36 DIY Home Decor Projects

Courtesy of Vintage Revivals

For over a year now, many of us have spent more time at home than we could have ever dreamed of. The advantage of being locked up? It finally allowed us to spend time on DIY projects. Whether you’ve focused on storage space, organization, or just a somewhat lackluster apartment design that needs an upgrade, you’ve probably tackled at least one project. Here are the best we’ve done recently in case you need some inspiration to start a new one.

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Whether your front door is dull or needs a new paint job, it’s not hard to fix it to boost your curb appeal. Here’s our step-by-step guide, so you can have a front door that looks brand new in no time!


Painting a door inside your house

Don’t have a front door you can paint? Try to animate a door inside your space instead. Here is our tutorial with tips on how to make your door a design statement.


Upgrade your closet doors

Cursed with ugly, builder-grade closet doors? Try this surprisingly easy hack from our designer friend Keita Turner to give them a bespoke look with just a few yards of fabric and a staple gun.

Do you have plants at home? Good news: you can turn them into Continued plants. Here is our step-by-step guide to growing a new plant with cuttings from an older one.


Create a comfortable window seat!

No sewing machine? No problem! This comfy window seat was made using safety pins, all in less than 20 minutes! Get the step-by-step guide here.


Swap in a cool doorknob

It’s one of those small changes that has a big impact. With just 10 minutes and a screwdriver, replace boring old doorknobs with something prettier. Here’s how.


Upgrade your lampshades

I bet you wouldn’t have guessed that this expensive-looking lampshade was actually handmade with decorative paper found on Etsy. Yes, a custom made lamp top for just a few dollars. Here’s how to make your own.


Create a fake brick wall

Or maybe you prefer a more modern look that the exposed brick in your home can’t offer? Here’s a simple solution: whitewash the brick wall. Follow our step-by-step guide to achieve a finish you’ll love.

These DIY kits from Craftzee let you create custom candles, soaps and bath bombs in classic scents like cool cotton and cherry blossom. Their pre-mixed bases are safe to use (read: no lye mixing) and include plenty for friends and neighbors to do. Shop here.


Make a No-Sew Curtain Set

Want new window treatments but no sewing machine (or seamstress skills) at home? No problem. I made this set in my apartment using just double sided tape. Get the tutorial here.


Assemble closet shelves

If you like the look of a custom walk-in closet but want a cheaper solution to get built-ins, use shelving units to create faux ones. Here, designer and blogger Victoria Lee Jones shows how to do it in just three easy steps. Get more details here.


Give your furniture an aged look

Anyone who loves the antique farmhouse look will love this DIY. With some paint, a sander, and a few other materials, you can easily turn any piece of furniture into one that would surely be Joanna Gaines-approved. See our step-by-step tutorial here.


Make professional quality curtains

If you can sew, why not make professional quality curtains? The Stitchroom founder showed us how. Look here.


Recover an old appliance

Steal this idea from Danielle Rollins and spruce up your ugly appliances with contact paper or vinyl wallpaper. Here’s how.


Marbleize your counters

Keep pillows and blankets contained in these adorbs pom pom baskets. Bonus: they could double as laundry baskets, too.

Get the Sugar & Cloth tutorial.


Storage gain – without shelves

If the extra shelves seem too messy and cluttered for your walls, do it yourself with pegboard. You’ll gain extra space for vases, plants, mirrors, picture frames, etc., and warm up your space with the giant wooden wall covering.

Get the tutorial on Vintage Revivals.

No place to store your hats? Need a towel rack? Or do you just need extra space to hang planters? This DIY ladder is not only functional, but it also has all the cool industrial vibes.

Get the tutorial on I Spy DIY.

You don’t need a dresser (and in fact, if you have one, you’ll want to toss it in favor of this one, anyway), you just need DIY A ladder shelves -frame. Minimalism FTW!

Get the tutorial on Vintage Revivals.

No linen closet in your bathroom? No problem. Attach baskets to the wall to store extra towels and washcloths.

Get the tutorial on My Wee Abode.


Label kitchen necessities

Use your favorite font to make sure your oil and vinegar bottles stand out on your counter and match your decor. These chic bottles were made using transfer sheets and a Cricut Explorer.

Get the tutorial from Lia Griffith.

This hack is ideal for thin children’s books. Keep all of their current favorites in one place by creating this felt, wood, and twine hanging rack. Even better? OK !

Get the tutorial on Table & Hearth.

Never forget your keys again with this colorful wood slice key ring. Paint the front in bright, bold colors, so you can’t miss it on your way out.

Get the tutorial on The Crafted Life.

We’re willing to bet your charging station is a disorganized mess, but there’s a solution. Turn a baby lotion bottle into a charger-hanging cell phone holder. Now everything is in one place, and it’s much easier than a tangle of cables.

Get the Make It & Love It tutorial.

Ugly and bulky dryers = not cute. If you do your laundry regularly and have a lot of clothes that just can’t go in the dryer, attach this DIY folding rack to an empty wall.

Get the tutorial on Gem & Em.


Slide your laundry baskets

Laundry baskets strewn around the house or piled up in your laundry room look like nightmares out of the decor, but don’t worry. A simple to build chest of drawers lets you slide out your laundry baskets when you need them and store them between washes. genius.

Get the tutorial at Ana White.

Spices are difficult things to store: magnetizing them can be expensive and takes up space on the wall. Storing them in your cupboards means you’ll spend a lot of time rummaging around for cumin. That’s why we love this trick so much: it’s an incredibly simple solution to an annoying problem.

Get the tutorial on Reddit.

We’ve all been there: which one is already the key to the backdoor? Paint each key a different color to differentiate them. Using nail polish is the easiest method.

Get the tutorial on Popsugar.


Make stair tread shelves

Shelves can be pricey, so a cute, customizable DIY option is definitely welcome. These shelves are an inexpensive option when looking for lots of wall storage.

Get the tutorial at Decorating School.


Store cleaners vertically

Shower trolleys aren’t just for your shower. Use a tension shower caddy in the laundry room to store your detergent, cleaning supplies, towels, and other odds and ends.

Get the tutorial at Lowe’s.

This IKEA hack may still be our favorite. Finding space for a vanity can be tricky, especially in small apartments, but what if you could roll that vanity? It’s perfect.

Get the Polkadot Chair tutorial.

This super easy hack is about to make your life so much easier. If you like to charge your electronics on your nightstand, attach a clipboard to the side. Thread the charger through the clips, and ta-da – your cord will never be lost under your bed again.

Get the tutorial on The Pampered Mom.

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