DIY Projects for the Upcoming Year

The COVID-19 pandemic has had most of us staying home a lot more than usual this year, making it the perfect time to get some of those DIY projects you’ve been talking about done. When the pandemic will end is anyone’s guess, but if you’re struggling with things like limited storage space, disorganization, or you simply want to upgrade that boring blank wall, check out the DIY projects below for inspiration for the next year. 

1. Reupholster a Chair

If you love to sew, you likely already have the supplies you need to reupholster that old chair that’s been sitting in the corner for so long. Requiring little fabric and not much skill, this is the perfect project for the beginning DIYer, so why put it off?

2. Closet Door Upgrade

If you have a few yards of fabric and know how to use a staple gun, you’re all set to give those builder-grade closet doors an upgrade. The Internet is full of tutorials on how to do this, so visit Google and get started!

3. Spruce Up a Wall

If you’re tired of looking at the same old boring wall, get off your chair and do something about it. You don’t need to be an interior decorator to design a striking wall of artwork or family photos. All you need is some motivation, some painter’s tape, and your imagination. If you’re timid about going it alone, turn to the Internet for design ideas sure to rival any gallery display. 

4. Add Stylish Storage

If you lack storage space in your apartment but don’t want to add unattractive shelving units, try installing pegboard storage on an empty wall. With pegboard storage, you’ll gain lots of room for hanging things, and if you do it right, the wall will not only add storage, but it will also be a thing of beauty, too. 

5. Add Hanging Storage

If you’re in need of someplace to store your hats, towels, or other items that hang, try upcycling an old ladder for the job. Wooden, metal, or painted to match your décor, this genius storage hack is one of function and of beauty. 

6. Laundry Room Organizer

Laundry baskets strewn all about can make your laundry room look messy, but if you build a laundry room organizer with shelves to hold the baskets, it becomes an organized thing of beauty instantly. 

7. Charger Hack

If you like to charge your electronics overnight on your nightstand, this simple hack will change your life. No longer will you need to hunt for your charger cord under the bed. 

Get yourself some binder clips and attach one or two to the side of your nightstand. Slide your charger cord through the wire handles and voila! Your charger cords stay in place and are easy to access when you need them. 

8. Another Laundry Room Hack

Shower caddies aren’t just for the shower. Tension-based shower caddies can also be used in the laundry room to store soap bottles, dryer sheets, and any other laundry supplies you have. The idea is simple, but it’s lovely in its execution and appeal.