Make Your House a Home: 4 DIY Projects That Are Easy and Affordable

Christy | 9:32 AM |

Even if you own the most luxurious house on the block, it won't feel like a home unless it's designed to convey your unique taste and personality. You don't need to empty your bank account, however, to express your personal flair. Use these design strategies for four DIY projects that are as affordable as they are easy to implement.

Create a Focal Point

Without a central focal point, a room can look chaotic and cluttered. The easiest way to create an attention-grabbing centerpiece is to take advantage of a room's architectural details. Structural features like windows naturally attract the eye. Change up the look of a window or fireplace to set the tone for the space. Simply by replacing a window and/or adding a unique window treatment, you can fashion a personal style statement that will define the room's style.

Unify the Look

Too many disparate elements in a room can make the space feel disjointed and disorganized. Create a feeling of flow and harmony by repeating shapes, materials and colors throughout the space. The most affordable way to achieve cohesion is with paint. Consider using a stencil to paint a pattern on the wall that mirrors a design in a rug, sofa or window treatment. For a subtle look, choose a color that's just a shade darker or lighter than the wall color.

Pay Attention to Details

It's easy to overlook seemingly small details that can have a significant effect on the way a room looks. The generic patio doors that typically come with a house, for example, do little to elevate a room's style. A new door installation is a relatively simple DIY project that can be completed in an afternoon. Choose a door that reflects your personal taste. New Canadian Comfort front entrance doors offer you an easy and affordable way to transform bland doors into a striking focal point.

Add Warmth and Comfort

Whether you prefer a sleek contemporary look or a traditional decorative style, every room benefits from components that add a feeling of welcoming warmth to the space. For a bedroom, an upholstered headboard is ideal. With foam core board, a hot glue gun and a craft knife, you can create a comfortable and attractive headboard in a snap. Use the same technique to add backrest comfort to a kitchen breakfast nook.
By creating distinctive focal points, using unifying elements and paying attention to eye-catching details, your DIY projects can help turn your house into a cohesive whole and create an environment that truly feels like home.

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