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19 DIY Home Décor Ideas on a Budget

Updated on April 06, 2016

Here's 19 of my favorite DIY home décor ideas and projects that you can complete in no time at all. Most of the ideas you can probably do with materials lying around your home.


You can check out the full list of tutorials and instructions here DIY Home Decor Ideas

Wallpaper Covered Socket | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
Wallpaper Covered Socket | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

1) Wallpaper Covered Socket

This is a lightning quick décor idea if you want to jazz up a room with materials you more than likely have lying around your home.

Simply grab some wallpaper with a nice or complimentary pattern, and paste it to your outlet cover.

DIY Dresser Makeover | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
DIY Dresser Makeover | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

2) Update a Hand Me Down Dresser

Paint your dresser white first (or any neutral color) then add some really awesome gift wrap on the top - you can use Modpodge to make sure it adheres properly.



DIY Wall Art | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
DIY Wall Art | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

3) Letters From Reclaimed Lumber

This is a great idea if you have a big bare wall that needs some "luv" - and is an even better project if you have some spar lumber lying around - and the more weathered it is the better (in my humble opinion!).


Simply click the link above to get the full tutorial.

DIY Wall Art Décor | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
DIY Wall Art Décor | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

4) Silverware Artwork

If you have some old frames and silverware you no longer have a use for then get your spray paint out and make this delicious wall art.


You may need to flatten out the cutlery first - but other than that - there's not much work involved in this fabulous project.

Roller Paint Designs | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
Roller Paint Designs | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

5) DIY Textured Paint

There's a lot of ways to create a textured effect (like tying rubber bands around your roller etc) - But here's a new way: Just wrap wool around the paint roller and you'll get this lovely dappled effect.

Floor Tile Ideas | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
Floor Tile Ideas | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

6) Glass Tiles Instead Of Grout In The Bathroom Tile Floor

If bling is your thing, then why not re-purpose glass tiles to replace grout when you tile on your bathroom floor.


Totally awesome!


Washi Tape Ideas for Laundry Room | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
Washi Tape Ideas for Laundry Room | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

7) Washer & Dryer Makeover

This is such a great idea!

You can use any color electrical tape you like to makeover your washer and dryer - and it's also a great way for people who rent properties to add their own touch to their surroundings (because not only is it easy to put on - it's even easier to remove it!)

DIY Pallet Coffee Table Idea | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
DIY Pallet Coffee Table Idea | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

8) DIY Pallet Coffee Table Idea

Theres a zillion pallet tutorials doing the rounds now - but I really like this one! The only difference I'd make though is maybe doubling up the pallets to get more height.

Don't forget to click the link at the top of the page to get the full tutorial!

Wall Paint Design Ideas | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
Wall Paint Design Ideas | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

9) Floating Shelf

A floating shelf is great for small spaces, but even better when you add a "faux" set of legs. You can use stencils or simply trace out your own design with a pencil and then color it in with paint.

DIY Vase Décor Ideas | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
DIY Vase Décor Ideas | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

10) Spray Painted Bottles

Seriously cool! If you're into recycling (or is it upcycling?) then why not grab a few old bottles and spray paint them a color that'll compliment your interior and use them as vases.

Wallpaper on Stairs | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
Wallpaper on Stairs | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

11) Textured Wallpaper on Stair Risers

Great way to add some texture to your stairs. You can even use darker colors if you're afraid of the marks - although it's a good excuse to get people to remove their shoes in the home!

DIY Wall Art Décor Ideas | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
DIY Wall Art Décor Ideas | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

12) Add Fabric to Your Wall

If you want to make a feature wall then you can add some ultra cool fabric.

Covering a wall with fabric may seem simple - but actually, it can be quite tricky, so you may need for help for this one (and you'll definitely need some liquid starch!).

DIY Pouf Tutorial | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
DIY Pouf Tutorial | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

13) Upcycled Pouf

If you've got an old piece of furniture that could do with a makeover - why not transform it into a modern style pouf - the main work you need to do is reupholster the top part and paint the body section.


Dip Dyed Chair | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
Dip Dyed Chair | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

14) Dip Dyed Chairs

Again this is such an easy project with tons of 'wow factor'.

So first you need to choose your paint - and the great thing about dip dying is that you can totally match it up to an accent color in the room you want to put the chair in.

You'll also need some painter’s tape, a ruler and some painter’s paper.

DIY Curtains Ideas | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
DIY Curtains Ideas | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

15) DIY: Rope as Curtain Ring

If you're still saving up for your 40 foot yacht and yearn for some nautical flair - why not add some ropes instead of curtain rings? You can use hemp rope if you're looking to go more eco/organic.

DIY Curtain Tie Backs | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
DIY Curtain Tie Backs | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

16) Old Rhinestone Necklaces Make Great Curtain Ties

If you don't want to mess around with your curtain rings - you can still transform your curtains with decorative tie backs. You could DIY some bead ropes, tassels, jewels, ribbon or make your own offcuts of fabric.

Spray painted wooden chairs | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
Spray painted wooden chairs | Easy and Creative Decor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

17) Spray Painted Wood Chairs

If you want to infuse your kitchen with burst of color - then grab a spray can and go to town on some old wooden chairs. This looks especially cool if your kitchen walls are white!

DIY Patterned Paint Rollers | Easy and Creative Décor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
DIY Patterned Paint Rollers | Easy and Creative Décor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

18) Get the Wallpapered Look Easily With Patterned Paint Rollers

Wallpaper is mucho expensive (especially the ones with the nice pattern!) - so if you want to get that wallpaper vibe without blowing the budget - then get your hands on some paint rollers and go to town.

(I don't literally mean go to town, or else you'll never get the job done!)

DIY Coffee Table | Easy and Creative Décor Ideas | Click for Tutorial
DIY Coffee Table | Easy and Creative Décor Ideas | Click for Tutorial

19) Window Coffee Table

I love this! This is all about taking old items that seemingly no longer have a use - like an old window for example - and then giving it a new lease of life by using it as a coffee table.


Click the link at the very top of the page to check out the brilliant tutorial so you can make this.

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    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      A neat mix of DIY projects for the home. I would like to make one of those window frame tables soon!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for commenting Rtalloni bet you will make a fab table :)

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      Deborah-Diane 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      What charming, inexpensive ways to decorate your home. Well done! Voted up and shared! :)

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for visiting Deborah Diane :)

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      Cynthia Hoover 2 years ago from Newton, West Virginia

      Awesome for any budget! Love the wallpaper stairs! My stairs are the focal point of my entrance, I will be looking for the right paper to make them pop! Thank you for publishing this article!

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great tips, Ezzly. I wish I can apply some of them to my new apartment, since I can't wallpaper or paint any walls or furniture. Voted up!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks Kristen, another great tip is to use foam mounting tape as I know most land lords don't allow you to put nails in the wall, happy decorating :)

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for commenting Cynthia, wow, your stairs are going to be incredible !!

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      Emma Southworth 2 years ago from Manchester

      very informative hub voted up and followed you :)

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks emmaouthworth :)

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      M. Winters 2 years ago from United States

      I love all of this. What a great hub!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thank you , my sweetlittle6

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      Clearissa Coward's Command Center 2 years ago from Cary,NC

      Very creative ways to upcycle. I am especially interested in the fabric wall. Good job.Thanks for sharing.

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      Nancy McClintock 2 years ago from Southeast USA

      Hi You have given me some great ideas. I enjoyed reading your hub. Nice format too. Thanks for sharing.

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for commenting Clearissa, the fabric wall is very popular :)

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for visiting nancynurse :)

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      C E Clark 23 months ago from North Texas

      Some very inexpensive easy ideas here. When people are just starting out in their own home or apartment ideas like this are just what they need because money is often tight. Voted up, and pinned to Awesome HubPages.

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      ezzly 23 months ago

      Thanks for commenting and pinning Au fait, so true , about money being tight when starting out !

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      Home Stia 22 months ago

      Thanks for sharing, totally useful.

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      ezzly 22 months ago

      Thanks for visiting Home Sita

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      hukillb 21 months ago

      I love all these projects. I love the floral shower curtain so much. Where can I find one like it?

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      ezzly 21 months ago

      Hi hukillb it's reiko floral shower curtain

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Reiko-Floral-Brown-Green-B...

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      sheila 19 months ago

      I love your silverware art. What did you use to stick the silverware to the back board?

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      Alastair Boyd 17 months ago from Glasgow, UK

      Instead of wrapping paper I used a load of old Beano magazines which I stuck to the top using wallpaper paste. I also have a glass top panel which sits on top - it looks really good! Thank you for the inspiration!

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      ezzly 17 months ago

      Hi Sheila, you can use hot glue !

      Hey traderadiators that sounds really cool ! I love Beano!!!

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      Heather Tackett 5 months ago from Cartersville, GA

      I so going to try the wallpaper outlet covers! ... like TODAY!

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      mactavers 5 months ago

      Great suggestions for projects.

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      Terrie Lynn 5 months ago from Alberta, Canada

      These are great ideas. I do a lot of DIY . I used contact paper on the light switches in our farm house in the kids bedrooms. It looks great and easy to do. I also love the furniture ideas . I have redone a few pieces for only the cost of the stain . Love that it's done on a budget . Paintable wallpaper also works for cupboard doors. Keep up the great hub. Following .

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      zakariya guenda 3 months ago from arbaouat tahtani

      A neat mix of DIY projects for the home. I would like to make one of those window frame tables soon!

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      Top Gifts 2 months ago

      Some of these are great birthday gift ideas for our daughter when we are short on money! Thanks for the post!

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