So you’re looking for easy DIY home decor ideas to decorate your apartment? It can be a challenge because when decorating an apartment (as opposed to house) you’r dealing with a lot less room space to be creative. You might also be on a tight budget when it comes to shopping for decor items and materials.

To help you out in this endeavor, we have collected some of the easiest yet very beautiful DIY home decor ideas that fit perfectly for an apartment (you can of course use them in a house as well). We hope that you’ll enjoy making them as much as we did.

Ring Magazine Holder

You can make this simple magazine holder as a convenient organizer or as a unique art hanger. It’s an easy non-committing project that you can do in over an hour. Check out the tutorial for instructions.

Chalkboard Jars

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Having chalkboard for spice jar labels is ingenious and the best part is you can make it yourself. You can use them to decorate your kitchen and even bathroom (and to store all the small things). Check out the tutorial to see how it’s done.

Dinnerware Rack

This rack is whimsical as much as it’s useful and it’s a great addition to your kitchen for hanging towels. It will definitely improve your home decor the easy way. You can also use the same idea to decorate your bathroom as well. Check out the tutorial to see how it’s done.

Metallic Mirror Frame

A mirror frame like this is a wonderful accent that adds class and makes your home look expensive, but it doesn’t have to be actually expensive if you do it yourself. Check out the tutorial to see for yourself.

Magnetic Spice Rack

Small jars of spices or other things can be stacked on a magnetic board if you attach magnets to their lids. This creates not only a useful spice rack, it adds to your home decor appeal as well. Check out the tutorial for more details.

Mason Jar Shelves

A very convenient bathroom DIY project re-using old jars to store various small bathroom accessories. All you need to do is attach mason jars to a board of stained wood. You can experiment with different stains and kinds of wood for a different decor style.

Distressed Rustic Headboard

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Making a decor statement in the bedroom is not necessary an expensive feat, especially when you can craft a headboard in this chic distressed rustic style. Check out the tutorial for more details on how to do it.

Pallet Wine Rack

Another project to use a pallet and build a wine rack for your living room. It is unexpected and that’s exactly what you want to do to your decor. The tutorial will explain you how to make one for yourself.

DIY Phone Holder

Keep your home cord clutter free by making a few of these phone holders to neatly pack them while charging. Paint the bottles in an attractive pattern (or solid color) to make them decor accents rather than eyesores.

Tassel Garland Wall Decor

Tassel garlands made of simple wrapping paper is not an ordinary decor idea and it won’t always work but experiment with it to add some boho element to your decor. Check out this simple tutorial if you need a little help with the project.

DIY Stencil Drop Curtains

You can quite easily make your own stencil drop cloth curtains in any pattern you like and the end result will look like expensive designer curtains. It’s an easy and non-committing project you can make to decorate your home even if you’re renting. Check out the tutorial for instructions.

Mirror Shard Mosaic Frame

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Making a mirror shard frame is quite an easy project for a wonderful art deco result. You can use stained glass or ceramic too – so go ahead and experiment. It will make a great frame for a picture or a mirror and decorate your apartment in an interesting way.

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.

Decorative Chrysanthemum Mirror

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.

Rustic Storage Crate

As you know, storage boxes can be visually attractive and they can add to home decor. You can even easily make some yourself. Check out this tutorial for instruction on how to make one.

Birch Wall Hooks

Are you up for a unique decor feature? Try these birch wall hooks that look a lot more interesting than a regular coat rack. We love the minimalist and rustic style that this idea introduces.

Vintage Towel Hooks

We prefer towel hooks instead of bars for two reasons. For one, they make organizing towels so much easier, and secondly, you can use these gorgeous crystal knobs as hooks. Check out the tutorial for instruction on how to make this project.

Yarn Letter Wall Art

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If you’re up for letter art and signs, this is one of the easiest ways to create it from cardboard and yarn. It will make a neat home decor feature which is very easy to replace if necessary. Check out the tutorial for instruction on how to do it.

Fabric Canvas Wall Artwork

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There are so many wonderful fabric prints and patterns that it would be a shame not to use them on display as wall art. So here’s the easiest way to do it.

Lightbulb Planters

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Speaking of whimsical decor details, nothing creates more whimsy as unexpected items used in unexpected ways and in unexpected places. Here’s how to create cute little lightbulb planters.

Reclaimed Wood Box Shelves

Cutting and screwing a couple of reclaimed wood boards doesn’t take long and the look you get by building these box shelves for your bathroom is authentic. It comes in a rough rustic style which is as warm as it is whimsical.

Rustic Rope Wall Sign

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Rope makes a great material for wall signs and you can get this adorable rustic style art for your home decor quite easily. Check out the tutorial to see how it can be done.

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