So you’ve decided to redecorate a room (or even the whole house), but you’re on a shoestring budget. The best way to spruce up your home without spending a lot is to roll up your sleeves and get crafty! With just a few basic skills and materials, you can make beautiful decorations for your home. Give new life to your space without ever stepping foot into an IKEA. Here’s how:
Get Inspired – Where to Find Home Decor Ideas
The first step to creating an attractive, welcoming living space is to envision a cohesive design scheme. Without a vision for the end result, your home decor projects can end up looking disjointed together. Flip through decorating magazines, watch a few home improvement TV shows, or spend an afternoon browsing a furniture store to figure out what styles and colors resonate with you. Take pictures and keep track of which ideas strike your fancy.
Of course, the Internet also offers an endless supply of inspiration for home decorating. Start with Pinterest. If you haven’t used this amazing new photo-sharing website yet, you can easily learn how to navigate it. Pinterest will supply you with oodles of pretty home decor images that you can copy in your own design plans.
Once you have collected a few ideas, decide which ones you want to use in your new room. Choose design elements that fit your style, and remember that you can easily change colors to match your design scheme. Before you know it, you’ll have an idea of which parts of your space will be getting a crafty makeover.
Get Crafty – Where to Find DIY Home Decor Tutorials
A great design plan will you give you direction when redecorating your space, but first you need to learn how to make the things in your plan! There are plenty of home decor craft ideas on the Internet, just waiting for you to use them to cheer up your home. Browse a few DIY home improvement blogs to find tutorials that craft bloggers have successfully used in their own homes.
Blogs for Cheap DIY Home Decorating
I’ve made a list of home decorating blogs that have easy-to-find tutorials. Who wants to spend time hunting down tutorials when you could be crafting?
Living with Lindsay – Learn how to add color to any blah room in your house.
Southern Hospitality – Use basic skills like framing a window or sewing a window treatment to dress up your home.
The Lettered Cottage – The home decor ideas on this blog are so great that the writers ended up working for HGTV!
Young House Love – Get crafty ideas for fixing up an old house.
320 * Sycamore – Don’t miss the category of home decor crafts that cost less than $1 and take less than 1 hour to make.
Centsational Girl – This blogger’s motto is “Fabulous, for less” – great for decorating on the cheap!
7th House on the Left – Projects are organized by room, so you can easily find what you’re looking for.
Small DIY Decorating Projects
Of course, you’ll always be able to find hundreds of home decorating projects on FaveCrafts.com. We also have our projects organized by room, so you can focus on whichever space you’re redecorating right now. These are a few of our readers’ favorite DIY home decorations.
When you’re done, sit back and enjoy your handiwork. You’ve saved a little money, and created something beautiful; you should be proud of yourself!
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