Even during ‘lockdown, there are things you can do to brighten your house or condo.

Here are some decor projects that anyone can try to make their place look more Instagram-worthy – no matter whether it’s a large family home or a flatshare with friends.

These simple styling tips can help to make our living spaces feel like new, a little can go a long way, especially when you’re talking about simple decor changes such as rearranging furniture etc.

Disinfect your home

This should be first on your to-do list.

Deep-clean your bathroom

This could be a tiring and potentially disgusting chore, but now is the time to tackle it. Clean wall and floor tiles with a tile or all-purpose cleaner, deep-clean the grout with bleach. Pour cleaning solution or bleach in the toilet bowl, let sit for an hour, scrub and flush.


During ‘lockdown, try to ensure that your house is not cluttered, it would be smart to make your home clutter-free and spacious so that you don’t get crippled by an overwhelming feeling of claustrophobia

Rearrange the furniture

Rearrange sofas, offset the coffee table – forget the rule book for a minute and rethink your space imaginatively.

The simple practice of putting things in a new spot will bring a little excitement to a tired (and at the moment) much-seen room.

Restyle shelves

A simple practice, but a highly effective one for completely changing the look in any room. Clear the shelves, give everything a thorough dust and start to restyle how things were displayed.

This is a great opportunity to declutter, to display items in a more organised and curated way.

Display pictures with a fresh perspective

Whether you have a picture ledge or a gallery wall of hanging frames, a quick reshuffle of positions makes all the difference.

Plus, you can give them all a much-needed clean while you do so.

Get in the garden

The garden is a great place to start your lockdown DIY while also getting out of the house and getting some fresh air.


Placing houseplants is also a great idea as it makes the place feel fresh and natural.