Our homes are often the places where we truly seek to express our personalities and explore our creative sides. DIY home décor projects can be a really fun way of doing this! Unfortunately, a lot of DIY home décor projects are pretty expensive to actually carry out.
If you are looking for a home décor project that lets you be creative without breaking the bank, check out these fifteen ideas – listed in order of difficulty.
Give your plant pots (in the house or in the garden) a luxury sparkle with some gold metallic paint. This is a very easy, quick, and simple way to add your own twist to a regular household item.
Floating Books Shelf
With just a few old books, a wall mount, and some strong glue, you can create a quirky floating shelf of a stack of books. If you put a book on the shelf, don’t forget about it and think it’s just part of the shelf!
Create a balance of textures by painting a ‘concrete’ wall – not real concrete, but a faux-concrete effect caused by a mix of grey paints and a dry paintbrush, and then plenty of buffing with a lint-free cloth. If you are feeling creative, you can even try to replicate the effects of other materials.
Instead of a traditional wooden banister along the stairs, why not opt for a strong yet stylish woven rope? All you will need to do is attach brackets to the wall and tie each end of the rope to one.
Have you ever thought about having hanging signs above your doors? You can create stunning kitsch hallway signs out of just decorative brackets, hobby lobby wood, and some paint. No guest will ever have to ask you, “Which one’s the bathroom?” again.
If you have an old wooden table that you don’t have room for or want to replace, why not turn it into a new piece of furniture? Simply by sawing it in half, you will have two matching nightstands that can be used separately or on either side of a double bed.
Jute Rope Vase
Do you have a plain old boring vase that you don’t know what to do with? With just a length of jute rope and a hot glue gun, you can attach the rope in a coil shape around the vase for a nautical look.
If you have a blank canvas, some ink, and a pen/brush, and a few calligraphy skills, you can create a personalized piece of wall art by writing your favorite inspirational quotes or song lyrics on a canvas.
Cabinet TV Dinner Tray
Do you have an old cabinet that is no longer needed? If so, you can remove one of the doors and use it as a makeshift dinner tray or cheese board! Just make sure to sand, paint, and varnish the surface. You may also need to fill in any holes in the wood – you don’t want to create a trap for crumbs!
Plastic LED Flowers
If you have a plastic welder or similar hot air tools, you can create stylish and artistic flower designs from the plastic from old milk bottles and simple LED tea lights. This is one of the trickier projects here, but it can definitely be worth it!
Do you want to give your bedroom the luxury look? If you want something classier than a plain headboard (or if you have a divan bed, a bare wall), why not create a stylish curtain headboard to give your bed that four-poster look? All you need is a curtain rod and a pair of curtains that match your bedding.
Make sure that you never lose the TV remote again by creating this custom storage solution for it. Simply by removing the pocket from a pair of denim jeans (ideally no longer wanted!) and sewing it to a pillow or cushion that you keep on the couch, you can have the remote handy at all times.
Mosaic CD Fragments Frame
If you have made the switch to music streaming and downloads, you might have an old CD collection taking up space somewhere. Any CDs that you want to get rid of can be used for this stylish project. Simply shatter your CDs into fragments (carefully, of course, they can be sharp, and safety goggles should be worn) and glue the fragments to a mirror or photo frame for a sparkly effect.
Wool Circular Drinks Coasters
If you have drinks coasters that you want to spruce up a little (and honestly, who doesn’t?), this is a fun and cute way to transform them. Simply find an old, shrunken sweater or cardigan and get to work. You’ll need to wash 100 percent wool in hot water and then dry, and repeat this around three times. Finally, cut the wool into perfect circles (you can use a drinking glass and a pencil for this) and wrap them around the coasters and stick them with glue.
Shutters Side Table
Many old houses have shutters, despite the fact that they have been made functionally obsolete by modern blinds. If you want to repurpose your old shutters, you can use them to create a stylish side table by attaching them at the corners in a rectangle shape and adding a square of wood to make the surface. This one takes a little more DIY skill than the others on this list but can create a really cool and unique piece of furniture if you put the effort in.
DIY home décor projects are not only fun and engaging, they are also great bonding experiences that all the family can take part in. The great thing about these projects is that you do not have to do them in exactly the way described here – you can simply use these ideas for inspiration and create your own personal project!