20 No-nonsense Decor and Storage Hacks You Can Do Right Now

April 09, 2021 3 min read

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There are endless interior design 'hacks' you'll find online, and we picked the easiest, most practical, most appealing ones for you. No complicated handiwork, no expensive purchases, no shabby-looking results. Just simple, clever tricks. Try these today!

 

Home decorating tips for instant WOW

Wallpaper the insides of your bookcase.

Wallpaper patterns pop against plain-colored shelves, making them an extra-attractive display.

Image via Lifestyled Atlanta


Wallpaper the risers of stairs.

Decorated stairs are so unexpected -- and so stunning!

Image via At Charlotte's House

 

Place a mirror behind a lamp.

This maximizes the illumination of the room while creating a pretty decor vignette.

 

Paint just part of a wall.

Two-tone walls are in! Apply an accent shade halfway from the bottom (like a faux trim), or paint a geometric figure to accentuate furniture.


Paint your backsplash.

Try a color contrast, or stencil a beautiful pattern.


Accent with washi tape.

Use this decorative tape as trim, as paneling, or even as wall picture frames.

Image via Petit Bout


Switch to sleek metallic handles.

Such a simple swap makes your cabinets or dressers look so elegant.

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "Kitchen - Seasoned With Love" Premium Canvas


Display candles in your fireplace.

A non-working fireplace can still become a warm and stylish focal point of the room.

Wall art pictured above: Personalized Couple's Names Joined By Love Premium Canvas


Hang plants with art.

Does your wall art feel a little... flat? Add dimension by hanging cute plants next to it!

Wall art pictured above: "Family Isn't Always Blood" Premium Canvas

See more tips on pairing wall art with plants here!

 

Fake the hardwood look.

Real hardwood is expensive. Good thing you can fake it with products like realistic wall prints. (Can you believe this wall sign below is a canvas print?)

Wall art pictured above: Personalized Rustic Family Name Premium Canvas

 

Home storage tips that are practical and pretty

Go vertical on your desk.

Tame that clutter by storing everything vertically on standing desk caddies and multipurpose wall pegboards.

 

Store bedsheets inside pillowcases.

Fold those blankets inside their matching pillowcases so you won't have to keep digging for the whole set in the linen closet.

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "You & Me And The Dogs" Premium Canvas

 

Display storage with art.

Open shelves looking topsy-turvy? Tidy them a little bit, then add small artworks and ornaments. They'll look like stylish displays instead of day-to-day storage.

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "Food, Family, Love" Premium Canvas

See more tips on styling open shelves here!

 

Hang your kitchen tools in frames.

They'll look like works of art!

 

Add narrow shelving to the side of the counter.

It's prime real estate for spice jars, chopping boards, pot holders, and more!

Image via Family Handyman

 

Install wall magnets.

In the kitchen, a magnetic strip can hold knives and other cutlery. In your bedroom, magnets can also be useful jewelry organizers.

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "Grandma's Kitchen - Homemade With Love" Premium Canvas

 

Organize knick-knacks with muffin trays.

Instead of stashing everything in a drawer -- and taking forever when looking for one item -- place a muffin tray in the drawer to separate small items. Or, use small plastic cups instead.


Bag spare parts.

Keep a resealable bag as an "Extras" container in your closet, medicine cabinet, vanity/dresser, and under-the-sink utility storage. When you get a spare part -- let's say an extra button or screw -- store it in the bag for easy access in the future.

 

Stash pretty baskets under the console table.

Great additional storage, no additional floor space needed.

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "There's Always Something To Be Thankful For" Premium Canvas V2

 

Tidy up with uniform containers.

There's less visual clutter when all your spices are in uniform jars and your trinkets in uniform boxes. Bonus tip: an inexpensive set of mason jars line up perfectly as toiletry holders.

Wall art pictured above: "But First, Coffee" Premium Canvas

 

So what do you think of these decor and storage tips? Honestly, we find them really helpful! If you have other quick tips on decorating, storage, and other home matters, do leave us a comment!

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