9 DIY TikTok Decor Initiatives to Brighten Up Your Quarantine

With a little more time in 2020 – thank you, COVID-19 – more of us turned to the TikTok video sharing app for interior design inspiration. If you feel the need to scrape the DIY decor, here are nine of our favorite TikTok home projects that are just the thing for you.

Brush stroke “Wallpaper”

Brush stroke

This technique does not require special skills, but the effect is extremely chic. This designer, uploaded by @tiktokeyedoc, used paint and a good brush to make our eyes see wallpaper that didn’t exist. To recreate the look, simply decide how far apart you want your paint strokes to be and select them. This is a project that might even get done while at home on one of your many conference calls.

DIY hexagon wall shelves

DIY Hexagon wall shelves from TikTok user @ bretomolonis / TikTok DIY Hexagon wall shelves from TikTok user @ bretomolonis / TikTok

You have to watch the video to see how easy it is to make these trendy hexagon shelves. @bretomolonis / TikTok made some of these cute shapes for just $ 25. Just get in wood, a miter saw, painter’s tape, glue, and voila! Stylish geometric shelves that deserve space. These little beauties are perfect for succulents, crafts, or other jewelry.

High quality door in construction quality

High quality, build quality door from TikTok user @jacklyndorminy High quality, build quality door from TikTok user @jacklyndorminy

Most hollow core doors offer little architectural interest. This viral TikTok design hack by @jacklyndorminy adds a herringbone facade and some black paint to a standard door, turning it into a functional piece of art.

Yarn wall hanging

Yarn wall hanging from TikTok user @reillybrown.Yarn wall hanging from TikTok user @reillybrown.

@reillybrown created this fabulous wall decoration from a craft loop and carefully selected colored yarn. You could do one just like that, or get creative and come up with your own pattern.

Cottagecore Orange Garland

Cottagecore Orange Garland by TikTok user @thekwendyhome.Cottagecore Orange Garland by TikTok user @thekwendyhome.

Dried orange garlands are an ancient Christmas ornament, but because of the cottage core aesthetic taking the social media scene by storm this year, a simple garland of wildflowers and sweet smelling oranges can now be decorated anytime. This dried nature chain uploaded by @thekwendyhome perfectly highlights the simpler life that cottagecore fans love.

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Paint stick lampshade

Paint Stick lampshade from TikTok user @fromgrittopearlPaint Stick lampshade from TikTok user @fromgrittopearl

This stunning DIY lampshade cover from @fromgrittopearl is just made of colored pencils and two wooden rings. Getting your computer screen just right during your Zoom meetings can be a great topic of conversation.

Dreamy office breadboard

Dreamy Office Pegboard by TikTok user @narwhalcarouselco. Dreamy Office Pegboard by TikTok user @narwhalcarouselco.

If everyone is creating home office space in 2020, this painted wall pegboard from @narwhalcarouselco can add a little boho flair to your boho flair.

Inkblots gallery wall

Inkblot Gallery Wall by TikTok user @houseofhipsters.Inkblot Gallery Wall by TikTok user @houseofhipsters.

Do you think your psyche could use a little analysis after many months of social distancing? This inkblot gallery wall from @houseofhipsters might do just the right thing. You can find sets of Rorschach test prints on Etsy, but the real mental quiz might be whether you can actually hang them all up in a perfect grid.

IKEA coffee table Hack

IKEA Coffee Table Hack by TikTok user @ official.alicia.pIKEA Coffee Table Hack by TikTok user @ official.alicia.p

@official.alicia.p made this Scandi style coffee table out of an IKEA cutting board and basket. Her video shows the table weighing 44 pounds in the gym, which makes the simple mashup charming and strong.

If you’re still hungry for more design inspiration, the TikTok app has millions of other videos highlighting all kinds of styles and skills to whet your appetite for quarantine projects.

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