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

    Truly gorgeous finds, every single one $30 or less.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

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


    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: "Great blanket, looks lovely, soft and warm while light in weight. It makes me want to by more of these blankets before my good review makes the price raise, LOL! One small issue that can easily be dealt with: The new blanket sheds a huge amount of small fibers put on the bed. However, there is no need to wash it...just put it in your dryer on air-dry setting, and almost all of the fibers will end up on your dyer screen." —Randy Edwards

    Get it on Amazon for $27.99 for a Queen (available in throw–king sizes 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 $7.98 or a 26"x78" roll for $12.99.

    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 $24.23.

    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.


    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 $20.92+ (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.


    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 fabric-covered 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.


    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.

    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 $6.99.

    9. A set of two pocket wall shelves because you can install them 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.


    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 $13.99.

    10. 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.


    And yes, they're dishwasher safe!

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

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


    Get the copper crock for $19.36 or the marble crock for $24.97, both from Amazon.

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


    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 $29.99.

    13. 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.


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

    Get it on Amazon for $14.35+ (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.

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

    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).

    15. A three-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.


    Maybe then you'll actually wear more of your collection, because it'll be all, well, collected in one place!

    Promising review: "Excellent quality for being PU leather; very good craftsmanship as well. Attractive and durable." —Gabrielle Boulard, R.N.

    Get it on Amazon for $29.49.

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


    Get it on Amazon for $5.

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


    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 $27.99.

    18. 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.


    Get it on Amazon for $24.95 (also available at that same price on Amazon: butterflies, flowers, trees, cacti, ferns, garden vegetables, and many more).

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


    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 $6.99.

    20. 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.


    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 $11.96.

    21. A rose gold 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.


    Get it on Amazon for $24.99.

    22. 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 $17.25.

    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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