26 Décor Projects For Your Home
Are you looking to add a little bit of personality to your home décor? Or maybe you’re just looking for a few new ideas to spruce up your place. We’ve put together a list of some fun and easy DIY décor projects you can do yourself, with minimal tools and materials. So whether you’re on a tight budget or just want to take things slow, there’s something here for everyone. Read on to get inspired and get started!
Table of Contents
- Before You Begin
- The Living Room
- The Bedroom
- The Kitchen
- The Bathroom
- Other Decor Ideas
Before You Begin
When it comes to interior design and decor projects, the most important step is planning! Make sure you take the time to dig into your personal style and find ideas you like.
A great way to do this is to create your free account at designQ! From there, you can pick different stores to shop in, like the kitchen, flooring, plumbing, and finishing stores. You’ll also have the option to get some inspiration from their colourboards and showhome collections, all of which are curated by professional designers.
Browse and favourite the styles and colours you love, all of which will be saved to your wish-list in your profile.
Once you have selected your favourite design and finishing items, you’re ready to tackle your interior design! The list below will help with more ideas for your decor projects.
Décor Projects for Your Living Room
The living room is where most people prefer to start decorating. After all, it’s usually the largest and most visible space in the home. And since it’s generally used for entertaining guests, you want it to make a good impression.
Fortunately, you don’t have to spend big bucks to give your home the perfect look. These DIY decor ideas for your living room are the perfect place to start.
Make a Custom Mirror Frame
One way to add a touch of elegance to your living room is by framing a mirror. You can find inexpensive mirrors at most home goods stores (or if you’ve bought your home from Sterling, you can choose your favourite one from our designQ store), and the frame itself can be made from scraps of wood or moulding you have around the house. Just make sure to measure twice and cut once 😉
Add Your Own Artwork
If you’re looking for a way to add some personality to your living room, DIY artwork is the perfect solution. You can find inexpensive canvases at any craft store, and then get creative with paints, markers, or whatever other medium you prefer. The sky’s the limit!
Take a look at this video showing you three different DIY decor ideas for some larger scale wall art:
Hanging Wall Vases
Do you want to add a touch of nature to your home, but don’t have the space for a full garden? Or maybe you’re looking for a unique way to display your flowers. Either way, these easy DIY hanging wall vases are the perfect solution! With just a few supplies and a little bit of creativity, you can transform an ordinary wall into a work of art. Best of all, these vases will suit any decorating style.
Personalized Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are a quick and easy way to add a pop of colour and pattern to your living room. And the best part is, you can make them yourself! Just pick up some inexpensive fabric and follow along with this tutorial. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is.
Make Your Own Wooden Signs
A simple DIY wood sign can add a touch of personality to any room in your house. And the best part is that they’re relatively easy and inexpensive to make. All you need is a piece of wood, some paint, and a little bit of time. You can either purchase a pre-cut piece of wood at your local hardware store or saw it yourself.
Once you have your wood, decide on the size and shape of your sign. Then, using stencils or freehand, paint your design onto the wood. This video gives you the details on how to stencil wood perfectly:
To add a bit more interest, you can distress the edges of the wood or add a layer of sealant. Hang your sign on the wall using nails or wall hooks, and enjoy your new piece of DIY wall art.
Customize Your Coffee Table
If you’re looking for a project that will make a big impact, DIY-ing your coffee table is a great option. You can find a lot of budget-friendly tables at any home store, and then personalize them with paint, stain, or decoupage. This is a great way to add some character to your living room without breaking the bank. Or if you’re feeling ambitious, you can even make your own from scratch!
Add A Gallery Wall
A gallery wall is a great way to add personality to your home, and a perfect way to decorate a feature wall. It’s also a great way to show off your favourite photos and artwork. Once you have a general idea of how you want your gallery wall to look, it’s time to start hanging everything up.
Start by selecting a focal point, such as a large painting or photo. Then, work your way out from there, filling in the empty spaces with smaller pieces. And don’t be afraid to experiment! You can always rearrange things if they’re not quite working out the way you wanted them to. Creating a gallery wall is all about having fun and expressing your personal style, so go ahead and let your creativity shine through.
Décor Projects for Your Bedroom
The bedroom is a great choice when it comes to DIY home décor. After all, it’s your personal space, so you should feel free to make it reflect your unique style. And there are plenty of ways to do that without spending a fortune. Here are a few ideas to get you started on adding custom décor to your bedroom.
Build a Blanket Ladder
If you’re looking for a unique way to display blankets or towels, consider making your own blanket ladder. This project is surprisingly easy to complete, and it’s a great way to add some charm to any room. All you need is a few pieces of wood and some basic carpentry skills. Once you have your materials, simply cut the wood to size, sand the edges, and assemble the ladder. You can stain or paint the wood to match your existing décor, or you can leave it natural for a more rustic look. Blanket ladders are not only functional but also make great statement pieces.
Customize Your Headboard
A headboard can really make a statement in a bedroom. And you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get one that looks great. You can find an inexpensive headboard at any home store (or you may already have a great one from DesignQ), and then personalize it with fabric, paint, or whatever else you like.
A DIY Nightstand
A nightstand is a great way to add some storage options to your bedroom. And you can easily DIY one that fits your style. Just find an inexpensive table at any home store, and then add some paint, hardware, or decoupage to personalize it.
Make Your Own Rug
Looking for an easy way to spruce up your bedroom without spending a lot of money? Why not try making your own rug? It’s a fun DIY decor project that can really add some personality to your space. Plus, it’s a great way to show off your creative side!
There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re making your own rug. First, you’ll need to choose the right fabric. Something that’s durable and easy to clean is always a good choice. You’ll also want to make sure the fabric is the right size for your room. Once you’ve selected the perfect fabric, it’s time to get started!
Create Some Curtains
One of the most popular DIY bedroom ideas is to make your own curtains. Curtains can add a lot of personality to a room, and they can be made from a variety of materials. If you’re looking for a project that’s both easy and economical, DIY bedroom curtains are a great option. With just a few supplies and a little bit of time, you can create curtains that will add style and function to your bedroom.
Decorate Your Bedroom With A Succulent Planter
If you love books and plants, why not combine the two with a DIY book planter? This easy project is a great way to add some life to your bedroom décor. To get started, simply choose a few small succulents and a couple of old books. Once you have your materials, remove the pages from one of the books and line the inside with plastic sheeting. Next, fill the book with potting soil and arrange your succulents. Finally, close up the book and voila! You’ll have a beautiful and unique planter that’s perfect for any bookworm’s bedroom.
Décor Projects for Your Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in the house to renovate, and it’s easy to see why. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it’s a space where we spend a lot of time cooking, eating, and entertaining. If you’re thinking of giving your kitchen a makeover, there are plenty of DIY décor projects that can help you achieve the look you want.
A DIY Dish Rack
A dish rack is a kitchen essential, but it doesn’t have to be boring. With a little creativity, you can turn a simple dish rack into a stylish DIY décor item. For a minimal look, try a wooden dish rack. You can find these at most home improvement stores, or you can make your own using scraps of wood. Once you have your dish rack, simply stain or paint it to match your kitchen style. Then, add a few DIY touches like attaching some hooks for hanging towels or utensils. With a little bit of effort, you can transform an ordinary dish rack into a beautiful DIY décor piece.
A Home-Made Knife Block
If you love to cook, then you know that having a well-organized kitchen is essential. One way to keep your countertops clear and your knives within easy reach is to invest in a knife block. However, store-bought knife blocks can be expensive, and they often take up more space than necessary.
A better option is to DIY your own knife block using some simple materials. For example, you can repurpose an old wine crate or even some old books! With a little creative thinking, it’s easy to create a functional and stylish knife block that will make cooking even more fun. So don’t be afraid to get creative and put your own spin on this classic kitchen staple.
Create A Unique Spice Rack
If you love to cook, then you probably have a whole collection of spices that you use to add flavour to your dishes. If your spices are currently taking up valuable space in your kitchen cabinets, then it might be time to invest in a spice rack. You can buy spice racks online or at most home goods stores, but why not try something unique and make your own?
With a little bit of effort, you can easily create a beautiful and functional spice rack that will help to keep your kitchen organized. Plus, DIY spice racks make great gifts for the cooks in your life. So if you’re looking for a fun and practical project, consider making your own spice rack.
Make a Perfect Pot Rack
A pot rack is a great way to add some function to your kitchen. With a little imagination and elbow grease, you can easily create a one-of-a-kind pot rack that will add both function and style to your kitchen.
If you’re looking for DIY pot rack ideas, start by considering what materials you have on hand. An old ladder or clothes rack can easily be repurposed into a stylish pot rack. Or, if you’re starting from scratch, look for metal pipes or chains that can be used to create a simple but sturdy frame. Once you have your materials, it’s time to get creative with the details.
Check out this video from the Home Depot on creating a hanging pot rack for your kitchen:
Consider adding hooks or baskets to hold pots, pans, and cooking utensils. You can also use wire or string to create a hanging system for plants or herbs. And don’t forget to personalize your pot rack with paint or finish of your choice. With a little DIY spirit, you can easily transform your kitchen with a unique pot rack that perfectly suits your needs and style.
Kraft Paper Grocery List
This project is so easy and makes a great impact in your kitchen! This DIY kraft paper grocery list helps you get organized and makes meal planning a breeze. All you need is some kraft paper, a pen, and some string. Alternatively, you could also use magnets or anything else that will stick to your fridge.
Geometric Wooden Trivets
If you’re looking for an easy way to save your countertops when you need to put a hot pot down, try making these DIY geometric wooden trivets. They’re simple to make and only require a few supplies, like wood stains, wood sealer, patterned duct tape, and cork pads. You could also use hot glue to attach the cork pads if you don’t have any wood sealer on hand.
Painted Wooden Spoons
These DIY-painted wooden spoons are a fun and easy way to add a pop of colour to your kitchen. All you need is some wooden spoons, acrylic paint, and a sealer (optional). You could also use a wood-burning tool to add some designs or words to the spoons. This project is great for kids or anyone who wants to add a personal touch to their kitchen.
Décor Projects for Your Bathroom
The bathroom is often one of the more overlooked rooms in the house when it comes to décor. But there are plenty of ways to spruce it up without spending a lot of money. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
A DIY Towel Rack
With a little creativity, you can easily add a DIY towel rack to your bathroom décor. There are many different ways to do this, and the best way will depend on your personal style and the space you have available. For example, if you have a small bathroom, you might want to consider a hanging towel rack. This can be attached to the wall or door, and it will take up minimal space.
If you have a bit more room to work with, you could opt for a free-standing towel rack. Or, if you want something really unique, you could even repurpose an old piece of furniture into a Towel Rack. This is a great way to add character to your bathroom, and no matter what approach you take, DIY towel racks are a great way to add function and style to your bathroom décor.
Mason Jar Wall Sconce
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to add a touch of rustic charm to your bathroom, try making your own Mason jar sconces. This project requires only a few supplies and can be completed in an afternoon. Just gather a few Mason jars, some twine or ribbon, and some battery-operated candles. Then, use hot glue to attach the twine or ribbon to the back of the jars. Next, tie the jars to a piece of driftwood or an old board, and place the candles inside. Hang your Mason jar sconces on the wall near your bathroom mirror, and enjoy the relaxing ambiance they create. With this simple project, you can transform your bathroom into a cozy retreat.
Make a Shower Curtain
Tired of your boring old shower curtain? Try making your own that expresses your unique style! Whether you want to add a pop of colour or create a statement-making pattern, there are plenty of ways to customize a shower curtain to suit your taste. With just a few supplies and some simple sewing skills, you can easily make a DIY shower curtain that will brighten up your bathroom.
Bathroom vanities can be both functional and stylish, but they can also be expensive. If you’re looking for a way to update your bathroom without breaking the bank, consider a DIY bathroom vanity. There are a variety of different styles to choose from, including those available in our designQ store, and with a little elbow grease, you can create a stunning vanity that will become the focal point of your bathroom. Not only will you save money by doing it yourself, but you’ll also get to enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you built it yourself.
A DIY Bath Mat
A bath mat is a necessity in any bathroom, but it can be hard to find one that fits both your style, especially if you’re customizing your décor. If you’re looking for a way to add a personal touch to your bathroom, consider making your own bath mat. It’s a relatively easy DIY project that can be completed in an afternoon, and you’ll proud knowing that your bath mat is one-of-a-kind.
Frame Your Bathroom Mirror
Adding a frame to your bathroom mirror is a simple and easy way to give the space a quick and inexpensive makeover. There are plenty of ways to customize your mirror frame, so you can really let your personality shine through. Whether you choose to add some bold colours or stick with a more classic look, there’s no wrong way to do it. And the best part is that it’s a project you can complete in just a few hours. So if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to give your bathroom a new look, DIY-ing a mirror frame is the way to go.
Other Decor Ideas
While the ideas listed above focus on DIY, there are other things you can do to update your living room…
- Try adding a feature wall with shiplap or stone
- Add or upgrade a fireplace for a cozy feel
- If you’ve got an open floor plan, changing out the railing to horizontal or glass can add a modern look to the whole floor
- Update lighting fixtures with a statement piece
There are plenty of ways to add style to your home décor. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy project or something more involved, there’s sure to be a decor project that suits your needs. With a little bit of time and effort, you can easily transform your home into a space that reflects your unique style. So get creative and start DIY-ing or building your way to a beautiful home today!
Originally published August 18, 2017, updated September 22, 2022
Photo credits: depositphotos.com
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