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    30 Cheap Things That'll Help Make Your Apartment Look Fancier

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    1. A wood polisher that'll get rid of the wear-and-tear your table or wardrobe are starting to show. A session with this will get rid of scratches, water marks, you name it — meaning all your old furniture is about to look brand-spanking new.

    2. A faux fur blanket so your couch looks and feels like a million bucks — at least when it comes to how amazingly SOFT reviewers find this. Consider this the most rewarding makeover for your living room.

    3. A sleek styling tool organizer to keep your bathroom nice and mess-free — you know, like how you usually try to make it when mom comes to visit? Now it can be like that all👏 the 👏 time 👏. Plus, a little gold is always good for a small upgrade — IKEA shower curtain included.

    4. A mason jar organizer for keeping things like bathroom items chicly organized, off of your counters, *and* you'll get major decorating points. Why yes, I DO secretly work for HGTV.

    5. A duo of velvet pillow covers, because these'll give your living room some sophisticated flair while still staying well under budget. Step one: place on chair. That's it.

    6. A shoe organizing tool that'll stack one shoe on top of the other and create space you never even knew you had. The cleaner the space, the closer you are to Carrie Bradshaw–level closet aesthetics.

    7. A set of LED string lights so you can easily create the chicly cozy reading nook of your dreams. They're cheap, quick to put up, and even add more brightness to your space if it doesn't get a lot of natural light.

    8. A cotton rope basket to continue tossing clothes, laundry, or whatever away carelessly, but now they WON'T stare you in the face for the next three weeks. Tl;dr: this'll replace The Chair.

    9. A bottle of BarKeepers cleaning solution for easily scrubbing rust, surface scratches, burnt grease, and even Sharpie marks away on all of your surfaces. Would you look at that — your kitchen looks brand-new.

    10. A hanging shower caddy, because this'll not only keep your bathroom effortlessly nice and neat, but make everything look sleek and modern. Win, win.

    11. A 3D window film tile that'll create more privacy for your space (no one will be able to peek through your windows anymore) *and* cast gorgeous rainbows into your room. No pot of gold necessary.

    12. A heavy-duty metal clothing rack so you can both humblebrag your favorite outfits and effortlessly add some polished flair to your decor.

    13. A roll of marble peel-and-stick paper to finally get that gorgeous accent table you always wanted — oh wait, it's your old nightstand! Cue sigh of relief that you didn't have to pay a small fortune to redecorate.

    14. A set of brass cooking utensils for having a way to *gild* your kitchen without spending your weight in gold. Do you cook? No. Do you look like Ina Garten? YES.

    15. A set of faux flowers, because this'll make sure you have a fresh bouquet waiting for you every day — no need to budget in fresh ones every week.

    16. A chic geometric table lamp that'll chicly solve lighting issues if your place is naturally dark — plus it won't take up much room at all (hello, tight spaces). More light = easy way to make apartments look fancier.

    17. A brass and glass terrarium set you can fill with fake plants and still look like a sophisticated grownup. I won't tell anyone.

    18. A cooktop cleaning kit so you can undo stubborn stains, burnt-on residue, and everything in between and show off your sparkling new kitchen. No big renovation needed.

    19. A faux sheepskin rug to greet your tired feet with much-needed fluffy relief at the end of a long day — and instantly make your bedroom look extra polished with one easy addition.

    20. A duo of hanging glass terrariums for *freshening* up your home with minimal effort. AND caring for plants has been proven to be therapeutic, which will come in handy after .05 seconds of living in a city.

    21. A felt letter board, because this'll be an easy way to always keep your new home cheerful and on-trend (and maybe even stylishly leave yourself reminders).

    22. A set of microfiber cloths that'll help you keep windows and mirrors impeccably ~clean and shiny~ with merely a few swipes. Can we say "low maintenance" all together?

    23. A roll of of Novogratz peel-and-stick wallpaper so you can instantly upgrade your space with extremely little commitment — both time- and apartment-wise.

    24. A sleek toilet brush and holder to not only keep your toilet clean (a must), but leave this disguised so your bathroom can stay as pretty as you'd like.

    25. A gold desk-organizing set for keeping everything clutter-free and making your workspace look like you're already a CEO. Feel free to say that's true.

    26. A faux fur sheepskin throw, because this'll instantly update the chairs you've had since college into insta-worthy decor. Feel free to humblebrag while showing off your own living room.

    27. A cloud-like comforter that'll ensure your bedroom always looks bright and clean, thanks to this simple white design (white decor = seemingly bigger room). More importantly, this'll make your bedtime routine feel *plush* as heck. Let us say ahhh together.

    28. A vintage-y area rug so you can revamp your home in one step without flooring your credit card bill.

    29. A sophisticated slipcover to transform old, worn-out furniture into your new favorite statement piece by simply covering it with this. You just saved yourself HUNDREDS of dollars by not buying a new couch, my friend. Guess who can't tell the difference: everyone.

    30. A set of bathroom accessories for indulging in a little *vanity* and decorating your bathroom with gilded trays, mirrors, and brush organizer.

    I just have one more question for you:

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