Have you ever looked at your fridge, dishwasher, dryer, or washer and wished they looked a little bit prettier?

Well, if you have a weekend to spare and don’t mind a little elbow grease, here are some simple things that you can do to your appliances and make your home super stylish.

Paint Your Fridge

Stainless steel home appliances are now more versatile than ever. They fit most decor easily and do not rust or fade over time. But maybe you are not in a position to get a new stainless steel refrigerator. How will you achieve a sleek look? You could paint it, of course.

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But finding a stainless steel colored paint is not so simple – it’s also quite costly.

Chalkboard paint is quite trendy now. You’ll find it on walls, furniture, and now refrigerators. This makeover for your fridge will not only make your kitchen look stylish, but also allow your family members to leave daily notes and cut down on untidy sticky notes.

Decorate Using Adhesive Vinyl

This is an easy and inexpensive way of covering your ugly appliances and making them look trendy. Unlike traditional peel-and-stick stickers, adhesive vinyl comes in modern patterns, bright colors, as well as easy-to-stick-and-restick adhesive. It is available in sheets, small panels, and even polka dots, making your dishwasher fronts, fridge, washer, and even kitchen walls look elegant. Apart from being long lasting, adhesive vinyl is also UV-resistant, hence, suitable for outdoor use.

Cover Your Outdoor AC Unit

Your outdoor AC unit is rarely your yard’s most attractive feature. Its utilitarian appearance can be distracting, especially if is near your kitchen garden or flower bed. Fortunately, there are ways you can cover your AC unit and add an instant curb appeal to your outdoor space.  You can use an old shipping pallet, create a screen using lattice, use a privacy screen made from outdoor-resin, or build a small AC house to hide your AC unit.

Divert Attention from the Appliances

Because of the intense heat factor from appliances like stoves and ovens, options like painting and using adhesive vinyl may not be applicable. But you don’t need to do anything to them to make your kitchen trendy.

You can take the attention away from these appliances by painting your kitchen with bright colors. The striking contrast will make your plain piece of appliance look modern and stylish. Of course, you could decide to get new stuff. Today’s newer home appliances are made in modern designs and finishes, including smart thermostats. Features like smart thermostats look stylish and are cost-effective in the long run.

Use Washi Tape

Washi tape is one of the most versatile things you can use to revamp your home without spending so much money. The tape can be cut into different designs and used on basically any appliance – the possibilities are endless.


If you do not have the money to get new appliances right now, you could use the above DIY tips to dress them up and make your home look trendy.