At a time when many of us are seeking projects to keep us busy, home decoration may be just what you are looking for.
Not only do you get to concentrate on something positive, but you also get a great looking space to live in afterwards. This helps to make you feel more positive and raises your spirits. It also keeps your home fresh and tidy which means that it’s more likely to retain its financial value. If you like the idea of getting these benefits from a home decoration project, you may be surprised to see just how much using plastic buckets can help. Read on for some inspiration.
Using plastic buckets during the project itself
When you decide to decorate your home, your aim is obviously to improve the way it looks. So, you do not want to spill paints and chemicals on carpets or furniture. It helps to move as much furniture as possible out of the room you are decorating. You should also cover carpets and remaining furniture in order to protect them.
It’s also a good idea to buy some sturdy plastic buckets with lids that you can use to store paints and chemicals both while you are decorating and once your project is complete. The benefits of this type of container are that they are difficult to tip over, durable and easy to clean. It’s not just during the project that you can use buckets either. They can be part of your decorating ideas.
Design ideas with buckets
It’s easy to think of a plastic bucket as being pretty mundane but a little imagination and creativity can change this. Take a look at these ideas for how to use a plastic bucket as part of your home décor.
Planters for indoors or the garden
Plants are great to have around inside your home. They look good and they may help you to feel happier and more productive as well. If you are looking for a unique planter to put them in, different coloured buckets are a good choice.
These plastic containers can easily be turned into planters that you can use both inside your home and in your garden. Remember to start by putting drainage holes in each bucket so that excess water can escape from the potting compost that you use.
Fun stools for the whole family
Seating is an important aspect of the décor in your home. With this in mind, why not create some quirky bucket stools to add a personal touch. You just need to spray paint the buckets, to the colour you need, and add some colourful and comfy cushions to the bottom of the bucket, to make the seat of the stool. There are several good reasons for making these stools:
- Weigh very little but are sturdy and durable
- Easy to stack
- Simple to move around
- Affordable to make
Individual storage solutions
It’s not just bucket stools that can be personalised. You can do the same with storage solutions. It’s simple to use stencils, paints, and other materials to decorate large plastic buckets and use them as laundry hampers, or other storage items in your home.
For example, you can stencil each of your kids’ names on a bucket and add some images. This is a great addition to their bedrooms, especially if you adopt a theme throughout the room that is carried through to the bucket.
If you feel inspired, grab a plastic bucket and get started on your home decoration project today.