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    Updated on Feb 2, 2019. Posted on May 28, 2017

    24 Ways To Decorate Your Home Without Making It Look Cluttered

    Organized home, organized mind.

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    1. Upgrade your living room with a coffee table that keeps magazines and books at arm's reach but looks clear and clutter-free on top.

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    Get it from Amazon for $140.84.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this coffee table. Very utilitarian. I can store a little throw blanket under or inside it as well as magazines, coasters, trays, even board games! It's very stable and sturdy; I've had it for a year now and it still looks good as new with no issues. Rest my feet on it often while playing video games, too. No water spot issues either; the wood looks the same as the day I got it. Only tricky part is the corners can be a tad pointy, so beware of that if you've got children in the house. Otherwise, great table at a great price." —Zaid Jamal

    2. Add a touch of greenery without bulky planters with pressed floral artwork in a clear frame to let your walls shine through.

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    Get them from kmpressed on Etsy for $35 (left) and $34 (right).

    3. Hang a large mirror with a minimalist black frame to make your space look way bigger and reflect natural light.

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    Get it from Amazon for $159.99.

    Promising review: "Absolutely in love with this mirror. It arrived today, and it is already mounted on our wall and has transformed our space. We got it in a really early time frame too, considering the wait time we were told. Very happy." —Tyson Riskas

    4. Or skip artwork altogether and try an accent ombre wall that adds a lot of style without any extra ~stuff~.

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    Learn how to get this look at Colorfully Behr.

    5. Reduce the appearance of clutter by using transparent "ghost chairs" at your desk, dining room table, or vanity — they'll seamlessly blend into your space.

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    Get it from Amazon for $53.39 each.

    Promising review: "I don't even know where to begin but this is such a steal! It looks so expensive, and I am constantly getting compliments on how beautiful it goes with NY mirror vanity my hubby surprised me with! It fits very comfortably, and I feel like a super star every time I sit in it! Must buy!" —Aivee Villanueva

    You can also get a version without arms for $43.34.

    6. Free up your floor space by hanging a thick piece of natural wood that works perfectly as a nightstand or end table.

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    Check out the tutorial at The Merry Thought.

    7. Make your desk or office space uncluttered so you can focus better — hang your headphones from an under-desk hook so they're accessible but out of the way.

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    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    8. And keep your pretty office supplies OFF your desk by hanging them from a simple grid organizer.

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    Learn more about this idea at The Beauty Dojo.

    The original tutorial uses Ikea Barsö grids, but you can also get large square grids in black, gold, or copper from Urban Outfitters for $49.99+.

    9. Keep things simple and organized with a minimalist end table that doesn't take up a lot of space and stores things neatly.

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    Get it from Amazon for $65.37.

    10. Or use a nesting coffee table so you can pull out the smaller one as needed.

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    Get the set of two from Amazon for $59.99.

    Promising review: "I have had these tables for a while now (a few months). They are FANTASTIC and I am so glad I purchased them. I have both stacked on one side of my couch, It's so helpful to have the taller one for a lamp and a book, and the smaller one can be pulled out and placed anywhere for snacks, drinks, a remote, or whatever." —RyanMarie

    Or get a cool mid-century modern ombre set of tables from Amazon for $49.99.

    11. Up your cool factor with a bluetooth speaker that lights up in seven different colors, opens like an accordion, and when closed, only takes up the space of ONE BOOK.

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    Just open the cover to turn it on. It also comes with a remote so you can use it from afar! Then just return it to your bookshelf when you're done and it'll blend right in.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $60.

    12. Hide extra objects in a modern stool with secret storage space in the top AND bottom.

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    Get it from Amazon for $33.96. Available in four colors.

    Promising review: "The storage space is a total bonus! I live in a huge loft, lots of open space, but little storage space. I have been wondering what to do with my first aid kit; I wanted it accessible, but not out in the open. I stuck it in the stool and now I always know where it is and it's on hand instantly! I love the simple basic design; it blends in with the black and white decor in my room, and visually, it is minimally invasive. I prop my feet up when I am on the computer and I am very comfortable, it makes a great end table for a cocktail when I have guests, and, I can use it to sit on when the cat refuses to get off my computer chair. Three uses, one low price, a win-win as far I am concerned!" –Elkile

    13. Create extra space you can access easily with a wall mirror that opens up to be a jewelry organizer.

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    It's so neat and pretty, you'll actually put on your jewelry, and you won't clutter up your nightstand with a thousand ring dishes and trinket boxes.

    Learn how to make it at A Beautiful Mess.

    If DIY-ing isn't really your thing, you can also get a wall-mounted jewelry storage mirror from Amazon for $89.94.

    14. Swap out your bulky coat rack for a large wall hook that can hold a coat, bag, and umbrella — no sweat.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12. Also available in brass.

    15. Rather than draping blankets over your sofa or chairs, store them folded neatly in pretty wire baskets for easy access.

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    This works well for corralling your often-used items you'd like to keep at arm's reach (i.e. books you're currently reading & bowls of candy).

    Get this set of two wire baskets from Amazon for $29.99. Available in copper (pictured) and grey.

    16. Keep your color scheme monochromatic, but add a pop without any extra doodads with a colorful rug.

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    Get the antique-looking one from Amazon for $75.27 (left) and the overdyed one from Amazon for $84.39 (right).

    Promising review "This rug is beautiful. You cannot tell from just the photo how soft it is on bare feet. You also cannot tell how the colors change the whole dynamic of the room it's in. We absolutely love it. The blue and cream colors are very soothing, we have it in our home office." —Susan

    17. Customize your space with a shelving unit that converts to a set of three tables.

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    With one white, one grey, and one black, you can create a cool ombré effect.

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $97.99.

    18. Keep a few must-haves on a minimalist white shelving organizer that blends right into the wall.

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    Get it from Amazon for $50.

    Promising review: "I think the product is of good quality and is easy to install. I've received several compliments on it already. Amazon also had the best rate because shipping was free." —Amazon Customer

    19. Clean up the area around your sink and the rest of your vanity by storing your pretty beauty and grooming products on a separate organizer.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $98.

    20. And contain your less-than-lovely supplies (like Q-tips, etc.) in geometric terrariums to look extra organized and mess-free.

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    Check out the tips at London Beauty Queen.

    Get similar metal-and-glass terrariums on Amazon for $24.99. Available in three finishes.

    Promising review: "In LOVE with my new glass geometric case. It's the perfect size for my coffee table and extremely well made. And I don't know if the description said it comes with this, but it came with a little owl I can put in it! Love that little addition." —Laci

    21. Mount a surge protector on the back of a desk or table to finally get rid of the tangled cords all over your floors.

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    Look, ma! No tripping!

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    Promising review: "I hate having plugs on the floor, so having a power strip that easily mounts onto a surface was a great find for me. Plus the flat plug makes it easier to find viable plugs to use this in. Very smart design that works well." —Mike C.

    22. Clean up your kitchen space and get rid of your counter knife block; store your knives and metal utensils on a magnetic rack (either mounted on on the wall or hidden under cabinets).

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    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    Promising review: "After years of using a knife block, we decided to free up some counter space and install this magnetic strip for our knives. It was easy to install. The magnet is very strong. And we have extra space on our kitchen counter. Win, win, win." —A. Tran

    23. Skip the loads of decorative pillows on top of your bed and keep it simple, with just your regular sleeping pillows and one bolster pillow to cap it off neatly.

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    Plus, it'll take you way less time to make your bed in the morning.

    Learn how to make this simple bolster pillow at Sarah Sherman Samuel.

    24. And choose grid-printed bedding and geometric prints that (at least) IMPLY a sense of order for a organized and cozy retreat that'll make you feel perfectly at home.

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    You can find more inspiration at Homey Oh My.

    Get a similar duvet cover from Urban Outfitters for $89+. Available in twin/twin XL, full/queen, and king.

    Now be the Mary Poppins you wish to see in the world.

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