Creative Ways to Spruce Up Your Living Space During MCO

What to do with that old guitar?

The first week of the Movement Control Order (MCO) just ended and there’s one more week to go. You’ve completed all your work-from-home tasks for the day and boredom starts to set in. How to keep your chill and remain productive? Home makeover!

If you’ve been living with the same decorations for years, don’t you think it’s finally time to reimagine your living spaces? Yes, we know that you can’t physically browse through the home and living section of your favourite department store for now but you can always order the items you want online and have them delivered to you.

We’ve put together a list of simple DIY decor tips you can follow while you’re at home due to the MCO. Keep reading!

1. Set a colour scheme for your room

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Colour schemes aren’t just for movie sets or professional decorators! Plan your own colour palette that reflects the kind of vibe that you wish to attract. The colours you see will help determine your mood and, at times, even motivate you to perform tasks better.

2. Order a rolling cart

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Since you’ll be working from home, a rolling cart is a useful tool to help you fulfil your WFH duties. By having a rolling cart, you can place your food, drinks and snacks without worrying about spillage. Moreover, with the cart at your disposal, you don’t have to keep going back and forth from the kitchen to your bedroom for edibles anymore.

When idle, it can also act as shelves!

3. Hang art

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A lot of people are unaware of this, but art can play an important role in your household. Artworks add personality and character to your walls, especially bare ones. Adding art pieces into your home’s interior can help you break the complexities you face at work that are still lingering in your mind, and helps you focus on family, friends and after-work matters.

Invest in art and let the positivity flow.

4. Buy plants and repurpose your bottles

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Some of us live in city apartments surrounded by the concrete jungle, so having greenery around the house not only helps you feel calmer but also generate oxygen and filter the air. If you want to create a less-stressful environment, then bringing plants indoors will help you with that.

On top of that, maybe you can buy water-based plants so that you can repurpose your empty kicap and cili sos bottles into vases.

5. Give your morning view a makeover

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Nope, not necessarily in the style of the home improvement shows that we all love watching. Just order fresh new curtains online to replace the old ones. Changing the draperies is a great way to help you stay fresh, break through the mundane and add some colour to your window, especially the ones with gorgeous morning views!

TIP: Floral is and will always be IN.

6. That old guitar inside your room? Give it a new purpose

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Ever harboured the idea of trying to play Man Bai’s ‘Kau Ilhamku’ on a kapok guitar? Most of us have been through that phase. You might have acquired the guitar and it’s been resting in your room for years. Maybe it’s time to give it a new purpose. Open up the guitar case and turn it into wall shelves to display houseplants or ornaments.

7. Have you heard of wall baskets?

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If you have a number of baskets lying around the house, it might be time to use them differently. Get a wooden plank as a base and screw the baskets onto the plank to create a line of hanging baskets. This way, you can put your fruits, plants or even hand sanitisers and encourage your family to keep themselves clean.

If you don’t have baskets, fret not because they are affordable and available to order online and you should get a few for each section of your house.

8. Don’t forget to CLEAN & SANITISE!

The best way to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 is to wash your hands and disinfect day-to-day surfaces. The coronavirus can last up to five days on surfaces made of plastic and metal, so make sure you clean your home at least once a day.

While cleaning your entire house can seem like a daunting task, health professionals recommend prioritising cleaning high-touch areas like doorknobs, light switches, tables, cell phones, and even your unifi Plus Box and internet routers first before moving to the rest of the house.

Done cleaning your whole house and still need to kill time? Sit back, relax, and put on your favourite movie channel, now fully accessible compliments of unifi TV until 31 March 2020! 

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