6 DIY Projects to Refresh Your Home

Woman painting a chair.

Changing up the aesthetics of your home in the new year can be a great way to signal the changing of times. Being stuck at home for most of 2020 made it challenging for the home to be everything we needed: a classroom, office, gym, playground, sanctuary, etc.

DIY Projects to Complete in 2021

These 6 DIY projects will shape your home into a place the entire family can work and play in!

Home Office

Working from home is a privilege, but sharing countertops or desk space with the kids can make it feel like a punishment. Designating even a small corner of the house for your home office can give you space to get work done during the day.

Swap Switch Covers

Wave goodbye to boring switch covers. You can paint or otherwise revamp outlet covers you already have in your home, or buy new patterned covers to give any area of your home a more personal touch.

DIY a Lampshade

A well-lit space can be the difference between a good day and a bad day at work. There are many ways to DIY hanging or standing lampshades, but being creative with your lighting solutions is a great way to make a space feel more true to you.


Whether you find yourself relaxing in the living room or you need to rest in your bedroom and just get away from it all, revamping the restful spaces in your home is a great way to unwind.

Reupholster a Chair

Reupholstering furniture can be difficult, but this DIY makes it look easy! The best part? You may already have most of the supplies needed at home.

Paint Everything

A fresh coat of paint can completely reenvision a room. Choose light colors and high-gloss paints to reflect light back into a room and make it feel brighter and more open!


Playground or restful retreat? Your backyard is a great area to get some light and exercise with the family.

Update Outdoor Lighting

Adding or updating your outdoor lighting means that you can use your backyard for meals and entertaining long after the sun goes down.

Create a Fire Pit

A fire pit is a great way to spend time outdoors during the cooler months. The Spruce created a great guide to making a fire pit in a few weekends—get crafting!