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55+ DIY Room Decor Ideas to Decorate Your Home

Last Updated: Mar 8, 2018

Your room is a space where you have the freedom to create. It’s a place that you can explore your personal style. Whether you want to create a relaxing, chic vibe or a rustic, woodsy feel, your decor helps your vision become a reality.

Luckily, a lot of decor can be made yourself. From wall art to ottomans to pillows, you can maximize your style and save on expenses. To offer you plenty of inspiration, we’re sharing 58 DIY room decor ideas. Find decorations that match your unique style and then consider which room they would fit best in.

Personalize your decor to make it even more special. Little accents like metal prints or custom pillows that incorporate photos of your family, friends and favorite places will leave your home bursting with love and warmth.

1. Simple Gallery Wall

Filling a wall with stylish decor doesn’t have to be complicated. Paint simple designs on canvases, like stripes or polka dots, then frame them to create a chic gallery wall.

2. Rainbow Mobile

Brighten any room, like your kitchen or den, with a colorful mobile made of recycled materials. Hang your mobile near the window for maximum light reflection.

3. Washi Tape Wall

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Source: Ann Kelle

Try creating easy DIY room decor with washi tape. Line stripes on a wall for textured look—ideal for a bedroom or playroom.

4. Teacup Candles

Melt wax into vintage teacups to create unique candles for your living room, home office or bedroom. Choose matching tea cups or mix up the designs depending on the vibe you’re going for.

5. Quirky Lamp

Add character to your room by painting the base of a lamp with a fun color like blue, green or pink. Pair the base with a patterned lampshade to amplify the personality.

6. Colorful Floor Cushion

Sew together scraps of eclectic fabrics to create this cheerful floor cushion. Use the cushion as a footrest or extra seating in a living room, basement or bedroom.

7. Photo Clipboards

Create a wall of your favorite images, magazine covers and newspaper clippings. Embellish blank clipboards with metallic paint and hang them evenly on the wall before securing your photos and papers.

8. Clay Animals

Form your own faux animal decor out of clay. Fashion a row of your favorite animals—whether they’re elephants, deer or zebras.

9. Sea Glass Vases

Looking for simple DIY room decor ideas? Create beautiful glass vases from recycled bottles. Fill your vases with fresh flowers like lilies and chrysanthemums.

10. Beaded Dreamcatcher

Design a handcrafted dreamcatcher with a round hoop, yarn, beads and feathers. Choose neutral colors like cream and brown for a traditional look or make yours more colorful to brighten up the room.

11. Statement Wall Hanging

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Source: Janae Hardy

Begin this DIY room decor idea with a wooden dowel. Fasten yarn of varying colors in a symmetrical arrangement. Hang this statement piece in your living room, bedroom or home office.

12. Pom Pom Garland

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Source: Alice & Lois

Spruce up your space with a garland that can be hung from a mantle, bookshelf or blank wall. Alternate the colors of pom poms for extra personality.

13. Hexagon Shelf

Build unique shelves out of popsicle sticks and glue. Brush wood stain over the sticks to polish the design, then arrange succulents, cactuses or air plants to fill the open space.

14. Ombre Scallop Wall

Liven any room with an ombre painted wall. Create a scalloped pattern using similar colored paints, like a range of blues from pastel to navy.

15. Succulent Terrarium

Succulents are popular for a reason: they’re unique-looking and easy to take care of. Design your own terrariums full of succulents for your mantle, side table and desk.

16. Painted Pallet Art

Starting with a wood pallet, paint a pastel coat over the surface. Layer on your own art using stencils and paint. Decide on a quote or simple image like birds or hearts.

17. Canvas Prints

Personalize your room with a collection of canvas prints. Choose photos that show your family at their happiest: walking outdoors, playing with the dog or snuggled together on the couch.

18. Music Sheets

Frame the musical notes and lyrics of your favorite songs to create unique room decor. Whether your family plays instruments or loves karaoke, this music-themed decor will brighten the spirits of anyone who steps in the room.

19. String Art

Fashion string art out of nails, a wood board and your choice of string. Choose a shape that speaks to you, whether that be a heart, animal or inspirational words. Construct the piece with the same string or choose an array of colors.

20. Starburst Mirror

Assemble a stunning starburst mirror using wood shims and strong adhesive. This professional-looking DIY room decor hangs well in a living room, bedroom or front entryway.

21. Geometric Pattern

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Source: Eliza Rose

Create an accent wall in your bedroom or playroom. Design a geometric pattern using painters’ tape and paint the shapes with an assortment of colors. Remove the painters tape to unveil your masterpiece.

22. Watercolor Art

Personalize your DIY room decorations by starting with a blank canvas. Paint layers of watercolors that gradually get darker. Try matching the colors with other accents in the room.

23. DIY Ottoman

Living rooms and bedrooms often need extra seating. Fashion a decorative ottoman out of fabric and a recycled footstool.

24. Paint Chip Art

Gather paint chip samples of varying colors to make this decorative DIY art. Incorporate tones that contrast your wall colors.

25. Mini Cork Boards

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Source: Dig and Hang

Perfect for hanging up reminder notes and to-do lists, cut cork boards in circles and hang them above your desk or in the kitchen. Layer the cork boards with colors that complement the other decor in your room.

26. Chalkboard Globe

Put a spin on normal globe decor. Create a chalkboard look by layering black paper over the map’s surface. Form an inspiring phrase or quote to spark your wanderlust.

27. Driftwood Wall Hanging

Do you enjoy collecting driftwood at the beach? Arrange your favorite pieces into art using string, paint and feathers.

28. Inspirational Phrase Art

Lift the spirits of your family and friends with art that features encouraging phrases and quotes. Select washi tape and stickers to make your design process easy.

29. Yarn Art

For dorm room decor for bedroom wall art, create a two-toned yarn art piece. Embroidery hoops and a wooden dowel make for a easy yet sturdy base.

30. Potted Air Plants

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Source: Alisa Burke

Make your own mini pots out of clay and acrylic paint. Try geometric patterns and polka dots for your designs. Place air plants inside the pots for decor that can be placed on a window sill, desk and side table.

31. Canvas Gallery

Compose a wall gallery that’s made entirely of canvas. Alternate between patterned designs and solid colored pieces for a balanced look.

32. Feather Painting

Great for any level of artistic ability, these painted feather canvases make simple yet beautiful artwork. Include colors of your favorite birds, whether that be blue jays or robins.

33. Farmhouse Lamp

For a rustic or farmhouse look, paint the base of a wooden lamp with white or cream tones. Allow some of the wood to peek through and match the lampshade to the wood’s tone.

34. Metallic Mirror

Transform an ordinary mirror into one that’s full of personality. Add metallic accents of silver or gold to make this DIY room decor come to life.

35. Photo Lamp

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Source: Mommy Moment

Construct a lampshade that’s filled with photos of the people you love the most. Choose images with special meaning, like ones from vacations, weddings or birthdays.

36. State Art

The state you live in or the place you grew up has a special place in your heart. Find maps of your favorite locales and frame them to create modern art.

37. Tissue Paper Vases

Use tissue paper to decorate a new or recycled vase. Match the colors to your other decor and don’t forget to add fresh flowers.

38. Retro Wall Art

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Source: Oh So Lovely

If you appreciate wooden decor and want a simple way to bring it into your room, consider retro style pieces. Include a painted design of a favorite vegetable, fruit or flower for a personal touch.

39. Weaved Decor

Create this weaved wall piece in a matter of minutes. All you need is a woven rug, yarn or twine and beads. Hang it in your living room or guest bedroom for modern, sleek decor.

40. Gold Leaf Art

This DIY room decor project is best to complete in the fall or winter, when there are plenty of leaves on the ground. Use real leaves and gold spray paint, you can create this earthy art piece.

41. Wooden Headboard

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Source: Rachel Rossi

Put your woodworking skills to use for this DIY bedroom idea—great for a master or guest bedroom. Select a beautiful wood type like cherry, oak or maple.

42. Ombre Dresser

Refresh a dresser with pastel paints. Choose gradient hues for an ombre effect that can be made in your favorite color, whether that’s blue, purple or yellow.

43. Triangle Shelves

Craft triangle shelves for room decor that will pop. Place several shelves on the same wall and add favorite items like succulents and photos.

44. Geometric Lamp

Add flair to your bedroom or office decor with geometric lamps. Paint them metallic or a bright color for extra personality.

45. Baby Mobile

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Source: You and Lu

Primarily made of ribbon and string, a DIY baby mobile is a cute and timeless addition to your nursery. Choose relaxing colors like pastels for a design that will soothe your little one.

46. Pom Pom Pillows

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Source: Honestly WTF

Looking for fun, festive DIY room decor? Sew your own pillows made of colorful fabrics accented with pom poms. Style them on your bed, couch or reading chair.

47. Two-Toned Walls

Build contrast in your bedroom by painting your walls two distinct colors. Select a darker color for the bottom, like green or purple, keeping a light tone for the upper half.

48. DIY Painting

Enjoy painting a blank canvas using fruits or vegetables as your paintbrush. Press these makeshift stamps in a design for an even look.

49. Decorative Wooden Chest

Increase your storage in your nursery, bedroom or basement with a wooden chest. Polish the piece with paints or stain for a unique touch.

50. Uplifting Art

Draw or stencil an image that speaks to you on a plain piece of paper. It could be anything from your favorite instrument to a nature scene. Incorporate a phrase into your art that will put a smile on your face when you see it.

51. Wall Stripes

Add texture to your room by creating a design on the wall. Simple stripes in neutral colors will add depth to the room, but won’t be too overpowering.

52. Neutral-Colored Gallery Wall

Gold accents, neutral frames and antique maps complement each other well. Build a family photo wall mixed of modern and vintage decor.

53. Abstract Canvas

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Source: Sarah Hearts

Your DIY room decorations don’t have to be complicated. Try creating abstract art by painting on a blank canvas. Incorporate a range of colors but be sure to include an accent tone like white, black or gold.

54. Festive Mirror

Crate depth in a full length mirror by making the frame two-toned. Create your design using painter’s tape and choose colors that contrast each other.

55. DIY Lava Lamps

These DIY lava lamps make for an easy project for the whole family. Place them in your kid’s bedroom or the basement for a fun conversation starter.

56. Painted Scenery Wall

Make your bedroom or nursery feel like a forest or mountain range. Paint the walls with a scene in mind. Let it be as intricate or as simple as you wish.

57. Creative Wall Pattern

Have a blank wall that needs a little personality? Use washi tape to create a pattern of stripes, zig zags or geometric shapes.

58. Polka Dots

Add a playful touch to your bedroom or living room walls using polka dots. Choose a color that matches your style whether that’s purple, gold or blue.

Whether you’re looking to decorate an entire room or simply add accents to the space, choose decor pieces that resonate with you. You’ll be surprised that something as simple as a personalized frame can transform a space.