Turn homely into homey.
Conceal TV cords inside a shower curtain rod.
How-to guide here.
A length of crown molding will also work.
Detailed instructions here.
Other unsightly cords can be decorated in attractive suede casings.
Buy them at craft supply stores.
Upgrade your ugly kitchen appliances with faux stainless steel contact paper.
Or you could try liquid stainless steel paint.
Or go with chalkboard paint.
Then you’ll always have a place for grocery lists, recipes and love notes. How-to guide here.
Install a power strip in a drawer and charge gadgets out of site.
A staple gun and some fabric is all you need to disguise a gross box spring.
This method doesn’t even requiring sewing. Instructions here.
Use curtains to hide wire storage shelving.
Or for a low profile option, use molding slabs.
Takes a bit of work, but still a very doable DIY project.
Don’t want your TV to be the focal point of the room? Cover it up with wall art.
The above was done using a printed canvass from IKEA. Here’s the DIY tutorial.
Hide the router behind the spine of an old book.
For bulkier devices, take a handful of books and build a hidden storage compartment.
Paint your unattractive vinyl or linoleum floors.
It’s easier than you might think.
Floor tiles too.
Cover up an unsightly air vent with a rubber doormat.
A coat of spray paint will do the trick for smaller vents.
Build a cupboard with laser-cut wood paneling around the AC unit.
Or go for a chalkboard canvass.
Use pictures frames to distract from light switches and other wall controls.
And hide the fuse box behind a hinged painting.
Upgrade your ugly kitchen backsplash on the cheap using peel-and-stick gel tiles.
Buy them here.
Dress up your bland bathtub with air stone.
Eliminate bathroom clutter by keeping all toiletries and cleaning supplies organized in shower caddies underneath the sink.
Install hooks underneath your desk to keep cords and power strips out of sight.
Upgrade your ugly concrete balcony with easy-to-install interlocking deck tiles.
Buy them from IKEA.
Keep pet bowels in a dresser drawer.
And the litter box in a hidden cupboard or cubbyhole.
DIY instructions here.
Hide the dog’s bed behind a curtain.
Info on how to recreate this brilliance here.
Or build it into the wall.
And finally, cover up sink plumbing with a sewn skirt.