Easy ideas to bring your home to life

With so many home decorating blogs, DIY tutorials, and shops full of beautiful home goods, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the home decor options out there. It’s also easy to let fear get in your way when it comes to making your house a home. 

What if my place is too small? What if that won’t work with my old apartment? What if I can’t afford any of these things? So what do you do when you can’t seem to find affordable or accessible ways to bring beauty and life into your personal space? You DIY it! 

There are so many simple (and affordable!) ways to make your house as cosy as an afternoon spent in a log cabin . . . without the hassle or financial commitment usually associated with such an undertaking.

1. Decorate with plants

There’s a reason house plants are so popular among today’s homeowners – they’re incredibly easy to take care of, and they make a big difference when it comes to creating a more vibrant and relaxing atmosphere. Most plants are very forgiving when it comes to light and temperature, which means you can bring them with you as you move from place to place. This also gives you a chance to choose the plants that you like best and that works best with your existing decor. 

There are tons of options when it comes to house plants – you can find them at any nursery, online, or even at secondhand stores. You can go big with a giant fiddle-leaf fig or a sprawling jade plant – or go small with a string of hanging succulents. Remember that even a small potted plant can make a big difference when it comes to decorating and creating a healthier indoor environment.

2. Add colour and texture

If you’re looking to add a bit of colour and texture to your space, try bringing in some smaller decor pieces. From colourful pillows to accent rugs, smaller pieces can be an easy and affordable way to add colour and texture to your space. If you’re not sure where to start, try choosing pieces that are bold and bright. Not only are these colours great for bringing warmth and life to a space, but they can also be easily tied into your other decor items. 

If you’re not sure how to begin, try choosing from one of these colour palettes: – Blue and white – Orange and red – Purple and grey – Yellow and black – Green and white

3. Go big with art

Art is a wonderful way to bring colour and vibrancy to a space, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. You can head to your local art supply store or even a thrift store to pick up pieces that you love. If you’re looking for something a bit more simple, try repurposing an item you already have. An old, framed piece of fabric makes a great piece of wall art. You can even put it on an old piece of wood or a board to make it stand out even more. 

If you’re looking for something bigger and bolder, there are lots of options when it comes to repurposing materials. Turn an old door into a coffee table, frame old shirts or scarves for wall art, or even frame old photos.

4. Don’t be afraid of paint

Don’t let the word “painting” intimidate you. It might seem daunting, but when it comes to painting your space, it’s one of the easiest ways to add new life to your home. Of course, you should always be careful when you’re painting. It’s important to protect your health and safety when painting, so make sure you follow all the proper safety precautions. Once you’ve painted, you can choose to simply leave your space as-is, or you can look for other ways to bring in new life. 

If you choose to add pops of colour with paint, try choosing colours that are bold, bright, and cheerful. Try painting your walls a bright colour or using a bold and bright colour as an accent colour.

5. Get creative with storage

One of the most common issues people have with their home decor is that they don’t have any storage options. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are lots of ways you can get creative and add storage to your home without breaking the bank. If you’re looking for storage that can be seen, try making a DIY bookshelf with supplies you can easily find at your local hardware store.

If you’re looking for hidden storage, try making a DIY hidden bookshelf where you can store your books and other items in plain sight. If you’re tight on space and don’t have a lot of room for a bookshelf, a DIY hidden bookshelf is a great way to add extra storage to your home without sacrificing space.

6. Try out trendy lighting options

If your home is lacking a bit of light, it can make your decor feel a bit oppressive. Try out new lighting options that are both stylish and affordable. There are tons of lighting options you can choose from – from classic table lamps to modern task lighting. 

If you want to try out a more modern look, take a look at fixtures with minimalist designs, which are very easy to pair with almost any style. If you want a more classic look, try table lamps and wall sconces, which come in lots of different designs. 

Whatever lighting options you choose, be sure to look at the wattage. You want to make sure that you’re not overloading your circuit with too many lights. This can cause a fire hazard in your home.

7. Organise your kitchen with labels and stickers

If your kitchen is starting to look a bit cluttered, consider some easy kitchen organization hacks. If you have jars or containers that are getting a bit full and are difficult to close, you can easily take them apart and put them back together again with a bit of duct tape. 

You can also try out some simple DIY kitchen organization hacks. If you have a cluttered magnetic board, you can use a kitchen sponge to clean it up and make it look a bit more stylish. If you need extra counter space for your kitchen, try out some common household items like wooden spoons, bowls, and baking sheets. If you want to keep your kitchen more organised, consider putting some decorative stickers on your cupboards. You can even use your favourite quotes to add a bit of personality to your kitchen.

8. Try decorating with patterns and prints

If you love the look and feel of a pattern or print, but aren’t sure how to use it in your home, don’t worry. Start by choosing something that has a mix of soft and bold colours, or something that has a vintage or rustic look. You can then use this pattern to decorate pillows, rugs, curtains, or even a throw blanket. In the kitchen, try out a pattern on a tea towel, oven mitt, or coffee mug. You can even use a pattern to add a pop of colour to an otherwise neutral room by painting a wall with a bright pattern. The pattern is an easy way to add a bold touch to any room and make it feel like home.

9. Add a bench or stool – for seating and storage!

If you’re looking to add seating to your home, a bench or stool is a great idea. It adds a place to sit, and with the right storage underneath, you can keep your floor free of clutter. The great thing about benches and stools is that you can find them in almost any style or design you can think of – from modern and minimalist to rustic and charming. You can even find designs that fit your specific tastes and needs. 

For example, if you want a seating for two in your kitchen, but there’s not enough room for two chairs, a bench is a great solution. If you live in an apartment, a bench is also an excellent alternative to a standard chair. It’s a great way to add seating without taking up valuable floor space. If you don’t have enough space for chairs in your kitchen, an island bench or corner bench are great options.

10. Swap out your throw pillows

Throw pillows are one of the easiest home decor hacks that can turn a room from blah to fabulous. It’s also one of the least expensive ways to make a big impact in your home. Not only do they add some colour and pattern to your space but they also serve a functional purpose. If done correctly, they can make a couch look and feel more luxurious and comfortable. 

There are a few different ways you can go about changing up your throw pillows. You can go with the same colour scheme or go for a completely different look. You can also switch things up by season or even with the mood you’re trying to create in your home. You can do this with a few different colours or patterns and even textures. By changing up the look of your throw pillows, you’ll feel like you’ve made a huge change in your living space without spending any money on bigger renovations.

11. Install mouldings or risers

When you walk into a room, your eyes go straight to the ceiling. This is where mouldings and risers come into play. Mouldings can be put on the ceiling or the wall to give your home a more custom feel. They’re also a great place to add lights if you don’t have enough in your room. Risers are the little pieces that come off the floor and are the same height as the walls. You can install these around your room, especially in a rental to give it a more permanent feel and a more custom look.

12. Install track lighting and add lamps

Track lighting is a great way to add lights to a room without having to put in new lights. You can add these to your ceilings or even the walls to add a subtle and classy look to your home. 

Lamps aren’t just for the living room and bedside tables. They can be used anywhere in the house that you want a little extra light. Lamps can be moved around the house and placed anywhere you need a little extra light. Rocker lamps and table lamps are great for small areas like the kitchen or even the bathroom.

13. Use curtains instead of blinds or shades

Curtains can be used to cover the windows instead of blinds or shades. This is especially beneficial if you have a rental property. You can use heavier curtains to block out the light and the view of the outside world. You can also use curtains to add some colour and pattern to a room. You can add more than one shade of curtain to add more colour or pattern to the room.

14. Repurpose old furniture

Old furniture doesn’t have to be tossed out. You can repurpose it to make different items for the home. Bookcases, coffee tables, and TV stands can be built from old furniture. Also, you can repurpose old furniture into drawers or storage for your home. It’s a great way to add storage without having to buy new pieces. 

If you have extra tech in the living room, you can repurpose old furniture to hold it or even mount it to the wall as a charging station.

15. Turn a blind corner into a cosy reading nook

If you love reading, but don’t have the space for a big comfy couch, why not turn your little corner into a reading nook? Corner spaces are usually overlooked and not used to their full potential. 

You can easily turn your little corner space into a reading nook by adding a few things. You can add a comfy chair to sit in while you read. You can put up some shelves or bookcases to put all of your favourite books and reading materials. You can add some lighting to the space and even some plants to give it some added life. You can also add a little bit of extra decor and design to the space to give it a more personal feel.


Bottom line

The bottom line is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money or hire expensive designers to make your home feel like a home. All it takes is a bit of creativity, some time, and a willingness to get your hands a little bit dirty. 

Whether you choose to decorate with plants, paint the walls, or make a creative statement with light fixtures, there are lots of ways to bring your style and taste to your home without breaking the bank.