Sometimes we get bored so hard that nothing gets us out of this apathy. Yet, in the name of the challenge, our spirit (not just competition) awakens. The great thing about the challenges is that they are declinable in all areas. In decoration, for example, there is something to fill his days, but to avoid overdose, we have selected 10 challenging decorations among the most fun.
1 – Choose the 20 most beautiful photos of his lover or children.
With digital, we shoot at all costs. Between selfies, photos for fun, and those for holidays, the computer is filled with files that finally look pretty little. Organize a family party to elect the most beautiful photos that deserve to be framed or in a beautiful album.
Time: A few hours of laughter and tears in the eye.
Reward: A wonderful album to print.
2 – Move a piece of furniture from one room to another.
The layout could be more important. The proof? So change a piece of furniture in your main room, and you will see a new space available. What seems immutable to you is a habit of comfort. Moving a piece of furniture can make you aware of possible optimization in your decoration.
Time: Less than an hour.
Reward: Rediscovering a piece of furniture that turned invisible and doing a little exercise.
3 – Rearrange your library.
Many people think the library is only a storage cabinet like the others; however, with its particularity of being open and without doors, it is much more visible than a simple wardrobe. So why not use this space to create a little decoration with zero budget? By storing by color or in the style of Tetris, there are plenty of ideas for an offbeat library.
Time: Depending on the number of books, it can take 10 minutes to 2 hours.
Reward: Find books you thought were lost!
4 – Place a thematic table
In the manner of “An almost perfect dinner,” one can imagine a challenge requiring creating a thematic table to have fun. Take back dishes and linens that often do not come out of the closet. It is also a good way to involve children in setting up the table without moaning. Finally, eat at a beautiful table with a feeling out of the daily routine.
Time: Less than an hour.
Reward: A good and beautiful family meal.
5 – Make something new with old people
Everybody has at home a piece of furniture or a worthless object that is kept for its practical aspect but that we could very well do without. It is, therefore, the ideal object to try DIY without burrs. It may be repainting the feet of a chair, stripping a door, or using masking tape on a wall. Here, the challenge is to do with what you have without spending a dime. Then, when you reach the DIY ninja level, you can spend a little more on it.
Time: Between 1 and 5 hours
Reward: A new unique decorative object!
6 – Bouquets every week
We could hold this challenge for a month in the manner of a challenge or much longer if we become addicted (it is the florist who will be happy!). It would help if you never underestimate the power of a bouquet in decoration. The bouquet of flowers can transform a room, whether it’s the color, the shape, or its place in the environment. Try, you will be surprised!
Time: 5 minutes
Reward: An unparalleled visual and olfactory pleasure.
7 – Make your illustrations
When your walls seem a little too sad, you can choose between the purchase and artistic options. No need to be a draftsman or a painter; there is always an illustration at your fingertips. In the worst case, you can still use a printer, but nothing beats your own. Start with a geometric subject, easier to copy, but as soon as you feel comfortable with your artistic fiber, there is no doubt that your walls will thank you.
Time: Between 10 minutes and 2 hours.
Reward: A homemade wall decoration.
8 – Make a list of his deco obsessions
Everybody has his decorative obsessions, objects that make you dream because they are part of these design icons or simply because they have always been beloved. It can be a leather club chair, a pallet coffee table, or the Gae Aulenti Pipistrello lamp. Making a list of his crazily desired items can be an opportunity to take stock of his possessions or give gift ideas to those around him. Interesting note as an outcome?
Time: Less than an hour.
Reward: Better identify your tastes and make this list known to those who want to give you a gift.
9 – Remove 1 kilo of clothes from your closet.
If the idea of ?? putting away your closet does not usually please everyone, reaching a weight quota of clothing is much more pleasing. Yet the result is the same, but we have a lot more fun in the second case. Do not try to understand.
Time: Less than two hours.
Reward: A more airy wardrobe.
10 – Exchanging a decorative object with a loved one
In the manner of an art library (which allows you to borrow works of art), why not try with one or more friends to exchange decorative objects? This is an interesting way to test new styles at home without giving in to overconsumption.
Time: 5 minutes.
Reward: Rediscover an object in a new environment.