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    25 Home Decor Upgrades You Can Get For $25 Or Less

    But can you get through this post without singing, "Let me upgrade you"? Because I sure didn't.....

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    1. A large cotton rope basket to store blanket or trinkets because your place looks nicer when it looks like everything has a place.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    2. A set of floating shelves to take advantage of wasted space on your walls and show off any cool books, candles, or souvenirs you love.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've been looking everywhere for shelves like these but have had no luck. Anything I found were either too big or over $100. These are fantastic. They go perfectly in my bathroom and allow me extra shelving for things I can't fit on the counter top. I'm buying another set or two for my living room. They're super easy to hang, especially if you have a drill." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in five colors).

    3. A hanging mirror that will not only add a touch of flair to your wall, but it will also make your place look bigger as it reflects light.

    Target

    Get it from Target for $24.99.

    4. Adhesive backsplash tiles – people will think you spent hundreds of dollars redoing your kitchen when all you did was peel it off and stick it to your kitchen wall (or shower or wherever else you want in your home).

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is perfect for upgrade on a budget. These 'tiles' have given my dull kitchen new life and withstood extreme cold and humidity (electrical issues) with no problem. I receive compliments all the time!" —Deidre Dennis

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $18.98 (available in six colors).

    5. An indoor planter stand that sadly won't remind you when you should water the plant inside, so don't blame me when the stand still looks great but the plant inside looks a little questionable. We can't all have a green thumb.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in four colors).

    6. A shelf to add some life to your walls. Yep, your stuff definitely looks better on the wall than in the pile on the counter. I guarantee it.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8+ (available in three sizes and black and cooper).

    7. A wire pendant lamp you string from the ceiling when you need to add light but don't want to drill a bunch of holes and mess with the electrical.

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    Promising review: "These lamps were exactly what I had been in search of but half the price compared to other places. They even come with lightbulbs. I would highly recommend!" —Amber C.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    8. A set of two velvet throw pillow covers because putting these on your couch will make you feel like you're basically living at Buckingham Palace, I swear.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in 15 size and quantity variations and 27 colors).

    9. A table lamp you can turn on before you turn your overhead lights out so you have a bit of light when you get into bed instead of just diving in the dark and hoping for the best.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "Love these lamps! I had originally ordered two of them for our living room, but I did not check the size. They're not tall enough for our living room, but look awesome as bedside table lamps! Would definitely recommend." —MGipson

    Get it from Walmart for $24.94.

    10. An LED light strip to turn your mirror into a vanity worthy of a big Hollywood star. Plus, you'll be able to do a much better job on your makeup when you have good lighting on your face.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "It looks beautiful on my new vanity! The brightness is incredible, and I love the dimmer feature. To line my mirror, I used about half the roll, and I wish it came with another plug/dimmer for the second half! I’ll definitely be ordering them. The light is strong, and shows you ALL imperfections (which I guess is the point, but wow, surprise!!) I am now hooked, and I'm telling my husband all the things in our home that HAVE to be lined with lights!" —Jenni P.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    11. A geometric wire photo frame designed to add a little dimension to your decor.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in five colors and sizes 4x4, 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, and multi).

    12. A gold wire photo wall frame to showcase photos, mementos, and other small trinkets.

    World Market

    Promising review: "I love this! I put this on my bedroom wall for photos, cards, and inspiration pictures. It's easy to hang, looks great, doesn't take up too much space, and comes with the clips. It's easy to change out the photos too." —lori

    Get it from World Market for $13.99.

    13. A liquid stainless steel kit that'll turn your cheap-looking appliances into ones that look like they came with a much higher price tag using only a few coats of paint.

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    Promising review: "I was hesitant about doing this to my dishwasher, but I am so glad I did. I bought a new stove and refrigerator but didn't want to get a new dishwasher because it still worked, so I decided to try this. It looks fantastic! You do have to have patience between each coat because you have to wait 1 hour. I had to do 5 coats. It doesn't have a strong smell, so I was able to do it without having to open windows. So worth the money and time." —lovinglife822

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    14. A faux fur throw you can toss on your couch, a chair, or basically anywhere else you'd like to feel 10 times cozier.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes 1.2'x1.2', 1.5'x1.5', 2'x3', 2.1'x3', 3'x3'. 3'x5', 3.6'x3.6', and 4'x6' and in four colors).

    15. A seven-piece frame set you can easily use to create a gallery wall.

    Walmart

    Yep, these frames will finally help you create a wall similar to the ones you've been eyeing on Instagram.

    Promising review: "These are great quality frames. My husband gave me a set for Christmas, and I ordered an additional set. I'm using them to display family photos in a hallway. They are even better in person than the picture online. I highly recommend." —Beth

    Get the set of seven from Walmart for $12.99.

    16. A static cling decorative window film if you live a little too close to your neighbors or have big windows in rooms that probably don't need big windows.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this for privacy reasons, and it does the job perfectly. Its difficult to look through it up close even from both side. Its also a nice decorative touch from a distance." —Kiril

    Get it from Amazon for $7.09.

    17. A set of five petite glass vases because flowers in tiny vases are just so much cuter than they are in regular-sized ones.

    Amazon

    Get the set from Amazon for $19.95 (available in jewel tones and clear).

    18. A tapestry because you can do better than bare walls.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $19 (available in four variations).

    19. A macrame wallhanging mirror to give a room a retro feel without having people feel like they've stepped directly into the 70s when they enter.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in round and octagon).

    20. A set of minimalist wood hooks to put your coats on when you get home rather than just throwing them on the floor.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Me: I'm going to put hooks on the back of the door.

    Wife: No you're not. No hooks, nothing, nada, never.

    Me: Here are the hooks for the back of the door.

    Wife: Oh, those are so nice!!" —Ihaveopinions

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $16.49 (available in two finishes).

    21. A black-and-gold globe that'll make you feel like you're a world traveler when you spin it and put your finger on a destination. You might not be able to travel there yet, but you can still dream!

    TJ Maxx

    Get it from TJ Maxx for $16.99.

    22. A floral curtain to add a bit of privacy without sacrificing any oh-so-precious daylight.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are beautiful and so different! Everybody wants to know where I bought them!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98 (available in 11 styles).

    23. A marble self-adhesive film to make every surface look 100x fancier and help ensure that you get your security deposit back when you move out.

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    Promising review: "Wow!!! I can't believe how much this brightened up our bathroom!! The paper is very thick and seems very durable!! It looks beautiful! It is mostly easy to install. Just takes some patience. I watched videos on how other people did it first before attempting it myself which I think really helped!! Using a blow dryer to smooth it on helps prevent bubbles getting caught underneath the paper. This $12 update made such a difference!!!"—Anna F.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in seven sizes).

    24. A gold terrarium you can use as a home for a few succulents or as a unique piece of storage. The possibilities are endless.

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    I bought a terrarium a couple years ago, and instead of putting plants in it (I do *not* have a green thumb), I decided to use it for lipstick. It makes them look cooler sitting on the top of my dresser. Some people have asked me if it's hard to get them out, but I've never had a problem.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.98.

    25. An antique decorative mirror tray you'll feel super fancy putting your keys on when you get home. Then, when you're ready to leave again, you'll know exactly where they are. Imagine that.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    You home upgrade will be *almost as great at Cinderella's glow up.

    Walt Disney Studios

    *Sorry, nothing will ever really top this transformation.

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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