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    31 Ways To Transform Your Home Away From Home

    You don't need big bucks to live in style.

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    1. Set a theme — it'll tie the room together and make everything look ~naturally~ organized.

    2. Make a spa-like vibe with an aroma oil diffuser.

    Promising Review: "The seven color lights flow soothingly into each other, and can be very relaxing to watch. I particularly like the wood look because it fits nicely into any décor without looking harsh." —Vicki

    Get it on Amazon for $25.99+ (available in three colors).

    5. Hang up some string lights for unique and eye-catching decor.

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

    6. Mount some mirrors on the wall to create space and reflect natural light.

    Promising Review: "This was the final touch to open up the room using reflected light. These mirrors maximize the impact of both artificial and natural light without being overwhelming." —Rachel Burns

    Get them on Amazon for $14.99.

    8. Arrange seating cushions that won't take up much room for guests.

    Get them on Urban Outfitters for $39 each (available in eight colors).

    9. Show off your outfits for the week on a clothing rack.

    Get it on Amazon for $25.99.

    10. Or install a clothing rod under a shelf to turn your clutter and clothing into decoration.

    11. Place a bench at the foot of your bed for fashionable extra storage.

    Promising Review: "Well-made, and super easy to assemble. I use this at the edge of our king-size bed as a pet step so the small dogs can jump up on the bed." —Ms. Bojangles

    Get it on Amazon for $39.65+ (available in two sizes).

    12. Subtly hide your mess by using an ottoman to seat friends and also store clutter.

    Promising Review: "I love the fact that they can double as seating and keep soft blankets folded inside, as they have great storage." —Linda P.

    Get it on Amazon for $53.99 (available in two colors).

    13. Apply removable wallpaper to inexpensively transform your home in a way that won't anger the landlord.

    Get them from $79.98 for four 25”x50” tiles and $118 for an eight-panel sheet for a 100”x145” total.

    14. Or use removable wallpaper to add an illusion of stainless steel or marble to counters.,

    Get them from $32.99 for two 17.7"x78.7" rolls and $49.99 for a 216”x20.50” sheet.

    16. Attach a cool shower curtain to a canvas for a cheap way to get some large art.

    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.

    17. Use a storage cart as a cheap alternative to expensive shelving.

    Promising Review: "It's sturdy, looks nice, and the handles on top were a plus to grab and go. The shelves are perforated and super smooth." —Joann MacMaster

    Get it on Amazon for $25.99+ (available in two sizes).

    19. Don't bother worrying about killing plants and replace them with convincing fake options.

    Promising Review: "This is a gorgeous plant that looks very much like a live succulent. The plant arrived ready to go with no need to arrange the leaves." —Mommazon Prime

    Get it on Amazon for $48.97.

    21. Prop up an over-the-door mirror to make the most of every nook and cranny.

    Promising Review: "I am a 62-year-young lady and was able to attach the brackets in about 10 minutes, no problems at all. The mirror looks great on the back of the bathroom door." —Florida mom

    Get it on Amazon for $49.95 (available in two colors).

    22. Treat yourself with trendy kitchen gadgets, like a French press, for a touch of luxury.

    Promising Review: "I've been using this stainless-steel French press for a month now, and I'm very satisfied with the overall performance of this product. In fact, the screen on this press filters out more coffee sediment than any other press I've owned." —Billy

    Get it on Amazon for $23.95.

    23. Make the most out of laundry and hide it in a pretty hamper.

    Get it on Urban Outfitters for $39.

    24. Same goes for the rest of your stray belongings — pop them in some pretty storage baskets.,|slp|search_bought|slp|50253259|1

    Get it on Tj Maxx for $19.99 or on Target for $9.99 (available in 46 colors).

    25. Buy a rug that covers the entire floor. Smaller designs (ironically) cramp the room.

    Promising Review: "Rug was even nicer in person. Seems to be standing up to traffic of two people and two dogs. Great part about the coloring of this rug is that it helps to hide any small stains or spills." —Michael J. Rose

    Get it on Amazon for $62.46+ (available in 30 sizes and in six colors).

    26. Find extra room with bed risers for extra shelves under your bed.

    Get the shelves on Urban Outfitters for $59 and bed risers on Amazon for $18.99.

    You can always cover it all with a dust ruffle.

    27. Stick on a decal headboard to save a ton of money but still achieve the desired effect.

    Promising Review: "It's perfect for anyone that lives at a university :)" —Amazon Customer

    Get it on Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four sizes).

    29. Disguise a cheap table with a pretty tablecloth.

    Promising Review: "Beautiful tablecloth that looks much more expensive than the actual cost! Great quality, and the fabric has a nice feel." —PennyL

    Get it on Amazon for $45.99 (available in six sizes).

    30. Also, easily add class to wine night with coasters.

    Get a four-pack on Amazon for $13.99.

    31. Stock up on your favorite wine or liquor with a bar cart to impress friends.

    Promising Review: "This is a great, sturdy utility cart. I am using this for a bar cart and it holds more than 20 bottles of liquor (don't judge, lol)." —Andrea Pablo

    Get it on Amazon for $35.99+ (available in four colors).

    You when you're done decorating:

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