Fun, Easy and Affordable DIY Home Décor Ideas

Home Builder with Javic Homes

By Lana Bingham

What better time to take on a creative and budget-friendly home décor project, than just before the demanding holiday season begins? Instead of throwing away that old, unused ladder in your garage, let your inventive side take over and transform it into a rustic hanging pot-rock. No need to hire a professional designer or a decorating guru, these DIY ideas are fun and simple!

What’s Old Is New Again. Recycling saves money and resources, and is also an easy way to turn old furniture into a fabulous find. Old windows, shutters and doors can be easily transformed to create functional furniture and décor. Turning a timeworn trunk into a beautiful new coffee table can be achieved by simply cleaning (a steel wool scrubber will remove any rust), sanding, and staining. Any holes can be filled with wood putty. Painting the trunk is another option, with bold and bright shades adding a pop of color, try Sherwin Williams deep “Loyal Blue” or “Red Bay.” Only you and Pottery Barn will know the truth.

Bored With Your Headboard? Upholstered headboards can easily add style to your bedroom, with such a wide variety of shapes, patterns and fabrics to choose from. The elegant detail of a DIY diamond tufted headboard creates a sleek and luxurious vibe and can be created for a fraction of the cost of name-brand counterparts. . Take a look at this DIY blog post by to learn how to make a flawless headboard.

Sew You Need New Window Treatments? Curtains are a hot commodity in Florida, and much appreciated during daylight hours when the sunshine is at its peak. Hand-made curtains are affordable, and allow you to select your own pattern and material that complements your furniture and color scheme. Take a look at this informative blog tutorial to learn how to make your own curtains. In need of another simple sewing project? Try making your own matching throw pillows!

Paint With Purpose. Painting is not only fun and stress-relieving, but also makes for a great DIY project. Chalkboard paint is a favorite among parents with “artistically active” children, but it can also come in handy for those who rely heavily on timely to-do lists. Besides using this efficient paint in kid’s rooms, you can also cover tabletops, doors or even your fridge or fridge panels. This is one way to assure you will never misplace your grocery list again. If you’re looking for great seasonal DIY project that’s fun for the whole family, paint some pumpkins. To spice up plain pumpkins, apply a Chevron or Ombre’ design pattern to fill your home with the feelings of fall.

New home builders Tampa FL utilize high-end finishes, built-ins and trim work to provide additional design details to a custom home, but there are many "custom-made" options for homeowners to do as well. Not only is DIY decorating cost effective, but it also allows you to create customized, one-of-a-kind furniture and accessories for your home. What goes better with a beautifully built custom home than charming, distinctive décor?

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Comments (2)

Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes
I love the idea of the hanging wooden ladder. I just don't see many old wooden ladders though. I suppose I will add this to my list of things to search for at estate sales. Thanks for sharing
Oct 15, 2012 12:39 AM
Jon Solomon
Javic Homes - Tampa, FL

Thank you Jean. You may want to try a local Flea Market as well. Good luck! 

Oct 15, 2012 09:58 PM