We all have several features in our homes that are an absolute necessity, but don’t exactly look the best when paired with our well thought out decor. Stop being embarrassed about that laundry hamper in the corner and use these incredible tips to hide those monstrosities in your home!
1. Laundry Hampers
Plastic laundry hampers are a necessity in any room, but they can look a little cheap. Especially if they’re overflowing with piles of clothes! Hide your laundry hampers in super deep drawers that pull out. These look great, and are a great way to hide those plastic hampers. Idea from Meg & Martin.
2. Hide Your Router
The blinking blue lights are annoying enough, but the huge bulky box is an eyesore as well. Use this idea from Sweet Sanity Designs to hide your router, conceal your cords, and add an adorable decorative touch to your desktop.
3. Washing Machine Re-Do
Okay, these aren’t exactly an eyesore, but plain white 24/7 can get boring. Use electrical tape to cover your washing machine with a cute design. It’s easily removable too!
4. Cover Your Refrigerator
Much like the washing machines, if you are tired of your plain refrigerator, cover it with a layer of chalkboard paint! Your kids can color on the refrigerator AND it is a great place to keep a grocery list!
5. Paper Towels
There really isn’t a super great way to hide a roll of paper towels. Until now! Not only does this store your paper towels, but it doubles as unique shelving option.
There isn’t a way to really incorporate a printer into any design scheme. Stash your printer in the bottom drawer of your dresser or desk. Plus, you’ll have more room on your desktop! Idea from PBJ Stories.
7. Re-Vamp Your Boring Door
If you are tired of that out of date door in your home, it may be time to give it a face lift. Use tape and a coat of paint to give an old door new life. Consider adding some new hardware as well!
8. A/C Window Unit
If you have an a/c window unit, and hate the look of it, use some adorable curtains to hide the air conditioner. This idea makes the room look completely different!
9. Beautify an Ugly Wall
If you have a wall with ugly wallpaper or exposed pipes, cover with wallpaper or a pegboard. A pegboard is great because it hides the eyesores, and adds storage! This idea was from Organizing Made Fun.
10. Hide Your Dog Bowl
If you have dogs, chances are you are constantly stepping over dog dishes. Turn a low sitting drawer into a dog food feeding table. Simply open the drawer when it is time to feed!
11. Painted Tile
If you absolutely despise the color of your tile now, try painting it! Really! Paint your tile to compliment your decor. Use this method from The Moon and Me to get the best results!
12. Plant in Your Cinder Blocks
If you hate the way cinder blocks look, revamp them with some plants! Plant a few shrubs or flowers in the holes of your cinder blocks to give it a softer, less harsh feel.
13. Camouflage Your Trashcans
Install a rolling trash bin inside of a kitchen counter or island. It hides any unsightly garbage, and gives you more space to work with in your kitchen.
14. Update Your Bathtub
An old, stained bathtub really ruins the look of a bathroom. Even if it’s newly re decorated. Spice up that old porcelain with these fabulous stones. All you need is a caulking gun! Get the tutorial from Lovely Crafty Home.
15. Create A Charging Station
If you are tired of the mass of cables sitting on any given counter surface, it may be time to create a charging station. Install a power strip on the inside of a dresser (or even a nightstand) drawer in your home. Store all electronics in the drawer. What a great way to stay organized!
16. Tame Your Beastly Boxsprings
Use a cute fabric and a staple gun to hide those awful boxsprings. It looks like you have a whole new bed! The tutorial can be found at Cozy Little Houses.
17. Stainless Steel Appliances
DIY your way to stainless steel appliances using stainless steel contact paper. Simply peel and stick, and your kitchen appliances will look brand new!
18. Bust Your Back Splash Blues
You know that awkward place on your wall where you kitchen back splash meets your plain drywall? It is such a frustrating area, but there is actually something you can do about it! Install a shelf bracket at the end of your cabinet for a smooth transition.
19. Revitalize the Outdoors
If you’re in need of a serious curb appeal revamp, it may be time to paint your garage door. The shape of your garage door really says a lot about the rest of your home, so spruce it up a bit! Even match your garage door to the shutters!
20. Basement Poles
Turn those awful basement poles into great columns. Paint them, too! Tutorial can be found here.