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

    Give your home a spring refresh without spending a huge chunk of change.

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

    Two-tone white and brown woven basket with blankets inside in a room
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this basket. We use it to store the living room throw blankets and pillows rather than having them pile up on the couch. It fits a lot, and the quality is good, not cheap looking/feeling. I can tell it's the type of product that will last a long time. I would definitely consider buying from this brand again. The very minor downside is that it comes with a big crease from the way it's packaged, but I'm sure it'll go away after some time — no biggie." —DHz

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in four styles).

    2. A small globe you'll have ~a-round~ for a long time because it's a chic piece of decor you can set just about anywhere to give the room a worldly feel.

    small rose gold, black, and tel globe with gold hardware
    The Crafted Chen

    BTW — The Crafted Chen is a small Black woman-owned business based out of Treasure Coast, Florida!

    Get it from The Crafted Chen for $22.99 (available in three colors).

    3. 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 was 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 countertop. 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 $16.99 (available in two colors).

    4. A bouquet of dried pampas grass that's not all ~fluff~ — you can put these in vases in every room of your home to add some life. Bonus: you don't have to remember to water them.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Arrived super quick, cute packaging, fluffy and beautiful!! No complaints, thank you!" —Leigh Stevens

    Get a 30-piece bouquet from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in two colors).

    5. Adhesive backsplash tiles – people will think you spent hundreds of dollars redoing your kitchen when all you did was peel them off and stick 'em 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 $24.98 (available in five colors).

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

    Triangle bracket wall shelves in three sizes hanging on the wall
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This is perfect for room wall decor. I wanted an easy to mount shelf to hold some like knickknacks for wall decor. This holds a little pineapple, mindfulness book, framed Polaroid, and a shell. It looks so cute above my desk with framed photos around it." —clairem02

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $6+ (originally $8+; available in two colors and three sizes).

    7. Some under-cabinet lights that will help ~illuminate~ your space so it looks and feels brighter, which in turn will improve your mood.

    small kitchen with lights under the cabinet for a larger, brighter look
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I had my doubts but I thought, what the heck, for the price I'd give them a try. I am in real estate and known as a lighting snob. The first thing I look at in a kitchen if there is under cabinet lighting. These are so nice (it helps if you have a lip at the bottom of your cabinets) They are a true white, very bright, and I was lucky they were just the length I needed. I just ordered a set and had them shipped to my mom's as her halogen transformer which is buried in a wall, fried, and it drives me nuts that the workspace on the counter is dark. I can't wait until I make the 250-mile drive to install them. I may buy more just to use at our listings!" —pauly

    Get a 10' strand with 60 lights from Amazon for $21.18+ (available in white or warm white lights.

    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.

    Two velvet square throw pillows in light green on a couch
    Amazon

    These are just pillow covers, so don't forget the pillow inserts, if you need them.

    Promising review: "I love these pillowcases! They are way nicer than I expected for the price. They are soft, wash well, and look more expensive than the price. I’m super happy with my purchase. I was kinda iffy on buying them, but I went ahead and did it because I knew I could return them if I didn’t like them, but I was actually pleasantly surprised." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in eight sizes and 32 colors).

    9. An entryway organizer perfect to put by your front door so you have a place to store your mail instead of just letting it pile up on your counter or kitchen table forever.

    Mail organizer with perforated metal bin and five hooks with wooden knobs under it on a wall
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is really handy. It really reduced my key hunting time. It's also great to stage your mail or small items such as sunglasses. It's good quality." —Jack M.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    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.

    Vanity with a three-section mirror, each with a ring of lights around the outside, illuminating it
    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 $17.99.

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

    Gold photo frames with a wire design on the back, adding dimension hanging on the wall and two on a table
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Can I just say I love this picture frame. It looks much more expensive than it was, and everybody who sees it compliments it! It makes me way too happy. Happier than a picture frame should. It makes me want to go buy a bunch of other stuff from Umbra because it is all very cool." —Monica Wood

    Get it from Amazon for $11.01+ (available in six colors and sizes 4x4, 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, and multi).

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

    The frame with gold wire triangles with clips holding up three photos
    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 $19.99.

    13. A handmade wavy candle with a strong scent you can smell even when it's not lit, meaning you can have this as decor for forever and not have to replace it every time you burn through it.

    the white candle with vertical stripes and waves
    Chic Qbe Candle / Etsy

    BTW — This Jamaica, New York-based small biz hand pours all the candles. The candles are made more for decor with a strong scent that can be smelled when not lit, but if you do want to light it, the shop suggests making sure you use a candleholder, only burn for up to two hours and cool for at least two hours before relighting.

    Promising review: "I absolutely ADORE this candle! The color is very pigmented and the smell is *chef kiss*!!! I put it in my bathroom as a decor piece, and it actually made my entire bathroom smell like the candle. I am IN LOVE! So happy with this purchase, and it arrived sooner than expected!" —Adreena

    Get it from Chic Qbe Candle on Etsy for $18 (available in three colors and 14 scents).

    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.

    White faux sheepskin rug on a couch
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought two and love them, thrown over my leather furniture. They are easy to clean and look far more expensive than what I paid for. I would give six stars, if possible." —carlamari

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in six colors).

    15. An under cabinet wineglass rack perfect for holding any glasses that are too tall or fragile to be crowded into a cabinet with the rest of your glasses. These will turn heads and make your kitchen feel like a Michelin-star restaurant.

    Reviewer pic of the wine glass rack attached to the bottom of a cabinet with three rows of classes hanging from it
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I really like this wine rack! I needed a nice, space-saving solution for wine glasses that are too tall to go in my glass cabinet, and this rack fits the bill. It was simple to install and looks great. Good buy!" —Cycle Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $21.93+ (available in four styles and four colors).

    16. A set of peel-and-stick floor tiles designed to make it super easy to redo your floor, without spending a lot of time or money.

    amazon.com

    The tiles are water-resistant and washable. To apply, just peel the backing and stick to a clean floor. You don't need any special tools or even grout.

    Promising review: "I've only had these on my bathroom floor for a month or so, but they seem like they'll hold up. They were a bit of a pain in the ass to cut, but I didn't have the best tools or patience. The price is bananas for how good these look! They really transformed the room for cheap." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $13.10.

    17. A cloud-shaped frameless mirror with soft edges and a super trendy aesthetic to match. Put this in your room, and you'll find yourself taking mirror selfies like the influencer you are.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "It’s so cute and practical. It can be used as a decoration or makeup mirror." —Pattie S.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    18. Garage magnets meant to make your current garage door look like a fancy-schmancy carriage door without having to spend a butt load of money replacing the darn thing.

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    And you can easily take them off if you move! Plus, if you really want to complete the look, you can also add some magnetic windows to the top (like the picture above shows).

    Promising review: "These faux windows are an ingenious upgrade product that added value and style to my home without breaking the bank! With an installation that takes about 30–50 seconds, I instantly improved my home's curb appeal without having to spend thousands on new garage doors. I did not cut any of the panels, but the templates included for cutting custom shapes were easy to use and understand. So far, through two harsh Minnesota winters, they have stayed right in place. I'm very happy with my purchase and would recommend these to anybody looking for a facelift for their property." —martymar

    Get a set of six magnets from Amazon for $17.99.

    19. A wood and copper wall hook with leather strap so you can put things over the hooks *and* through them, meaning they're doubly as functional and will basically turn your wall into living art.

    Three of the hooks on a wall with a purse over the top of one and two scarves in the straps of the other two
    5mm Paper / Etsy

    BTW — 5mm Paper is a woman-owned business creating home decor, fashion, and lifestyle accessories from Lisbon, Portugal since 2017. This wall hook comes with two different types of screws to put it on the wall or door.

    Get it from 5mm Paper on Etsy for $20.61+ (available in five and six centimeters).

    20. A minimalist table lamp to help you achieve that mid-century modern look without having to spend typical mid-century modern prices.

    Reviewer pic of the black table lamp with large exposed lightbulb sitting on a bedside table
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This lamp looks more expensive than it is. It's a great-looking lamp, you can really change up the feel just by changing the style of the light bulb. I'm very very happy with the quality and look." —River Weeks

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

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

    Bedroom with the privacy film with a rectangle design on a large window
    Amazon

    The film is glue-free and reusable. It blocks 98% of UV rays and glare and also provides more than 95% privacy. It can be used on any smooth and clean surface. And it's easy to apply. All you have to do is remove the backing, spray soapy water on the window you're applying it to, press the film on, and use a squeegee to remove any excess water.

    Promising review: "I was looking for something to provide privacy to our front door sidelights, without blocking the natural light. This looks great! It’s subtle and classy looking. It was very easy to apply as long as you get your measurements correct. I had to do six small windows, so after I made sure the first one would fit, I used that as my template for the remaining windows. The film goes on just like a window cling. So easy!" —SarahHK

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49+ (available in eight sizes and two colors).

    22. Some removable stair riser tile decals to add some life to your staircase because, trust me, you won't believe how much nicer your home will look when you transform your stairs. It's a small detail that can really make a big difference.

    tan triangle with lines stickers on the vertical part of a set of stairs
    Quadrostyle / Etsy

    BTW — Quadrostyle is a small woman-owned business based out of Denpasar, Indonesia!

    Promising review: "These are beautiful, and I absolutely love them. I decided to go with every other riser, and I love how it looks in my space. They are very easy to install, though I would say go slowly with the first one and measure carefully. Once I got the hang of it, they went up easily. I have been showing them off and everyone loves them. Great way to customize and upgrade an overlooked space!" —bleve1111

    Get a set of six from Quadrostyle on Etsy for $13.90+ (available in six heights and two finishes).

    23. A woven 1/3-inch thick runner with a muted blue and white vintage-inspired design on it that's perfect for your hallway that can feel a little cold both figuratively and also literally on your feet when you get up in the morning.

    the rectangle running in a blue, white, and pink print
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I don’t even think the picture does the rug justice; it is beautiful, luxurious, it feels so soft on the feet, yet very sturdy. I love it!" —joanita

    Get it from Amazon for $19.51 (available in nine colors).

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

    Five small glass vases in different sizes with etching on the bases in green, blue, purples, red, and orange
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These little vases look great holding fresh, artificial, or dried flowers or herbs. Alone or in groups on a nightstand or a luncheon table, you can enjoy their pretty colors and designs." —C. Gaj

    Get the set from Amazon for $19.95 (available in two colors).

    25. A set of minimalist wood hooks to put your coats on rather than just throwing them on the floor.

    Four simple wood wall hooks with a hand on the farthest one away
    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).

    26. A eucalyptus bundle you can hang from your shower head to add a touch of greenery and life to the room. Plus the steam from the shower will cause it to release natural oils said to clear sinuses, relax the body and mind, *and* fill the room with a heavenly scent. I'm feeling calmer just thinking about that...

    The bundle of eucalyptus hanging from a shower
    Botanica Fleur / Etsy

    The bundle is handmade and shipped fresh from the small business based out of Nashville, Tennessee. They recommend replacing once a month for the best results.

    Promising review: "Amazing! My shower smells exactly like the showers at the blue lagoon in Iceland now 😍, and the presentation is so cute. This is such a great detail to make your bathroom feel like a spa, and it arrived perfectly intact. Love it!" —valerieannrn

    Get it from Botanica Fleur on Etsy for $8+ (available in four sizes).

    27. A set of six abstract line art prints that, once you frame and hang, will look like you paid thousands to create the perfect gallery wall.

    reviewer image of the set of six art prints with pink and beige color and simple flower and face/body design hanging on a wall
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I framed these prints and hung them above my bed. I love the color palette! They are a perfect bedroom pop, and there are a lot of accent colors you can choose from!" —Ellie Britton

    Get the set of six from Amazon for $9.89+ (available in three sizes).

    28. A grout pen to transform your bathroom (or kitchen) floor from drab to fab by restoring it to the pristine color of yesteryear.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We moved into our new home, and the shower had a really yellow grout. Cleaning didn’t do anything, and I saw this grout pen online. What a saver! Otherwise, I would have just hired someone to replace my shower. I used this grout pen, and my husband was so impressed :D The tip loses its shape fast, but just pull out the TIP AND FLIPPED IT OVER, and you’ll have a new tip." —jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    29. Photo clip string lights that will not only add some ambience to the room but also give you a place to display all your favorite pictures that make you smile.

    The lights strung up on a wall with Polaroid pictures clipped throughout in a bedroom
    Amazon

    The lights come with 20 clear photo clips that emit warm white light. It requires three AA batteries that are not included.

    Promising review: "My daughter absolutely loves this in her room! The lights don't get overheated and haven't burnt out yet. The clips hold the pictures perfectly without damaging them or being too loose. This is a great purchase!" —Shelley

    Get the 20-LED set for $10.99 (also available in 30-, 40-, and 50- LED, all under $25).

    30. 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.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    The film is made from vinyl/PVC film and is water-resistant. To apply, you cut the film to the size you need, remove the backing paper, put it on any dry and flat surface using a D-C-Fix smoother, and it will look as good as new.

    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 from getting caught underneath the paper. This cheap update made such a difference!!!"—Anna F.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.65+ (available in10 sizes).

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

    Amazon, Abby Kass / BuzzFeed

    I bought a terrarium a couple of 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.

    32. 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.

    The mirror tray with a phone and a pen on it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve been on the hunt for a vanity tray, but they’re all so pricy. Not going to lie, when I saw this I was like 'no way this is going to be that nice for that price.' I can let you know I happily was surprised! It’s perfect! I want every color now!" —xxitsjess69

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).

    33. A floral medallion tapestry to give your walls new life, which is great if you rent and can't paint the walls — or you just don't want to.

    Large white tapestry with pink, green, and brown flowers in leaves in a circular pattern on the tapestry on a wall in a bedroom
    Amazon

    It comes with two traceless thumbtacks, two metal clips, and two mounting tapes, so you can hang it however you like.

    Promising review: "This is easily the nicest tapesrty I have ever bought. It's not like the usual cotton material that's easily ripped. It also has two little loops for easy hanging... it comes with two clips, two square double-sided sticky pads, and two of these other things that I honestly didn't know what to do with. I wanted to avoid putting holes in my wall so I just used the two sticky pads on each top corner and it's hanging beautifully in my living room!!" —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

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

    Lamp with square fabric shade in tan and dark brown wood base
    Home Depot

    Promising review: "The size is perfect for a two-drawer nightstand. The bottom has a soft smooth surface. I like the switch. It is an easy push button. I used electrical tape to adhere it to the back of the nightstand for easy accessibility. It gives lots of light for a minimalist lamp. It’s very effective without taking over the room with style and light." —Delilah McCullough

    Get it from Amazon for $18.79.

    35. A folding storage ottoman you can fill with all the random stuff in your living room you're not sure what to do with and then use as a footrest or extra seating. We love multi-purpose items.

    The ottoman in beige with memory foam top in a living room
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This ottoman is very useful. It doesn’t have a tray, but if you turn the lid, it can be used as a tray. It’s not very big, but I can rest and put my feet there. We can even sit to take pictures, and I store the blankets of the children in there. It's good for the price. I even ordered a second one." —marisa caballero

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

    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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