DIY Home Decor Ideas

by Editor on April 30, 2013

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You can enjoy stunning home décor without going over your budget. When you do the work yourself and get creative, home decorating becomes more affordable and enjoyable. Here are some DIY tips that you can use to add color, style and texture to every room of your home.

Fabric and Starch

Hang lightweight fabric like wallpaper using liquid starch. Soak the fabric in undiluted starch, wring it out and then smooth it onto the walls. This is an excellent choice for people who rent and cannot paint or make other drastic changes to the home. Use lightweight fabrics or lace panels for the best effect.
Recycle Within the Home 

The hurricane lamp you always loved may not look right in the bedroom anymore, but it could be the perfect choice for your end table in the living room. A bedroom dresser that is outgrown by one child can be painted and turned into a toy chest for a younger sibling. A tired bedframe can be painted and then cut down to become a sweet bench for the front entrance. Before disposing of accessories and home furnishings, ask yourself if they can be used in another area of the home.

Make the Most of Shelves

Wall shelves are a top choice for many reasons. They are functional, versatile, affordable and delightful. Fill empty wall space with a decorative shelf, and you can change out the accessories on it with the seasons. Use multiple shelves to create a strong focal point, or just one to add some flair to a dull area. They can be painted and customized to match any décor, and you can easily move them between rooms as your needs change.
Visit Flea Markets and Thrift Stores

When you are trying to save money on decorating and you want unique items, frequent your local thrift stores. You will often walk through and leave empty handed, but there will also be times when you stumble across the perfect item that is both unique and affordable. Many thrift stores also have a charitable mission attached to them, so your purchase will also help others.
Accent One Wall

Accent walls are always a great choice, and they’re easy to do. Paint bold stripes on the wall your bed sits on. Choose one wall in the living room and faux paint it to look like leather, suede or even metal. Faux painting just one wall won’t take a lot of time, but it adds an incredible amount of interest to any room.
Home decorating doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can have a lot of fun with it. Use these tips to make your decorating more affordable, and work on room one at a time to make it less stressful. Soon, your entire home will look incredible and you will take pride in the knowledge that you did it yourself.

About the Author

Nisha has been writing about DIY and home renovations for a few years now. She enjoys reading various health articles from and other similar sites.

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