DIY Living Room Redesign
Repurposing is becoming more and more popular in interior design. Repurposed items and materials look amazing, are cost-effective and very eco-friendly. So, take a look around your home and try to give your items a new purpose and life. For instance, that bar cart can easily be repurposed as an end table to display flowers, art and books. It’s a great space-saver and it will cost you next to nothing.
Repainting is one of the most effective home improvements projects that you can easily DIY. All you need is some cheap tools, good color choice and a light hand. Opt for colors that will be big in 2018, such as blue, fuchsia or vibrant yellow, or choose a more minimalistic palette of soft greens and pinks. Remember to protect your floors and furniture with covers and don’t rush the project.
Provide storage for a clean look
This DIY project is especially attractive to homeowners who always struggle with storage space. Switch your plain shelving for something more interesting, and then invest in or make a few decorative boxes and baskets that are super popular these days. They will help you hide all your unattractive belongings and achieve a clean and decluttered look. For an extra stylish look, paint the back of the shelves in a deeper color than your walls to create the feeling of depth.
If you’re up for a challenge, you can grab a saw and make your own furniture. Easy projects like making a coffee table from wood crates or cozy seating from pallets will take you only a couple of days (together with painting) and cost only a few bucks. You can also add some seating space without investing in extra furniture by building a window seat. Make a hidden storage space under your window seat cushions for linen, seasonal items and books that can’t fit on your shelves. Throw some playful pillows and you’ll have a cozy nook with a beautiful view perfect for reading sessions with a cup of sweet tea. However, unless you’re a true furniture expert, getting into sofa or armchair DIY can be a mission impossible. It’s much easier and cost-effective to get brand new stylish sofas that will improve your living room aesthetics, provide you with maximum comfort and last you for a long time.
Improve your window treatment
Windows are one home element that often gets neglected. However, if done right, a stylish window treatment can greatly improve the overall look of your living space. For instance, you can DIY some fresh curtains even if you don’t have a sewing machine. You can also improve your cheap store-bought curtains by adding fabric bands to boost the style. Fabric bands can be easily attached to your curtains and boost their interest for only a few dollars. If you have some spare fabric at home that complements your color palette, you don’t have to spend any money at all!
As you can see, you don’t need to have deep pockets to have some simple and stylish home redesign. You just need time, good will and patience and some innovative project ideas and you can DIY through your remodel without spending a fortune on store-bought items and decoration. Good luck!