Making a new space feel like home can be challenging. Luckily, there are small projects that can change your home for the better. These cheap and easy DIY furniture projects can be a fun way to get comfy in your new space!
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You don't have to spend tons of money or hire a professional to have high-quality interior design. You can do it yourself with a few simple tools and supplies. Here are some of the easiest projects to tackle by yourself or with your partner. These easy projects can make a home really start to feel like home!
1. Luxury Lampshades
One thing you'll need in most rooms of the house is a lamp. The right lamp is a versatile one. Lamps can cast mood lighting for fun evenings in with friends. They can brighten up spaces without intense overhead lights. There are many ways to glamorize or style your lamps to fit the aesthetic of the space. One of these projects is painting a custom luxury lampshade.
You can find old lamps at thrift stores. Fit the lamp with a new bulb. Now comes the creative part. All you need for this project is:
- A lampshade
- Painter's Tape
- Traditional Colored Spray Paint
Simply use the painter's tape to outline a pattern or to set borders of the shade. Then spray the shade to create a beautiful custom design. You can design it to fit the color scheme of the room or to match the design on the curtains or carpet.
2. Designer Headboard
Your new room might feel drab and not lived in. To build a more homey bedroom, try your hand at a DIY headboard.
Headboards can cost hundreds of dollars at the store. They can even be expensive to transport back home or to get delivered online. Building your own headboard is a cheap way to design the perfect bedroom.
There are many ways to build your headboard. One such design is the bright modern headboard. To construct this project, you need:
- A Wooden Frame
Paint the doormats and frame them with wood the width of the bed. Mount these on the wall or attached to the bed frame to create a beautiful, sophisticated look.
3. Crate Furniture
Wooden crates are easy to come by and relatively cheap. If you have the right tools, you can transform dirty old crates into modern country farmhouse-style pieces to freshen up any room. Some helpful supplies are:
- Wood Finish or Paint
You can use these materials as you see fit to create the piece you need. Sandpaper helps to smooth edges. Twine can be wrapped around handles to create a more sophisticated piece. Wood finish or paint gives it the aesthetic value to fit in with your other furniture in the home.
Try mounting a crate on legs to create an end table or nightstand. Or you can nail it to the wall for a bookshelf. Place it in your kitchen as an open, decorative spice cabinet. The possibilities are endless!
The Bottom Line
Your new home may feel big and empty, but with some of these small projects, it'll start to feel like home. It is pure myth that you need to spend money to create a beautiful home for yourself. There are plenty of DIY projects you can do to beautify a new space. These can be easy and cheap to create!
If you are struggling to feel at peace in your new space, you aren't alone. Try out one of these simple DIY furniture projects to make your new house into a home.