20 simple home decorating ideas that will make a big difference in 2022


18 simple home decorating ideas that will make a big difference in 2022

1. magnetic garage handles/faux windows

Add magnetic garage handles and faux windows that'll bring some serious curb appeal to your home for an EXTREMELY small fraction of the price of getting some carriage-style doors. They're pricey as heck. These magnets are not.

Get them from Amazon for $11.66+ (available in several sets and variations)

2. window film

Kick the blinds to the curb and get some privacy without the cord (it can be dangerous for kids and pets!) by applying a window film that'll still let in SO much light. I did this to my bathroom window and congratulate myself for it every day.

Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in seven sizes).

3. metallic spray paint

Refinish tired metal furniture with some metallic spray paint for a weekend afternoon project that'll have substantial payoff. Just look at that zhuzhed bistro set!

Get it from Amazon for $12.78+ (available in a variety of metallic colors).

4. tapestry

Hang up a tapestry (or something more substantial than a poster or print) that'll skim over any dents, unsightly utility panel doors, scuffs, or other marks that distract from your aesthetic.

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four styles).

5. leather conditioner

Use a bottle of leather conditioner to revive your leather goods *even* as large as a leather couch! Welcome to your next project while you catch up on the latest ep of your fave true-crime podcast!

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

6. indoor/outdoor rug

Pull together decor for an outdoor room or just cover up an ugly surface with an indoor/outdoor rug built to weather rain and more.

Get it from Amazon for $55+ (available in four colors, five sizes).

7. door draft stopper

Swap out one of those weird long pillows (sorry!) for a ~streamlined~ door draft stopper to keep fall gusts from coming in under the door. It'll just look like a natural part of your door so other decor design choices (like that cute welcome mat) can shine!

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four colors).

8. motion sensor

Give yourself some peace of mind if you're into open windows for the sake of a breeze with this low-key motion sensor you can place on your partially opened window that'll act like your guard dog while ya' snooze. And if you upgrade this plan, you can save on homeowner's insurance!

Get it from Amazon for $13.92.

9. wood scratch cover

Cover up dings and discoloration on door frames and molding with some wood scratch cover so everything will blend in like normal. Also, it requires no sanding or refinishing! Cue to you on the prowl for more wood surfaces you can fix up.

Get it from Amazon for $7.37.

10. wood repair markers

And hide smaller scratches on your fave furniture with a set of wood repair markers. We love a repair instead of a replacement product!

Get a set of 13 from Amazon for $9.99.

11. charming burlap table runner

Or dress up that water stain that won't quit with a charming burlap table runner because people will just assume that you're always ready to entertain.

Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in 7 sizes and 10 color combos).

12. cable clip organizers

Tuck stray cords outta the way with cable clip organizers because you need your phone charger by your bed but you don't have to trip over it or make it take center stage.

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $6.97.

13. colorful lumbar pillow

Jazz up a tired arm chair with a colorful lumbar pillow to make it feel new *and* lend some support.

Get it from BEWALTZ on Common Dear for $34.

14. bookish disguise

Tidy up a modem-y mess by hiding it behind a bookish disguise as a decorative touch that's more useful than anyone could expect.

Get it from Covogoods on Amazon Handmade for $29 (available in a variety of colors and sizes).

15. limited-edition "tiny print"

Swap in some fresh wall art with a limited-edition "tiny print" from Tiny Showcase, which is a marketplace chock-full of stunning affordable art to help fill up your walls.

Get them from Tiny Showcase: Lunar Phases of 2022 by Luke Boggia (left) for $32 or Craspedia by Gretta Scheing (right) for $30+

Distract from an unsightly lighting chain or cord with an electrical cord cover that'll look like it's just part of the decor.

Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in 22 colors).

17. powerful stain remover

Erase the likes of spills, wine, and even Sharpie marker(!!!) with this powerful stain remover. As you can see, it even works on suede furniture.

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $12.14.

18. sleek (but ventilated!) box

Mask an unsightly power strip in a sleek (but ventilated!) box that'll also keep kids and pets outta there.

Get it from Amazon for $17.99. Check out an option that'll blend in with wood floors.

19. roll of faux ivy

Attach a roll of faux ivy to ugly wire fencing or railing with a view you don't love. Here's to a bit more privacy!

Get a roll from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in three roll sizes).

20. furniture protectors 

Keep your floors in tip-top shape (and prevent some nails-on-chalkboard scrapes) by putting furniture protectors on furniture legs. Any year you can avoid refinishing your floors is a GREAT year.