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15 DIY Tips to Spruce up Your Home Set Up

Every home is unique in the way it depicts a homeowner’s personality. You can always add warmth and functionality to your space without a professional’s help. The simplest way to do that is to add a personal touch to your home using DIY home décor. 

Roll up your sleeves, put on your working gloves, and let’s get creative! 

Here are 15 ideas and tips by CasaOne to give your home a makeover. 

Put your stamp on the door

a yellow door

First impressions are the best impressions. Your front door could be a hint as to what to expect inside or be a stark contrast for that ‘shock effect’. Usually, the front door is quite neglected because people are more focused on the interiors. Decorating your front door doesn’t involve a lot of effort. Simply painting it, hanging a wreath or even a decorative name plate can go a long way when it comes to setting the theme for your home.

The on-the-go rack

shelf for coats and keys

Your foyer could be big, compact, or non-existent. Whatever the size, you can incorporate a rack, shelf, or hook to hang your everyday essentials like your coat, keys, and other accessories. These items can be grabbed when you’re running out the door and a foyer rack is a smart way to save time when you’re in a hurry. These fixtures are also handy when you don’t want to carry a rain-soaked umbrella or a snow-covered coat into your home. 

Hang mirrors on the walls

mirror on the wall

Mirrors are a great way to make your room look bigger. They open up the space, giving it an airy feel. Having mirrors in every room can reflect light making the space much brighter. Also, you won’t have to run to the bathroom or your dresser to look at your outfit or fix your makeup every time.

Upcycle old bags

old bag planter

The whole point of DIY is to make use of things around your home to add a personal touch to your interiors. What better way than upcycling an old cloth bag to a planter? This means adding plants to your space for a charming touch of greenery without shelling out those extra dollars. 

The shelf life

dining room with shelves

Shelves make for great storage and are also a fantastic way to display your beautiful collection. You can show off your books, plants, or even quirky décor items. You can also opt for foldable shelves so that they blend in with the wall when not in use. Having shelves is the best way to use your wall efficiently without crowding up the floor area.

Creative storage

Not enough space in your wardrobe for all those stylish outfits? Not to worry, you can always move your clothes outside the classic closet with a stylized display. A makeshift hanger suspended on ropes may not seem like a great look but done right, it can help with creating more storage space as well as elevate the design of the room. Another approach to solving the problem could be a store-style rack which is definitely in vogue right now.

Pro Tip: If you feel your wardrobe storage isn’t being used efficiently, you can always use tension rods to create more storage options or use baskets to organize your belongings. 

Wide rung ladder

ladder storage

If you have a wide-rung ladder at home, you might want to give it a makeover and put it to good use. An old-fashioned ladder with a new paint job can act as a shelf for your knickknacks. Ladder storage in your bathroom is a smart way to store all your lovely linen

Use cushions for seating


Ottomans, poufs, and cushions are the way to go when you have many guests over. You no longer have to scramble for a seat, share a chair, or have people sit uncomfortably on the floor. These decor items are not just great seating options but also help to enhance the look and feel of your space. As a bonus, these are easier to store when not in use. Thick cushions can help you sink into comfort and also act as footstools or provide adequate back support.

Get creative with partitions


In open-plan homes, privacy is always a huge challenge. An easy fix is painted zones but not all of us are skilled in that area. So, what you can do is use a sectional sofa in the middle to set boundaries. If there’s not enough space, you can also use a rug to clearly demarcate your rooms. It also helps if you add a bookshelf for some boundary lines between rooms. 

String lights to the rescue

Christmas lights

String lights work well in any setting if you want to add a touch of charm to your space. You could highlight an accent piece or simply use them to emphasize your pictures on the wall. These lights give your rooms a cozy, warm, and inviting feel.

Saved by the stool

footstool in bathroom

If you have kids, accessing the sink or countertops can be a problem. Having a stool handy in the bathroom and kitchen can make it easier for them. Plus, you can always use a stool as storage for any items or simply as a display unit. 

Make your own décor

You don’t need to be great at craftwork or a macrame professional to create cool décor. Easiest trick? YouTube tutorials for DIY décor that can be easily recreated at home. CasaOne also has some DIY home decor ideas for insta-worthy homes.

Mason jar magic

mason jar vase

This is a famous DIY trick that homeowners use to brighten up a space. You could simply paint a mason jar to hold your baked goods or use it as a vase for some pretty flowers. It could also be a light source if you put some string lights into it. The wonders of a mason jar are many! This is too easy to not try out in at least one part of your house.

Add color to furniture

dining room furniture

Old furniture can be revived easily by giving it a good paint job. Most antiques are treated to a thorough cleaning before additional touch-ups to make them look as good as new. Painting your furniture is also an easy way to add some pops of color to your space.

Frame your moments

bed frame

Whether it’s that poster you love, a family photograph, or a collage of concert tickets, framing special items can add to the charm of your home. Hanging them on the walls reduces the necessity for shelves and display units that take up space. The beauty of frames is that you can easily swap them when required without worrying about the cost.

There are many ways you can spruce up your home setup to make it feel functional and elegant. The idea is to take one room at a time and see what needs work. These easy tips and tricks will help you design your dream home.


1 – How can I arrange many items in a small space?

The best way to organize things in a small space is to get creative with storage. Focus on places that can be used to their maximum potential, whether it is space below your bed or an empty wall where shelves can be hung. Buying multi-purpose and foldable or convertible furniture can be a handy trick.

2 – Which furniture is ideal for the living room?

Your living room is essentially a social zone for family and friends. So, having seating is the first and foremost functional aspect you should focus on. The second should be storage to house your appliances, accessories, and decor. 

3 – Can I place ottomans in a small dining room?

Ottomans can be an easy replacement for dining room chairs—they need to be the same height as dining chairs. For a small dining room, a space-saving option is to have ottomans that can be stacked away when not in use. If you’re getting an ottoman in addition to your existing dining set, ensure it is kept out of the way as it shouldn’t block access to a space.

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