Easy DIY Projects For Modern Homes

If you’re looking a beautiful modern home décor with just the right amount of personal customization, then easy DIY projects are perfect for you.  When you make these projects yourself you’re able to not only make exactly what you want how you want it, but you’re also able to usually save a bit of money and be quite creative for a weekend or two.  If you want some ideas for DIY projects that are both fun and modern, check out some of these projects.

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1.  Lighting: lighting is one of the easiest ways to give your house a nice upgrade without a lot of work and it can be done completely by you in most cases.  One of the most popular modern looks in lighting right now is under cabinet lighting like the kind you can buy from ProLighting.

Although it’s called “under cabinet” you can actually use this lighting anywhere there’s a flat surface and a place to run the wires, so go ahead and put them under your desk or under a few shelves if you can manage it.  When you replace the bulbs and place them strategically, you can achieve some really nice ambient effects.

2.  DIY Glasses: it might not come to your mind immediately, but you can make your own glass designs if you don’t mind drawing a little bit on some contact paper.  It’s a great and easy way to have some customized drinking glasses that you’ll be sure no one else has.

You’ll need some contact paper, glass etching mask (or cream), and something to cut the design out with.  Once you’ve decided on the pattern or design you’d like, you simply cut out of the contact paper (like you would with tracing paper) and apply it to the glass, making sure it’s firmly placed.  Use the etching material and layer it liberally on the design, leave it sit for a few minutes, and rinse off.  You’ll have a new glass design that you won’t find anywhere else.

3.  Flower Vases: indoor plants already look great on their own and can really do wonders for any space, but an awesome flower vase can do even more for your décor than the plant can.  Consider making your own flowers too.

 

This is one of the easiest modern DIY projects you can do because all it takes is a little paint, a few hours, and a steady hand depending on what you’re doing.  Choose paint colors that match your home’s décor and set to work, giving the pot a very classy design or perhaps splattering the paint on it to create an artsy effect.  The nicest thing about this project is that if you decide you don’t like it, you can simply paint over it with white and start again.

4.  Mason Jars: mason jars can be used for pretty much everything and although they’re typically associated with a rustic appeal, they’re creative enough that they can be made modern with the right touches.

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You can use mason jars for drinking glasses, small flower pots, or even use them to store candles.  If you’re the type to make your own candles, mason jars are amazing candle holders and look great.

You don’t need to sacrifice the modern décor when you choose to go the DIY route and with a little bit of out-of-the-box thinking you can create some amazing things that are both personal and chic.

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