Home Decorations You Can Make Yourself

Decorating your home is probably one of the more important things that you should do. Every person feels best when they are at home. This means that this area does not only have to be livable but also it has to include a personal touch that will be adapted to that person alone.

But all of this can be rather expensive to get. Home decorations can cost a pretty penny if you want to do things in a really fashionable way. Fortunately, there are ways to make something cheap and something which will suit your needs. DIY decorations for your home are the best way to create a special atmosphere in your home.

Not only that but it decorations that you can make yourself will always cater to your needs and taste. Let’s take a look at a few examples of items that you can make yourself to decorate your home with.

Customizable Lampshades


Let’s start with something simple like a lampshade. Getting the lighting in your room quite right is important. This is not just a simple thing that you turn on and off when you need it. It can be something that actually works as an ornament if the light plays with the shades just right. So you can customize your lamp to do just that. The only thing you need is an old lamp and some colorful paper or a piece of cloth with an interesting pattern. Just stick the fabric onto the lamp and you will get a very interesting fixture in your home which will work as a decoration when it is turned off or form peculiar light effects when it is turned on.

Word Art


You should feel happy and welcomed in your home, so why not express it with words. Think of an inspirational quote that you like or a motto that you live by. You can go as simple as ripping off The Wizard of Oz and simply using the “There’s no place like home” line. Now you need to make a stencil and scribe it on a piece of paper or on a board. Simply frame that into a picture and you get a great welcoming message to all the visitors who come to your apartment. If you really want to go nuts with it, you can decorate the letters and choose different font styles depending on the message that you wish to convey here.

Imaginative Coasters


Nobody likes watermarks and rings on a table. So that’s why coasters have been invented. But a circular one with no specific design to it might look a bit boring. It looks like it is just there to be used for a specific purpose and that’s it. Well, you can customize your coasters and adapt them to the look of your apartment. You can make coasters pretty much about everything. What people usually use is some felt, cardstock and cork tiles. If you have that you are ready to make your own caster.

Just make an interesting pattern, cut it in a different way, preferably not in a circle, and glue it all together. People who come to visit will enjoy the ingenious way that you have decorated your apartment and they even look good when you put them away when you are not using them.

Nesting Dolls


You have probably never thought about those Russian dolls that decrease into size and go one into each other as a way to decorate your apartment. Well, it is actually a great idea and a very nice way to add something fun an interesting to your living quarters. But simply buying an already made nesting doll is not the solution.

Making your own nesting dolls, or Matryoshka dolls as they are called in mother Russia is a fun way to decorate your room. Just get a blank nesting doll and some different fabrics, drawing pens and glue. Decorate the doll in the manner that you like and make draw it the way that you would like it to be. You can start with 5 piece nesting dolls, so it will not be too complicated and time consuming (as 10 piece nesting dolls would be). You can click here and get more ideas on how you can design your own doll for your living quarter.

Paper Clocks


A clock does not only have to be there to tell time. It can work as a fabulous decoration for your home as you can design it to be whatever you like it to be. There are different ways of doing this but the best way is to use an old clock. Find a suitable one that has a shape that you desire. You can even buy some that do not coast a lot of money.

Take it apart, but be sure to remember how to get everything back together. Take the face of the clock and draw something that you like on it. It can be something simple or something really complex. The bottom line is that you have to like it. Now put everything back together, make sure it works, and hang it on your wall for ultimate pleasure.

Storage Ideas


People tend to disregard and usually lose small things that hang around in their pockets. We are talking keys, loose change, hair clips, and other smallish things. But you can actually make a storage for them that can be useful and decorative at the same time. For instance, the best way to put away your keys is on a hanger. But you can custom built that hanger from a pliable wire. The only thing that you need is the wire itself and some pliers.

You can shape the hanger the way you want and even make an inscription out of it. What about storing your things in a basket? Things that you cannot hang on a hanger you can put in a basket. It is very easy and cool to make a rope basket and the only thing you need is a heavy rope, some glue and spray paint for decoration. Storing things will now be fun and it will look cool at the same time.