Having a love for home decor is a fun hobby, but it comes at a price. Shopping for home decor starts to quickly add up, so instead you should consider these diy home decor ideas!
Why DIY Home Decor
Making home decor is so satisfying because you are saving money and having fun designing custom pieces for your home. Shopping is enjoyable don’t get me wrong, but when the credit card statement comes in it’s not that exciting anymore.
After a couple of months most of us are tired of our home decor and want to change it out, so it doesn’t make much sense to spend a lot of money.
What’s You Home Decor Style?
Another great thing about making your own home decor is that you can figure out your personal style.
Once you figure out you interior design style, you can create a cohesive feel throughout your home.
I had no idea what my style was until I started decorating and realized I had no style.
There was a bunch of random things that I liked, but they didn’t all work together in my home.
I share the common mistakes that I made and that you might be making to when it comes to home decor shopping!
How to Upcycle Home Decor
Instead of throwing out every piece of home decor that I owned, I found a way to repurpose or upcycle the items.
Some items could updated with a quick coat of spray paint or stain, and other items looked better moved around.
Here I repurposed jute chargers and turned them into basket art using scrap paint.
DIY Home Decor Ideas
- Knockoff Pottery Barn Canvas
- Basket Wall Art
- Floating Picture Shelves
- Jewelry Organizer
- Scrap Wood Mirror Frame
DIY Wall Decor Projects
I saw this canvas on Pottery Barn going for around $400! It is such a simple canvas with not much to it, so I thought it was crazy to pay that price.
I grabbed scrap wall paint and made this pottery barn knock off canvas from an outdated canvas that I had on hand.
Decorating with Plants
Decorating with plants can help bring texture into a space and make a room feel complete. Here are ways to decorate with dried plants!
Flocked Christmas Wreath
Easy DIY flocked Christmas wreath or tree. If you are looking to give your holiday decor a little makeover than this is a quick way to update it with spray paint!
Find out how to flock a Christmas wreath or tree!
Living Room Home Decor Ideas
To save money on living room home decor, consider making your own shelves and furniture.
My friends made this farmhouse console table for us and we made the shelf above the tv to display home decor.
The shelve above the tv really helped complete this space and it allows me to decorate where my toddlers can’t reach.
For more ideas to decorate your living room, view my post here.
Bedroom Home Decor Ideas
I made reupholstered this DIY plywood headboard and spray painted the curtain rod. Unfortunately I had to splurge on the ceiling fan because the existing fan could not be upcycled.
To see more of my master bedroom makeover view my post here!
Throw Pillow Covers
Changing up throw pillows can get expensive, but if you buy a few staple colors they can save you money.
Consider adding a neutral color like ivory or greige that will work year-round. These colors will mix and match with seasonal decor colors.
Then add some texture with any color that you prefer and consider a simple pattern to keep the space interesting.
If you need more throw pillow ideas then check out my tips and tricks to decorating with throw pillows here!
Decorating with Texture
If you struggle to put together colors then this is the post for you! I had such a tough time figuring out colors when I first started decorating my home.
With a few simple tips and tricks you will be decorating with color effortlessly! No more spending hours in the throw pillow isle just to go back to the store and return what you bought.
Seasonal Home Decor Ideas
Around the holidays a ton of boxes are arriving at your doorstep, instead of recycling you should upcycle them!
I turned cardboard boxes into Christmas trees and I used piece of scrap wood to make little snowmen.
Before you throw away those coffee creamer containers, give them a quick coat of spray paint.
Turn trash into tablescape with these easy diy project!
I hope you found some of my ideas helpful and that they save you from running to Home Goods. Of course you should enjoy yourself and splurge on some new items from time to time.
Before you buy something new, think to yourself “can I make something like this.” Most of the time the answer is yes and you can even rework items that you already have.
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