DIY Home Décor Ideas – Decorate Your Home for Less

DIY Home Décor Ideas – Decorate Your Home for Less

Want to give your home a fresh look, but don’t want to spend a fortune?

Decorating your home doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are some amazing DIY home décor ideas you can use to make your family space more attractive without denting your wallet.

Start Cleaning

A thorough cleaning can really brighten a space and make it feel new again for little cost. Start by decluttering your living room. Discard any items you don’t use often.

Clean your couch, carpet, and curtains. This is an excellent way to instantly make your living room feel new again. Consider investing in some storage solutions to keep your clutter, including kid’s toys, at bay.

You can even give away the unused items at the charity shop or sell them on eBay. Don’t forget, less is often more and eco-friendly as well.

Modern living room interior
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Modern luxury interior
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Create a No-Sew Valance

Did you know you can create a new tailored window treatment without touching the sewing machine?

Here’s how to do it:

  • Cut a 1 x 6-inch board a couple of inches wider than the bank of windows. Then cut two 6-inch long pieces for the returns. Afterward, screw the returns to the board.
  • Cut fabric up to 10 inches high with a width of your choice. Leave allowances for the returns, hems, and at least 8 inches each for the box pleats. Hem all edges with fusible webbing.
  • Place the board under the fabric, about 3 inches from the top, before stapling the fabric to the board. You should fold in pleats every 12 inches and wrap around the returns.
  • Use glued on ribbon and button to conceal the staples.
Modern Bedroom With Hardwood Floors
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Add Color To Your Living Room Walls

This is one of the quickest, easiest, and inexpensive ways to give your room an instant facelift. You may choose to make a statement with a feature wall, or go all out and decorate the entire room in a deep shade.

You can even opt for an elegant two-tone scheme. Whatever style you choose, you are assured a stunning look with loads of glamour.

Modern living room interior
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Create Your Own Artwork

You can get beautiful pieces of art from vintage stores and troll flea markets. But they can be very expensive. Finding something that perfectly suits your taste can also be a challenge.

So, why not create your own artwork?

This is an easy and affordable way to get art you love. All you need is large pre-stretched canvases, some paint, and brushes.

You can get the canvases from Amazon at about $20 and the paint and brushes from your local craft store. Then search online for inspiration on how to make lovely artwork for the living room.

Interior of modern furnished living room
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Awesome spacious bedroom with modern stylish furniture.
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Get Plants

Plants instantly add life to any space. And self-sufficient plants like cactus or succulents like aloe vera are the easiest options. These plants not only look attractive but also don’t require much maintenance.  

Succulents
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Plants in a glass vase standing on a pedestal
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Final thoughts

The living room is the most social space in a home. It needs the right décor to facilitate conversation and radiate a soothing aura. There are numerous ways to decorate a living room but some of them can be expensive. If you are on a tight budget, however, you can adapt the 5 DIY living room décor ideas above to create a fabulous space that impresses your family and guests.

 

Resources:

Better Homes & Gardens



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