Thursday, January 9, 2014

31 GENIUS Home Decor Tips!

I came across this post the other day on buzzfeed.com and I thought it had some pretty smart tricks that everyone should know! Enjoy!











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1. If you need an easy way to hang a curtain rod, use Command hooks.

If you need an easy way to hang a curtain rod, use Command hooks.
If you live in a rental or are don't want to drill a hole in the wall. Get these nice chrome ones from Amazon.

2. Repurpose your old rhinestone necklaces to make curtain tiebacks for a bohemian-inspired home.

Repurpose your old rhinestone necklaces to make curtain tiebacks for a bohemian-inspired home.
Such great use out of those necklaces that you were thinking of throwing away!

3. Easily switch out seasonal plants by placing your potted plants IN pots.

Easily switch out seasonal plants by placing your potted plants IN pots.
This is even a great idea for the colder weather!

4. If you have an exposed closet or clothing rack, use colored tape to prettify your hangers.

If you have an exposed closet or clothing rack, use colored tape to prettify your hangers.

5. Use a hollowed out book to hide an unsightly router.

Use a hollowed out book to hide an unsightly router.
Doesnt that look so much better?!

6. Use a sharpie and draw a design on a light bulb to cast a neat shadow when the light is turned on.

Use a sharpie and draw a design on a light bulb to cast a neat shadow when the light is turned on.
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The kids will love it!

7. Use an upside down Command hook on the backside of a door to hang a wreath.

8. Jute rope is a cheap way to add a rustic/nautical touch to any window dressing.

Jute rope is a cheap way to add a rustic/nautical touch to any window dressing.
Also a great idea if your curtains are just a couple inches too short! The longer curtains are always more expensive!

9. Cut an inexpensive duvet cover in half to make curtains — the fabric will be doubled, creating its own “lining.”

Cut an inexpensive duvet cover in half to make curtains — the fabric will be doubled, creating its own "lining."

10. If you’re looking for a subtle pop of color, paint the sides of your door.

If you're looking for a subtle pop of color, paint the sides of your door.
Tell your husband its better than a pink wall!

11. Painting the sides of a dresser adds a delightful detail to a child’s room.

Painting the sides of a dresser adds a delightful detail to a child's room.

12. Place a can under a candle in a large vase — you’ll use less filler AND the candle will sit straight!!

Place a can under a candle in a large vase — you'll use less filler AND the candle will sit straight!!
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Just pure genius!

13. Put your mouthwash in a decanter.

Put your mouthwash in a decanter.
Such a nice classy touch.

14. Light an array of candles in an unused fireplace.

Light an array of candles in an unused fireplace.
Who likes lugging around firewood anyway?

15. Update an unsightly fan with ribbons and tape.

Update an unsightly fan with ribbons and tape.

16. Coat the inside of a lampshade with glitter to create a cool reflective light effect.

Coat the inside of a lampshade with glitter to create a cool reflective light effect.
Have your own personal disco party!

17. Half-painted walls will give the illusion of higher ceilings.

Half-painted walls will give the illusion of higher ceilings.

18. Tie shower curtains on with bows instead of metal rings that rust.

Tie shower curtains on with bows instead of metal rings that rust.

19. Poke holes in a dark lampshade for a starry effect.

Poke holes in a dark lampshade for a starry effect.

20. For a statement wall hanging, Staples does oversized prints called “engineer prints.”

For a statement wall hanging, Staples does oversized prints called "engineer prints."
The largest size is 3’ x 4’ and they cost only $4.99!!

21. Use removable contact paper to pre-arrange your photo gallery before drilling holes.

22. A slim floating bookcase is a nice, clean way to add storage to dead space.

A slim floating bookcase is a nice, clean way to add storage to dead space.

23. Use embroidery floss to weave a welcome message onto your screen door.

Use embroidery floss to weave a welcome message onto your screen door.

24. Use a paste of water and cornstarch to make removable wallpaper out of fabric.

Get the exact directions here.

25. Paint your unsightly vinyl or laminate floors.

Vinyl or laminate flooring can make any kitchen or bathroom look dirty and cheap. You’ll be surprised at how well a floor paint job will actually hold up. Get the directions here.

26. For a space-saving lamp, hang a lightbulb on a cord off of a wall-mounted shelf bracket.

For a space-saving lamp, hang a lightbulb on a cord off of a wall-mounted shelf bracket.
This will look great in a minimalist space. Paint the cord, or cover it in washi tape or embroidery floss, if it’s unsightly.
Get the bracket from Ikea.

27. If you’re hanging something heavy on your walls, use tape to measure the distance between two holes.

If you're hanging something heavy on your walls, use tape to measure the distance between two holes.

28. For a cheap and classy alternative to bookshelves, use stair treads and corbels.

For a cheap and classy alternative to bookshelves, use stair treads and corbels.

29. Transform a boring window roller blind by covering it with pretty fabric and attaching it with hot glue.

Get more information here.

30. Similarly, you can do the same thing to an ugly rubber mat using spray adhesive.

Similarly, you can do the same thing to an ugly rubber mat using spray adhesive.
Get the step-by-step here.

31. This handy website lets you see how your room will look with different paint colors.

This handy website lets you see how your room will look with different paint colors.
See it before your do it! Check it out here.

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