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36 DIY Decorating Tips Worth Doing

Paint it, swap it or toss it. Try these foolproof tips from the pros to reinvent your home’s decor.

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1. Fill the Space

A cheap trick for decorating a wall space above a couch: Add a grid of clean, white frames displaying black-and-white photos, says Sherry from Young House Love.

2. Hang a Shelf

Make a narrow room appear wider with a long, sleek shelf that doubles as a mantel. Still need help? Try one of these ways to decorate your mantel.

3. Toss a Pillow

Colorful accent pillows revamp a sofa without forcing you to spend a fortune, says interior designer Vanessa DeLeon.

4. Add a Rug

Use a large sisal rug to ground a space. Want glam? Top it with a second rug -- a fur rug -- says celebrity interior designer Michelle Workman.

Photo: David Land / The Nest