Even the most perfectly done-up homes are like canvases that can do with a splash of creativity. And contrary to popular notion, you don’t need bottomless pockets to decorate your home. Frugality is the order of the day, folks and here are twenty ideas that will rev up the aesthetics and boost up the functionality of your home without costing an arm and a leg.
Next, this is 20 Decor Projects That will upgrade your Home by Simphome. Completed with more than a dozen bonus ideas and an awesome video that you play and replay “almost” countless amount of time with anyone close to you on social media
🔊20 Decor Projects That Will Upgrade Your Home Video:
BTW, for numbers 16,12,4, and 1, you should play this video to learn more.
This video also re-represent all ideas in this list, and if you want to find one or two original authors of these ideas, follow hyperlink inside the subheading.
20. Fun DIY Indoor Succulent Garden with Mini Lights
If you are still not hooked on indoor succulents, then here’s a great way to get started. This DIY succulent garden looks great in the day and blinks away in the night. It has LED lights, a nifty little camper van, and many plants in a bounty of colors and hues. The best part can be done in a few hours and doesn’t cost more than $50, especially if you already have the plants at home. You can decorate this in a million different ways with lego and small figurines or go creative with the plant lay outs.
P.S. When exposed to a surplus of light, succulents develop a natural blush that looks out of the world.
19. Custom DIY pallet HOME shelf
Unless you were living under a rock, you must have seen the amazing ‘Love’ shelf that went trending a while back on Pinterest. Here’s a cheaper but equally amazing replica. This one spells ‘HOME’ and it’s an easy way to create a focal point to display all your favorite memoirs. All you need is some pallet pieces, a staple gun, some wood glue and some chalk paint. Bingo! You have your own custom DIY Pallet home shelf. It can be wall mounted using the saw tooth picture hangers and it can go anywhere from your living room to your study.
18. DIY Gold Leaf Map Art
Hate that empty wall staring at you? Or those mundane photos on the wall that look outdated? Replace them with Map art. Maps are vintage but they still blend in with just about any décor theme.
And it’s even better when you have some sparkle to go along with it. This DIY Map art is painless to make and it looks stunning. You can have different countries or continents in different colors. We highly recommend metallic. Net damage? Less than $20 (minus the frames)
17. DIY Retro Diamond Focal Wall
Another way to revive that insipid looking empty wall is to make it a painted focal wall. If you are drastically short of ideas or if painting isn’t your cup of tea, then here’s an easy DIY tutorial to help you get going.
This is a retro diamond design that has loads of color and has a pop-out effect. It creates the perfect focal point for your furniture and is roughly an hour’s work at best. Your tools? Some painter’s tape and some paint. Also, we love the detailing on this tutorial. It certainly takes the guesswork out of the whole thing.
16. DIY letter board
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A message, an emoji, a quote, your short term goal, a letter board is aesthetic and functional at the same time. Here’s an easy DIY way to create a beautiful textured letter board with small wood dowels, some glue and some felt. There are umpteen ways to customize it and you can easily change the message every day. It can be wall mounted or displayed on your desk. And it won’t cost more than $25 to make. That’s décor on a budget for you.
15. DIY Mounted Shelving
The keyword here is ‘customized.’ Irrespective of whether you need shelves to store your books or one to accommodate your TV or gaming console, this idea will allow you to tweak or make that possible. It’s cost-effective, easy, and customizable. What more can you ask for?
14. Hemnes Lift-Top Coffee Table
The author hacked this one straight from IKEA, and it’s a brilliant way to avoid reaching out for your munchies while having coffee. Just lift the top of the table and pull it towards you. When not in use, the top locks back into its original position. It’s comfortable, practical, and looks sweet. This DIY tutorial saves you tons of money as well. The lift-top hinges are sourced from China and with some planning, you can convert any existing table into a lift-top one.
P.S. Add some hidden storage space in the support area that you will create for those hinges. Tuck away secret messages or your favorite candies in them.
13. Recycled Leather & Wood Shelf
A couple of thick, worn leather straps and two old wood boards are all that you need to make this beautiful floating shelf. It looks straight out of a thrift shop and creates the perfect conversation piece for your living room.
As always, the horizons are wide when it comes to customizing this to your liking. Colored leather, exotic leather, layered shelves, painted ones, we are already excited about how You can tweak this condition. And you can size it up or down, folks.
12. Minimalist Concrete stool for your indoor garden plant
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Houseplants do a lot more than cleaning the air. They can liven up space with some much-needed color, and when displayed right, they can easily accentuate the aesthetics of the room. Here’s a minimalistic concrete stool that can be the perfect pedestal for your indoor plant. Have a string of pearls? Swap those hanging pots for this concrete stool and let the cascading layered effect pop out.
All you need is some concrete and three wooden dowels. You can also paint this or add glass concrete aggregates to create a smooth countertop-like surface.
11. ENGINEERING PRINTS = INEXPENSIVE LARGE WALL ART
This little inspiration will probably bring a new smile to your children’s faces. At least for few weeks. I hope.
This idea requires 18×24 engineer prints, white-coated particleboard, wood stain, and Rust-Oleum Navy Blue Spray Paint.
First, call your local print shop before you proceed to the next step. It is important because printing images as an engineer print demand more inks, and your print shop will probably reject your project. So, confirm them first.
When you select your image, find photos with at least a 25-50% white background. If your favorite photos are too cluttered with various images, you can edit them first in photoshop or Gimp or let someone in Fiverr does the job for you for few dollars.
10. DIY side table
The precious few minutes of leisure on the couch can be interrupted if you have to reach out frequently for that mug of a cuppa or your snacks. This DIY side table solves the problem. It has legs that slide under your couch while the top of the table rests perfectly on the armrests of your sofa or club chair. It is straightforward to make, and it looks stunning. Perfect for that weekend woodworking project.
P.S: If you intend to use this as a parking space for heavier objects, you might want to attach the top to the legs using screws rather than glue, as mentioned in the tutorial.
9. DIY Decorative Vases with Shurgard
A new décor item is only a ‘repurpose’ away. Put your old glass vases or even a tumbler or a utensil holder to good use and convert them into decorative vases. They can be so useful to store the tiny nick-knacks that otherwise get lost in the labyrinth that homes tend to be.
Your tools will be spray paint for a stone or a glitter effect, some bamboo placemats, and some glue. You can even create a cluster of these as planters for your indoor plants. More credit
8. DIY Bead Chandelier
We don’t blame you for drooling over pictures of a beaded chandelier that went viral on social media. It does look drool-worthy. The best part is that you don’t have to spend $500 to buy it online. With some spare time and some effort, you can make your own one. Here’s an easy DIY tutorial for you. You will need wooden beads of varying sizes, embroidery hoops, twine, scissors, glue, a drill, a handsaw, and some pliers.
It sounds a lot more difficult than it is. If you have no experience with embroidery, then this is a great way to learn some of the basics. Oh, I almost forgot! Total damage is less than $180. Amazing, isn’t it?
7. Himmeli DIY Light Fixture without welding
You don’t really need to be a rye farmer to have a Himmeli light fixture hanging over your dining table. It’s one of the most ornate décor pieces that you can add to your home. But if you have been wondering how you’d be able to replicate those crazy geometrical patterns (we certainly did), then follow the guide inside the hyperlink.
This DIY light fixture guide gives you a complete blueprint for creating your own Himmeli light fixture. You make it out of lollipop sticks or thick plastic sticks that are hollow from the inside. At the end of the project, the project will leave you wonderstruck at how easy it turned out to be.
6. Terrazzo Attraction: Super-Easy DIY Magnet Tutorial
Terrazzo is making a comeback of sorts, and why not. It’s versatile, cheap, durable, and aesthetic. But if a home flooring remodels is out of bounds, for now, then here’s an easier way to show your love for terrazzo. These Terrazzo-styled magnets will add a speckle of color on your refrigerator door or just about any metallic surface that you fancy. The DIY is straightforward, and You can cut it into a variety of geometric shapes.
5. Beautiful DIY Rope Planter
There’s something about the rope that gives it a rustic charm when used for décor. Be it for hanging or for more creative purposes like this rope planter; it will surely make for a minimalistic but interesting addition to your home. This DIY method uses ½” thick white cotton rope.
But the sky is the limit here. You can also experiment with thicker, colored varieties of rope to create this. Some hot glue and a planter to use a mold, and you are done. The results will awe you.
4. Magic Magnetic Planter
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Guess we can never have enough magnets and planters. So we club the two to give you this amazing magic planter. It can be perfect for your indoor plants, and it looks surreal when you can mount the planter to any metallic surface without the need for hooks or screws. The method is a little labor-intensive. But in the end, those floating planters make it completely worth the time. You can experiment with shapes, sizes, and colors.
P.S. Use milk paint and then sand the surface to create a vintage, distressed-looking floating planter.
3. DIY Magnetic Picture Frame
Yeah, we warned you about our love for magnets. Here’s another project that gives you a svelte-looking picture frame for your favorite photographs or posters. A couple of wooden slats, magnets, and a leather strap is all that it takes. It is uncomplicated, easy to mount and customize. You can change the picture at any time as well.
2. “DIY IT” A gold pipe Curtain Rod
When it comes to using metallic décor, copper tops the list in popularity. And for a good reason. It has an old-world industrial charm to it, and it acquires an amazing patina with time. If you were looking for inspiration to add some copper to your home, then here’s a DIY curtain rod that looks straight out of the boiler room of the Titanic.
It involves copper rods, and you have the option to spray paint it with any metallic color of your choice. The author of the tutorial used gold spray paint. But personally, we prefer letting copper age naturally. Well, it’s up to you, really. Here’s the preview for you anyway. And it looks stunning as always.
1. Rainbow Cloud Lamp
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This rainbow cloud lamp is the stuff that party dreams are made of. It features an interactive light that syncs with your smartphone and flickers according to the beats of the songs you play. But that’s not it.
It looks like a cloud hanging in your room, and if the track has thunder or lightning sounds, then the light pattern mimics a real thunder cloud. While the original light that was the inspiration for this tutorial costs well above $3000, this one can be made for less than $300. Don’t blame us if you want to make many of these for all rooms in your home.
What do you think, DIYers? How many of these crazy décor pieces are going to adorn your homes?
EXTRA HOME DECOR PROJECT IDEAS:
5 DIY Projects That Turn Will Your Home Classy:
You don’t need expensive decorative items to make your home appear classy. Decorate your home cheaply and creatively with these.
1. Sofa pillows
Sofa pillows evoke a sense of comfort and beauty in your living room. A set of pillows that decorate your sofa are so inviting and enchanting. Both you and your guests will feel at home when seeing those comfortable pillows. If you are good at sewing, you can design a pillow cover and fill it with anything you want. If your sofa lacks fancy pillows, it might be the right time to design your own pillows and to enhance the classy look and feel of your home. (via Sohu)
2. Upgrade The Lighting
You don’t actually have to add anything expensive to your home to make it look fancy. Simply modify its lighting, and you will be amazed by how simple lighting modification can actually make a big change. You may need to practice a little bit about making a certain part of your room brighter and dimming the other parts. Play with lighting intensity, color, and types (LED, spotlight, candles, etc.) to create sensational lighting at home and to enhance its atmosphere with lighting. (via Dezeen)
3. Or Your Flooring
You can do the floor of your home to make a big change to the look and feel of its interior. Wall-to-wall carpet flooring will make a certain room of your home feels warmer and more comfortable. Hardwood floor is almost the perfect choice to make your home appear classier and more elegant. If you prefer a less expensive option, you can opt for an engineered wood floor instead of a solid wood floor. You can also experiment with vinyl or laminate flooring, which is cheap but nice-looking. (via Khosangotot)
4. Or Furniture
Furniture is actually the most important decorative element that determines whether your home will look classy or not. Fancy furniture doesn’t actually have to be expensive. If you are creative enough, you can actually reuse wood trashes like pallets and tree branches into exquisite furniture pieces. With sanding and veneering, plus a little bit of creativity, you can design classy racks, shelves, coffee tables, and other furniture pieces from such garbage. Sometimes, recycling and reusing is the best way to make your home look classier. (via Foter)
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5. Décor and Unclutter Your Space
Fancy and classy houses never appear messy and cluttered. There must be a perfect balance between space and filled space. Therefore, the easiest and the cheapest way to make your home appear classier is by removing unnecessary clutters. This means not only keeping your home clean but also freeing it from fancy furnishings that are deemed unnecessary. Investigate the interior of your home, check furniture pieces and decorative elements that make your home appear disorderly, and put them in another room to free up space.. (via Zyhomy)
5 DIY Projects That Will Update Your Living Room To A New Level:
How to redecorate your living room using relatively simple ways? Allow me to give you a few ideas, including the resources link that you can repeatedly share until the Internet server down or someone deletes it. I hope you’ll enjoy it.
6. Add Modern Lighting
The first tip for updating your living room using relatively simple and easy ways is adding modern lighting to the room. You can use lighting items made of metal or glass materials. The lighting designs are the best choice due to the effect given. Metal and glass materials are considered as leading materials in modern design. You can use abstract patterns for the lightings to create a personal touch that can reflect your taste and personality. (via neuhausdesigns)
7. Giving Natural Style to Your Living Room
The next tip for redecorating your living room and bringing its design to a new level is by giving it a natural style. You can do it by installing hardwood floors in the room. If it is possible, you can also install wood-paneled walls to strengthen the impression of natural style. You can choose wood-paneled walls that come with a natural stain design so the grain of the wood will look shiny. (via decoist)
8. Add Install Paneling
You can also be updating your living room by adding butt–board install paneling around the room. This trick can really help you to beautify your living room. You are suggested to use white or the other natural colors to paint the butt–board install paneling. It aims to give color tones to the room and make sure that the paneling can unite and create harmony with the whole natural design of the living room. (via hgtv)
9. Updating the Living Room’s Ceilings
One of the living room parts that you should put into your consideration is the ceiling. Updating the living room will not effectively work if you are not updating the ceilings as well. You can install coverage to the ceilings to create an elegant atmosphere all around the room. This is also the best way to create harmony with the modern lightings applied. The ceilings combined with modern lighting can give an ambient impression to the room. (via eperiod-led)
10. Applying Lay Tile
The next tip for updating the living room is by applying lay tile. You can choose terra–cotta flooring for the living room instead of wood floorings. The terra–cotta warm colors can create a comfortable atmosphere all around the room. This can also bring a Mediterranean look to your room and make you feel that you are in tropical areas with lots of sunshine. Applying terra–cotta floorings will turn your living room becomes more elegant and stylish. (via Houzz)
5 Fun DIY Projects that Will Turn Your Small Bedroom Cozier:
The bedroom should be a comfortable get away after a long busy day too. These view fun and decorating ideas will help you to transform your small bedroom into a cozier sanctuary! For more bedroom improvement related ideas, check the relevant link available in the next top 5 section
11. Install String Lights Over the Bed
The bedroom is the best place in the home where you can fully instill your creativity and style inside. One of the DIY projects that you can try is decorating the bed using lamps. For instance, if you use a bed with a thin curtain net, you can decorate it using string lights. Decorating the bed using this trick will create a Christmas ambiance or bedroom-like magic or fairy wonderland feel. You can either use normal tree lights or more delicate lighting fixtures in this method. (via homedit)
12. Use fuzzy Bedside Rug
There are countless options of rugs that you can place in the bedroom, start from the simples design to the one that can make your bedroom look luxurious. If you want to make the bedroom into a cozier place, you can try using an extra fuzzy bedside rug. This will give your feet comfortable steps every morning. For the options, you can try using white sheepskin sheep since it looks pretty soft and comfortable and offers a cleaner look. (via overstock)
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13. Tuck the Bedcover Neatly
Placing a cover over the bed seems to be a simple thing. Hence, it is pretty common if many people do not really care about it. However, a cover that is not placed properly often costs an unpleasant look. That’s why the neater you tuck it; the more comfortable the bedroom’s ambiance will be. If you don’t know how to do it, you can learn how to tuck the bedcover to have a tidier look. (via wikiHow)
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14. Throw some pillows
Don’t be too exaggerating when using a pillow; if you need more, add two pillows on each side of the bed. This is enough to make your sleeping spot becomes cozier. If you want to make the bed more comfortable and interesting, you can choose pillows with various shapes or patterns on their patterns. (via laceyplacey)
15. Craft A New Bedside Lamp
Having a bedside lamp will help you to have more flexible lighting. Hence, if you won’t turn it off, you don’t need to get up from the bed. There are many DIY projects to create nice bedside lamps. For example, you can try a DIY pulley lantern to create a cool spot next to the bed. The light from the lantern is bright enough to lit the bedroom, but at the same time, it serves as a unique decoration in this room since you make it on your own. (via h2obungalow)
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