It’s okay to be bored at home — at least it used to be before the coronavirus pandemic erupted, and everyone needed to stay at home 24/7 for an indefinite period. Whether you live at home or live with a roommate or your entire family, there may come a time when boredom will come upon you from all corners of your home. It could be even worse if you have young children at home: they are more prone to boredom and need lots of entertainment. They could get cranky or throw a tantrum, otherwise.
If you’re a parent, it falls on you to find ways to make home life fun for everyone. The goal is not to make light of the current situation but to ensure the mental health and well-being of your entire household.
Here are examples of simple home improvement projects you can do to make your home feel brighter and more fun for you and your family.
Home installations don’t have to be costly, massive, or installed permanently into the very structure of your house. No, they can be as simple as putting up twinkling lights on the tree in your backyard or framing the picture window in your living room. New lights can brighten up a room and keep the atmosphere from being too glum.
Here’s an exciting idea: set up a safari tent in your backyard, balcony, or porch. Your kids will enjoy “camping out” in the evenings, huddled together with their flashlights, pillows, and marshmallows. If you can’t find one at the nearest home depot, you can purchase a charming outdoor canopy tent online and have it delivered to your home.
Another example would be an aboveground pool. It is the fraction of the price of a proper swimming pool; plus, it can take as little as one day to set up. A pool can, without a doubt, keep you and your family entertained for a long time during this pandemic.
Building and Redecorating
If you or someone in your household is an experienced and knowledgeable handyman, now would be an excellent time to work on small projects. An example would be building a window seat using leftover timber in your garage. It would make for an excellent reading or napping area. Or you can repaint the walls of your bedrooms, which can be a fun bonding activity for you and your kids.
If you prefer not to spend on anything at all, you can redecorate and rearrange the furniture in your home. Change up the flow by switching the seating and open areas. Take out your collection of gorgeous artwork and framed prints that have been gathering dust in your closet, then turn a bare hallway into a photo wall. You can also organize a painting afternoon wherein everyone takes a shot at making watercolor or oil paintings, and then everyone’s work will be displayed all around the house.
Any of these installations and decorating ideas can improve the atmosphere in your home. Use them to make staying-at-home a lot more bearable and enjoyable for everyone in your household.