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25 Ways To Transform Your Home For $50 Or Less

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1. Zhuzh up your walls, furniture, and more by adding removable wallpaper in a variety of cool prints and patterns.

When it comes to exposed brick, sometimes you gotta fake it 'til you make it.

Get the grey brick print from Amazon for $31.18 and the birds and woods print from Amazon for $30.27.

Check out all the patterns available here.

2. Hang your curtains closer to the ceiling (rather than right over your window) to make the room and windows look way bigger.

And double up your curtains for a super luxe look! Learn more here.

3. Transform a boring old window in an unused corner β€” just attach a wood plank and two stools for the cheeriest little breakfast nook.

You deserve to have a cafe inside your apartment. For an extra dose of charm, use pretty brackets like these ones from Amazon ($19.99 for a set of four).

Get the whole how-to here. For more ideas, check her Instagram.

4. Create an accent wall with a few yards of thick washi tape.

Perfect for bathrooms that just need a little something extra.

Check out the selection of MT Tape on Amazon and MT Tape.

Learn more about the idea here.

Transform another aspect of your bathroom with our top picks for the best toilet paper on BuzzFeed Reviews.

5. Wallpaper can get really expensive really quickly; use a gold leafing pen and a stencil to get a similar look that's cheaper and easier!

Just use a stencil (either DIY one or check out Amazon's selection) and a gold leafing pen, which you can get from Amazon for $8.33.

Check out this cool cactus idea here.

6. Make your kitchen look straight out of a magazine by upgrading your backsplash with peel-and-stick subway tile.

::sings "I'm glossy" to the tune of Kelis's "Bossy"::

Get five sheets (9.64"x9.65" each sheet) of subway tiles from Amazon for $23.97.

Promising review: "Love!! We wanted to update our 1970's kitchen but the estimte for real tiles was too much for us at the moment. I can't get over how awesome these tiles look, and they were really easy and fast to install. Now I want to buy more and update our bathroom! Definitely recommend!" β€”Christina Straley

Elevate your sink game with our top picks for the best kitchen sponges on BuzzFeed Reviews.

7. Rearrange the furniture you already have to accommodate the ~vibe~ you want your home to give off.

Check out layouts for a bedroom or studio apartment, too!

8. If you just need a little change, try half-painted walls that make your ceilings look taller.

Bonus: you only have to buy a fraction of the paint!

Get inspired here.

9. Transfigure an empty corner into a magically cozy reading nook with a curved curtain rod and lace curtains.

Get the curtain rod from Amazon for $13.98 and lace curtains from Amazon for $17.99.

10. Create faux wainscoting with paintable beadboard wallpaper to give any room some antique flair.

Get it from Amazon for $29.24.

Promising review: "We put this on one of our guest bedroom walls, and we painted it. It really did change the looks of the bedroom. The paper is easy to work with and good quality. Try it, you will like it." β€”blondie sue

And keep your towel game strong with our top picks for the best bath towels on BuzzFeed Reviews.

11. Spritz gold spray paint to transform everything from an Ikea coffee table to shelf brackets and add some pizzazz for under $5.

Check out 33 genius ways to use spray paint to transform your stuff here.

Get highly-rated gold spray paint from Amazon for $11.26.

Peek at the table update here and the shelf brackets here.

12. Add faux crown molding to the tops of cabinets, bookshelves, or just your walls to fake the look of a big renovation.

Get over 16 feet of molding from Amazon for $21.56.

Promising review: "Good product for the price if you like 'fake' wood molding! No one needs to know it IS looks like real wood." β€”prairiewriter63

13. Swap out furniture feet to bring new life to the Ikea sofa you're already tired of.

Get a similar set of tapered wood feet from Amazon for $36.60.

Promising review: "I added these to the bottom of my Ikea Kivik couch and it made it look very nice and very expensive. The added height is also a plus." β€”Derek G.

14. Paint your bannister and the tops of your stairs a darker color to make an elegant staircase that's perfect for the grandest entrances.

Especially if the stairs are in the front of your house, this will make your entryway look so much nicer.

Get all the details here.

15. Try a handy painting kit to make your old countertops look like granite.

Get the a smaller kit (perfect for bathrooms) from Giani Granite for $34.95 or a larger kit from Amazon for $73.65.

Promising review: "So after we got a couple bids to get new countertops, and they came in from $1200 to $1400 for basic laminate, we figured this would be worth a shot. It took some time, but it turned out GREAT!!! Everybody can't believe it's not real granite or at least brand new laminate. I'd recommend this product to anybody, after 6 months, it is holding up great, and still looks new, with no chips or scratches. Try it!" β€”Jake

16. Add a decorative medallion to your light fixtures or ceiling fan to basically turn your home into a ~grand estate~.

Get it from Amazon for $23.46.

Promising review: "I love the way this medallion shows off my painted roses and crystal chandelier in my dining room. The epitome of beauty and class. I wondered how it would stay up without any nails, glue etc., but the lamp held it up beautifully without any help. You wouldn't know from looking at it that it isn't made from cement. One of the best buys I have made!" β€”Amazon Customer

17. Upgrade your appliances by adding some self-adhesive film that looks like stainless steel.

Get a roll from Amazon for $6.72.

Promising review: "Love it! It looks awesome. You can apply and reapply till you get it just right and it removes easily and leaves no residue. Put it on the front of my fridge and it looks great." β€”Linda Turner

And spend a little more on a serious investment with our top picks for the best blenders on BuzzFeed Reviews.

18. Hang a giant tapestry in your favorite theme or color scheme to add a huge statement at a low price.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $41.30.

19. Turn what you already have into decor β€” organize your books by color, show off your cute office supplies, etc. β€” and display them on colorful shelves that are basically wall art on their own.

Get these shelves from Urban Outfitters for $29 each.

20. Paint your fan (without having to take it down!) so it blends in to your ceiling instead of looking like an eyesore.

Learn how to do it here.

21. Get that rustic farmhouse ambiance by recovering a wall with shiplapped wood for under $50.

That's a lot of look for not a lot of moolah.

Learn how to do it here.

22. Make a super cheap kitchen or area rug look like it came from Lulu & Georgia or Anthropologie with a simple paint job.

Sometimes all you need is a rug to ~really tie the room together.~

It's easier than it looks! Learn how to do it here.

23. Add rustic or glam mirrors, especially putting them on the wall adjacent to or opposite to a window to reflect light and make your space seem way bigger.

Get the left mirror from Amazon for $28.76 and the right trio of mirrors from Target for $23.74.

24. Got cheap-looking or dingy vinyl floors? Paint them to look like expensive tile.

You just need a stencil, paint, a foam roller, and polyurethane sealant. All under $50!

Learn how to do it here.

25. Create a gallery wall to make inexpensive or DIY artwork look way fancier β€” and spice up the combo by adding 3D pieces or accessories (like the hat here) to the mix.

Get a seven-piece set of various size frames from Amazon for $37.47. Or you can mix and match cheap frames with accessories and unframed items.

Almost as easy as waving a magic wand.


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