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DIY Home Design For Those Looking For A Fresh Start

Many people over 50 are looking to DIY their own home decor but don’t know where to start. This blog post has DIY projects that anyone of any age can do. You will also find some inspiration for the interior design styles that best suit you and your personal taste!

What You’ll Need For Supplies

When it comes to DIY home decor, pretty much anything could be a tool. Got some extra rope lying around? Why not wrap it around the base of a lamp, and boom, you’ve got a nautically themed decoration for your living room.

Still, there are some more common supplies that you will most likely need for whatever project you undertake. Of course, we always recommend deciding on your project before picking your supplies, but if you’re ready to prepare and are unsure of your direction, here’s what you might need.

DIY Supplies

  • Rope
  • Felt Materials
  • Old Magazines
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Duct or packing tape
  • Pencils & Markers
  • Glue
  • X-Acto Knife
  • A spirit level
  • Yarn

Also, consider checking out some vintage or thrift stores. You never know what you might find that could be of use.

Hit The Beach

While you can get most of the supplies you need in regular department or art supply stores, there are some things you can only find on your own. It’s not for everyone, but going out and finding your own materials adds a much deeper connection to your home.

The best place to do this is the beach. All it takes is a walk down the shore, keeping an eye out for shells, sea glass, stones, and driftwood. Any of which can be material for your next DIY project.

You could even take home a jar of sand with you and dye it as part of a statement piece. Best of all. It’s all free! So if you want to DIY on a budget, it doesn’t get cheaper than this.

Where To Look For Inspiration

There’s a lot of money in interior decorating, and there are plenty of magazines, shows, and websites that make their money off showing regular people how to spruce up their homes—kind of like what we’re doing here.

Here are some of our favorite sources when looking for home design ideas.


Who doesn’t love Chip and Joanna?

My mom and sister flew to Tennessee from the East Coast just to visit their farm and maybe get a chance to meet the stars themselves. And I can’t deny that I love me some fixer-upper.


While fixer-upper may be a little more rustic for you, Moorhouse hits the other end of the spectrum. It is a luxury, comfortable, and most importantly, a do-able home decor brand.


Similar to the last entry, Rejuvenation is a company that focuses on providing high-quality pieces for home decor. Their most interesting focus is their heritage collection, which sells converted or improved antiques as statement pieces for your home.

There are tons of websites ready to hand feed you some DIY projects, but if you are looking to get a little creative on your own, these resources will be perfect for you. At least one should fit your style and give you all of the ideas you need to get started.

Quick And Easy Ideas To Dip Your Toes In The Water

Maybe you aren’t ready to jump right into a major project, so here’s a quick list of smaller DIYs that you can accomplish in an afternoon or two.

  • Convert cabinets into a Secret Storage Area for your shoes
  • Buy a rustic ladder and drape some blankets over it.
  • Knit some wool coasters
  • Spill-proof placemats
  • Wall art hung on clipboard frames
  • Bandana covered pillows or flower pots


The top of the list for any DIYer is usually repainting the inside of their home. You either don’t have the money to hire a professional, or you’d rather do it yourself, so you buy a big bucket and some brushes and get to work.

While painting, you’ll realize that it doesn’t take too long at all with the right tools. With two dedicated people, you could finish an entire bedroom in a day. And

If you’re really feeling up to it, there are plenty of tutorials online that can show you how to create a masterpiece.

String Art

One of the hottest topics in home DIY right now is what you can do with string wall art. It’s easy, relatively cheap, and the possibilities are endless.

The best part about it is that you can make it as big or small as you want, so it’s perfect for any space.

All you need to get started is some string (or yarn), a ruler, and a pencil. From there, just follow the simple steps, and you’ll be on your way to a beautiful piece of art.

Wrap Up

There’s something about DIY home decor that just feels special. Maybe it’s the satisfaction of knowing that you made it with your own two hands, or perhaps it’s the unique pieces that you can’t find in stores.

Whatever it is, we hope that these DIY projects have inspired you to DIY your way into a new home.

Vineyards at Brookfield offers the perfect balance of quality, comfort, and convenience. Our luxury-designed homes nestled in the heart of Center Moriches are just waiting for you to make them your own.

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