Want a Little Motivation for Your Next Home Makeover? The One Room Challenge Starts Today

published Apr 6, 2022
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Pulling off a home makeover is no small feat, even when the projects seem small. To transform your space, you’ll need time, money, and creativity — and a little cheering section doesn’t hurt, either. That’s one reason Apartment Therapy is partnering with One Room Challenge, which connects DIYers and decor lovers all around the world as they take on their own personal one-room transformations.

You might be familiar with One Room Challenge from their Instagram feed or from Apartment Therapy’s Before and After stories that featured past participants, including the gorgeous dining area redo shown above. Here’s the rundown: One Room Challenge asks participants to find a room in their home they want to transform — just one! Over the course of eight weeks, they’ll steadily chip away at their project and share their progress on Instagram or on their own blogs until the big reveal.

To participate, you’ll need just a couple things: a project you want to do, and eight weeks in which to do it. From there, check out guidelines on the One Room Challenge website for participating via Instagram only or via your own blog or website. Through there, you’ll get opportunities to share your project not just on your own channels, but also on official One Room Challenge channels, as well. Registration is open until the end of the first week (April 6 through April 12).

Not ready to take the plunge but want to follow along? Check out One Room Challenge on Instagram and peruse the official hashtag of One Room Challenge 2022: #ORCAT. Once the event has concluded, check back here to see before and after stories featuring some of our favorite projects.