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One thing every modern home needs is vents. Be it air conditioning vents, heating vents, or bathroom vents, they are all necessary to keeping the air in our houses fresh all year long.
Unfortunately, some of the most common eyesores in homes are also… well, vents! They are mostly metal grates, mostly drab looking, or just plain nasty after years of dusty buildup. Perhaps your floor vents have warped, sharp edges sticking up from the floor. Whatever the case may be, if you want your home to have that extra touch of style, vent decor works surprisingly well.
We’ve compiled a gallery of styles and DIY guides for all manner of vent covers. Whether you fancy metal, wood, or even easy-to-make cardboard art covers, we have something for you!
1. Here’s a DIY guide for a stylish vent cover. Turn that welcome mat into something that welcomes more frequently.
Or with a little extra effort, you can paint the floor mat to match your wall color, and perhaps sand the surface to ‘post-pins”get a rustic look.
Speaking of floor mats, most style websites show this next image and imply it’s a rubber door mat. It’s not. It’s a hinged door frame with a dark screen to obscure the air filter behind it. What a great look!
2. Covering vents can involve even craftier ideas that make more use of the space. For instance, this DIY guide shows a fantastic way for covering a vent using an aesthetic cabinet.