There’s no better feeling than coming home from work to a space that conveys tranquility, calm and the ultimate coziness. And if you thought that in order to achieve said serene space, you need an army of interior designers and a mega budget to match, then these next easy DIY décor ideas that range from pearl strands to rustic seats will definitely change your mind. If you’re on a mission of giving your home a fresh makeover, yet not willing to spend all your weekends and your cash on achieving your dream, count on these simple tips to give your home that instant upgrade without the hassle.
1. Pearly Window Treatments
A chic window treatment makes a great impact in any type of space, be it a residential or a commercial one – and this next idea is as chic as they come. Give your curtains a glam makeover by opting for a decorative tieback, crafted from pearl necklaces. For a discreet yet impactful upgrade, select a one strand pearl necklace to hold your drapes and bring light into your living room or dining room. And if you love a lush, opulent and ultra-romantic look, go all in on multi-layered pearl necklaces, combined with sleek metallic chains, diamante jewels and other fantasy jewelry pieces for a look that makes a bold glam statement.
2. Old Tires Turned Rustic Ottomans
In dire need of extra seating for the living room? No problem! Before you go on an armchair shopping spree, here’s one easy and fast DIY project that can definitely save you time and money. Transform your old tires into comfy seats by giving them a shabby-rustic transformation with the help of thick rope. This project requires nothing more than a glue gun, jute or hemp rope in the color of your choice and extra rope to hold your seat together. Roll up your sleeves and get started!
3. Scandinavian Hanging Shelves
The trending rope makes yet another appearance in this next project, inspired by Scandinavian aesthetics: hanging shelves! Not only do these shelves serve a functional purpose, but they also create a visual focal point in any room. Give your plain and austere walls an instant makeover with this half practical, half decorative shelf, using nothing more than a piece of wood in the color of your choice and rustic jute rope. For step by step instructions, make sure to check out this easy to follow tutorial.
4. Polka Dot Accent Wall
One of the most impactful ways to give your home a makeover is by opting for an eye-catching accent wall. These days, everything from bold and graphic wallpaper to stickers and decals is back in– but our favorite way to add pizzazz to any space is by going the DIY route. Create a playful accent wall in your home featuring fun polka dots, using just paint and a round sponge. The best part of it all: no need to be precise or symmetrical when dotting your wall, as all trends indicate that a random, slightly off display works best. For optimal results, follow this tutorial on how to create the best DIY polka dot wall out there. Alternatively, you can ditch the messy DIY altogether and go the wall sticker route – an option that’s equally affordable and just as stylish (plus, you can opt for glossy finishes and shades like silver and gold). And if you’re not into dots, there’s always an entire arsenal of shapes at your disposal, ranging from hearts to triangles and from stars to rhombuses.
5. Vertical Herb Garden
There are many ways to bring nature into your home and this next idea is one of our favorites. Since we’re talking about fresh ideas that give your home an instant makeover, there’s nothing that screams fresh louder than an indoor herb garden. A vertical one, that is. There are various ways to create an indoor herb garden out there, ranging from hanging shelves with cute pots filled with your delicious herbs to wooden pots fixed on the wall, complete with matching labels. The verdict is in: count on plants (and better yet, count on edible plants) when on a mission to transform your home into a relaxing, beautiful oasis.