Published on April 20, 2020

Home should be your happy place—now more than ever. Head to the #MakeYourselfAtHome hub to find tiny projects, feel-good recipes, and clever decorating ideas to make each day a little bit brighter.

Real renovations might not be possible right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t daydream. A revamped kitchen, a lush garden, a hotel-like coffee bar…everyone’s definition of the ideal space differs—or does it? A new survey from Homes.com just revealed the most-wished-for amenity that people would want while quarantining. With 43 percent of the vote, a home movie theater is the most popular feature. Netflix marathon, anyone?

Unlike some projects, this dream setup is actually pretty easy to DIY: All you really need is a large sheet, something to weigh it down, and an empty wall. Turn your coffee table into a concession stand, and you’re good to go—just add a few key accoutrements. 

First of all, pick up a projector and maybe a speaker to amp things up. Gather your comfiest cushions to double as floor pillows. And don’t forget the string lights: There’s nothing cinematic about bright overhead lighting. Soften the mood and get ready to stream in peace.  

See more ways to make life at home special:
For a Bit of Cooking Therapy, Add Flowers to Your Fresh Pasta
This Small-Space Essential Can Also Be a Genius Desk Accessory
Don’t Forget the Flowers on Your Next Grocery-Store Trip

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