15 amazing home decor tips and tricks

We love our homes and decorating can be one of the most satisfying things to do. Making your house a home is important, but can sometimes decorating be expensive or impossible unless done by a professional.

Fear not – there are easy, DIY tricks to making a beautiful home! Here are 15 of our favourites.

 

1. Use your old necklaces to make curtain tiebacks.

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2. A coat of paint on the sides of your door can brighten up any room.

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3. Tie shower curtains on with bows instead of metal rings that rust.

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Source: etsy

4. Use a paste of water and cornstarch to make removable wallpaper out of fabric.

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Source: howaboutorange

5. Paint your unsightly vinyl or laminate floors – it’s easier than it looks and it lasts longer than you think!

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Source: viewalongtheway

6. If you’re hanging something heavy on your walls, use tape to measure the distance between two holes.

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Source: iheartnaptime

7. This handy website lets you see how your room will look with different paint colours – http://www.mycolortopia.com

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Source: mycolortopia

8. A cheap CD tower turned on its side makes for a great bathroom organiser.

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Source: itsybitsandpieces

6. Wine racks make great towel holders.

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Source: flickr

7. Tie some Eucalyptus to your shower head. It will make an amazing fragrance with the steam!

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Source: apartmenttherapy

8. Foam noodles in your garage can save your door and the wall.

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Source: 100uses

9. Use your cereal boxes as dividers for your drawers.

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Source: I Heart Organising

10. An old CD rack comes in handy as an organiser for your Tupperware.

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Source: Better Homes and Gardens

11. Put a shelf over your bathroom door for extra storage.

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Source: Apartment Therapy

12. Low on space? This DIY pressing surface will replace your ironing board.

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Source: A Crafty Fox

13. Don’t pay hundreds for a bright toaster – do it yourself!

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Source: Brooklyn Berry

14. Cover your fridge with laminate plastic.

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Source: Dollarstore Crafts

15. Use an old spring bed as craft storage.

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Source: DIY Inspired