15 Ways You Can Upgrade Your Room with Fun DIY Decor

Take the boredom out of your room with these fun and functional décor ideas!
by Melanie Santiago   |  Apr 11, 2015
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 1  Chalkboard Daily Planner
Paint 7 pieces of wooden blocks or cardboard with chalkboard paint to represent each day of the week. With colorful chalk, write down reminders or draw cute characters to hang on your wall.

 2  Music Wall
Decorate a blank wall with your fave band posters or music icons and mix vintage and modern album artworks to create a unique look.

 3  Guitar Case Accessory Holder
Show off your passion for music or guitar playing by transforming an old guitar case into an accessory holder. Add shelves and pretty wallpaper for a functional and chic case.

 4  Best Travel Spots Inspiration
Why not decorate your wall with silhouettes or stick on decals of some places you'd like to visit or have already visited? It would be a good sight to see every time you wake up.

 5  Framed Quotes
Why not frame an inspiring or fun quote on your vanity table to liven up your room?

 6  Travel Suitcase Shelving
Try some unconventional shelving in your room, how about these vintage suitcases for a girly touch or skateboards for a sportier vibe.


 7  Vintage Bedside Table
Alternatively, you can stack suitcases to act as a cute and unique bedside table. Add a pretty tray on top to create a sturdy base for your trinkets and small knick knacks.

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 8  Corkboard Inspiration Wall
Let your creativity flow with cork tiles. Mix big and small pieces on a wall and simply add what you feel whether it is a certain color you like today, a line from a book or a note from a friend.

 9  Eclectic Pieces
Add unique pieces to your room that describe you, how about a vintage record player or an old camera to show your passion for music or photography? You can also hang animal antlers as accessory holders or big books on fashion to showcase your trendy style.

 10  Personalized Clock
Create a personalized clock with any background art you like, this pin shows the full moon. It all comes down to the clockwork or simply dismantle a cheap clock to get the main pieces, the hour, minute and second hand and the main clockwork at the back to attach to a new base.


 11  Keep the Change Mason Jar
Hate it when you have loose change lying around your room or pockets? Why not create a cute mounted Mason jar to store them in? Plus, easily get coins you need when in a rush.

 12  Statement Pillows
Look for pillows with cute messages on them to add to your bed or couch. You can also DIY one by using an old statement shirt to cover your pillow, simply wrap behind for a no-sew cover.

 13  Floral Centerpiece
Add a cute floral piece to your desk with fake flowers that don’t wither. Click the link for the easy DIY!

 14  Dream Big!
Think of a phrase to decorate your room, this pin shows Dream Big. Cut out big letters from cardboard that spell it out and cover each with patterned wrapping paper to hang on your wall.

 15  DIY Bookends
Decorate your bookshelf with nifty bookends you can DIY, try ombre or gold rocks, wooden blocks and other unique items like honey bear bottles, yes you read that right. Click the pin!


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