Enjoy high style at a lower cost, with home décor hacks that can help you achieve a pin-worthy look for your home’s interior. There are times when bringing an investment piece into the home makes sense, or when it pays to spend the money on a well-planned renovation project. However, there are also times when you’re simply interested in trying out a new trend, or would like to add some short-term pizzazz to your home.
Here are a few of our favourite money-saving home décor projects. The next time you’re feeling “crafty” and you have a free weekend, why not give one of these projects a try?!
Create a Designer-Inspired Mirror
This DIY distressed mirror project discovered on hometalk can give you a interesting piece to feature in your foyer or over a mantle. Based on a Dissolved lace mirror found at Anthropologie for over $2,000, this DIY project requires a bit of time, but the result is a fairly satisfying.
Fake a Wood Feature Wall with Wallpaper
Source: Cottage in the Oaks
Do you love the look of a wood feature wall, but hate the thought of committing to the application? Good news, there are some seriously authentic-looking “wood” wallpapers out right now that can give you that rustic, reclaimed look at a fraction of the cost and commitment.
You can also use the wallpaper to test-drive the look, and then commit to the wood installation later on if you decide that you love it.
Try a Mid-Century Modern Ikea Hack
Hunting for that perfect mid-century modern credenza is often not a sport for the faint of heart, particularly in Canada, where pieces aren’t as plentiful as they are down south. Of course, when you do manage to locate one, it’s likely to cost you a quite a bit.
However, if you enjoy DIY and would like to add something mid-century modern-inspired, then you might want recreating this great-looking Ikea hack, which turns a white Kallax shelving unit into a credenza.
Turn a TV stand into an Upholstered Bench
Would you believe that this charming upholstered, gold bench was actually an Ikea TV stand? Search online for a while and you will see that there is virtually nothing that can’t be done with a piece of Ikea furniture. It can be updated and upgraded, turned upside down and sideways into just about anything you your décor-loving heart can image.
This bench conversion happens to be among our favourite Ikea hack. Probably because it doesn’t look like a hack. It simply looks like it was meant to be a bench.
It’s easier to enjoy stylish home décor than you might think. Sometimes, it just takes a little ingenuity, some time … and a little help from the internet!