31 Easy DIY Upgrades That Will Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Your dream home is just a weekend project away.

1. Paint your vinyl or linoleum flooring.

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2. Add cheap framed mirrors to closet doors, painted to match.

The mirrors now suddenly look like they’re built in!

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3. Use tab curtains to cover up unsightly wire shelving.

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4. Basket-weave your drapes.

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5. Add a simple hardware to your curtain tie-backs.

You can get brass snap hooks for around $2 at any hardware store.

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6. Hide your television wires in a shower curtain rod.

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7. Use brackets to decorate a window that doesn’t need to be covered up with curtains.

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8. Use napkin rings and ribbons to pretty up your shower curtain.

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Or just tie them right onto the shower curtain rod.

A perfect solution if the rings were gettin’ kinda rusty anyway…

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9. Mix and match your sheer curtains.

It’ll look especially dreamy in a teenage girl’s bedroom.

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10. Know where to place your rug.

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11. Decorate your fridge with washi tape or spray paint.

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12. Paint faux windows on your garage door.

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13. Frame your TV.

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14. Attach some simple yarn tassels to your bedskirt.

Fancy bedding can be soooo expensive. Get this straight-out-of-Anthropologie look by buying or making tassels and attaching them to your bedskirt.

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15. Use a cake stand for your kitchen sink needs.

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16. Cover up an unsightly air vent with a rubber doormat.

Get the DIY here.

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17. Just a coat of spray paint will make old air vents look new again.

A can of primer and a can of metallic spray paint will cover at least 10 of your vents.

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18. Hang curtain rods to create a makeshift canopy bed.

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19. Accent ceilings are the new accent walls.

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20. Inexpensive craft store frames fit perfectly around your light switch covers.

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21. Use a curved shower curtain rod to make a window look bigger.

It’s called balloon drapery and it will make any living room look just GRAND.

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22. Liquid stainless steel paint exists, y’all.

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23. Half-painted walls give the illusion of a taller ceiling.

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24. If you’re going for a rustic look, planking a wall is a cheap and easy weekend project.

See how they did this here.

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25. This insanely simple window shade is magnetic, movable, and no-sew.

Get the directions here.

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26. Un-stain and re-stain your furniture.


Getting the stain off a piece of furniture is surprisingly easy. Get the directions here.

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27. Framing your bathroom mirror will make it “sit” nicely with the rest of your decor.

Especially if you’re going for a rustic style. Get the directions here.

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28. Update your kitchen backsplash by using 3D gel-like tiles that are actually peel and stick.

Get more information here.

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29. Cover your unsightly cords with suede cording you can buy at any craft store.

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30. Add a strip of trim a bit above already existing baseboards, paint between, and you get faux thick baseboards!

Chunky molding on the cheap. Get the directions here.

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31. Add molding + shelving to the top of your kitchen cabinets.


The extra storage is an awesome bonus, but it also adds an extra level of polish to your kitchen. Directions here.

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