Have you suddenly found yourself cooped up in the house this month? Us, too. These DIY home project ideas will refresh your space for spring and blast the social-distancing blues.

1. Gallery Wall

You can use things you already have around your house to hop on this trend! Arrange different sizes of artwork or photos collage-style onto a single wall. You can stick to a theme like black and white, or mix colors and prints together. You can also include mirrors or found objects such as driftwood and seashells for a personal touch. Make sure to plan your layout on the floor before taking to the hammer and nails!

2. Plants

You can add life to your rooms—literally—by adding house plants to your space. Enjoy the punch of color they add to a room and the boost to your mental well-being.

3. Pillow Pockets

Have an old pair of jeans that doesn’t fit anymore? Cut the back pockets off and add them to the covers on your throw pillows! You can stitch the pockets on, or use a layer of fusible fleece and an iron—perfect for those remotes that always seem to go missing.

4. Green Housecleaning Supplies

As regular cleaning products are flying off the shelves, take this opportunity to go green with your cleaning supplies. Pinterest has tons of recipes for anything from glass cleaner to laundry detergent. Check out this recipe for an all-purpose cleaner:
– 1/2 cup white vinegar
– juice of one lemon
– 2 cups of water
– 1/2 teaspoon Castile soap
5. Increase Your Space

Is your small space getting to you? A strategically placed mirror can help make your room look bigger. Experts say the more light a room receives, the bigger it feels, so try moving your mirror across from a window to fake some extra breathing room.

6. Chunky Knit Blanket

Just because it’s spring doesn’t mean you don’t need a giant, cozy blanket to snuggle up with on the couch. Check out this popular Youtube tutorial for making your own instead of buying an expensive version from the store. Just pick out your favorite yarn!

7. Declutter

Seems like a no-brainer, right? The simplest way to refresh your space is to use this extra time to go through those boxes in the closet and the junk drawers in the kitchen. Have things you don’t want to throw out but still want out of the house? This is the perfect time to sort items into bags to go to donation and consignment, or you can take photos to post to buy-sell websites or places such as Facebook Marketplace.

8. Mason Jar Sconces

Gather up your extra baby food and mason jars and mount or hang them on wood panels. You can add lights, or decorate the mason jars with paint and ribbon and add flower arrangements.

9. Shop Your Stash

You don’t need to buy new home decor items to keep things looking brand-new. Walk around the rooms in your house and see if a lamp, chair, or piece or art from one room might give new life to another room. Don’t be afraid to mix up your color themes!

10. Rearrange

When all else fails, grab the kids and rearrange the furniture! Hitting refresh on a room’s layout is a simple way to make things feel new again.

Laura Masiar

Laura Masiar is a freelance writer from Annapolis, Maryland. When she’s not writing about lifestyle and fashion, Laura can be found playing outside with her two chocolate labs. You can find her on both Instagram and Twitter at @Lcmasiar.

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