With everything that life throws our way, we all deserve to come home to a cozy home where we can relax and recharge. In reality, though, only a select few have the means to build a house like those we see in magazines—the majority resort to going the DIY route instead.
Knowing a thing or two about DIY will help you create home decors without spending a fortune. To spark your creativity, we’ll share 10 incredibly easy and inexpensive ways to decorate your home. If you’d like more detailed instructions, check out the guides on DIY Building Tools.
10 Incredibly Easy DIY Projects To Decorate Your Home
Got plenty of free time to take on a DIY project? Here are simple and totally doable home projects you can do this weekend:
1. DIY Gallery Wall
A DIY gallery wall is one of the best home decor ideas that will make your space so much homier. Instead of choosing a central wall space, you can place your photo gallery by the door so that you get a little dose of happiness every time you walk inside.
To do this, you’ll want to gather picture frames in different shapes and sizes. Depending on your preferences, you can display both art and personal photos. Paint the frames the same color if you want them all to match.
2. Hanging Mason Jar Layered Lighting
Mason jars are among the most versatile household items that you can use for various DIY projects. Aside from storage, they are perfect for DIY lights.
There are many ways to utilize mason jars, but filling them up with string lights is among the simplest. You can also add twigs into the jar for a rustic effect. If you have the time, try putting bulbs inside and mount them on a wooden beam, which you can hang over your dining table or kitchen island.
3. Dried Flowers
Flowers are beautiful just the way they are, but if you want them to stay pretty for longer, you can dry them. Amaranth, lavender, roses, baby’s breath, ageratum, and artemisia are just some of the many flowers that are good candidates for drying.
Once dried, you can place them in beautiful vases or containers to decorate just about any room in your house. There are different techniques for drying flowers, so make sure you do your research first.
4. Fresh Paint
Sometimes, refreshing your home with new paint is all you need to make it look beautiful. Since walls are one of the largest structures in your home, painting them can dramatically transform your space.
Try adding patterns and texture to create a focal wall. Before you buy paint, visualize how you want your home to look like. Choosing the right color, finish, and the pattern is key to transforming any space with paint.
Mirrors are a great way to make your indoor space appear bigger, brighter, and livelier. Plus, they will easily add sparkle to any wall.
The key to making DIY decorations with mirrors is using creative and unique frames. From fluted pans to PVC pipes, shells, beads and crystals, and even plastic spoons, you’re a few materials away from an exquisite and sparkly creation.
6. DIY Storage Bins
The secret to a beautiful home is keeping it free from clutter. However, unless you have enough storage, hiding the mess can be a challenge. DIY storage is the solution to your problem.
From open shelving to kitchen racks and under-the-bed bins, your options are endless. You can make storage bins out of cardboard boxes, shoe boxes, wicker baskets, or wooden crates.
7. Door Wreath
Another fun and easy DIY decoration idea is a wreath. Nothing says “welcome home” than a well-dressed door. Depending on your theme, you can make a door wreath using dried flowers and twigs, fabric, plastic, and any other materials you can find.
8. Hanging Flower Vases
Putting vases on the table is way too common, but hanging planters add a touch of freshness and an outdoorsy vibe to your home. Mason jars, pots, wooden boxes, baskets, and tin cans make lovely planters. Wine bottles are also a wonderful addition to the rustic decor around your house.
9. Teacup Candles
Making teacup candles is easy. First, find a pretty teacup and melt candle wax in an old pan. Next, gently heat the wax until it becomes liquid, and then add a wick to the cup. You can put a tiny amount of glue at the base of the wick so that it stays in place.
For fragrance, add a few drops of essential oils to the wax before pouring it into the cup. The candles will then give off a lovely warm glow as they burn while diffusing a relaxing and homey scent all around. Aside from being fun to make, they also make great gifts.
10. Statement Wall Hanging
A statement wall is a great place to go fancy and flashy. There are many ways to create a statement wall. You can do it with paint, stickers, decals, photo frames, wallpaper, and even wood accents.
DIY Home Decors
Keeping our indoor space beautiful and relaxing is a great way to counter stress and anxiety. Luckily, you’ll find that decorating a home is fun, easy, and, most of all, inexpensive. All you need is some creativity and a few supplies, some of which you probably have in your home or garage already.