What if you could have decor in your home that’s unique and no one else possess? You don’t have to be able to afford to buy designer or artisan piece to achieve this. All you need to do is make it yourself. You might think that you don’t have any skills or won’t be able to DIY home decor that is worthy of putting on display; but it’s often easier than you think. It won’t always cost you less compared to buying something, but it can definitely be an improvement on anything mass-produced.
Here are some ideas that you could do if you want to make your own DIY home decor.
KNIT + SEW TEXTILES
Textile arts can be easy to get into, and it doesn’t take much to start making things that are recognizable. Knitting is one of the cheapest options to get started with, requiring only a pair of needles. Or you can try crochet, which uses a crochet hook. Sewing is another option, whether you want to sew things together or perhaps do some embroidery. Sewing machines are easy to get hold of for not much money, but sewing by hand is an option too. You could make everything from blankets and rugs to cushions and wall-hangings.
Painting is a skill that many people feel isn’t in their wheelhouse. You might think that you have to be painting for years to create something that looks good. But the truth is that you really don’t need to be very experienced to paint something worthy of putting on display. All you need is some art supplies, some creativity, and a bit of knowledge about technique. You can find plenty of instructional videos online to help you get started. Or you could attend an art class if you really want to get some in-person instruction.
If you’d like to do something that involves a bit more cutting and sticking together, carpentry could be for you. It’s a good option if you want to make something practical but also beautiful. You can use carpentry skills to make everything from furniture to decorative items. There are some things you can make without really needing to own any fancy tools. However, at some point, you might have to go beyond simple hand tools if you want to continue making things. You might be able to find a studio or workshop you can use if you’re not ready to buy.
Not so keen on making something from scratch? Another option could be to upcycle something instead. Upcycling allows you to take something that already has bones but make what you want of it. It could be as simple as taking a wooden cabinet, painting it, and replacing the handles. There are all sorts of ways you can upcycle things that you might otherwise throw away or get rid of. Or you can buy something purely for the purpose of upcycling it (or get it for free).
As you can seem you don’t have to buy mass-produced home decor to make a statement. Try your hand at DIY home decor and create something unique.