Any time we move into a new place, one of our very favourite parts of settling in is decorating. We get to choose new pieces, new aesthetics, and new spots to put things! Rather than just repeating the same decor items or buying new things in stores, however, we like to take moving as an opportunity to make some new things that are a little more custom to our space. Right now, we’re looking to finish off our new living room, which is why we’ve been scouring the Internet for awesome DIY living room decor pieces we think might suit well.
Are you feeling quite enamoured with the idea of making DIY living decor for your own home too? Check out these 15 ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. Floor to ceiling pallet wall paneling
If you’re going to put in the time and effort it takes to add some kind of decorative DIY element to your living room, would you rather create something that’s not only permanent but that will help establish the aesthetic a little more solidly, like a style anchor? In that case, we think you might get a real kick out of the way eHow used reclaimed wood to make this fully panelled wall behind their media unit!
2. Custom made and hand painted pallet wall art
Have we actually caught your attention quite well with this whole idea of making some kind of rustic looking decor feature out of reclaimed wood but you’re just not sure you’re quite up for the challenge of transforming an entire wall so heavily? Well, if you’ve ever liked painting, then we think maybe you’ll get along a little better with something like this large painted wood pallet sign outlined step by step on Katherine Wandell!
3. Homemade wooden sofa table
Just in case you love the idea of making yourself a nice wooden living room piece from scratch but you’d really prefer to move away from the realm of wall mounted ideas, here’s another design that’s awesome for woodworking enthusiasts, even if you’re a total beginner! Check out this tutorial from Jenna Sue Design Co. to see how they built this stained wood console table to fill the space behind their couch. It’s actually a lot simple to do than it looks!
4. Repurposed mirror coffee table
Maybe you are feeling quite enthusiastic indeed about this whole concept of building yourself some kind of farmhouse chic piece and you’re even interested in the wooden furniture idea we’ve introduced, but you’re also a slightly flashier person when it comes to style? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way In My Own Style made a wooden coffee table that features a mirrored top!