DIY Projects to Make Your Home Feel Cheery

I love all things bright and cheery. Let’s face it, surrounding ourselves with happy and colorful things is kinda infectious, isn’t it? It’s hard to be in a grumpy mood when your own home is practically yelling at you to pull it together and smile! So today’s post is dedicated to all things decorating that make us smile. Try these DIY projects to make your home feel cheery and bright!




Speaking of handmade pillows, from Laura Gummerman at ‘A Beautiful Mess‘, learn to make DIY outdoor pillows, to brighten up those outdoor rooms as well! She shows you three different ways in this tutorial…



Chelsea at ‘Making Home Base‘ shows us how she took this worn chest and made her mint painted nightstand from it! I LOVE this! Want a little more color? French blue? Bright coral?



Need something a little fun for your cheery home? Try this ping pong ball pendant light via ‘Poppytalk‘… Spray paint, happy smiles!



Our next project is an inspirational dining room from ‘Sanna and Sani‘. The bright color of the table, the mismatched colorful chairs, the handmade pillows and the pretty bright plates on the wall all cheer up this friendly room up!

DIY Projects for a Bright and Cheery Home


Make this colorful patchwork headboard from ‘BHG‘ with this easy tutorial. Foam squares and fabric! Use any colors or patterns you like… This will brighten up any bedroom space, don’t you think? You could do this for a girl’s room too.



Here is an easy and fast afternoon cheery home idea from ‘Young House Love‘… Paint the inside of your front door a great color!



Easy accessory? These DIY gold dipped plant pots from ‘PB Teen‘ will brighten up any tabletop, and make your home feel cheery and trendy!



Another fast idea from ‘Nalle’s House‘, using her DIY fabric drawer liners adds cheer to drawer interiors and brightens those spaces we don’t see. (Well, until we go to put away the laundry!)

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From ‘Lowes‘, make this colorful wooden floor mat from inexpensive pine boards. Easy to follow tutorial.



From ‘BHG‘, add a little square of chalkboard paint to a pretty colorful pot. Simple!



From ‘This Old House‘, paint the front risers of your stairs in random shades of the same hue for a color punch!



From ‘The Design Files‘, this colorful dining room is filled with bright and cheery inspiration! Click through to see other great ideas for adding color!



Lastly, from ‘McKenna Bleu‘, this is another home packed full of inspiration. Lot’s of great photos!


We found lots of easy way to make a bright & cheery home! Do you have a favorite? We think you will also love our posts on DIY Area Rugs or Creative DIY Front Door Mats! And if you really want to cheer up your home, try How to Make Homemade Bird Feeders over at TGG!


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Kathy Bates

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

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 Comment

  1. Michael
    March 20, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    Great idea on painting the inside of front door…now I just have to come up with a great color.

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