Guess what! Tonight we are trying something new on The Project Pile… We are featuring our very first guest post, ever — Easy DIY Decor Ideas to Take Your Home to the Next Level! I’m so excited to introduce Jennifer Beaner of Cosy For You!
Tonight Jennifer is sharing a round up of Easy DIY Decor Ideas to Take Your Home to the Next Level! Her commentary is not only fun and witty, but also clever too, as she gives us helpful DIY tips along the way! Enjoy!
Easy DIY Decor Ideas to Take Your Home to the Next Level
A fun and creative way to add some flair to your home – DIY decor projects! You don’t need to be an artist or have a large budget if you are interested in creating your own treasures. There are ideas for every level of skill and for every dollar amount (some are even free!).
Why DIY? It is a quick and easy alternative to the ready-made items you can purchase, or even interior designers that can be hired. Whether you are going to raid the craft store or use items that you already have at home, check out these exciting DIY inspiration ideas.
If you want to spruce up your current dresser or wardrobe, a change of face could do the trick. You can transform the look of your piece by either using paint, wallpaper, or even press on foil paper. The color and pattern options are endless!
Everyone has candles in their home, so stand out from the crowd and take yours to the next level. Pick your favorite lace or ribbon trim and fashion your own decorative candle holders. With the aid of fabric glue, you can safely fasten the edges together.
There is no need to purchase art when you can create your own! You don’t have to share skills with Picasso to create this masterpiece. This tree can be customized using buttons of various sizes and colors. Try using cardboard for the bark of the tree. A layer of paint can be used to make the wood look more realistic.
This is a fun and super cute craft that can be used to adorn your ceiling. All you will need is a bit of origami paper, a hoop, and string. Not only is this creative, but it is also therapeutic. Every time you look up at your butterflies, you will feel accomplished with your paper folding skills.
Reupholster your chairs using woven rugs. One rug can be used to cover all of your chairs, simply cut out the pieces and fasten using a staple gun. If you want a complete transformation, you can also paint the frame of the chair or add a distressed finish.
Liven up those potted plants with the help of a little bit of acrylic paint. If you’d like to aim for an abstract feel, try out the method used above. A mix of colors haphazardly placed will make those plants look like a million bucks. Mixing and matching will make your end result an exciting palette of your creativity.
If your bathroom mirrors are too plain for your liking, try lining the perimeter with a thick crate frame. This serves as a decorative purpose as well as an additional shelf for storage. Adding a little bit of twine around the top with a mock hook gives the appearance that the frame and mirror are one cohesive unit.
These DIY terrariums will add life to your space – literally! Succulents are well adjustable plants that can survive in nearly any climate. Fill the bottom of your makeshift terrarium with dirt and colored gravel for a modern look. You can also mix and match the sizes of vases to make your very own independent gardens.
Take a set of string lights to upgrade your wall art. Incorporating these lights into your decor adds a nice celestial touch. Experiment with different bulbs and different light colors. Choosing lights that come equipped with a remote control will allow you to effectively control this one of a kind decor.
Ever wish that you could encapsulate your favorite vacation in a bottle? Take a jar and fill it with your fondest destination mementos. These stunning mini reminders of your travels will act as a souvenir as well as a decor piece for your home.
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With these ideas in mind, you will be certain to create some unique and creative pieces that will add character and charisma to your home. Crafting these projects can also serve as a great way for you and your family to bond. Browse the aisles of your local craft and home goods stores for even more DIY inspiration. Work on your project in steps:
- Determine what materials you will need for your craft (keep in mind, you may already own a lot of the items you need)
- Browse through reviews of various items you might want to purchase
- Make a trip to the store, keep your focus in mind!
- Watch tutorials or view guides to assist your process of creation
- Share your end result with your friends, family, and even social media
Inspiration can be found down many avenues, so why not become another source? You’d be surprised at where your innovation can take you!
Jennifer Beaner is an interior design fanatic and the owner of the blog cosyforyou.com. For more home design and interior design ideas, check out the blog.
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