Last Updated Apr 12, 2018 · Written by Hannah Fester
Are you one of the millions of people who scroll through Pinterest every day looking for home decor inspiration? Or are you one of the millions of people who scroll through Pinterest every day looking for DIY home improvement jobs? Perhaps you are one of the millions of people who just want some fabulous interior ideas from Pinterest! Whichever pillar you may fall under, it’s safe to say you may be spending hours looking through Pinterest without really knowing which DIY jobs, home inspirations or decor ideas are the very best of the best. To make life a little easier, we’ve trolled Pinterest from top to tail to bring to you the best DIY home ideas for you to have a go at trying yourself at home! The world of Pinterest is one not short of an idea (or a million!), which can be a little overwhelming, so look no further than this article for your next DIY home idea! From space-saving ideas to DIY furniture to home decor, we have cultivated a list second to none. So, what are the best DIY home ideas from Pinterest?
This DIY project is ideal for the space-conscious dweller or someone who wants to make the most of those modest nooks in the home. Crevices and small corners are rarely used for anything because of their unique shape and constricted space. With the wonderful idea from Pinterest though, a bland, purposeless corner can be transformed into a unique, practical area that will shelve a range of knick-knacks, books or even family photos. Start by nailing two pieces of 1x1 into studs in the wall. Then cut out two pieces of wood that align with the shape of your wall so one piece can be fixed above the 1x1 and the other fixed below it. Secure these pieces to the 1x1 with nails, carefully. The front of the floating shelf will now be exposed, but this can be easily concealed with a board face. And then. wah-la, you have yourself a fabulous corner shelf! Repeat this as many times as you like for more shelves should you need them! See more on Pinterest
It’s becoming increasingly common for plants to be found inside the home. And it’s most certainly a trend we do not want to deny! But where do our new found plants live? This DIY project is for all those green-thumbed people out there who want to display their greenery with pride! A plant stand made with love is the best and only way your plants should be showcased in your home. You’ll need a few more tools for this project, but the end result will be well worth it. A ceramic pot, wood dowels, pin board, dowel pins, saw, drill, chisel, sandpaper, wood glue and the wood stain will need to be purchased before you get going. Once you’ve bought these, you can start your project!
Check out the full Pinterest article for a step by step guide on how to assemble your brand new plant stand.
If you need a little more light in your life, this DIY fairy light headboard is for you. It’s simple to put together, inexpensive to make and is ideal for your bedroom or the kid’s room! All you need is a curtain rod, a packet of fairy lights, small clear command hooks, and sheer white curtains. Start by fixing the curtain rod to the top of your wall ensuring it aligns centrally in relation to your bed. Then, stick the command hooks underneath covering the wall in an evenly spread out manner. This is where the fairy lights will be strung, so be sure to leave enough space between each hook so there is an even distribution of lighting. Hereafter, thread the sheer white curtains through the curtain rod to create an opaque covering over the lights. And for the final reveal, plug in the fairy lights and switch them on!
Have a look at how simple it is to create your new bedhead.
What better way to turn a colourless, simple door into something bright and rustic than with a freshly painted barn door! Quirky and unique doors are fabulous additions to any room of the home, so give your space charm and a more homely feel with just a few simple steps. You’ll need to buy a door from a local hardware store, as well as the mounting board and tracks. Once you’ve picked out the door you like and its accompaniments, it’s time to choose a colour! Go for a bold colour yet one that compliments the rest of the room. As for the door frame itself, fix the mounting board above the archway and assemble the track and spacers - this is what the door will slide along. Once your door is dry from paint, attach the hang rollers to your door and then your door to the track!
See how easy it is to get a new sliding barn door in your room.
This DIY project may take more than just a Saturday morning to complete, but regardless of the time it takes to make, it’s one grand idea that shouldn’t be overlooked. I mean, who wouldn’t want to have a cozy dedicated breakfast area in their home? We would! You will need some 2x4 wood, plywood, nails and a hammer, paint, a paint roller, silicone, foam, material, and staples. But before you get started you should take a look around your home to decide where you could neatly fit in a breakfast nook! Once you have picked a spot, you can then purchase the materials and follow this easy guide to make your breakfast nook dream come to life!
Art should always be adored in the home, and what better piece to admire than a work of art made by yourself! There are many types of DIY art you can try for yourself, depending on your style and taste, but one DIY art that we are fond of is super easy to make yet looks effective and unique: confetti art! All you need is a canvas to the size of your liking, different coloured and textured cardboard, a hexagonal paper punch and glue. Start by punching out hexagonal shaped pieces of cardboard from the varied supply you purchased. Then, begin to tessellate the pieces on the canvas, ensuring they are evenly spread. Once you are happy with the layout, glue the back of each piece and start fixing them to the canvas. Leave your new artwork to dry to ensure each piece is stuck to the cardboard, and once dry it is ready to hang! Simple! Read more about confetti art here.