17 DIY Home Decor Tips

Being in the Design Industry for almost a Decade now, many of my friends and relatives asked me to share few ‘key-tips’ for DIY Home Decor. I often shared various ideas with them, but lately I thought that maybe I should develop a list of all the key points that contribute to a DIY Home Decor project.

Having a good experience in the field of Interior Design, I have come across various project typologies (ranging from single bedroom design to lakh of square feet institution projects) with vast range of budgets (from merely Rs. 1 Lakh to 25 Crores – check out my projects here). However, I believe that

it isn’t your budget which should define the quality or Style of Interior Design that you get, rather Interior Design is strongly connected with your (or your designer’s) CREATIVITY!!!

The following list of 17 DIY Home Decor Tips would highlight the key areas which are extremely critical while you are planning for project:

1) Decide your Color Theme

Pinterest is a great place to start when deciding on paint colors. Make a board for each room and start pinning rooms that catch your eye.  Once you have about 10 you’ll get a feel for what you are drawn to color and style wise. Check out these pics as a starting point…

2) Greet your guests with a nice Entrance Console

This is probably the first thing your guests will notice about your Interior Décor. Place a table or a console there and suspend an important chandelier to make an impression.

3) Shortlist your Art Pieces

They are used to create ‘Points of Interest’ in the entire Décor. They need not be very expensive, but the key point is their placement and lighting.

4) Play with Mirrors – as an Art Piece or to enhance the space volume

Mirrors can not only act like Art Pieces/Décor Elements, but they can contribute towards volumetric enhancement of your space as well. Observe these references…

5) Focus on your Bedroom Décor

Needless to say, but your bedroom is very important area of your house as this is very personal and should provide cozy ambience. Stylish bedroom furniture can allow your bedroom to express your night-time self. Choose from an endless range of wooden, metal or even leather bed frames.  Each of these can make your bedroom express a different side to your personality. Matching wardrobes and dressing tables can all add to your bedroom’s overall style. Check out detailed info here.

Modern Bedroom Designs

6) Choose your Coffee Table & Sofa Set – as they are a key element in your Interior Décor

Coffee tables can also be found in unusual materials, such as hand-crafted, colored steel or glass Coffee Table Aquariums. These can be very unique items of home furniture and they can really make a big change in the look of your house. Sofa Suites can come in many colors. Bright ones can really stand out, since most people choose comfort over design. If you can find a unique design as well as comfort then you will have everything.

7) Play with Textures

Texture is the thing that makes a room pop. It’s what brings a perfectly fine design up to enviable levels. Texture is particularly important if you’re working within a particular color palette where the shades are very similar. When a monochromatic or analogous color scheme, make sure you choose items that heavily contrast. When they come together, they will bring a sense of harmony to the space.

8) Creative Home Organizers

Efficient Home Organizers can not only save your time and energy but they actually contribute in having healthier environment at home. Check out detailed info here

Best Home Organizing Ideas

9) Get few accent Light Fixtures

They are effective tools for creating points of interest. Check out some cool examples …

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10) Use Trays, Decorative Bowls And Baskets

For a hint of glamour, try adding a glitzy gold tray to your coffee table, ottoman or side table. On top of the tray, place a pretty candle, a couple of books and a small bowl of colored stones. Little vistas such as this seem frivolous, but they are imperative to a layered, decorated aesthetic.

If you desire a more rustic approach, then try woven baskets in your home. Baskets are fabulous decorative tools that can hide a lot of clutter. Try to create these little niches throughout your home.

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11) Don’t always try to Match, rather MIX

Contrast, which is what’s achieved by mixing and matching will provide visual interest. We tend to gravitate towards spaces that give our eyes multiple elements to examine within a cohesive whole, so keep this goal in mind when shopping for the items that will eventually fill your interiors.

12) Area rugs are powerful décor elements

When you have several area rugs in a common space, the simplest approach is to use matching rugs. This separates the spaces but keeps the feeling harmonious. In this example, the areas serve the same function, so there’s no need to create a great distinction between them.

13) Your dining table can be a piece of Art

A brand new dining table can change the whole atmosphere of your dining room and be a major feature for your family and guests to enjoy. It is made from a variety of materials such as oak, pine, and glass. There are so many different types to choose from nowadays. Stylish dining chairs can also add to the dramatic effect of the dining table, especially high back or leather chairs.

Amazing Dining Room Design Reclaimed Wood Dining Table With Bench

14) Wall Decals – economical way to spice up the space

Wall stickers by are good to add décor to your regular wall. These easily removable wall stickers and wall decals come in great prices.

15) Creative Bookshelves

Despite the advent of e-books, many of us still value the tactile experience of flipping through a paper book. These creative bookshelves, then, are the perfect.

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16) Add warmth with Planters & Vases

Decorative planters and vases add that little extra something to your home decor. Bring the uplifting colors and freshness of the season into your home with any of these concepts…

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17) Terrace Garden

Renovate your apartment’s small balcony into a beautiful space using various styles shown in this awesome ‘how to decorate small balcony’ photo compilation! You will find many amazing images on ‘how to decorate small balcony’ that will motivate you to transform your balcony, terrace, patios and decks. Check out detailed info here

How to Decorate Small Balcony

Need some more help? Check this out…

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23 thoughts on “17 DIY Home Decor Tips

  1. Diana Reply

    Thanks for the home decor tips! We just moved into a new place, and we want to decorate it beautifully. We have been looking all over for information!

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  4. Manual F Reply

    The collection of reference images that you shared have helped put things to prospective in designing my new apartment that I moved into nearly a month ago. I did not know where to get started at first and had been struggling with it ever since. You have shared many insights here that have helped make matters a lot easier for me. Thanks for sharing

  5. Akshay Reply

    Your home decor tips are really very creative. It gives a complete new look to an old boring home. I loved your concept of playing with mirrors. And also your dining table art piece idea is awesome. Keep up the great work

    Regards Akshay

    • amitmurao Post authorReply

      Thank you so much Akshay. Your appreciation means a lot!!

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  8. Heinrich Reply

    Wow! your diy home decor ideas are too good. These tips will help any individual to decorate home decor. Keep sharing!!!

    • amitmurao Post authorReply

      Hi Heinrich,

      Thank you so much for the positive feedback!! I really hope that this blog brings some ‘value’ to your project 🙂

  9. Emma Clemantine Reply

    Hey, looking so stylish! Love with all your creations! I must appreciate you for all your design creations. You are a excellent designer! Thanks a lot for sharing.

    • amitmurao Post authorReply

      Hi Emma,

      Thank you so much for the appreciation!! I really hope that this blog brings some ‘value’ to your project!

  10. Birchi Reply

    Very Nice, Good Post on home decorative items specially craft sofa set are in huge demand as these are man made and solid wood structure. People really impressed how to make over bedroom. This post is simply executed to understand everything.Thanks for writing such a good Article writing on this Topic. Really impressed with your ways of article writing with this depth.Furniture specially carved wooden furniture is first need for an interior decoration and home decoration. For home decoration it is always in demand and people enjoy the items with style.

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  12. Wild West Living Reply

    Thank you for pointing out that painting the room a different color is one way to make a huge difference in the room without spending too much. And I’m planning on adding some photo frames or wall paintings in room to look more nicer.

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