Even in the home of your dreams, there will still be some details that might get on your nerves. Lighting fixtures, storing areas, laundry baskets, or even appliances can be less-than-attractive, but, luckily, there is always a way to hide these less desirable aspects of your house! See if you can use some of these 25 ingenious tricks to hide possible eyesores that might otherwise annoy you for years.
1. Fake Rocks
Is the view of pipes in your yard ruining your garden and your mood? Simply hide them behind some fake rocks! Easy to purchase online, they will blend into your garden effortlessly.
2. Light Switch Gallery
Sometimes the best way to hide something is right in front of you. Disguise an obnoxious light switch within a gallery wall by hanging a variety of pictures around it. Soon, you will forget it is there.
3. Hidden Jewelry
To keep your beloved jewels low-key, stash them in a secret hallowed-out painting. This way they will be safe and you will avoid clutter.
4. Toaster Drawer
If you love what an appliance does, but you cannot stand the look of it, there’s always a way to hide even them! Toasters, for instance, can be easily stashed in a pull-out drawer.
5. Kids’ Car Garage
Your car is not the only automobile that needs a place to stay – your kids’ cars need a roof as well! For your children’s little car toys, create a makeshift garage in the playroom or living room. This will keep the toys both organized and out of sight when you need them to be.
6. Television Closet
If you’d like to make your TV miraculously disappear, try this stylish sliding closet to turn your entertainment system into wall decor whenever you feel like it.
7. Outdoor Airconditioning Lattice
Air conditioning units can be bulky and offputting, especially when they are in the middle of your garden. To make your AC unit blend right in, erect light lattice walls around it.
8. Hidden Fuse Box
Brush up on your DIY enthusiasm for this one. Every house needs its fuses, but the fuse boxes are not always easy on the eyes. Hide this necessary evil behind a swinging piece of art or a mirror, and no one will be any the wiser.
9. Covert Charging Station
Nothing can ruin an interior like intertwined wires. The best way to keep the wires hidden and to prevent them from getting lost and tangled is to create an undercover charging station in a drawer or a cabinet. Smart!
10. Laundry Basket Drawer
Few things look as tacky as plastic laundry baskets. Dedicate a drawer to your laundry baskets so they can stay out of sight.
11. Doggie Drawer
Our four-legged friends need their water and food, but your kitchen decor certainly does not. Stash the bowls inside the bottom drawer of a hatch or a dresser and you won’t have to deprive your pets of anything.
12. AC Unit Curtain
Hide your air conditioning unit with a half-window curtain for a classy cover-up and enjoy the cool without being annoyed.
13. Hidden Printer Drawer
Your old printer is probably not an appliance you are going to impress your guests with. A great way to keep it hidden is by keeping a drawer clear to store your printer and all its wires when you’re expecting company.
14. Covered Thermostat
Like your fuse box, your thermostat can also be easily covered! You don’t even have to install a swinging painting or mirror – simply hang a piece of art over it and call it a day.
15. Air Vent Cover
Some fixtures you just cannot move around, like an air vent, for instance. Usually, those are the ones that are the most unpleasant to look at. A quick way to hide such an eyesore is to nail a decorative rug onto the wall, right over the vent. It will still be there, but it will look comparably better.
16. Decorated Washer and Dryer
Of course, it’s not possible to make your washer and dryer disappear from sight, so bring them into the forefront instead! Work out a minimalistic pattern for your appliances, such as some fun stripes or polka dots to really jazz them up.
17. Decorative Router Box
Like with chargers, your internet might also cost you a lot of aesthetical compromises, mainly due to the modem. One way to hide this mess is to stash the router and all its wires inside a nice decorative box.
18. Kitty Litter Closet
if you have a cat, you know the kitty litter box is definitely one of the most problematic items to stash away. It not only looks unpleasant, it also smells bad. That’s why you should have an accessible, spacious place to keep your kitten’s toilet when you are entertaining guests.
19. Paper Towel Crown Molding
Would you like to hide those paper towels? All you need to do is cover the roll with a classy crown molding! You can still pull out the paper towels easily, and you can even use the top of the molding to add candles or a picture, thus making your living space even nicer.