Affordable Trendy Interior Updates

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Pillows can be comfy and cute, but they shouldn’t take up more than half of the bed. Two sets of appropriately sized bed pillows and a lumbar pillow are all you need. Different textures will help liven up your display, too.

Houseplants generate oxygen and help filter the air. If your thumb is far from green, start with low-maintenance beauties like pothos, spider plants, and sansevieria.

Even slightly rearranging a room’s furniture or décor (especially bookshelf styling) can add new life to familiar quarters, so don’t be afraid to shake things up. And while you’re at it, rotate and flip your mattress to prevent uneven wear.

Paint is the most obvious way to give a room a new look, and it will only cost you a few dollars and some time. With paint you have endless options. You can paint the entire room one color; you can paint a feature wall; or you can paint some type of design such as stripes, chevrons, or stencil work. With paint there are no limits.

Create a stylish accent wall with a bold black-and-white pattern (this one is by American designer Albert Hadley). Pro tip: Use a stick-on paper to achieve this update in just one day.

See How to Build a Tool Bench for full step-by-step instructions.

Who says your bed can’t go in front of your window or your dresser can’t double as a nightstand? Throw out the old rules and find an arrangement that works for you. The best part? It’s totally free!

Long before the advent of resilient sheet flooring and plastic-laminate planks, there was vinyl tile. Originally produced as an alternative to linoleum, vinyl tile grew in popularity because it was colorful, easy to clean, and crack resistant. The 12×12-inch tiles come in dozens of colors, patterns and textures, making it easy to create checkerboard designs and floors with contrasting borders. Here we’ll show you the right way to put in self-adhesive tiles for a professional-looking and durable floor.

These days wallpaper doesn’t have to be the hassle it once was thanks to stick-on designs. Here, you can see what a striking statement blue seagrass wallpaper makes, while also creating a calming space.

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If you want to retreat to a relaxing space at the end of the day (and who doesn’t?), you don’t have to invest thousands of dollars in a top-to-bottom bedroom makeover. All of these ideas are simple enough to pull off in a day or two and will make a dramatic difference in your space. Check out our favorite DIY home décor projects for even more decorating ideas on the cheap.

Crown molding makes it to the top of most remodeling lists because it adds charm and value to a home, not because people enjoy spending a Saturday try­ing to get the corners just right. Luckily, there’s a simple way to beat miter-saw frustration.

There’s a lot that can be done with artwork, from rearranging existing pieces to creating new ones. What’s on the walls has a big impact. If you don’t currently have anything try framing wallpaper or fabric samples, create washi tape art, or frame pages from old books. The idea that artwork has to be expensive is a myth, so try making your own.

The burgundy red floor in the master bedroom of Sara and Andrew’s Massachusetts farmhouse didn’t fit the fresh and energetic personality of the newlyweds. But refinishing wasn’t an option on a limited budget. So to update the space, they painted the floor in a light checked pattern, using beige and white to warm up their cool blue walls.

By the time contractor Stephen Bonesteel arrived on the scene, the condition of this pine deck was bleak. Twenty years of harsh upstate New York weather without a lick of care had turned its once-bright boards a weatherbeaten gray, flecked with slimy algae and black leaf stains.

See How to Install a Programmable Thermostat for full step-by-step instructions.

Not only do mirrors reflect light and make rooms feel bigger (a nice touch for small bedrooms), but a metallic frame also adds a touch of luxury.

The years and the elements hadn’t been kind to the exterior of this 94-year-old, thick, cypress door. Flakes of varnish still clung to the wood in spots, while the rest of the surface was rough and dried out from the effects of water and sun. Wood entry doors everywhere suffer from the same assaults, and many end up in the trash, replaced by low-maintenance, mass-produced metal and fiberglass surrogates. But you can breathe new life into your old door with a few affordable supplies.

The newel post and balusters get all the attention, while the exposed side of most staircases is largely ignored. But with the addition of decorative stair brackets, a bland stringer can become an elegant eye-catcher. Here we used simple-to-install, affordable wood brackets that go up with adhesive and nails.

See How to Hang Interior Shutters for full step-by-step instructions. And check out How to Drape Away Drafts, too.

Millions of households have switched to bottled drinking water because of concerns over the purity or taste of their tap water. Such problems exist across the country, regardless of whether the water comes from municipal pipeline or ground well. However, there’s an easier, less expensive way to obtain clean drinking water: install an under-sink water-filtration system.

Decluttering can make a big difference for a living room, often making the space feel bigger. Use stylish containers to hold items like extra throw blankets, magazines, kids’ and pets’ toys, and items like game controllers or remotes. Baskets and canvas cubes work great—lightweight, budget-friendly, and available in a range of colors, materials, and styles to complement existing decor. 

Dividing perennials every three to six years is a great way to thin clump-forming varieties, like the daylily (shown here), which blooms from late spring to late summer. This technique can also be used to control plant size, invigorate growth, and multiply the number of specimens in a garden. A good rule of thumb is to split apart spring- and summer-blooming perennials in late summer or before the fall frost.

You’ll be shocked how different your gold table lamp and dresser look when a huge modern painting is hung behind it. Suddenly you’ve got a vignette instead of simply a plain surface.

Popularized by tastemakers of the time, such as Gustav Stickley and the Roycroft crafters, these rustic lanterns exemplified a back-to-basics design sensibility. If you’ve scored one such find at a yard sale or have one stashed in the attic, you can invite guests to “come on in” by putting back into service a vintage lantern. It’s an easy, affordable job once you get the parts.

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Still, even wood this neglected can be brought back to respectability. Over the course of a week, he power-washed and hand-scrubbed the deck back to a semblance of newness, then brushed on a protective coat of semitransparent stain to protect it from the elements.

Switch out the bedside table for a fresh find, like a trunk or wooden crate. This vintage wicker serving cart boasts two shelves for books, jewelry and trinkets.

Adding pillows and throw blankets is a great way to add color and texture, and the impact they create can give your room a fresh new look – particularly if you change them with the seasons. Taking away heavy, dark pillows and throws that were cozy in the winter and replacing them with light and fresh versions in the summer can lift and freshen a room instantly.

You can give your drab, washed-out walls a burst of brilliant depth (or wash away your decorating sins with virgin white) just by picking up a paint can and having at them. That’s the power of a coat of paint: It rearranges your reality. Which is why painting is the most oft-tackled DIY home-improvement upgrade.

Create a gallery wall to bring some personality to your space. Mix and match your favorite paintings, photography, sayings, and wall décor for a look that’s uniquely yours.

If you want your master suite to be the ultimate serene escape, this flowing canopy is the fastest way to achieve this vibe. It’s one part glamorous and one part bohemian.

Add Color or Text to Built-Ins or Bookshelves  Lovely Indeed

See How to Divide Perennials for sull step-by-step instructions. And don’t forget to check out How to Propagate Plants at no cost for even more ways to multiply the plants you’ve already got.

Paint the interior back panels of the living room built-ins or bookshelves to add a pop of color to the room. Or, in a small space with no shelving, try a colorful cart, like the IKEA raskog cart, as a makeshift bookcase. This is an easy DIY project that can be done on a weekend. It’s a chance to incorporate a trendy color for a low price.

See How to Install a Water Filter for full step-by-step instructions.

Installing a ventilating fan in your bath does more than just eliminate fogged-up windows, steamy mirrors and stale odors. It also helps prevent moisture-related problems, such as the growth of mold and mildew, that can be costly to remove and lead to health problems. Avoid all of that with this affordable upgrades. Here, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows the proper way to install a bath vent fan. In this particular installation, Tom ran the exhaust duct into the attic and through a sidewall to the outdoors.

It’s tempting to buy the “bed in a bag,” but nothing is more mind-numbing and impersonal than having everything in a room match. Rooms with a variety of colors and patterns have the most personality.

  • Replace overhead fixtures with thrift store chandeliers (make sure the wiring is up to code)
  • Replace your area rug. Carpet stores often have remnants that can be purchased for very cheap prices.
  • Create a gallery wall with your photos
  • Paint doors and trim. Who says they have to be white?
  • Replace the window treatments
  • Spray paint an existing piece of furniture such as a side table or chair.
  • Find a second hand mirror and paint the frame to match your space. Hang it across from a window to instantly make your room feel bigger.
  • Replace all your picture frames with garage sale versions and paint them all the same color.
  • Inspirational quote or saying 
  • Single color wall to contrast/compliment the other walls
  • Wallpaper or textured wall covering
  • Small pattern stencils
  • Painted wall with bold pattern: chevron, stripes, geometric shapes

See How to Install a Bathroom Vent Fan for full step-by-step instructions.

Installing a ceiling fan is relatively simple, especially if the space above is accessible from an attic. However, even when it isn’t, the job is still quite doable. Here, we’ll show how to replace an old light fixture with a new ceiling fan and light, in a room with no attic above. The advantage of this approach is that you don’t have to run new wiring. The fan connects to the existing cable from the old light.

Amy Paladino is a pro at juggling the demands of her job and family. But as with many of us, when it came to organizing tools for DIY projects, she needed a little assistance.

The fireplace mantle often is a focal point in the living room. A new coat of paint refreshes it nicely as does changing its decor items. Flameless candles are an option that’s both aesthetically pleasing as well as safer than traditional candles. Create an arrangement of three or five in varying heights. Add decorative branches in a vase and complete the new decor with framed photo.

Many hanging lanterns from the first half of the 20th century were humble by design, looking as if they’d been crafted by blacksmiths rather than machines.

See How to Spruce Up Your Deck for this pro’s full step-by-step instructions. In addition, you’ll want to make sure your structure is stable by doing a Deck Check.

See How to Lay a Cork Floor for full step-by-step instructions.

See How to Paint a Floor for full step-by-step instructions.

See How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets for full step-by-step instructions.

One of the easiest ways to update a living room is to swap out the throw pillows. Throw pillows are a great way to add trendy looks without a long-term commitment. With solid color furniture, mix-and-match patterns and textures with single-color pillows in contrasting hues. Look for a range of sizes to create a cozy pillow arrangement on a sofa and don’t forget to include a couple large pillows ideal for kids’ floor seating.

Your cavelike kitchen feels that way because the dark cabinets have sucked all the light out of the room. But a brighter makeover doesn’t necessarily mean replacing those gloomy boxes with all-new one. As long as the frames and doors are structurally sound, you can clean them up and brush on some new paint—and within a weekend take that kitchen from dreary to sunny. All you need is some strong cleaner, sandpaper, a paintbrush, and a little elbow grease. What you don’t need is a whole lot of money, as the transformation will cost you a fraction of even the cheapest new cabinets.

Replace old drawer handles and pulls with decorative ones. This low-effort trick adds personality and style to nondescript or inexpensive furniture. Want proof? The rings on this nightstand perfectly match the nautical theme.

You’ll be surprised what some fresh peonies will do on your nightstand. This is especially important if you have a neutral bedroom. Just add colorful blooms on the weekly to keep it lively.

The biggest cost saver of all? You can install a dishwasher yourself in an afternoon. No plumber, no electrician—and no worries that you’re squandering your retirement money on a load of clean dishes.

A bar cart makes a great nightstand. Keep a lamp and alarm clock up top, a carafe and glasses on the middle shelf, and extra linens and a catchall basket underneath, so everything you could ever need is in reach.

You’ve seen the ominous signs of aging caulk. First it was the brown tinge along the edges. Now its smooth and supple skin has turned brittle and cracked, opening the way for stubborn colonies of mildew to take hold, or for water to seep through and turn wallboard and framing mushy. Whether it’s around your sink, between a tub and its tile surround, or covering the joints of your shower stall — it has got to go.

If installing a traditional tile backsplash feels a little out of your DIY league, putting up one made from a single sheet of solid surface material may just be your saving grace. Shaping, cutting, and gluing up this inexpensive stock material—available from companies such as Swanstone, which makes the beadboard backsplash shown here, in a variety of colors and patterns—is a weekend project most amateurs can conquer with confidence. And when you have your sleek backsplash in place, you’ll think it such a stylish protector from splashes and splatters you’ll wonder why you ever considered tile in the first place.

This is no doubt the least expensive way to update a room because it’s totally free! Moving the furniture around gives your room a whole new look and can satisfy your need for change without any cost. And if you’re not prepared to move all the furniture try rearranging your accessories and bookshelf displays. You’d be surprised at what a big impact it can have.

Add some “wow” to windows with fresh curtains. Even new tiebacks or finials can dress up existing panels.

It’s bad enough to have to get up in the morning, let alone get up and experience the icy shock of a cold floor. What you need is some warmth underfoot, a little cushion as you pad across the house. Enter cork. Resilient yet durable, stylish yet earthy, a natural cork floor can turn any cool room into a cozy haven.

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See How to Install a Ceiling Fan for full step-by-step instructions.

Floating wall-mount shelves take up less floor space, often creating a feel of more room. This style of shelving is designed with hidden hardware to give the appearance of “floating” that’s sleek and elegant. A three-foot long floating shelf can cost about $35 or less. If you don’t have all the tools for a DIY shelf installation, consider hiring a handyman for the project.

The simple addition of rickrack, ribbon, or trim borders on bed skirts, pillowcases, or shams can yield glowing results. The blue detail on this bedding ties in colors from the headboard and creates a cohesive look.

Lighting helps create the mood in a room. The living room needs task lighting as well as ambient lighting. A distinctive floor lamp can provide task lighting for reading, while a flush-mounted ceiling light or end table lamp offers ambient lighting.

For a tranquil space, keep bedroom lighting subdued. Nightstand lamps or wall sconces should be close enough for bedtime reading, but use three-way bulbs so you can adapt the wattage to your needs or mood.

The popularity of ceiling fans continues to grow as more and more homeowners discover dramatic, year-round energy savings. In summer, ceiling fans create cooling breezes, which reduce the strain on air conditioners. In winter, they circulate heated air to keep the room warm.

Rid the bedroom of anything that isn’t conducive to relaxation or romance. This includes the TV, since research shows having one in the boudoir hinders sleep. At the very least, hide any stress-inducing clutter in a stylish container.

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If you’re the kind of person who likes to switch up your décor on a regular basis, you know how expensive it can be. But the good news is that it doesn’t have to be costly. There are a lot of easy and inexpensive things you can do to change the look of a room without spending a fortune.

That old dishwasher could be wreaking havoc on your electric and water bills. Time to switch it out for a new Energy Star-qualified dishwasher, which can save you more than $30 a year on power and almost 500 gallons of water. If you don’t have a dishwasher at all, you’re using 40 percent more water washing by hand!

See How to Lay a Vinyl Tile Floor for full step-by-step instructions.

On average, the cost of painting the entire living room will exceed $100. According to HomeAdvisor, hiring painters for a 10′ x 12′ room ranges from $380 to $790. This amount typically does not include the cost of paint or additional areas like ceilings and trim. When doing it yourself, costs average from $200 to $300. A budget-friendly solution is the statement wall. Ideas for a DIY statement wall include:

Make even the simplest bed look lush and sleek with a wall-mounted headboard. You can even create a fun painted-on version using a wall stencil headboard.

If you’re an avid DIYer, you’re already on your way to saving money. But with the right planning, you can transform the feel of a whole room with a single project that only costs you a few hundred bucks. Pick from our round-up of value-boosting upgrades that all come in under the $500 mark—some well under. Not only will they be soft on your wallet now, but some of these will even save you money in the future. Check out our easy home upgrades below.

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A formerly navy blue and white bedroom is given a new life when gold touches are added into the mix. Use accessories to achieve this look or paint a small piece of furniture, like the nightstand.

See How to Install a Low-Cost Stair Runner for full step-by-step instructions.

See How to Add Shapely Stair Brackets for full step-by-step instructions.

Painting the trim of interior windows can freshen the look of a living room without spending a lot money. Painted, existing trim becomes scratched, discolored, and the paint flakes over time. A new coat of paint instantly revives it and delivers an easy update to the living room. Depending on the room’s decor, consider painting the trim in an accent color instead of white. 

Trimroc molding from Canamould Extrusions is a lightweight polystyrene foam coated in hard plaster. It cuts smoothly with a handsaw and it goes up in a flash with joint compound. No coping, no tricky angles, and ragged joints disappear with a dab of mud. So in just a weekend, you can upgrade a plain room to an elegant space—and still leave plenty of time for the rest of your list.

Going digital with a model that automatically changes the indoor temperature setting is fairly easy, and it can trim about $180 off your annual heating and cooling costs. Simple models that only control heat are sold at home centers for around $25. But units like the one shown here can handle many more functions, including cooling and humidifying. Typically they’re purchased through and installed by HVAC contractors, but you can get a good deal on one by buying online and install it yourself in no time.

Here is a plan for a size-it-to-your-space tool-storage bench that doubles as a work surface. Though it may look complicated, the construction couldn’t be simpler. And you’ll be protecting your valuable tools in a custom chest, while saving on the outrageous cost of store-bought storage.

Love your neutral room but want to jazz it up a bit? Throw on a colorful blanket under your duvet, add a printed pillow, or even paint a bold accent wall like the dark teal stripe seen here.

Ditch the dingy shades that came with the lamp. Look for new lampshades that fit the budget and update the room. Play around with color, different shapes, and even patterned shades to create the perfect accent. Want to get even more budget friendly? There are plenty of ways you can DIY your plain old lampshade to give it new life!

Lampshades are like little jewels scattered throughout a room. Change them and you change the mood. Try going from white to black, pleated to flat, or plain to patterned. There are a lot more options available than there used to be so finding something you like shouldn’t be difficult. Try stores like Target, Pottery Barn and Lamps Plus to get an idea of what’s out there. And if you can’t find what you like you can always go custom.

  • 09 of 10 Personalize With Photo Art Ali Lanenga / Stocksy United Forget expensive artwork and personalize the living room with a collection of framed photos. Pick at least three photos that establish a theme and create 11” x 14” black-and-white prints. Frame each in the same classic black or white frame (or mix it up for added interest!). Hang the three at the same level horizontally for a symmetrical look, or vary the heights to create a cool gallery wall.
  • 02 of 10 New Throw Pillows Oscar Wong / Getty Images One of the easiest ways to update a living room is to swap out the throw pillows. Throw pillows are a great way to add trendy looks without a long-term commitment. With solid color furniture, mix-and-match patterns and textures with single-color pillows in contrasting hues. Look for a range of sizes to create a cozy pillow arrangement on a sofa and don’t forget to include a couple large pillows ideal for kids’ floor seating.
  • 07 of 10 Refresh the Mantle Rowena Naylor / Stocksy United The fireplace mantle often is a focal point in the living room. A new coat of paint refreshes it nicely as does changing its decor items. Flameless candles are an option that’s both aesthetically pleasing as well as safer than traditional candles. Create an arrangement of three or five in varying heights. Add decorative branches in a vase and complete the new decor with framed photo.
  • 06 of 10 Stylish Storage Containers rymds / Etsy Decluttering can make a big difference for a living room, often making the space feel bigger. Use stylish containers to hold items like extra throw blankets, magazines, kids’ and pets’ toys, and items like game controllers or remotes. Baskets and canvas cubes work great—lightweight, budget-friendly, and available in a range of colors, materials, and styles to complement existing decor.  Seagrass Basket, $13, rymds
  • 05 of 10 Add Floating Shelves Rustik Decor Shop / Etsy  Floating wall-mount shelves take up less floor space, often creating a feel of more room. This style of shelving is designed with hidden hardware to give the appearance of “floating” that’s sleek and elegant. A three-foot long floating shelf can cost about $35 or less. If you don’t have all the tools for a DIY shelf installation, consider hiring a handyman for the project. Floating Shelf, $13.32, Rustik Decor Shop 
  • 01 of 10 Paint Interior Window Trim Alex Wilson / Getty Images Painting the trim of interior windows can freshen the look of a living room without spending a lot money. Painted, existing trim becomes scratched, discolored, and the paint flakes over time. A new coat of paint instantly revives it and delivers an easy update to the living room. Depending on the room’s decor, consider painting the trim in an accent color instead of white.  When factoring the budget, include the cost for the materials beyond the paint: sandpaper, primer, painter’s tape.
  • 04 of 10 Swap Out Lampshades It’s Overflowing Ditch the dingy shades that came with the lamp. Look for new lampshades that fit the budget and update the room. Play around with color, different shapes, and even patterned shades to create the perfect accent. Want to get even more budget friendly? There are plenty of ways you can DIY your plain old lampshade to give it new life! Lampshade DIY from It’s Overflowing
  • 10 of 10 Simple Lighting Changes Caitlyn McCarthy Design Lighting helps create the mood in a room. The living room needs task lighting as well as ambient lighting. A distinctive floor lamp can provide task lighting for reading, while a flush-mounted ceiling light or end table lamp offers ambient lighting.
  • 03 of 10 Create a Statement Wall Foreign Bear Studio On average, the cost of painting the entire living room will exceed $100. According to HomeAdvisor, hiring painters for a 10′ x 12′ room ranges from $380 to $790. This amount typically does not include the cost of paint or additional areas like ceilings and trim. When doing it yourself, costs average from $200 to $300. A budget-friendly solution is the statement wall. Ideas for a DIY statement wall include: Single color wall to contrast/compliment the other wallsWallpaper or textured wall coveringPainted wall with bold pattern: chevron, stripes, geometric shapesSmall pattern stencilsInspirational quote or saying 
  • 08 of 10 Add Color or Text to Built-Ins or Bookshelves  Lovely Indeed Paint the interior back panels of the living room built-ins or bookshelves to add a pop of color to the room. Or, in a small space with no shelving, try a colorful cart, like the IKEA raskog cart, as a makeshift bookcase. This is an easy DIY project that can be done on a weekend. It’s a chance to incorporate a trendy color for a low price.

Adding an unconventional light fixture draws the eye upwards (making the room feel bigger) and turns an otherwise safe room into a glamorous space.

When in doubt, edit. Crowding too many things into a room can make it feel small and claustrophobic. To lighten a space simply remove a few items. Everything needs room to breathe so if your space is feeling tight and you want a new look, edit a few items out.

Forget expensive artwork and personalize the living room with a collection of framed photos. Pick at least three photos that establish a theme and create 11” x 14” black-and-white prints. Frame each in the same classic black or white frame (or mix it up for added interest!). Hang the three at the same level horizontally for a symmetrical look, or vary the heights to create a cool gallery wall.

For big impact in any space, add patterned textiles. Stripes, dots, and plaid all count. If mixing patterns, be sure to balance a tight print (like a gingham) with a larger print (like the paisley seen here).

When factoring the budget, include the cost for the materials beyond the paint: sandpaper, primer, painter’s tape.

Want to get a good grip on slippery stairs? Try a DIY runner. After getting a quote of $2,500 to carpet her dangerously slick oak staircase, TOH reader Jaime Shackford took the project into her own hands. Using just two off-the-shelf woven runners ($125 each) and supplies from a home center, she gave her stairs an non-slip upgrade.

Cork is also a lot easier to install than traditional wood flooring. Manufacturers now offer products in engineered panels that snap together without glue or nails. These floating-floor systems sit well over plywood, concrete, or even existing flooring. In one afternoon you can turn a floor into a comfortable mat where your toes can roam free without fear of the big chill—or expensive area rugs.

See How to Install Easy Crown Molding for full step-by-step instructions.

See How to Install a Dishwasher for full step-by-step instructions.

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All it takes is a cozy chair, a standing lamp, and a new book to make the corner of your bedroom feel like a brand new space.

See How to Rewire a Vintage Entry Lantern for full step-by-step instructions.

Consider covering your comforter with a new duvet. New bedding can create a whole new look, taking your room from graphic to girly, modern to classic, primary to pastel and more.

Adding a properly-sized area rug makes a room look bigger and more pulled together, even on top of carpeting. Be sure to choose one that’s large enough to tuck under the bed and at least one other piece of furniture.

Interior shutters were the original “window treatments,” commonly used in Southern and urban houses, and they’re still a great way to add architectural and historical detail. They also help keep out winter’s chilly winds or summer’s oppressive heat. And they’re easy to install on any window because they attach to a thin frame that either sits inside the window opening or around the outside of the casing.

While you don’t have to be a pro to learn how to paint like one, there is more to a good paint job than just slathering some color on the wall. See our how to instructions to coat your walls expertly in one weekend, from the first scratch of the pole sander to the final feather of the brush.

Adding a statement-making display on top of your storage will draw the eye away from overflowing drawers. This home takes advantage of a hanging poster and brass bookends, but framed family photos also do the trick.

Fortunately, caulk is cheap, and applying it isn’t difficult. All you need is an hour, a few common tools, and materials easily found at any hardware store. But as easy as it is, you still have to do it right, or you’ll be caulking again next year, says This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.

See How to Refinish a Door for full step-by-step instructions.

Here we show how a little measuring and a couple of coats of durable floor paint can add a lot of personality to a room for a small price.

Sunlight streaming through windows can be an annoying distraction. Not to mention the neighbors who have more evening hours to look into your brightly lit living room. You could install shades to foil prying eyes, but swinging wood shutters would definitely be more beautiful.

See How to Caulk Around a Tub for full step-by-step instructions.

Changing the finish on an existing piece is a small investment that will pay off big time when it comes to the design in your room.

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Nothing elevates a bedroom faster than a bench at the end of the bed. This woven bamboo and seagrass design offers storage, bonus seating, and natural texture to the space.

See How to Install a Solid-Surface Backsplash for full step-by-step instructions.

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