6. Trim Windows & Doors
Adding trim and molding to just about anything will make it look more upscale, but framing your windows and doors is one of the most effective ways to boost your home’s decor. Even just adding a single piece of molding to the top of a window can completely transform it, while also hiding the hardware from blinds.
Adding molding to doors and windows is easier than you would think. Check out this detailed tutorial from The Handyman’s Daughter! She used a plinth block to give her door trim a more finish look. It really does make a huge difference.
7. Paint Your Entry Door(s)
A dark or fun color choice on the inside of your entry doors can really help separate the space and add a lot of character, especially if you have a light paint color on the surrounding walls. It also makes the white trim pop! I love the way it turned out! I’ve also seen this done with a bold color choice that matches the entry rug to tie everything together.
8. Frame Your TV
I’ve been seeing this a lot lately, and because the TV is the main focal point in just about every living room, It makes a lot of sense to mount it with a good-looking frame. This one was done with recycled wood from a fence that had fallen down in a storm, and I love the way it turned out! They managed to make it in under an hour, and because it’s sitting on the mantel, there’s no need to mount it to the wall unless it’s low enough for little hands to reach.