We are absolutely positive that you have been informed of the growing trend, DIY. DIY is starting to take over, especially in the design world! Just look at the website Pinterest. It is basically an entire site devoted to helping people achieve their own projects at home and attain things that were once unattainable. There is even a TV station called the DIY network. Not to mention countless books and blogs that will give you the scoop on how to do it yourself.
There are many reasons people like DIY projects, especially ones done for home decor. The top two reasons are because they are a) more affordable and b) fun to do! How much more satisfying is it to step back and admire a project that you completed on your own rather than purchased? Not to mention, the process of completing it is actually pretty enjoyable and many people find it to be a stress reliever.
So, now that we know DIY is taking over the world, how are people using it for home decor projects? Here are some of the top DIY home decor projects trending right now:
- Redoing Furniture. The ‘distressed’ look is totally in. More and more people are searching for pieces of furniture at places like consignment stores and garage sales with sturdy bones that can be redone. Simply sand down old wood, paint it how you want it, add fun hardware, and distress the final product with sandpaper on the edges to complete the vintage look.
- Accent Walls. Accent walls are the perfect way to make a statement in a room, break up the monotony of plain walls, and highlight specific features (such as a fireplace or piece of art). The best way to create an accent wall is through the addition of faux wall panels, either stone, brick, or wood. Faux wall panels are DIY because they are lightweight, easy to apply with only a few standard tools, and can be done in hours.
- Wall Murals. Goodbye plain wall paint, and hello artsy wall murals! More and more people are opting to create fun, unique, and vibrant displays on the walls. Typically these are done in children’s bedrooms, but can really be done anywhere in the house. Select a theme, grab your paint, stencils, and adhesives, and go to town!
- Lighting. Believe it or not, people are starting to create their own lighting and chandeliers from typical items that can be found in the home, such as plastic spoons, paper, wood scraps, metal scraps, or even old bike parts! The list is literally endless. (Check out some unique DIY lighting here: http://www.boredpanda.com/creative-diy-lamp-chandelier-lighting-ideas/.)