3 Trendy and Easy DIY Interior Design Projects

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The Do-It-Yourself, or DIY, market is a $30 billion industry! More and more people are looking for ways to improve their interior spaces using their own ingenuity and a little elbow grease.

Aussies are particularly drawn to DIY. We have a strong ethic and world-renown can-do attitude. Combine that with the ever-growing influences of technology, idea and information sharing, and you have an environment that is ripe for Do-It-Yourself projects!

But when most people think of DIY, they think of house renovations. While Do-It-Yourself home renovations can add thousands of dollars in value to your home, they can take a lot of time and skill.

Furthermore, what if you don’t own your home? How can renters take advantage of the DIY craze and liven up their living spaces while exercising their creative brain muscles?

Well, Do-It-Yourself interior design projects can help spruce up your space without requiring any major structural changes. These projects are often landlord and lease approved and can be completed in under a weekend. So get your friends together, grab some nibbles and drinks, and start DIY’ing!

Room Décor

Think of all the rooms in your home. Which ones need a facelift? DIY projects can add new life to any room in your house with a change of colour or arrangement. Consider these trends for DIY in room décor.

Bedroom

We spend a lot of time in our bedrooms. It’s where we sleep, get ready, and house all of our personal things. It’s our little sanctuary – our place to escape. So why do we treat it like a closet!?    
Too often, fixing up the bedroom is an afterthought. We are often more concerned with the way the common areas look. And that makes sense because we want our guests to be comfortable and impressed with our living arrangements. But we can’t forget ourselves!

Having a comfortable, clean, stylish bedroom that you love can make you happier and could even help you sleep better.

For a fun bedroom DIY project, give this customisable trend a try.

Geometric Bed Head 

Geometric bed heads capture the attention of anyone who walks in your room. They can also be colourful and bright, breathing new life into your space. If your bedroom is simple, boasting a minimalist vibe, but you’re looking for something to jazz it up, this is the perfect DIY for you.

Supplies:

  • 1” foam sheets
  • Foam cutter
  • Smooth Finish coating
  • Yardstick
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Spatula
  • Acrylic paint (various colours of your choice)
  • Paint brushes
  • Mounting squares (or other hanging mechanism)

Instructions

  • Cut the foam sheets into various sized shapes
  • Use the yardstick to help make straight edges
  • Coat the shapes with the Smooth Finish
  • Let set overnight
  • Once dry, buff out any irregularities and sharpen any edges with sandpaper
  • Paint the shapes any way you like
  • Allow painted shapes to dry
  • Using the mounting squares, adhere the painted shapes to the wall above your bed to form a random pattern

No one will have a bed head like yours! And the best part is, you can easily change the shapes or colours as your preference or other room décor changes.

Bathroom

Some minor changes in a bathroom can make it seem like whole new place! And if the new place you have in mind is more like a spa than a regular bathroom, consider taking some time to change out or install backsplash tiles.

Reclaimed Wood Tile 

Reclaimed wood has been upward trending for the last year, and that momentum won’t be slowing down anytime soon. As people grow more concerned with the environment and recycling waste, reclaiming continues to dominate in home décor trends. Using reclaimed wood tiles in your bathroom is the perfect way to take advantage of that eco-conscious, sleek trend, while transforming your bathroom into a warm, inviting space. And many bathrooms lack this element – seeming somewhat sterile and cold.

You can buy reclaimed wood tiles from most home improvement stores – or, if you’re feeling handy, you can always cut your own tiles, sand, treat, stain, and install them yourself.

Kitchen

Kitchen renovations can be pricey. But, small kitchen DIY décor upgrades are affordable, fun, and easy to do. In addition to that, they add style to your kitchen without having to break the bank.

Here is one of our favourites!

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Mason jars are classic and easily recognisable. They immediately bring feelings of nostalgia and comfort. And what better way to incorporate them than into your kitchen?! Use mason jars as soap dispensers to create a talking point amongst your guests.

Supplies:

  • Mason jar
  • Drill
  • Soap dispenser pump
  • Liquid soap

Ingredients:

  • Measure and mark the center of mason jar lid
  • Drill a hole in the center of the mason jar to fit your soap dispenser lid
  • Fill the mason jar with liquid soap
  • Screw the lid onto the jar and insert the pump

Don’t have a drill? Some mason jars that come with straws will already have a hole in place. Opt for one of these to make the job even easier.

DIY opportunities for home décor are endless! Start with these easy ideas to get your creative juices flowing and make Do-It-Yourself your new hobby!

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