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    32 Pieces Of Decor That'll Upgrade Your Home Without Buying New Furniture

    Sometimes you just need to invest in a pretty pastel duvet cover and save the Ikea instructions for another day.

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    1. A set of fairy lights that will instantly brighten a dim room up in an unconventional way, and spare you the energy and time of wrangling with a new floor lamp.

    Fairy lights hung on a window in a dark room

    It even comes with eight different light modes, including a *twinkle* mode, with a controller attached to the lights so you can easily switch between them.

    Promising review: "Love the ease of these lights! I bought two sets for two different bedrooms for my daughters and they ABSOLUTELY love them! They are easy to hang up over the curtains. I love that I don’t have to worry about trying to string together several strands of Christmas lights that are way too long and super heavy over the curtain rod. The LED lights are very lightweight so they don’t put any extra weight on my curtain rods. Also, we love the different light modes that it can do. My girls love the warm glow that it gives to their bedrooms. The first thing my almost teenage daughter said was, 'My room looks like a Pinterest room!' So overall, it was a WIN-WIN! Definitely worth the money!" —stayathomemom

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+. (available in white and multicolor) 

    2. A vase bookend to help organize your the books that don't fit on the shelf with some unexpected whimsy, instead of committing to yet *another* bookshelf upgrade to accommodate your growing piles of paperbacks.

    You Concrete Me/Etsy

    You Concrete Me is a Canada-based Etsy shop that specializes in minimalist home decor and accessories made with concrete.

    Promising review: "Love this! It's so chic looking that you'd never know it was concrete just from looks! Very well made. BONUS! The seller uses compostable packing peanuts, which I was thrilled about." —Stephanie Jordan

    Get it from You Concrete Me on Etsy for $31.83+ (available in 12 color color combinations; this item ✨ ships for free ✨).

    3. A flower garland you can use to accent furniture and walls in an unexpected way, transforming your old furniture into something that looks like it casually fell out of a Jane Austen novel., Amazon

    Promising review: "So I wanted to go ham on decorating my room, and thought it’d be really cute to wrap flower garland around my string lights. These were perfect! You get so much and they’re so pretty. I want to get more to put other places in my room, they’re so cute." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.89+ (available in six styles).

    4. A waterproof, stain-resistant faux marble granite adhesive you can use on an old desk to magic it into a sleeker, brand new version. Just THINK of all the Instagram flatlays you can stage on it now!!

    A white desk with a marble top

    Promising review: "I took a chance and bought this originally as a 'Band-Aid fix' to re-finish a desk. I had looked in stores in the contact paper aisles, but all of them were just that ... paper. THIS item is actually a thin sheet of vinyl (?) with adhesive, and I ended up liking it so much I bought more and re-finished my kitchen countertop with it as well! Highly recommended if you want to change the look of your counters but you don't have the money for a full remodel just yet. It can be cleaned with dish soap and water just like a real countertop." —Ezra Boyd

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four sizes).

    5. A sophisticated tile backsplash to give your boring kitchen some personality at a fraction of the price and *none* of the commitment — the adhesive is easily removed if you change your mind or are renting.


    Promising review: "These tiles are amazing! I put them up in a couple of hours by myself and they were very easy to install. They lined up exactly as they should with each section and they tile beautifully! You wouldn't know they weren't professionally installed unless I told you! I've had them up since May and they haven't budged. I absolutely love them! They made a great addition to the kitchen and compliment my white cabinets and stainless steel appliances perfectly! If you're looking for an easy way to give your kitchen a fresh look, this is it!" —L. Rossi

    Get five sheets from Amazon for $21.99+. (available in five colors)

    6. An eye-catching moon phase garland that'll give some balance to the space above your bed just as effectively as splurging on a new bed frame.

    Gold garland with different moon phases hanging from it above a bed

    Promising review: "I'm an incoming freshman this fall and I bought this to add some personality to my dorm. It has beyond exceeded my expectations! I placed it directly on top of my dorm bed as shown in the display photos and am so pleased with how it looks. It fits perfectly with the grey/white color scheme I was going for and have received numerous compliments from both my friends and RAs when they've visited. I cannot stress enough how much of an 'aesthetic feel' it adds to my dorm." —jhsgf

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    7. Or a piece of metal mountain range wall art to instantly center your bed as the ~oasis~ of your room just as well as a headboard could.

    A minimalist black metal mountain range installed above a bed
    Creative Metal Signs/Etsy

    Creative Metal Signs is a California-based Etsy shop that specializes in custom made metal wall art.

    Promising review: "Beautiful piece! The metal art looks exactly like it does online. It was lightweight and easy to hang with the supplied pins. The seller was kind and prompt in responding to an inquiry I had about shipping delays (due to the holidays). I would definitely purchase from him again and am so happy with the quality of this piece!" —Wendy Remy

    Get it from Creative Metal Signs on Etsy for $65+ (available in four colors and three sizes).

    8. A set of stackable trays in pretty pastels and geometric designs to give your nightstand a lil' facelift.

    Geometric trays in pink, yellow, green, and white

    Promising review: "I love the trays. I use them on my dresser for jewelry. The pastel colors are beautiful. The sellers pics are spot on. Adorable and exactly what I wanted." —Piper

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $7.99.

    9. A bottle of wood polish that will save your old bookshelves, tables, end tables, and anything made of wood you were worried about having to replace. This stuff is pretty much on par with putting your furniture in a time machine.

    Reviewer image of stain damaged cabinet and after image of the wood polished and restored

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs who jumped up and scratched places, we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. Take a look at the pictures to see the before-and-afters. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand-new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $8.98.

    10. A set of corduroy pillow covers to switch up the color accents on your bed or cozy up your old reading chair (which, thanks to these, just became your napping chair).

    pink corduroy covers on two pillows

    Promising review: "These pillow covers exceeded my expectations. I needed to cover up some older and worn decorative pillows, so I chose solid corduroy to accent my home colors. The cool thing about these covers is that, along with fitting well, the fabric is super soft! Most decorative pillow covers tend to be scratchy; we ACTUALLY use our pillows for naps, so this is great! The coverings easily slipped over my pillows, and the zipper closing worked with ease. The color was just as shown (blue). I will definitely order these again." —zbergteacher

    Get a set of two covers from Amazon for $11.49+ (available in five sizes 21 colors).

    If you're looking for affordable pillow inserts to match the covers, you can buy a set of two 18x18 hypoallergenic pillow inserts on Amazon for $14.99.

    11. A pom-pom throw that will instantly ~pizzazz~ a tired chair or old duvet cover. (That is, if you can own something this soft without immediately burrowing into it forever.)

    A mustard yellow blanket with pom pom trim on a couch

    Promising review: "So this was a total impulse buy, but I’m sooo glad I bought it! Literally no dislikes. I bought the mustard yellow in the 60x80 and it’s the greatest thing everrrr. So pretty and comfortable. I’m obsessed. 🥰 I will definitely be purchasing as a gift for family and friends in the future." —Kassandra Emerson

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in eight colors and two sizes).

    12. A macrame hanging wall mirror to add some subtle dimension to any space in your home for a fresh look (and give you plenty of opportunities to admire your human face in it).

    Small hexagon shaped ivory macrame mirror hanging from a wall

    Promising review: "I’ve had it for about a week but I really like it! I cut the bottom threads as they were a little too long for where I wanted to hang it. This was my second purchase from this brand, I liked the first product I got so I gave this a shot and for the second time I’m very impressed for the price. Also, it’s a real mirror, not one of the wonky plastic funhouse ones." —Molly B

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    13. A set of gold cable organizers that'll tame the tangle of wires on your desk as chicly as possible *and* give your desk just the upgrade it needs to fall back in love with it.

    A set of two gold finished round cable organizers installed on a desk with a charger wire running through them

    Brighttia is a New York-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in industrial and modern interior lighting and decor.

    Promising review: "These brass cable organizers are beautiful and high quality. I’m using two of them to keep a plug-in sconce cord attached to the wall and to direct the cord to the electrical outlet. These little gold pieces add a touch of functionality and glamour to the sconces. Exactly what I was looking for." —Amy Margolis

    Get a set of two from Brighttia on Etsy for $11.98+ (available in four colors).

    14. A fluffy area rug to tie the pieces in your bedroom together in a fresh way (and make your feet feel like you're stepping onto a cloud on Mount Olympus instead of stumbling into yet another Tuesday on Earth).

    A fluffy oval shaped area rug by a bed

    Promising review: "Best rug EVER!! No seriously ... it is so soft! Bought this one for our living room. We have a similar rug we purchased at Lowes for three times the price for our bedroom and my husband and I decided that we would buy this one again instead. We are actually ordering two more for the baby's room and our middle daughter's room. So many people have complimented this rug and asked us to send them the link!" —Ashley Bryan

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in 13 colors).

    15. Or a sweet little round accent rug for your desk area or living room that will add a subtle pop of color to soothe your aesthetic-loving heart.

    A round white rug with asymmetrical diamond and line patterns with rainbow accents

    Promising review: "The rug is absolutely beautiful. It's very soft. I was worried it would be more white, but it's actually a nice grayish cream background and all the colors have a speckle of other colors in them that will make it go with almost anything you put it with. I have never ordered any rug that I've been so pleased with you won't be disappointed." —Sheree R.

    Get it from RugsUSA for $26.70+ (originally $69+; available in five round sizes and a variety of other shapes and sizes).

    16. Removable peel-and-stick wallpaper that can not only give a room an entirely new vibe with an accent wall, but compleeeetely transform an old end table or set of drawers.


    Best part is, if you change your mind later on, you can just peel it right back off!

    Promising review: "I change this out a lot, it's in the dining room. I get tired the same ole thing. This paper is thin but not too thin, it was easy to trim on the edges and easy to work with. I'm very pleased with it!" —chuckle

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $29.49.

    17. A set of decorative faux succulents to give all your furniture some breathing room — sometimes all you really need to give a space a whole new mood is put some plants in it.

    A set of four small succulents in dome-shaped glass holders

    Promising review: "Looooove these little guys. They look incredibly real, and give some life to the apartment. I have these on my coffee table and a few in the bathrooms. I get compliments on them all the time — just bought more for my sister!" —Lee A.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $17.99+. (available in three assortments)

    18. An eye-popping pintuck pillow to save your most boring piece of furniture — I'm looking at you, gray Ikea couch that 78% of us own — and magic it into something eclectic and eye-catching.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I'm OBSESSED. I got this pillow in the color rose for Christmas and I use it everyday!! It took a week or two for the pillow to soften but once it did it’s so nice! Very good cuddle and cry pillow. And for those lazy work days I can put my laptop on it because it’s the perfect size! I totally recommend, definitely buy!" —Harmony Rae

    Get one from Urban Outfitters for $39 (available in ten colors).

    19. A digital download of WFH-themed wall art with some *Zoom's kiss* level sass to safely fill the "should I redecorate my whole home office??" void in your heart.

    Kiki & Nim/Etsy

    Kiki & Nim is a Texas-based, Black-owned Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in modern, mid-century, minimalist, and boho printables.

    Promising review: "Perfect addition! It was the last thing I needed to ‘complete’ our room! I get so many compliments on it!" —Traci Skala

    Get them as digital downloads from Kiki & Nim on Etsy: the "work from home" print for $4.20 and the "just following up" print for $4.20 (both originally $6).

    20. A set of floating shelves perfect for adding some dimension to the room *and* solving some of the clutter that was disrupting the space and giving you a decor itch in the first place.

    A set of three light wood floating shelves in different sizes installed on a wall

    Promising review: "These I have to say are super cute and trendy. I have wanted shelves like this for so long but nothing stood out, then I came across these. They are exactly what I was looking for with colors! They are made very well, for the price. Comes with all the hardware to install and easy as you have to screw on the brackets yourself. I love that you have a few different choice on how to put the bracket." —Janna

    Get a set from Amazon for $29.99. (available in four colors)

    21. A chair or loveseat cover that will update your old "blah" furniture with a pop of color in an instant — not to mention save it from the perilous hazards of pet scratches, wine stains, and the pad thai you dropped during your last Zoom hang.

    Blue covers on a couch and loveseat

    Promising review: "I really like the fabric for the loveseat cover — it has a slightly shiny finish and dog hair doesn't seem to cling to it like it does to some fabrics. I've spilled coffee on it and it doesn't go through. It does a good job of not slipping on the leather upholstery. I've been using it just about one month, so it may not be long enough to have a complete picture. But things are great so far!" —Raleigh Reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in two sizes and nine colors).

    22. A set of minimalist wall hooks to give your walls a sense of yourself (BEHOLD your extremely cute accessories!!), and declutter the space so you can actually *appreciate* the pieces you already have.

    Wooden wall hooks installed to a wall with bags and accessories hanging from them

    Promising review: "I am chronically cold and have a bunch of very nice knit cardigans. I usually end up leaving them laying over chair backs or recliners and cluttering things up, so I bought these to have a good place to hang them. The thick wood prevents stretching damage from the weight of the sweaters, and not using a hook prevents damage and holes in the knit. They are beautiful quality wood, smoothly finished. Definitely worth the upgrade." —Lynn M.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $16.99. (available in two colors)

    23. A sweet little floral tablecloth to update your kitchen table and give the room the vague Bridgerton vibes it deserves.

    A blue floral tablecloth on a round table
    Adonis Boutique/Etsy

    Adonis Boutique is a US-based Etsy shop that specializes in tablecloths, table runners, and other home goods.

    Promising review: "I love this tablecloth! The material is awesome and it looks beautiful on my farm table! The customer service was great as I had several questions during the buying process and was quick in getting my answers! I would definitely order from this company again!" —Sharon Carrow

    Get it from Adonis Boutique on Etsy for $15+ (available in three sizes).

    24. A set of LED light strips that lets you customize the color, brightness, and timing of the lights, and control it through an app on your phone, so you can revamp any of your furniture at the literal speed of light.,

    It comes with adhesive strips and hooks, a Wi-Fi controller, and an adapter, so you can easily install and sync it in your home with everything included. You can even customize it to pulse to the beat of whatever music you're playing. Basically your house can become the most exclusive quarantine club in the neighborhood.

    Promising review: "With this pandemic I had been looking for ways to liven up the mood and I have to say these lights did the job!! They are so much fun!! They go with the music! If you are looking for ways to bring some fun to your life without leaving home or just to add a touch of brightness to your home, these lights will do the job!" —Haze

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in two lengths).

    25. A decorative woven basket for odds and ends in your living room that gives the ~illusion~ of new furniture (and casually lets the world know that you are, in fact, an avid viewer of HGTV).

    A round woven basket in a beige brown with handles

    Promising review: "I am so in love with this basket! Amazing quality and looks so pretty in the corner of my living room! Highly recommend!! I have a boho-styled living room." —Yesenia

    Get it from Target for $18.

    26. A luxurious new duvet cover in a different color than the one you already have, so you can test your furniture's ~range~ to keep up with your new bed aesthetic.

    A pale purple duvet cover and pillows on a bed

    Each set comes with a duvet cover and two pillowcases.

    Promising review: "This duvet cover needs no breaking in! Incredibly lightweight and soft to the touch, it is brushed making it super soft and great to snuggle with at night. I think it will be cool in the summer and warm in the winter. I bought a new down alternative duvet to go with it and I am very happy with the results of my Amazon bedroom makeover." —Holly Landuyt

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes Twin, Queen, and King and ten colors in).

    27. A set of dainty lace curtains for the littler windows in your bedroom and living room to give the whole space an understated elegance, and also make you feel like you should have a cup of warm tea in your hands at all times.

    sheer white lace curtains on a small window
    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Promising review: "I am very pleased with the valances I ordered. They are just what I wanted, light and airy looking and they were the finishing touch to complete the bedroom." —Coco

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $22.99. (available in two colors)

    28. A statement wall decal to set such a bold new tone for the room that everything in it will seem just as bold and intentional (except for that one chair where all your not-quite-dirty clothes live, but that's a project for another day).

    A decal of a large pink and green cluster of flowers on a wall

    Promising review: "I loved this! Made a wonderful addition to my bedroom. I actually separated the flowers and put them on two different walls, it's bigger than I thought but if you want it to look exactly as pictured you will need to pull up the picture from Amazon and place on the wall as shown. Or do your own thing like I did." —Tanisha McNamara

    Get it from Amazon for $13.63.

    29. A set of removable dining chair slipcovers available in so many colors that you can swap them out every season, so it's *basically* the rush of buying new furniture without the money and commitment.


    Promising review: "Who knew it was so easy to cover chairs? When the fabric on my chairs got stained, and I couldn't get the stains out, I bought new chairs. What a waste of money! Then I saw these covers. They made my chairs look brand-new. I love them! They are super easy to install." —Michael L. Pina

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $32.99 (available in nine colors and three sizes).

    30. A three-tier hanging basket to give some personality to all the open space in your bedroom or your kitchen, and spare you from investing in another bar cart or nightstand for storage. Let your various fruits and colorful knickknacks SHINE.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Hangs really nicely in my dorm room. Was worried about how much weight it could hold, but it’s sturdy and robust. Super pretty and a nice way to get some additional storage :)" —joceeeeechristine.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39.

    31. A tiered plant stand that will free up the space all your green bbs are taking up on your actual furniture, and also give the room a relaxing focal point to put anyone who walks in at ease.

    A five tier and six tier plant stand made of light wood with potted plants resting on them

    Promising review: "Ordered the smaller size — it is small and yet sturdy, looks very elegant and is good quality and finish. Assembling was super easy. I am going to order one more. Loved it and highly recommend it." —Ashutosh Agte

    Get it from Amazon: $30.99 for five tiers and $39.99 for six tiers.

    32. A sweet little dust ruffle you can use to hide the ugly legs of your metal bed frame, so you don't have to invest in a full-on wooden one. Plus a dust ruffle means you can shove whatever you want under the bed and it magically disappears forever, since nobody can see! (Forgive, Marie Kondo, I have sinned.)

    A bed with a white dust ruffle on it

    Promising review: "Works great — length is perfect for raising a bed for extra storage or using it normally. It's nonslip and easy to put on." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes Twin, Full, Queen, and King and sizes and four colors).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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