Spice Up Your Home: 116 Tips and Ways for DIY Home Improvement

Has your home become dull and boring? Go ahead and spice up your home now! Do you prefer to move out yet your cards don’t look good yet? Or, preparing to transform your home for sale appealing as possible to prospective buyers?  Just for you, we compiled 116 DIY ways and inexpensive ideas to spice up your home.

Project Spice Up Your Home: Ways and DIY Tips

Fully-Designed Summer Yard Kitchen Complete Set after the Famiy Followed Some Steps to Spice Up Your Home

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Retouching your home and making some changes does not always mean spending much. Check out the reasons why you should improve your house. Consider these ideas, and decide which projects suits the best for you to spice up your home.

Look and Improve

  • 1First, paint trim and woodwork white to visually enlarge the architecture of your home.
  • 2Then, replace hardware with new pulls, knobs, and hinges.
  • 3Add color to a room or change the appearance of a room with blinds, valances, curtains or shades.
  • 4Mount curtain rods near the ceiling and add drapes that are floor-length to make a room look larger.
  • 5Replace boring finials on your curtain rods with more interesting pieces.
  • 6Use full-height draperies on a small window to create the illusion of a window that is larger.

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The Bathroom

Fully-Renovated Bathroom with natrual lighting after the Family Followed Some Steps to Spice Up Your Home

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Apply the Changes

  • 1Primarily, change the bath mats and rugs in the bathroom.
  • 2Then, replace hardware with new pulls, knobs, and hinges.
  • 3Add color to a room or change the appearance of a room with blinds, valances, curtains or shades.
  • 4Mount curtain rods near the ceiling and add drapes that are floor-length to make a room look larger.
  • 5Replace boring finials on your curtain rods with more interesting pieces.
  • 6Use full-height draperies on a small window to create the illusion of a window that is larger.

Install New Things to Spice Up Your Home

  • 1First, install a new shower curtain in the bathroom.
  • 2Connect a new sink and faucets in the bathroom.
  • 3Also, plan a new toilet in the bathroom.
  • 4Additionally, install a new tub or shower in the bathroom. 
  • 5Plus. add a new toilet seat in the bathroom.

Retouch and Replace

  • 1Limit bathroom linens to one color so they’ll look coordinated.
  • 2Re-grout tilework to freshen the appearance of the bathroom.
  • 3Replace a standard showerhead in the bathroom with something more stylish.
  • 4Soften the look of the vanity in the bathroom with a sink skirt.
  • 5Add a little decorative ceramic tile to create a stunning vanity backsplash for the bathroom.
  • 6Convert a freestanding cabinet, pie safe, old dresser or armoire into a bathroom medicine cabinet.

The Bedroom

Bedroom Minimal Interior Design with natural lighting after following Some Steps to Spice Up Your Home

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Add and Spice

  • 1Add light-blocking liner to the drapes or shades for a cozier feel in the bedroom.
  • 2Place an upholstered chair with a small side table to create a comfortable sitting area in the bedroom.
  • 3Cover the walls in the bedroom with paintable textured wallpaper.
  • 4Dress up closet doors in the bedroom with glass inserts, molding or picture frames.
  • 5Install a gas fireplace or a faux fireplace in the bedroom.
  • 6Paint the walls and the ceiling in the bedroom a soft blue for a restful retreat.
  • 7Replace the comforter and pillow shams in the bedroom.
  • 8Add accent pillows for color and pattern in the bedroom.

Insert and Exert Effort to Spice Up Your Home

  • 1Upholster the headboard in the bedroom with a favorite color and pattern.
  • 2Create a mudroom by placing a long bench along an entry wall with wall hooks mounted above.
  • 3Use a plate rack to organize supplies in a hobby room.
  • 4Resurface a children’s play area floor with easy-clean vinyl.
  • 5Reupholster an office chair in a colorful fabric to spice up a home office.
  • 6Highlight exposed ceiling beams by painting them or staining them a dark color that will provide good contrast.
  • 7Install crown molding in main rooms.

The Living Room

Fully-Designed and Lit Living Room Minimal Interior Design after following Some Steps to Spice Up Your Home

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Balance: Maximize/Reduce

  • 1Reduce clutter by using furniture that doubles for storage.
  • 2Maximize cabinet space by installing lazy susans and pullout drawers.
  • 3Install storage units in living room closets.
  • 4Surround windows or French doors with shelving to add storage as well as style to walls.
  • 5Add shutters or trim around windows and doors on the exterior of your home.
  • 6Build a brick paver or stone entrance walkway.
  • 7Create an instant garden using container plantings.
  • 8Cut back any plants that block the view of the front door or that spill over walkways.

Replace to Spice Up Your Home

  • 1Install brick facing or manufactured stone veneers around an entry to add visual texture and curb appeal.
  • 2Paint the front door red.
  • 3Change standard garage doors to a carriage-style model.
  • 4Replace the light in the entry with a coach lantern-style fixture.
  • 5Replace the hardware on the front door with an updated set.
  • 6Add a rug because rugs allow you to change the look and feel of a room with just one addition.
  • 7Add personality to the foyer floor by stenciling a pattern or design.
  • 8Change your flooring.
  • 9Replace dark or natural wood vinyl flooring with light-color laminate.
  • 10Place area rugs over stains or damage in existing carpet.

Display & Devise to Improve

  • 1Lay carpet tiles to add color to a room or define a conversation area.
  • 2Use a new stain and refinish your hardwood floors.
  • 3Steam clean the carpets.
  • 4Break up a floor plan with multiple area rugs so certain areas will be defined.
  • 5Add bright pillows to give a pop of color to a bland room.
  • 6Also, try to add depth with mirrors.
  • 7Then, go ahead and add new artwork.
  • 8Incorporate some plant to keep your home air clean.
  • 9Brighten built-in bookcases and cabinetry with paint.
  • 10Make some cushions.
  • 11Display everyday items to create art.
  • 12Find gems at thrift shops, and paint them white.

The Kitchen

New Kitchen on a Reverse Angle Fully-Designed after following Some Steps to Spice Up Your Home

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Rearranging to Spice Up Your Home

  • 1Cut a piece of safety glass to fit a table, and then tuck postcards, photos or fabric underneath.
  • 2Fill an empty fireplace with decorative logs.
  • 3Look for furniture at thrift stores, your local Goodwill and yard sales.
  • 4Turn old jewelry into magnets for the refrigerator.
  • 5Make your own art.
  • 6Move pieces from one room to another for a fresh look.
  • 7Rearrange your furniture.
  • 8Hide unsightly Wi-Fi routers inside a hollowed out book.
  • 9Cover a wall in the garage with pegboard to hold tools and yard equipment.
  • 10Paint concrete floors in the garage with an epoxy.
  • 11Capitalize on unused space by using an overhead storage system in the garage.
  • 12Give your house a good de-cluttering and cleaning.

Show and Display Steps

  • 1Repurpose items.
  • 2Add casters to a shelving unit to create a rolling cart that can move to wherever it’s needed in the kitchen.
  • 3Change the knobs on your kitchen cabinets and doors.
  • 4Paint the kitchen pantry door using chalkboard paint to create a message center.
  • 5Remove the toe-kick on a kitchen cabinet, and add a leg on the corners, so it has the look of a piece of freestanding of furniture.
  • 6Retrofit a silverware drawer in the kitchen with dividers.
  • 7Retrofit kitchen cabinets with wire shelves.
  • 8Show off your dishes, serving pieces and glassware using open shelves in the kitchen.
  • 9Tile the kitchen backsplash.

Upgrade and Update to Spice Up Your Home

  • 1Add glass blocks to allow soft sunlight in.
  • 2Incorporate mirrors, glass, glossy paint, metal and ceramic tile so more light can be reflected.
  • 3Add crystal accents to chandeliers and lampshades to introduce sparkle and elegance.
  • 4Place open cabinets without backs in front of windows to highlight items with dramatic backlighting.
  • 5Change a few light fixtures in your most important rooms to spice up those rooms.
  • 6Upgrade your lighting.
  • 7Arrange a mantel display in the living room by using a half dozen items offering a range of silhouettes.
  • 8Create a focal point in the living room by hanging some wallpaper behind a sofa.
  • 9Add a black coffee table in a living room with neutral tones.
  • 10Enhance a living room accent color by tiling the fireplace with an eye-catching color.
  • 11Refresh a brick fireplace in the living room with white paint, and then add a wooden mantel with stylish moldings.

Finishing Touches

Renovated Living Room, Balcony, and Stairs with New Furnitures after following Some Steps to Spice Up Your Home

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Refurbish and Redo

  • 1Add a window seat to a bay window in the living room.
  • 2Paint your walls yourself.
  • 3Paint the ceiling one or two shades lighter than your walls to give an illusion of a larger room.
  • 4Install chair rail paneling in the dining room.
  • 5Line bookshelves with wallpaper in the back.
  • 6Make a statement with paint on your walls, as paint color is an inexpensive way to change a room.
  • 7Mat and frame some of your special photographs, and display in a wall display.
  • 8Have some of your favorite photographs printed on canvas and stretched on wood frames like oil paintings.

Finish and Spice Up Your Home

  • 1Punch up a room by accenting a wall in a dramatic wallpaper or paint color.
  • 2Stencil a favorite quote on a wall.
  • 3Add picture frame molding around plain windows.
  • 4Install a window with false light to simulate daylight in the basement.
  • 5Plus, add a floating floor over the concrete subfloor in the basement.
  • 6Paint outdated wood paneling a lighter color to make the basement feel warmer and brighter.
  • 7Use paint to play down less-appealing architecture in the basement.

Spice Up Your Home Now!

Newly Renovated Outside View of Modern House after following Some Steps to Spice Up Your Home

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According to psychologytoday.com, DIY home improvement project acts as a form of caring for our families and providing them with better homes than otherwise possible. So, why not consider these 116 ways to spice up your home and decide what you want to do.

Furthermore, never neglect an opportunity for improvement. It doesn’t have to break the bank. Ultimately, go ahead and set a budget, and start spicing.

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Ashlee Malley
 

Ashlee is a furniture expert but you can find her reading on the beach or hiking up a mountain.

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