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    If You’ve Been Living At Your Place Forever, Here Are 34 Things That’ll Make It Feel Brand New

    From decals to dresser upgrades, let's make home feel new again.

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    1. A modern waterfall faucet that'll make your bathroom feel like a fancy resort!


    Promising review: "Completely beautiful and modern. It was very easy to install; I do so in a matter of minutes. This was a really nice upgrade to my bathroom." —ca mom

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in four finishes).

    2. A set of peel-and-stick tiles to make renovating your bland kitchen a whole lot easier (and cheaper)! These eco-friendly tiles are easy to install, clean, and maintain. HGTV is shaking!,

    Each pack comes with 10 11.8" x 11.8" self-adhesive sheets.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this backsplash!! It was easy to install and looks like real tile once it’s on the wall! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking to add backsplash to an area of their house while staying on a budget. It will turn out looking great! JUST A NOTE: we used an adhesive spray to to make sure the tile stays in place. Better safe than sorry!" —Anna

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $27.67+ (available in six styles).

    3. Or a peel-and-stick subway tile backsplash for a more classic, Joanna Gaines-approved aesthetic.


    Promising review: "I have planned to install a backsplash in our kitchen for a long time now but I hate tiling and grouting. I did a ton of research on vinyl peel and stick tile and knew it would be the best product for me. No mess, quick install, don't have to seal any grout, and overall a simple process. I watched a lot of install videos and purchased a cutting mat, a good box cutter, and a straight edge. The most tedious part is overlapping the grout lines, you do have to be a perfectionist and patient for this part or the tiles will look off. I knew I would be caulking around all the edges so I didn't focus on making the edge tiles straight because if they were uneven at the bottom they would be covered by caulk but you have to keep them as level as possible. Overall the project took about half a day and I do get compliments on it." —xliu

    Get a 10-pack of 12x12 panels from Amazon for $29.99.

    4. A vibrant, hand-tufted wool rug that'll add some textured fun to your space! Perfect as a welcome mat, or as a more dramatic (and cozy) living room piece.

    a small "limits of communication" wool rug on top of a larger one
    Cold Picnic

    Get it from Cold Picnic for $210+ (available in four sizes).

    5. A rustic gallery wall set complete with 10 varied frames so you can customize any wall in your home with pictures and artwork hung in an eye-catching array.

    reviewer image of the multi/gray gallery set hanging from their wall along with small display shelves

    Promising review: "These are great frames that take the legwork out of finding a coordinating set. Great neutral colors, perfect for many decor styles. They came very carefully packaged, and included a template to help hang them. The frames are also perfect width to use Command strips to hang, if you want to. I loved them so much, I bought more!" —M Zierke

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99 (available in eight other styles).

    6. A faux granite DIY paint kit for a less expensive kitchen upgrade sure to impress!

    A freshly painted countertop

    Promising review: "I found out about this kit a few weeks ago. I redid my mother's countertops first and was so pleased with the results, I bought a second kit and did mine this weekend. I am not a crafty person, so if I can do it, anyone can. Just be sure you follow the step-by-step instructions on the included DVD. They came out great!" —Sarah W. Fallon

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95+ (available in four colors).

    7. An underwater-themed duvet set if you're a big kid at heart and you never grew out of your love of the sea! And why should you?

    the underwater love bedding set on a bed
    Rookie Humans

    Rookie Humans is a mom-owned small business based in New Jersey making sheet sets that'll help people of all ages see the power of their imagination!

    I don't have kids, so I can't say that I got this sheet set to match a child's crib. Instead, I got them because they're cute and fun. And when I put the sheets, duvet, and pillowcases on my bed, I also realized that they're super soft. Sleeping has been a dream. They might be underwater-themed, but they're very breathable! The animals and water designs are so whimsical and warm, and they make my room feel as creative as I am. 

    Promising review: "I absolutely loved this pattern. I got this to match my crib sheets as I have a queen sized bed in my nursery. The duvet cover and pillows are perfect and I get so many compliments!" —CPC 

    Get it from Rookie Humans for $180+ (available in sizes twin and full).

    8. A set of mid-century or modern furniture leg replacements to revamp your couch or dresser, because your aesthetic is constantly changing and your furniture needs to be able to keep up., Amazon

    Promising review: "These legs were the perfect addition to our newly reupholstered 55 year old mid-century modern couches. Sturdy and beautifully finished in a gold/brass color, with nice mounting plates. After replacing the half-century old wooden spindle legs, the couches no longer wiggle when you sit down and are ready for another 55 years." —P L Priestley

    Get the gold mid-century legs on Amazon for $21.59+ (available in two colors and four sizes).

    Get the modern metal legs on Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

    9. A pack of grey Medina peel-and-stick floor tiles that will breathe new life into your home (and cover any pre-existing scratches in your hardwood floor that your landlord won't pay to fix). These water-resistant tiles are the perfect blend of polished and practical.

    Promising review: "For under $100 and I redid my entire bathroom! We moved into our home two years ago and our small main floor bathroom had hideous orange mosaic tiles. We want to eventually gut and rehab our bathroom but wanted to give it a cheap facelift. Floorpops made that possible and a very inexpensive option! We used caulk to seal some of the tiny gaps and caulked around the tub and underneath the baseboards for a good seal. The tiles are not moving at all and have adhered okay." —Agnieska

    Get it from Amazon for $13.10+.

    10. A stained glass crystal sun-catcher hand-crafted to perfection. Watch in awe as your room is filled with warm pastels when the sun shines through.

    the iridescent glass crystal corner piece in the corner of a window
    Bohemia Studio Store/Etsy

    Get your gorgeous and unique stained glass pieces from New York-based small biz Bohemia Studio Store. Let the light in!

    Get it from Bohemia Studio Store on Etsy for $76.

    11. A sleek linen futon from The Novogratz for a contemporary statement piece that'll also offer super cushiony support.

    the dark green brittany futon and ottoman in a decorated living room

    Get it from The Novogratz for $399 (available in six colors).

    12. A geometric bookcase if you're into creating visuals (and storage space) full of fun shapes, angles, and lines.

    the cordoba geometric bookcase

    Promising review: "It looks great! I have gotten several compliments on it. It was kind of a pain to assemble, but I really love it. It's just what I needed." —Lori W 

    Get it from Amazon for $143.74+ (available in two stains).

    13. Chalkboard paint to turn any boring surface into a message board!

    reviewer image of an office wall painted with black chalkboard paint, important dates and memos written in chalk

    Promising review: "We got new garage doors, so I took a panel of our old garage door and made a yard sign with the chalk paint. I prepped the surface very carefully and painted when I had ideal outdoor painting temps. The paint was easy to use and went on smoothly. It's been outside for a month and has lasted pretty well. I think it looks great!" —Jean-Jeannie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.55+.

    14. A set of plush velvet curtains — a must-have for anyone looking to add some light-dimming drama to their space. The perfect pop of color and texture!,

    Promising review: "Ah-maze! They're super soft and luxurious feeling. The color is great and jazz up any room. Great value for the money. They do a great job at darkening the room, too." —Nayonna2001

    Get them from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in six sizes and 11 colors).

    15. A lively print of Catherine O'Hara as Delia Deetz in Beetlejuice that'll make you wanna sing "Day-O!"

    the ohara print
    Carly Jean Andrews

    Carly Jean Andrews is an illustrator creating bright and bold portraits of iconic actors, musicians, and politicians.

    Get it from Carly Jean Andrews for $45.

    16. If you have no time to paint, a pack of abstract watercolor wall decals will do the trick! And you can remove and reposition them without leaving any sticky residue behind.

    reviewer image of several abstract watercolor decals on a wall

    Promising review: "I love the design, and the look has really brightened my home office. I ordered two packs and ended up only needing one, but I also only put them up on two of my four walls. This was a great buy!!" —tictoc82 

    Get it from Amazon for $17.68.

    17. A lotus pendant lampshade for a room brightener with enough charm to make your room feel like it's got a blossoming character of its own.

    reviewer image of the lotus pendant light hanging from the ceiling

    Several reviewers have use this as a lampshade for standing and desk lamps, too!

    Promising review: "Perfect! I love this lamp shade. I have three of them now and they look amazing. I use color-changing bulbs in them and I get so many compliments, especially when I turn the light bulbs to pastel shades. It looks so beautiful and elegant, that it looks exactly like the $200 version." —Julie Pinto

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    18. A multipurpose lift-top coffee table whose extra storing potential means a hiding place for all of your remotes, expired batteries, random screws, and other odds-and-ends that would usually clutter up the top of your table and make your living room seem...a tad unlivable.

    in a living room, the lift-top desk is open to reveal childrens' toys
    Two Buy Four/Etsy

    Two Buy Four is a small woodworking business based in Missouri crafting beautiful, durable, and fun pieces for your home.

    Promising review: "This is a high-quality coffee table with tons of storage space. It's sleek and the lift top makes it a functioning two-in-one! Amazing craftsmanship." —stratosfear

    Get it from Two Buy Four on Etsy for $625+ (available in three wood types and finishes).

    19. A set of thick velvet slip covers to help bring your vintage '80s-style couch into the 21st century. This set includes nonslip straps so you won't have to worry about constantly adjusting your new seats.,

    Promising review: "I have never been so excited about a slipcover. Total transformation of our couch and love seat. I was worried about it not working on our leather couch, but it stays on really well due to the straps and the separate cushion covers. LOVE." —Brian/Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $43.49+ (available in two sizes and 10 colors).

    20. A lightweight floral medallion tapestry if your room is missing a soft and neutral touch.

    Large white tapestry with pink, green, and brown flowers in leaves in a circular pattern on the tapestry on a wall in a bedroom

    It comes with two traceless thumbtacks, two metal clips, and two mounting tapes, so you can hang it however you like.

    Promising review: "It's so cute! And it fills up the space so beautifully. Honestly, just get it lol. It also makes a cute background for pics." —Tanya

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two sizes and in three colors).

    21. Or, a brighter tapestry full of rich pastels that mimic the magical quality of nature. Go ahead and take a deep breath of that fresh, mountain air.

    The vividly colored tapestry, featuring trees, mountains, birds, and more, hanging above a bed

    Promising review: "Beautiful tapestry! Nice stitched edges, good quality print of the design. It was going to go elsewhere in the house but it selfishly ended up by my bed because it’s so pretty." —

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49+ (available in four sizes).

    22. A roll of peel-and-stick floral wallpaper for an instant room transformation that'll have your friends asking for the name of your wallpaper guy.

    reviewer image of the floral peel and stick wallpaper on a bedroom wall

    Promising review: "Looks absolutely beautiful in my baby's room! Difficult to line up at first but after the first few we got the hang of it. I will say the pattern is very forgiving. Some areas didn't line up perfectly but you cant tell at all. It was definitely worth the frustration because I'm so happy with the finished product." —Julie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.84+ (available in three sizes).

    23. A galvanized wash tub turned over-the-toilet organizer will help give your bathroom a rustic makeover.

    the galvanized wash tub with wooden shelves mounted on a wall with toiletries on each shelf
    TJ's Custom Furniture/Etsy

    TJ's Custom Furniture is a rustic small business out in Minnesota hand-crafting useful goods that'll also beautify your home, inside and out.

    Promising review: "This piece is exactly what we needed for the space above our toilet in our newly renovated bathroom! It is really beautiful." —Emily

    Get it from TJ's Custom Furniture on Etsy for $64.99.

    24. A traditional Shoji room divider to help divide your space into new sections. Build up some privacy in a matter of seconds!,

    Promising review: "I really wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this divider only because I live in a rather larger studio with about 9–10 foot ceilings, but I have to say, this room divider breaks up my apartment perfectly! And it looks GREAT! There was zero assembly, it’s lightweight, and well-made. I am so happy." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $88+ (available in seven sizes and two colors).

    25. A tufted velvet armchair as cozy as it is chic. Great for a pop of color and texture, this contemporary chair will be calling you to curl up on it at the end of a long day.

    the navy modway tufted velvet armchair in a white and gold living space

    Promising review: "We bought it for under our big window, and it’s the perfect pop of color. It’s so so soft and comfy!! I am very impressed by the quality too." —Shelby

    Get it from Amazon for $235.99+ (available in two sizes and seven colors).

    26. Or a comfy velvet accent chair that provides 360-degree swivel action so you can use it as a desk chair or to watch TV on one side of the room, and you'll still be able turn to another so you can join in on a fun convo.

    reviewer image of two orange velvet accent chairs

    Promising review: "These chairs are very impressive in every way, shape and form. They are very high quality, especially when you consider their price. They are also a very nice mid-size, in contrast to a lot of these types of chairs, and fit in a smaller space. The color is very rich, the fabric is soft, and they are comfortable with good back support. They also swivel well. Highly recommend. Great value!" —Aileen Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $145.99+ (available in three styles and 13 colors).

    27. A personalized neon sign so you can playfully illuminate your home.

    reviewer image of a pink neon sign that reads "Preslee" hanging on a wall above a TV

    Promising review: "OMG OMG OMG! I LOVE IT. I was skeptical, but it looks great! Everything about it is perfect. I even got the dimmer switch. You won’t regret this purchase. I will be ordering with them again!" —Sierra H

    Get it from Amazon for $88+ (available in eight sizes).

    28. A faux-marble surface cover because your laminate countertops have been begging for a glow up. All you have to do is peel and stick for a glossy, easy-to-clean surface that'll elevate the look of your space.

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

    Promising review: "I do not have the money for a new vanity right now. Insert DIY project to cover my ugly pink bathroom vanity with marble contact paper. It looks 100% better and it’s super durable. It’s a little tricky to work with at first and then you get the hang of it. I’m buying more for my half bath! My vanity looks so great that I decided to do the tabletop in my laundry room, and that looks great, too!" —Natalie Evans

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

    29. A set of utensil-inspired drawer pulls will give your boring kitchen cabinets a cutesy upgrade!

    the silver knife, fork, and spoon cabinet door handles

    Promising review: "I spent a fortune on my new kitchen cabinets, but it's not my cabinets that I love. It's these handles that bring me so much joy. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in four finishes).

    30. A gold, antique-inspired geometric mirror to dress up your wall so elegantly you might just convince yourself you live in a ballroom.

    reviewer image of the gold geometric mirror hanging on a wall above a credenza

    Promising review: "I purchased this mirror to use as a chic and glamorous entryway piece. The bronze geometric shape and cut-out detailing create an expensive and luxurious look." —Tissan Howard 

    Get it from Amazon for $48.17+ (available in two colors).

    31. A pair of sheer ruffled curtains for some whimsical charm that still allows natural light to come in and make you feel like the romantic lead in the movie of your life.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these curtains. They are exactly the color I needed. However, potential buyers should note that they are very sheer curtains. Personally, I wanted them to be sheer and love them because they allow so much natural light to shine through. If you are looking for a fuller curtain to filter out some light, I would suggest buying two sets for more volume." —Vottie

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    32. A pack of copper and brass or satin nickel switch plate covers featuring classic colors and designs so you know that they'll definitely age well (or, I guess, not at all).,

    Promising review: "So happy I found this! I replaced a solid brass wall plate which constantly had to be wiped down and re-shined from fingerprints. I live in a home that was built in the '90s so it has gold accents EVERYWHERE. This has enough of the brass in it to match with everything without being too much. It came with the hardware and was easy to install." —MB!

    Promising review:
    "I installed these in an older bathroom (much of the 1950's decor remains) and they add a nice, classy vintage touch. The metal is not highly reflective and is closer to a brushed look, which is great for disguising fingerprints. When the light switch is frequently the first thing someone looks at and reaches for in a room, having a quality cover like this gets noticed and enhances a room very easily. I can't believe I'm still writing about how much I enjoy a light switch cover." —Tom Generic Dude

    Get a pack of three copper and brass covers from Amazon for $10.10+ (available in four sizes and six styles), and the satin nickel covers for $13.91+ (available in four sizes and six styles).

    33. A pack of peel-and-stick staircase stickers that will ~step~ your decor game up a notch. What a unique way to personalize your (rental) home!,

    Promising review: "With the new normal of 2020, I find myself finding ways to enjoy my surroundings at home. This project was a lot easier than I expected and brings a bit of fun inside. I did buy a yardstick and angle ruler (I think that's what it's called) to help with the measurements. We also had a measuring tape for the stairs. We live in a split level home so our steps are split. The pack was one short so we used contact paper for the final step. This was just what I expected and we enjoy the indoor artwork." —Samantha Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 16 prints).

    34. A high-pressure rain showerhead so you can close your eyes and pretend you got caught in a storm. A very cleansing storm.

    the polished chrome rain shower head spraying water in a shower

    Promising review: "I love a good showerhead with great pressure and a wide flow pattern. This showerhead delivers just that. I moved into a new house and immediately replaced the standard showerhead with this one. I'm very happy with this purchase. I installed it on the original pipe and did not use an extension pipe arm. It's got all the water pressure you'll need." —DeeOz

    Get it from Amazon for $64.95+ (available in three finishes).

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