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31 Home Decor Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

You're allowed to take shortcuts in life, especially if they make your house pretty.

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1. If you need an easy way to hang a curtain rod, use Command hooks.

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So smart if you live in a rental or are just plain too lazy to drill a goddamn hole in the wall. Get these nice chrome ones from Amazon.

2. Repurpose your old rhinestone necklaces to make curtain tiebacks for a bohemian-inspired home.

3. Easily switch out seasonal plants by placing your potted plants IN pots.

4. If you have an exposed closet or clothing rack, use colored tape to prettify your hangers.

5. Use a hollowed-out book to hide an unsightly router.

6. Use a Sharpie and draw a design on a light bulb to cast a neat shadow when the light is turned on.

11. Painting the sides of a dresser adds a delightful detail to a child's room.

12. Place a can under a candle in a large vase — you'll use less filler AND the candle will sit straight!!

13. Put your mouthwash in a decanter.

15. Update an unsightly fan with ribbons and tape.

16. Coat the inside of a lampshade with glitter to create a cool reflective light effect.

17. Half-painted walls will give the illusion of higher ceilings.

19. Poke holes in a dark lampshade for a starry effect.

20. For a statement wall hanging, Staples does oversized prints called "engineer prints."

22. A slim floating bookcase is a nice, clean way to add storage to dead space.

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In other words, make your dead space COME ALIVE. Get the directions here on how to turn an Ikea bookshelf into a floating one.

23. Use embroidery floss to weave a welcome message onto your screen door.

26. For a space-saving lamp, hang a lightbulb on a cord off of a wall-mounted shelf bracket.

28. For a cheap and classy alternative to bookshelves, use stair treads and corbels.

30. Similarly, you can do the same thing to an ugly rubber mat using spray adhesive.

31. This handy website lets you see how your room will look with different paint colors.