Decorating your home can set it apart from your neighbor’s, friend’s and family’s homes. On the downside, buying decor items to place around your home can be expensive. Fortunately, you do have some cheap alternatives when decorating your home on a budget.
Here are some awesome DIY decor projects for around your home that won’t break the bank.
Floating Book Shelf
You can create the illusion that books are floating on your wall with this DIY project from Insider. All you need are some metal wall brackets and accompanying hardware, and a drill. Space the shelves so that they are only four-and-a-half inches apart. Then, simply insert the brackets into slits cut into the bottom of the book jacket on the hardcover book that forms the base for the shelf.
If you have a small table that you no longer use, turn it into a nightstand for your bedroom. Either remove the connectors if it is extendable, or cut it in half with a saw if it’s a complete piece. Attach the table half to the wall using some screws and a wood support. You can find out more about this project at Knick of Time.
Wine Cork Jewelry Rack
If you drink a lot of wine, you probably end up throwing your old wine corks away. Put them to good use by using them to make a wine cork jewelry rack. Simply affix the wine corks inside of a picture frame and then twist some ceiling hooks into the corks. Hang your jewelry from these hooks for a simple storage solution.
Easy-to-Make Fur-Covered Chair
Make an old chair look like new by covering it with faux fur. All you need for this project is the faux fur material, a hot glue gun, and a staple gun. You can secure the fabric to the seat using the glue gun. Finish wrapping the fabric around the rest of the chair and secure it to the bottom of the seat using the staple gun.
Chalkboard paint gives you a surface you can write on anywhere you can paint. This includes on a kitchen surface, in your kids’ rooms, and anywhere else you think you might need to jot down reminders. Find more chalkboard paint ideas at Martha Stewart.
Golden Flower Pots
Painting some ordinary flower pots with gold paint is another easy-to-do, inexpensive home decor idea. The best part, the gold color can give your home a more luxurious look. Check out Kennary for ideas on how to paint terra cotta pots at home.
Easy-to-Make Customized Shelves
Customized shelves are a great way to bring some much-needed shelving space to your home. All you need are some brackets from a local hardware store and a piece of wood. Family Handyman has more on how to complete this project on your own.
DIY White Feather Chandelier
If you are seeking a new look for your kitchen or dining room, consider putting in a stylish white feather chandelier. All you need for this project is a Chinese lantern, some white feathers, and a hot glue gun. Find this and more great chandelier ideas at Styletic.
Make-Your-Own Curtain Headboard
If you want to add a little color to your bedroom walls, install a curtain headboard. All you need is a curtain rod, some brackets, a curtain in the colors of your choosing, and the appropriate tools. For more on how to install your own curtain headboard, visit SFGate.
Personalized Wall Canvas Art
Decorate the walls of your home with your favorite quotes, song lyrics, and sayings. This gives your wall space a personalized touch, making any space your own. Check out Just Paint It for more great wall decorating ideas.
DIY CD Mirror Frame
If you find that you have a bunch of old CDs, consider this project before throwing them away. Smash the CDs up and then, using a hot glue gun, glue them around the frame of an old mirror, shiny side up. This gives your mirror a mosaic look, brightening up any space. Visit Intuition Physician for more info.
Easy-to-Make Floating Shelf Antique Table
Spice up an ordinary floating shelf by making it look like an antique table. Simply paint a white table onto the wall below where you want to install the shelf. Once the paint has dried, install the shelf where the top of the table would be. Decoholic has more on this handy project.
Easily decorate your mantel using metal letters from your local craft store. Attach the letters to an old, wooden door. You can also use items such as a wreath or anything else to spell out words or decorate the door. Finally, set the door with the attached letters on your mantel.
DIY Frame Shelf
For a stylish shelf for your walls, create a box frame using some boards, an old picture frame, and some wood glue. Glue the boards together to form a rectangle and attach to the back of the picture frame. Hang on the wall and decorate. For more on this project check Shanty 2 Chic.
Make-Your-Own Reading Nook
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To give yourself a little privacy while reading, create a reading nook using a curved curtain rod and some cheap curtains. You can also add decorations to suit your tastes or preferred reading environment. Check out Thrifty & Chic for more on this amazing project.