The living room is one of the most used spaces in your home. From watching TV to hanging out with your family to entertaining guests, your living room has many purposes. Create a space that's both comfortable and stylish with these 48 budget-friendly DIY projects.
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Save money furnishing your living room by DIYing a sofa.
DIY Sofa from Fall for DIY
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DIY Leather Chair Cover
Reupholster your old chairs with leather with these DIY covers. These handmade slipcovers are the perfect way to change the color of old chairs to match your sofa and decor.
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DIY Modern Abstract Art
Making a giant abstract painting for your home is easier than you might expect with this simple DIY.
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DIY Copper Blanket Ladder
Keep extra blankets within easy reach with a beautiful copper blanket ladder.Continue to 5 of 48 below.
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DIY Pineapple Pendant Light
Add some tropical flair to your home by hanging some pineapple pendants. Cluster a few of the pendants together in your living room for a specular DIY light fixture.
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DIY Hairpin Coffee Table
Making a hairpin coffee table is very simple, and it's a quick way to update the look of your living room.
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DIY Plaid Wall
Create a bold focal spot in your living room by painting a plaid wall.
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DIY Marble and Copper Plant Stand
Display a small plant in your living room with a DIY copper and marble plant stand.Continue to 9 of 48 below.
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DIY Large Scale Rug
Large rugs can often be expensive, so make your own for the living room instead.
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DIY 2x4 Coffee Table
Build an affordable coffee table with a few boards of wood stacked together.
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DIY Mid Century Coffee Table
Take your old Ikea tabletop and replace the legs to create a mid-century style table perfect for your living room.
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DIY Pleated Lumbar Pillow
Add a splash of color to your neutral furniture with a handmade pillow.Continue to 13 of 48 below.
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DIY Ladder Shelf
Add extra storage space with this DIY ladder shelf, where you can display photos and books in your living room.
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DIY Metallic Chair Legs
Wrap your old chair legs with gold adhesive vinyl to give your chair a new look in minutes.
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DIY Media Center Sideboard
Give your sideboard a makeover with paint to create a media center for your living room.
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DIY Scallop Painted Basket Planter
This basket planter is an excellent way to add extra texture to a room.Continue to 17 of 48 below.
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DIY Marble Coffee Table
Get the look of a marble table for less by using contact paper to cover your existing coffee table. This clever project is perfect to hide scratches on the surface of your current table.
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DIY Ombre Stump Side Table
Bring the outdoors in with a tree stump side table painted with an ombre finish. The best thing about this project is you can make it nearly for free by using a tree stump, paint and polyurethane.
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DIY Under Sofa Storage
Add extra storage to your living room by constructing a narrow under-the-sofa drawer. The pull-out drawer is perfect for storing blankets or magazines next to the couch.
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DIY Cement Side Table
Build a sturdy cement side table that is perfect for keeping your drink or snack within easy reach.Continue to 21 of 48 below.
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DIY Streaming Device Cover
Hide your streaming device with a minimalist cover you can DIY.
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DIY Painted Chair Makeover
Freshen up the look of a chair by painting a graphic design on it. The painted design can also be an excellent way to hide existing tears or stains on the fabric.
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DIY Bookcase Makeover
Give a makeover to your bookcase by raising it up with small furniture legs.
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DIY Gold and Marble Accent Table
Combine a marble tile and hairpin legs to create a chic table for your home.Continue to 25 of 48 below.
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DIY Faux Fireplace Log Stack
During the summer when your fireplace is not in use, enhance it with a decorative faux log stack that you can craft.
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DIY Gold Stud Throw Pillow
Make a stylish throw pillow by adding gold studs to the front of your old cushions.
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DIY Color Blocked Galaxy Mirrors
Hang these stunning color-blocked mirrors with a galaxy design on one of the walls in your home.
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DIY Faux Marble Lamp
Give your old lamp a makeover with some contact paper. This quick project is the perfect way to make your old lamp look like new.Continue to 29 of 48 below.
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DIY Always Weekending Art
Print this "always weekending" artwork, which you can frame, for some free wall art to hang in your living room.
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DIY Gold Nesting Tables
For a chic makeover of your old Ikea nesting table, spray the base gold to give it a new look.
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DIY Television Console
Use paint to give your old television console a modern makeover. This is an affordable update that could make a big visual difference in your living room.
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DIY Bar Cart
Bar carts are very trendy in home decor right now. Add one in your home to keep all your cocktail essentials ready for your next gathering.Continue to 33 of 48 below.
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DIY Stylish Record Player
Give your record player a bold new look with patterned wrapping paper and colored vinyl.
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DIY Vintage Fur Ottoman
Cover a large cable spool with a second-hand fur coat to make a comfortable ottoman.
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DIY Wood Side Table
Add a side table beside your sofa by converting Ikea's round chopping board into a small table.
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DIY Vinyl Record Storage
Display your vinyl collection with a DIY rack that can hold up to 25 records.Continue to 37 of 48 below.
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DIY Crocheted Foot Rest
Put your feet up after a long day of work with a crochet footrest that is perfect for the living room.
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DIY Floor Pouf
Add some extra seating for guests with a DIY floor pouf that can also be used as a footrest.
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DIY Metallic Wall Sconce
Add an extra light source in your living room by hanging a metallic wall sconce.
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DIY Plywood Daybed
This simple-to-build daybed works as a couch and can be used as a guest bed too.Continue to 41 of 48 below.
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DIY Storage Sofa
This sofa is perfect for small apartments where you are tight on storage space, as it has built-in storage.
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DIY Modern Plant Stands
Raise your potted plants off the floor with some handmade modern plant stands.
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DIY Leaf Art
For an inexpensive piece of art, frame a giant tropical leaf that would look perfect in your living room.
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DIY Hanging Planter
Add some extra greenery to your home by hanging a DIY planter from the ceiling.Continue to 45 of 48 below.
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DIY Paint Splattered Mirror Wall Art
Add some color to your living room by clustering together several painted mirrors.
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DIY Tassel Blanket
Keep warm while you watch Netflix or read a book in your living room with a cozy tassel blanket.
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DIY Color Blocked Pillow
Add some color to your couch with a few handmade color blocked pillows.
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DIY Modern Coffee Table
This weekend, try adding furniture legs to a tabletop to make a new piece of furniture for your home.