24 INSANELY AWESOME WAYS TO USE TENSION RODS IN YOUR HOME

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Tension rods may be a seemingly boring DIY tool, but don’t underestimate their power! There are so many interesting home hacks and decor tricks that can be accomplished using tension rods – and at a nice, low cost! Check out these 24 surprisingly useful ways to use tension rods in your home.

  1. BOOKSHELF COVERS

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    As great as bookshelves are, they tend to become a place where clutter lives. For the next time you’ve shoved some random objects onto your shelves right before company arrives, try these pull-down curtains on tension rods to hide the mess.

  2. HANGING PLANTS

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    Bring a little life to your home with a hanging garden in your window! Supported by the one, the only, the tension rod.

  3. KID’S STAGE AREA

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    For all those plays and concerts your kids love to put on for you, make an DIY curtain so they have their very own stage!

  4. CHORD COVERAGE

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    An antique wooden desk? So cute! A million chords and cables running underneath it? Not so cute. Use tension rods to make an impromptu curtain to hide your technology.

  5. LITTER BOX

    Give your little guy some privacy. Put up a curtain around the litter box area to fancy-up something…not-so-fancy.

  6. JEWELRY ORGANIZER

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    For a no-tangle way to hang your bracelets and necklaces, try a tension rod in your room.

  7. DIY KITCHEN AWNING

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    To get that French country feel in your kitchen, tension rods can help you create a lovely awning for your window on a dime.

  8. SCARF HOLDER

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    No more tossing your scarves in a bin – show them off with this DIY tension rod holder.

  9. PORTABLE DRYING ROD

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    Delicates? Don’t machine dry! Save your clothes by hanging them to dry on a rod.

  10. DUST RUFFLE

    Dust Ruffle

    Make your very own dust ruffle! Use whatever fabric tickles your fancy and tension rods for this amazingly easy DIY.

  11. ORGANIZE TUPPERWARE

    Plastic Containers

    Tupperware can get SO MESSY. Containers and lids are just everywhere, all of a sudden! Not any more with some clever organizing by your tension rod.

  12. PET GATES

    Pet Gates

    For an inexpensive pet (or even baby) gate, a few tension rods stacked to the right height will do the trick.

  13. VERTICAL STORAGE

    Vertical Storage

    A unique storage option to display or organize anything in your home!

  14. DIY CANOPY BED

    Bed Canopy

    Always wanted a canopy bed? Make your own with some tension rods! Your partner may or may not thank you for it though.

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