Looking for cheap and easy ways to freshen up your home? These DIY room decor ideas will blow your mind!

by John Griffith

If you are thinking of giving your home a little make over, but don’t want to spend a ton of money, we have just the thing for you! In this article, you will find over 100 super quick and easy ideas for DIY room decor. Not only do they look absolutely amazing, but will save you lots of cash too! What are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

Add a tropical touch to your home with these cool, spray painted plastic leaves

diy room decor, several plastic palm leaves, spray painted in neon pink, yellow and blue, and placed in a yellow and white vase

Our first tutorial is creative, fun, and will bring a splash of color to your room!

stool made from light wood, decorated with a mandala, painted in rainbow colors, diy room decor

DIY room decor – hand-painted mandala stool

You will need:

  • light-colored wooden stool
  • A pair of compasses
  • A pencil
  • A selection of acrylic paints
  • A medium acrylic paint brush
  • A white waterproof marker


First, wipe the surface of the stool with a damp cloth, ensuring that there are no stains, grease, or specs of dust. Then, draw several circles on top of the chair, using the compasses. We opted for 6, but you can add as many as you like. With a pencil, make a rough sketch of your mandala’s design on the stool. If you’re not sure how to get started, check out some of our DIY articles for inspiration and tips.

Once the design of your mandala has been finalized, start adding colors of your choice until the entire top surface of the tool is covered in paint. Then, leave it to dry overnight.

When the stool has dried completely, add details, using a white permanent marker. Leave aside for a few hours and then place in your favorite spot!

And to make things easier, here is a comprehensive step-by-step of the entire process:

Drawing the circles:

compasses placed on top of a round wooden stool, diy room decor, several circles drown on top of it, in plain pencil

Sketching the design and adding paint:

hand holding a paint brush, over a round wooden surface, featuring a pencil mandala sketch, diy room decor, with a small area colored in pink, orange and red

Finishing the painting process:

almost finished flower mandala painting, in rainbow colors, diy room decor, with many details, hand adding blue paint with a brush

Adding the finishing touches with a white marker:

flourishes drawn in white marker, decorating a flower mandala, in rainbow colors, painted on a round wooden stool, diy room decor, hand holding a marker

The final result:

completed flower mandala drawing, in rainbow colors, decorated with white hand-drawn ornaments, diy room decor, on a round wooden stool

A little piece of rainbow for your room!

desk in blue, near a round wooden stool, decorated with a rainbow-colored flower mandala, diy room decor, pencil holders and colorful stationary

How to transform your home with DIY:

Keep the summer in room all year round, with these adorable baskets, decorated like fruit! 

how to decorate a bedroom, slim woman dressed in teal trousers, and matching shirt, holding a large pink basket, decorated like a giant strawberry

Cute DIY baskets

What you will need:


Strawberry: Take the green felt and the scissors, and cut 4-5 tear drop leaf shapes. Using the glue gun, attach the shapes to the outer rim of the pastel pink basket. Next, cut out around 50 small, seed-shaped pieces of white felt. Stick them across the whole body of the basket, to make it look like a strawberry.

Pineapple: Using the scissors, cut out two shapes, resembling the crown of a pineapple, out of green felt – one smaller, and one slightly larger. Take the smaller one and stick it on the inside of the orange basket’s opening, near the rim. Try to stick the edges of the felt crown close to each other, so as to create a crease in the middle. Once done, attach the larger felt cutout behind the smaller one, using the glue gun.

Your fruit-inspired clothes baskets are ready! If you like, you can use baskets and felt in different colors, to create various types of fruit, such as watermelon, orange and more.

Easy, fast and very effective! 

glue gun being used to stick two mint green, felt leaf-shapes, to the rim of a large, pink clothes basket, decorated with white, seed-like shapes to resemble a strawberry, how to decorate a bedroom

Try to stick the edges of the smaller felt crown cutout close to each other, so as to create a crease in the middle:

mint green felt cutouts, resembling the crown of a pineapple, attached to the rim, of a pale yellow basket, how to decorate a bedroom, using handmade items

Your fruit-inspired clothes baskets are ready!

clothes baskets in three different shapes, decorated to look like fruit, how to decorate a bedroom, strawberry and pineapple, and a watermelon slice

More amazing DIY room decor ideas:

And now, we have a great suggestion for those of you who’d like to create some unique wall decorations!

3D paper artwork, consisting of many different palm leaves, in various shades of green, how to decorate a bedroom wall, in a white frame

DIY room decor ideas for the wall

What you’ll need:

  • Several sheets of card in different shades of green
  • A pencil
  • A pair of cissors
  • Glue
  • A pack of adhesive foam squares
  • Some white card
  • A photo frame


Draw the outlines of different palm leaves and branches on pieces of card in various shades of green. If you need some help, you can use a stencil. Carefully cut the shapes out with scissors, trying to be as precise as possible.

Take a piece of white card, making sure it is as big as the inside of the frame you are planning to use. Glue the darkest branch-shaped cutouts onto the white card, and then stick some palm leaf shapes on top of them, using adhesive foam squares, so as to create a 3D effect. Once done, frame the collage and hang it on your wall.

First, trace the palm leaf outlines:

drawing the outlines of a palm leaf, on a piece of green paper or card, using a pencil, how to decorate a bedroom, using paper art

Then, carefully cut them out:

scissors held by a pale hand, cutting along the lines of a palm leaf shape, drawn in pencil, on a piece of green card, held by another hand, how to decorate a bedroom, using arts and crafts

Use your imagination to create many different shapes!

several branch- and palm leaf-shaped cutouts, in different shades of green, how to decorate a bedroom, placed on a white surface

Glue the darker, branch-shaped cutouts first:

diy bedroom décor, for your walls, three dark green, branch-shaped paper cutouts, stuck on a white, square piece of paper,

Then, stick the leaf shapes, using small adhesive foam squares, to create a slight 3D effect:

creating a 3D paper collage, diy bedroom décor, sticking a palm leaf-shaped, green paper cutout, on top of a few branch-like paper shapes, using adhesive strips

Add more leaves:

three different palm leaf shapes, cut out from paper in different shades of green, and stuck on top of a white piece of paper, with dark green branch-like shapes, diy bedroom décor

This lovely artwork is not only a great DIY room decor piece, but can also be given as a gift to friends or family members!

ready 3D paper collage, featuring different kinds of palm leaves, diy bedroom décor, on top of a square, white piece of paper

And, since fall is almost here, how about some cute DIY room decor ideas with pumpkins? We simply love this cute and funny pineapple pumpkin ornament!

pumpkin painted in yellow, and decorated with light green, long paper cutouts, to make it look like a pineapple, diy bedroom décor, funny pink sunglasses

Cool pumpkins

What you’ll need:

  • A small oval pumpkin
  • A can of yellow spray paint
  • Some card in pale green
  • Multi-purpose glue
  • Optional – a pair of funky sunglasses


First, cover the entire surface of the pumpkin with yellow spray paint, and leave it to dry overnight. Next, cut some narrow leaf shapes in different sizes out of pale green card. Stick the longer ones around the pumpkin’s stem and repeat the process with the shorter ones, until you get the multilayered look, characteristic for pineapple crowns. As a final touch, you can add a pair of colorful sunglasses on your pumpkin pineapple.

You will only need 4 materials to create this lovely and fun DIY room decor (glue not pictured):

can of yellow spray paint, medium sized oval pumpkin, a sheet of light green paper or card, diy bedroom décor, the materials needed

Don’t forget to cut out leaves in different sizes!

eight light green paper cutouts, shaped like leaves in different sizes, diy bedroom décor, on a white surface

Spray-paint the pumpkin in yellow, let it dry, stick the longer leaves, and slightly curl their tips:

sticking four long, light green leaf-shaped cutouts, on top of an oval pumpkin, spray-painted in yellow, diy bedroom décor, make your own pineapple

Then, add the medium leaves:

how to decorate your room, close up high angle shot, of a pumpkin, spray-painted yellow, and decorated with light green, leaf-shaped paper cutouts on top

And, finally, stick the smallest ones:

nail polish in white, on a hand attaching a small, leaf-shaped green paper cutout, to the top of a yellow pumpkin, how to decorate your room, with diy crafts

Here is another fun, easy, and incredibly cute DIY room decor idea with pumpkins:

small orange pumpkins, hand-painted to look like three different donuts, on a peach-colored background, with white polka dots, how to decorate your room

If you would like your DIY room decor to be functional, as well as beautiful, this driftwood jewelry stand is just the thing for you!

hanging jewelry stands, made from three pieces of polished driftwood, how to decorate your room, gold colored hooks, and handles made of rope

DIY jewelry stand

What you will need:

  • 3-4 pieces of natural driftwood (preferably smoother, and lighter if possible)
  • A can of gold spray paint
  • Some hemp rope
  • A pack of cup hooks in gold
  • A mini drill


Select several pieces of driftwood, preferably in different sizes. Take the first piece and, using a mini drill, make holes near its ends. Cut a strip of hemp rope and slide it through both holes. Once the rope is on the other side, tie it in firm knots. This will be your jewelry stand’s handle. Next, drill five holes along the side of the driftwood, and attach five cup hooks.

Now, it’s time to get creative with that spray paint! If you like, you can cover the entire surface of the driftwood in gold, or use masking tape to create cool patterns. After the painting process, leave your jewelry stand to dry overnight, and then hang it in your room.  Repeat this process with the other pieces of driftwood until you get the desired number of jewelry stands.

First things first – choose the right driftwood for your project!

fair isle christmas themed socks, worn by two feet, standing on a black and white tiled floor, next to a pile of pale driftwood, how to decorate your room, using natural materials

You will need some hemp rope for the jewelry stand’s handle

ball of beige rope, with a white and blue label, saying natural polished hemp, held by a hand, how to decorate your room, and make jewelry stands

Cup hooks – preferably in gold

pack of gold-colored metal cup hooks, held by a hand, over a blakc and white tiled floor, how to decorate your room, hanging jewelry stands tutorial

Drill small holes for the handle

holes drilled near the ends, of four pieces of pale, dried and polished driftwood, how to decorate your room, seen in close up

Spray paint the entire piece of driftwood, or use masking tape to create patterns

room makeover, with a diy hanging jewelry stand tutorial, one short piece of driftwood, spray-painted in metallic gold, near three other pieces, partially wrapped with blue masking tape

Voila: a beautiful and functional DIY jewelry stand!

finished hanging jewelry stands, made from driftwood, with spray-painted metallic gold details, and gold cup hooks, holding bracelets and pendants, room makeover

Why not try making this gorgeous dip dye tassels chandelier?

two dark grey modern chairs, and a small metallic coffee table, near a DIY chandelier, decorated with handmade tassels, room makeover, in a few easy steps

DIY room decor – tassel chandalier

You will need:

  • A ball of white yarn
  • Liquid fabric dye in a color of your choice (we used black)
  • 3 wooden or metal hoops in different sizes (can be purchased from garden stores or florist shops)
  • A can of metallic gold spray paint (optional)
  • 3 pieces of steel chain
  • Scissors and a flat rectangular object to help you make the tassels


Step 1: Take a flat, rectangular object (we used a photo frame) and wrap the white yarn around it around 60 times:

yarn in white, wrapped around a picture frame, room makeover tutorial, one hand holding the end of the yarn, while another is cutting it off with scissors

Step 2: Cut a small piece of the same yarn and tie it like so:

picture frame with white yarn wrapped around it, room makeover tutorial, two hands tying a piece of the same yarn, across the wrapped yarn

Step 3: Cut the ends of the wrapped yarn free:

brown picture frame, with white details, and yarn wrapped around it, room makeover with a diy chandelier, hands with scissors, cutting the yarn free from the frame

Step 4: This is what your yarn should look like at this stage:

bunch of equally-sized yarn pieces, tied at the top, and held by two hands, room makeover idea, with a diy chandelier

Step 5: Now, tie another piece of yarn a little bit further down from the top, to complete your tassel:

tassel made from white yarn, tied by two hands, on a dark grey background, room makeover idea, using arts and crafts

Step 6: Repeat the process until you get enough tassels. Depending on the size of the hoops you are planning to use, you might need up to 100!

bedroom makeover, many DIY tassels, made from white yarn, and placed on a dark grey surface, handmade tassel chandelier tutorial

Step 7: Once you have completed your tassels, you can start the dip dye process. Pour some liquid fabric dye in a bowl, and carefully submurge half of each tassel into it:

latex glove on a hand, dipping a white yarn tassel, into a metal bowl, filled with black paint, bedroom makeover

Step 8: Leave aside until completely dry:

partially dyed handmade tassels, white with black tips, left to dry, bedroom makeover, with a tassel chandelier

Step 8 (optional): If you like, you can spray paint the wooden (metal) hoops in gold:

metal or wooden hoops, in three different sizes, spray painted with gold, bedroom makeover, hand holding a can of spray-paint

Step 9: Tie the tassels to the hoops, as close to each other as possible:

large hoop decorated with tassels, made from white yarn, and dip dyed in dark grey, bedroom makeover, how to make a tassel chandelier at home

Step 11:  Tie the three hoops loosely together using yarn, making sure that the smallest is on top, and the biggest – at the bottom. Then attach the four chain pieces to the uppermost hoop:

chain in gold color, being attached to three hoops, decorated with handmade tassels, bedroom makeover, chandelier with tassels, suspended on a chain

Step 12: Finally, hang the finished chandelier on the ceiling, and add a lightbulb:

cable attached to a lightbulb, held by a hand, next image shows two arms, holding a cable and a chain, bedroom makeover, create your own hanging lamp

Your chandelier is complete!

homemdade tassel chandelier, bedroom makeover, hanging from the ceiling of a white room, with two dark grey chairs, and a small metallic table

And for those of you who simply can’t get enough pumpkin crafts – here is another one!

dollar store crafts, papier mache pumpkin in beige, decorated with varous green plastic plants, and faux white roses

Pumpkin vase – perfect autumn decor

What you’ll need:

  • A Papier-mâché arts and crafts pumpkin
  • A florist sponge
  • Some thin metal wire
  • Assorted faux green plants and leaves
  • Faux white roses (or any flowers of your choice)
  • A box knife
  • A pair of scissors


Cut a hole on top of the Papier-mâché pumpkin, using a box knife:

extreme close up, of the top of a papier mache pumpkin, with a hole cut unto it, dollar store crafts

Take the florist sponge and place it on top of the hole:

rectangular mint green florist sponge, placed on top of a pale beige, papier mache pumpkin, dollar store crafts, for decorating your home

Shape the florist sponge with the box knife, so it fits in the hole on top of the pumpkin:

shaping a mint green florist sponge, and placing it inside a hole, cut on top of a beige, papier mache pumpkin, dollar store crafts, to try at home

Take a faux green plant, and wrap some thin metal wire around its stem:

plastic green plant, near some black metal wire, held by a pale hand, dollar store crafts, on an off-white fabric

A closer look at the process:

wire wrapped around the stalk, of a small green plastic plant, held by a pale hand, dollar store crafts, seen in extreme close up

Pin the wire-wrapped stalk of the faux plant on the florist sponge:

pinning the stalk of a green, plastic plant wrapped with wire, onto a mint green florist sponge, placed on top of a papier mache pumpkin, dollar store crafts fall tutorial

Repeat this process with other plastic plants:

papier mache pumpkin in beige, dollar store crafts, with a mint green florist sponge on top, decorated with plastic green plants

Add the faux roses:

diys for your room, papier mache pumpkin in light beige, with a florist sponge on top, decorated with faux roses, and green plants

Continue until the entire surface of the sponge is hidden by plastic plants. Isn’t it beautiful?

high angle view, of a beige papier mache pumpkin, decorated with faux roses in light cream, and various plastic plants, diys for your room

Cute DIY decor ideas

Our next tutorial is for those who would like to decorate their home with plants, but don’t want the hustle of watering them. Get ready for a quirky and fun project!

What you’ll need:

  • 2-3 sheets of green card
  • 2-3 sheets of brown card
  • A sheet of white paper
  • A pen (or pencil)
  • A pair of scissors
  • Some thin metal wire
  • A small ceramic house plant pot
  • A blue permanent marker


Using the pen, draw a few different leaf shapes on the sheet of white paper:

how to make diys for your room, a pair of scissors, with gold-colored handles, and a sheet of white paper, with several leaf outlines

Trace each leaf shape several times on a sheet of green card:

pieces of green card or paper, each covered in different leaf outlines, diys for your room, a single leaf shape, cut out from each piece

Carefully cut them out with the scissors:

preparing the materials, diys for your room, three piles of leaf-shaped paper cutouts, in different shades of green, next to a pair of scissors

Next, cut the brown card into multiple, even strips:

strips of brown paper, placed on a white surface, near a pair of scissors, diys for your room, utilizing colorful paper

Take the ceramic pot and, using the permanent blue marker, draw some patterns on it:

set of two ivory-colored, ceramic plant pots, with matching saucers, diys for your room, one decorated with a blue marker, the other left plain

Crumple the brown strips of paper and put them inside the pot – this will be the “soil” for your “plant”:

crincled strips of brown paper, stuffed inside three identical, ivory-colored ceramic plant pots, decorated with blue marker, diys for your room, on a white background

Then, cut several strips of wire and stick them into the pot. Shape them a little so they look like plant stalks:

diys to do at home, three identical small plant pots, decorated with blue marker, and stuffed with brown paper strips, with strands of wire

Finally, stick the leaf-shaped cutouts on the wire. Your new DIY room decor is ready!

faux potted plant for your desk, made with wire and paper cutouts, in different shades of green, diys to do at home

We have chosen something truly special for our last DIY room decor tutorial – a gorgeous framed artwork made of photos and pressed flowers

dorm wall décor, two arms holding a framed artwork, featuring three dried plants and a photo, pressed in glass

Framed pressed flowers

What you will need:

  • Pressed plants of your choice
  • Photos
  • Pliers
  • Masking tape
  • A frame


Take the glass out of the frame and, using the pliers, carefully arrange the pressed plants, and a photo of your choice, on top of it. Apply tiny strips of masking tape to keep everything in place. 

clear glass with a photo, and dried leaves placed on top, near some masking tape, tweezers and more dried plants, dorm wall décor

Once done, carefully place the glass back in the frame.

blonde woman in a cream lace top, placing a framed artwork, with dried plants and a photo, on a windowsill, dorm wall décor, for the new academic year

Try pressing different flowers for truly unique and beautiful results!

iris flower in blue and yellow, inside a garden with green, and pink flowers and plants, and a wooden fence

A charming collage, featuring a pressed flower, a fern leaf, and paper doily

pressed blue flower, and a green fern leaf, decorated with a paper doily, dorm wall décor, inside clear glass

Roses can be pressed too…

cherry red dried rose, on a stem with torns, and several leaves, placed on a piece of rice paper, dorm wall décor, with pressed flowers

…and transformed into lovely pieces of DIY room decor!

framed artwork hanging on a wall, featuring a pressed red rose, in clear glass, dorm wall décor, a poster overhead

And let’s not forget the little ones:

We all love swings!

diys to do at home, pale cream hammock swing, with black pattern, hanging from the ceiling of a room, with pale pink walls, and salmon pink paneling

crocheted donut ottoman chair, on a colorful striped pastel carpet, next image shows, a clear plastic swing, with oval shape, decorated with cushions

What do you think about his expanding foam mirror frame?

tall mirror with pale, pastel pink frame, made from expanding foam, inside a bright room, decorated with modern art, diys to do at home

multicolored frame made from expanding foam, containing a small mirror, diys to do at home, easy and effective

koala artwork in a frame, near a wooden table, with a vase, made from pale pink expanding foam, diys to do at home, containing dried decorative plants

Faux flower lamp shades – original and chic!

stuffed bunny toy, placed near two lamps, with handmade lampshades, diys to do at home, decorated with faux pink roses and daisies

wooden shelves tied with rope, diys to do at home, hanging from the ceiling, of a room with blue walls

lots of framed images, in different shapes and sizes, on a baby blue wall, near a white couch, living room or dorm wall décor, antique elements and pop art

We love these hanging planters!

indoor plants of different kinds, growing inside small pots, hanging from a rod, suspended from ropes, attached to the ceiling

four different indoor plants, in pots tied with rope, and suspended from a wooden rod, hanging from the ceiling

vintage sheet music pages, in sepia and cream and white, stuck on a wall, dorm wall décor, with shabby chic ornaments

A creative DIY photo board


glass jar containing blue wild flowers, placed on a table, near two vintage suitcases, decorated with decoupage

round mirrors with decorative frames, made from red plastic spoons, hung on the pale grey wall, of a dining room

DIY Room Decor – make boring chairs fun in just a few steps!

tutorial with three images, explaining how to upcycle plain, black office chairs, with spray paint, and a piece of fabric

fish drawn with white chalk, on a large blackboard, inside a room with a white floor, and wooden ceiling, teal metal chair, and a white wardrobe

using natural pieces of wood, to make creative coat hangers, three different examples, in white and dark brown

How cool is this industrial style DIY nightstand?

industrial style handmade nightstand, made from three large, grey concrete bricks, with a lamp, books and some flowers

terrarium for succulents, used lighbulb filled with water and pink flowers, dreamcatcher-like ornament with paste-colored feathers, DIY decorations for your room

origami birds in different colors, decorating a dried branch, suspended on a wall, red 3D effect heart-shaped paper cutouts, and other DIY ideas

Amazing origami butterfly DIY room decor!

step by step tutorial, for making origami butterflies, and images of ceiling decorations, with paper butterflies in different colors

rainbow effect wall decoration, featuring paper butterflies in dfferent colors, hung above a baby crib

christmas dining room decoration, white feathers and crystal ornaments, suspended from the ceiling, near seven lighbulbs

And here is a clever and fun idea for Christmas:

make your own chimney decoration for christmas, in four easy steps, carboard boxes covered with white paper, and decorated with brick-like paper shapes

tin cans decorated with red and white patterned paper, and transformed into candle holders, tutorial in six steps

teenager's room in white, black and teal, with many different photos, hanging on a rope, and attached with clothes pegs

Make your own donut chair

nine photos explaining how to make your own donut chair, using an inflatable ring, and red and pink yarn

ideas for different DIY room decorations, vases made from a used lightbulb, used bottles and a pitcher, a kitty flower planter

hundreds of colorful strips of paper, arranged like a rainbow, on a white wall, behind a TV, pale cream sofa nearby, handmade wall decoration

Transform old drawers into DIY room decor!

drawer made of wood, partially spray-painted in white, on a wooden stand, inside a messy workshop,

old teddy bear, baby shoes and other items, inside a used drawer, decorated with decoupage, and hung on a beige wall, near two black and white photos

childrens' room DIY decor, multicolored wallpaper with different patterns, small white table with matching chair, all legs covered in colorful used socks

John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.