8 Easy-to-Make Living Room DIY Projects For a Big Visual Impact

8 Easy-to-Make Living Room DIY Projects For a Big Visual Impact

Adrienne Breaux
Apr 20, 2014
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So you don't have a lot of time (or energy, patience) to work on a really long and involved DIY project that might leave you with more stress than results, but you do want to make something this weekend that really makes a visual impact in your living room? We've got some ideas. These eight projects combine easy-to-make with a look that will grab attention! Some may seem small but each one of these projects will make a big impact on the look of your living room.

Pictured above: You'll need to know how to sew for this project, but really not that much. With clear instructions, seams that don't need to be perfect and only a few steps, you could have a pouf (or two or three) that you can arrange for the look or the function (as extra seating for guests). The best part? You can control how big of a visual impact it makes by the pattern you choose to paint on the panels (or skip the painting all together)! Spotted on Camille Styles.

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Do you live in a small space without a dining room and want a cute space to enjoy breakfast? Or perhaps you're looking for a way to have a bit of home office space in your home. Whatever you need it for this little DIY cafe seating project is surprisingly easy and you can change its impact by painting it boldly or styling it daringly. Seen on offbeat + inspired.

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A wall of hanging plants is bold and eye-catching no matter what, but when you pair planters with these modern leather slings (especially if you make a few of them to hang in a bold cluster), you get a look that really grabs the eye. Seen on Vintage Revivals.

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This repurposed DIY light from a lamp by a popular retailer is seen here also on Vintage Revivals , but it's a great alternative to a side table lamp (wouldn't two of these on either side of a sofa be divine?!). Affordable to make, you could probably adapt this project from other lamps. Lit they'd grab attention instantly.

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A little cheesy, but also a little sweet, what if you created some cute patterns on your living room windows to add pattern to your whole space? It could also be great for creating some privacy or improving a not-so-hot view. Learn how to do it on Lebenslustiger.com.

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Yes we know this is 70s style gone wild! But it's also on trend for the textured wall hanging look popular right now as well as a functioning, soft wall-divider. You could also create a wall of texture by hanging it against the wall. You could make it even more of an impact by incorporating color. Seen on A Beautiful Mess.

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These bold DIY pillows feature loud and colorful brushstrokes, sure to grab attention whether placed on a sofa, a chair or perhaps used on some large floor pillows! Via Lana Red Studio. This tutorial shows you how to make the entire cushion cover, but don't be afraid to apply this paint idea to a pillow you might already own and not love anymore for an even easier upcycle project!

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Still need some bold art for your living room that's easy, cheap and fun to make but will still look great? We love this DIY wire art display of botanical prints (links to print out for free!) found on the Liz Marie Blog. If botanical prints aren't your thing, print out cool photographs. For a bigger impact, make the display larger for more drama.

Have you recently made any DIY projects for your living room that ended up having a huge impact on the look of the space? Share what you did in the comments below — it might inspire someone else!

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