With all the DIY projects floating around the blogosphere, it can be tough to find and follow the new trends and tutorials. The DIY world changes fast, as does the design world. We went out and tried to find some of the best, newest and coolest DIY home decor projects out there, and we find some trends worth noting. Scandinavian, Mid Century and Modern design continues to gain popularity and to be brought into an eclectic design style in many different homes. Gold, metallics and glam are still having a moment, which we think may turn into an hour… or two. (Basically, they are sticking around for awhile!) And geometrics are ruling the stage because of how clean they look, yet really hold your interest. So check out these 12 newest and coolest DIY home decor projects to keep your house on trend and just plain pretty!
In our feature photo above, are these clever DIY triangle shelves from ‘Instructables’. These were made for less than $20 from one sheet of plywood. Don’t forget to click on “All Steps” to see the full tutorial.
Then we caught sight of these DIY triangle shelves at ‘I Spy DIY’ and fell in love with them. Not only do they rock, can you see this girls’ styling talent? Her decor is so cool, I want to copy that room! No tutorial but you could use the same techniques from the project above.
From Cindy at ‘Cinsarah’, this DIY house numbers sign has a modern flair, but is rustic enough to go with almost any home style. Easy to follow tutorial!
If your decor is missing something and you want to add a little touch of glam, we love this DIY furry wood stool with gold legs! Another project with a touch of Mid Century flavor, but with modern twist. From ‘A Beautiful Mess‘. Easy project with a staple gun and some spray paint.
Add some luxe with this DIY marble table lamp from ‘The Every Girl’. You will need a drill and a masonry bit for this, but this is a very doable DIY project with a very high end looking result!
This DIY copper ladder was made by ‘Brittany Makes’ for ‘Popsugar’. It’s a taste of vintage, a smidgen of modern, and a whole bunch of divine design. Streamlined and minimal, but charming! Check out her tutorial!
Ok, so another from this talented girl, ‘Brittany Makes’. Her style is bright and fresh, and this faux zebra rug DIY is easy, and clever, and when it’s finished, looks so glam. Notice how she uses these glam touches in a room that is not cluttered or brightly colored. She knows when to stop using a good thing to make it really work. Trying to figure out where I could put this rug!
One of the top design trends on Pinterest in 2016 is geometric tile. Can’t afford to re-tile? No problem, ‘Little Green Notebook’ has your back. This DIY geometric cube painted floor is even outdoors! This proves it… anywhere can be made amazing with a little courage and some DIY.
This Mid Century inspired plant stand definitely has “Dwell” style, and can be made with a drill and a hand saw! From ‘Ehow’, this tutorial has full instructions, photos and supply list.
Jenni at ‘I Spy DIY’ has done it again with this tutorial for her DIY geometric headboard. Take some time while you are checking out this project to look around her site… her design sense is spot on for today’s trends! Have a bit of a blog crush goin’ on!
Have an ugly old metal file cabinet, or saw one at the thrift store? Wanna believe you can turn it into this modern statement piece? Well jump on over to ‘Curbly’ and let Jeran show you how it’s done! This piece is awesome people. Awe. Some. And that coral color? :)
Make this custom credenza with overlays with this how-to from ‘Sarah M. Dorsey Designs’. This is such a before and after, you have to go check out the commercial grade cabinet they used to make this! Gorgeous piece!
Last we have this retro flip clock inspired desk calendar from ‘HomeDit’. The secret behind this project? Stickers! Easy project for even a beginning DIY’er.Image Credits: A Beautiful Mess, I Spy DIY, Cinsarah, The Every Girl, Popsugar, Brittany Makes, Little Green Notebook, Ehow, Curbly, Sarah M. Dorsey