All you need is a little bit of creativity and a little bit of effort to do these DIY projects in your very grown-up apartment (if you want to make your home look more like a hotel, read how to design your home like a hotel).
#1 Paint and frame doormats to create a “wood” headboard.
Use 4 rubber doormats and paint them to create a “wood” headboard. Here are the specific instructions.
#2 Alternatively, you can nail together salvaged wood for a minimal headboard that has a warm feel.
You may need a little bit more gusto with this one, but click here anyway for the tutorial.
#3 You can also use an old door as a headboard!
It’s both cool and rustic! Here are the instructions.
#4 Create a dry erase calendar that matches your interior by hot gluing paint chips inside a poster frame.
To achieve a pretty background, use neutral fabric. Find out more here.
#5 Stick some gold leaf on canvas pillow covers to create statement pillows.
You can follow the tutorial here, but you might just want to paint an already made pillow cover instead of making your own using fabric glue.
#6 Use a 1×1 cubby as an elegant side table.
This side table can be beside your sofa or your bed. Just go through this tutorial.
#7 Rework ugly chairs and transform them with fabric and paint.
It may be a bit much, but it’s worth a try! You can make them them here.
#8 Cover a dated mirror with fabric that you like.
These are the steps to go about it. If you want to leave the mirror edges as is, just skip the wood veneer part.
#9 Situate an old suitcase on top of a TV table to create an elegant mini bar of sorts.
You can follow the steps here. Pretty cool, right?
#10 Buy some really thick and durable fabric and sew a slipcover for a bucket.
It can very easily be your an ottoman! Click here for more information.
#11 Stick copper tape around a circular mirror.
Although copper tape is typically used for electronic work, you can use it for your own interior design. Learn here how you can use it to add some oomph to an old mirror.
#12 Mount a shower curtain you really like on a wood frame.
You can find how to do it right here. The hardware store will typically cut the wood to your preferred size. All you need to do is to nail or staple them together. It will surely make a big statement!
#13 Transform an ugly planter using pretty rocks you might find.
Even if you don’t have a porch, you can make your surroundings interesting. Read on here.
#14 Create framed shadow shelves by gluing old picture frames to wooden boxes.
You can get pretty picture frames from discount stores or local flea markets. Go here to learn how to make them.
#15 Put a marble tile on top of a copper pipe frame to create a plant stand.
You can buy a marble tile in most hardware or flooring stores. You can also ask a hardware store to custom cut a copper pipe frame. Here is how to make it.