If you get a feeling of satisfaction from a finished project, and you like to save money…these easy DIY home decorating projects are for you! Decorate your home with décor you’ve designed yourself, and stretch your dollar in the process. These home decorating projects are unique, fun, and easy to do yourself, regardless of your skill level. An important aspect of making any house a home is with the self-expression that comes from the way it’s decorated. Express yourself and get creative with any of these easy home decorating projects.
You don’t have to go big to make a big impression. Sometimes, it’s the little things that people notice the most. By changing a few small elements, you can drastically alter the way your home looks. These easy DIY home decorating projects can be as subtle or as bold as you like.
Refresh the bathroom mirror
Glass etched border – Bring new life to a boring bathroom mirror and add visual interest in the process with a glass etched mirror. You can do this by using a stencil and etching cream (available at craft stores) to create an intricate etched border to your existing mirror. This easy DIY home decorating project will take just a few hours, but will add a unique touch to your bathroom. You can even monogram the mirror by letters at the corner points of the mirror.
Tiled border – If you have one large mirror in the bathroom, you can add small tiles all along the edge of the mirror to give the room a brand new look. Use double-sided wall mount tape to hold thee tiles in place.
Create a kitchen backsplash
Every kitchen should have a pretty backsplash in place behind the stove. This will keep painted surfaces from becoming stained with grease and food splatter, and they are very easy to keep clean too. This DIY home decorating idea will completely change the look of your kitchen and can be completed in very little time. Here are a few easy ways to create a kitchen backsplash.
Painted backsplash – Semi-gloss or high-gloss paint is very durable and can be wiped down in a jiff. Consider painting the space behind your stove a solid color, and then use a stencil and coordinating colors to ‘paint’ a kitchen backsplash in place.
Laminate backsplash – Many of us have countertops made of laminate, and it is an easy to clean material that looks great. Laminate can be placed on walls too, and it makes a durable backsplash material. You can have it up in a snap (just cut it to size first) and then frame it with molding or wood strips for a completed look.
Change your window treatments
DIY cornice board – A cornice board is a nice alternative to a traditional window treatment, and it’s a DIY home decorating project that can cost as little as $ 10.00 to make yourself. YOU can choose the fabric and the shape of your cornice board when you design it on your own, and it will look GREAT in any room. Learn how to make a cornice board for less than $ 10.00.
No-sew curtains – Homemade curtains will brighten up any room and can be easily taken down and replaced with the change of seasons. Make your own no-sew curtains using fabric, sheets, canvas, or other materials. Attach the fabric from curtain clips with rings and hang them from round curtain rods.
Like it? Love it? Frame it!
Create one-of-a-kind wall art with what you have – We all possess that ‘one thing’ that is precious to us. Perhaps it’s your child’s first outfit, a vacation photo that shows EVERYONE smiling at once, or a collection of postcards from adventures you took in college. Whatever it is, you can turn it into your next home decorating project! All you’ll need to do is purchase an inexpensive shadow box from your local craft store and display your cherished possession in an attractive manner. Mount your object against an attractive fabric or scrapbook paper and embellish it with related themed items. If you have several items you’d like to share with the world, buy matching shadow boxes and display them all side-by-side in a pretty grouping.
Slipcover your furniture
One very easy home decorating idea is to slipcover your furniture. However, buying a slipcover from the store can prove to be expensive. Luckily, this is a DIY project you can tackle on your own. Slipcover recliners, sofas, and even dining room chairs, using fabrics and textiles you can find on sale or even at flea markets. Tablecloths and duvet covers make surprisingly good slipcovers, and they are available in a variety of patterns and fabrics that look great on furniture. Use ribbons, clips, and safety pins to secure the fabric in place and instantly transform (and protect) your furniture.
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