Everyone wants to live in a nice comfy home. One that expresses themselves and makes them feel happy. And it’s often the little touches we make in our homes that spark the most joy.
But you don’t have to break the bank to create the home of your dreams. There are lots of ways to inexpensively spruce up your home and make it your happy place. Whether you’re making your own home decor items or just giving them a little extra pizazz.
You can fill your home with funky and personalized touches for relatively cheap. You can even use something things you already have in your home. You just need a little creativity and few ideas.
Here are 40 of The Internet’s Best Decorating Hacks To Spark Joy In Your Home:
1) Picking Out Paint
You can easily change the entire look and feel of your home with a quick paint job. You can spend hours looking at swatches to figure out what color you’d like to use. Instead, use the “Room Visualizer.” It allows you to upload a photo of your room and shows you what it would look like with different colors of paint. You can check it out here.
2) No Holes Curtain Rod
Want to hang some curtains but your apartment lease doesn’t allow you to drill holes for that? Command hooks have got you covered. Use two of their large oil rubbed metal hooks as curtain rod holders. They hold about 5 lbs each.
3) Make A Fancy Floor Mat
Create a welcoming feel when you walk into your home with a stylish floor mat. You don’t have to buy an expensive one. Just get a regular rubber mat from a cheap store or use an old rug. Buy some nice fabric and cover the rubber mat with it using spray adhesive. Get the details on how to do this here.
4) Gorgeous Curtain Tie Backs
Want your home to look like a palace. Make your curtain tie backs count. You can buy crystal bead curtain tie backs or use an old necklace. A nice ribbon with leftover chandelier pieces will do to.
5) Roller Blind Makeover
Roller blinds are an inexpensive way to keep peeping Toms from peering in your window. But they’re cheap because they look cheap. You can fix that though. Just use some fabric adhesive spray to attach some lace or other pretty fabric to them. You can find different ideas here.
6) Change Your Plants With The Season
Everyone wants to have seasonal plants in their yard. But no one wants to have to dig them up when the season is over. Instead, bury some draining pots in the ground and just place your potted seasonal plant inside. Remove when the season is over.
7) Fancy Hangers
Having an exposed closet or clothing rack doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Make it look bright and colorful by displaying your prettiest duds. Then make sure you have some fancy hangers. You can cover them with fabric or use color tape, paint, or rhinestones to dress them up.
8) Hide Ugly Router Boxes
Wireless routers can look pretty unsightly. You can hide them inside a hollowed out book. Learn how to carve out books here and can find other ideas here.
9) Stair Treads As Book Shelf Brackets
Plain brackets can look a little boring as shelving. Get a more high-end look by using stair treads instead. You can grab a set for $20. Get the details on this project here.
10) Create Your Own Mood Lighting
Colored lighting can easily set a mood in your room. You can create yyourown mood lighting by drawing on a lightbulb with Sharpie marker. It will cast cool and colorful shadows.
11) Hip Lighting
You can also create hip inexpensive lighting with a shelf bracket. Just hang a light bulb and wire from it. It will also save space.
12) Hang a Wreath
A wreath can boost your curb aappeal and give your house a homey feel. You don’t have to make any holes to hang a wreath. Use a Command hook instead.
13) DIY Window Treatments
Want some new window treatments without paying a high price? Just get an inexpensive duvet cover and cut it in half. Just make a pocket at the top with some hem tape or a glue gun.
14) Paint Your Vinyl, Laminate, Or Tile Floors
Are your floors looking nasty? Can’t afford a new floor? Just paint over your old one. Get details on how to paint a vinyl floor here.
15) Pop of Door Color
Want to bring a unique pop of color to your home? Paint the edge of your door a bright color. Painting an entire room that color might be a bit much. This creates a good compromise.
16) Decorate Your Door
The door presents a great opportunity to add a focal point in your home. You can paint it a fun color or decorate it with a piece of fabric, wallpaper, or stencil. You can even create paint it with some chalkboard paint. Learn how to make fabric wallpaper glue from cornstarch here.
17) Line Drawyers With Fabric
Opening a boring old drawer and opening it to find there’s beautiful fabric lining will ddefinitelyspark joy. You can also cover the outside with fabric. And why not give your boring furniture with a new paint job while you’re at it.
18) Classy Mouthwash
Want the classiest mouthwash you’ve ever seen? Put your mouthwash in a crystal decanter. It doesn’t get fancier than that.
19) Weave a Greeting Into Your Screens
Welcome guests by with a happy message. Use embroidery floss to weave a message into your screen door. Who doesn’t want to be greeted before they’re greeted?
20) Candles in Your Fireplace
You can still make your fireplace look nice when you’re not using it or if you don’t use it at all. Just place some candles inside of it. Light them for ambiance.
21) Fake A Chandelier
Want a chandelier but don’t want to change out your lighting fixture? Fake it! Just buy some crystals and hang them from your ceiling fan.
22) Glitterize Your Lamp Shade
Who doesn’t love sparkles and glitter? Add some to the inside of your lampshade. It will create a cool lighting effect.
23) Give Dead Space Life
Make dead space come alive with a little DIY magic. This space would be empty but now it’s a floating bbookshelf Learn how to make this project from an IKEA bookcase here.
24) Create High Ceilings
Want high ceilings. You can create the illusion of having high ceilings f0r relatively cheap. Just paint half of your walls.
25) Tie Shower Curtains
Metal shower rings are boring and basic. Use some ribbon to create these handsome bows instead. They won’t rust and you can toss them in the washing machine.
26) Don’t Destroy Your Walls Hanging Pictures
Gallery walls look super chic and fancy. But you can ruin your walls in the process if you don’t know what you’re doing. Use removeable contact paper to help you place and arrange your gallery before you start putting nails in your walls.
27) Starry Night Lamp Shade
Want to look up at the stars while you sleep? Poke some holes into your dark colored lamp shade. You can create all kinds of cool patterns.
28) Engineering Prints
Create a statement wall hanging for half the price. Just go to Staples and ask them for an engineering print. They’ll print a photo of your choosing.
29) Ombre Walls
Ombre isn’t only for hair. Ombre painted walls give your home a higher end look. Learn how to ombre your walls here.
30) Wallpaper Your Shelf Backboards
You can also create a subtle pop of color with your shelves and book cases. Just take out the shelves and cover the backboards with some wallpaper or contact paper. You can create custome pieces this way that you can never find in the store. Get the details on how to do it here.
31) Color Coordinate Books
Create a real focal point in your home with a little reorganizing. No purchase necessary. All you have to do is reorganize the books on your shelf in color order. It looks super pretty. Find tips on how to get started here.
32) Ditch the Picture Frames
Having photos and posters customed framed can cost a lot of money. Instead use household items to hand your pictures like hangers. It will save you lots of money and giver your homea funky modern look.
33) Paint Chair Legs
If everything else in your house is going to look cool don’t forget about your chairs! Paint them a fun color too. You can dip the legs in some paint or just pain tthe chair tops.
34) Table Makeover
Is your table looking tired and beat up? It might be time for a makeover. You can paint it a brand new color or just spruce up the table top with a stencil design or a layer of peel and stick vinyl or woven wallpaper. Just make sure the surface is easy to clean!.
35) Repurpose Door Knobs
Don’t want boring towel hangers in your bathroom? Use your imagination and repurpose old items. These old vintage door knobs make great towel hangers.
36) Decorate Your Washer and Dryer
Is your washing machine and dryer looking like a boring eyesore? Spruce it up with some washi tape. You can also take it off if you get sick of the design.
37) Prinatble Art
Finding art for your walla doesn’t have to be expensive. You can print out lots of pretty pictures online. Buy some frame from the dollar store and you’re all set. You can download the picture you see below here.
38) Fake A Brick Wall
You can easily create some texture in your homne with a brick wall. You can achieve this without losing the security deposit on your apartment. Just buy some peel and stick faux brick wall paper.
39) Coffee Mug Rack
Short on shelf space? Make a coffee mug rack from a pallet. You can often find these pallets online being given away for free. Get the instructions on how to make one here.
40) Chalkboard Wood Slice
This chalkboard woodslice makes a cute display in your home. The best part is you can write different messages to customize the motivation you’re going to need for the day. They are super easy to make too. Learn how to make one here.