This quarantine is the perfect time to spruce up your living space and start some stylish home decor projects. If you feel like your home is drab and could use more color, personality, or aethetic cues, then these DIY ideas are meant just for you. These home decor ideas are simple enough to do from home while still giving you a beautiful result that you’ll be proud to show off to your friends and neihbors. Get out your home tools like glue, nails, and scissors, and get ready to redecorate your home!
1) Mirror Twine
With some nails, jute rope, and some careful geometric planning, you can give your mirror an amazing twine decoration that draws the eye and shows off your own crafty techniques. While a star might be one of the more simple shapes you can make, it by no means is the only one. Try sketching out some patterns and see what catches your eye! Once you have the plan for the shape you’re making, place some strategic nails in the wall at each key vertex. Then, wrap your jute twine around the nails, keeping the rope as taught as possible. Remember which points you are trying to connect. It may take some careful planning, but the end result is well worth it. This trick isn’t restricted to mirrors either; you can try using this twine frame decoration around wall clocks, framed pictures, or whatever else you think it might work with!
2) Jute Rope Vase
Another good use for jute rope is redecorate your cheap vases. This is as simple as coating your vase in hot glue, then tightly wrapping it up in jute rope. You’ll want to make sure you coil the rope tightly around the vase so it is completely covered by the jute. These vases are perfect for your indoor plants, giving them a more natural and rustic feeling than any simple pot can provide. You can even improve them further with different colors of rope or other decorations.
3) Blanket Ladder
Blanket ladders are a fun, simple way to display any extra blankets or cloth you might have around the house. They can also functional as a clothes rack, whether that’s in your room for commonly used clothing articles, or serving as a coatrack in a living room or near the doors. You can use these small ladders to show off any knitting projects that you’re proud of. You can spruce up old blankets by sewing on some tassels or pom poms to the ends.
4) Wall Easel
Another great home decor idea is to mount an easel to an empty wall. Not only is this a nice way to take up some space, it can be pretty useful and fun. You can use it for sketches and artwork, or as a handy space for to write shopping lists and errands. With a few nails and a large roll of paper or parchment, you can easily have a large supply of paper for your wall-mounted easel. You might also want to have a neat storage spot nearby for pens of different colors.
5) Decorating Drawers
If you find that your drawers are dull and not interseting enough, one trick you can try is placing wallpaper over it. With some glue and extra wallpaper, you can cut out squares for your drawer and smooth the paper over the sides of your drawer. For the individual cabinets, be sure you measure your smaller squares carefully, and cut out small sections for the handles. If you are precise enough, you can even glue the wallpaper to sides of your drawers so they reveal some nice patterns every time they’re opened.
6) Corkboard Lamp
Another home decor trick to try is to cut out some rolls of corkboard and glue them around the base of your lamps. This transforms your lamps from just a light source to a light source where all your important information and notes can go. It’s essentially combining a corkboard and your lamp, making effecient use of your space while showing off your creativity. Leave yourself messages or just decorate it with cute stickers and inspirational notes.
7) Pillow Pocket
If you find yourself misplacing your TV remotes or phones, making your couch a pillow pocket or two is a great way to help yourself out. It’s as simple as sewing on a patch to you couch pillows on all sides except one. This can also be a way to spruce up your pillows with extra decoration. Make sure you use complementary or similar colors for your pocket, since you don’t want it to clash with the actual couch.
8) Wool Coasters
A nice way to fill up your home with extra coasters is to make them out of your discard cloth. These can make cute little patches of coasters, and easy to clean since they’ll be machine washable. Plus, this way you can cutsomize your coasters with each other, your table sheet, and the rest of the room. It’s simple to sew together a few circular patches of cloth, so give it a try!
9) Fabric Napkins
Having a few fabric napkins for parties is also a great home decor idea. Similar to your coasters, you can make these out of any extra cloth or rags you might have around the house. And if you already have some fabric napkins, you can grab some cloth paint and color them to make them bright and pleasing to the eye. They’ll stand out a lot more than the average white napkins.
10) Candle Lamps
Our final home decor idea is how to make cute, tiny lamps out of you candles. Grab some extra wine glasses and place a candle in each one. Then, using your paper crafting skills, you can make different patterns on paper and roll them into small lampshades to place over the top of your candles. This is a neat way to decorate and disguise your candles, as well as playing with the light they produce. You’ll certainly have a unique, creative atmosphere in your home with these small lamp-like candles.
How are you decorating your home this quaratine? What are your own tips to giving your home decor its own unique flaire? Let us know in the comments!