Let’s be honest. Sometimes, it can be so expensive to decorate your home. While there are amazing low-budget decorating ideas you can try, it is easier to DIY your own home using easy DIY home decor ideas- and we love how Emily Connett from The Dossier Blog does it!
Emily, on her blog, features a lot of DIY decor ideas using natural elements and fibers like wood, raffia, and clay, among others. Good enough, these elements are in major decor styles lately, following the rattan trend, coastal elements, and even a little bit of tribal designs.
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In this article, we share some very budget-friendly DIY home decor ideas to decorate your home easily and add a punch of personality into your space.
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20 Easy DIY Home Decor Ideas From The Dossier Blog
1. DIY Rattan Style Lamp Upcycle
One of the easiest ways to decorate your home on a budget is to upgrade your lampshade. You can cover it with fabric or wallpaper especially if you’re looking to match your room’s decor.
However, if your decor is Bohemian, coastal, or tribal, you will love a rattan-style lampshade.
DIY Guide Here: DIY Rattan Style Lamp Upcycle
2. Clay & Raffia Pots
Clay pots and terra cotta pots are versatile for both planting and other home crafts. Instead of buying them from a local thrift store, try this DIY guide and make your own pots.
DIY Guide Here: Clay & Raffia Pots
3. Raffia Door Tassel
DIY door handle tassels are the perfect detail to add texture and color in your home. These door swag is perfect for hanging on door handles around the house for an added boost of color and texture.
DIY Guide Here: Raffia Door Tassel
4. Coastal Wine Glass Rings
When hosting a party with more than just a few guests, accidental co-mingling of glasses often occurs, and it’s gross!
Thus, as the host, you need to come up with ways to tell wine glasses apart without detracting from the drinking experience. That’s where wine charms come in.
A wine charms simply means any type of plastic, metal, or material like shell used to discern one wine glass from another. They may also serve as a decorative element in alignment to your party’s theme.
DIY Guide Here: Coastal Wine Glass Rings
5. Wooden Planter Covers
These wooden planter covers are such a decorative element that you can switch around, and pull plants in and out of.
DIY Guide HERE: Wooden Planter Covers
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6. Wooden Gift Tags
Looking for personalized gifts for Christmas or your special one’s birthday? DIY some wooden gift tags and bring them along.
These wooden gift tags naturally work to take presents up a notch. They are simple to make and the look gives even the simplest of packages a more festive appearance. Thus, perfect for a natural Christmas look.
DIY Guide Here: Wooden Gift Tags
7. Boho Raffia Tree
Looking for ways to decorate your walls? DIY some bohemian raffia trees to add a punch of color to your walls. Minimalists with white spaces will love this!
DIY Guide Here: Boho Raffia Tree
8. DIY Mini Succulent Shell Garden
Succulent plants require few nutrients, minimal water and can survive in small areas including a shell which makes a natural dish for growing the succulents.
You can keep a succulent shell garden outside during summer and indoors in the winter if preferred.
DIY Guide Here: DIY Mini Succulent Shell Garden
9. Make this Raffia Side Table from a Plant Stand
The most popular way of using small side tables is to place matching ones on either side of a sofa or bed. It’s an excellent method if you wish to balance a room, as it provides symmetry and makes the room look complete.
But before you buy a side table, consider this DIY guide to create one for your home.
DIY Guide Here: Make this Raffia Side Table from a Plant Stand
10. DIY Mini Terracotta Pot Doorbell
A doorbell is typically placed near a door and helps to signal when a visitor presses a button and it rings inside the building to alert you on the presence of the visitor.
Customize your door bells by trying out terra cotta pot doorbells. Surprisingly, each pot has it’s own unique ‘ding’ sound!
DIY Guide Here: DIY Mini Terracotta Pot Doorbell
11. DIY Raffia Pendant Lights
Looking to add a style and charm if not a bit of brightness and a hint of glam to your home? A DIY pendant light is what you need!
You might want to use a mason jar, tin can , drums, bowls, woven ropes or garden baskets to give new life to your pendant lighting. But have you tried raffia? Here’s a guide for you below!
DIY Guide Here: DIY Raffia Pendant Lights
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12. Tropical-Inspired Raffia Sunburst Mirror
Your living room will always be celebrated once you add a touch of glamor by using a sunburst mirror. Particularly in the summer, a sunburst mirror is what you need for a perfect blend in your warm interiors.
If you’re looking to create a sunburst mirror, Emily’s got you so get started and bring drama into your interiors.
DIY Guide Here: Tropical-Inspired Raffia Sunburst Mirror
13. DIY Straw Hat into a Lamp Shade
Sraw hats can make such a design statement, for example, when you hung a bunch of them on the wall. While this is a much common design phenomenon, not many have thought about using them as lampshades. Try it too!
DIY Guide Here: DIY Straw Hat into a Lamp Shade
14. Quick DIY- Rope Hanging Planter
If you’re lacking more indoor space needed to start an indoor garden, why not consider a hanging garden? You can shop for amazing hanging planters and decide to DIY your own ropes for hanging the planters.
Check out this step-by-step guide on how to start an indoor hanging garden.
DIY Guide Here: Quick DIY- Rope Hanging Planter
15. Extra Long Lumbar Pillow from Table Runners
Are lumbar pillows good for you? Absolutely! Adding a lumbar support pillow to your chair can provide your back with the support you need to maintain good posture, proper circulation, and prevent muscle fatigue.
Before you shop for the best lumbar pillow online, consider making your own!
DIY Guide Here: Extra Long Lumbar Pillow from Table Runners
16. DIY Burlap Fringe Cushion
Fringe details are huge in home decor. Why not update your decor with this tutorial on how to make this easy DIY burlap fringe cushion from The Dossier Blog?
DIY Guide Here: DIY Burlap Fringe Cushion
17. Add a Wooden Frame to a Canvas Print
Finding the perfect frame for your rolled or stretched art on canvas can be a hassle. To make custom framing your canvas art easy, check out these DIY steps to add a wooden frame to a canvas print.
DIY Guide Here: How to Add a Wooden Frame to a Canvas Print
18. Mini Plant Stands
If you’re like the millions of people who are becoming houseplant obsessed, you most likely understand the need for space to add your newest houseplants.
That’s why you also need to create space and add height is by using plant stands. In fact, plants look best when they’re placed in a variety of heights.
Learn how to make your own DIY mini plant stands easily with just a few supplies. These simple stands add a modern shape and natural texture to your home.
DIY Guide Here: Mini Plant Stands
19. Turn a Storage Jar into a Propagation Station
If you enjoy gardening, then propating plants must sound like a rewarding process for you. While many homeowners invest in propagation stations, you can go the budget-friendly route which entails turning your storage jar into one.
Whether you want to put your plant babies on your desk or display them on a shelf, this simple ar trick should do the trick.
DIY Guide Here: How to Turn a Storage Jar into a Propagation Station
20. A Mid-Century Modern Greenhouse from Photo Frames
While everyone is trying to make their own greenhouse, not everyone has space to build an actual greenhouse. That’s where an indoor greenhouse comes in handy.
Make one using photo frames and your tropical plants, or delicate young plants and cuttings will flourish!
DIY Guide Here: A Mid-Century Modern Greenhouse from Photo Frames
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Now it’s your turn to DIY your home using any of these DIY home decor ideas!