Friday, December 15, 2017

These DIY room decor ideas will bring life into the room you’re renting! After all, DIYers still need to find a way to get their craft on, right?

Simple DIY Room Decor Ideas For A Homey Apartment

Get your creativity on even if the space you call your room isn’t technically yours. These DIY room decor ideas are my secrets to crafting and decorating when renting. Trust me, you’ll have a Pinterest-worthy room after all these DIYs.

 

1. DIY Fun Cork Board

DIY Fun Cork Board | DIY Room Decor Ideas for Crafters (Who Are Also Renters)
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Hang your favorite photos and reminders on this fun and quirky cork board. Simply cut out a pineapple shape from your cork board, and draw different sizes of triangles. Then, grab a paintbrush and add a bit of green on top, and use a yellow color for some of the triangles.

2. Jewelry Holder

I love how you can use either wooden dowels or toilet paper rolls for this DIY jewelry holder. Using the latter definitely gives you a few plus points for upcycling, which in turn, helps save the Earth.

3. DIY Clothing Rack

DIY Clothing Rack | DIY Room Decor Ideas for Crafters (Who Are Also Renters)
image via A Beautiful Mess

If you’re planning on assembling and disassembling this clothing rack a lot, I suggest doing this project without using wood glue. Be careful not to overload the rack as well by only placing items you’re planning to wear for the week.

4. Mason Jar Makeup Brush Holders

Give your makeup brushes a new home by decorating a mason jar with gold spray paint and glitter. By the way, when spray painting, remember to do this outside. That way, you won’t make a mess in your room.

5. Watercolor Clock

Watercolor Clock | DIY Room Decor Ideas for Crafters (Who Are Also Renters)
image via Makers Society

Don’t forget to measure the clock hands for your watercolor clock. You’ll want the base of the clock to be larger than the hands. By the way, when painting, it’s always better to start with the lighter color.

6. Dreamcatcher

Remember to pull tight on the knot before moving to another section of the dreamcatcher. Doing so will ensure your dreamcatcher won’t sag and look poorly made.

7. Faux Cactus

Faux Cactus | DIY Room Decor Ideas for Crafters (Who Are Also Renters)
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Scared you won’t be able to keep a plant alive, but still want some greenery in your room? Make a faux cactus room accent. Start by choosing different sizes of rocks and paint on them using green and white paint. You can even come up with different shades of green by mixing the two colors.

8. Gem Mirror

Gem Mirror | DIY Room Decor Ideas for Crafters (Who Are Also Renters)
image via A Beautiful Mess

I’ve found thin lines to look the best for this gem mirror. If you want to follow the thickness of the contact paper placed on the mirror, measure out 1/8” on each side of the lines. Doing so will give you a thickness of 1/4”.

9. String Light Decor

String Light Decor | DIY Room Decor Ideas for Crafters (Who Are Also Renters)
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The beauty of string lights is they’re so easy to manipulate. If you place them in enclosed spaces such as paper cups, they’ll instantly turn into makeshift lanterns as well.

10. DIY Succulent Pot

DIY Succulent Pot | DIY Room Decor Ideas for Crafters (Who Are Also Renters)
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Don’t forget to use waterproof glue for your succulent pot. Doing so will ensure your craft withstands all the spills from when you water the plant.

11. Bubbly Lava Lamp

Bubbly Lava Lamp | DIY Room Decor Ideas for Crafters (Who Are Also Renters)
image via Juggling With Kids

You probably already have the main ingredients of the lava lamp in the kitchen or pantry. If you don’t, simply go to the nearest supermarket and grab some vegetable oil, water, and Alka-seltzer. While you’re there, don’t forget to grab food coloring too.

12. Fabric Covered Styrofoam Balls

Fabric Covered Styrofoam Balls | DIY Room Decor Ideas for Crafters (Who Are Also Renters)
image via DIY Projects

These fabric covered styrofoam balls look so intricate, but in reality, the fabric isn’t even sewn on. The secret lies in using a bunch of pins to secure the fabric pieces in place.

13. Fabric Quote Banner

Fabric Quote Banner | DIY Room Decor Ideas for Crafters (Who Are Also Renters)
image via Homemade Ginger

Don’t forget to cut the fabric bigger than what you’d like the banner to measure. Remember, you’ll still be sewing the edges to make the seams.

14. Gold Trimmed Vase

Gold Trimmed Vase | DIY Room Decor Ideas for Crafters (Who Are Also Renters)
image via DIY Projects

Flowers will look absolutely gorgeous in this luxe gold trimmed vase. The straight lines of paint are made by sticking on strips of tape on the glass, and spraying on the gold paint. Once the paint is dry, simply remove the tape.

15. Tape Picture Frames

Tape Picture Frames | DIY Room Decor Ideas for Crafters (Who Are Also Renters)
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Display your favorite photos even if your landlord says you can’t drill holes into the walls for picture frames. All you have to do is place strips of tape to outline your photos. That’s all it takes!

16. Decorative Pillows

Decorative Pillows | DIY Room Decor Ideas for Crafters (Who Are Also Renters)
image via DIY Projects

Make your pillows more unique by adding a bit of flair to them. Personally, I’m a sucker for pompom pillows because they look so cute! It’s hard to resist playing with the little pompoms on the sides as well.

17. Ikea Hack Floating Shelves

Ikea Hack Floating Shelves | DIY Room Decor Ideas for Crafters (Who Are Also Renters)
image via A Bubbly Life

Love Ikea, but wish there was something you could to make it more “you”? Grab some contact paper and DIY your favorite Ikea buy! You won’t even need much for this project.

18. String Orbs

String Orbs | DIY Room Decor Ideas for Crafters (Who Are Also Renters)
image via Her Campus

Hang these string orbs from the ceiling to give you something to look at while you’re lying in bed. Get creative by blowing up the balloons in different sizes for one of a kind orbs.

19. Dotted Wall

Dotted Wall | DIY Room Decor Ideas for Crafters (Who Are Also Renters)
image via Fellow Fellow

This is a great project for those who can’t get enough washi tape. If you’ve got a drawer of differently designed washi tape rolls, you may want to try this dotted wall for your room.

20. Storage Ottoman

Storage Ottoman | DIY Room Decor Ideas for Crafters (Who Are Also Renters)
image via Mon Makes Things

Need extra storage space? Make a storage ottoman to help you organize your things. Don’t forget to attach wheels on the bottom to prevent scratches on the floor.

21. Candle Holder

Candle Holder | DIY Room Decor Ideas for Crafters (Who Are Also Renters)
image via Make Zine

DIY a stained glass effect with your candle holders. Simply attach different sheets of colored paper to your glass using a coat of Mod Podge. You can even punch out designs on the paper to make it look more artistic.

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