Skip To Content

    20 Home Products Under $20 That'll Majorly Upgrade Your Space

    Big change for pocket change.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An understated, frameless square mirror — because mirror, mirror on the wall, which one has the fairest price of them all? (This one does, no doubt.)

    target.com

    Promising review: "Fabulous mirror at a fantastic price. True to size, not distorted at all, clean beveled edges. I was able to hang it with double-sided tape and it looks great. The mirror is *exactly* as I hoped and expected. I will have no worries about buying from this brand again. Packaged extremely well, too; was worried about it breaking during transit but it arrived perfectly. Also bought the matching rectangle door mirror. Equally as satisfied!" —MUAmyNY

    Get it from Target for $19.99.

    2. An essential oil diffuser to create a calming atmosphere and help you forget you live with a very farty dog.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Honestly, I purchased this because I have an aging, flatulent dog and many houseplants. I need fresh air and humidity on a constant basis. To my surprise, this is a great little machine! Easy to fill, easy to operate, cute, and not at all tacky-looking. Has three timer settings and a soft light that can be turned off while in use. Three drops of scented oil are enough to remove old dog aroma throughout the whole bottom floor. Plants are flourishing. Will likely purchase another for the upper floor." —Gina Orr

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in light oak and dark brown).

    3. A decorative wooden vase to hold your flowers (dried, if live ones are too much of a cash-suck), since nothing elevates a room quite like some tabletop objects.

    target.com

    Get it from Target for $16.99.

    4. A pan organizer that is just as much an investment in your day-to-day productivity (think about all the time you waste digging for the right pan!) as it is in making your kitchen look picturesque.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome. I have a small kitchen without a lot of counter space, and this thing helps keep everything organized, readily available, and keeps the stovetops clear. I have four pans (two are heavy copper core) on rotation and a goose-neck kettle, which I keep on top. Perfect solution for my needs." —D. Park

    Get it from Amazon for $16.87.

    5. Some traditional floating shelves, because when in doubt about what to do with empty vertical space: shelves!

    target.com

    Get it from Target for $14.99+ (available in 12", 24", and 36" sizes and in black and white).

    6. A kitchen sink caddy that'll hold all your most-used supplies and create some semblance of order in your most chaotic little nook.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "The thing I love about it is how our dishcloths and scrub brushes are no longer staying in the dish rack blocking anyone from actually using the rack without taking all the stuff out. Our dishcloths are also less funky since they're not being wadded up in a corner of the sink to get wet and mildewy. Gross. You also can put those weird little bits of things (like silicone rings for personal-size blenders) on it so they don't get lost in the shuffle of the regular dish rack items. Plus that bright green is just FUN." —quirkyblogger

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99

    7. A tissue box cover, because a tissue box is not a home when there's no cover to hold it tight.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "It looks great and serves the function of covering all the various funky-colored boxes of upright tissue and adds a bit of whimsy in the process! I like the solid white as it will go with most any decor and it's also a matte type of finish (was expecting more of a shiny/plastic finish), which means it will also be very easy for me to paint to better match the bedroom decor. It was also packaged well (no chips or cracks) and the stickers on the product itself were easy to peel off; they left no residue. It's the right fit, with the right price for me." —Riley

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    8. A chubby soap pump that looks like it has arrived from the future to tell you that washing your hands is still recommended.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Been using this trusty little soap dispenser for about four years now and it still works like new. Looks very sleek in my place and it's comfortable to use. Would purchase again if I had another restroom!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    9. A memento shadow box, if you're not exactly a sentimental type but *do* want something to remember all of the shows and games you've attended by.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this shadow box! It is well made, cute, and is going to look nice on the wall. I put stuff in it immediately and my boyfriend thinks it is already full! Might have to buy another one! I think this is a great way to display evidence of all the places we have gone and remember all the adventures. We are not big on souvenirs or tour T-shirts so this a different and compact alternative." —Maureen

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97

    10. An egg cup, the surprising breakout star of Call Me By Your Name and your soon-to-be favorite breakfast vessel for idyllic summer days.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm in love! This beautiful little egg cup was just the perfect size for a large egg. It is so pretty and made my breakfast feel like something special. I only bought one because I wanted to see if I liked it, but I'll be buying more soon! May buy it in different colors just for fun. Mine was wrapped in bubble wrap and secure inside a small box. I was very happy when I unwrapped to see that it was all in one piece." —Deb in Ohio

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in six colors)

    11. A portable Bluetooth speaker that sounds a helluva lot better than the laptop speakers you've gotten used to using.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I. Love. This. Speaker!! First of all it is GORGEOUS. I got it in the rose gold, which is the same as my iPhone SE and it is soo cute! It is a matte finish — very pleasant and satisfying shape aesthetically and to the touch. It has large power-on, volume, and pairing-up buttons on the underside and an adorable blue light ring around the base that helps it communicate with my Echo Dot, which I bought specifically to pair with. Pairing the two was pretty easy, and this is coming from a non-tech-minded person. And the sound — the sound is incredible!! It is so small and portable, so delicious to look at, and plays music so well that I would not hesitate to get more as gifts, especially for the price. I bought mine on my own and was not paid to review. These are my honest opinions." —Helene N.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.89+ (available in five colors).

    And check out our picks for the best bluetooth speaker on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    12. An LED plug-in night light, if you'd like enough light in your room to make it to the bathroom in the middle of the night without stubbing your toe.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm THRILLED with these. One on each end of our ranch-layout home gives us plenty of light at night to be able to navigate without turning lights on. I feel like these look like expensive night-lights, starting off dim and getting brighter as it gets darker out. I have no complaints. They are slim to the wall so my 1 1/2-year-old doesn't notice there is something to pull out, and they stay securely in the wall (I had no issues with them in my US outlet). These are honestly one of my best Amazon finds and I've recommended them to many friends." —S. Barry

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    13. Or, motion-sensor stick-on lights, which only turn on when you absolutely need them to.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Excellent unwired lights for places that would benefit from having lights but you don’t want the hassle and expense of hiring an electrician to do the wiring for the lights. I have four of these lights inside hallway shelves. This hallway gets a lot of foot traffic. In the evening, these lights get triggered on by a passerby by at least 20 times. I’ve had these lights for two whole months, and the original batteries are still good to go. Please be advised that these white lights are rather cool temperature lights. I would estimate around 5,000K. If you’re looking for something slightly warmer (i.e., slightly more yellow) then opt for the warm white version." —H. Jonathan K. Park

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in white and warm white).

    14. A live plant that you don't have to worry about showing up on your doorstep in a barely alive state.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Wow. I am so pleased with the plant that I received. I have ordered plants online before but always found the shipping for anything larger than 4" to be too expensive to be worth it, especially since so many ship from the other side of the country. Of the 4" plants I have purchased online I have had some mixed reviews. So when I saw Amazon had Prime 6" and 8" plants at a reasonable price, I decided to order one for an empty spot in my living room. I could not be more pleased. It was packed exceptionally well so that there was no chance of damage in shipping, it came so healthy and full, and it is much larger than I expected. I was nervous that this pot was going to be too big, but once I truly repot it it will be perfect." —Nancy

    Get the plant on the left from Amazon for $16.54 or the one on the right from Amazon for $16.99.

    Check out the rest of Amazon's Costa Farms plant collection here.

    15. A tiered shower caddy, because you've never particularly enjoyed lining your shampoo bottles and soaps on the floor of the shower.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Best shower caddy organizer I have ever had. My shower/tub has really narrow ledges, so I quickly decided that I needed some other solution. Not a fan of the ones that hang over the showerhead (you always get sprayed in the face when you need something), and I knew from experience that the tension rods don't always stay put. Saw these, and thought, worst-case scenario, mold/mildew, and they get tossed. Fast-forward nine months, and no complaints! Everything has its spot, and I haven't seen a speck of mold/mildew. Overall very happy with purchase." —Krystin

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98.

    16. Fabric storage cubes you won't feel like you need to hide in a closet.

    target.com

    Promising review: "We've been using these for six months and they have held up well. We put shoes in one, linens in another, and computer paper/supplies in another. The handles work well and everything is holding up great. The sand linen color is a nice neutral and contrasts well with dark wood-color storage cubes." —MANDJ

    Get it from Target for $9.99 (available in six colors).

    17. An elegant marble-style throw blanket that'll look enviably good wrapped around the arm of your living room chair (hygge, here you come).

    target.com

    Get it from Target for $19.99.

    18. A set of vintage-style botanical prints you can frame for a super-affordable and stylish addition to your drab walls.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Good quality. I loved being able to purchase these and put them in frames for a fraction of the cost of other look-alikes. Took some digging to find frames that were good-looking and a good price, but I found them. Love my botanical wall." —Mon

    Get four 8x10 prints from Amazon for $11.99.

    19. A multi-tier stainless steel clothing rack that'll finally give the pants on your floor a permanent (and space-saving) home.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These hangers are a must-have for every closet! These are the ultimate space-saving hangers, making my closet look more organized and neat. They look exactly as pictured and as described. These are made of high-quality stainless steel, and are heavy-duty hangers — they can accommodate my husband's heavy jeans and they won't bend or buckle as they are really sturdy. They are versatile; compatible with not only pants but also scarves, towels, belts, ties, etc. The open-end design allows me to hang and remove pants easily and quickly. The pants rack is rust-free and eliminates creases on my clothes. They are very functional and practical for everyday use. I give them five stars for quality, design, cost, and functionality." —Chrissy_Lar

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87+ (available in one-piece, three-piece, and six-piece options).

    20. And a magazine rack, if your current mode of organizing reading materials (pushing them underneath your bed) is no longer sparking joy.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Although I have it in my bathroom, this sturdy magazine rack with its clean, classic design and soft, appealing color, will, in my opinion, look good in any room. Large enough to hold the complete Sunday New York Times in addition to catalogues and other reading material makes this magazine rack an excellent purchase. I recommended it highly." —VCJ

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four colors).

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    Allison Krausman / BuzzFeed

    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form