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19 Hella Cheap Ways To Make Your Home Look More Expensive

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2. Paint "shiplap" onto your walls to get a look that Joanna and Chip would approve of.

3. Knot some rope around an eye snap hook to attractively tie back the drapes.


4. Wrangle your tangled TV wires in a plastic shower curtain rod.

6. Or wrap rope around hot pipes to both insulate and hide.

7. "Dip" the legs of old furniture in gold spray paint.


8. Paint fake windows on your garage door and embellish with some cheap hardware.

9. Add a curtain rod to the side of your cabinets to hang up your pots and pans.

Even if you don't have fancy cookware to display, this will still be an awesome organization trick. Again, I say win-win. Oh, and keep the bottoms of your (stainless or enameled) pans looking spankin' new with Bar Keepers Friend and a bit of elbow grease.

See this kitchen here.

10. Nail stained planks to your headboard to make your Ikea bed look like it's from West Elm.


12. Spray-paint any dated fixtures to elevate your bathroom to spa status.

13. Wrap fabric or washi tape around around cheap curtain rings to make them less hideous.

Yeah, I said it. All you need to do is cut some strips, wrap them around the ring, and seal with decoupage glue.

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16. Frame pretty postcards or magazine covers if you would love a gallery wall but don't have any art.

Postcards are by far the cheapest thing you can hang on your wall, and then you can say you look at art worth millions every day. 😏

See it here.

18. Or drape fabric that matches your walls to completely hide the wire shelves.

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If this scene from The Pink Panther didn't immediately pop into your head, then you had a very different childhood than mine.

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19. Accent your floating shelves with L-brackets for a glammed-up industrial look.

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It's also pretty easy to build floating shelves from just a few planks of wood if you want to add some classy storage space.

From here.