Decorating your home can be expensive. Shopping for wall art, furniture, throw pillows, and knick-knacks can seriously drain your bank account. Luckily, for residents of our apartments in Anderson who feel like getting crafty, there are lots of DIY ways to decorate your home on a budget. Here are 10 DIY decor ideas to decorate your home at Arbors of Anderson.
- Turn Practical Items Into Decor
When living in a smaller space, it’s important to have items that have a double purpose. For example, having an ottoman that doubles as storage. However, there are simple and cheap ways to turn practical items into a piece of decor as well. To add an element of decor near your kitchen sink, put your dish soap or hand soap into olive oil dispensers. Now, instead of having the bottle of soap be an eyesore, it’s now a part of the aesthetic. Find affordable olive oil dispensers at your local dollar store.
- Make A Statement Art Piece
Have you ever dreamed of owning one of those huge pieces of art to display in your home? Well, until you can afford an original piece of art, why not improvise? Get online or go shopping for a shower curtain that has a cool print or image. Then, head to the hardware store and have them cut a piece (or multiple pieces) of wood that is the size of the shower curtain. If you have multiple pieces of wood, glue them together with wood glue. Now, wrap the shower curtain around the wood and secure it using small nails. Voila! Now you have a cool piece of art to make a statement in your home.
- Transform Furniture With Paint
A super-easy way to give furniture an entirely new look is simply by giving it a new coat of paint. Whether it’s a coffee table, nightstand, chair, or headboard, you can completely transform its look by painting it a new color. Go for something bright and bold like sky blue or canary yellow or keep it neutral with a soothing gray or bright white. Let your personality shine and get creative with your color choices.
- Use Crates For A Rustic Chic Look
As “boring” as they may seem, wood crates are one of the most versatile items when it comes to DIY products. If you’re into that farmhouse-style vibe, wooden crates can be used for practically anything. Stack them to create a TV stand with open storage, use them to make a base for your mattress, or hang them on the wall for a rustic-style shelf—the options are nearly endless.
- Add Gold Leaf For An Elegant Touch
Make nearly anything look luxurious and fancy with a little gold leaf. Head to your local hobbies and crafts store and pick up some gold leaf and adhesive. Then, use it to spruce up an old picture frame, mirror, or flower pot.
- Change Your Backsplash
One of the biggest statement-makers in your kitchen is the backsplash. And although the kitchens at our Anderson Township apartments are absolutely gorgeous, it’s always nice to add a personal touch. Nowadays, changing your backsplash doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Instead, there are lots of choices for adhesive backsplashes that can easily be applied and removed. Find a pattern or color that matches your personality and transform your kitchen in just a couple of minutes.
- Mason Jar Wall Sconces
Sconces hung in the hallway with candles or twinkly LED lights can create such a warm and welcoming vibe in your home, but buying them can be expensive. Make your own by using scrap wood, a mason jar, twine, faux flowers, and a hook. Secure the hook to a piece of scrap wood then hang a mason jar using some twine. You can either place a flameless candle inside along with faux flowers, or fairy lights look great too.
- Get Creative With Chalkboard Paint
Chalkboard paint is a creative way to turn a wall or hanging wall art into a functional and fun piece of decor. Offered at your local hardware or paint store, you can opt to paint a kitchen wall and use it to keep track of grocery lists or let your little ones create works of art. It’s such a fun and affordable way to decorate.
- Turn A Doormat Into Art
For a gorgeous piece of wall decor at an affordable price, use a doormat. It might sound strange, but rubber doormats often come in gorgeous floral and swirling patterns. Pick one up at your favorite store and then find your favorite color of spray paint. Spray paint the mat and let dry before displaying it on your wall.
- Create An Entry Bench
Having an entry bench or bench at the foot of your bed is a great way to elevate your apartment, however, buying one at the store can cost a ton of money. Make your own by purchasing a piece of wood from the hardware store of your desired bench size. Then, use a pretty blanket to upholster the wood for a super colorful bench. You’ll just need to attach some hairpin legs and you’re good to go!
Decorating your home at our apartments in Anderson doesn’t have to be expensive when you have great DIY ideas like these. Swing by Arbors of Anderson today to tour our stunning property.