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8 Simple DIY Design Ideas to Transform Your Space

I am so excited to share my favorite eight simple DIY design ideas that can completely transform your space. These tips are simple, affordable, and will instantly refresh your home.

Let’s face it, completely redecorating our homes every time we feel inspired just isn’t practical. A full renovation or redecoration can be an expensive, overwhelming process. But fear not! In today’s post, I’m sharing eight easy and affordable DIY ways to change the look and feel of your space in a snap.

1. Upgrade Your Throw Pillows

Throw pillows can instantly take a room from bland and boring to bright and cheerful. They’re my absolute favorite way to introduce color and pattern into a room.

You can mix and match patterns, color combinations, and textures for a completely personalized look. And because throw pillows are affordable and easy to change, you can switch them out seasonally to reflect the mood and colors you want to embrace each season.

2. Add Wallpaper or a Mural

Adding wallpaper or a beautiful wall mural can set the tone for an entire room and be the jumping-off point for a room’s color palette and decor.

I love an entire room bathed in sumptuous wallpaper, but if that’s outside of your DIY scope, you can add a beautiful wall mural. It’s a fairly easy and affordable DIY project and can completely transform a room in an instant.

3. Upgrade Your Lighting Fixtures

Upgrading your lighting fixtures can make a statement in your home. Layer your lighting levels: ceiling (recessed, chandeliers, pendants, and flush mounts), mid-level (sconces, picture lights, recessed lighting in bookshelves or cabinets), and low-level (table lamps, floor lamps, recessed pucks or tracks in flooring, toe kicks, baseboards, or ground level elements).

Using all three levels creates mood and atmosphere in your home. Decorative light fixtures inject a room with personality and interest, radiating welcoming warmth and setting the tone like nothing else.

4. Upgrade Your Cabinetry Hardware

Changing out hardware is an easy and affordable way to bring new life to older cabinets and make a space feel fresh and current in an instant.

Measure the spread of your existing holes for your drawer pulls and purchase new upgraded hardware with the same spread to avoid filling in holes and painting leftover spots.

5. Refresh Your Bedding

Beautiful, sumptuous bed linens are essential to feeling rejuvenated and rested every morning. Invest in luxuriously soft sheets, a beautiful coverlet, duvet, and pillows to create a bed that beckons you every night.

6. Add Window Treatments

Window treatments instantly soften a space and make it feel layered and inviting. They are a perfect way to add pattern, color, and texture to your space.

Options include drapery panels, textural woven shades, sheer curtains, or decorative treatments like cafe curtains, Roman shades, or valances.

7. Refresh Your Artwork

Artwork personalizes a home more than anything else. Choose artwork that evokes the feelings you want to experience in your home, whether it’s the subject matter, color combinations, scale, medium, or a combination of these elements.

8. Incorporate Fresh Flowers and Plants

Fresh flowers and plants boost your mood and add energy and vitality to your space. Arrange flowers or branches from your garden or a bouquet from the market.

The creative act of arranging flowers can be therapeutic and add beauty to your home.

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I hope you enjoyed these eight easy DIY Design Ideas for updating your space and feel inspired to treat your home and yourself to some creativity and beauty in the weeks to come. In the comments, let me know which tip you enjoyed the most and which you’re most excited to incorporate into your home.

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Thank you so much for reading. Remember, good design is for everyone. Create a home that inspires you, have fun transforming your spaces with these easy DIY tips, and fall in love with where you live, one room at a time.

XO, Ashley

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