Looking to add some extra pizzazz to your home decor and you want to do it yourself to save on splurges or just for the fun of it? That’s a brilliant idea, we’ll tell you that. It’s certainly the best way to add unique features to your decor.
To get you started, we’ve picked 15 DIY home decor ideas that can be described as unexpectedly brilliant and what fun ways to make a decor statement they are. So without further ado, let’s get started.
This DIY feather pendant goes really well against this black painted ceiling but even if your room doesn’t sport a dark scheme, the quirkiness of feathered design will make a great statement nonetheless. (If you’d like to decorate your ceiling even more, consider installing a good looking ceiling fan.)
The brilliance in these DIY hanging shelves lie in that they take but one hole in the wall (also read about our picks for the best bookshelves for small spaces). So if you’re not keen on drilling a lot of holes in your walls, this is the perfect project to add some storage (although there’s more sense in only making display of these nice little shelves.)
Mercury Glass Vases
Mixing materials in home decor is a popular technique and you should absolutely take advantage of it – it adds sophistication and class to your decor. An easy way to do it is to spray paint a glass vase.
Honeycomb Shelves from Popsicle Sticks
Another quirky DIY that makes use of simple materials – all you need is a bunch of popsicle sticks for this project. Make these small honeycomb shaped shelves for wall display.
Mini Pallet Coasters
If you’re a fan of rustic DIY projects you might already have done something with pallet wood. This DIY allows you to add cute little accents in the same spirit.
When your fridge needs embellishment look no farther than magnetic letters, but instead of settling for the cheap plastic look, spray paint them in gold for a sophisticated accent.
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This simple project adds a rustic centerpiece that’s full of charm. Bonus points for reusing and upcycling materials.
One of the most brilliant DIY projects you can make – not only these shelves add whimsy, they introduce architectural features too, which makes your decor all the more sophisticated.
Have a bunch of seashells from your last trip to the beach? You can make more of them than just display items – make these whimsical seashell candles.
Decorative Mirror from Plastic Spoons
Some of the cheapest materials can make brilliant decor if you know what to do with them. This chrysanthemum decorative mirror takes just a bunch of plastic spoons and some spray paint – the result is unexpectedly brilliant.
Succulent Pod Bookends
Such a simple idea but one that has big impact on your decor vignettes. Make these little succulent pod bookends and create wonderful displays.
This easy to make chandelier doesn’t look cheap at all. In fact, it doesn’t even require rewiring the lighting fixture as it is but a camouflage job.
Tire and Rope Ottoman
This awesome ottoman was doing rounds on Pinterest for a while and it’s such a brilliant idea that it must be bumped up over and over again. All you need to make this cool ottoman is an old tire and a piece of rope.
Canvas String Art Graffiti
Anyone can make beautiful art if they have the right technique. We’re here to give you that technique so you can create great things with it.
Himmeli Geometric Sculpture
Want to save more on abstract art? This geometric sculpture project is an easy way to add shapes and metallic features to your display.
Decorative Light Bulb Hangings
Finally, a bonus DIY idea for you – decorative air balloons made of light bulbs. They are really easy to make but the whimsical decor accent is guaranteed.
DIY Built-in Outlet
This DIY project is not so much about looking pretty but rather about hiding your home decor eyesores. Nobody likes cords hanging out in the view, so here’s the perfect way to hide them buy making your own built-in power outlet extension for any piece of furniture.