The living room is the center of a home, where you spend a lot of your time and where your guests gather when they visit your home. This means that you want to spend time making your living room look amazing, and if you are a DIYer, you want to do some of these living room upgrades yourself. That is why we have put together this list of easy DIY projects that you can do to improve your living room.
Crate Coffee Table
If you want a coffee table that adds storage space and is unique, the crate coffee table can be interesting. All you need are some crates to assemble into a table and some short table legs. In the center, you can even have a small plant to add some color, or if you do not have a green thumb, you can always add some silk plants to it for a finishing touch. A coffee table with a built-in planter box is a unique feature that your friends and family will love.
Do you have a bunch of throw blankets that you do not have room for? You can hang up an old ladder that you can hang the blankets from. It can give you a vintage, rustic look or a minimalist, industrial look, depending on what you decide to do with it. This is an easy way to get blankets off the couch and add a unique touch to your living room.
Old Doors and Windows
This is a fun and unique living room decoration that can give your living room a rustic or retro season. You can take an old door, paint it so that it goes with the rest of the decor in your living room, and then you can install some shelves on it to make it functional art.
You can do something similar with an old window. A fun approach with the window is to put a picture or a mirror behind the window before you put it on your wall; then, you can see it through the window behind the shelves you install. Either way, this is a fun and simple DIY project for your living room.
Have you always dreamed of having a fireplace in your living room, but your home does not have one? The faux fireplace has emerged as a design trend in the last few years that is fairly simple to do and can be done affordably. You just need a heater that looks like a fireplace, a unique mantel, and faux stone or brick to surround the fireplace. The entire project can be completed in a single weekend.
Painted Glass Vases
If you have clear glass vases or bottles, you can add some color to your living room by painting them to go with your color scheme. You can then add some fake flowers that match or complement the color of the bottle and the living room, so you always have beautiful flowers to show off. If you prefer real flowers, you can use these painted bottles or vases for them too. Do a variety of colors, so you have one that will go well with whatever color of flowers you have.
Create an Accent Wall
Accent walls are a creative way to breathe new life into a room. You can paint that wall a different color than the others, add a new pattern or design to the wall, or you can install faux stone or brick for a living room accent wall. There are endless possibilities with an accent wall that you can do easily and on a budget. Have fun with it, and do not be afraid to go big with your accent wall design.
We all need extra storage space sometimes, and a great way to give yourself that is by installing some floating shelves. You can create them out of old hardcover books, wood, or even metal; whatever goes best with your home décor. These are all easy to install and allow you to showcase a little bit more of your personality.
About the Author
Auz Burger is a freelance writer and an expert in faux stone and brick veneer and home DIY projects. She has a BA from Washington State University and has been writing and editing professionally for over a decade.
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