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Cheap DIY Home Decorating Ideas


DIY Home Decorations That Won’t Bust Your Budget

Planning on doing a little interior and exterior decorating but don’t have a lot of cash to work with? Don’t sweat.

There are plenty of cheap DIY decorations to incorporate into your home.

So if you’re pinching pennies, there’s a lot you can do to create a stylish and inviting space for yourself, your family and your friends.

Check out this list of DIY home decorations that won’t stretch your wallet.

10 Cheap DIY Home Decor Ideas

1. Pallet Headboard

An upholstered headboard can be expensive. Save money by transforming wooden pallets into a headboard to give your bedroom a more rustic look. Upcycling is trendy, sustainable and a great way to save some money.

"When harvesting pallet wood for a headboard or plan wall, don't try to hand-pick your boards. Just harvest several pallets and choose your best wood later."

Lauren Lanker | The Thinking Closet

2. Shutter Side Table

Give old shutters new life as a side table for your living room. All you’ll need is four shutters of equal length, art canvas stretchers to provide framing, screws to secure the shutters to the stretchers and a piece of glass for a table top.

3. Mason Jar Soap Dispensers

Repurpose the mason jars in your home and turn them into soap dispensers for the kitchen and bathroom.

“They’re inexpensive to make and brings the perfect vintage touch to your space,” said Liz Fourez, interior decorator and blogger of Love Grows Wild.

How to make a mason jar soap dispenser:

  1. Cut a hole in the mason jar lid big enough to fit the soap pump.
  2. Trim the end of the pump until it sits just above the bottom of the jar. 
  3. Attach the pump to the lid with epoxy or water-resistant adhesive. 
  4. Fill the soap and start pumping!

4. Floating Shelves

Make your walls pop with floating shelves. If you’re a DIY beginner and have the wall space, this is the perfect project for you. Sisters Ashley and Whitney of Shanty 2 Chic explain how to add a floating shelves to your wall in the video below.

5. Create a Bookcase

Show off your book collection and save more in the process with a DIY crate bookshelf.

6. Homemade Chalkboard

Do you always seem to lose sight of your grocery list? If so, put it on a chalkboard every week. A homemade chalkboard is perfect for keeping track of daily tasks, writing out dinner menus and more.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 sheet medium density fiberboard (MDF)
  • 2 1x4's
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Stain
  • Small screws
  • Picture hangers

7. Rope Tire Ottoman

Car tires aren’t just meant for the road. In fact, they can be used as part of your home’s décor. What used to help you get from Point A to Point B can now be converted into an aesthetically pleasing ottoman.

"A stylish ottoman can cost a small fortune, but chic decorating doesn't have to break the bank. You will smile when your friends ask you where you bought this fabulous piece and only you can decide whether or not to tell them that you bought it or... made it yourself for a sixth of the cost of those sold in well-known stores."

Leanne Lee | Diva of DIY

8. Cinder Block Bench

Spruce up your backyard with an outdoor bench made out of a few cinder blocks, concrete adhesive and some cushions.

9. Living Wall

What’s neat about a living wall, or a vertical garden, is that it can be attached to the interior or exterior of a home. Living walls improve air quality, act as a sound proofing barrier, cut energy costs and more.

10. Window Coffee Table

A window that serves as a table? Sounds crazy, huh? Turns out, window coffee tables are more common than you think. You can add one to your home in just a few steps.

Have a cheap DIY room décor idea that you would like to share? Tell us all about it in the comments below!


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