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    23 Products That’ll Make Your Home Feel Brand-New With Basically No Effort

    From peel-and-stick wallpaper and backsplashes, to easy-to-use cleaning products, to simple decorative pieces, and more.

    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 floating wooden shelf to add some aesthetically pleasing additional storage space to your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, or anywhere else you'd like.

    the wooden shelves hanging in a kitchen and holding things like dishes, cups, and decorative pieces
    Iirntree / Etsy

    Iirntree is a small business that sells beautiful wooden furniture from shelves, to benches, to garden decor, to wall art decor — time to HGTV-ify your living space.

    Promising review: "Beautiful shelf at a great price and it was securely packaged for shipping. It even came earlier than I had anticipated!" —Kandi

    Get it from Iirntree on Etsy for $34.53+ (available in various sizes and wood stain finishes).

    2. Peel-and-stick wallpaper available in a variety of colors and patterns perfect for livening up those boring white walls and making your apartment or house truly feel like home.

    tan herringbone stripe peel and stick wallpaper
    black and white scallop pattern peel and stick wallpaper
    Target

    Get it from Target for $34: the Threshold Herringbone Stripe peel-and-stick wallpaper here, the Opalhouse Scallops peel-and-stick wallpaper here, and be sure to check out all of the peel-and-stick wallpaper Target has to offer here

    3. And while we're on the subject, you may also wanna buy some peel-and-stick backsplash tiles to give your kitchen or bathroom the pizzazz it truly deserves. 

    blue backsplash tiles in a bathroom
    brown, gray, and black backsplash tiles in a kitchen
    Target

    Get it from Target: the blue backsplash tiles (left) for $25.99, the brown, gray, and black backsplash tiles (right) for $22.99, and be sure to check out all of the backsplash tiles Target has to offer here

    4. A touch-up paint pen to fill with your paint color of choice and apply to any imperfections you're trying to cover up.

    a person filling the paint pet with red paint
    a person using the paint pen to apply white paint to a door
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this — absolutely perfect for touchin' up little spots that need touchin' up. I have several sets filled with different paints and so far they've stayed usable, without the paint drying out. I rinse the brush really well after each use (latex paints) and recap it. It would be nice if the manufacturer put an area on the pen where you could easily label the paint info, but I use a permanent marker, and it works okay." —Hooked on Amazon!

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. And this little bottle of paint touch-up so you can quickly fix chips, cracks, and stains on your walls without having to re-do the whole thing.

    a person using the white touch-up paint
    Amazon

    This paint is nontoxic, zero VOC, low-odor, and solvent-free, so if you're sensitive to chemical smells, this stuff is A-OK!! What makes this different than the one above? Great question! This bottle is already filled with paint so if it's a neutral color you're trying to cover up or you simply don't have the original jar of paint (or remember what the shade was called), this is great. Whereas the pen above is ideal for more specific paint colors and those who still have easy access to the paint color they need. 

    Promising review: "This product is excellent. It goes on easily and covers paint scraps very well. I used it on a door frame that had been chipped. Now the chip is practically unnoticeable. I asked for a sample of colors before buying and received a color chart promptly. I appreciate the customer-friendly attitude of this company." —Educator

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in nine shades).

    6. A fluffy comforter that'll pretty much transform your bedroom into a luxury suite at a five-star hotel. Literally all you have to do is put it on top of your bed. You're welcome. 

    a fluffy white comforter on a bed
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Can't say enough good things about this comforter! It is beautiful in color, as well as super soft and cozy! The price made it super affordable for anyone wanting a great piece of inexpensive bedding. I am so happy with this that I purchased a second one for my daughter, and I am considering a third one. Just love it!!" —Dedewi

    Get it from Amazon for $39.90+ (available in five colors and seven sizes).

    7. A fabric defuzzer you can just glide over an area of furniture that's covered in unwanted fuzzies.

    Check out our write-up of this magical fabric defuzzer! The battery-operated model requires two AA batteries that aren't included, but you can buy some right here!

    Promising review: "Okay, I don’t normally rave about things like this. I bought this on a whim in a last attempt to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil' baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh. Hi, I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything depilled. I’m going to buy one of these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this. Take it away from me." —Sydney Jensen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors)

    8. A surface cover to transform your countertops, tables, and furniture into beautiful marble pieces.

    before and after photo of reviewer's bathroom counter with and without the surface cover
    reviewer photo of half a countertop without the cover and the other half with it as it's being applied

    Check out our write-up of this inexpensive and super cool marble adhesive surface cover!

    Promising review: "Looks AMAZING. Really easy to use, just make sure you measure and get a piece big enough for your item so you don’t have to line up multiple pieces. Took less than 30 minutes to re-do my buffet top from the dark brown granite it used to be." —Brittany renzoni

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

    9. A natural, all-purpose cleaner featuring a list of just five readable ingredients you'll be glad to use for all your cleaning needs. Plus, it'll leave your home smelling super yummy!

    the tea tree and lavender all purpose cleaning spray
    Humble Suds / Etsy

    Humble Suds is a women-owned Etsy shop based in Denver. They sell plant-based cleaning products boasting ingredient lists that never contain more than six ingredients.

    Get it from Humble Suds on Etsy for $15.55.

    10. Window screen repair tape that'll only takes about 30 seconds to apply, is super strong and durable, and will be a heck of a lot cheaper than having to replace an entire screen.

    The window screen repair tape
    A reviewer photo of a piece of the repair tape on their window screen

    Promising review: "Holy cow! This stuff WORKS! I had been using regular packing tape to patch up my screen door that was riddled with holes and tears, but those mosquitoes were making their way in, and it looked terrible. I picked up a roll of this just to check it out, and man, the repair is practically like I installed a new screen! I thought it was going to be tape with the net pattern printed on it, but IT'S REAL NETTING with adhesive on one side, so it really is a solid repair! Highly recommend!" —SteveBFX

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two colors).

    11. String lights to help make your living space feel extra warm and cozy. Just imagine late summer/early fall nights spent hanging outside, a glass of wine in hand, and these lights creating the perfect ambience. 

    close up image of the string lights
    the string lights hanging outside in a backyard
    Lowe's

    Promising review: "I can not be happier with these lights. The bulbs included were just right for the soft lighting I wanted to achieve on my back deck. It's not so bright that it is hard to look at them, and not so dim that it is hard to see. I will buy them again!" —Steve

    Get it from Lowe's for $49.98 (available in two colors).

    12. A stainless steel polishing spray with a microfiber cloth that'll make your stainless-steel appliances look as if they were just delivered to you yesterday.

    A person wiping their dusty fridge with the cleaner
    Amazon

    Comes with a microfiber cloth! This is good for use on stainless refrigerators, stoves, sinks, dishwashers, microwaves, grills, and other appliances!

    Promising review: "In my experience, cleaning products usually need to be pretty strong chemicals that require care when applying. When faced with options, I usually buy the chemical with the most skull and cross bones, warning labels, and danger symbols I can find. I figure the more volatile and poisonous the chemical, the better it will work! So I was skeptical about this product when it was billed as a plant based chemical on the other end of the toxicity spectrum. I decided to try it because of the many positive reviews. I'm glad I did. It works great! I wouldn't use it as a mouthwash, but it certainly isn't as harsh as other cleaners I've used." —Joe

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    13. A carpet freshener you simply sprinkle over your carpet or rug (pretending like it's fairy dust, OF COURSE), let it sit for 10–15 minutes, and then vacuum it up. It'll make your living space smell fresh and delicious for days. 

    two containers of carpet freshener
    TS_Melts / Etsy

    TS_Melts is an Etsy shop based in Bolton, United Kingdom that creates all sorts of lovely products to make your home smell nice like wax melts, home diffusers, bath bomb rocks, and more. 

    Promising review: "GO AND BUY! I absolutely adore these carpet fresheners! They have made my bedroom and living room smell gorgeous. Even sprinkled some on my mattress and I can safely say I’m in love. I’ll be back next month to order more for myself and family!" —Jessica Higginson

    Get it from TS_Melts on Etsy for $3.63+ (available in three sizes and various scents).

    14. A pack of furniture touch-up sticks to quickly restore wooden furniture back to the condition it was in when you first decided to buy it. If these touch-up pens would've existed when you were a kid, perhaps your parents would've actually thanked you for drawing on the furniture.

    a reviewer's wooden bed frame with scratches on it
    the same bed frame now free of scratches

    Includes six repair markets, six paper-wrapped wax sticks, and one wax stick sharpener packaged in a blister card. Plus, it comes with six different colors — maple, oak, cherry, walnut, mahogany, and black. To use, just draw over a scratch/scuff/discoloration on your wooden furniture, allow it to dry quickly, and bam! It's magic.

    Promising review: "Better than expected. Blends perfectly and leaves a beautiful sheen. Used them on different shades of wood cherry, oak, and mahogany. I blended several shades of markers on each piece. Blended easily and matched perfectly to the different shades of woods. Used on claw foot dining table, chippendale chair legs, Grandfather clock, china cabinet. All look sensational. Covered sweeper scuffs well. They look new now, not touched up. These stain quickly, so wear disposable gloves and cover floors where you are working. Excellent results." —PhoebeS

    Get a pack of 13 from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. A bathroom cleaner for tackling soap scum, stains, and other bathroom messes featuring a plant-based ingredient list you'll feel good about.

    the clear spray bottle of the bathroom cleaner
    @publicgoods / Via www.instagram.com

    It's made with purified water, coconut-derived actives, citric acid, natural rosemary oil, and natural lemon oil. It's free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and is biodegradable. Public Goods is a small business based in New York, NY that offers low prices on high-quality sustainable products from household cleaners, to hair and body, to grocery items, and more. Annual membership is $59, but if you're interested in buying a product like the bathroom cleaner above before committing to a membership, you can sign up for a free two-week trial!

    Promising review: "Love this stuff! Light and refreshing scent. Cleans great! And the simplicity of the bottle is so aesthetically pleasing on my cleaning shelf!" —Amanda M.

    Get it from Public Goods for $5.75.

    16. A pet hair roller because being a parent to a little fur baby is the best thing ever, but it doesn't come without its challenges, and by challenges I mean their fur getting all over your beautiful furniture. Yes, a couch does exist beneath all that cat hair. Shocking, I know.

    half of a reviewer's couch covered in cat fur and the other half free of fur after using the roller
    the pet hair roller next to a clump of fur that it cleaned up

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20 pound tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care; it's THAT good." —Dahlia

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    17. Pull bars that'll help give your cabinets and drawers a seriously sleek upgrade. Say goodbye to those retro handles and hello to these modern ones.  

    black handle bars on white kitchen cabinet
    gold handle bar on blue dresser drawer
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "Very well-built, sturdy, and attractive. They completely turned my kitchen into a new kitchen! Why spend $6 a piece at the local hardware store when you can get this whole set? Highly recommend!" —Jennifer

    Get a pack of 10 from Wayfair for $15.99 (available in five finishes).

    18. A set of toilet fizzing bombs to make cleaning your porcelain throne so easy, you may actually enjoy it?! All you have to do is drop one or two of these in the bowl, swish them around in the water a bit with a cleaning wand, wait five minutes, scrub, and flush! 

    bag of toilet bombs next to some of the toilet bombs
    Juniperseed Mercantile / Etsy

    Juniperseed Mercantile is a woman-owned Etsy shop based in Littleton, Colorado. 

    Promising review: "This product is amazing! 15 minutes later and my toilet is looking brand new with minimal effort. I would recommend this to everyone!" —shelby rieth

    Get a pack of eight for $10 from Juniperseed Mercantile on Etsy for or their website!

    19. Or a toilet wand that'll prove wands of all sorts, even ones for cleaning toilets, are truly magical objects. This is especially good for those toilets that need a little extra elbow grease in order to look, well, presentable again. Refer to photo below for evidence.

    A built-up brown substance inside of a toilet bowl
    That same toilet bowl, but without the brown substance

    Comes with one ToiletWand, one storage caddy, and six disposable ToiletWand refills to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. Just click the wipe onto the wand, swish, scrub, and clean the bowl, pop the wipe off, and dispose in the trash.

    Promising review: "So, we have a toilet that belongs to the cats. We don't use it, we don't look at it, we like to pretend it does not exist. Even with semi-regular flushing, cat waste is pretty nasty stuff and built up quickly in the bowl. One of these wands cleaned it up in a single session! Before-and-after pic attached (above)." —Whitney

    Get it from Amazon for $7.96.

    20. A three-light chandelier for a simple, but beautiful light fixture you may just wanna put in every single room of your home. We support it.

    chandelier hanging over dining room table
    chandelier hanging over living room couch
    Novogratz

    Get it from Novogratz for $60.

    21. A hanging canopy that'll make your bed look like it belongs to royalty — I mean it does, because you're royalty in our eyes.  Plus, it'll double as a mosquito net so you can sleep without worrying about waking up with bites from little buggies. Is there anything this canopy CAN'T DO?!

    hanging canopy over bed
    Amazon

    Promising review: "An amazing product for an amazing price. It literally took me under three minutes to set up. The coverage of the net completely encompasses my bed and having two access points helps immensely. Finally, for the first time, I can sleep without having the pesky high-pitched whine of a mosquito buzzing in my ear that would wake me up in the middle of the night. For the price and quality, you cannot go wrong. Well-constructed and it came packaged in a zippered carrying bag, incase you ever need to take it with you on camping trips. I would definitely buy it again, and I highly recommend this product." —Secured.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.97.

    22. A rust stain remover spray you can basically think of as fairy pixie dust in a bottle. That rust stain that's been living rent-free on your shower wall since you moved in? The one you always have to be sure to cover-up with a shower curtain? Yeah, time to say goodbye to it for good.

    A reviewer's shower wall looking orange and rusty
    The same reviewer's shower wall no longer orange and looking clean after using the spray

    It comes in an easy-to-use trigger spray and is ideal for cleaning bathtubs, showers, toilets, colorfast fabrics, vertical surfaces, and hard-to-reach spots. Plus, it's non-abrasive, and made with non-hydrofluoric acid based formula which is safer than other similar liquid rust stain removers.

    Promising review: "Holy wizardry! Seriously it was more work to clean the mirror over the vanity than use this product. With almost no effort, this made my dark orange, iron-water shower stall white again. I definitely suggest wearing a mask or bandana and running the ventilation fan if spraying in an enclosed area. Great product!" —Jessica B

    Get it from Amazon for $9.31.

    23. A beautiful rug that's sure to become a talking point for any guests you may have over. I mean, you're bound to get a million and one people asking you now where you bought that rug so your friends and loved ones can buy the same one. You influencer, you.

    red and blue patterned rug
    Novogratz

    Get it from Novogratz for $39+ (available in six sizes).

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