Making your house a home is important – it can even impact your mental health and elevate your mood. That’s why it’s important to consider these 6 great tips for DIY home decorations.
Do your research before tackling any DIY project. Everything from the colors you choose to the order you put them in can have a huge impact.
Doing a bit of research before you start decorating can help you truly capture the mood and style that you’re wanting.
This is especially important if you’re starting a DIY project from scratch. Whether you’re building or sewing, you’ll want to ensure that all of your measurements are correct.
While the typical rule is “measure twice, cut once,” you can measure as much as you need to. Not only will this cut down on material costs and time, but it will also make whatever project you’re working on look that much nicer.
It may be tempting to go with the cheapest materials possible, and that’s fine if you’re going for a temporary look.
But if you want something that can last or be used several times, you’re going to want to use quality materials. Hobby stores, home improvement stores, and upcycle shops are all great places to find good quality materials.
If you’re handy, you can go to landfills and junkyards to find awesome pieces to refurbish. You’ll want to check out any pieces you find to make sure they’re not full of pests or beyond repair.
The same goes for any pieces you mind find on the curb around town. It’s easy to find everything from artwork to pillows, couches to bookcases in most major cities any time the season changes.
Especially during “spring cleaning” months and around student apartments during the end of the school year. Another great way to snag cheap or free items to refurbish for your new project is to hit up garage sales – AFTER they’re done. Often, when items don’t sell, people will either put them on the curb or offer for someone to come and grab everything for free.
At the risk of sounding like grandpa, it’s important to keep in mind that just because it’s unique doesn’t mean it’s functional. If you want to have a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture, make it you and unique without compromising its structural integrity.
Blending creative and functional is excellent, but don’t get so carried away that you lose one for the other.
There are plenty of great how-to guides and DIYers on sites like YouTube, Rumble, BitChute, Pinterest, and Instagram. Finding a few creatives you like and perusing their work can be a great way to gather inspiration for your projects.
You can also go to artsy sites like Etsy and browse items to find something interesting.
If gathering inspiration from others isn’t your style, you can go to the places that make you happy and snap a few photos.
Print them out and pick out what about it makes you so happy. You can even have home improvement and paint stores color-match your paint to the photos.
There are many things to consider when undertaking DIY home decorations, but it’s ultimately a fun and rewarding task.