Make Your Nest—17 Ideas for DIY Home Decor

Sometimes all you need to make a room feel like yours is to add a new piece or two. Ideas for DIY home décor will help you add unique style to any room in the house. With some craft materials, you can create your own accessories rather than resorting to manufactured, store-bought items. Make your nest a place you enjoy spending time in and showing off with these fun DIY home decor projects!

Pretty Pillow

Pillows can be quick and easy to make and they usually don’t use much material. For some cute ideas, check out 15 Patterns for Easy Homemade Pillows and 32 Pillow Making Crafts. I absolutely love this Anthropologie inspired Orimono Pillow. It’s perfect for a multicolored room. However, if the idea of sewing a scares you away, DIY No Sew Pillows are just for you! The trick is to use fusion tape to make the seams.

Decoupage Crafts

With decoupage, your furniture woes can be solved. There’s no need to scour stores for the perfect shelf or table. Buy something simple or old and revamp it with your crafty skills. Decoupage is an amazing solution for creating your own designs. Have fun with this inspiring table and storage projects!

End Table Upcycle
String of Circles Bookshelf for Plaid
Decoupage Dresser
Decoupage Storage Bin

Homemade Vases

You don’t need to flowers to put out vases. Use any vase as a table accessory to spruce up a room quickly and give it some character. Inspiration jars are easily made by using glass paint and stencils to brighten up old jars. And for even more color, check out the Circles of Color Vase. Use masking tape to mark off the design you want and paint with glossy colors.  Turn another vase into a work of by making this Decoupage Bud vase. Scrap book paper, ribbons, flowers, and some Mod Podge is all it takes! And for a project that’s more labor intensive (but very rewarding!) check out the Cottage Shore Pair project.

Creative Wall Art

There are so many options for your walls! DIY home décor projects will help you deck them out in your favorite styles. Paint those walls and add some interesting pieces for decoration. The best part is that you’re going to create that art!  Check out a great collection of projects in 19 Cool Wall Art and Décor Ideas. It will provide you with the inspiration you need to make your home look amazing! And view some of these other projects for more fun ideas:

Colorful Stencil Wall Art
Embroidery Hoop Bulletin Board
Stenciled Embroidery Hoop-Art
Mosaic Wall

What DIY home decor projects do you like to make to add some style to your nest?

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  1. says

    I love to decorate with old picture/ painting frames: you can make so much with them: have them as photo walls, adhere/ make wall paper onto the inner part, where the painting usually is, you can make french memo boards from them, deco them with small lights (chains of lights you can buy in craft stores), or make 3D-decos out of them. I am looking for such frames on flea markets. The advantage of them is, that you can change the style (colours, season…) whenever you want very easily.

    I’ll definitely check the links posted above and would like to send you a huge thank you for them!!

  2. Amanda Snider says

    I’m in college, so figuring out creative ways of decorating a space is a big deal to me. Since we can’t paint our dorm walls, I love to add color to the walls. My favorite thing to do is add paint swatches to the wall and to create a pattern out of them. I have a whole wall decorated with dark color on the top fading into lighter color as it gets to the bottom. Although that’s a full wall project, also creating little patterns can go a long way as far as brightening up a room.

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