DIY Home Décor
There’s no better way to add a personal touch to your home décor than to do it yourself. Thanks to today’s DIY mindset, there’s no end to the inspiration to create one-of-a-kind accents for the home. All it takes is a few mouse clicks to discover new ideas and all the how-to information you need to add a new, original look to your home. Not sure where to start? Here’s a few of our favorite ideas for all levels of expertise.
If you’re just starting out with DIY décor, you might want to start out with something simple—but simple doesn’t have to mean boring. Try adding a few custom embellishments to store-bought items, like gluing rickrack to a lampshade or stenciling designs onto kitchen cannisters. If you’re worried about ruining a brand-new product, search charity shops for items you can upcycle with paint, fabric and other DIY techniques.
When you’re ready to tackle something from scratch, pillows are a good place to start. Fabric is relatively inexpensive, and with so many prints to choose from you can find something to complement your home perfectly. Add iron-on appliqués or stencil designs with fabric paint to create a one-of-a-kind accent for a sofa or bed.
Wall art is another DIY project with lots of room for personal expression. With die-cut letters or stencils, it’s easy to put your own spin on the word art trend with framed phrases that hold personal significance. Or make pretty collages on canvas to decorate any room in the house.
Are you ready for a big project? How about a furniture makeover? Stencils, paint and decoupage make it easy to add decorative details to just about anything. If you’re handy with a few tools, you can even make your own furniture.
Don’t stop there, though—you can add your personal touch to your entire space with things like stenciled wall designs, a painted rug or a beautiful hand-embellished mirror. There are many ways to personalise your home décor with DIY items. The only hard part is deciding where to start!
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