Learn the tips DIY decor needs to know for perfect home decor every times. From faster, cheaper projects to ensuring your projects always look high end, we’ve got you covered.
Get the Secrets to Perfect Home Decor Every Time
DIY projects are a great way to add some personality to your home decor, and they can be a lot of fun too! But before you start any project, there are a few secrets that every DIYer should know. Knowing these secrets will help make your projects easier and more successful.
Knowing the basics of home decorating will help you in a number of ways. First, you’ll be able to choose the right materials for the job. Second, you’ll know where to find the best materials for any project. Finally, understanding basic principles of design will allow you to create cohesive and stylish results that reflect your personal taste.
So before you start your next home decor project, take some time to learn the basics. It will make all the difference in the final outcome!
Why Ya Need the Basics
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t have an infinite budget for home decor. That’s why DIY projects can be such a great way to add your own personal touch to your home without breaking the bank. But before you start tackling any DIY project, it’s important to know the basics of home decorating.
Decorating projects can take time, and they sometimes require a bit of trial and error. But if you’re patient and persistent, the results will be well worth the effort. So next time you’re feeling stuck or lost when it comes to decorating your home, remember: have a plan, experiment, and be patient. That along with the following tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating the home of your dreams.
With a little knowledge, you’ll be able to plan and execute your projects with confidence, ensuring that your end result is exactly what you wanted. Below is everything you need to know that will make your DIY projects simpler, faster, cheaper and will ensure that all your projects and decorating comes out looking high end.
Best Tips for DIY Decor
Decorating your home can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a bit daunting, especially if you’re not sure where to start. That’s why knowing the basics of DIY decorating is so important. Once you understand the basics, you’ll be able to approach your decorating projects with confidence, and you’ll be able to create looks that are stylish and unique.
So without further ado, here are the nine best tips for DIY decor!
Where to Find Original Materials
Shhhh… don’t tell but seasoned DIYers have secret sources for creating unique DIY decor without breaking the bank. And all it takes is just one easy step.
Step 1: Stop going to big box stores.
OK, maybe don’t stop going to these places entirely. I mean, stores like Michael’s, The Brick, and Home Sense definitely have some awesome stuff. You can even finds things for a great price on occasion. But I’m encouraging you to think outside the box.
Some amazing places to find DIY decor materials include:
- Thrift stores, flea markets, antique shops, and garage sales
- Habitat for Humanity Restores
- Home Repair Stores (such as Home Depot or Lowe’s)
- Automotive stores / department
- Your own backyard
- Fabric stores
- Ikea, Dollar Store and Dollar Tree
- Amazon, Ebay, and Etsy
- Office supply stores,
- Market Place, Kijiji and Free Cycle
Exploring theses places will provide you with a wealth of new and unusual materials and will definitely have you saving some coin.
Give it a try! Pick a place listed above and go on a hunt. Look for used materials, unusual items, and furniture that needs a little TLC. You never know what treasures you are going to find.
I have an article that shares my top thrift tips. You may want to give it a read.
Tip DIY Decor: Mastering Design Basics
At Jenny’s Place main focus is DIY decor but good design will always elevate your creations. If you want your DIY decor to look professional then you need to master a few design basics. After you master the basics you can play with them, even break them a little but first you must learn them.
Break down of colour rule
60-30-10 rule is basically when choosing colours try and stick to 3 colours.
Tip DIY Decor: Know your measurements
This is a huge topic to cover and I can’t provide them all here but here are a few of the essential ones to get you started.
Look around your house. Are there any areas that maybe could use a few tweaks with the above rules?
Chalk paint is by far the DIYer’s best tip for DIY decor. This stuff is flipping amazing! Seriously, will change your life.
Chalk paint is great for both furniture makeovers and for DIY decor. Its matte finish and easily distressed nature tends to be favoured by those who like farmhouse, rustic, or shabby chic styles.
However, that doesn’t mean you should pass it by if you are more into more modern looks. A polyurethane or polycrylic top coat can give a piece a polished satin to glossy look. While a wax coating creates more of an antiqued look.
See how I turned a gaudy dresser into a stunning and practical TV stand with nothing more than a few basic power tools and some chalk paint.
Pros and Cons of Chalk Paint
Inspiration for creating DIY decor is almost everywhere. The key is to think outside the box. Try to look at things in a new light.
In the first tips for DIY decor, shared was a list of excellent places to find unique materials and supplies. Let me give you a few example of things you could consider trying.
Challenge yourself. Try exploring an area you haven’t tried yet. See if you can see items in a new light and start exploring the new possibilities.
Tip DIY Decor: Make It High End
If you want a piece to look high end, like this stunning faux floral centerpiece, then you need to pay attention to the little bits and the big bits of a project.
A few little things that can make a big difference in making DIY decor look more high end are:
To see the difference a little attention to detail makes you may want to see how I made over dollar store wooden trays and how a little detail like jute trim can complete a project’s look
Make Your Projects Easier and Faster
Here are a few tips and tricks that can make your DIYing easier and quicker.
- Use a good quality glue gun and glue sticks. Gorilla glue sticks are my personal favourite.
- Start early. I know this sounds counter productive but if you start preparing for Christmas in October you are sure to have your DIY decor ready and you won’t feel rushed or end up with a rushed product.
- Copy others. No one says you have to come up with every one of your ideas by yourself. Copy others on Youtube, blogs, Pinterest, or from retail stores and online sites.
- Invest in crafting products that will make your life simpler: paper trimmer, Cricut machine, DSLR camera, hand held power tools
- Have a well organized and well stocked craft room, closet, section in the house. When your supplies are organized and easy to find things will naturally go more smoothly.
- Chalk paint. I said it before but it bares mentioning again. Chalk paint dries quickly so it is ideal for painting and stenciling.
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Looking for some great ideas to spruce up your home on a budget? At Jenny’s Place has a ton a great decorating ideas. So what are you waiting for? Follow us today and get inspired!
What Every Room Needs
Again, At Jenny’s Place main focus is DIY decor but if you are going to make your own stuff you want it to look good and to have it look good you need your home to look good. Here are a few tips to making that happen.
What every room needs:
Jenny’s Finishing Thoughts On Best Tips for DIY Decor
And voila! Armed with these DIY decor tips take a look at your home decor with a fresh eye. Is there anything you would like to change? Is there a project you’ve been putting off because you didn’t know where to start? Are there some simple design tweaks you can now make that will improve the overall look? Now is the day to conquer it!
I know that you’ve got this. I’m super excited for you. Let me know in the comments below which of these DIY decor tips you’re going to try out and how it goes. I can’t wait to hear all about it. Cheers!