DIY Room Decor

My family moved about two weeks ago and my room has been looking quite bare, so I decided to do some DIYs to add more of my style into my room. I tried to keep it simple, because with school and moving I haven’t had a lot of free time, but I still wanted everything to be really cute. For most of these I just used supplies I already had, but you should be able to find everything at a craft store or online. DIY Room Decor 4

Tape Headboard

All you need for this one is tape. I found some different designs on Pinterest and then took inspiration from those to create my own design. I used black masking tape, but washi tape will work just as well.

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Garland:

❤ Twine

❤ Yarn

❤ Small clothes pins

❤ Polaroids (you can print these if you don’t have a polaroid camera)fullsizeoutput_6901. I started off by making tassels. If you don’t know how to make them their are lots of tutorials on Youtube fullsizeoutput_6a1fullsizeoutput_6a22. Next cut your twine to the length you want and hang it up 

3. Tie the tassels to the twine, add your polaroids, and you done!fullsizeoutput_6a3

 

Cork-board:

Supplies:

❤ Paint

❤ Tape

❤ Thumb tacks or old stud earrings

❤ Chain or stringfullsizeoutput_6911. Tape off the section you want to paint with making tape.fullsizeoutput_6922. Paint and let dry completely.fullsizeoutput_6933. Cut the chain to the length you want and attach it using thumb tacks or stud earring(I lost a bunch during my last move): I don’t recommend hot gluing the chain on as it won’t stay as well.fullsizeoutput_69dfullsizeoutput_69e4. Hang up and pin whatever you want. Mine will end up covered in reminders.fullsizeoutput_6a6fullsizeoutput_6bd

 

Shelf bracket lamp:

These have been all over Pinterest for awhile and I have been wanting to get one for over a year now. I finally went to Ikea and got a shelf bracket, a light bulb that I thought was really cool, and a cord. I’m not sure if this is Really a DIY, but I wanted to include it.

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Choosing a paint color

fullsizeoutput_3eeMy family tends to move every 6 months to two years and were about to move. Usually I live in rented places, so I have to get permission to paint, honestly since were going to be there a short time I usually don’t bother. My parents decided to buy a house and I plan on painting my room as soon as I can and since I just turned 18 hopefully it will be my last move with them before I move out. Three places ago I painted one of my walls lavender and even though I LOVE COLOR, I decided to go more neutral with this room. I went to Home Depot and got tons of paint swatches of different shades of white fullsizeoutput_3ebWhen picking paint keep in my mind your needs, if you have kids consider paint that’s washable for hand prints and the occasional wall drawing. I’m painting my walls white and considering how clumsy I am does worry me, but maybe it’ll just make me more careful, hopefully.

As for my office I’m going with grey, because I will be working a lot in there and I know I’m bound to accidentally hit walls moving things and grey shows less wear and tear then white. fullsizeoutput_3ec

The last step before buying paint is getting a sample to test on your wall, because you don’t want to be stuck with a paint color you hate. Paint a sample on your wall and the next day look at it different times of the day, because the color will look slightly different in the morning then it does in the afternoon. Of course if you really end up hating the color you can repaint, that’s just a lot of extra time. Good luck! I hope you love whatever color you pick.

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Room Tour

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My family just moved which makes a grand total of fourteen moves. Every time I move I get to decorate a new space(one of the few good things about moving a lot). Since all my siblings have moved out my parents decided to down size; we moved into a small apartment that has a little more square footage then a tiny house. Most of the space is taken up by closet space, but I still really like it. Also love the wall color, I know its grey, but most apartments and town homes paint the walls this sandy color. I like the sandy color, but its nice to have a change. For this room I decided to use bright colors as accents so they don’t feel overwhelming, especially since its a smaller space, and made the primary colors neutral. Even though I am terrible with them every time we move I buy a plant and attempt to keep it alive, they usually only lasts three months, I guess my sister got the green thumb. I also probably have way to many pillows, but their so cute!

 

My dogs being adorable<3

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How to display your wardrobe

Recently I’ve been turning my closet into an office, which I actually really love, but I then needed a place to put my clothes. All the really cute wardrobes that I wanted cost about $300, which is out of my price range, also I came across the idea of displaying your wardrobe and immediately started thinking of ideas. These are a few of my ideas, my wardrobe is quite small so it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it might be to find a place for everything, except shoes, probably have a few to many of those.

The first is actually a DIY for jewelry. I took a piece of wood(you can use a strait piece of wood like I did or you can use a letter, circle, arrow, whatever you want), and then I hot glued old doorknobs onto it, and hung some necklaces and a bracelet.

 

For this one all you need is some sort of string, a pice of wood and two nails. Tie the string to the wood, put two nails at the top of your wall, and tie the string at the top to whatever length you want it to be. After that you can put any accessories you want or you can hang it from your ceiling and use it to hang clothes.

 

If you have shelves, putting your clothes and accessories on them is super simple, but still really cute.

The last one is purchasing a wardrobe that you can see into, weather it doesn’t have doors is a dress rack or is made from something like wire that you can see into. I purchased this wardrobe from Ikea on sale for $50.

 

DIY Calendar

 

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I am an extremely unorganized person, who often either forgets to do things, or procrastinate’s to the last minute to get what I need done. To hopefully help me get more organized I decided to make a calendar.

To make it I took an old bulletin board (a piece of wood, a picture frame, or poster board would also work), copper paint to paint the boarder, chalkboard paper, masking tape, frames from the dollar store, dry erase makers, and small clothes pens. Of course you can do your own take on it and use whatever you want.

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To start I painted the rim of my bulletin board copper, also since my board was very loved and no longer looks great, I used the back of it. After that I planned out where I wanted everything to go and layed it out.

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Next I put the chalkboard paper on and made a grid with masking tape. I used short nails to hang my frames onto the board and hot glue to hang the small clothes pens. It’s extremely customizable, which is actually one of my favorite things about it.

Cheap and cute DIY room decor

I move about every two years, sometimes more and a lot of people I know who do the same just leave their rooms plain or just tape a few pictures to the wall because it’s easier then having to decorate every time they move. I love decorating though and my room tends to be a place I feel comfortable, but it can be expensive to decorate a whole room. Through  decorating a lot on a budget I’ve come across and made up some really cute DIYs.
The first one is a DIY canopy for your bed. All you need for this is hot glue or a needle and thread, white fabric(I used muslin because it tends to be on the cheaper side), a hula hoop, whatever strong you like and something to hang it to your ceiling with(like I said before I move a lot lot so I actually used a command hook). Since my hula was blu and silver before I did anything I put masking tape around it so it would be light brown, but if you like the color of your hula hoop this isn’t necessary.  to make the canopy all you do is measure the amount of fabric you need, cut it, tie four pieces of string to the hula hoop so you can hang it up once your done. Once you’ve done that hot glue or sew the fabric around the hula hoop, hang it up, and you have a canopy.


The second one is probably the cheapest, all you need is paper, scissors, and time. I traced three pictures of a paper butterfly’s I found online and then traced them onto paper until I thought I had enough. I then put on a show and began cutting out all the butterfly’s, once finished I folded them twice at middle so they would look like they were flying when I put them on the wall. After tracing, cutting, and folding the paper butterfly’s I put masking tape on the back and put them on my wall. I was really happy with how they turned out. Quick note: I used scrapbook paper because it is thicker, but printer paper should work.

 

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The third DIY is a 3D picture. You will need a picture frame, paper, a black pen or marker, and flowers of your choice. The first step is just to draw your picture, I drew an anime style face because I knew I wanted to do a flower crown, you can do the same , or you can do a field of flowers, a base of flowers, or your own design. I’m not the best artist so I did mine in pencil first and then went over it with a sharpie pen. Once you have your design drawn glue on your flowers with hot glue and your done.

 

 

Using materials you already have to create something can be really cute and also save a lot of money. I already had everything I used, but if you need to purchase any of the items you can still find them very cheap. Most of the items you can get at the dollar store if you live in America, the only things you can’t purchase are the white fabric, masking tape, and the hot glue gun. Of corse not all dollar stores carry the same items, but the items are also sold online for fairly decent price.

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