No matter what the size of your living room, you can create a cozy and warm atmosphere by using a few simple DIY technics. Several designs can be construed from the simplest items; such as belts. Newer wood furniture can be converted into classic antiques with varnish and lacquer. Bright, but soft paint tones give a homely feel. Contrasting light paint with darker carpet dissipates any monotony.
Frames with family portraits and memories leave you the cherished feeling that you are not just at a house-but at home. Shelves filled with books dampen echoes and give an impression of well-read and cultured dwellers. Matching elements of contrast with harmony give the atmosphere to the place where you spend most of your time.
Idea 1: Display Your Memories
The beautiful way to conserve your memories or pictures is to display those pictures in photo frames. Displaying pictures on the wall also works as beautiful wall décor. So you do not need any extra wall décor item to make the wall filled up.
Idea 2: Floating Shelves
Floating shelves require just a few pieces of plank and hinge to make. It is a nice storage place where you can keep both your necessary items and décor items. Since it hangs on the wall it does not consume any important space of your home rather it converts the wasted space into a well-utilized space.
Idea 3: Use Fabric
To bring a new and fresh look in an old item fabric works very well. It is cheap and you can also change it easily.
Idea 4: Crate Coffee Table
Instead of throwing away the crates, you can convert those crates into a beautiful coffee table. This DIY project is cheap which does not require more than $100.
Idea 5: Wood Plank Shelves
Wood plank shelve is not a new idea at all. Even in this modern time, people love to have wood plank shelve. The effectiveness and the beauty of wood plank shelves depend on the layout of the shelve.
The beautiful wood plank shelve shown in the image has a unique layout.
Idea 6: Play with Color
If the color of the wall matches the color of the furniture it looks best. There are 2 ways to match the colors – one is changing the color of the wall and the other is changing the color of the furniture. The latter is more difficult.
So, depending on the color of the furniture you can change the color of the wall.
Idea 7: Organize Your Books
A wide rack like the picture is very helpful to organize your books. When all the books are organized as shown in the picture you can easily find those books.
Idea 8: Fill Up the Wall with Pictures
To me, no wall décor is better than your beautiful memories. If you display your beautiful memories like the image shown below you do not have to open your photo album every time you want to see your loved ones or every time you want to reminisce your favorite moment.
Idea 9: Play with White
White adds brightness to your living room. To make your living room bright that can soothe your mind when you enter the house you can paint your living room with white color and add whitish furniture there.
Idea 10: Make a Combination of Black and White
The combination of black and white brings a royal flavor in your living room.
Idea 11: Hexagonal Shelves
If you are looking for unique wood shelves you can go for these beautiful hexagonal shelves.
Idea 12: Work with Colorful Papers
This vivid wall décor requires some colorful papers, glue and photo frame. You can hang this in your living room or in your kid’s room. This project can be a good DIY practicing project for your teenage son or daughter.
Idea 13: DIY Clock
To enhance the DIY skill of your kids you can help them to practice this DIY clock project.
Idea 14: DIY World Map
To decorate a large wall this DIY world map can be a good option. It covers a large portion of your wall and that is why you do not need to add more wall décor items to fill up the empty wall.
Idea 15: Turquoise Sofa Set
Keep turquoise sofa set in your room which is a vibrant piece of furniture. Then buy the other items matching with the color of the sofa set.
The atmosphere of your living room depends on its color, the design and color of other furniture, rack or shelves and the way you organize the items. Some people like to keep more space in their living room and some like to fill up most of the space. Now it is your choice how you want your living room to look like.