Easy DIY projects to transform your home

Who doesn’t love a good DIY project?
It’s easy to transform your home in a budget-friendly way and improve your skills at the same time.

Most of my home is done by myself, even big things like renovating the kitchen or installing new flooring.
But those aren’t necessarily the “easy” DIY projects to transform your home, there are other, simpler, things you can do.

So, let’s have a look!

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Easy DIY projects to transform your home

Hi, I’m Nadine

Interior design expert, globetrotter and the creative mind behind this blog and NH.DESIGN.

I’m originally from Germany but have been living abroad for over 10 years, from Canada and the UK to Sweden.

So I ask myself the question what “home” means every day.
I have made it my mission to help as many people as possible to find their own answer to this.

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Paint an accent wall

Accent walls make a room look interesting and give it depth and painting is always an easy DIY way to transform your home. Just choose a colour that goes well with the rest of the room’s interior and go to town.

If you’re feeling very brave, you can even try yourself at a board and batten wall!

Also read my post about how to build your own board and batten wall.

A board and batten wall behind the TV creates depth.

Add depth with wooden slats, wallpaper or textured paint

These are easy, done-in-a-day DIY transformations that not only elevate your space but are also super budget-friendly.

You can buy wooden slats in any hardware store and attach them to the wall of your choice using a nail gun or glue. The space is instantly transformed and the wall adds warmth and depth to the area without overwhelming it.
If you want to know how to create your own DIY slat wall, I documented every step of my own DIY transformation. 

Wallpaper is a great way to transform your space.
It’s easy to apply, looks more expensive than it is and it instantly creates depth and a focal point in a room.

For this guest bedroom makeover I have used wallpaper to create a subtle statement behind the bed. The texture and pattern of the wallpaper is simple and inspired by Japanese Zen-gardens.

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money or time on transforming your home, this easy DIY project is a great option.
Textured paint, like this KABRIC one, is a done-in-a-day project and gives the wall a concrete effect with a linen-like texture. 

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Give your furniture new life

Buying new furniture is expensive and not the most sustainable option. If you can, try giving your old furniture new life instead.
Painting, staining, updating hardware like knobs and handles, or adding elements like cane webbing or decals is a great and easy DIY project.

This BESTA cabinet from IKEA used to be white with solid doors.
Now the glass doors show off the beautiful bar elements.
The legs are a NYBODA coffee table, also from IKEA, and together they are a beautiful bar storage solution.

Also read my post about how to paint IKEA furniture, and how to customize your IKEA kitchen, for a bespoke look.

From Bland to Bold - 5 easy ways to customize your IKEA furniture


From Bland to Bold

Transform your IKEA furniture into one-of-a-kind pieces without breaking the bank, and add your own personal touch to create a unique home you love.

    Create your own unique artwork

    The right art can make or break the look of a room. And it’s not always to find the right thing that goes with your interior but also shows off your personality.
    Luckily it’s pretty easy to make your own DIY artwork. 

    Get a canvas from the craft store and start painting.
    Or use some air-dry clay to make a beautiful bowl, sculpture or vase.
    And if you don’t feel like making something from scratch, find some things at the thrift store and upcycle them.

    With these DIY tips it’s easy to transform your home.

    Thanks for reading!
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    Take care, Nadine

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