5 Easy DIY Home Decor Projects for Small Spaces

A craft table covered with string, glue, and paint brushes.

Decorating is one of the most exciting (but sometimes the most expensive) parts of moving into a new place. DIY projects are simple and fun ways to make your new space your own without breaking the bank. You can skip the professional decorator and whip up your own homemade decor with just a short list of supplies and a little bit of patience.

Check out some of our favorite DIY Home Decor projects.

Tire Ottoman

DIY ottomans made out of rope wrapped around tires.

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Ottomans can quickly spruce up any space and even give you some additional seating for when guests come over.


  • A Tire

  • 2 pieces of round plywoods

  • Glue

  • Rope

  • 12 flathead screws

  • Cauk

  • Sealant

  • 4 wood feet (optional)

Popsicle Stick Shelves

A cactus on a popsicle stick hexagon shelf.

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Making a subtle statement in any of your rooms can easily be done with a shelf. This DIY project is pretty simple and fun. All you have to do is glue the popsicle sticks on top of each other until you get the desired depth. Make any shape you want, and add your favorite pictures or succulents to top it off.


  • Popsicle sticks

  • Glue

  • Paint or stain

Pallet Coffee Cup Holder

A coffee mug holder made out of a wood pallet.

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This DIY project doubles as storage and a cool way to show off your collection of coffee mugs. Who doesn’t love a good cup of coffee?

Check out the tutorial here.


  • Recycled pallet

  • Metal hooks

  • Screws

  • Stain

  • White paint

  • Sandpaper


  • Circular saw

  • Screwdriver

  • Cordless drill

Hanging Flower Pendants

DIY sunflower orbs hanging in a bedroom.

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You can never go wrong with adding a floral statement to any room. Give it a twist with a hanging flower pendant, often called kissing balls.

Check out the tutorial here.


  • 5-inch styrofoam ball

  • 2-yard length of twine/yarn

  • 2 bunches of small/medium-sized fake flowers of your choice

  • Wire cutters

Knot Pillows

White knot pillow on a floating bookshelf.

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Add a pop of color (or two) with these unique throw pillows. They’re easy to make and are a fun twist on your typical throw pillow.


  • ⅓ yard of knit fabric (with a good stretch)

  • Pillow stuffing

  • Empty wrapping paper roll

  • Sewing machine, needle, thread

  • Dowel rod

Have some fun trying out these DIY projects and adding some more fun and personality to your home. Share this post with your friends who might benefit from a good DIY project as well.

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