If you are looking for ways to improve your home, spruce up a room or simply have fun working on a creative project, this is the list for you. It might seem challenging to makeover your home on a budget, but you don’t need to spend loads to redecorate a room. There are many fun DIY projects you can do at home and decorate your space with, here are 10 of them to get you inspired:
- New Curtains or Blinds
Hanging up a new pair of curtains or a new blind can really update a room. As windows come in many shapes and sizes, standard sizes don’t always fit, and made-to-measure can be expensive. Making your own curtains can save you money and be a fun project to work on. There are lots of different styles, but the simpler ones are easy to make. One of the hardest parts of this project will be picking the fabric you want, but you can check online shops like the Yorkshire Fabric Shop to speed up the process. This store has a huge range of upholstery fabrics suitable for curtains, blinds and cushions. You can buy from their warehouse fabric mill shop in West Yorkshire, but with 1000s of fabrics in stock, you are spoilt for choice!
- Macramé Plant Hangers
Macramé is a fun craft that is super affordable; all you need is some string to get you started. Macramé is done by creating a series of knots and can be used to make pretty wall hangings, as well as things like bags and plant hangers. Macramé plant hangers look stylish and are easy to make, and they make great gifts for friends and family too! Simply check out some online guides or YouTube tutorials and try it out for yourself.
- Refresh Your Kitchen Cabinets
Updating your entire kitchen is an expensive task, but there are some changes you can make that could make your kitchen look newer without replacing everything. One improvement you could make is to paint your kitchen cabinets. Sanding them down and adding a new coat of paint to the doors and drawers can easily refresh the space and is much cheaper than fitting new cabinets. You could also replace the hardware, replacing the drawer pulls and doorknobs for a new style. Alternatively, a coat of metallic spray paint on the current hardware can make them look different enough to update the style of the room.
- Upcycle Old Furniture
Upcycling is a great way to give second-hand and old furniture a new lease of life. It is much more environmentally friendly to refresh old furniture than it is to send it to landfill. There are lots of fun ways you can upcycle old furniture, from reupholstering soft furniture to sanding down and repainting wooden furniture. Turning something old into something new is so rewarding and you can easily give furniture a style makeover with a bit of creativity. You could also repurpose a piece of furniture into something new entirely, like turning drawers into planters.
- Hang Up Your Own Gallery Wall
Making a gallery wall is a great way to display your favourite photos and art. You can be creative in the prints and photos you choose, as well as the frames you select too. Collating your images by colours or themes will help to make the display feel more put-together, but really you can do anything you like with it. Arranging your chosen prints and pictures on the floor first will help you to figure out the layout you like, and you can photograph your arrangement so you remember it. Gallery walls look really nice and make a room brighter and more personal. They look great in your living room, but you can have them in any room you like.
- Tile a Backsplash
Another kitchen improvement you can make is to add a tiled backsplash. If tiling seems intimidating, your kitchen backsplash is a good place to give it a go, as it is much easier than tiling an entire bathroom. You can choose any tiles you like – just start by measuring the length of wall you want to cover and the height you want the tiles to reach. Tiled splashbacks always look great; from simple white tiles to bold colours and patterns, they can really update and enhance your kitchen.
- Paint Your Front Door
This is a super easy improvement to make, but first impressions count, so a new coat of paint on your wooden front door will instantly brighten up the front of your home. Alternatively, give it a good clean instead. Add a nice doormat and some hanging flower baskets and the façade of your home will be much brighter and more welcoming!
- Sew Your Own Cushion Covers
Cushions are an easy way to add a splash of colour, pattern and texture to a room. They can liven up a sofa or make your bed look cosier, but they can also add extra comfort. Making your own cushion covers is super easy and you can be as creative as you like with them. Choose fun printed fabric or make your own with stencils or applique. You can also add tassels and piping. Swapping your cushion covers makes an instant change to your room, so have a go at making your own and see what a difference it can make.
- Hanging Office Organisers
Your home office is a place to be productive, so keeping things neat and organised will help boost productivity and make the space feel calmer. Hanging storage solutions are a great way to utilise wall space, but they can also make for a fun backdrop. Peg boards are an easy way to hang things up on the wall, using hooks and hanging pots and organisers to keep everything in its place. Painting your peg board can brighten it up and you can even use tape to add geometric patterns and designs to them. You should also peg up art prints, postcards and motivational memos to keep you inspired!
It is great fun to improve your space with crafts and DIY projects, so get creative and inspired and start crafting!