We all wants our homes to look beautiful, but not all of us are willing to spend several thousand or even several hundred dollars to make them look so.

While decorating a home can be an expensive endeavor, the truth is it’s only expensive if you want it to be.

You’ll be glad to hear there are a large number of DIY decor projects that you can complete that are both dirt cheap and can actually enhance your home’s look (and value). We’re going to talk about five of these projects in this article.

Here are the top five DIY ideas you can use to improve your home’s decor:

DIY Idea #1 – Paint

Re-painting is easily something you should be able to do on your own, and furthermore a gallon of paint only costs around twenty dollars. This makes it one of the best do-it-yourself home improvement ideas that are out there.

A re-painting job can make your room look fresh and updated. Furthermore, if you use colors that you personally like, you’ll enjoy spending time in that room more as well. All you’ll need is the paint itself, some brushes, towels and cloths, painter’s tape, and the rollers.

DIY Idea #2 – Replace The Blinds and Curtains

A quick hack to really add personality to your home will be to replace the blinds, curtains, and shades.

You can choose colors that complement the painting job in the room, or you can select blinds that work well with your type of windows. For example, mini-blinds look the best on narrow windows, while vertical windows are a great addition to sliding window doors.

DIY Idea #3 – Install A Swing On The Front Porch

Here’s an idea to improve the look of your home’s outside: install either a hammock chair or a hanging swing of some kind on the front porch.

A hanging swing can make your home look more welcoming to others, not to mention that it gives you a place to relax and take a nap on a nice summer’s day.

DIY Idea #4 – Rearrange Your Furniture

This is perhaps the simplest home improvement idea of all time, and yet it can go a long way to making a room look nicer and less crowded.

The best way to arrange the furniture in your home will be to have a rug in the middle of the room with the front legs of your chairs and sofas over the edge of the rug. Chairs should be placed over the corners of the rug, while longer sofas should be placed over the sides.

DIY Idea #5 – Install A Floating Bookshelf On The Wall

A floating bookshelf creates the illusion that a stack of books are literally floating in mid-air by the wall. Each floating bookshelf can typically hold around fifteen pounds of weight and are easy to install.

You’ll just need to use the provided mounting hardware to attach the L-shaped shelf to the wall. You then place one book on the shelf with two hooks holding it in place, and can then stack more books over the first one to conceal the shelf from view.

Improving Your Home’s Decor

You don’t have to spend a fortune to enhance the look of your home. These simple DIY upgrades we have covered will go a very long way to making your house look even nicer than it is now.