With little time and little money, you can add lots of charm all around the house. Here are 19 do-it-yourself projects to consider.
Make the foyer useful by clearing out clutter that accumulates around the front door. Include a storage unit to keep mail, car keys, and other essentials in order. If space permits, include a small bistro table and chairs for a cute conversation space.
Dress up your windows with colorful treatments. Hang the draperies higher than the windows to make the room seem taller.
Try these handy tips for measuring and hanging window treatments.
If you have a home that lacks closet space, place pegs and shelves in convenient nooks to provide places to hang, store, and display everyday necessities.
Embellish or paint plain, purchased brackets and attach them to shelves in any room for a custom look that won't drain your wallet.
A natural wood or bamboo floor will last longer than synthetic materials and will transform the character of your interior. Plus, it won't trap allergens. Use machine-washable area rugs to warm the space and protect heavy-traffic areas.
Visit a flea market for vintage signs, furniture, and collectibles that will fill your home with friendly charm.
Reinvent your entry or interior doors with antiqued brass, crystal, porcelain, or colored-glass doorknobs.
Give a boring and bare fireplace mantel warmth and charm by adding family photos, heirlooms, and seasonal decor. See how to create a magazine-worthy mantel with these tips.
Make your home look good inside and out with decorative indoor shutters. Traditional wood shutters and plantation shutters add rustic appeal. Some even help insulate your cozy spaces.
Transform a blank wall into a storage-and-display showcase by adding stacks of open shelves or cutting out drywall to create a recessed niche.