Everybody gets the urge now and again to totally revamp their living space. But the process can be crazy expensive and time-consuming—but with a few DIY decor changes, you can give your home a completely new look without going broke.
The trick to successfully updating your home without spending a fortune is thinking outside the box. For instance, painting a door in lacquer black will absolutely add an instant dose of glamour of to your home, and sometimes just changing your light bulbs can make a world of difference.
To that end, we’ve compiled 50 of our favorite DIY decorating tips. Because seriously, there’s no excuse for living in a space that doesn’t feel like home.
DIY decorating tips
1. Decorate your walls on the cheap
Add a grid of clean, white frames displaying black-and-white photos—a cheap trick for adding a touch of glamour to empty walls.
2. Hang a shelf to create the illusion of space
Make a narrow room appear wider with a long shelf that can also double as a mantel to display various objects of your choice.
3. A mirror will instantly transform a room
Add a mirror into your space, which will instantly make a room look bigger reflecting the surrounding colors and patterns.
4. Add a rug to redo your space without renovating
For an instant update add a large sisal rug to your space, which will give it an instant modern and clean feel. Looking to do something more glam? Add a shag rug or a zebra print.
5. Pillows are your friend
Revamp your sofa without spending a fortune changing up your accent pillows.
6. Paint the interior of your closet
Yes, your closet deserves some attention too! Paint the interior of a closet a fun color for a nice surprise when you open it up.
7. All about the accent wall
Painting a room with clean bold stripes will instantly update it.
8. Get creative with paint
Wall colors set the tone of a room. Looking to add a dose of cool? Paint your doors black and the trim white.
9. Change up your lighting
Upgrade your light fixtures with a mix of finishes like antique brass hardware.
10. Create do-it-yourself slip covers to instantly transform your living room
An interesting DIY decorating tip: Drop cloths make great DIY slip covers. They look like old homespun linen, but cost a fraction of the price.
11. Ombré your walls
Instead of painting walls one flat hue, paint the bottom one shade and the top another.
12. Organize random objects with trays
Organize items like TV remotes and other knickknacks on a pretty tray placed on a coffee table or a side table.
13. Paint lampshades for a completely fresh look
Buy an inexpensive paper shade and paint it red, which will add a romantic and flattering touch to any room.
14. Change up your artwork displays
Put pieces in unusual places, like above a door, or in the kitchen or a bathroom, to add some freshness to your space.
15. Wallpaper the back of shelves
Paper the back of a cabinet or bookshelf in wallpaper or even faux-snakeskin for an unexpected decor surprise.
These are some cool ideas for diy home décor.