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16 DIY Home Décor Ideas on a Budget

Updated on December 18, 2016

Here's some of my favorite ways to decorate your home for a fraction of the cost of buying items in the high street.

Check out this site for even more DIY Budget Decor Ideas.

DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget
DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget | Source

1.Glass Tiles Instead Of Grout In The Bathroom Tile Floor

This is a really novel way of adding some bling to your flooring and won't break the bank either. Would work best in kitchens and bathrooms.

DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget
DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget | Source

2. Get Creative with a Paint Roller

By tying rubber bands over your roller brush you can create really awesome textures and styles. This would work best in spaces where you can really express yourself and aren't afraid to make a few mistakes!

DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget
DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget | Source

3. DIY Pallet Coffee Table

I love pallet crafts! And this one is perfect for creating a really stylish coffee table for your living room - for a fraction of the cost of retail outlets. You could also double up the pallets if you want some extra height. You can always ask your local Dublin handyman to help you get pallets - maybe discarded ones from a building site.

DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget
DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget | Source

4. Washer & Dryer Makeover

Okay who'd have ever thought of blingin' up your washer and dryer? But not only do they look awesome, it's so cheap and quick to do - all you need is a couple of rolls of washi tape and a spare hour!

DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget
DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget | Source

5. Silver Artwork

This is all about turning your trash into treasure. If you have some old cutlery and picture frames - then if you grab some spray paint then you're all set for making your very own 'silver artwork'!

DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget
DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget | Source

6. Wallpaper Covered Sockets

Again this is so simple, but brilliant! Simply add wallpaper to your sockets and light switches and you've a really subtle way of adding interest to your decor.

DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget
DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget | Source

7. Spray Painted Bottles as Vases

So what do you do with all those empty wine bottles, throw them out?? Not so fast! Grab some spray paint and make these funky vases - and of course, you can use any colors you like!

DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget
DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget | Source

8. Letters from Reclaimed Lumber

Reclaimed barn wood is so awesome. It immediately adds character to your home yet can be picked up for next to nothing.

The tutorial (under the pic) shows in detail how to create this gorgeous wall sign that would enhance kitchens of all styles.

DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget
DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget | Source

9. Textured Wallpaper on Stairs

If your family are committed to the 'no wearing shoes' in the house rule, then you could jazz up your stairway panels with some textured wallpaper, without the fear of them being smudged and torn by big dirty shoes, sneakers and boots!

DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget
DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget | Source

10. Emergency Chocolate Craft

Seriously love this. And it shows that all d├ęcor ideas don't have to be too serious! The only problem I'd have is that - I have a chocolate emergency every day and would end up with a floor of broken glass very quickly...

DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget
DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget | Source

11. Spray Painted Wood Chairs

If you've got a beautifully pristine white kitchen that's lacking a bit of color and personality - then try out this idea for adding various splashes of color.


Also spray painting your chairs is a great way to cover over and scrapes, scratches and marks - so totally revamping them and giving them a new lease of life. Total win-win!

DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget
DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget | Source

12. Coffee Stirrer DIY Wall Art

This is probably my favorite out of all the ideas. Get yourself a bunch of coffee stirrers and get painting - and you'll soon have this work of art hanging on your wall!

DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget
DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget | Source

13. Use Rope as Curtain Ring to Add a Nautical Touch

Okay so maybe you cant' afford the yacht just yet - but that doesn't mean you can't have a touch of the nautical theme in your home. Just follow the brilliant tutorial to see how to make this!

DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget
DIY Home Decor Ideas on a Budget | Source

14. Use Vintage Wallpaper on an Old Dresser

This is a great way to upcycle old furniture, especially old furniture that's probably still really solid and well made but just needs a revamp. Better still, you could use up all your odd bits and ends of different wallpaper on this project.

Herringbone Bookcase Makeover
Herringbone Bookcase Makeover | Source

15. Herringbone Bookcase Makeover

For all you lovers of patterns, then check out this brilliant way to add interest to your open cabinets and shelving. Takes a little bit of time to trace out the herringbone pattern - but once you're done, you'll have loads of fun painting it in!

DIY Home Décor Ideas on a Budget
DIY Home Décor Ideas on a Budget | Source

16. Book Stack Stair

And last but not least, this is just about the coolest idea I've seen in a long time! The paint job looks a bit professional - but you can use stencils and other to tolls to create the effect quite easily. So get out your favorite book covers and get to work!!

What do you prefer?

Do you prefer to upcycle old furniture - or buy new items of furniture?

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    • Meggan Dunn profile image

      Meggan Dunn 2 years ago from Winnie, TX

      I love the rubber band on the paint roller and decorating the washer/ dryer!