep busy while social distancing. Think about an aspect of your home that you wish to improve, and then start searching. Fortunately, many supplies can be purchased online these days, so you don’t need to leave your home to start an interior design project. For home offices, read our blog post on improving productivity through home office interior design changes. For larger projects, gather your thoughts and ideas. Once things return to normal, visit our showroom and speak to our Massachusetts interior design consultants. We will be delighted to assist you!

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