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    23 Deceivingly Easy Ways To Update Your Home If It's Starting To Look A Bit Boring

    Make your home look like a million bucks — without spending a million bucks.

    1. Apply these durable peel-and-stick subway tiles that'll help you update your kitchen without doing costly and time-consuming renovations. The flexible and humidity-resistant tiles work well in bathrooms, too. Plus, reviewers say they're quite easy to reposition if you happen to mess up a little on the first go.

    2. Swap these hand-painted ceramic knobs for all those old handles. They'll breathe new life into old furniture and add some vintage flair to even the plainest bathroom or kitchen cabinets. That way, you won't have to put in the work of replacing your existing ones!

    A close-up of the hand-painted globular knobs next to some seashells

    3. Update your seating situation (without buying a new sofa) with a sofa cover that'll slip right over your existing one. Reviewers love the elasticated bottoms and handy ties that keep this baby in place, so it's great for busy homes.

    4. Give your linens a colourful ~zhuzh~ with this tie-dye kit. It has enough supplies for 36 projects, so you can give your curtains, pillowcases, bedsheets, and everything in between a bright and zany upgrade. With 14 colours to choose from, all you need to do is add a bit of water and get creative.

    5. Roll out some of this adhesive wood film to give everything from cabinets to tabletops a fresh new look. The textured film combines the look and feel of real wood with the durability of vinyl — reviewers say it even works on bathroom floors!

    6. Ditch harsh overhead lighting and get yourself a floor lamp that'll double as an art piece. The rice paper diffuses light beautifully, so your home will feel cozy and comfy all year round. Plus, its narrow shape means it's awesome for those awkward nooks and crannies.

    7. Hang these space-saving wall hooks in crowded entranceways to help eliminate clutter and crowding. This baby takes up zero space, while still giving you a place to hang your hat. Unlike traditional versions, these hooks are retractable so you can flip 'em up when you're not using them — it's perfect for adding a bit of storage to all tight spaces, like bathrooms or smaller bedrooms.

    8. Create more storage space without doing any construction by installing a portable closet. Each cube supports up to 23 pounds of clothing, too, so you can go ahead and put all your stuff in here. And with sections for hanging and folded clothing, there's a spot for just about everything.

    The ten cube closet installed in a room with some doors open to show off its capaciousness

    9. Easily change the vibe of your bathroom with a plush new set of towels. Reviewers say they're delightfully thick and surprisingly soft, and that they still look great after multiple cycles through the laundry.

    The set of towels neatly hung in a bathroom

    10. Add a neutral-hued shower curtain like this one to complete your bathroom rejuvenation. Sure, it looks great, but it also repels water, and resists mould and mildew, too!

    The shower curtain hung over a freestanding tub in a minimal bathroom

    11. Bring a little of the outdoors in with these marbled planters. They're an unusual way to add some interest and colour to small walls where ordinary wall art might not fit. Reviewers say they're perfect for succulents, herbs, or even faux plants.

    Two planters are hung on the wall and filled with verdant faux succulents

    12. Can't hang things on the walls? No problem! Get a set of sleek hanging planters instead. They'll help you keep your plants happy, while freeing up your counters and windowsills. Reviewers love that they're easy to install, and can actually double as an unusual window covering alternative.

    The planters are hung above a window like a curtain and filled with leafy plants

    13. Give your bedroom a new vibe with some geometric bedsheets. Not only will they help turn your bed into an inviting nest of comfiness, but changing your sheets is honestly the fastest way to transform your rest space. And with corner ties to help keep everything in place, you won't wake up tangled in your blankets if you're an active sleeper.

    A bed dressed with the sheets is artfully messy in a minimalist bedroom

    14. Prop this adjustable floor-length mirror anywhere you need a little extra brightness. It'll help reflect natural light back into your home and make it feel a LOT more spacious. Plus, you'll be able to check out your entire outfit before you leave the house!

    The floor length mirror near an entryway propped next to a shoe rack and wall hook

    15. Or hang this round wall-mounted version if finding floor space is actually impossible. Mirrors are an awesome and easy way to trick the eye into thinking your apartment is bigger than it is — even if you're currently living in a shoebox in the sky.

    The round mirror is hung on a narrow wall above an umbrella stand

    16. Give your home that coveted exposed brick look with some patterned wallpaper. It's also a quick and easy way to give old bookshelves (or other furniture) some depth. Reviewers say it's virtually indistinguishable from the real thing at a distance!

    17. Install some sleek under-mounted lighting quickly and easily with these flexible LED light strips. The best part is that you can use only what you need — just snip on the marked sections on the strip and you're good to go. And if that wasn't easy enough, the self-adhesive backing makes installation a breeze.

    18. Transform your kitchen with a new modern faucet that'll make doing dishes a lot more enjoyable. The single handle easily swaps between a splash-free flow and a powerful spray, so you can fill pots, hose down dirty dishware, and clean food quickly and easily.

    19. Replace your old light switch and outlet plates with these satin nickel versions. Since they're high traffic areas, these babies can get super dirty, super fast, so replacing them will instantly make your space feel fresh, clean, and (almost) brand new.

    20. Stow your favourite knickknacks in neat shadow boxes to help keep surfaces decluttered (while still keeping fond memories on display). The unique top-loading feature makes it easy to slip tickets, receipts, and photos in, but go ahead and load them up with other little tchotchkes, if that's more your style.

    The shadow box perched on a sideboard and filled with ticket stubs and photographs

    21. Restore dingy grout to its former sparkling glory with a grout pen. The rich, vibrant ink will not only give you immediate results, but will also protect against future dark spots and stains. Whether it's the bathroom, kitchen, or even a tiled patio, this handy lil' guy will make your floors look fresh as heck.

    A person applying the grout pen to dingy tile floors

    22. While you're at it, cover up dings, nicks, and scratches on all your wood furniture with this set of markers and waxes. Each set contains colours that match the most commonly-used woods (like maple, oak, and mahogany) that'll make any repairs basically invisible.

    23. And lastly, take a read through Joanna Gaines' Homebody: A Guide to Creating Space You Never Want to Leave to get inspired for other small (and big) ways to change up your living space. Whether it's redesigning your entryway or just trying to figure out your design style, this handy guide will get you there.

    You're basically an expert at home reno's now.

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