Your home has a tight connection with you. If you are in a bad mood, your home will get a negative vibe. However, if you feel a little dull these days, the reason might be the room decorations.
So, now it is a good time to do a makeover on a budget. The following 5 DIY decorating ideas will prove to be a fun family activity, and they will also freshen up your home.
1. A Magical Bedroom
And how else can you summon magical vibes in your bedroom if not with light strands? For this quick project you need:
- Curtain rod;
- Sheer white curtains;
- Holiday lights.
Hang the curtain rod above the bed at the level of a headboard. You may not want to garnish the headboard directly with the lights as there might be sleepy moves happening in that area, and the lighting installation might break. Once you drape the airy white curtains to the rod, it’s time for the fun part! Wrap the rod with the holiday lights the way you want it.
2. Corky Garden
There are many fun wine cork projects, but this one rules them all. If you always dreamed about a tiny, friendly and suspended garden in your house, this is the project for you.
Here’s what you are going to need to turn your wine cork collection into a miniature garden:
- Wine corks;
- Sharp knife;
- Succulent plants;
- Glue sticks and hot glue gun.
Carve the interior of the corks to make space for the plants. Be very careful with the margins, you don’t want them to crack. Before moving the plants in the corks, glue the magnets on the inside. You can continue the project by writing memorable phrases or words on the corks. Now, you can stick your miniature Babylon garden on any metallic surface.
3. Cloud Lamp
What’s more energizing than a friendly stormy cloud right inside your home? Such a lamp can cost you even $3,000! However, you can create such a marvelous piece yourself with just a limited budget. And the result will be as spectacular as the original lamps.
Here’s what you are going to need:
- Cotton batting;
- Paper lantern;
- Glue Gun;
- LED lights.
Now let’s get down to business! Start by gluing pieces of cotton batting on the paper lantern. You have to move quickly at this stage, as the glue dries way too fast. After you glue the cotton batting, press it for a few seconds on the lamp so it will not come off later on. While you continue the gluing process, fluff the batting pieces so that they look cloud-like. After you finish applying the batting on the whole surface of the lamp, tie it to the string and insert your source of light. You now have your own personal ethereal cloud!
4. Floating Shelf
There’s always a need for one more shelf in any home. Be it books, souvenirs, flower glasses or birthday gifts, new things continue to find their way into your house. So, why not create a special place for special memories?
What you are going to need:
- Rounded wooden plate;
Prepare your yarn by cutting 50 pieces of 3.5 yards each. Gather the new strings together and form a knot in the middle. Divide the lower part of the new tie in four. Twist each of the four sections to obtain some nice braids.
Tie a knot for each of the two ends while leaving 4 inches of string free. Hang the yarn from a high nail or other support and slip your wooden plate in the lower section. And you’ve just got yourself a new hanging shelf.
5. Give Plenty of Rope
You can use the rope for every piece of furniture you want to make it more cozy and warm. Wrap away chair legs, mirror frames, lampshades, drawer handles, cans or any other kinds of surfaces with rope. For the energizing vibe you are looking for, paint the rope in a vibrant color like yellow, or combine several of them together. Your house will get a new look with a minimum of effort and expenses!
So, these are our 5 DIY decorating ideas for today. Besides fresh new looks, these projects are exciting enough to inspire you to a more creative lifestyle.