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50+ Easy DIY Home Decor Ideas For Beginners

From painting projects to simple DIY home decor projects, these home DIY ideas are a great way to update your home. We love budget-friendly DIY home projects and hope this list will inspire you to dust off those painting supplies or tools.

home diy projects: painted kitchen cabinets, bathroom makeover, file cabinet makeover, canvas art and spray painted flower pots.

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What does DIY stand for?

DIY can mean do-it-yourself and depending on your abilities this could mean a lot of different things for different people. Home DIY projects are the perfect way to help you update your home decor on a budget. Just be careful as there are some DIY projects that are best left to the professionals.

What is the best cheap DIY home improvement project?

Hands down our favorite way to makeover rooms is with paint. Go beyond just painting walls. Look at ceilings, moldings, and cabinets, too.

Learn from our experience that the cheapest paint is not always the best paint. Buying quality paint for your DIY home projects will always save you money in the long run.

paint samples used when doing DIY home painting projects

What are some good DIY home improvement projects?

  1. Paint your cabinets (bathroom, kitchen, anywhere)
  2. Paint your trim and molding
  3. Redo your fireplace cover
  4. Whitewash brick
  5. Paint Your Fireplace
  6. Add no sew curtains to your living room
  7. Change out blinds
  8. Paint walls
  9. Paint flooring (we have seen some cool flooring stencil ideas)
  10. Add new artwork
  11. Hang a gallery wall
  12. Redo your kitchen backsplash or paint it
  13. Add outdoor seating
  14. Update old planters
  15. Create closet shelving
  16. Paint your oak railing two different colors
  17. Add shelving to bathrooms
  18. Paint an accent wall
  19. Use Ikea spice racks for shelving
  20. Change light fixtures (our favorite capiz shell light fixture really made our kitchen)
  21. Use upper stock cabinets to create new storage solutions
  22. Change light bulbs to all match and give the same “glow”
  23. Powerwash the outside of your house or use a DIY cleaner 
  24. Declutter inside, create labels and a new storage container
  25. Add a new mirror to the bathrooms
  26. Replace cabinet hardware (or just clean it)
  27. Turn a closet into a mudroom
  28. Build coat hooks to create a “drop off-center” near your entryway
  29. Upcycle a flea market or thrift store find
  30. Organize your closet by taking everything out and putting back only what you need
  31. Use contact paper to makeover furniture (see file cabinet below), redo countertops or use on walls as removable wallpaper
  32. Paint your mailbox

55+ Easy DIY Home Improvement Projects

Nothing says being a homeowner like spending your weekends doing DIY home improvement projects.

The good news is that all DIY home decor projects have to be hard. Here are 50+ DIY ideas for the home you will want to consider the next time you feel like picking up a paintbrush or a hammer.

DIY Paint Projects

It is no secret that we think paint projects are the best way to add a new look to your space. Use paint to showcase your personal style. From painting a blank wall to other surfaces you wouldn't think to paint, it is an easy way to make a big difference in your home.

DIY Organization, Storage Space and Declutter Ideas

You always feel better after decluttering and organizing. Sometimes it can be as simple as creating a place for things to go. Here are some DIY home organization projects to try.

DIY Cleaning Ideas

After you build shelves and declutter you want to try some these DIY cleaning ideas for your home using items you probably already have.

Easy Ways To Add DIY Wall Art

Sometimes you feel better just hanging something on the wall in your home. Truly create a space you love and one that showcases those memories.

Other DIY Home Ideas

Sometimes a certain product or home idea can make a huge impact on your home.

DIY FAQs

What is Home DIY?

Home DIY (do-it-yourself) refers to home improvement projects that you tackle yourself. There are many advantages to learning how to improve your home on your own.

When should you not DIY?

If you are lacking the skills, tools or patience for a DIY project then it is best to leave it up to the professionals. We like to leave plumbing, electrical and structural changes to professionals with proper insurance and guarantees.

Is DIY becoming more popular?

Youtube, blogs and DIY websites are helping people feel confident to tackle home DIY projects on their own. According to Yahoo, there is an expected “growth of USD 121.47 billion between 2021 and 2026.” A combination of access to knowledge, some people staying home more, more DIY home decor items such as ready-to-assemble furniture, and new DIY products (such as specialty paint kits) all have contributed to this expected growth.

Are DIY projects cheaper?

Most of the time, DIY projects will save you money. However, there are times when it may end up costing you more due to a lack of knowledge or buying power of materials. The biggest advantage to do-it-yourself home improvement projects is that you are able to customize your project for your home while using better materials.

More DIY Inspiration

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DIY home ideas and simple updates can add value to your home while not breaking your budget. Even beginners can gain confidence by tackling easy ideas first. There is nothing better than giving our space a whole new look on your own.

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