16 Cheap DIY Décor Projects To Liven Up Your Home Décor

A lot of us feel like sprucing up our home from time to time. However, budget constraints tend to give us a reality check – but it doesn’t necessarily have to be this way.

With a little creative flair, you can pull off a number of do-it-yourself (DIY) home décor projects to spruce up your space, within a day or two.

Here, we have listed 16 of the most affordable DIY projects you can use to redecorate your home.


  • Hallway Signs


Create beautiful hallway signs using some old wood and stylish decorative brackets.

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  • Stenciled Wall Art


Who says wall art has to be expensive? Use stencils on some stained boards and simply hang the framed art pieces on a blank wall to add a splash of color.

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  • Reading Corner


Use a curved curtain rod and some old, but stylish curtains to create a reading corner in your very own room. You can get cheap curtain rods here.



  • Fluffy Chair


Make your office, or home office furniture more exciting by adding fluffy feather fur to the chair.

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  • Frame Shelves


Create vintage-looking frame shelves by adding wood around edges of old photo frames. Simply hook up the selves to the wall and display items such as pictures, miniature figurines etc.



  • Floating Shelf Table


Alternatively, you can also paint legs underneath a floating shelf to make it appear like an antique table.



  • Decoration Piece For Your Mantel


Visit a crafts store, buy some metal alphabetical signs and create a beautiful collage for your mantel.



  • Mirror Framed By Mosaic CDs


Stick chips of broken CDs to the edges of a mirror to make an attractive frame. To add further depth, use two or three different kinds of CDs to create a colorful mosaic.



  • Headboard For Your Curtains


Use a stylish rod headboard to hang curtains in your bedroom for a classy look. You can also check out these ideas to change the overall look of your room.



  • Customized Floating Shelves


Get some pieces of wood, paint them a color of your choice and add them to your walls on stylish brackets.



  • Personalized Canvas Wall


Take a blank canvas, and write your favorite quote or song lyrics on it. Hang it up on a wall in contrasting color to really make it stand out.



  • Feather Chandelier


Make an elegant chandelier using some hot glue gun, a lantern light, and some white feather fur. Use the fur to layer the lantern, so that it’s fully covered and ready to serve as a funky chandelier.



  • Moroccan Wall


Using a cardboard piece, you can redecorate an old wall to look like a Moroccan wall. You won’t even need to tear the old wallpaper down, as you can just paint over it.



  • Golden Pots


Add a luxurious look-and-feel to your home by spraying flower pots in a metallic gold color. Remember, adding golden hues to any room can immediately make it more fancy and elegant.



  • Floating Bookracks


You can use books to make a floating bookshelf – not only do they look cool and trendy, but they can be used to store odd bits and pieces in an artistic manner.



  • Chalkboard Wall


Place a chalkboard where you can easily doodle, and make notes – for example, these are ideal for a kitchen wall so you can make grocery lists. Also consider reviewing these kitchen redecoration ideas to improve the overall look.


With these budget-friendly DIY ideas, you can add a personalized touch to your home, without breaking the bank!

Is Your Barbecue Ready for Labor Day?

With Labor Day just around the corner, millions of Americans are prepping their barbecues and backyards for one last summer cookout. But there is nothing worse than hosting a bunch of hungry friends and finding out your barbecue isn’t working properly or even worse, just won’t start.

To help you avoid this disastrous problem, here are some of the most popular problems Fixya users have run into with their barbecues, as well as the solutions that helped them keep the festivities alive.

Fixya’s Most Common Barbecue Problems

  1. Barbecue Won’t Start: One of the most common problems we found was that many people simply could not get their barbecues to start. Here is how the Fixya community suggests you fix this common issue:
  2. Low Gas Flow: Barbecue not getting hot enough? Learn how one Fixya user was able to identify and fix his low gas flow problems:
  3. Replacement Parts: Sometimes the best fix is to just replace the broken part. One Fixya user was able to find where to buy replacement parts for his barbecue thanks to the helpful community:
  4. George Foreman Parts: And for those that want to barbecue but lack the outdoor space for a traditional setup, the George Foreman grill is always a handy substitute. This Fixya user needed help finding the replacement parts to get his indoor grill hot and ready for cooking:

You can find all the popular questions and answers for barbecues and grills here:

And of course if you cannot find your problem listed on Fixya, be sure to submit your question to have the community help you. The last thing we want is to have your party stuck only eating potato salad this Labor Day.

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Jun Seita.