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Here Are 3 DIY Projects To Help You Upgrade Your Living Room

October 18, 2023 at 8:08 PM PST

If you’re looking for a living room refresh, look no further. Living room decor can get old and boring, but there are ways to upgrade and level it up, all on your own. Here are three DIY projects that will elevate your space at an affordable price while allowing you to show your personality through pattern and design choices.

Bold Tape Abstract Accent Wall

For the first DIY project, the focus is your wall. If you’re looking for a quick upgrade for your wall, this is by far the easiest project and way to create an abstract accent wall. Accent walls are extremely trendy in the interior design world and will certainly catch the eyes of your guests. It’s also renter-friendly, so no need to worry about damaging your walls.

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How To Make It


  • Black (or preferred color) Electric Tape
  • Scissors


Simply use the tape to create lines and abstract shapes on your wall and cut where you feel is best. From squares to triangles and perpendicular shapes, you have total creative control. Make it whatever you’d like.

DIY Modern Coffee Table

The centerpiece of your living room is the coffee table. It essentially brings the living room together and can impact the style of your home. From rounded and squared shapes to stone or wood, a coffee table comes in all shapes, sizes, and styles. They offer that stylish touch that can upgrade your space. Take a look at how to create your own coffee table.

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How To Make It


  • Table Tops (2)
  • Smaller circular pieces (10-15 pieces depending on how high you want your base to be)
  • Glue/Adhesive
  • Paint (spray or liquid)
  • Paintbrush
  • Primer


Step one: Sand your wood and assemble.

Take each piece of wood and sand it. By sanding, it’ll guarantee a smooth surface, making it easier to apply paint. It also improves the overall look of your wood. Once all the pieces are sanded, it’s time to assemble.

First, glue your two tabletop pieces together. Then, glue the smaller pieces together. They will serve as the base of the table. Start at the bottom, apply the glue, and stack the next piece. Hold it down for a few seconds and continue. Repeat this process until you’ve glued all the pieces together.

Lastly, glue both the table top and base together. Let it sit to dry, and get ready to paint!

Step two: Prime, paint and style it.

Grab your primer, paint, and elbow grease because it’s time to transform this piece and bring it to life. Use the primer to spray the entire table. Apply 1-2 coats of your preferred paint color and make sure you cover all sides, even in the creases, too. Let it dry and then start to style it. Add books, trinkets, or a flower vase for a modern look. Keep it simple, as you don’t want a cluttered coffee table.


Rugs create a comfy, cozy environment that allows you to feel more relaxed in your home. They also add texture and charm while complimenting your home decor. Many will splurge on rugs, but you don’t have to. Learn how to create your own rug that perfectly fits your space.

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How To Make It


  • Rugs (2 of your preferred size and colors)
  • Extreme Hold Duct Tape
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Anti Slip Mat


Turn your rugs over so the back side is facing up. Use your marker to draw whatever shapes you’d like. If you’re working with a larger rug, consider using a ruler for perfect lines and/or shapes. Cut up both of the rugs and take the pieces from both to create one new rug. Play with it to see which pieces work well together and to make sure the overall new design is what you want.

Once you’re satisfied, use the duct tape to tape the rugs together on the back side. Grab your anti-slip mat to place down in your designated area. If it’s too big, cut the excess sides off to make sure it’s the same size as your rug. Then, place your rug on top, and you’re good to go.


Whether it’s luxury or ease, every area of your home should be as fabulous and unique as you.



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