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40+ Easy and Stylish DIY Home Decor Ideas (With Printables)

Last Updated: Mar 6, 2018

Creating your own decor is rewarding: you get the satisfaction of making it yourself and having it be the exact style you want. From wall art to lamps, you can choose which pieces fit your unique style and vision.

Whether you’re looking for rustic home decor or DIY ideas for your bathroom, you’ll find plenty of inspiration in our 41 DIY home decor ideas. Our collection includes photos and tips so you can get started on exciting projects today.

Want to give your bedroom or living room wall a special touch? Design a canvas wall print with a favorite photo from a family trip or day at the beach.

DIY Beach-Themed Wall Art Printables

If you’re looking to create a more inviting space, nothing says “welcome home” like a tropical theme. Download and print the printables below to bring some relaxation to your home.

DIY printables on wall

1. DIY Pet Art

Transform round, metallic placemats into trendy wall art. Stencil an image of your dog or cat then fill in the design with black paint.

2. Book Planter

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Cut out the pages of an old book to make a creative planter for a coffee table. Be sure to pick a succulent or similar plant that needs minimal water. Your guests will be impressed with the creavitiy involved.

3. String Art

In the shape of a heart, star or U.S. state, form string art using a series of nails and a wooden board. Choose a string color that matches the other decor in your room.

4. Monogram Pillow

Personalize pillows for your living room or bedroom by painting on your initial. Pair your monogram pillows with custom photo pillows for a full arrangement.

23. Metallic Pears

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Try painting fruit like apples and pears in a simple graphic pattern. This DIY is easy and perfect for any season. Use metallic paint for an extra pop at the dinner table.

6. Bamboo Orb Lights

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Craft unique lanterns for your home office or bedroom with bamboo strips. Secure a lightbulb inside and attach your lantern to the ceiling using sturdy hooks.

7. Polaroid Gallery Wall

Put a spin on a traditional gallery wall with square prints. Choose photos with rich colors, including candid shots from vacations and day trips.

8. Mason Jar Herb Garden

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Mason jars make for the perfect at home garden. Purchase herbs you use most often and replant them in a jar that will easily fit on your kitchen windowsill.

9. Lace Bowls and Jars

Layer your bowls, mugs and serving trays with pieces of lace. Decoupage cotton lace right onto the surface for beautiful, timeless decor.

10. Painted Pumpkins

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Add more color to your fall decor with chalk paint pumpkins. Pick your favorite colors, whether that’s classic fall shades or a modern, muted pallette, then arrange on your dining room table.

11. Refurbished Dresser

Enhance a dresser with a fresh coat of paint and shiny knobs. Try painting a triangle, diamond or heart across the drawers for a novel furniture piece.

12. Festive Wreath

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When deciding on your DIY home projects, don’t forget seasonal and holiday decor. Fashion specific wreaths for your favorite times of the year like Christmas, Halloween and the 4th of July.

13. Colorful Painted Pillows

Decorate pillow covers with a paintbrush and stamps. Brighten your living room or bedroom with vibrant colors like pink, yellow and blue.

14. DIY Wall Lamp

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Industrial vintage lamps add character to your walls and unique lighting to your space. Wrap jute around the lamp’s cord to foster a chic, artsy look.

15. Personalized Paperweight

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Personalize a paperweight for your office or living room for decor that is creative but also functional. Pick a thoughtful quote to keep you thinking positive throughout the day.

16. Rustic Picture Frames

Glue wooden boards together and paint them with a weathered look to make your own rustic home decor. Add burlap and your photo with either push pins or nails.

17. Polka Dot Wall Art

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Looking for easy but stylish DIY home decor? Create polka dot canvas art with acrylic or watercolor paint.

18. DIY Photo Board

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Repurpose an empty frame to make an easy photo board. Using wire, restring the frame so you can hang your favorite prints every month.

19. Decorative Vases

Fresh flowers lift the aura of any room. Paint empty wine bottles and mason jars in a white coat, then accent with washi tape and patterned scrapbook paper.

20. Wood Pallet Wall

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An accent wall adds texture and character to a living room or bedroom. Build a chic wooden wall out stained pallet pieces.

21. Mason Jar Portraits

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Use a mason jar as a creative frame for your favorite photos. Take a small print and wrap it on the inside of a mason jar that you can easily swap out every month.

22. Coffee Mug Rack

Are you a tea or coffee lover? Create a space to hang your mugs by repurposing a wood pallet. Paint on a word like ‘café’ or ‘chai’ for a personalized touch.

23. Farmhouse Gallery Wall

Spray paint wooden frames in white, then sand the edges for a farmhouse look. Create a gallery wall with various frames complimented by accent art.

24. Mason Jar Votives

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Take mason jars and add candles for a simple votive. Sprinkle in some foliage fit for the season, like fall leaves, fresh herbs or wildflowers to welcome the outdoors.

25. DIY Geometric Art

Your DIY home projects don’t need to be complicated. Turn a blank canvas into modern wall art with a brightly colored geometric pattern.

26. Twine Wrapped Bottles

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Wrap twine around old bottles for a simple, rustic touch for any room. Find bottles at your local thrift store or save empty wine bottles at home. These are perfect for holding little florals or as standalone decor.

27. DIY Wooden Headboard

Construct a beautiful wooden headboard for your guest bedroom or master suite. By piecing together wooden shims, you’ll have a professional-looking headboard at a fraction of the cost.

28. Wood Slice Chalkboard

Cover the surface of a wood slice with chalkboard paint. Write an inspiring message, quote or verse, then place your new art piece on your mantel or wall.

29. White Frame Gallery Wall

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Build a stunning gallery wall with white frames. Incorporate a mix of photos and art pieces with quotes and graphic designs.

30. DIY Ribbon Chandelier

Wrap pieces of satin ribbon around a wreath frame until they cover the surface. Incorporate three colors of ribbon—purple, lavender and white–and hang the chandelier above your dining room table.

31. Statement Mirror

Repurpose an embroidery hoop by transforming it into a beautiful mirror. Spray paint the hoop with metallic paint then carefully secure your mirror in the center.

32. Heart Photo Collage

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Arrange your photo prints in the shape of a heart and glue them to a canvas. Frame your artwork, then hang it above your desk or dresser.

33. 50 Year Collage

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Arrange your photos to celebrate your anniversary or age. Create a series you can hang every decade to see how much your family has grown over the years.

34. Monogram Planter

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Mongram a planter for a simple and personal DIY decor option. Take a plant that’s easy to care for, like a succulent, and add a pop of green to any room.

35. Vinyl Geometric Art

Trim sheets of colored vinyl into geometric shapes like triangles and squares. Alternate your colors and patterns for a balanced spread.

36. Hanging Yarn Art

Design a colorful wall hanging with strands of yarn and a wooden dowel or branch. Mix bright tones with pastel colors to build contrast.

37. Hoop Garland

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Whether for the holidays or just because, DIY a hoop garland you can hang your favorite photos on. Paint it in your favorite color or a bright metallic so it can hang in your home all year long.

38. Heart Photo Wall

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For easy DIY decor, print out favorite prints from the year and arrange them in a giant heart on your wall. Even better, swap out photos year after year to keep the decor feeling fresh.

39. Painted Welcome Sign

Make your guests feel at home. Paint a wooden board with the word ‘welcome’ or ‘bienvenidos’ to place on your front porch or in your entryway.

40. Washi Tape Photo Display

A collection of photos, like snapshots from summer trips or winter getaways, makes for fun, personal wall art. Adhere your photos with washi tape in asymmetrical fashion for an eye-catching arrangement.

41. Christmas Card Garland

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Have your decor double as a fun display for all the Christmas cards you’ll receive during the holidays. Hang them around your door frame using garland as the festive backdrop.

No matter which DIY ideas you decide to pursue, remember that the best home decor is personalized. Try adding photo coasters to your home office or a sherpa pillow to your living room. However you choose to decorate, the extra DIY touch will make it unique to you.