DIY Living Room Furniture Ideas

What style couch is best for your space? Which coffee table shape will facilitate optimal flow? Here at Hometalk you'll find slideshows and videos to help you furnish your living room. Check out our best, newest, and most popular living room furniture projects, or participate in our discussion boards. We can help you find your inspiration!

How to Choose a Coffee Table

Determine your needs

Buy your coffee table based on what it is to be used for. Is it for decorative purposes or will it be a stand-in dining table for meals?

Measure correctly

Use the height of your couch as a guide to choose the correct height of your coffee table. The table should be of equal height or lower.

Shop smart

Choose the material for a table according to your needs. If you have kids or a dog, it’s best to avoid glass.

Be unconventional

Think outside the box. Sometimes alternative options such as ottomans and wooden chests make ideal coffee table alternatives.

Take your time

As this is a feature item, search for the perfect table online, visit yard sales, and even look in antique shops for a bargain.

Top Projects for Living Room Furniture

Check out our top living room furniture projects to find your inspiration.

Living Room Furniture Videos

Enjoy our collection of DIY video tutorials on living room furniture ideas.

Repurposed Ladder Into Shelf

I had this old ladder sitting around and thought I would repurpose it somehow. Now ladders can be used for loads of things, but I thought I would make a back-of-the-door storage unit this time around. This shelf is quick and easy and makes for a great catch all! Adding a bit of hardware cloth to the ladder makes this shelf a quick and easy project, too!We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

Picture Frame Coffee Table

My picture frame coffee table has always been a staple in my living room as it is such a wonderful conversation piece and adds so much character to my home. This video and simple instructions will have you creating your conversation piece in no time! If you would like to see more of my home DIY projects check out my YouTube channel at Thanks. NikkiSHOP YOUR FRAMESLook for frames that you think best fits your design style. Make sure to get different size frames for a unique look. Stay away from oval shaped frames, straight sided frames are best for this project. Get an abundance of frames, this is key! Remember that you can always return the frames that you do not use.

Faux Stained Glass Cabinet Technique

Grab some Elmer's glue and craft paint for this one of a kind cabinet update!Check out the video for more how-to's!

Grab a Shower Curtain for This Gorgeous Table Flip!

I had an old table that needed a little love - it needed a coat of paint, but I decided not to stop there! Check out the video for more how-to's!

New Living Room Furniture Projects

New DIY living room furniture ideas for your home. Check out what's trending.

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Reupholstered Torn Couch!
Another Trash to Treasure
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Repurposed Credenza Sideboard
How to Make an Old Dresser Into Media Cabinet or Buffet
Red Pallet Coffee Table with Instructions
From Crates to Coffee
80's Oak Bookcase Makeover to Rustic Industrial
4 Ways to Turn Ordinary Items Into Pottery Barn-style Home Decor!
Trash to Treasure Console Table
Give New Life To An Old Table With A Map
Round Coffee Table Turns Into Tufted Ottoman
Vintage Trunk Turned Treasure
Making an Apothecary-style Cabinet
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A Storage Solution From an Old Dresser Drawer!
DIY Striped Black and White Marble Table
Restoring a Buffet/hutch With Wallpaper
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Would Mama Be Happy Part II
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Footstool Refresher
Sliding Door Console
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Saltwash! Fab Furniture Flippin Contest June!
A Furniture Makeover & Setting Up My Antique Booth
Coffee Table/bench From Old Drawers
How to Carve a Design Into a Table Top
DIY Tire Table
Pallet Projects
Apothecary Cabinet Ikea Rast Hack #PaintJob #IkeaRastHack
2 Toned Coffee Table and End Table
Cabinet Flip
Plant Shelf
IKEA Hack: Turn A Tarva Dresser Into An Apothecary-Style TV Cabinet
Clearance Wood Turned Into a Gorgeous Coffee Table.
DIY Rustic Bookshelf and Storage
Faux Leather Coffee Table.
Quick and Easy DIY Mid-Century Modern Bookshelf
Curbside Table Makeover
Jewel of a Buffet