If you always dreamed of having a luxurious house but never had the money to afford it, don’t be so desperate about it. Roll up your sleeves and get started on these ingenious DIYs around your house that will turn your ordinary place into a mansion! You don’t believe me? Try scrolling down and convince yourself that you don’t need so much money to make your house look luxurious.
Thanks Tiphero for these 12 great DIY ideas.
1. “Elevate” your floors
One Good Thing by Jillee
Installing a false baseboard is one of the many ways you can make your room more elegant and luxurious. It’s only going to work on rooms that have existing crown molding, though! This creation will give your guests an illusion of height and dimension to any room.
2. Pretty up your tiles
Livin’ the Life of Riley
You may hardly believe this, but the material that you paint with on antiques is also the material that can completely re-vamp your discolored or dated tiles. Yeah, it’s chalk paint, folks! It does wonders for your home.
3. Harness light and banish unwanted views
Do you happen to have a room that has a crappy view, but it’s the most light-filled at the same time? Worry not, because this DIY lace window treatment is the hack for you!
4. Ditch unnecessary bulky coffee tables
Always Never Done
Do you know that you can create more space in your living room if you put all those plants and lamps behind the couch? So simple, right?
5. Add some zest to your doors
Just because your home came with some boring doors doesn’t mean you have to replace them and spend all of your savings on that! Just add bold paint, chic hardware, and wood trim for an easy, cheap upgrade that you will finish in just one day!
6. Re-think your paint application
Don’t worry if you suck at painting. You can still make your walls look like a million bucks! Buy a couple of sponges and get started on this easy DIY.
7. Adorn your walls with leather belts
The Sorry Girls
You probably have a dozen of these sitting in your drawer. Look at the picture and be amazed by how these belts look when they are turned into unique embellishments! Add some repurposed wood and make your home more elegant.
8. Use these elegant curtains
This DIY will not do any damage to the existing vertical blind bases, and it’s both renter-friendly and completely reversible. Triple win!
9. Give your grout a makeover
Starting with the smallest details is always the hardest, but the most worth it in the end. You can restore your tile to bright-white with just a coat of ordinary candle wax. Wow! Who would’ve thought?!
10. Spruce up your kitchen cabinets with Chalk Paint
Laura Moss via The Kitchn
Chalk Paint is the ultimate saver! It looks great on floors, but did you know it also provides opaque matte finishes for cupboards, too? I’m definitely in for this one!
11. Stick on a “backsplash”
The boring tile will not go away, so why not stick on some completely removable peel-and-stick tiles?
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