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Published on October 16th, 2014 | by Shantelle


DIY: Home Decor Guide

DIY Home Décor Guide

This Home Décor Guide is to help DIY-ers get ideas on how to decorate for the home.


Color Wheel

Lamps & Light Fixtures


Types of Curtains


Wall Coverings


Color Wheel

Color wheel

The Color wheel is made up of 12 colors which are divided into 3 categories. It is very helpful when picking out colors for a room and especially if you want to find out what colors match together.

Visit colorschemedesigner.com to help you choose the right colors for your rooms.

Primary Colors: Red, yellow, and blue.

Secondary Colors: Created when mixing primary colors. Orange, Green, and purple.

Tertiary Colors: Created when a primary color is combined with a secondary color. Yellow-orange, blue-green, and red-violet.


After choosing a primary color using the color wheel, you can now create a color scheme.

Monochromatic: All the colors of a single hue. The single color can be a darker shade to a lighter shade in a single room.

Complementary: These colors are located directly across from each other on the color wheel. This color scheme is used to bring different colors together, and is great to use if you are wanting to paint an accent wall.

Analogous: These colors are adjacent to each other on the color wheel, with one being the dominant color.

Triad: Includes any three colors that are equally spaced on the color wheel (red-orange, yellow-green, blue-violet). In this color scheme, one shade is dominant, another is a secondary color, and the third is an accent color.


Lamps & Light Fixtures

floor lampFloor Lamp: a tall lamp designed to stand on the floor.

Visit How to Make a Floor Lamp Base EZ!





table lampTable Lamp: a lamp that sits on a table.






Pendant Fixture: lighting that hangs from the ceiling by a long chain or a metal rod. Usually found over a kitchen island or dining room table.





Ttrack lightingrack Lighting: light fixtures are attached on a continuous track device.





ceiling fanCeiling Fan: a mechanical fan, usually electrically powered, suspended from the ceiling of a room.





ceiling fixtureCeiling Fixture: mounted from the ceiling with a covering over the lighting.





chandelierChandelier: a branched, decorative ceiling-mounted light fixture.

Visit Pig and Paint to find out how to make a DIY chandelier.





sconceWall Sconce: affixed to a wall in such a way that it uses only the wall for support, and the light is usually directed upwards.







Visit www.lampshop.com for lampshade supplies.

Visit How to Make a Lampshade From Scratch EZ!

drum lampshade







squar lampshade






rectangle lampshade






bell lampshade






barrel lampshade






pagoda lampshade






empire lampshade






hexagon lampshade








Types of Curtains


rod pocketRod Pocket






tab top

Tab Top












box pleatBox Pleated






pinch pleatPinched Pleated






goblet pleatGoblet Pleated







Visit “How to Stencil on Fabric EZ“.

Visit www.spraypaintstencils.com to make your own stencils.

Visit www.cuttingedgestencils.com for ALL of you stenciling needs.


wall stencilWall Stencils

Marrakech Trellis Allover Stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils





stenciled pillow

Craft Stencils





furniture stencilFurniture Stencils

Outside of the Box Craft Stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils





border stencilBorder Stencils






ceiling stencil
Ceiling Stencil

Butterfly Medallion Stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils






Wall Coverings


wallpaperWallpaper: a material used to cover and decorate interior walls.

Hyde Park Temporary Wallpaper courtesy of www.modcloth.com

Visit BHG.com to see places where wallpaper is used.

Visit About.com to make your own homemade wallpaper remover.



wall fabricsWall Fabric: fabric used to cover and decorate interior walls. Easier to remove than wallpaper.

Courtesy of www.michaelabrams.com

Watch HGTV’s YouTube video to learn how to apply fabric to walls.

Visit www.Apartmenttherapy.com to find out how to make removable fabric wallpaper.

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2 Responses to DIY: Home Decor Guide

  1. Lynn says:

    Hi, after searching and searching we found a sconce on your site and we wNt to know where to purchase it. There is no description or name given. It is the one before the lampshades on this page. Please give me any info you have on this. Thank you, Lynn

    • Shantelle says:

      I have searched for the image online and I can’t find anywhere where you can purchase it. If you type in Google search “sconce”and “Home Decor Made EZ”, the sconce will come up. Click search similar and you will see similar sconces that you can purchase. Hope this helps!

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