Ever feel overwhelmed by the idea of redecorating? Luckily, not all home decor projects require a heavy investment of time and money. If you’re looking for a few easy DIY home decorating ideas to freshen up a room over a weekend, I have these 10 for you.
Easy DIY Home Decorating Ideas
It’s amazing what you can do to a room with a little effort. You can take a few of these decorating ideas and put some life back into your home interior. It may surprise how a few changes here and there can take your home’s vibe from blah to ahh!
1. Rearrange The Furniture
Pull your furniture away from the walls. Try positioning it at intriguing angles. For example, a sofa arranged diagonally across a narrow living room will make the room look wider. Check out ideas on sites like these on the The Spruce.
2. Paint A Wall
Paint one wall your favorite color and make it the focal point. Hang interesting art on that wall and move a nice piece of furniture there. (Note: Make sure that the color is one that is shared with several other objects and fabrics in the room.) Get creative with stencils to add even more style to your walls. From patterns that replicate walls over yesteryear to contemporary wall sayings, stenciling is a great way to add style without spending a lot.
3. Bring In Plants
Greenery always adds a breath of fresh air to a room. If you don’t have a green thumb, try silk plants and trees. The quality has gotten so good that its hard to distinguish them from the real thing. From pot plants to living wall decor, there are many plant options you can add a little green to your room.
4. Lay An Area Rug
Adding some area rugs is a wonderful way of defining a conversation area. Try one that complements the room. Lay it at an angle beneath your coffee table. Choose colors and patterns that compliment your room’s furniture and wall color. Don’t be afraid to add a pop of color.
5. Hang Pictures or Mirror
Hang pictures that reflect your personality. Try frames that are more ornate. When hanging a mirror, try and position it so that it reflects and nice view or an interesting architectural element. Make a beautiful arrangement of pictures and accent pieces. Look for arrangement ideas and guides on Pinterest.
6. Group Figurines
Pull out your favorite collectibles. Show off your personality. Find a display area and group related objects together, in sets of three or five. Try and vary the shapes. Just don’t over due it. You don’t want all your surfaces covered with items. Less is better!
7. Add Decorative Pillows
The good news about decorative pillows is that they are an easy way to add textures and patterns to a room. Still better, they can be changed to jazz up a sofa or chair before your room is ready for a major makeover. Have to different pillows for each season. It keeps your room’s decor from becoming boring. These can be found at a home decor store, or, if you’re feeling crafty, you could sew, knit, or otherwise craft a cover for a store-bought pillow form for a personal touch.
8. Replace Lamps
Lamps are probably the one thing in your home that will give others a clue that your room is outdated. Seek out new and fresh lamps that make a statement. There are many fashionable lamps on the market, including those with Edison style bulbs for a vintage look.
9. Add A Throw Or Afghan
Similar to decorative pillows, throws and afghans add texture to your furniture. They come in all kinds of natural and man made fabrics. Find a pattern and style that you like. A throw adds a pop of color to a sofa or chair while also softening the overall feel of the room.
10. Eliminate Clutter
Clutter has a way of eliminating the desired mood and effect of any room. Find storage spaces for papers, toys, and other items that take from the personality of a room. Use baskets to store items that used often. Clearing out the clutter in a room gives it a refreshing feeling.