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    31 Simple DIY Projects That'll Give You Big Results In Your Home

    All ya need is a just a little paint, TLC, and a weekend.

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    1. Create a fun design anywhere you want a statement by using a wall or floor stencil and some paint. Why does my laundry room not look like this...?

    Promising review: "Great stencil that comes out amazing when done!!! My only recommendation would be to wash your stencil frequently as you use it or the pint builds up and causes the paint to bleed under the stencil a bit. Overall easy to use and looks beautiful!!" —KSerrano

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    2. Get creative with removable botanical wallpaper beyond just covering an entire wall. Use it in framed paneling (ahem, product #1 in this list!!!) or as the backdrop for your closet shelves like some chic designer store.

    wallpaper framed within molding on reviewer bedroom wall
    different reviewer's closet with wallpaper hung on the back wall behind each shelf

    One roll measures 20.5"x18' and covers about 30.75 square feet.

    Promising review: "This wallpaper is not sticky, it is tacky. That’s what allows it to be removed without damaging the wall. I was able to reposition it once or twice on a freshly painted eggshell finish wall. I think people who are having issues with it falling down are either putting it on flat paint or a dirty wall. Make sure to wash off your wall before trying to put this up otherwise it will just stick to the dust then fall off. I found the pattern easy to line up, it repeats perfectly. The background of the print almost makes it look like it is made from linen." —C. Schaffer

    Get it from Amazon for $30.61+ (available in three colors).

    3. Hang a new chandelier — like this COOL pick — to bring some funky mid-mod energy into your dining room. Something this fun will become an instant focal point, or in other words, be a super easy way to give a room an entirely new personality.

    Promising review: "This turned out to be a great purchase. I had seen similar lights for much more money. I was trying to coordinate this light with some others I had in my house and this was perfect. As the vendor states, it can hang from a sloped ceiling. I needed to customize the down rod and the vendor answered my email the same day and shipped a longer rod immediately. I also broke a globe and they shipped me two! I am very happy with the vendor and my light." —Laura E. West

    Get it from Amazon for $179.99+ (available in four colors).

    4. Try your hand at a cabinet painting kit, because a paint refresh is muuuuuuuch cheaper than ripping your cabinets out and replacing with new ones. A little TLC will do 'em good.

    reviewer kitchen with dated cabinets
    after image of same kitchen with white cabinets and new hardware

    Includes two 31-oz. cans of Nuvo cabinet paint, one roller arm, two roller covers, two-inch angled paint brush. Each covers 100 square feet of cabinet surface.

    Promising review: "This product was super easy to use. We went with the tips in the reviews and bought nicer foam rollers specifically for cabinets and I’m so happy I did, it made it so we barely had to use a brush because of how the foam rolls over the side. We also took the doors and handles off, which I recommend also. It definitely wouldn’t have turned out as nice if we left them on.

    This took four coats and five in the larger areas (i.e. next to the fridge, etc). Our kitchen took two kits, but well worth it and still way cheaper than the quotes that we got from professionals. It totally changes the feel of the kitchen and it looks SO MUCH BRIGHTER! I would say give yourself a few days to knock this out as it took us several nights to finish. But would highly recommend." —TJ Sarnese

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95 (available in more colors here).

    5. And! Swap out your pulls for some gold ones that'll add an undeniably fancy charm to them, whether you install them on kitchen cabinets or a wardrobe dresser.

    reviewer pulling gold pull on kitchen cabinet
    different reviewer's bathroom with black cabinets and gold pulls installed on drawers and cabinets

    Promising review: "If you have any doubts in your mind about these handle pulls.... don't!!! They are absolutely stunning in person. They are heavy and have a lux weighted feel and look to them. The brushed brass gleams the perfect amount. I truly get so happy every time I walk into my kitchen. These handle pulls make it magnificent. They're like jewelry for your kitchen. I couldn't be happier with them." —Ravi S

    Get a set of 10 five-inch pulls from Amazon for $46.95.

    6. Add some pizzazz and depth to big empty walls with pre-made wall panels. With these, you can achieve the professional molding look everyone is mastering on TikTok with even *less* work. Just a little nail gun action and some glue (OK, and some measuring), and you'll have this look in no time.

    Reviewers attached these in different ways, with some just using mounting tape in apartments for no damage to walls. Others installed them on doors and kitchen islands!

    Promising review: "Moved into an apartment with an ugly old plain front door that has seen better days. Since I cannot replace the door I decided to spruce it up, and these frame pieces are going to do the trick. They can be nailed or glued on, and then I have some colorful paint to cover them and the door...making the door look like it always was an upscale door with panels. I am happy with this purchase." —tj44

    Get a single panel from Amazon starting at $7.32 (available in sets and tons of sizes).

    7. Go fancy with peel-and-stick wallpaper (this Mediterranean-esque pick is a great choice) and give yourself the upgrade you've been wanting for a fraction of the price. This on stairs? I never would of thought but now I need immediately.

    reviewer image of paper applied to stairs
    wallpaper applied to reviewer's kitchen backsplash

    Promising review: "The paper of my dreams! Thick, easy to install, VERY forgiving pattern, and I was able to pull off and reposition several times with no loss of stickiness. Can’t say enough good things! Not even a bad smell like I was expecting after reading other reviews. One roll covered my entire set of stair risers with exactly the right amount and a very tiny strip leftover. Posting a before and after so you can be amazed at the transformation like I was. The results are just what I was hoping for and more." —BwHow

    Get a roll (measures 198" x 20.5") from Amazon for $29.60+ (originally #34.99, available in three colors).

    8. Go beyond just a light fixture and add a ceiling medallion that'll bring some major royal energy. I am pretty sure everyone danced under ceiling medallions in the many balls of Bridgerton...

    reviewer image of medallion installed and painted dark green to match the rest of ceiling
    different reviewer image of medallion left as white and installed above dining room table

    Lots of reviewers painted it!

    Promising review: "These medallions were much prettier than I expected, and were super smooth for reception of paint. It took me a few days to decide the color placement and style, as they will be in rooms that are visible to one another. Pre-colored medallions are crazy expensive, doing it myself saved me money I used to upgrade my chandeliers." —Cris

    Get it from Amazon for $64 (available in 31 colors).

    9. Use stick-on lights to add some major va-va-voom to your cabinets. These in your kitchen, pantry, bathroom — a simple yet impactful upgrade.

    Includes a remote that can adjust the brightness.

    Promising review "This is a wonderful product; just what I wanted. Super easy to install and I love that it breaks off into sections so you don’t have any hanging over to hide. The remote is awesome and there are lots of brightness settings. I’m going to use these everywhere!" —Queen Halloween

    Get the six-piece kit from Amazon for $20.99 (available in two light colors).

    10. Hang cage pendant lights above your bathroom sinks, nightstands, or really anywhere in your house that could use a little extra light (and charm!).

    Reviewer image of two of the caged pendant lights hung above two bathroom sinks
    Different reviewer image of a closeup of the pendant lights

    The cord measures 4.9 feet. Does not include bulbs, but you can get a set of compatible Edison bulbs here.

    Promising review: "This little light is perfect for extra/accent lighting! I’m very impressed with the quality of the metal cage, and it didn’t take more than 10 minutes to install. We needed it to be shorter in order to fit in the space we wanted it, so we just trimmed the wire to our desired length. We’re very pleased with our purchase!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.89+ each.

    11. And! Install a very handy recessed light conversion kit that'll actually allow you to hang said pendant lights.

    Promising review: "This little kit works PERFECTLY to convert a can to a real' pendant. One tip — I saw in previous reviews where some folks thought the converter did not fit in the slanted can type installation. That funnel piece actually comes out of the ceiling. Remove the can surround completely before you install the converter kit. If you have the slanted type cans, you'll see what I mean immediately, if you don't this will make no sense to you and does not apply. Anyway, installation was a breeze. The supplied medallion piece was easy to spray paint Oil Rubbed Bronze. It looks very high end installed!" —Meredith

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    12. Restore your deck and fence to their former glory with a pressure wash. This powerful washer generates up to 2030 PSI to tackle tough jobs like deck, house, driveway cleanings with years of built-up dirt and debris. 

    reviewer image of a deck being washed with half of it looking gray and dull, and the other half cleaned
    close-up of reviewer's fence with a part of the fence cleaned and vibrant again

    Promising review: "This thing is great but insanely addictive. My neighbors would rate this 0 stars because I'm running this bad boy at all hours. Car wash at 4am? You bet. Hose out the garage and all down the driveway? Consider it done. Neighbors dog won't stop barking? Aim and squeeze. There's no longer any paint on my house, the layers of dirt from when dinosaurs walked the earth has been removed from every crack of concrete and the stubborn moss that engulfed my front steps has been screaming "no more daddy!" for days now. I'm a ruthless power washing machine now. It has become a part of me. I dream about it every night. Now I'm just figuring a way to power clean my putrid, filthy soul." —Lindsay

    Get it from Amazon for $145.94+ (originally $199.99, available in two styles)

    13. And then don't forget to stain and steal! Adding a sealant (like this semi-transparent one pictured!) will protect the wood from the elements, while bringing back the vibrance of your deck.

    Promising review: "This was recommended to me by a guy who sold us redwood boards from his mill. It went on easily and it looks gorgeous! I stained a fence and two decks in the last three years and this product is far superior right off the bat. Love the richness of the color and the wood is soaking it up consistently." —I Know Jack

    Get a 1-gallon can from Amazon for $33.99 (available in two stain colors).

    14. Switch things up on the exterior by giving your front door a fresh coat of paint. Go bold with a vibrant color, or just refresh any dullness with a neutral.

    Reviewer's front door painted in a bold blue
    different reviewer image of front door with fresh black coat of paint

    Promising review: "Excellent product. Very easy to use. We were able to paint our front door with two coats and be finished all in one day. The product is a very thick consistency that doesn't cause it to drip, run, splatter, or ruin your paint brushes. And there is very little prep work and clean up." —Jay

    Get it from Amazon for $28 (available in 34 colors).

    15. Utilize that 6x6-foot slab in the backyard by adding a three-piece outdoor bistro set that comes with two chairs and matching table (and glass top!). This boho-meets-modern set is peeerfect for small patios!

    Promising review: "Exactly what I was looking for. Construction seems sturdy. Dimensions and style were perfect for the small patio space I was looking to get use out of, and the egg shape of the chairs is very comfortable. I paired them with a seagrass outdoor rug, faux fur chair pads, a beanbag style poof footstool and some boho throw pillows, and love how the space was instantly transformed. I highly recommend this set." —Baby blues

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99 (available in four colors).

    16. Create some much-needed privacy *and* whimsical light with some easy-to-install frosted film. When the light shines through, it'll make a pretty rainbow hue that is kitty approved!

    reviewer image of bathroom window with privacy film installed
    reviewer photo of their cats in a rainbow light cast from the film

    Promising review: "I ordered what I thought would be enough for my windows... it wasn’t. Not because of the size, but because now I want it EVERYWHERE! Absolutely stunning, leaves rainbows all over your home! We checked out the privacy from outside and it distorts all figures; if they are directly behind the window, you can still see someone is there but can’t see their face. We bought this mainly for the rainbow effect but the added privacy is a huge bonus! It is super easy to install, which I thought would mean that it’d be easier to fall off too.. I haven’t had a single issue! Our weather has been fluctuating here and it’s tight to the window! It is a window cling material so it’s very easy to install or uninstall, particularly if you want this effect but are renting. I’m in love with this product and will be ordering another large roll to cover my sliding doors!" —Allison McVey

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (originally $7.50, available in nine sizes)

    17. Use sheer curtains to heighten any room while also brightening up the space. Toss those heavy linens and just peep this living room! *Swoons.*

    Promising review: "I LOVE THESE! I was looking for something to brighten my apartment up and to make it feel bigger. I’m so, so, so glad I decided to go with these! I was so scared while opening them. I ordered four white 95-inch sets. I just threw them in the dryer for two to three minutes to de-wrinkle them and hung them. These are amazingly cheap for how nice they are! Definitely makes my apartment feel like HOME. I would recommend these to anyone." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 11 sizes and 24 colors).

    18. Install interlocking Teak tiles to transport your backyard, bathroom, truly any flooring to some tropical getaway. Oh, it's just your shower? Feels like a dang spa to me!

    Backyard patio covered with the tiles
    Reviewer's shower in with the tiles on the bottom

    Promising review: "Living in Hawaii you have to select wise items that are weather-, salt-, and red dirt–proof, etc... In total I ordered 11 boxes to complete my yoga deck. I have a few left over to make steps on the back. Very pleased and happy. May order more for an outdoor shower project!" —Adazzle

    Get 10 sq. ft from Amazon for $66.20.

    19. Bring in some color and personality with a statement-making decal. It'll happily take the place of the headboard you've had since you were a teenager. Does it get any easier than sticking something to a wall?

    large rainbow wall mural
    Lili Momo Designs

    This cute small business, based in Black Rock, Connecticut, creates stunning wall murals and decals, plus event signs and more.

    Promising review: "AMAZING!! I have trouble seeing shades of grey, particularly on computer screens, but the shop owner kindly worked with me developing this custom piece. She was so patient and kind, because it took a few mock ups. I really appreciated her willingness to work with me and help me achieve the look I wanted. I can't thank her enough, you won't regret working with her." —GitaJafar

    Get it from Lili Momo Designs on Etsy for $64.80+ (originally $72, available in three sizes).

    20. Put your trust in some good ol' peel-and-stick subway tile for a much easier kitchen or bathroom transformation than figuring out how to tile a wall. No thank you.

    reviewer's RV camper bathroom with tile behind sink vanity
    reviewer kitchen with subway wallpaper installed

    Promising review: "I love everything about these tiles! The way they look, the way they feel, the way they are cleaned...it's all so easy. It looks and feels like real tile. The only thing hard about the application is sitting still for that long to make sure all the lines and tiles line up. We found that two people doing it together was the best way. Start at the bottom and only peel back the bottom later and stick on the wall in the perfect spot. Then pull the backing away from the bottom - up, using a credit card to smooth each row of tiles as they stick. It looks so seamless! I can't say enough about how awesome these tiles are. I was SUPER skeptical and very worried about trying this, but it turned out great and kept us WAY under budget for our kitchen reno. Great Product!" —Giuliana Alcala

    Get a 12"x12" sheet from Amazon for $33.99 (available in five colors)