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    27 Ways To Give Your Home An Entirely New Vibe

    Just a few DIY projects and voila, an entirely new vibe.

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    1. Instead of literally knocking a wall down, add some pizzazz to its bareness by DIYing your own wood herringbone accent wall. A few tools and supplies is all you need to get this eye-catching look!

    herringbone wall with a small table styled against it
    The Home Depot Blog

    Learn how and get the full tutorial at The Home Depot Blog.

    2. 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.

    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).

    3. 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.,

    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.

    4. 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...?

    stencil used on back wall of laundry room

    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.

    5. Use a brick whitewash paint if you've been wanting a modern farmhouse vibe, but your current situation is screaming more '70s with its brown and yellow color palette.

    Promising review: "This is amazing!!!!! It looks like a different fireplace. I have been looking at a horrible grout repair that the previous owners did for 20 years. I did this in about two hours!!!!!! This product is fast, it's easy to use, easy to clean up, and inexpensive." —Denise

    Get a pint from Amazon for $24.95.

    6. 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.,

    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 $26.67+ (available in blue and green).

    7. 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.

    reviewer image of chandelier hung over mid-mod style dining table

    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 $149.99+ (available in four colors).

    8. 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.

    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+ (available in three colors).

    9. Add some va-va voooom 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.

    reviewer's wall with panels installed and painted white to add depth to wall

    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).

    10. Give some big character to any dull furniture that could use a pick-me-up by making fun designs with broken mosaic tiles. You'll get 15 pounds of tiles, and that old side table is about to get a whole new look!,

    Promising review: "Most of the tiles were intact so I used full tiles around the border of my table and broken tiles in middle. Colors and patterns look like picture when I ordered." —PSB

    Get a 15-pound bag from Amazon for $49.95.

    11. Bring in some charm to any room with a bold rug in a fun print or textured pattern. This simple add is a great way to create some personality to an empty space.

    textured rug with tassels and a geometric design styled in living room
    Boutique Rugs

    Promising review: "This rug is perfect! Extremely soft and comfortable, it’s amazing for living rooms, bedrooms or wherever you may need a rug." —Tara H

    Get it from Boutique Rugs starting at $34.12 (available in three sizes).

    12. 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...,

    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 63 colors).

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

    reviewer image of kitchen cabinets with lighting installed underneath

    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).

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

    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 $23.89 each.

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

    Reviewer image of a bathroom that used the kit to turn recess lighting into pendant lighting

    Promising review: "I bought a house full of recessed lighting! These conversion kits have saved me thousands in electrician bills! According to my husband, they aren't the easiest to install, but worth the money we've saved." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    16. Create a DIY art ledge by hanging narrow shelves on a smaller wall so it draws the eye across the room making it look bigger. Plus, it gives you a place to show off your favorite photos!

    Hunted Interiors

    Get a picture ledge shelf from Amazon for $35.99 (available in three sizes and two colors), and get a more in-depth tutorial on Hunted Interiors.

    17. Switch things up on the exterior by giving your front door a fresh coat of paint. I mean, this rich blue door is 😍.,

    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 $24.99+ (available in 21 colors).

    18. Get a roll of marble contact paper and go to town. Really — you can use this to transform countertops, furniture, picture frames, and the list goes on (and on...).

    Reviewer's progress photos of using marble paper to individually cover each brick tile on their fireplace

    Promising review: "I used a little more than one roll for a quick makeover on an ugly fireplace in a rental apartment. It's easy to cover the tiles with the film. It makes a huge difference for minimal effort/price." —Zhen

    Get a 17" x 78" roll from Amazon for $12.21.

    Learn more by reading a BuzzFeeder's full review of the contact paper

    19. Go outside of the box and use bamboo baskets to make some freakin' cool pendant lights:

    A Pair & A Spare's blog photo of two pendant lights made with seagrass baskets
    A Pair & A Spare

    Get the complete instructions from Collective Gen A Pair & A Spare.

    20. Breathe some life back into dated furniture with a couple coats of chalk paint. Chalk paint adheres well to furniture, so it only requires a bit of prep work on your end.

    Reviewer's before/after of an old piece of furniture that was painted white and looks more modern and clean

    Chalk paint is thick and dries quickly. And because of its consistency, you don't have to spend hours sanding. Just give your piece a quick cleaning and light sanding, and your prep work is done!

    Promising review: "I just moved and have been refinishing a lot of furniture to match my new design. This paint has been amazing. It only requires a little elbow grease (just washing furniture clean and a light sanding) and it's ready to paint and finish! So much easier than before requiring endless sanding and preparation. I did a large dresser with just half a can of this paint and it turned out great. Highly recommend." —Christina Gomes

    Get it from Amazon for $10.88+ (available in 12 colors).

    21. 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.

    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." —10%contained

    Get it from Amazon for $150.55+ (available in four colors).

    22. Swap out dated stair railings for a more modern option.

    Hunted Interiors

    Get this full tutorial at Hunted Interiors.

    23. 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!,

    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 $77.99.

    24. 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.,

    Promising review: "I love everything about these tiles! The way they look, the way they feel, the way they are'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 $27.99+ (available in six colors).

    25. Garage magnets you literally stick to the door for the world's easiest transformation. You might not believe it's your garage door when you're finished adding these!

    before/after of reviewer's garage with the magnets added to make it look like a new garage door

    Includes four magnetic carriage-style gate hinges, and two magnetic handles.

    Promising review: "The photos are before and after. These took about 5 minutes to install. They look amazing. Neighbors thought we purchased new garage doors." —Shanna

    Get the set from Amazon for $18.99.

    26. Try a gray and black crocodile peel-and-stick wallpaper to deliver some funky subtle depth to walls and furniture alike. I see many fabulous DIY projects in your future.

    Animal print not your passion? You can also grab a solid color version if that's your taste.

    Promising review: "This wallpaper has all the looks of expensive, sexy wallpaper without the high price. I used it to cover a simple dresser which I also purchased through Amazon (pictured above, left). The wallpaper is strong and has a great texture to it. I would recommend this wallpaper to anyone. This is not a true deep black if you're looking for that. It definitely have a lot of gray tones in it." —Jake Strickland

    Get it from Amazon for $52.09.

    27. And add outdoor sconces for some modern ~ambience~. So suave.


    Promising review: "All we can say is WOW! These lights surpassed our expectations! You could buy other similar lights for a lower price, but these are high quality and worth what we paid. The material is heavy duty, great casing to handle weathering. A breeze to install, we had three lights done within an hour with no issues. The look is modern, clean. Would highly recommend!" —Ruth B.

    Get it from Amazon for $71.99+ (available in black and white and two styles).

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.