Five simple ways to step into spring with a DIY Makeover

Over the past few years, many of us have tried our hand at sprucing up our homes with a bit of DIY. As the days get longer and the climes get warmer, it’s inevitable we start thinking about opening our doors for barbecues and entertaining guests.  So now is the […]

Over the past few years, many of us have tried our hand at sprucing up our homes with a bit of DIY. As the days get longer and the climes get warmer, it’s inevitable we start thinking about opening our doors for barbecues and entertaining guests. 

So now is the time to put your skills to the test and transform your home in a matter of hours, all whilst earning Virgin Points.

One of the simplest ways to breathe life into your home and give it that new feeling is through a change of colour. 

When choosing colours for your home, try to think about how the colours make you feel instead of choosing colours because they’re trendy. Your home is about you, your family, and how you want to live. If baby blue is your colour, use it. If you prefer burnt orange, go with that. Whatever colours you pick, your home should make you feel happy and relaxed. 

If your walls are in need of a fresh coat of paint, our friends at B&Q have over 13,500 products online. Plus, you can earn one point per £1 when you purchase through Virgin Red. What’s more, you can also earn one point per £1 with Wickes, who give you next-day delivery on most items, even the bulky stuff.

If your house still looks the same as when you moved in, you might like to use spring to have a rethink in time for summer. Something as easy as changing the position of furniture is a great way to give your home a makeover. Or, if you’re bored of the tatty old sofa in the lounge, why not earn three points per £1 at MADE.com with some sophisticated new pieces of furniture? With new collections launched every week, the catalogue is always up to date and your house will look like a showhome in no time!

On top of the new furniture, removing clutter or unwanted items can also really help create positive energy in your home. Research from the University of California reveals that clutter produces high levels of stress, potentially causing anxiety and depression. So, whether it’s putting new purchases away or storing sentimental items, it’s best to do it right away. And, our friends at Wayfair have a zillion things for your home, including shelving and storage units to help you to declutter. Plus, you’ll earn two points per £1 you spend with them.

Whatever your unique style, a gallery wall can totally transform any space in your home – be it a staircase, the bedroom or lounge area. A gallery wall is a wall of art that can be a block colour, prints, patterns, images or family photos, or three-dimensional items, like wall hangings, plates and other adornments. Our friends at Etsy have so many stylish examples on their Instagram feed. Plus you get one point per £1 you spend with them.

A gallery wall adds uniqueness to your home whilst creating something new! They might seem hard, but with a few supplies and a bit of time, you can create a wall that looks amazing and adds loads of character to your home’s decor. All you need is a selection of art that you like and some DIY tools such as a spirit level and a hammer to get those creative juices flowing. 

We’d recommend that you create your gallery wall layout before you think about hammering nails into the wall.The easiest way to do this is on the floor or any other large flat surface. This way, you can see how everything will look together and lets you easily swap pieces around until you find the layout you like best. Then mirror the layout on your wall and away you go.

Not only can our friends at Etsy help with your home decor projects, but you can earn Virgin Points with John Lewis and Partners and MADE.com, giving you loads of inspiration for your gallery wall. 

Nothing adds a bit of greenery and variation more than plants. Not only do they look stylish and sophisticated, but they literally bring life into your home. 

However, if gardening is not your strong point, there are so many plants that are easy to grow and maintain. For example, a snake plant doesn’t need direct sunlight or frequent watering to survive. It’s easy to keep alive and can grow up to 12 inches tall.

Alternatively you could consider starting with an indoor herb garden by adding a pot or two to some empty space in your kitchen. Plus, with herbs you can jazz up your cooking with new flavours and if you buy your plants with our friends at B&Q and Wickes, we’ll give you one Virgin Point for every £1 you spend.

It’s always really exciting when we get a new gadget; we want to play with the cool features, display it in our home, and make it our own. However, new tech can easily clash with our interior design. Smart speakers can look odd next to house plants, TVs can create big black spaces on the wall and cables can look messy. 

The good news is that it’s not hard, if you get it right, to create harmony between your gadgets and DIY. 

Before you purchase that new smart speaker or flat screen TV, have a think about how the aesthetic might look in your home. Try and choose colours that will work well in the space so they blend in, rather than stick out. When you’ve found what you’re after, you can earn two points per £1 with Samsung, one point per £1 with Currys, and two points per £1 at AO.com.

So if you’re thinking of giving your home a DIY makeover this spring, don’t forget to check out the partners on Virgin Red, and reward yourself for all your hard work.

P.S. We always do our best to include the most up to date information but our offers do change from time to time. Click on each offer for the current points price and all the details.

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