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The winter school break is here and the kids are home for almost three weeks longer. If you have no planned getaway for the holidays then we have just the fun bonding ideas for you and the rest of the family while revamping your home.

If you didn’t get a chance to clear out a few things to get your home winter ready, this is the perfect time to ensure you are aligned to the cold season. Make this process less of a chore and make it a little fun by involving the whole family in the process this year.

Dulux has put together a couple of DIY ideas on how you and family can make your home fabulous on a budget;

Find inspiration

Draw inspiration from Pinterest, décor publications as well as the Dulux Instagram account. The first step would be to gather clippings, pins and pictures that inspire you and your family together. Get the kids to create mood boards of how they envision the makeover, this should be a fun exercise and will allow them to explore their creative side.

Keep it tidy

Get rid of all the clutter in your home in preparation for the exciting makeover day. While the kids may not be able to move the bigger furniture pieces it would be ideal to have them declutter their rooms and get rid of all the toys, books and clothes they may no longer need, and donate it to a charity of your choice.

Making a statement

Keep costs to a minimum by not painting the entire (house or) room, but choosing a feature wall that will be the centre of attraction, and glamming it up by applying a bold statement colour, or painting vertical lines in different colours. To help you select a colour for your wall try using the Dulux Visualizer App so you can immediately see which colours compliment your furniture.

We advise against children painting, so while the adults paint the walls, the children could create art pieces using oil pastels and water paints and these can be framed and used in one of the rooms.

Revive old furniture

There are some pieces that hold sentimental value in a home even though they might be dated. They might not necessarily compliment your modern furniture because it could be a chair you inherited from your grandparents. But rather than throwing it out, revive it. Revive the wood by using the Dulux Woodguard to give it a fresh look or choose a bright colour to give it a colourful makeover that will make it standout in your home. You could even replace the knobs of an old chest of drawer to make it look trendy.

Have fun bonding with your family with these ideas and please take pictures and tag @DuluxSouthAfrica on Facebook so we can join in on your fun.

Have you joined our Baby Calm baby group? This is a group for all moms to share their parenting journey, ask for help and to make new friends. Baby Calm is also on Pinterest and we have put together boards and just about everything you need to know as a new mom. Join us over there as well. 


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