A change of seasons, being stuck inside for a year thanks to quarantine, just getting tired of the same ol’ same ol’ – all these things can trigger the need to redecorate or update your surroundings. Updating your house can be a major undertaking, taking lots of time and especially, lots of money. Except it doesn’t have to – not when you can snag any of these 37 affordable products that’ll help your house look more put together in an instant!
Something as simple as changing up the pillow covers on your couch can make a huge difference in brightening things up and making your sofa look more alive. Or changing out the drawer pulls on your tired kitchen cabinets for a whole new look for very little money. Whether you want the prettiest peel and stick wallpaper to change up a room or the coolest shelves to add some good-looking storage space, here are 37 of the best products to make your house a home.
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This Peel And Stick Wallpaper Is So Easy To Use
Before you spend megabucks installing wallpaper you might not even like a few years down the line, try this peel and stick wallpaper that couldn’t be easier to use. My mom recently did her bathroom and it looks so good. The stuff goes up in a flash, and when you’re in the mood for a change it’s easy to swap out!
These Rug Grippers Keep Rugs In Place
These rug grippers are essential a) to keep rugs in place and b) to keep you sane. I can’t stand when my rugs slide around and get stuck under the couch or chairs or all lopsided while the kids are roughhousing. These simply stick onto the corners of your rug, then keep it securely in place thanks to the grippy surface.
This Mirror Adds Life To Any Space
If you need a quick fix to update any space, may I recommend this mirror? It comes in a bunch of sizes and it’d look great anywhere from a bathroom to an entryway to a bedroom. Its Scandinavian good looks play well with a bunch of decor styles, too, from boho to modern.
These Corduroy Pillow Covers Are So Cozy
Want an easy way to update your tired sofa that won’t cost a lot at all? Try these corduroy pillow covers that come in multiple sizes and a ton of colors to brighten things up around your place. They easily zip on and off for machine washability, which is great if you’ve got kids or pets. Or both, like me.
This Plant Stand Really Elevates Your Look
Sure, potted plants look pretty good on their own, but I love these modern plant stands to really elevate the look. They come in sizes to hold planter pots from 8 inches in diameter to 14 inches and can be used indoors or out. Reviewers love how easy they are to put together and the amazing quality you get for the inexpensive price!
These Pillows Make Your Bedroom Looks Like A Hotel
It’s amazing what a difference high-quality pillows can make, and this set from the Beckham Hotel Collection is the best of the best. The down-alternative filling is allergy-friendly and the stain-resistant design keeps them looking like new year after year.
This Sheet Set Is The Epitome Of Style and Comfort
Since we’re on the topic of upgrading your bedroom already, why not make your bed look and feel as amazing as possible with this sheet set? There’s a reason why it’s received more than 200,000 positive reviews. Choose from a variety of colors, patterns, and sizes.
These Drawer Pulls Make All The Difference
Kitchen cabinets are one of the most expensive things to update in your house. So don’t go whole hog and blow a fortune on all new cabinets, when what you really need is new drawer pulls. They make all the difference between a dated look and a modern one, and these classic bin pulls give you a timeless but on-trend look.
This Cord Organizer Is Genius
Ugly cords everywhere do not a beautiful house make. Try this cord organizer instead – simply thread your cords for various electronics through it, so they’re all bundled up instead of snaking all over the place. We have a similar one, and it’s made all the difference in how “tidy” things feel.
These Blackout Curtains Are Also Insulated
I swear by these blackout curtains. We have these exact ones in all of our bedrooms – they do a great job keeping the kids in bed longer in the AM, plus they’re insulated, which helps retain heat but also dampen noise from our busy street. They’re available in a plethora of colors and many sizes and lengths, so you can get a custom fit on the cheap!
These Under-Cabinet Lights Bring It To The Next Level
So you’ve cleaned, updated, and decorated and there’s still something missing. How about taking your home decor to the next level with under-cabinet lighting? It looks way more expensive than it actually is, and is totally functional as well as being a little fancy.
This Wood Polish Works Wonders
Don’t throw away that dresser or table with good bones just because the wood’s beat-up – try this wood polish to give it new life! As you can see in the before and after pic above, it’s pretty powerful stuff. Use it to take out water spots, scuffs, scratches, and more while adding much-needed moisture to the wood, so it looks great for a lot longer.
This Faux Monstera Plant Is Life
Monstera plants are so cute but can grow to literally monstrous sizes. Keep your plant life contained when you snag this faux monstera that’s just the right size for a desk, side table, or countertop and 100% looks like the real thing. It’s great in all kinds of rooms, from tropical to kids’ to modern.
These Picture Frames Make An Easy Gallery Wall
Gallery walls can be tricky, but this set of picture frames gives you a ton of options. The 10-piece set comes with 8x10s, 5x7s, and 4x6s so you can organize and rearrange to your heart’s content. It even comes with the hanging hardware to get the stuff on the wall, so no excuses – wall decor is finally going to happen!
These Velvet Pillow Covers Are So Luxe
These velvet pillow covers may be super luxe, but they don’t cost it! These are a quick and inexpensive way to inject new life into your space – they come in all colors and a bunch of sizes, too. I like these rectangular ones for chairs and have similar ones in my living room.
These Pillow Cushions Are So Worth It
If you snag some new pillow covers, chances are you’re gonna need pillow cushions to put inside them! These ones are totally inexpensive and come in a ton of sizes for all your pillow purchasing needs. Chances are the ones on your couch are currently a little worse for the wear, so get a refresh on the cheap and make everything look better.
This Sheepskin Rug Is So Versatile
I love the versatility of this faux sheepskin rug – you can throw it over a chair to cozy things up like I’ve done with our metal dining chairs, or use it in a kids’ room or the living room to make things cozy. It comes in a bunch of sizes so you can fit it into your space. I’m partial to the small 2×3 one since it can go literally anywhere, even layer on top of existing rugs or carpets!
These Kitchen Mats Pull Things Together
Kitchen rugs? But of course, when they’re non-slip and washable like these beauties. They really pull things together in a room that doesn’t get a lot of decor love, and they’re actually more comfortable to stand on while you’re at the sink or stove for long periods of time! They come in four colors – I love the gray.
These Wall Shelves Are Simply Sleek
You know that dead space over the toilet where you’d usually just throw up a picture or something so it’s not empty? Try these wall shelves instead. Not only are they functional – they can hold towels, your beauty essentials, candles, whatever you want – but they’re incredibly good-looking too. You’ll get a set of two you can stack or use in two different places; I like them as a group.
These Hanging Shelves Go With Everything
Do you have a coastal/beachy, boho, or eclectic style going on in your home? If so, this hanging shelf would look amazing with your decor. It’s perfect for that spot on the wall you don’t otherwise know how to fill, and it’s great for plants, pictures, objet d’art, or whatever else you want to display.
These Shelves Are Perfect In A Kid’s Room
I know these things to be true: kids’ rooms could always use some tidying, and kids always have a collection or five they want to display. These simple, modern wall shelves would be perfect in a kids’ room to show off whatever they’re interested in at the moment. I love that it’s an easy way to change out decor without making a huge effort.
These Boho Planters Are So Pretty
I can never have too many planter pots on my windowsills, desk, or outdoors, and these boho planters are just the thing. You get a set of two – a 4 inch and a 6 inch – for displaying together or breaking up the set. I’d use them to grow herbs on my windowsill for the freshest recipes!
These Faux Plants Are Pure Class
A little greenery goes a LONG way in adding life to space, but it can be so hard to maintain and keep plants alive. So many other things to remember, watering plants isn’t high on my list! That’s why I love these faux plants – you get a set of three cute topiaries you can place around the house or group together for more impact.
This Retro Clock Has So Much Personality
Sure, your microwave and stove likely come with clocks already built-in, but this retro wall clock has way more personality. We have a similar one in what used to be our dining room and is now our remote schooling space, and it’s really easy for the kids to read. I love how it comes in so. many. colors!
This Shower Caddy Tidies Things Up
If you aren’t lucky enough to have those built-ins to store hair and body wash like in all the home magazine pics (*raises hand*), try this shower caddy to tidy things up. It’s big enough to hold lots of bottles, and it has hooks for razors, loofahs, sponges, or whatever else needs storing. This will make a huge difference in how your shower looks – for the price, it’s totally worth it for a clean shower!
This Faux Fur Throw Blanket Is No Lightweight
If you want a much heavier throw blanket, try this luxe faux fur version that’ll keep you toasty whether it’s the middle of winter or your husband likes the AC too high. It comes in a bunch of colors and sizes – I love the smaller ones for the couch or curling up in a chair with a good book, and the larger ones for bed.
These String Lights Are Magical
String lights don’t have to go away when the holidays are over – I love them year-round as a magical, twinkly piece of decor that adds ambiance. You’ll get 200 LED lights on 66 feet of bendable copper wire so you can make cool shapes like rainbows, or spell a word. These fairy lights have over 12,000 stellar reviews right now on Amazon, too!
This Moon Nightlight Is Great For Kids
I’m in love with this cool moon nightlight that’d look great in kids’ rooms, but that’s not the only space I’d use it in! This would also be great on a bookshelf in the living room or on a side table to shed a little extra light on reading or add mood lighting while you’re watching TV. Turns out I’m not the only one who loves it – nearly 5,000 other reviewers give it top ratings, too.
These Outdoor Lanterns Are So Elegant
Think decor stops at the door? Think again! Even outdoor spaces need some love, and these solar lanterns are the perfect thing to liven up your patio, pool area, or backyard. The warm white LED lights are waterproof and totally powered by the sun so there’s no need for batteries or you know, actual flame.
This Hall Tree Is A Miracle Worker
If your (or your kids’) stuff is in a heap by the front door, you likely want some storage help. This hall tree is exactly what you need to keep things tidier, short of building a mudroom addition onto your house! This is a much more cost-effective way to get totally organized.
This Incense Burner Is So Pretty
How pretty is this incense burner that comes with 120 incense cones and 30 incense sticks? Some people just aren’t into candles or wax melts, so for the incense-lovers out there, you’re going to love this one. Reviewers rave about the design, how well it works, and its quality construction.
This Toothpaste Dispenser Is Such A Good Idea
Toothpaste tubes aren’t the most inspiring of decor items in the bathroom, but a necessary evil I guess. What can make them look better? This automatic toothpaste dispenser you can color-coordinate with your bathroom (pink, white or black) that smoothly delivers the perfect amount of paste onto your brush. This is life-changing if you have kids, who tend to use way too much and therefore get toothpaste on every bathroom surface.
This Bathroom Rug Is So Snuggly On Bare Toes
This oversized microfiber bathmat from Amazon basics is just about the snuggliest thing your feet will encounter straight out of the shower. It’s got a thoughtful non-slip backing so you don’t go sliding across the floor and comes in a bunch of pretty colors to coordinate with your bathroom. Wall-to-wall carpet in a bathroom is rather gross, but these throw rugs are just the ticket!
This Star Projector Is Out Of This World
Budding space enthusiasts and grown-ups alike will be entranced by this cool star projector that lets you have a million constellations right in your room. It’s a USB nightlight, so no batteries, and it’ll never run out of power! You can tighten or loosen to adjust the pattern and how many stars you see.
This Burrito Blanket Is Deliciously Fun
If you’ve ever wanted to wrap yourself up like a burrito and snuggle down, well, now’s your chance! This amazing burrito blanket is made from super-soft fleece that’ll keep you as cozy as a bug in a rug. It’s also available in pizza prints, but I’m partial to this yummy favorite.
These Macrame Plant Hangers Are So Cute
I love the look of macrame plant holders like these, but don’t have the time or talent to make them! Good thing you can buy them in a pack that even includes the hanging hardware – couldn’t be more convenient! Make a cool display in the corner of a room or space them out to decorate more area. The ceiling hooks are super easy to install, just screw them in! Perfect for renters, too.
This Word Clock Is So High Tech
If you prefer your clocks more high-tech, check out this word clock from Sharper Image. I’m definitely more of a words person than numbers, so this clock makes perfect sense to me. Why wouldn’t they all be like this? So helpful and informative.