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    27 Cheap Things That'll Help Your Entire Home Look Fancier Than It Really Is

    Gorgeous finds, each and every one $30 or less.

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    1. A striped damask sheet set made of silky-soft microfiber so you can fall asleep a princess and wake up a queen.

    Light purple striped sheets on bed

    Promising review: "I saw these sheets and had to try them because my bedroom is purple and gray. I have a queen size bed and the sheets fit perfectly. The pocket corners of the fitted sheet stay on and I really like that. It is annoying when the fitted sheet does not stay on! I love the softness and they are very cozy. They have held up well in washing, and so far the color has not faded." —A.C.

    Get them on Amazon, $22.99+ for a queen set (available in sizes full–California king, with or without a matching duvet cover, and in 13 colors).

    2. And a plush, velvety blanket to layer on top to keep your winter nights cozy and luxe like a suite in a high-end Vegas hotel.


    Of course, it's machine washable.

    Promising review: "The blanket itself is so soft and comfortable I was blown away. As I'm sitting here in my babys rocking chair with it around me, it's keeping warm but not overly warm to where I'm uncomfortable. The feel of the blanket is so pleasing, especially for the affordable price. Just wonderful!" —Cassandra

    Get it on Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes twin–King and in eight colors).

    3. A 78" roll of marble contact paper you can carefully apply to basically almost anything — countertops, old bar carts, fireplace tiles, Ikea coffee tables, dollar store trays, and so much more — to give it a dazzling new finish.,

    If you plan to do a big project with this, follow the advice of multiple reviewers and watch YouTube videos on how to apply it neatly, and how to do the corners.

    Promising review: "Love!!! I saw on Pinterest about someone doing their kitchen counter so I bought a few rolls and hoped for the best. It's been months and it's still holding up! Didn't have the money for new counter tops so I was hopeful this would look semi good. I'm so impressed and no one has noticed it's not real. It was easy to apply. Bubbles can be hard to get out but the design hides it. I cut the corners at angles and slightly overlapped edges. Worked out better that way. Just be sure not to cut anything on it or sit hot objects on it!" —Ron

    Get it from Amazon: a 17"x78 roll for $10.47 or a 26"x78" roll for $19.99.

    4. And a roll of removable peel-and-stick wallpaper because it makes it easy to create a high-design accent wall without spending the high-design cash...and all over the course of a single weekend, or less.


    It's steam and moisture-resistant, so you could even makeover your bathroom! It's best for smooth surfaces painted with an eggshell, satin, or semi-gloss finish. To remove, you just start with a corner and slowly peel it off up or down, parallel to the wall (or other surface).

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this wallpaper!!! It is beautiful and unique, refined and elegant, and heavy duty quality. I found it super easy to install, though I opted to use it for a room border versus full wall coverage. I found it very forgiving, allowing me to pull it back off and adjust areas without leaving permanent dents in the design. It gave my son’s bedroom a whole new look and I have gotten lots of compliments!" —Melissa

    Get a 28-square-foot roll from Novogratz on Amazon for $29.46 (available in two shades).

    5. A set of three floating bookshelves that will transform all your favorite novels and cookbooks into works of art you can enjoy every single day.

    three stacks of books seeming to float on the wall above a couch

    Promising review: "These are so much fun! We ordered the small size, which fits standard hardback books (approximately five to seven hardbacks in my experience). They're a great way to add some extra storage to our very small home, and we've placed them in our hallway so people ask us about them all the time. I'd highly recommend!" —LaBuenaVidaMere

    Get them on Amazon for $23.86+ (available in small and large sizes).

    6. An elegant faux-fur throw with a sherpa underside so you can channel your inner Sansa Stark through the seemingly endless nights of winter.

    throws in light brown, dark brown, and grey, each with a faux-sherpa reverse side

    Machine wash and tumble dry low!

    Promising review: "This blanket is SO soft and comfortable. It's warm and both sides are soft. The minute I took it out of the package my four year old decided he loved it and has been sleeping with it. I have a lot of different throws and blankets and this one is by far the softest one I own." —T Darby

    Get it on Amazon for $22.99 (also available in sizes twin–king).

    7. A collapsible but sturdy rope-handled fabric bin ideal for storing things like your throw and those decorative pillows you love...especially if you know the other people you live with will just let everything fall on the floor.

    two bins in green and white lattice print, filled respectively with magazines and knitting

    Also useful for hiding eyesores, like those stacks of magazines your kid's been somehow using for a school project going on several months now.

    Promising review: "Excellent quality and excellent price. I have two large rectangle size in the back of my car to carry groceries in. I also have several around the house that I use for storage. I keep my knitting projects in one, dog toys in another, blankets in yet another. Well made, sturdy, they fold nicely when not in use and stand up well as you're placing items into them." —angel87cat

    Get it on Amazon for $12.12+ (available in three sizes, either round or rectangle, and nine colors. Also available in three colors of gingham print or 14 colors of a wide stripe).

    8. A macramé plant hanger that's the first step in making all your bohemian-maximalist dreams come true.


    Promising review: "I really love this plant hanger! It has held up very well outside this summer. There's barely any fraying on the ends and it hasn't become discolored at all. I have a relatively heavy plant in there, but it's held up exceptionally well. Definitely think I'll get plenty more use out of this!" —Alicia

    Get it on Amazon for $8.99 (available in two colors).

    9. A pack of furniture decals so you can upgrade your just-blah chest of drawers into something that looks custom and hand-painted on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

    Black sideboard covered in red, yellow, and orange illustrated poppy flower decals
    MaikaDaughters / Etsy

    They work on walls, furniture, wood, doors and many more surfaces!

    Promising review: "These poppy decals are the best! Not as much work as I feared and they look sensational!" —ElizabethMeredith

    Get the sheet with all these decals with from MaikaDaughters on Etsy for $26.99.

    10. A set of two pocket wall shelves because you can install each one in three different configurations, depending on whether you want to set up a display or simply use it to make the place you drop your mail look a little fancier.

    right-angled magazine-organizer-like shelves with multiple curved copper arches connecting the two sides to form a pocket

    Promising review: "Nice addition to my rose gold/copper office organization items. Items exactly as pictured. Sturdy construction, mounting hardware included but I am using them on my desktop currently." —Daturtlern

    Get the set of two on Amazon for $15.99.

    11. Or an easy-hang ledge shelf (thanks, Command Strips!) that you can use for instant custom shelving wherever you might need it, whether you're building a gallery wall, displaying kids books, or need a better spot for your spices or skincare products.

    Reviewer's nursery with a recliner and three black ledge shelves on the wall behind, displaying books

    Promising review: "Very easy to install and looks like a legit installed real wall shelf. I have used them for a picture gallery and most recently a reading corner for a nursery." —Karen

    Get it from Amazon: in black for $17.89 or white for $16.39.

    12. A 20-piece set of rainbow or rose-gold flatware because whether you're sitting down at a dinner party or just reheating some leftovers, you're wayyy overdue for an upgrade over that hand-me-down set from your parents.


    Technically they're dishwasher-safe, though to preserve the finish, many reviewers say they're hand wash-only. Each set comes with four each of dinner spoons, teaspoons, dinner forks, salad forks, and knives.

    Promising review: "I had to try these out since they look so unique. This set took some getting used holding to since they weigh more than the typical forks, spoons, and knives that I use but also with the heaviness I feel like it is also better quality. They are easy to clean (I hand wash them) and they have so far kept their nice gold color." —Azad Ehsan

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in six colors, including gold).

    13. A copper or marble utensil holder — your go-to spoons and spatulas deserve a little upgrade, too.


    Get the copper crock for $20.78 or the marble crock for $29.99, both from Amazon.

    14. A mirrored vanity tray perfect for corralling (and ~displaying~) all your favorite beauty products and perfumes in one place.

    Rectangular tray with two-inch gold railing around the sides, so you can see the cosmetics on it easily

    That lets you enjoy both 1) their genuine elegance and 2) a faster morning routine, because the essentials are front and center.

    Promising review: "Worth it! The tray is sturdy, and a generous size. The gold tone is nice and shiny and doesn't look cheap at all. The bottom is a very clear, good quality mirror. The bottom of the tray is even lined with felt so it doesn't scratch the surface it's on. I have quite the perfume and fragrance collection and was able to put more than a dozen perfumes on one tray!" —Denise Salvesen

    Get it on Amazon for $25.99.

    15. An acrylic organizer to sort your entire (small to medium-ish) makeup collection in a way you can actually see everything — which means you might actually use everything, too.

    clear organizer with three rows of bottom drawers and slotted lipstick and other storage on top

    The top piece can either come off of the drawers to sit next to them, or they easily stack.

    Promising review: "This organizer was literally everything I could have wanted it to be. It holds exactly what I wanted: my foundations, primers, lippies, eyeliners, tools, eyeshadows, highlighters, and bronzers. Everything looks super glam and I’m obsessed. It’s sturdy, easy to clean, and looks cohesive with my vanity. I love that this is so affordable compared to these instagram and YouTube organizer companies that charge almost a hundred dollars for organizers like these." —MiamiGirl

    Get it on Amazon for $16.35+ (available in five colors).

    BTW, Anamaria, an editor here, owns this organizer and LOVES it because she can fit so much into it — and then see it all! Read her full makeup organizer review for more.

    16. Blackout velvet curtains — you won't be able to resist touching them every time you walk by because they're just that soft.

    Reviewer's nursery corner windows hung with three floor-to-ceiling blue velvet curtains

    Plus if you hang them ~high and wide~ — like they did in the photo here — you can instantly make any windows look bigger.

    Promising review: "I am beyond thrilled with these curtains, they are very soft and solid material (think heavyweight upholstery). LOVE THEM!!! They do keep the light out and help keep the room noticeably cooler — the windows get full sun all day, this room gets hot in summer and the curtains make it so much nicer. I'd give these curtains a 10 if I could." —Angelia Olson

    Get them on Amazon for $24.99+ per 84" panel (available in four lengths and seven colors).

    17. A two-level jewelry box, which lets you store all of your favorite pieces like they're on display at your favorite boutique, all while the box sits there looking gorgeous on your vanity.

    The velvet-lined box in grey

    Maybe then you'll actually wear more of your collection, because it'll be all, well, collected in one place! This has: 8 necklace hooks in the lid, a tray with ring holders along one side and 13 small sections for individual pieces, and a bottom with nine separate gridded compartments.

    Promising review: "I love this jewelry box. It's very compact yet has big capacity for lots of jewelry. The division effectively fit the box into many components and I can sort my jewelry nicely. Also love the locker at the front which made it perfect for travel without worrying about the jewelry fall out. The black material outside makes it look really classic too." —Cindy

    Get it on Amazon for $27.99+ (available in five colors).

    18. A set of three remote-controlled adhesive puck lights so you can install the under-cabinet lighting of your dreams on the cheap and in under an hour.

    Ariana from Jacksonville, FL / Wayfair

    Those photos took me a second to understand, too: both show the under cabinet lights, but in the one on the left the reviewer's main kitchen lights are off.

    Promising review: "They’re perfect for my small kitchen. They come with double-sided 3M adhesive and screws as options for installing. The remote control is easy to use and can turn on single lights depending on how you point it. You can also turn the lights on manually by clicking the top. These pictures are with two lights at 100 brightness." —Ariana from Jacksonville, FL

    Get them from Wayfair for $19.99.

    19. A minimalist tissue box cover that will give your Kleenex a little well-designed home of their own.

    all-white house-shaped cover, tissues come out of the chimney to look like smoke

    Promising review: "Such a cute alternative to tissue boxes! Nothing ever goes with my decor, and there are 50 different prints in a package. These are a great solution to keep everything neutral and looking great. They're a pretty lightweight plastic, so they do tend to move around when you pull out a tissue but it's not a big deal." —Heather W

    Get it on Amazon for $5.

    20. A complete set of gold cooking utensils (that are in fact dishwasher-safe!) because every kitchen countertop needs a little bit of bling.

    the all-gold utensil set

    The set comes with a slotted-turner spatula, a serving spoon, a skimmer, a ladle, and a pasta server! And yes, they're dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "These look great in my kitchen and hold up well in the dishwasher. They are medium weight so they don't feel cheap but they aren't super heavy." —Theresa

    Get them on Amazon for $29.99.

    21. A cutting board made from pure marble so even if you're never getting all-marble countertops, your cheese plates can all look incredibly delicious and luxe.

    White Marble rectangular cutting board with a wedge of cheese and some grapes
    Ashley Homestore

    Get the 12"x16" cutting board from Ashley Homestore for $29.99.

    22. A vintage-style gemstone poster on a wooden hanging rod perfect for that one empty wall that you know needs something but you just haven't been able to figure out what.

    poster with colorful illustrations of 27 different minerals and gems

    Love the wood dowel hanger? Get a similar one for $19.50+ (available in 25 different sizes; for this you'll need the 20-inch).

    Promising review: "This print is even better in person. Vivid colors, easy to read, and the print doesn't go too close to the edge. I purchased a hanging frame that magnetically snaps onto the bottom and top of the print to hang on the wall instead of a traditional frame, and I love that it lets the print and the beautiful paper it's on shine. The paper is very good quality, thick and sturdy. I definitely recommend this print." —Liz Wilson

    Get it on Amazon for $9.95 (also available at that same price on Amazon: butterflies, flowers, trees, cacti, ferns, citrus fruit, and many more).

    23. A set of decals for your most-used bins so you can feel like a Professional Organizer every time you open your fridge, and so everyone knows where to find everything and where to put things away.

    fridge with plastic bins labeled with black bold easy-to-read cursive
    FairyDustDecals / Etsy

    Promising review: "Absolutely love them. These are so stinking cute and super easy to put on." —Sarah Sanchez

    Get the pack of eight words from FairyDustDecals on Etsy for $14.50+ (available in five sizes and many colors. Each pack includes labels for fruits, vegetables, eggs, butter, yogurt, sauces, condiments, and cheese. If you have specific words you want, you can probably message the seller for something custom, too!)

    24. A nine-foot strand of battery-powered fairy lights on copper wire to create the Wonderland-worthy warm glow of your dreams without dropping piles of your hard-earned cash.

    Jars and a plant glowing with the lights

    Promising review: "I have two glass vases that sit on my fireplace mantle empty all year. I bought one set of these and immediately set them up when I got them. They are SO GORGEOUS. It's the best $7 I've spent all year." —Christine

    Get a set of two on Amazon for $8.99.

    25. An over-the-door storage basket that's made to hold basically everything you need to do your hair, no counter space required. You can have the decorated, neat, and functional bathroom you've always wished for.

    storage basket with hooks for a curling iron, a round slot for a hair dryer, and a loop for a round brush

    As with all organizing products, always measure before you buy — for your cabinet door to close, this needs at least 7.75 inches of depth between the inside of the cabinet door and anything else in the cabinet, and for the cabinet door to be at least 14 inches wide (and a little wider if you want to keep a hair dryer on it) and at least 14.5 inches tall.

    Promising review: "I keep my hair dryer, straightener, two curling irons, hair spray, dry shampoo, two lotions, and two other hair products on this. It just fits so much. It only requires about six inches of the interior of the cabinet to be cleared to make room for when the cabinet door is shut. I'm so happy with this." —Poe

    Get it on Amazon for $17.99 (available in two colors).

    26. A copper grid organizer — you can either hang it above your desk to hold all your ~inspiration~ pieces, or mount it in your kitchen to keep your favorite tools and utensils close at hand.

    the large organizer on a wall, with 7 postcards clipped to it, and three measuring cups hung on it with s-hooks

    It comes with five clips; you can find the basket in the bottom right of the organizer for $15.99.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my mother-in-law as a gift to decorate her new home office because of Covid and working from home. She loves it!! It’s very sturdy and they used Command Strips to hang it up!" —Justina

    Get it on Amazon for $29.99.

    27. And for your exterior: a set of carriage door magnets that will give your garage door an instant makeover even the Queer Eye guys would swoon over.


    Promising review: "Really dressed up our garage door!!!!

    UPDATE!! It has been almost a year since I purchased these. They have faded ever so slightly but still hold on to the metal of the garage door and have not cracked with the cold of winter or heat of summer. Very pleased!!!" —Robert R

    Get the set of four hinges and two handles on Amazon for $11.68.

    You to your home, after finding a few beautiful little upgrades to give it:


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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