12 Newest and Coolest DIY Home Decor Projects

With all the easy DIY projects floating around the blogosphere, it can be tough to find and follow the new trends and tutorials. The DIY world changes fast, as does the design world. We went out and tried to find some of the best, newest and coolest DIY home decor projects out there, and we found some trends worth noting. Scandinavian, Mid Century and Modern design continues to gain popularity and to be brought into an eclectic design style in many different homes. Gold, metallics and glam are still having a moment, which we think may turn into an hour… or two. (Basically, they are sticking around for awhile!)  And geometrics are ruling the stage because of how clean they look, yet really hold your interest. So check out these 12 newest and coolest DIY home decor projects to keep your house on trend and just plain pretty!



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First we have these clever DIY triangle shelves from ‘Instructables’.  These were made for less than $20 from one sheet of plywood. Don’t forget to click on “All Steps” to see the full tutorial of this DIY decor.

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Then we caught sight of these DIY triangle shelves at ‘I Spy DIY’ and fell in love with them. Not only do they rock, can you see this girls’ styling talent? Her DIY room decor is so cool, I want to copy that room! No tutorial but you could use the same techniques from the project above.

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From Cindy at ‘Cinsarah’, this DIY house numbers sign has a modern flair, but is rustic enough to go with almost any home style. Easy to follow tutorial for this DIY home decor idea!

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If your home decor is missing something and you want to add a little touch of glam, we love this DIY furry wood stool with gold legs! Another easy DIY project with a touch of Mid Century flavor, but with modern twist. From ‘A Beautiful Mess‘. Fast project with a staple gun and some spray paint.

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Add some luxe with this DIY marble table lamp from ‘The Every Girl’. You will need a drill and a masonry bit for this, but this is a very doable DIY home decor project with a very high end looking result!

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This DIY copper ladder was made by ‘Brittany Makes’ for ‘Popsugar’. It’s a taste of vintage, a smidgen of modern, and a whole bunch of divine design. Streamlined and minimal, but charming! Check out her tutorial!

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Ok, so another from this talented girl, ‘Brittany Makes’. Her style is bright and fresh, and this faux zebra rug DIY is easy, and clever, and when it’s finished, looks so glam. Notice how she uses these glam touches in a room that is not cluttered or brightly colored. She knows when to stop using a good thing to make it really work. Trying to figure out where I could put this rug!

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One of the top design trends on Pinterest in 2016 is geometric tile. Can’t afford to re-tile? No problem, ‘Little Green Notebook’ has your back. This DIY geometric cube painted floor is even outdoors! This proves it… anywhere can be made amazing with a little courage and some DIY home decor.

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This Mid Century inspired plant stand definitely has “Dwell” style, and can be made with a drill and a hand saw! From ‘Ehow’, this tutorial has full instructions, photos and supply list.

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Jenni at ‘I Spy DIY’ has done it again with this tutorial for her DIY geometric headboard. Take some time while you are checking out this project to look around her site for more amazing DIY home decor ideas. Her design sense is spot on for today’s trends! Have a bit of a blog crush goin’ on!

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Have an ugly old metal file cabinet, or saw one at the thrift store? Wanna believe you can turn it into this modern statement piece? Well jump on over to ‘Curbly’ and let Jeran show you how it’s done! This piece is awesome people. Awe. Some. And that coral color? 🙂

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Make this custom credenza with overlays with this how-to from ‘Sarah M. Dorsey Designs’. This is such a before and after, and you have to go check out the commercial grade cabinet they used to make this! Gorgeous DIY decor piece!



Last we have this retro flip clock inspired desk calendar from ‘HomeDit’. The secret behind this project? Stickers! Easy DIY project for even a beginning DIY’er.

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We hope you got some great ideas for DIY Home Decor Projects! We think you will also love our posts on How to Reupholster Almost Anything and 10 Posh Pouf Projects!

Image Credits: A Beautiful Mess, I Spy DIY, Cinsarah, The Every Girl, Popsugar, Brittany Makes, Little Green Notebook, Ehow, Curbly, Sarah M. Dorsey

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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs: TheBudgetDecorator.com, OhMeOhMyBlog.com and TheGardenGlove.com.

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.


  1. Dominique
    January 6, 2021 / 11:33 am

    Love your website and blog! Is there a way for me to sign up for emails sent directly to me every time you post something?

    • Kathy Bates
      May 5, 2021 / 9:32 am

      We don’t have an email list right now, but hope to start it up again in the near future!

  2. Jada
    February 4, 2017 / 6:45 am

    Hey! I was just passing by your website and noticed that you could improve this site by just a teeny bit. It would’ve been easier for people just browsing your blog to find the different ideas you have by numbering them. For example, a title could be, “15 Extra Storage Spaces for Your Kitchen”, and then bold each subtitle like this, “1. Pull-Out Narrow Racks behind the Fridge”. It would be a small addition but a major improvement! Thanks for listening!

    • Kathy Woodard
      February 7, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      Thx for the input Jada!

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