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20 easy ways to hide the ugly things in your home

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Let’s face it, there are always a few items in your home that don’t look particularly nice. Yes, you’re dwelling has ugly and unattractive features, but they don’t have to define your overall aesthetic or ambience. If you put up with these disagreeable parts, chances are you’ll simply learn to live with them, which often has huge repercussions on the style and sophistication of your abode. 

Whether it’s unsightly radiators, exposed cabling, or even dreadful pots and pans, there are plenty of things you can do to reduce their impact on your home’s atmosphere and aura. Stop compromising and dealing with unattractive fittings and fixtures and take action today! We’ve got 20 ways you can conceal the less appealing parts of your property with relative ease.

Ready to renovate? Read on below and find out how…

1. If you have any unattractive old pots and pans be sure to keep them tucked away and out of sight

2. Re-wire your home and hide any unattractive wiring for stereos, appliances or televisions behind a stud wall

classic  by Hallwood Furniture, Classic
Hallwood Furniture

Before: Range Cooker wall

Hallwood Furniture

3. If you don't like your curtain rods they can be hidden behind cornices and a false wall

Villetta nell'isola di Pellestrina con obiettivo affitto estivo Modern style bedroom by Before & After Modern
Before & After

Villetta nell'isola di Pellestrina con obiettivo affitto estivo

Before & After

4. Do you have knocks and dents in your wall? Hide them behind a stylish or eye-catching wall hanging

Penthouse in Angel London by Studio D. Interiors
Studio D. Interiors

Penthouse in Angel London

Studio D. Interiors

5. Avoid toilet wiring and plumbing by opting for a boxed-in cistern design

6. Employ storage boxes to hide clutter and mess

7. Have your unappealing chairs covered in new upholstery

8. Hide an ugly radiator with furniture

9. Or contain it within a stylish, bespoke timber box

10. Hide unfinished or unattractive flooring with a large area rug

11. Hide your uneven or ugly walls behind a giant (and practical) chalkboard!

country  by The Cotswold Company, Country Wood Wood effect
The Cotswold Company

Oxford Painted Console Table

The Cotswold Company

12. A scratched table can be hidden from sight with stylish placemats or a tablecloth

modern  by martha and hepsie ltd, Modern
martha and hepsie ltd

Bold Blue Tit Placemats and Coasters.

martha and hepsie ltd

13. If you have an unmovable meter, you might want to conceal it behind a purpose built (and handy) cupboard

14. Keep your bins out of sight by installing an under-drawer garbage bin that tucks away neatly

If you’re looking to enhance your kitchen or redesign it entirely, we recommend finding a professional via homify and getting started with some expert advice!

15. Give your old-fashioned built-in cupboards a revamp with a fresh lick of paint

minimalist  by Kleiderhaus ltd, Minimalist
Kleiderhaus ltd

Sprayed Sliding Door Wardrobe with Routed Handles And Light Grey Linen Interior

Kleiderhaus ltd

16. Disguise plastic windows by giving them some heritage touches or façade additions

17. Hide your bathroom essentials out of sight with sneaky inset shelving

Chesterfield Bathroom Remodeling Colonial style bathroom by Botico Colonial

Chesterfield Bathroom Remodeling


18. Opt for a large headboard to cover the wall behind, or conceal a dressing area

Scandustrial Theme Industrial style bedroom by Eightytwo Pte Ltd Industrial
Eightytwo Pte Ltd

Scandustrial Theme

Eightytwo Pte Ltd

19. Ugly garden walls can be repainted, clad with timber or have climbing plants grown against them

20. If you can't hide ugly electrical cords, switch them for colourful versions and make a stylish statement!

Want to see some more domestic tips and tricks? Check out: 12 ways to brighten your small home with accent colours

Have you tried to hide any of these items in your home? 
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