10 Easy, Low-Cost Scandinavian-Inspired Home DIY Ideas

If you are addicted to Pinterest as I am, you probably get bitten by the home DIY bug once in a while. Because making the environment around us more beautiful is among us creative people’s biggest obsessions. And, let’s face it, home decoration can be really expensive. So DIYing is many times the perfect solution.

Truly, there are some pretty professional home DIY pieces that can revamp in a second every corner of your sweet abode for a fraction of their store-bought lookalikes’ cost.

A couple of those DIYs shown here can also be called IKEA hacks, as they use IKEA base pieces embellished with a cool touch. But you can get creative and use anything else that you’ve got laying around.

Oh yeah, chances are you might not have all the tools to make your home DIY dreams come true. Then look for a FabLab in your city or any space where you can get your hands to work.

1. DIY Concrete Top for IKEA Melltorp Table (Or Any Table, Really)

For when your table top’s life is reaching its end but you still love its feet. Here’s a tutorial for a concrete tabletop.

Simple, easy and low-cost home DIY ideas inspired by Scandinavian design. Try these minimal, budget home DIY projects and home improvement ideas!
Simple, easy and low-cost home DIY ideas inspired by Scandinavian design. Try these minimal, budget home DIY projects and home improvement ideas!
Simple, easy and low-cost home DIY ideas inspired by Scandinavian design. Try these minimal, budget home DIY projects and home improvement ideas!

2. Mid-Century Plywood Hairpin Legs Nightstand

Plywood is the cheapest wood you can get, and this beautiful nightstand takes minutes to be assembled.

Simple, easy and low-cost home DIY ideas inspired by Scandinavian design. Try these minimal, budget home DIY projects and home improvement ideas!

Simple, easy and low-cost home DIY ideas inspired by Scandinavian design. Try these minimal, budget home DIY projects and home improvement ideas!
Simple, easy and low-cost home DIY ideas inspired by Scandinavian design. Try these minimal, budget home DIY projects and home improvement ideas!

3. Copper & Rope To-Do-List (Or Kitchen Paper Holder, if You Wish)

Or you can make a mini-version for a toilet paper holder…

Simple, easy and low-cost home DIY ideas inspired by Scandinavian design. Try these minimal, budget home DIY projects and home improvement ideas!
Simple, easy and low-cost home DIY ideas inspired by Scandinavian design. Try these minimal, budget home DIY projects and home improvement ideas!
Simple, easy and low-cost home DIY ideas inspired by Scandinavian design. Try these minimal, budget home DIY projects and home improvement ideas!

4. IKEA Kitchen Cabinets Leather Pulls

Just change your cabinet handles for leather pulls. Simple as that.

Simple, easy and low-cost home DIY ideas inspired by Scandinavian design. Try these minimal, budget home DIY projects and home improvement ideas!

5. Eucalyptus Wall Hanger

This does it for a Scandinavian Boho house and for a minimal Christmas decoration.

Simple, easy and low-cost home DIY ideas inspired by Scandinavian design. Try these minimal, budget home DIY projects and home improvement ideas!

6. Wooden Curtain Ring Lamp

Either repurpose your used curtain rings or buy some for cheap and voilà!

Simple, easy and low-cost home DIY ideas inspired by Scandinavian design. Try these minimal, budget home DIY projects and home improvement ideas!

7. Hanging Leather Shelf

For those bits of wood that are left from kitchen counters and other projects.

8. Copper Pipe Clothes Rack

There’s a bunch of those DIY copper clothes racks around the internet, but I like Geneva‘s for its cool, triangle shape. Though I also really like this minimal proposal, this hanging option, this hotel porter with wheels, and this concrete-feet rack. Truth is, you can always hang ropes from the ceiling and use a single copper pipe, sometimes as long as your room. Why not?

9. Modern Industrial Pendant Lamp IKEA Hack

For those times you really like a fruit bowl design but you aren’t fond of fruit bowls.

10. Super quick copper vase

It doesn’t get easier than that: just find a mason jar and cover it with a copper pipe.

Simple, easy and low-cost home DIY ideas inspired by Scandinavian design. Try these minimal, budget home DIY projects and home improvement ideas!

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Tatiana Bastos

The Content Pac-Man: Born and raised in Brasil, studied advertisement at Mackenzie University in Sao Paulo. But from a small child knew to be taken head over feet by fine arts, illustration, and photography. For that reason, attended Panamericana School of Art and Design, also in Brazil, and then ventured to learn some more at The Art Students League of New York, in Manhattan. After years spending time traveling the globe and living on an inspiring island at the center of the blue Aegean Sea, in Greece, settled to be based on electric Berlin, Germany. Still a world traveler, healthy eater, art lover, diy do-er and a words-addict.

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