There’s one thing we’re sure of—nobody was born an interior designer. Yet, that shouldn’t stop you from creating your dream home. Even if you lack skills or don’t have a big budget, there’s plenty that you can do to design a warm and inviting place for you and anyone that comes along.

Just take a look at the Home Decorating subreddit. Members of this community are sharing some of the best before-and-after pictures of how they turned their dull living spaces into Insta-worthy settings. Presenting a variety of cool ideas and projects, this page has something for every taste.

For your daily dose of inspiration, Bored Panda has taken some of the best posts this subreddit has to offer. Continue scrolling and upvote your favorite ones!

#1

I’ve Been Wanting To Replace These Boring White Builder Grade Tiles For Years. Finally Decided To Just Stencils Them.

I’ve Been Wanting To Replace These Boring White Builder Grade Tiles For Years. Finally Decided To Just Stencils Them.

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Caro Caro
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a difference a little bit of paint can make !

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Since its creation in 2011, more than 466K members have joined this online group, proudly sharing their projects and giving out tips and tricks to help others with theirs. Whether it’s putting a little something on the shelf, doing a small bathroom remodel or a huge house makeover, there’s plenty of stunning home transformations out there. 

For many people, home decor starts with a few new pieces, others may go to greater lengths and repaint their walls but members of the Home Decorating subreddit go all in, doing complete makeovers of their dusty old rooms and awakening the DIYers in us. Even if you’re not looking for inspiration for your own project, it’s at least a feast for the eyes. 

According to a survey by OnePoll on behalf of Puffy, more than 70% U.S. residents were planning to make a significant change in their home decor. It may not have happened by choice, since the pandemic lockdowns and lack of activities left loads of time for thinking and inspiring people to invest in makeover projects. 

#2

Just Completed - A Micro Office I Created From A Really Junky Hall Closet

Just Completed - A Micro Office I Created From A Really Junky Hall Closet

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More than 2000 people were surveyed and asked about their plans, styles and decor pieces they were thinking to get for their future dwellings. While one could guess that the desire to make such changes comes from the “new normal” of working remotely, adding new functions to people’s homes was not the top reason for redecorating, nor was the change of scenery. 

People started to crave more luxurious items and wished to create a safe refuge from the chaos around them. The majority of the respondents said that when it comes to decor, they underline the importance of coziness. Many are planning to do that by incorporating both timeless and modern elements into their interior—smart furniture (34%), natural elements (31%) and colorful statement art (28%).

#3

Small, But Tall Laundry Room. Before And After

Small, But Tall Laundry Room. Before And After

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Queen Mab
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great idea. We spend more time in laundry rooms than we know. This is very attractive and organized

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#4

My Attempt To Hide The Old Air-Conditioning Unit

My Attempt To Hide The Old Air-Conditioning Unit

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Miss Cris
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ok, but now where does the fresh air pass to the room? Are you cooling a clock only?

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Whether your home is due for an update or you just want to breathe new life into your space, there are lots of creative decor trends and styles to try out. If you’re planning to take your project to a whole new level in the upcoming year, there’s a few tips to consider before designing your room. 

First, remember that you’re not going to complete transforming the entire room, not to mention the house, overnight. Avoid buying things like a whole furniture set that would only result in your place looking cluttered. Don’t try to make your room look like something from a furniture store catalogue and remember that it should be unique, look natural and reflect on who you are as a person. 

#5

Couldn't Find A Wallpaper I Liked So I'm Hand Painting The Whole Thing. Almost Done. What Do You Think?

Couldn't Find A Wallpaper I Liked So I'm Hand Painting The Whole Thing. Almost Done. What Do You Think?

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#6

Bathroom DIY Upgrade. Before And After

Bathroom DIY Upgrade. Before And After

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boredkitten
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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love that you kept some furniture and just nicely upgraded it

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Next, if you decide on a theme, don’t overdo it. Thinking of a concept for your room is a good idea but it’s easy to go overboard with it. If you wish that your room would have a tropical mood, getting wallpaper, sheets, rugs or even furniture with little palm trees on them might result in it resembling a bizarre theme park.

Remember that trends have a tendency to come and go. It’s better to keep the theme subtle and include little decor pieces that could be easily changeable in the future. This also helps to make sure that your room does not end being monotonous and unoriginal. After all, personalized room decor is exciting to see, so don’t be afraid to experiment with it. 

#7

I Designed And 3D Printed These Vases

I Designed And 3D Printed These Vases

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#8

Quite Proud Of This Before And After For My Hallway

Quite Proud Of This Before And After For My Hallway

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Aria Whitaker
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oooh, I love that the table is the same, she just did a bit of crafty refurnishing to it! Lovely!

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Most importantly, don’t rush into buying all of the furniture, fluffy pillows and little knick-knacks in one day, especially if you’re on a budget. It’s best to get the statement pieces first and see how it feels to have them. Then, take time to choose the accessories you think would serve both function and aesthetics, and let the interior grow over time. 

#9

Bathroom After And Before

Bathroom After And Before

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#10

Dream Balcony/Reading Nook

Dream Balcony/Reading Nook

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Zoe's Mom
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is this outside and if so, how are all those books going to survive?

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If you’re afraid that you lack skill and your decorating ideas will mess up the whole room, don’t be! It is something that you can learn over time, so don’t feel intimidated by the perfectly arranged pictures you see on social media. Just remember, the only way for your home can become your sanctuary is if you do what looks best for you.

#11

We Build Our Own Coffee Bar

We Build Our Own Coffee Bar

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#12

A Little Before And After!

A Little Before And After!

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Carbonel
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Torn between how much better it looks and the much reduced storage space! 😆

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#13

Our House Glow-Up!

Our House Glow-Up!

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#14

Small Bathroom Remodel. Before & After

Small Bathroom Remodel. Before & After

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#15

My Living Room! Im So Proud 🥲

My Living Room! Im So Proud 🥲

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Ktlar
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I loved that wall tapestry thing

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#16

Living Room Before & After

Living Room Before & After

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#17

Thrift Store, Antique Mall, And Flea Market Finds On My Gallery Wall. Cost Effective, “Green,” And Unique.

Thrift Store, Antique Mall, And Flea Market Finds On My Gallery Wall. Cost Effective, “Green,” And Unique.

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#18

First Time Living On My Own And I’m Pretty Happy With The Living Space I Created!

First Time Living On My Own And I’m Pretty Happy With The Living Space I Created!

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#19

Beautiful 😍

Beautiful 😍

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Grant Barke
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This was on another list. Still nice though, but that stair case needs to be made safer if you ask me.

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#20

My Newly Installed Alcove Shelving (Feat. My Cat)

My Newly Installed Alcove Shelving (Feat. My Cat)

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#21

My Studio Details. Columbus, Oh.

My Studio Details. Columbus, Oh.

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#22

My Very First Non-Studio Apartment! Mix Of Vintage, Used, And New Furniture. Still Need Some More Art And Plants

My Very First Non-Studio Apartment! Mix Of Vintage, Used, And New Furniture. Still Need Some More Art And Plants

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#23

Mostly Second Hand, I Love How It Turned Out.

Mostly Second Hand, I Love How It Turned Out.

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#24

Never Had A Dining Room Until Our New House, Last Night Was Our First Dinner At A Table Of Our Own In Four Years.

Never Had A Dining Room Until Our New House, Last Night Was Our First Dinner At A Table Of Our Own In Four Years.

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#25

My Tiny Apartment 🤎🌿

My Tiny Apartment 🤎🌿

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#26

Here Is Our Homemade Bookshelf On That Dark/Boreal Forest Green❤️ I Think It’s Officially My Favourite Place In The House!

Here Is Our Homemade Bookshelf On That Dark/Boreal Forest Green❤️ I Think It’s Officially My Favourite Place In The House!

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#27

After So Much Buyers Remorse I Am Finally Feeling Cozy And Celebrating One Year In My First Home.

After So Much Buyers Remorse I Am Finally Feeling Cozy And Celebrating One Year In My First Home.

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Zoe's Mom
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very pretty but I think putting some sort of seating facing that beautiful view would be nice.

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#28

Made Some Changes After Feedback From This Sub! Very Happy With It!

Made Some Changes After Feedback From This Sub! Very Happy With It!

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#29

Before And After Of Our Bathroom!!

Before And After Of Our Bathroom!!

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#30

I’m Proud Of What I’ve Done With My Previously Boring And Grey Lounge!!!

I’m Proud Of What I’ve Done With My Previously Boring And Grey Lounge!!!

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