You may be in the middle of spring cleaning and sprucing up your space. You may also be thinking of changing the look of your living room or bedroom. Well, whatever it is, it’s never a bad idea to redecorate your home if it means making your living space more inviting to you and your family.
Who can fault you for having a beautifully decorated home? Regardless of means or budget, you can pimp up your home with some awesome home decors that you can easily make on your own. It is a great way to add a personalized touch without going bankrupt.
Here are some options you can choose from.
Turn It Gold
If you want to give your home a touch of luxury, a can or two of metallic gold spray paint will do just that. There are some things that just look more bougie with a little bit of Midas touch. Although this project can be done the whole year round, there are just some seasons that are more suitable for it.
For example, if you’re redecorating for autumn, you can always use a spritz of gold for your decors. If you don’t want the usual black and orange for your pumpkin and garlands, you can always substitute the latter with gold and add a bit of white or maybe some glitter. If part of your aesthetics involves acorns and dried maple leaves, you can spritz some gold in there to add it to your decorations.
Gold is also a great theme for Christmas. Instead of the usual red and white and the whole winter-wonderland shebang, you can jazz it up with spray paint and some ideas.
Golden pine cones as tree decors or maybe a wreath with golden embellishments? Go ham. The trick is to use it in moderation, or else you’ll just end up spraying all your decors in gold.
Twine Globe Lantern
Ever wished to have a chandelier or an attractive light fixture for a high ceiling somewhere in your house? You can actually make one if you don’t mind that it’s made out of yarn and glue. It looks similar to those modern and chic, minimalist lampshades, and while you know the branded ones will cost an arm and a leg, all you need to have to make yours are patience and a little bit of time.
In fact, you can make as many as you want in any shape that you like; the technique remains the same. You will need a balloon, cotton twine, craft glue, and some spray paint to match or complement the existing decor in the room. You may need to reinforce the twine globe lantern with some flour, and of course, the light bulb you will be using will showcase it to give that cool shadow effect in the room.
Framed Homemade Art
Do you think your walls are too bare and you want to add in some paints but can’t find something you really want for a price that is too steep? A good solution is to make your own. You don’t have to be a good painter or an artist. You can cheat your way with some handy stencils and a steady hand.
If you’re going to make an artwork of your own, make it empowering as well. If you have a favorite short phrase, this is the perfect project for you. The vital part of this creation is an empty photo frame. If you don’t have one, you can scour flea markets, and maybe you can get good deals on vintage ones or anything you basically like.
With your favorite phrase ready, you’re going to spell it out, trace it, and then cut it. If you’re using a stencil, it may take some practice to cut it out as neatly as you can, so do some trial runs before committing on the final piece. You can use translucent vellum sheets for practice, or you can use them in a project as decor, as they are versatile.
A good thing to remember when making this craft is to spell the phrase backward. Once done, you can use the cutout letters or the sheet it was cut out from to display in the frame. Just make sure that there are enough colors in there to contrast and make the phrase pop and readable.
Mason Jar Holders
Although mason jars were primarily used for holding liquids like water and juices, it became a versatile item that extends its use from the kitchen to even arts and crafts. While its initial purpose was to hold your lemon quencher, it holds things so well that arts and crafts people use it for a lot of things now too.
The great thing about mason jars is that they now come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. They’re terrific to look at, sturdy, and you can certainly use them to hold other things. From kitchen spices to colored pencils, to office supplies, to plants, you can take your pick however you want to use them.
Apart from setting them in a counter or on top of shelves or drawers for easy reach, another way to present mason jars as holders is to mount them on the wall with some wood and a strap made out of any material you want. If you’re good at woodworking, you can make a mount specially customized for your holders.
CD Mosaic Wall Mirror
If you’ve been meaning to get rid of old CDs and DVDs, repurpose them for your own home instead. There is one side of the CD or DVD that shines with different colors when the light hits it, and the concept is that it would look good when they are broken apart to make a mosaic. A wall mirror usually works for this project, but if you have other framed objects that can accommodate the shards, then they’re good too.
Be careful when breaking apart the CDs and DVDs. It is recommended to use plastic cutting scissors because you want to preserve the holographic film. If you don’t have those kinds of scissors, you can use ordinary ones, but you have to be more careful when cutting up the disk. You must also have patience and incredible arm strength if you have more than 10 CDs or DVDs to chop up.
A good tip to get the best shine for the mosaic wall mirror is to choose CDs or DVDs that aren’t so scratched. Once you have a pile of the shards, take some white glue, and put the shards piece by piece.
A suggestion is to use bigger pieces first, and then the smaller ones can be used to fill in some gaps. It may take some hours to put everything together, but it will be worth everything in the end as you hang your very own CD mosaic wall mirror.
Custom Brass Planters
If you’ve been meaning to add life into your home with plants but you’re unsure whether it will last a week before it dies off inevitably, then get some air plants. They’re low maintenance, and you can just hang them where they can be visible to ensure that you don’t forget they need to be watered once in a while. They also don’t require soil, so it’s one less thing to worry about when you get one or several.
Not a lot of people know that brass tubing can actually be used for many things, including your own DIY planter. You can even make your own design or keep it simple with basic geometric shapes as long as it can hold the air plants in place. Depending on the design you want, it may require a bit of bending, and if it doesn’t, you may need to cut it to the right length.
To make your project easier, use small-diameter brass tubing and some galvanized wire to put the planter together. If you plan to hang several plants, you can hang them in different heights for a stylish effect.
Dreamy Reading-Nook Canopy
When it comes to decorating, you can either take away or add something you think will make the room more inviting. If you’re a book reader and you just don’t have the funds yet to create a custom reading nook, why not make one on your own without actually destroying anything? Since nooks are known for being cozy, pick a spot in your home that has potential, and map out how you want it to look like.
A popular choice for makeshift reading nooks is hanging curtains, a rug, and some comfort pillows. It’s really easy when you think about it because you either have those things already in your home, or if you want to go the extra mile, you can certainly do so by sewing the canopy yourself. You can choose what cloth you want depending on what the existing aesthetic and go from there.
Cheap curtains can be bought packaged, but you can customize the canopy using soft tulle or any breathable fabric. You can choose to add some bookshelves to store your books and add some decors like pillows, rugs, and some comforter. If you want to make it more dreamy, you can add fairy lights and maybe some decorative flowers.
Rethink Your Space
It’s true that money can give your space the lift it needs because you work with professionals who give good advice to cater to your preferences. However, it’s not right to think that this is the only way to achieve that. You can definitely transform your space even on a budget, and while you may not have a lot of budget, you have an imagination, so let it run wild and free.
You are also free to rethink your space and be unconventional because, aside from having the basics of a house, there are no strict rules for how you want your space to look and feel. It is yours, and you should prioritize to making it your home.
What other home decors have you done, and how did it work out? Share your advice and experiences in the comments below.
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