April 10, 2014 at 12:29 PM ET
Looking to spice up a room with a limited budget? Reach for the duct tape.
Yes, you read that correctly.
The popular resource can be used for more than quick repairs. See how 7 bloggers turned duct tape into on-trend decor in their homes, and find out how you can do the same.
No-paint diamond wall
Myquillyn Smith, blogger and author of "The Nesting Place: It Doesn't Have to be Perfect to be Beautiful," stuck $25 worth of white duct tape on the large wall behind her bed to create a diamond-patterned masterpiece. No painting required. Find the instructions on "The Nesting Place."
Faux snakeskin tray
Megan Ardoin wrapped a shoebox lid in snake-patterned duct tape to create a trendy tray for her bedroom. Find the details on "Honey We're Home."
Blogger Justina Blakeney made a basic Ikea vase pop by layering three colors of duct tape, cut into zig-zag strips, around the vessel for a cheap and easy revamp. Find instructions at "Justina Blakeney."
Emily Jones of "Jones Design Company" covered a Styrofoam wreath form with individual pleats of white duct tape for an elegant and unique wreath. Find out how to make your own at "Jones Design Company."
Woven chevron lampshade
Rinchen Dé weaved strips of solid and patterned duct tape into a chevron pattern and attached the result to embroidery hoops to create a unique shade for a pendant light or table lamp. Get the instructions at "High on DIY."
Kristin Jackson glammed up the fridge in her black and white kitchen with stripes of gold duct tape. Find the details at "The Hunted Interior."
Anjelika Temple added glamour to a pair of teal-painted canvases with simple geometric designs of gold duct tape and brass thumbtacks. Get the instructions at "Brit+Co."