10 DIY Return Air Vent Covers With A Cool Look

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, and there are even rules that regulate the size of the room and the amount of vents to make in it. I’m sure that you also have a lot of vents that may easily spoil even the most chic interior. Today I’m sharing DIYs to cover these ugly vents and keep your décor ideal.

The first solution is decorative doors that serve two purposes here both decorative and functional! You just place a piece of furniture on the strategically important place and if necessary, change the doors for ventilating ones, with some perforation. Simple and brilliant!

how to hide an ugly vent with a cool furniture piece with perforated doors (via https:)

how to hide an ugly vent with a cool furniture piece with perforated doors (via https:)

Do you have a baseboard return air grille that looks like this? It’s not very pretty, so grab a sheet of beautiful cut metal, sand it, paint and you’ll get a chic screen to cover your vent. Get inspired!

DIY better looking return air grille (via www.friendly-home.net)

DIY better looking return air grille (via www.friendly-home.net)

The phrase, “it’s all in the details”, comes to mind, when you see a vent cover, which isn’t pretty or doesn’t match your space style. this air return cover was made of a decorative metal radiator screen, read the full tutorial to find out how to make one.

DIY decorative air retrun vent cover (via www.simplicityinthesouth.com)

DIY decorative air retrun vent cover (via www.simplicityinthesouth.com)

A lot of us have  the ugly white vents on our walls. They certainly are not the most attractive looking.  In fact, they can be an eye sore. Take a cool door mat like this one, paint it and attach to the wall to get a beautiful vent cover.

DIY ugly vent cover from a door mat (via www.debbie-debbiedoos.com)

DIY ugly vent cover from a door mat (via www.debbie-debbiedoos.com)

An ugly vent can be covered with a usual shutter! You can find one up to the size of you vent and sand and paint it the way you like. Get inspired!

how to cover an air vent with an old shutter (via www.friendly-home.net)

how to cover an air vent with an old shutter (via www.friendly-home.net)

This eye-sore vent was covered with a piece made of toilet paper rolls! Doesn’t look like that, yeah? If you like it, just read the instructions and make the same!

DIY vent cover made of toilet paper rolls (via ladywiththeredrocker.com)

DIY vent cover made of toilet paper rolls (via ladywiththeredrocker.com)

Is your air vent in a prime decorating spot? What’s the solution? Upcycle an old cabinet drawer front into a rustic decorative vent cover! It is a fast project that doesn’t require any major tools. Have a look how it turned out!

DIY decorative vent cover (via lollyjane.com)

DIY decorative vent cover (via lollyjane.com)

The plastic cover that came with the fan looks cheap and flimsy and really doesn’t fir the style of your bathroom? Make this cool cover with trim and metal for just $5 and voila, your vent looks awesome!

DIY bathroom vent cover (via www.ana-white.com)

DIY bathroom vent cover (via www.ana-white.com)

Many HVAC system components are visible inside the home, and while some people aren’t bothered by their presence, some homeowners would love to cover up or change out those eyesores. One not-so-attractive HVAC element that is present throughout the home is the return air vent. Completing this project yourself instead of ordering a designer vent cover online can save you a lot of money and allow you to create exactly what you’re looking for. The materials you’ll need to create a custom return air vent can be found at your local hardware store.

DIY decorative air return vent cover (via https:)

DIY decorative air return vent cover (via https:)

This beautiful vent cover was made rather fast and easily, and it cost just $5! Interested how to make it yourself? Read the whole tutorial!

DIY cool decorative air vent cover (via https:)

DIY cool decorative air vent cover (via https:)

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