For most people, the new year is the perfect time to hit refresh on everything, from fitness to lifestyle, and even your home.

What better way to kick off 2020 than to redecorate your space and give it the “new year, new me” treatment on a budget?! To do that, I’ve scoured the Internet and found three perfect DIY home decor projects to help you liven up your space, just in time for the new year.

DIY Pillow Covers


The easiest way to jazz up your space is to incorporate throw pillows! While it can be tempting to purchase new throw pillows every season, why not try making your own pillow covers for the pillow you already have? Bonus if you use a plain neutral toned pillow case that you already own and sew on some easy-to-make tassel and stitch-detailing to create a fresh, new pillow cover that is on-trend.

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Here is a simple step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own tassel and stitch-detailing pillow cover that is the perfect dupe for an Anthropologie pillow!

DIY Wooden Crate Table

Incorporating natural wood is one of the hottest home trends right now, especially in the form of headboards and all kinds of tables. But oftentimes, the perfect wooden table can run a little pricey or just be pretty hard to find.

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The solution? Make your own! Using only four wooden crates, two pieces of wood, some small hairpin legs and wood glue, you can build yourself a stunning wooden crate coffee table at an affordable price.

DIY Ottoman/Bench

If reupholstering your couch is too big of an undertaking but you’re looking to add a pop of colour to your living room, consider reupholstering an ottoman you already own or one you’ve thrifted! If you want to take the project one step further, build your own cushion bench from scratch. Incorporate colours and textures that are on-trend for 2020, such as bold blues, earthy greens and crushed velvet.

Learn how to turn a thrifted ottoman into a fresh new DIY Home Decor piece of furniture or get hands-on and build your own velvet tufted bench!

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