Take a look at these 21 thrifty decor ideas for your decorating inspiration on a budget. These ideas are sure to inspire you to create something fun for your home.
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Don’t you love being able to DIY home decor for less?
I do too.
That is why I have loved being a part of the Thrifty Thursday- Less Is More collaboration with other talented DIY bloggers. It has allowed me to provide you with extra fun ideas to DIY for less.
There were so many good ideas! But that can make it a little tough to find them again.
So I thought I would do a round up of some of my favorites as we close out this year. Hopefully they will inspire you to try out a new DIY as the new year approaches.
21 Thrifty Decor Ideas to DIY
Favorite DIY Baskets & Caddy
I would have never thought of painting a basket if it wasn’t for this tutorial from Windmill & Protea. Take a look at this ombre painted basket tutorial for a refresh.
2 – Wooden Caddy
Wooden Caddies have to be one of my new favorite decor pieces because they are so versatile. Take a look at this wooden caddy face lift from Practical Whimsy Designs and check out all of the ideas on ways you can use this piece.
3 – DIY Rope Basket
If you don’t have a rope basket to paint, you can make your own. Use this simple tutorial from Windmill & Protea to make an affordable DIY rope basket you can be proud of.
Favorite Vase Makeovers
1 – Restoration Hardware Stone Vase
If you want to recreate this stone vase look, check out this tutorial from The Lived-In Look. You can create such unique character and personality with this technique and it is not as expensive as it looks.
2 – Ceramic Bronze Painted Vase
It is not hard to update an outdated ceramic vase. A little spray paint goes a long way. You can actually make your ceramic look like oil rubbed bronze with this technique from Practical Whimsy Designs.
Favorite Lamp Makeovers
1 – Night Light
I love this idea for re-purposing those old glass domes from your outdated light fixture. Check out this tutorial from The Inspired Decorator for a unique way to add a little light to your room at night.
2 – Hobnail Lamp
Check out this fun way to update an old lamp. Give your lamp a fun faux hobnail with this tutorial from Windmill & Protea.
Favorite Table Top Decor
1 – Chippy Candlesticks
I love these upcycled candlesticks. They give the perfect rustic chic vibe to your decor. Check out the tutorial by One Thousand Oaks.
2 – Leather Coasters
You can upcycle leather clothing into these cute coasters. Check out the tutorial by Bloom in the Black.
Favorite Painted Furniture DIYs
Paint can do wonders for old, beat up furniture. Take a look at this coffee table makeover from A Well Purposed Woman and get inspired to makeover some furniture of your own.
2 – Painted Dresser
Ever wonder how to get that perfect finish on your painted furniture without using a paint sprayer? Check out this tutorial by Practical Whimsy Designs on how to paint furniture without brush marks.
Give your furniture an intricate face lift with paint. Learn how to create a faux inlay look from this tutorial by Windmill & Protea.
Favorite Spring Decor Ideas
The dollar store is one of my favorite places to get supplies for my decor. Check out this fun idea from The Lived-In Look if you need a little Easter inspiration this Spring.
2 – Spring Wreath
This beautiful spring wreath is a simple and elegant addition to your spring decor. Check out the tutorial at A Well Purposed Woman.
Once again I am highlighting another dollar store decoration. You can make elegant decorations for not a lot of money. Check out the tutorial at Practical Whimsy Designs.
Favorite Summer Decor Ideas
Who would have thought of putting baking soda on a planter to add texture? Yet it creates a beautiful and fun piece of decor. Check out this easy tutorial from The Inspired Decorator.
2 – Painted Gnome
My other favorite summer decor idea comes from the Inspired Decorator as well. This tutorial doesn’t just apply to these cute gnomes. You can use it to give any of your outdoor garden decorations a face lift.
Favorite Fall Decor Ideas
I love this dollar store pumpkin makeover by Practical Whimsy Designs. Once again, spray paint transforms these ordinary pumpkins into elegant Fall decor.
2 – Corn Husk Wreath
Need a neutral, yet elegant fall wreath idea? Try your hand at this corn husk wreath from One Thousand Oaks.
Favorite Christmas Ideas
I love this wooden Christmas tree made from wood scraps by Windmill & Protea. It is such an elegant piece made from wood that would normally get thrown in the garbage.
2 – Christmas Sign
Turn an outdated and rusty sign into something modern and beautiful with this tutorial from The Inspired Decorator.
I hope these thrifty decor ideas will help you come up with a fun DIY project to make for your home. If you are interested in more Thrifty Thursday, Less is More projects browse all of the projects I created here. At the bottom of each post are more ideas from the other Thrifty Thursday collaborators.
Let me know in the comments below what your favorite projects were and what types of tutorials are the most helpful.
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