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DIY Home Decorating Ideas


The start of a New Year is in many respects the perfect time to look for new and exciting DIY home decorating ideas. After the decadence and expense of the holidays, many homeowners will no doubt be looking to make a fresh start to the year. Elegant decor doesn’t have to break the bank. Consider adding a unique DIY design to your home. Not only will these great design projects keep the family busy during the cold winter months, but they will also help to keep expenses to a minimum.

For Beginners

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Keep the Kids Happy Many kids will find it difficult to revert back to every day life after the excitement of the Christmas season. Find some fun and practical DIY home decorating projects that they can benefit from – it’s a fantastic way to keep the January blues at bay. If your home prides itself on the use of vibrant colors throughout, or if you’re simply looking to add a bit more, try an easy DIY and build a display using colored pencils. Find the video tutorial from YouTuber Polymer Artist here.

For Intermediate DIYers

A Focus for the Dry Season A lot of adults like to take a break following the festivities of Christmas and New Year. That’s no reason for not producing a decorative wine rack to store your favorite spirits. Whether it’s a more conventional self-assembly kit, an elaborate welded metal structure, or a rustic-looking wooden rack for that feel of the old country, building a wine rack is a great DIY project. Click here for the instructions from the Knoxville Holts. Whether it’s a more conventional self-assembly kit, an more elaborate welded metal structure, or a rustic-looking wooden rack for that feel of the old wine country, building a wine rack with a little help from the Anglia Tool Centre is a great way to see out the first weeks of the new year.

For the Pros

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Image courtesy of NOTlabs

This original project will brighten up any room. Of course, it depends whether or not your art is for every day use as well as decoration, so the playroom might be a safe bet. Upgrade your favorite room with a cool feature by customizing a ceiling fan with scrapbook paper or utilize skateboard decks as fan blades. Get the How-To Guide from Modge Podge Rocks! here for paper fans, and NOTlabs tutorial here for the skateboard look.

Share your DIY decor ideas in the comments!

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  • George Keegan
    January 26, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I absolutely love the skateboard ceiling fan idea! Can’t wait too get started on my own…might need some assistance though! 🙂

    • Dina - Pfister Social Team
      January 30, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Send us photos if you do it George! Maybe you can get a neighbor or friend to help and make 2.

  • Jacob Hurwith
    February 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Great stuff Tom!

  • Rico
    February 14, 2014 at 7:30 am

    You can design your home in many different and unique ways. You can use small LED lights to decorate your bedroom,use flower vases and many more. Above described ideas are also brilliant and looks unique.

    • Dina - Pfister Social Team
      February 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

      Those are great ideas Rico! Do you have LED lights decorating your home?