Whether you’re in the mood to tackle a breathe-new-life-into-your-apartment project or you simply can’t live with your drab living room one more day, here’s a DIY initiative that’s fun, creative, and easy for real estate property management companies. It doesn’t matter if you’re doing it out of necessity to gussy up a soul-crushingly dull room or to simply to unleash some creative energy, there’s nothing like the satisfaction of inspired DIY.
Put your creative cunning to the purpose and take your apartment’s style to a new level. If you’re inspired to transform your living space into a reflection of your creative self or just ready for change, here are seven DIY projects tailor-made for the living room.
Candles bring a soft, gentle glow to a room that feels warm and comfortable. Bring the charm of candlelight to your living room with candle holders created from glass jars or bottles, hand-painted by you to put your creative mettle on display.
Select transparent glass paint in your favorite colors for the interior of the candle holders and dimensional paint to create raised patterns on the exterior. Follow these three easy steps and mix colors as you please to complement the color palette you’re going for in your new living room design. Get creative by gluing glass beads and small stones and feather fetishes to the candle holder’s exterior.
Here’s a quick, low-cost, and cool idea for adding artwork—or the illusion of artwork—to barren apartment walls. Pick up a few vintage frames that once held someone’s masterpiece at Good Will, garage sales, flea markets and the like for usually around $1 or $2 each. Leave the wood in its time-worn state or get busy painting and adding creative touches to add interest and color. Hang them (with empty centers) symmetrically on the walls or try hanging them irregularly for a very cool look. Check this out for hanging inspiration. You can also purchase small second-hand frames, decorate them, and insert photos of your favorite memories with your favorite people and places. Go here for inspiration and instructions, and then start creating your own masterpieces.
Every living room got to have a coffee table. There are a million crafty DIY coffee tale ideas out there from which to draw inspiration. The coffee table pulls the room together, so you want to make it an interesting focal point. Old doors, vintage suitcases, pallets—if you look, you’ll find there’s a potential coffee table in everything with a surface. There are tons of great ideas online. Start searching for ideas and create your own DIY coffee table with whatever appeals. Stained wine crates, an old steamer trunk, a brick base with a vintage serving tray on top. With so many options, the hardest part may be settling on just one design. Coffee tables have been one of the oldest tricks of most real estate property management companies.
A wall mirror adds an eye-catching shimmer to a living room. A DIY wall mirror can take that shimmer up a notch with your personal artistic touch. You can use any mirrored surface in any size–one large-ish mirror sourced from anywhere or an armful of compact (makeup) mirrors from the Dollar Store. Check out these awe-inspiring DIY wall mirrors that will take your breath away. Create a show-stopping DIY wall mirror that will motivate your friends to start their own DIY project.
People who know how to knit know there are no limits to the useful things that can be knitted. If you’re a whiz with a pair of 7mm single points, no challenge is too great. Whip up a knitted ottoman to set your feet up on at the end of a long day—not to mention the fun element it adds to a living room. A DIY knitted ottoman is a must for your DIY living room makeover project. Here are some detailed knitted ottoman instructions to get started.
Plants are beautiful ways to bring the outdoors in. Nothing brings tranquility to a room quite like a lush, healthy selection of plants. Problem is, many apartments don’t have space for more than a few—unless you create some DIY hanging planters that take up no surface space. Mix up the materials you use—leather, macramé, twine—or stick to just one for continuity. Like all DIY projects, the internet is loaded with ideas and instructions for making DIY hanging planters to add a new layer of wonderful to your living room ambiance.
Walls fill every room of our homes, so your DIY living room our everyday lives, so why not make the most of them by dressing them up in your own DIY wallpaper? There are plenty of budget alternatives to the store-bought stuff, and with a bit of imagination, you’ll find your DIY way. If you’re struggling to find inspiration, check out these ingenious wallpaper designs created by some crafty DIYers out of materials like pages pulled from vintage maritime and bird-watching books and fabric (applied with liquid starch for a temporary application). Don’t forget about the magic of no-damage wall decals for a wallpaper look at a very low price. All you need is about 6-8 hours to kill and a roll of removable, double-sided tape and you’ll have an exclusive wallpapered living room that will make a lasting impression on all who visit.
Keep looking for more DIY project ideas to make the apartment the welcoming environment for your tenants. As one of the best real estate property management companies, just be sure to keep your décor damage-free so it comes down without marring walls when it comes time to move on to your next home.