Time for DIY: A Perfect Route to Home Decorating on a Budget

Give your home a much needed makeover with these awesome DIY Crafts projects!

May 27, 2020

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It’s true, DIY boosts wellbeing! It can be economic necessity that spurs us to embrace DIY, or it can be a creative lifestyle choice we make. But whatever our reasons for taking it up, the process boosts mental health; studies suggest, for instance, that DIY can alleviate anxiety, which many of us are experiencing during this extended time at home. So why not take a break from  technology, and immerse yourself in an enormously satisfying and artistic DIY project that won’t break the bank? Check out these easy and fun ideas on how to beautify your home on a shoestring budget.

Let’s start in your living room!
A simple way to easily brighten up your living room is to DIY the lampshades or their bases and give your lighting a fabulous new look! Do you have paint, fabric, or paper lying around? Take your lampshades (it’s great if they are plain white, but fret not if they’re colored already) and begin painting them! 

 
 
 
 
 
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If it’s a blank canvas, shimmering watercolor paints will look beautiful! If you have a pastel lampshade, use some bright craft paint to spray paint it in several vibrant colors. If your lampshade is already dark, you can restyle the base with a matte black coat or a gold finish

If you’re feeling adventurous, you could also try making a lampshade yourself! Covering a frame with cotton cloth is a good start, as it’s the easiest fabric to work with, but vintage lace, leather, crushed velvet, and even dressing the lampshade in repurposed denim are other options you can explore.

Restyling old lamps gives your room a super easy makeover and also gets your creative juices flowing. Check out #diylamp for more inspiration, and don’t forget to upload yours once you are done. But don’t stop at lamps! Here’s what can be done with stencils:

 
 
 
 
 
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Spruce up the bathroom!
We are going to make a quick stop in your bathroom and spruce it up nicely. You can instantly refresh this space by adding some personalized items to the décor. Simple art prints or famous inspiring quotes that reflect your personality in colorful picture frames will calm and comfort you. 

You can also make some budget-friendly by recycling materials you already have, and hang it up on your bathroom walls to transform a functional space into an artsy one. If you have seashells from your last beach trip, you can make almost-instant seashell art. This beaded jellyfish canvas idea combines several items most people have lying around at home. Here’s how to transform old string into eye-catching string art.

Time for bed!
Focusing on your bed can make the bedroom a more tranquil space that  promotes sleep. You can create a bed canopy giving the illusion of a dreamy four-poster bed if you have sheer curtains you can use. It’ll add so much whimsy to a dull or plain room.

How about creating inexpensive pillowcases by dyeing them? Change the pattern, texture, or color of your pillowcases to suit your current mood.  Or create instant impact by DIYing your headboard. Simply customize your existing headboard by covering it in your favorite fabric

Beautifying your bedroom can be as simple as angling the bed from a corner. All you have to do is to place your bed on an angle, instead of directly against a wall. Just making this simple move can give the room a totally different ambience.

DIY, here we come!
Here’s an extra tip! If you have a small budget, don’t try to transform the whole house at once. Start with your favorite rooms. All it takes is some careful work and creativity to beautify your home.

 
 
 
 
 
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Interior design on a shoestring has never been easier. There are many DIY communities on social media where people love sharing, learning, and creating DIY projects. They are ready to welcome you warmly and support you in your endeavors. Ready to use your imagination? We can’t wait to see the results!

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DAWN SCHUSTER, CONTRIBUTOR
Dawn is a writer, graphic designer & the owner of a fair trade clothing company that works with vulnerable women. Her dream is to empower women through ethical fashion & to connect women across the world. A true free spirit she has lived in England, Israel, Kenya & India.