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60 Fabulous DIY Home Décor Ideas on a Budget

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I'm a fashionista with training in fashion buying and design. I have a good eye for creative looks and enjoy sharing them with others.

Even if you're on a budget, you can make your home look gorgeous!

Even if you're on a budget, you can make your home look gorgeous!

Home Decorating on the Cheap

If you're looking for some creative ways to give your home a new look—without breaking the bank—you've come to the right place. I've collected some great ideas that I think you're going to love!

Get inspired with these endlessly versatile ideas:

  • Geometric Accent Walls
  • Ikea Furniture Hacks
  • Fairy Lights
  • Dreamcatchers
  • Driftwood Art
  • Floating Shelves
  • Mirror Mosaics
  • Pallet Furniture
  • Terrarium Design
  • Loft Beds

1. Geometric Accent Wall With Greens, Blacks and Greys

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How to Paint a Geometric Accent Wall

The time-lapse video below shows how to create a geometric accent wall for a bedroom.

Materials

  • Painters tape
  • Paintbrushes
  • A few 4-inch rollers
  • Approximately 5 colors of paint

For the main color, you'll likely need one pint of that paint. For the remaining colors, you will probably need only sample sizes.

2. Geometric Accent Wall in Pastels

This would be perfect for a nursery.

This would be perfect for a nursery.

3. Geometric Accent Wall With Dots

This is a fun pattern for a kid's room.

This is a fun pattern for a kid's room.

4. Geometric Accent Wall With Greys, Blues, and Greens

I love the silvery grey in this one!

I love the silvery grey in this one!

5. Geometric Accent Wall With Polka Dot Wall Decals

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6. Geometric Accent Wall With Bold Blues and Blacks

This could work well for a boy's bedroom.

This could work well for a boy's bedroom.

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IKEA Furniture Hacks You'll Love

The video below shows how to flip four Ikea products. The first Ikea flip involves the PS cabinet. You can go to the store and buy these products (they're not expensive), but you might get lucky and find some Ikea furniture on the street near where you live!

7. Ikea Dresser Before and After

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8. Ikea Bookcase on Its Side

This works well in a living room or office.

This works well in a living room or office.

9. Ikea Dresser as a Kitchen Island

Place a large chopping block on top, and you're good to go!

Place a large chopping block on top, and you're good to go!

10. IKEA Grundtal for Organizing

Organize your crafts or tools.

Organize your crafts or tools.

11. KALLAX Cabinets

Place them at different heights next to each other a truly unique piece.

Place them at different heights next to each other a truly unique piece.

12. Ikea BESTÅ as a TV Unit

Use this in the living room or a bedroom as a TV unit

Use this in the living room or a bedroom as a TV unit

How to Decorate Your Bedroom With Fairy Lights

The video below demonstrates how to put up fairy lights in a bedroom. One set of lights creates a border along the top of the walls, near the ceiling, and the other sets of lights are hung downward to create a waterfall effect.

13. Bedroom Fairy Lights

It looks magical!

It looks magical!

14. Desk Area With Lights

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15. Fairy Light Tree

This makes a cozy addition to a living room.

This makes a cozy addition to a living room.

16. Fairy Lights in the Bedroom

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17. Lights Around a Wire Mesh Photo Collage

This is great idea for a bulletin board or collage of any type.

This is great idea for a bulletin board or collage of any type.

18. String Lights on a Bedroom Wall

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How to Make a Dreamcatcher

The video tutorial below shows how to make a dreamcatcher. Dreamcatchers are meant to be hung above your bed to catch all of your bad dreams.

19. Purple and Violet Dreamcatcher

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20. Peacock Dream Catcher

The peacock feathers are just grogeous.

The peacock feathers are just grogeous.

21. Yellow and Blue Dreamcatcher

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22. Floral Dreamcatcher

This is so dainty and pretty!

This is so dainty and pretty!

23. Purple and Pink Dreamcatcher

This is actually several dreamcatchers that have been interwoven to create a doorway hanging.

This is actually several dreamcatchers that have been interwoven to create a doorway hanging.

24. Lace Dreamcatcher

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How to Make Driftwood Art

The video below demonstrates how to make unique pieces of driftwood art.

Materials

  • Sticks/branches (preferably ones with little to no bark)
  • Something to hold your sticks (e.g., a bucket)
  • Bleach
  • Sandpaper

25. Driftwood Wall Art

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26. Painted Driftwood in a Vase

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27. Feathers and Driftwood Art

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28. Sea Witch Wands

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29. Colorful Driftwood Art

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30. Stunning Driftwood Art

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How to Install Floating Shelves

The video below shows how to hang hidden-anchor floating shelves.

31. Floating Shelves in Bathroom

Install shelves above the toilet for decorative art.

Install shelves above the toilet for decorative art.

32. Floating Shelves in Kitchen

These shelves hold dishes and pots and pans.

These shelves hold dishes and pots and pans.

33. Floating Shelves in Bedroom

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34. Floating Shelves Held Up by Internal Tree

This is such a cool look!

This is such a cool look!

36. Floating Shelves for Makeup Organizers

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35. Floating Shelves on Subway Tiles

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DIY Mirror Mosaic Wall Art

The video below demonstrates a cool project: a mosaic work of art made up of broken pieces of mirror.

This project involves breaking a mirror, so you're definitely going to need some safety glasses for this one. If you're uncomfortable with the idea of breaking a mirror yourself, you can always go to a glass shop and ask if they have any broken mirrors that they would be willing to give you for free.

37. Mosaic Mirror on Black Background

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38. Mosaic Mirror on Back of Door

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39. Mosaic Art on Bathroom Wall

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40. Broken Mirror Artwork

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41. Broken Mirror Wall Art

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42. Mosaic Wall Art for Living Room

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Easy and Cheap Pallet Furniture Ideas

Making furniture out of recycled wooden pallets is really easy. The video below shows how to make 10 different pieces, including a two-seater couch.

43. Pallet Wall Mount for TV

If you don't want to mount your TV directly on the wall, this could be a great solution.

If you don't want to mount your TV directly on the wall, this could be a great solution.

44. Pallet Furniture With String Lights

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45. Pallet Table Storage

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46. Pallet Hallway Stand

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47. Coffee Table From Reclaimed Wood

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48. Reclaimed Wood Vanity

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How to Make a Terrarium

The video below shows how to assemble a terrarium. The process of layering all of the different "ingredients" in the terrarium is key to making it look beautiful.

One terrarium created here uses East Indian holly fern, which has beautiful variegated foliage. It is layered with pebbles, soil with a little bit of charcoal, decorative moss, larger stones, and pine cones.

49. Beautiful Terrarium Globe

So whimsical!

So whimsical!

50. Green Forest Terrarium

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51. Terrarium With River

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52. Terrarium Scene

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53. Terrarium With Bridge

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54. Terrarium With Waterfall and Horses

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How to Make a Loft Bed

The video below shows how to make a DIY loft bed for less than $75 worth of lumber (2x4s and 2x6s).

55. Loft Bed With Canopy

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56. Loft Bed With Pom-Poms

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57. Loft Bed With Desk Underneath

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58. Octonaut-Themed Bedroom

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59. Loft Bed for Kid's Room

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60. Kura Bed Hack

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Comments

Susan Hazelton from Northern New York on December 07, 2018:

Terrific ideas. I love the textured look on number 5.

Tapaswini Bashoo from Washington DC on October 27, 2018:

I tried to do #9 , yours looks so much prettier

Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on April 17, 2018:

Very good ideas. Thank you for sharing.

laura on November 02, 2017:

where can I buy this texture roller?

Centfie from Kenya on June 22, 2017:

Great DIY ideas. I love the No. 13 idea

Top Gifts on January 02, 2017:

Some of these are great birthday gift ideas for our daughter when we are short on money! Thanks for the post!

zakariya guenda from arbaouat tahtani on December 03, 2016:

A neat mix of DIY projects for the home. I would like to make one of those window frame tables soon!

Terrie Lynn from Canada on October 21, 2016:

These are great ideas. I do a lot of DIY . I used contact paper on the light switches in our farm house in the kids bedrooms. It looks great and easy to do. I also love the furniture ideas . I have redone a few pieces for only the cost of the stain . Love that it's done on a budget . Paintable wallpaper also works for cupboard doors. Keep up the great hub. Following .

mactavers on October 01, 2016:

Great suggestions for projects.

Heather Tackett from Cartersville, GA on September 29, 2016:

I so going to try the wallpaper outlet covers! ... like TODAY!

ezzly (author) on October 28, 2015:

Hi Sheila, you can use hot glue !

Hey traderadiators that sounds really cool ! I love Beano!!!

Alastair Boyd from Glasgow, UK on October 28, 2015:

Instead of wrapping paper I used a load of old Beano magazines which I stuck to the top using wallpaper paste. I also have a glass top panel which sits on top - it looks really good! Thank you for the inspiration!

sheila on August 07, 2015:

I love your silverware art. What did you use to stick the silverware to the back board?

ezzly (author) on June 23, 2015: