45+ Inspiring DIY Living Room Decorating Ideas for Designers on a Budget

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The living room is the social center of most homes. No doubt yours sees plenty of use. That’s all the more reason to dedicate some extra time toward making it amazing. Whether you’re on a tight budget or just enjoy doing things yourself, there are hundreds of surprisingly sophisticated DIY projects out there for aspiring amateur designers. We’ve put together an awesome list of 48 DIY living room decorating ideas to help you update everything from your coffee table to your throw pillows.

The following gallery includes floor-to-ceiling DIY living room decorating ideas. (And we literally mean floor to ceiling.) We’ve got projects for floor vases, side tables, footstools, lighting, and signs. If you’re looking for a quick fix for a small bare spot, we’ve got awesome wall art concepts that can be completed in a few minutes. If you’re feeling more ambitious, the gallery also includes big picture projects like a faux fireplace and a wood paneled accent wall. While the finished products are professional level, most of them require only a few simple tools and a limited skillset.

From Flea Market Frame to Tasteful Tray

From Flea Market Frame to Tasteful Tray

DIY Living Room Decorating Ideas with Ladders

DIY Living Room Decorating Ideas with Ladders

Four Crate Coffee Table and Planter

Four Crate Coffee Table and Planter

Geometric Straw Plate Wall Art

Geometric Straw Plate Wall Art

Roughhewn Honeycomb Hanging Shelf Assembly

Roughhewn Honeycomb Hanging Shelf Assembly

Designer Knockoff Striped Canvas Carpet

Designer Knockoff Striped Canvas Carpet

Cute Country TV Trays for $10 Each

Cute Country TV Trays for $10 Each

Rustic Studded Leather-Wrapped Letter Accent

Rustic Studded Leather-Wrapped Letter Accent

Custom Drapes from Drop Cloths

Custom Drapes from Drop Cloths

Ombre Effect Rope Blanket Basket

Ombre Effect Rope Blanket Basket

Monochromatic Darkroom Drying Rack Photo Displays

Monochromatic Darkroom Drying Rack Photo Displays

Pretty Pastel Fish Scale Throw Pillow Project

Pretty Pastel Fish Scale Throw Pillow Project

Faux Distressed Pallet Wood Frame Trio

Faux Distressed Pallet Wood Frame Trio

Over the Arm Sofa Coffee Service

Over the Arm Sofa Coffee Service

No Carpenter No Problem DIY Fireplace Mantel

No Carpenter No Problem DIY Fireplace Mantel

Pompom Trimmed Preppy Throw Pillows

Pompom Trimmed Preppy Throw Pillows

5 Minute Dollar Store Candle Pillar Craft

5 Minute Dollar Store Candle Pillar Craft

Our Favorite Rustic Chic Decorations to buy on Amazon

Our Favorite Rustic Chic Decorations to buy on Amazon
1 – Sofa | 2 – Mirror | 3 – Chair | 4 – Coffee Table | 5 – End Table | 6 – Vase | 7 – Pillow | 8 – Table Lamp | 9 – Vase | 10 – Console Table

Persian Inspired Hand-Painted Votive Holders

Persian Inspired Hand-Painted Votive Holders

A Jar, Raw Cotton, and Jute Twine

A Jar, Raw Cotton, and Jute Twine

Easy Wire Basket Side Table Project

Easy Wire Basket Side Table Project

Nautical Twine-Wrapped Bottle Bud Vases

Nautical Twine-Wrapped Bottle Bud Vases

The Leaded Look Rectangular Wall Mirror

The Leaded Look Rectangular Wall Mirror

Upcycled Hardwood Door Corner Mirror

Upcycled Hardwood Door Corner Mirror

DIY Living Room Decorating Ideas with Shelves

DIY Living Room Decorating Ideas with Shelves

Furry Faux Hedgeapple Throw Blanket

Furry Faux Hedgeapple Throw Blanket

Fairy Garden with Cacti and Succulents

Fairy Garden with Cacti and Succulents

Nothing’s More Rustic than a Stump

Nothing’s More Rustic than a Stump

A Mock Fireplace – Faux Real!

A Mock Fireplace – Faux Real!

An Entire Gallery of DIY Art

An Entire Gallery of DIY Art

Simple Striped Armchair Coffee Caddy

Simple Striped Armchair Coffee Caddy

French Provincial Tufted Farmhouse Coffee Table

French Provincial Tufted Farmhouse Coffee Table

10-Minute Amateur Friendly Corner Shelf Project

10-Minute Amateur Friendly Corner Shelf Project

Floor to Ceiling Wood Pallet Paneling

Floor to Ceiling Wood Pallet Paneling

Monumental Custom-Made Wall-Covering Plank Sign

Monumental Custom-Made Wall-Covering Plank Sign

Farmhouse Meets Mod Mirrored Table

Farmhouse Meets Mod Mirrored Table

DIY Wall to Wall Sofa Table

DIY Wall to Wall Sofa Table

Full Length Farmhouse Floor Mirror

Full Length Farmhouse Floor Mirror

Your Own Industrial Sign Letters

Your Own Industrial Sign Letters

Black and White Memories Lampshade

Black and White Memories Lampshade

Shabby Chic Drop Cloth Pom Throw Pillow

Shabby Chic Drop Cloth Pom Throw Pillow

Glossy Retro Upcycled Pastel Ceramics

Glossy Retro Upcycled Pastel Ceramics

Sweet, Sentimental Baluster Leg Lamp

Sweet, Sentimental Baluster Leg Lamp

Make Your Own Stacked Crate Bookshelf

Make Your Own Stacked Crate Bookshelf

Create Your Own Abstract Art

Create Your Own Abstract Art

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