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DIY Home Decor Ideas You Will Love

November 14, 2015

DIY home décor projects can breathe new life into your living space and provide an exciting and rewarding experience. Regardless of your skill level or years of experience, you can always find an inspiring idea that you can work on. The projects provided below can be done during the weekend to give your home a fresh look. Here are four interesting DIY home décor ideas you will love to try out.

Give Your Hallway an Instant Makeover

You can paint a runner to transform an entrance-way or any other high traffic area. This is a low cost alternative to carpeting. Use blue tape to map out the area where you want to paint the runner. Create a strip that has an 8-inch border on all four sides. You may also use the seams of the floorboards as your guide if they run lengthwise. If the floor has a polyurethane or vinyl finish, sand it and wipe it off with damp microfibre cloth. Then apply at least two coatings of acrylic-latex paint within the borders you made earlier with the tape. Allow the paint to dry for about 36 hours. Then seal it up with two coats of acrylic polyurethane.

Create a Professional Style Gallery Wall

You can create an eye-catching professional style gallery on a wall to create a visually appealing space. This project will fit perfectly into different types of home designs. To get the best out of this concept, you should endeavour to blend various gallery components into a cohesive whole. For instance, you should select frames that are basically the same colour or use the same type of mats. For instance, you may also choose two kinds of frames: silver frames with white mats and black frames with white mats. Purchase the frames first and them print the photos or images to fix inside them. You may also choose to map the final arrangements on your wall with paper and tape and confirm that the arrangement looks good, before you hang the frames.

Max Out An Alcove

When you have an alcove next to a window or a closet that you do not use, you create something new by adding a window seat, nook or desk area that increases the functionality of the area. If you have an empty closet, you can take out the doors and remove the hanging rod then apply some neutral paint and install shelving. Let the upper section be used for storage and then turn the lower part into a desk area. Similarly, you can create an illusion of a large space by placing a small table against a large mirror installed on the wall.

Give Your Sofa A New Look

Use a pre-made slip-cover to give your sofa a fresh look when you not ready to change its upholstery. To achieve a tight fit, you can apply some of these tips: Make use of a spatula or wooden spoon to work the slip-cover fabric into crevices of the couch. If you discover that the sofa’s arms are too narrow for the covers you bought, increase their size with comforter batting or foam quilting. To stop the slip-cover from sliding off on a leather sofa, pad the seat cushions with non slip carpet.

These DIY home décor ideas are affordable and easy to do. They can be done within a few days on a relatively low budget. As you try to use these ideas, be creative and feel free to add other things that can improve the final outcome of each project.

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