15 DIY Tips to Upgrade Your Pad


Decorating your home doesn’t have to be such a hassle. There are plenty of DIY projects that can be done on your time, with your own two hands. So, if you’re feeling like your pad could use an upgrade, these tips can definitely help you out. Here are 15 DIY home decorating tips you can use to improve your home’s look:

15. Decorate your walls on the cheap.

Put up a grid of clean, white frames displaying black-and-white photos. This is a cheap trick for adding a bit of glamour to empty walls. This way, your photos will stand out and the room will look less bland.



14. Hang a shelf to create the illusion of space.

Make a narrow room appear bigger and wider than it really is, with a long shelf that can also be used as a mantel to display various objects, whether it be books, memorabilia, or anything else you want to present and show to guests.


13. Mirror Transformation 

Adding a mirror to your pad will instantly make a room look bigger, as it reflects the surrounding colors and patterns. This can be a great trick if you have done all of the other decorations to the room, and need a finishing touch.


12. Add a rug

For an instant upgrade, add a large sisal rug to your space.

This will give it an instant modern and clean look. Want to glam up instead? Add a shag rug or a zebra print, and this way, you won’t only upgrade, but you’ll grab glamorous attention from anyone who sees your room.


11. Pillows are your friend.

Your sofa can be completely revamped without spending a fortune. This can be done by simply displaying a variety of accent pillows. Not only are accent pillows a small touch that makes a big difference, but they are generally cheaper than replacing an entire sofa.


10. Paint the inside of your closet.

Your closet deserves some attention, despite what you may think. Paint the inside of a closet a fun, bright color for a nice, refreshing surprise when you open it every time. Colors like red or blue really stand out, so be sure to choose something that will be appealing to you.


9. Accent wall.

Painting a room with big, but clean and bold stripes will instantly update it. Accents are meant to stand out, so if you choose colors wisely, you can create the illusion of space, and the reality of style!


8. Get creative with paint.

Wall colors determine the tone of a room. If you are looking to add a dose of cool, just paint your doors black, and the trim white. This will give your room a funky, but cool vibe, that is not only timeless, but doesn’t fade out.


Upgrade your light fixtures with a combination of finishes like antique brass hardware. This will make your room look more vintage-y than it is, but only you have to know that! Put a variety of lighting fixtures in each room of your home for an eclectic look.


6. DIY slipcovers

An interesting DIY decorating tip: Drop cloths make excellent DIY slipcovers. They resemble old homespun linen, but cost only a fraction of the price. This is a great alternative for those of you who want to save money, but also have your slipcovers look classy!


5. Ombre your walls.

Ombre isn’t just for your hair! Instead of painting walls one flat hue, paint the bottom one shade, and the top another. You can play with a few different colors with the use of this technique, and this way, your walls will pop when someone comes in to check out your pad.


4. Organize random objects with trays.

Organize items like TV remotes and other things on a pretty tray placed on a coffee table or a side table.

You’ll keep your place organized and clutter-free, but this will also add a nice touch to your room.


3. Paint lampshades for a completely fresh vibe.

Buy an inexpensive paper shade and paint it red. This will add a romantic and flattering touch to any room. Want to go cooler? Just paint the lamp shade blue or green for a more collected, calm energy to put into any room.


2. Change up your artwork displays

Put artwork in unusual places, like above a door, or in the kitchen or a bathroom, to add some freshness and unconventional elements to your pad. Got a classic picture of your favorite city? Cool, now put it into a space that no one would expect to see it, like your bathroom!


1. Wallpaper the back of shelves.

Paper the back of a cabinet or bookshelf in wallpaper (whichever one you’re feeling at any given moment) for an unexpected decor surprise. This way, people will unexpectedly see your wallpaper and think that you were a genius for implementing such an idea to something as mundane as shelves.