DIY home décor ideas
Your home should tell your story!
~ Nate Berkus
The decoration of our home helps to create the ambiance that we want and also reflects our style. Everyone wants the best look for their homes so that it leaves a good impression on guests.
Time to time, we all want to get our houses redone by some fancy interior designers. But, who can afford them? When that door is closed, we turn to catalogs to learn about trendy interior design ideas.
Often, catalogs also don’t satisfy us. There just aren’t any ideas that translate ‘what we want’ onto the walls of our house. Bummer!
If you, too, are in the same position, you are in for some useful suggestions here. You are not the only one feeling ‘out of options.’ The good news for you is that there is still one thing that can materialize your wishes.
It is DIY home décor ideas. As per the findings of the creative team at Wayfair, ‘72% of homeowners are now interested in DIY home decor.’ I am about to advise a few fascinating DIY decorations that will make your place look attractive.
The idea here is to imagine your home as a ‘blank canvas.’ Add every element that you want, change any existing setting that you feel like changing.
It’s your world! Paint it the way you want.
DIY is super cool and trendy. Almost everyone is doing it after watching tutorials on YouTube.
Here are a few easy-to-do DIY decorations that fit the theme of every room
Mason jar planters
You can make lovely planters with mason jars. Not only are they cheap, but very easy to paint as well. To make them, you can take a jar, place stones at the bottom, and add the soil and plants above them.
You can hang these with the help of twines and use an entire section of the room to display the jars. To make them even more appealing, you can paint them with either matching or contrasting colors of the adjacent wall.
Customized lamp shades
Dull lampshades look bland and don’t go well with most of the upholstery. You can add a lot of funk by customizing your lamp shades by either painting them or covering them with matching upholstery fabric.
You can also repurpose your favorite clothing (like an embroidered sweater that you no longer wear), like a lampshade cover.
A pliable wire can be used to make various kinds of crafts. From flowers and trees to sculptures, wind chimes, and jewelry, a wire can turn into anything imaginable. All you need is a needle-nose plier, some craft wire, and spray paint.
Once you get the hang of wire crafting, you will never repurchase new showpieces or jewelry. Hang these artifacts on a hoop to form a decorative wall hanging.
DIY string globe lights
A very cheap yet voguish craft that will make your living room look like those in catalog pictures. A DIY globe light made out of string is a perfect way to decorate a room.
You’ll need a string, a balloon, some glue, flour, water, and a small-sized bucket for it. Mix some glue and flour in water, dip the string in it, and start wrapping around a blown balloon.
Let it dry for a day, and pop the balloon. Use spray paint to color it and voila! Your DIY globe light is done.
Mirrors are a great way to add to your home for decor purposes. There are times when some furniture pieces need a mirror on top to complete their look.
For instance, you may have got a beautiful chest while visiting furniture stores West Warwick, or you might have bought a beautiful console from your tour of Providence. Now, what to do with them?
You need to pair them up with mirrors to give a perfect look. You can then go the extra mile and customize these mirrors by painting their corners with delicate patterns or stick beautiful beads on them.
Buy some plain vases or other pottery and bring them home. You can paint them, draw patterns on them, or stick laces or beads on them to create magnificent decoration pieces.
Macramé plant hangers
If you want some boho vibes in your home, look no further than macramé crafts. You can make many things with macramé patterns such as table runners, curtains, and chandeliers.
A trending décor among these is the plant hangers. You can learn macramé knotting via video tutorials. Show your knitting skills and make a few of these to hang in your doorway to create a bohemian ambiance.
Woven wall decorations
We all have seen our grandma weaving but were never inclined to learn the art. It looked so complicated and delicate. Didn’t it? But, guess what, it is an easy skill to learn, and you can do it now. Once you learn it, you will become addicted to it.
Begin your first ever weave by making a beautiful woven wall hanging and proudly showcase it on your living room wall. It is a great way to decorate your home when you are on a budget.
Quilling is a craft that is done by rolling and shaping strips of colored paper. It is the easiest art to learn and a fun way to make delicate home decor items.
Flowers are the easiest to make. Take a plain photo frame. Stick flowers made with quilling paper in various colors on the base. Your simple yet enticing wall hanging is ready for display.
DIY coffee table
Designing stylish furniture pieces like coffee tables, shelves, and even ottomans is a great way to save money on home decor. For a basic wooden coffee table, you need a tabletop, wood glue, screws, and legs.
You can opt for hairpin legs instead of wooden ones to add a bit of style to your table. Try to use the closest possible matching tabletop that blends well with the rest of your furniture.
DIY requires efforts and time. But, trust us when we say that a job done by yourself can give you more satisfaction that having it done by someone else.
So, roll up your sleeves and craft a beautiful showpiece for your home. You will feel immensely proud of yourself when your place will be decorated by items that you made yourself.