10 DIY Home Decor Projects for a Prettier Space

Skip the professional decorator and whip up your own homemade decor instead. With only a few supplies, these easy craft projects will spruce up the place in no time.

Shutter Side Table

Skip painting and embrace a weathered finish for this tiny table. A set of rustic shutters provides the perfect base for a potted plant or a vase of blooms.

Hand-Dyed Napkins

Dress up plain white dishes the easy way with ombre linens. The faded hues look fresh as napkins, but can double as placemats too.

Pom-Pom Trim

Existing curtains or pillows look extra luxe with new fringe. Another quick fix? Use leftover wall paint to refresh the frame of an old chair.

Candle Lampshade

The dinner table shines a little brighter with a few clever “lamps.” Just pop a LED tea light in a wineglass and top with a paper shade.

Fabric-Covered Drawer Pulls

Refresh existing hardware with pretty fabric swatches. It’s a pop of color you’ll notice (and use!) every day.

Suitcase Table

Vintage luggage adds both retro flair and clever storage to your home in three easy steps. Use them for stashing blankets or books at the foot of the bed.

Print-Out Art

Dress up bare walls with a trip to the photo shop. Get a favorite shot digitally enlarged and then add strips of wood along the top and bottom as a quick frame.

Pendant Lights

A set of nesting bowls can accessorize your shelf or illuminate the dinner table thanks to this bright idea. Bonus: You can make it in under an hour.

Patterned Dresser

Spruce up an IKEA chest with new hardware, paint and wallpaper. Even sample swatches of your favorite print can get the job done.

Instant Bench

Furniture making doesn’t get easier than this. Attach hairpin legs to a piece of laminated shelf pine (available at lumber stores) for a simple shoe-tying spot.

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