Sprucing up your home with new decor pieces doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. With the new year, you might be looking to give your home some new life. These 5 DIY home decor ideas are doable for pretty much anyone. By sticking to neutral and simple projects, you can save money and effort. It will also mean your home will likely be more appealing for guests and any potential buyers for if you decide to sell your home.
1. Twine basket
Finding baskets to store things in your pantry or bathroom can often cost way more than they need to. All you need to make your own DIY twine basket is an old cardboard box, 4 ply jute and a hot glue gun. After cutting the flaps off your cardboard box, wrap the jute around the box, glueing as you go. Once you’re done, you can line the inside with some plain fabric or leave it as is.
2. Personalised handwritten canvas
The next DIY you might want to try is a handwritten canvas. Like the last one, you don’t need many supplies. Grab yourself a plain canvas, a paintbrush and some paint. You might want to start by painting a solid coloured background or leave the background white. Then, choose your favourite quote or make up your own. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can go ahead and freehand it, or, you might to sketch out the lettering in pencil first.
3. Floating bookshelves
You can make your books look light they’re floating on your wall with DIY invisible bookshelves. You’ll need a 4”x4” corner bracket, 1” screws and velcro tape. First, place a piece of the velcro tape under the corner bracket. Then, drill the corner bracket to your wall. Finally, attach the back cover of a book to the corner bracket with the velcro tape. Once you stack a couple more books on top, the corner bracket will be hidden and it will give the illusion of floating books.
4. Flagstone garden path
If you’re looking to give your garden a refresh but don’t have much of a green thumb, DIYing your own flagstone garden path is a great and easy option to create high-end curb appeal. Having attractive landscaping can increase the value of your property and can make your home more appealing to guests. You can lay your flagstone or other pavers down first to check the design. Then, dig a couple inches into the soil and work the flagstone into position.
5. Popsicle stick shelf
Making a popsicle stick shelf is a great option if you’re working with kids or a friend and want to get crafty. You need about 100 popsicle sticks if you’re making a hexagon shaped shelf and some strong glue. Start by laying down three sticks, leaving a space between each, and then glueing down both ends of three more sticks to complete the hexagon. Keep layering your popsicle sticks until the shelf is as deep as you’d like it to be. You can then stain or paint your shelf to give it a store-bought look and then hang it up once it’s dry.
Hopefully one of these ideas will inspire you to get hands on with your home decor. Being on a budget or not very crafty doesn’t mean your home’s interior needs to suffer. Guests will be surprised when they find out you’ve made your own canvas, basket, shelf or path. With a small chunk of your weekend and a few supplies being all you need to tackle one of these DIY home decor projects, it’s time to give one a shot!