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25 Shockingly Cheap Ways To Make Your Room Stand Out

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1. Mix and match textures on your bed to add dimension to your favorite place in your home. A casually draped faux fur blanket adds regality even if you don't actually make your bed.

2. Transform your whole room by covering just one wall with removable wallpaper. It minimizes the chore of finding artwork, especially if you opt for a bold pattern.

Get it from Fab.com for $39. Each sheet is 36”x24”.
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Get it from Fab.com for $39. Each sheet is 36”x24”.

5. Choose your favorite color and create a theme by matching your bedding to some art. The monochrome effect makes even the tiniest of rooms look larger and organized.

6. Go ~green~ with your favorite letter, a.k.a. initial. Have it stand out by hanging it alone or make it the focal point of the rest of your collection.

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Get a pre-made decorated initial from WayFair for $64+.

8. Light up your room with delicate string lights for a year-round cozy nook — Van Gogh doesn't get to hog starry nights anymore.

Promising Review: "I bought the warm white lights, and I love them! I hung a string on each side of my room. They were easy to hang and very easy to bend, as the wire is easy to manipulate. The battery pack is light, and easy to tape to the wall, behind a photo, tapestry, or anything else to hide from view. The lights are dainty and simple, but very strong!" —leeGet some from Amazon for $7.49+ (available in three sizes).
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Promising Review: "I bought the warm white lights, and I love them! I hung a string on each side of my room. They were easy to hang and very easy to bend, as the wire is easy to manipulate. The battery pack is light, and easy to tape to the wall, behind a photo, tapestry, or anything else to hide from view. The lights are dainty and simple, but very strong!" —lee

Get some from Amazon for $7.49+ (available in three sizes).

10. Make a marbled pot with nothing but water and nail polish to show off your green thumb.

Get a plant pot from Amazon for $10.49+ and a 12-pack of blue nail polish for $17.95.Check out East Coast Creative for the full tutorial!
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Get a plant pot from Amazon for $10.49+ and a 12-pack of blue nail polish for $17.95.

Check out East Coast Creative for the full tutorial!

11. Show off your favorite clothes and accessories with a hanging closet — and say goodbye to digging around your wardrobe only to wear the same three things.

12. Arrange different sized picture frames close together as a quirky display of your favorite art. Bonus points if the prints include a wide array of bold colors to make them pop.

Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $37.47.
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Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $37.47.

13. Fret not if you can't afford a zebra rug — a dish version still adds pizazz (and helps keep you from losing your rings).

Get it from Jet for $17.51+. Available in black, gold, and silver.
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Get it from Jet for $17.51+. Available in black, gold, and silver.

14. Take advantage of large windows and place your bed in front of them to make the most of natural light.

15. Trick people into thinking you bought new furniture and paint over your old chairs. You read that right. All it takes is some fabric paint.

Check out Le Zoe Musings for the full tutorial!

16. Put your favorite trinkets on display with a DIY butler tray. Or class up the joint even more with a stylish bar cart.

Get a butler tray from Walmart or Amazon for $41.19+, gold paint from Amazon for $6.82, and blue paint from Amazon for $17.05. Check out Centsational Style for the full tutorial!
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Get a butler tray from Walmart or Amazon for $41.19+, gold paint from Amazon for $6.82, and blue paint from Amazon for $17.05.

Check out Centsational Style for the full tutorial!

17. Take decorating into your own hands — or penmanship, that is. It's practically free and puts your creativity on ~full display~.

Get black paint from Amazon for $6.44 and a calligraphy paint brush from Amazon for $10.76.Check out East Coast Creative for the full tutorial!
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Get black paint from Amazon for $6.44 and a calligraphy paint brush from Amazon for $10.76.

Check out East Coast Creative for the full tutorial!

19. Get rid of dingy furniture... but not by throwing it away. White and gold paint convert run-down pieces into new and improved gems.

Get white paint from Amazon for $17.83 and gold paint from Amazon for $6.82.Check out Le Zoe Musings for the full tutorial!
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Get white paint from Amazon for $17.83 and gold paint from Amazon for $6.82.

Check out Le Zoe Musings for the full tutorial!

20. Combine shabby chic with elegance. Get down to basics with sticking to just a mattress and plush comforter, and juxtapose it with a

21. Display your jewelry and double it as decor with a pretty jewelry stand.

Promising Review: "Wonderful! This turned out to be better than expected. It holds a lot of bracelets and necklaces. I love the additional tray on the bottom which is where I put my everyday watches. Very good quality. Worth every penny." —Stephanie L. SmithGet it from Amazon for $13.59. Available in six styles.
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Promising Review: "Wonderful! This turned out to be better than expected. It holds a lot of bracelets and necklaces. I love the additional tray on the bottom which is where I put my everyday watches. Very good quality. Worth every penny." —Stephanie L. Smith

Get it from Amazon for $13.59. Available in six styles.

22. Stun your guests into thinking you can suddenly afford marble surfaces. Little do they know it's essentially a sticker.

Check out Centsational Style for a full tutorial!

Check out Centsational Style for a full tutorial!

23. Gild your walls with unexpectedly inexpensive mirrors.

Promising Review: "SO BEAUTIFUL! Looks expensive, not cheap." —Amazon CustomerGet a three-pack from Walmart or Amazon for $23.88.
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Promising Review: "SO BEAUTIFUL! Looks expensive, not cheap." —Amazon Customer

Get a three-pack from Walmart or Amazon for $23.88.

24. Avoid spending hundreds on oversize prints by opting for a standout shower curtain. Yes, really.

Learn how on House of Jade here and find more DIY home decor tips here.Get a similar shower curtain on Amazon for $21.90.
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Learn how on House of Jade here and find more DIY home decor tips here.

Get a similar shower curtain on Amazon for $21.90.

25. Replace mundane knobs with artsy, ceramic designs to instantly redesign old furniture and easily add some color to your room.

Promising Review: "Great quality and quantity for the price. The finish on the knobs are nice and solid and they came in a variety that's interesting but also complimentary to each other." —VideoGet a a 10-pack from Amazon for $19.99.
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Promising Review: "Great quality and quantity for the price. The finish on the knobs are nice and solid and they came in a variety that's interesting but also complimentary to each other." —Video

Get a a 10-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

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