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15 Easy DIY Decorating Projects for a Fresh Living Room Look


The living room is the central hub of any home, and keeping it up-to-date with the latest interior design trends can be costly. 

Luckily, many easy DIY decorating projects can refresh the look of your living room without breaking the bank. Here are fifteen simple ideas to get you started:

1. Wooden Plant Stand

Building a wooden plant stand indoors is an excellent way to add a natural and rustic feel to your living room. Customize it to fit the size and design of your plant, and elevate your greenery in a way that saves floor space.

oasis plant stands

Source: Oasis Wooden Plant Stand (Instagram @NookTheory)

2. Indoor Plant Hanger

Create a pop of greenery in your living room with a plant hanger indoors. With just a rope or twine, you can hang your plant from the ceiling or wall and add some life to your space.

macrame hanger plant

Source: 4-Pack Macrame Plant Hanger (Instagram @Nooktheory)

3. Gallery Wall

Add a personal touch to your living room by creating a gallery wall. Inexpensive and easy to customize, you can frame your favorite photos, art, or prints to create a focal point that reflects your unique style.

wall collage kit

Source: Wall Collage Kit (Instagram @Nooktheory)

4. Reupholster an Old Chair

Give new life to an old chair by reupholstering it with fresh fabric. You can also paint or stain the legs to match your living room’s decor.

old chair

Source: She Holds Dearly

5. Paint an Accent Wall

Add a pop of color to your living room with an accent wall. It’s an affordable and easy way to create a focal point that complements your decor.

accent wall

Source: My Domaine

6. Throw Pillows

Make your throw pillows by sewing fabric and stuffing, and add some color or texture to your living room with a unique touch.

throw pillow

Source: The Spruce

7. Painted Terracotta Pots

Personalize your plants by painting their terracotta pots with a design that fits your style. This affordable project is an excellent way to add personality to your living room decor.

painted terracotta pots

Source: Clever Poppy

8. Macrame Wall Hanging

Create a bohemian vibe in your living room with a DIY macrame wall hanging. It’s an inexpensive and easy way to add texture and depth to your walls.

macrame wall hanger

Source: Nook Theory’s Community (Instagram @ore.and.wool)

9. Lampshade

Upgrade your living room’s vibe with a boho twist! Spice up those lampshades with macrame covers or a fresh coat of paint. DIY on a budget and watch your space come alive with a brand-new aura.

macrame lampshade

Source: Aliexpress

10. Upcycle an Old Table

Revamp your old table with modern paint or stain and add a unique stenciled design for a striking focal point. Complete the transformation by using eye-catching plates as a centerpiece to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

old table

Source: Home-Dzine

11. Bookends

Create your bookends by painting or covering bricks or blocks of wood with fabric. This easy project is a great way to add a personal touch to your living room decor while keeping your books organized.


Source: Wikihow-Fun

12. Stencil a Wall

Add some interest to your living room walls by stenciling a design onto them. It’s a simple and easy project you can customize to fit your style.

stencil a wall

Source: Cutting Edge Stencils

13. Wall Art

Create your wall art by painting or drawing on canvas. This affordable project is a great way to add a personal touch to your living room.

wall art

Source: Pinterest 

14. Paint an Old Mirror Frame

Give new life to an old mirror by painting the frame a new color. It’s an easy and affordable way to update your living room decor.

paint an old mirror frame

Source: Lomography

15. Curtains

Create your own curtains by sewing fabric and hanging them from a rod. This affordable project is a great way to add some color or pattern to your living room while also adding privacy.


Source: Mood Fabrics

With these fifteen easy DIY decorating projects, you can give your living room a fresh new look without breaking the bank. Whether you’re an experienced DIYer or a beginner, there’s something on this list for everyone. 

Make your living room dreams a reality with Nook Theory! Choose your project and find all the materials you need in our shop. Transform your space today and discover a world of possibilities for your home. Shop now!

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