April 2017 is DIY Month: Complete Your Decorating Projects

With the children off school and the lengthy Easter bank holiday, April provides the perfect opportunity to complete those decorating projects around your house! We've crowned it 'DIY month' and we're going to share some fab decorating ideas with you, to help refresh your homes this Spring.

 

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The summer is fast approaching and with it comes those summer get-togethers and garden parties! So make sure your home is looking fresh and revived. Use April DIY Month to bring your home and garden to life! Here are some ideas for making your spaces look as good as new...

 

Create a kitchen splashback

If your kitchen is looking drab and dated, there's one quick way of injecting some character. Add a splashback. This is an easily wipeable surface that stands behind the sink or cooker and catches any moisture or pan fat. But, more importantly, it's an opportunity to inject some colour or pattern! Tiles make for fabulous, stylish splashback surfaces. For a bright summery look, try patchwork mosaic tiles, as shown below!

 

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Want more stylish ideas for your kitchen? Visit our post: Kitchen Trends 2017.

 

Jazz up the fireplace

If you're entertaining the guests in your living room this Spring / Summer, make the most of your fireplace! The fireplace can act of the main focal point of the room. Sadly, though, lots of us neglect our fireplaces. Bringing yours to life is easy. If you have a burner installed, simply add some textured split face tiles around it! Don't worry - the heat shouldn't effect them.

 

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Refresh your furniture

Got some faded, lifeless wooden furniture that you wouldn't mind reviving? It couldn't be easier! Sand them down, to make sure they're ready for a coat of paint, and then give them a coating of a nice, bright colour. This will turn them into accent pieces - bright pops of colour that are guaranteed to catch the eye of your guests! Bright yellow is a very popular accent colour for 2017!

RELATED: COLOUR TRENDS 2017

 

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Transform your bathroom into a spa-styled sanctuary

With all the stresses of life, it's nice to lock ourselves in the bathroom at the end of a hard day, so we can soak in the tub and wash away our worries. Wouldn't relaxing be so much easier if our bathroom providing the right setting? Create your own calming spa-styled sanctuary by introducing a natural scheme into your bathroom. All it takes is some stone effect tiles on the walls and floors! Here's a quick guide on how to tile a bathroom!

 

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Feeling crafty? Make a mosaic table!

Another great way of injecting some character into a room this DIY Month is to create a mosaic side table. Perfect for standing beside a bed or an armchair, a metallic mosaic side table will instantly freshen up an interior space, and it doesn't cost much to make! Here's a step by step guide.

 

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Create an outdoor living area this DIY Month

With the sunny weather on its way, it's important to get those gardens looking a little more hospitable! A major garden trend for 2017 is the idea of creating an outdoor living area. That way, you're getting more living space for your money! Simply introduce a patio area, an outdoor dining table, and you're ready to enjoy al fresco dining and barbecues with your friends and loved ones!

 

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There you go - some fab projects to crack on with this April DIY Month, ready for one fantastic summer!

 

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Callum Chester

Having headed up the content at Walls and Floors since 2012, Callum Chester shares expert advice, trends and home styling imagery with the likes of Ideal Home, Good Homes and Real Homes on a daily basis. An experienced content writer, Callum is also the creator of Design Peach, a blog of 'sweet, bite-sized ideas for the home and garden'

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