10 DIY Home Decor Options That Will Impress
The only thing as important as keeping your cherished items safe and secure in our Amazing spaces is how you feel about yours. Whether it’s a home office, living room, or nursery for a new family member, giving your space the right look and feel will contribute to years of making cherished memories. Here are a few do-it-yourself projects that can help any room become an Amazing space.
Sometimes what old furniture needs is a new lease on life. Choose fun colors and patterns when refinishing cabinets, doors, and tables. There are plenty of easy, fun, and creative instructional videos on how to make everything old new again. Head down to your local hardware or crafting store to pick up supplies and great ideas. Texas Art Supply and Space Montrose are both in Houston and great places to begin.
It’s a cliche, but a fresh coat of pain can truly work wonders for any room. The best part about it is that you can use your walls as your canvas. Painting the walls, ceiling, trimming or even just the doors can brighten a room and make it look bigger. Don’t be afraid to get ambitious. There’s no reason why you can’t erect your very own mural in your hallway, or simply add an accent wall to a drab bedroom.
Hang a Rug
Some rugs are just too pretty to walk on. If you have an old rug in storage or an heirloom rug, perhaps it’s days on the floor are over. Give your rug a second life by mounting it on the wall. You can even hang it behind a bed like a headboard. Get creative and let the rugs get vertical.
Curtains and blinds are about more than just privacy. They can set the mood for the entire room. Sprucing up old, dated window treatments can keep the decor of a room from feeling dated. Much like a great haircut or a new shade of lipstick, new window treatments can take years off of the look of a room. Can’t find the kinds of curtains and blinds that you’re looking for? Don’t be afraid to become truly DIY by sewing your own curtains and valances.
New Pillows and Slip Covers
While you have your sewing kit out, don’t forget to include new pillows and slipcovers. Making pillows is easy and gives a room a cozy feeling. Don’t know your way around a sewing machine? Don’t worry. There are plenty of easy or no-sewing required pillow and slipcover projects that you can do to change the feel of a room. Making it look like you bought new furniture.
Painted Stairs and Flooring
This fun project proves that painting isn’t just for walls anymore. Turn your boring old walkway into a yellow brick road. Turn your walkway and staircase into motivation to get moving in the morning. Or simply apply cool designs on each step to make it look festive. You don’t have to be a Picasso to turn your stairwell into a work of art.
The Christmas holidays are a festive time when most families put in a little extra effort and decorate the house. But what about the rest of the year? Use fresh flowers in mason jars around the house to welcome spring. Get revved up for fall in September with cooler colors and craft projects that take advantage of the fall color scheme. There is no reason why every holiday can’t be festive in your house. Make centerpieces and door wreaths that make people sit up and take notice.
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” the old adage says. This couldn’t be truer than with the up-cycling community. What’s up-cycling? It’s taking old “junk” and repurposing it to be useful or at least no longer an eyesore. These kinds of projects usually require a little more know-how and skill than your average DIY project, but the payoff can be huge. If you’re handy, or at least brave enough to try, up-cycling household items into planters, TV stands or cool chairs is a great way to spruce up any room.
Lamps and Lighting
Painting over old lamp shades is a great way to add a pop of color to any room. You can make a variety of lamp shades using paper, fabric, and even wire. All you need is a little ingenuity and a hot glue gun. Installing dimmer switches in the dining area is a great way to be prepared for romantic meals. Putting LED tea lights in glass jars is another way you can soften the lights in the room and set the mood.
Cleaning or refurbishing light fixtures can give a room a second chance at life. For the truly ambitious, making handcrafted light fixtures is also a great way to truly customize your space.
The truth is that much of what diminishes the looks and use of our spaces is clutter. Piles of things clutter our flat surfaces and often become unsightly. Making decorative boxes and baskets to store these items not only help you to reclaim your space but also to avoid losing or damaging items that you want to keep. Building a shoe rack or a shoe cabinet or a set of shelves for a closet to help combat clutter can be the best way to save your space from perpetual messiness. Use contact paper to spruce up cupboards and cabinets. Make decorative labels for your storage boxes. And if necessary, don’t be afraid to use a self-storage unit to free-up the livable space in your home.
With a little creativity and know-how, you can transform any room into an inviting space. We hope that this short list of DIY projects will help you to enjoy your home or office space for many more years.
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