25 DIY Projects To Decorate Your First Home On The Cheap

25 DIY Projects To Decorate Your First Home On The Cheap

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Decorating that first house can certainly be a daunting task. You’re still new to this part of your life, it’s a brand new place, and you haven’t had much experience figuring out the right ambience.

Not to mention, buying a home often requires a sizable chunk of money upfront, which can hinder your ability to pony up for brand name furniture and decorations directly from retailers. That’s why we’re guessing you might need some help.

Have no fear. There are cheap and easy DIYs that let you add your own personal touch. We’ve listed some of the best of them below.


1. Have a cheap rug that just doesn’t do your floor justice? Use some fabric medium and acrylic paint to give it some style.

Via Upcycled Treasures

2. Want a cheap yet beautiful headboard? You can paint and frame a few doormats to create it.

Via Kara Paslay Designs

3. Or you can piece some old hardwood together for a warmer headboard. The DIY has parts one, two and three.

Via Fiveoeight.com

4. If you feel the need to create a portal to your dream world, you can paint an old door for your headboard.

Via My So Cal’d Life

5. Take a wood plank crate and place some legging on it for a unique side table.

Via Dwell Beautiful

6. You can also build your own crate for such a table.

Via Mayan Rocks

7. Frame a mirror in fabric to give it a warmer look.

Via Teal and Lime

8. Create a garland out of printable flowers to add a sense of liveliness to your wall.

Via Lia Griffith

9. Are your plants feeling drab about those boring pots? Cover them in rocks for some refreshing change.

Via Centsational Girl

10. This impressive ottoman is made from a utility bucket and some tough fabric.

Via Design Sponge

11. You can also fashion a small cable spool into an ottoman. See how here.

Via Infarrantly Creative

12. You can fashion some legs to an IKEA table to create a midcentury looking coffee table.

Via A Joyful Riot

13. If you don’t have any good wall art, try mounting an artsy shower curtain on a wooden frame.

Via House of Jade Interiors

14. These fancy shelves were made from wooden boxes and picture frames.

Via Shanty 2 Chic

15. For a stylish magazine holder, glue some felt around some wooden dowel rods. These were connected with copper joints.

Via Table and Hearth

16. This awesome, dry erase calendar was made from a poster frame and paint chips.

Via Maple and Magnolia

17. Copper makes for a beautiful table frame. This one uses a floor tile for a top.

Via A Bubbly Life

18. Do you need a stylish and portable bar? You can easily make one from a TV stand and a suitcase.

Via The Desi Wonder Woman

19. This incredible stand was made from a few separate IKEA pieces and gold spray paint.

Via Brit

20. Mix rustic and modern looks with this rope shelving.

Via Burkatron

21. You can create a beautiful bench out of a piece of wood, a lovely blanket and some hairpin legs.

Via A Beautiful Mess

22. Give your plants a place to hang out with this hanging pot DIY.

Via For The Makers

23. Copper leafing looks amazing on a framed mirror. See how to make it here. Not comfortable with metallic leafing? Here’re a few tips.

Via Homey Oh My

24. Take those air plants to the next level by spray painting copper color onto a wooden or plastic dowel rod. See how here.

Via Gathered Cheer

25. The marbling on this vase was created by floating nail polish on water. See this amazing process here.

Via Hello Lidy