If you’ve spent as much time looking at the same four walls since we first started quarantine, you’re not alone. Things need a little livening up around here, and what better way than with affordable home decor updates that add tons of style but won’t break the bank?
I love how everything on this list can seamlessly be incorporated into your existing decor. There’s something for every room and even places where you wouldn’t think to add a dose of style (think office accessories or your bathroom floor) are covered!
Whether you need more storage options or a colorful wall accent to spice things up, you’ll find it on this list of 37 home decor upgrades for 2021 you can get for under $35.
This Cloud Key Ring Holder Is So Cheerful
I don’t know about you, but I’m always losing my keys the minute I put them down, poof! This cloud key holder is an adorable way to stay organized – strong magnets in the cloud hold keys tight, so you don’t have to worry about them dropping. I’d put it right in my “drop zone” inside the front door and always know exactly where my keys are, especially when I’m running late!
These Swedish Dishtowels Are Multipurpose Wonders
We go through so many paper towels here; it’s kind of embarrassing. It was especially a pain in the butt when there were no paper goods to be found in the early days of the pandemic last year! Then I stumbled upon these Swedish dishtowels that are kitchen workhorses. They can dry produce, scrub dishes, and clean counters with ease, and they come in a bunch of cheery prints that look great in your kitchen.
These Stackable Trays Are So Handy And Stylish
I can always use more tools to help me stay organized, and even better if they’re as stylish as these stackable trays! You can configure them any way you want and use them stacked together or separately to hold all manner of bits and bobs. Reviewers love the quality and versatility – you can use them for anything from serving cheese and crackers to holding loose change or jewelry.
This Marble Contact Paper Transforms Everything
This marble contact paper is truly a miracle worker – use it on desktops to give your workspace a whole new look, on kitchen counters to cover up the chipped or ugly laminate, or even as a laptop cover to protect your tech. It couldn’t be simpler to apply, either – just peel and stick! This stuff has over 20,000 reviews for great looks and ease of use.
This Tissue Box Holder Is Adorable
How cute is this tissue box holder that looks like a little house with tissue “smoke” coming out of the chimney? It makes a mundane box of Kleenex look like a piece of modern, minimalist, Scandi-inspired decor by just popping it over the top of the box! It’ll look right at home on your counter, shelves, or anywhere you need to store tissues.
These Twinkle Lights Are Magical
Want to add an instant dose of ambiance, romance, and fun? Try these pretty twinkle lights that hang in a curtain of stars. These wildly popular lights brighten up any room you put them in, and over 42,000 glowing reviews back them up!
These Floating Shelves Can Go In Any Room
I need less storage, said no one ever. If you need a place to perch your stuff, try these cool floating shelves that can be installed up or down to customize your display. They come in a set of three, so you can use them in a group or separately, and they look great in any space. Clear up clutter and organize your stuff in style, say nearly 6,000 happy reviewers.
These Stairway Stickers Add Interest
Staircases are one of the last places you think of when decorating your house, but these cool stairway stickers prove otherwise! Simply peel and stick them on stair risers to add a whole new look to your space. And they come in a bunch of cool prints, from beachy to books.
This Peel And Stick Backsplash Looks Legit
We had our backsplash done a few years ago, and after seeing the eye-watering cost of tiles and labor, it made me wish I saw this peel and stick version first. These easy to apply tiles look like the real deal, and you can do it yourself in a few hours. Give your kitchen an instant upgrade on the cheap – great for rentals, too!
This Rainbow Cutlery Is Gorgeous
Think silverware has to be well, silver? Think again with this gorgeous rainbow cutlery that livens up any mealtime! You get a set of 20 pieces or a set for four for $20 – a total steal in my book.
This Toilet Light Brightens Up Your Night
We end up leaving the bathroom light on all night for the kids, so they don’t hurt themselves on the way to a midnight bio break, but it’s a total waste of electricity, and the bills add up when we do that on the daily. A much better idea? This motion-activated toilet light lets them see where they’re going and can glow in a ton of pretty colors!
This Wall Sticker Jazzes Up Any Room
I love these wall stickers for adding a quick dose of style to any room. This floral print is gorgeous, and it’s super easy to apply – peel and stick! The cool thing about this one is you can arrange the flowers any way you like, whether you want to copy the design in the picture or spread out the flowers on multiple walls.
This Ergonomic Set Adds Style To Your Desk
I love when something handy is also nice to look at, such as is the case with this desktop set of ergonomic set of wrist rests. Mine is basic black, but I’m in love with this pretty aqua color to liven up my desk. You’ll not only be working more stylishly but a whole lot more comfortably, too, thanks to the gel design!
This Fluffy Rug Is Beyond Cozy
Need an instant dose of warmth and coziness in any room? Try this super fluffy rug that can go anywhere from bedrooms to bathrooms. It comes in 12 pretty colors and has over 3,000 glowing reviews for quality and unbelievable softness. Bonus: it’s machine washable!
These Wall Hooks Are Minimalist Perfection
Extra wall hooks are always handy to have, whether you need more bathroom towel storage or are constructing an entryway drop zone for coats and the like. These sleek, minimalist wooden ones do the job in style and are heavy-duty enough actually to hold substantial things. You’ll get a pack of two, so you can customize to your storage needs!
This Pom Pom Throw Is Adorable
We could all use a little comfort these days, and what better way than with this beyond-cute pom pom throw? It comes in multiple sizes, from throw to bed blanket and in a bunch of colors to match any decor. It has nearly 9,000 reviews for style and quality, too!
These Velvet Pillow Covers Add Comfort And Style
Living with kids, I have a new appreciation for velvet pillow covers. They can stand up to everything from spills to pillow fights, and they look amazing no matter how much abuse they take. This set of two covers comes in 32 colors and seven sizes, so you’re sure to find one that matches your decor and pillow shape!
These Faux Succulents Give Your Space Life
Is there something worse than a black thumb? Because if there is, #itme. That’s why I love these faux succulents that are even easier to care for than the real thing – forget watering or any kind of attention besides maybe the occasional wipe-down to get rid of any dust. They’ll add a much-needed dose of green to any space and look great for basically ever.
This Cotton Basket Is So Versatile
I love a good basket for holding anything from a gamut of toys to extra throw blankets. This cotton basket is not only beautiful, so it’ll look great in any room you choose, from nurseries to living rooms – you could even use it as a laundry basket if you were so inclined. I love the two-tone neutral that manages to be interesting but subtle enough to go with any decor!
These Measuring Cups Are Adorable
Have you ever seen measuring cups this cute? I have not. The brightly painted, cheerful cups come in sizes from 1/4 cup to 1.5 cups, so they’re super useful for measuring precise amounts. These are so pretty I’d leave them on display on my countertop all the time!
This Metal Basket Holds It All
I love metal baskets like these to hold all manner of stuff, from art supplies to things in the pantry. This one comes in small or medium sizes to customize to your storage needs, and it’s available in black or bronze to coordinate with your decor. I like that it’s not just the standard grid pattern but something a little more elegant than utilitarian.
This Jewelry Holder Is Sleekly Stylish
I have this jewelry stand, and let me tell you, it’s as useful as it is gorgeous. It easily holds my collection, from necklaces to bracelets, and I use the sleek bottom to hold earrings since it has a handy raised edge. It has over 5,300 glowing reviews for a cumulative 5-star rating, so you know it’s gonna be good!
This Lamp Can Go Anywhere
In need of a little more light in your bedroom or living room? Try this metallic geometric lamp to brighten up dark corners. It’s the perfect size for bedside or end tables. It comes in gold, silver, or rose gold, so it’s sure to make an impact wherever you place it!
These Food Storage Containers Are Ideal For Countertop Display
We’re getting a new puppy soon (eeee!) and I need a place to store all the treats he’s going to get for being such a good boy. These food storage containers jumped out at me since they’re neutral but they’re also interesting enough that they’ll look great displayed on the counter. They come in a set of three, are airtight and food safe, and have great reviews for holding a good amount of product and being so nice to look at.
This Doorstop is Coastal Cool
Doorstops are one of those things you don’t really think about, but they can have an actual decorative impact on your space. I love this coastal cool one for beach-inspired decor, but really it’s versatile enough to go with any style you’ve got going on. It comes in ivory or navy blue rope, so you can choose whether you’d like it to stand out or blend in with your door.
This Farmhouse Style Fruit Basket Is Amazing
I’m a big fan of modern farmhouse style, and this fruit basket is just another way to extend that aesthetic! It’ll hold a ton of fruit in its two tiers and look great on your counter while doing so. I love it when handy items also double as cool decor.
This Chalkboard Is So Cute
I love using a chalkboard in the kitchen, whether to write the weekly family dinner menu or celebrate holidays and birthdays with a cute note and drawing. This rustic one comes in two sizes, so it’ll fit in any space and can be propped up with a stand or hung on the wall. Reviewers love how easy it is to clean – try it with liquid chalk markers, too, for even easier writing!
This Power Strip Is Actually Attractive
Power strips are a necessary evil, but they’re a bit of an eyesore. But I actually found an attractive one! The wood tones are amazing and can coordinate with your existing decor, so they blend in seamlessly.
This Bathroom Accessory Set Is Too Cool
It’s rare to find a bathroom accessory set that really revs my engine, but this cool navy and white one really does! You’ll get a soap dispenser, a container with a lid, cup, and soap dish, so your counter will look fabulous. They also come in a pretty blush color with white designs, but I like this version’s graphic impact.
These Bookends Are Tres Chic
Paris is always a good idea, even on your bookshelf. These Eiffel Tower bookends are a great addition to your library and will hold your books in style whether they’re on a shelf or a table. Tres chic, non?
These Flower Pens Are A Breath Of Fresh Air
Who says your office supplies can’t enhance your home decor? These gorgeous flower pens are a breath of fresh air for your desk. They’re gel, so they’ll write smoothly with no skipping, and the flowers even change color when exposed to sunlight to create pretty pastel shades!
These Waterproof Tea Lights Are Perfect For Baths
I love lighting candles in the bathroom, but I wouldn’t say I like having to babysit them so my house doesn’t accidentally go up in flames. These waterproof tea lights are the perfect solution – I can float them in the bath for a magical effect without worrying about burning anything. They come in a set of 24 little lights, so they’ll really turn your bathroom into an at-home spa!
This Bath Caddy Is So Handy
Super hot, long baths are my saving grace, and until now, I didn’t think there was a way they could get any more enjoyable. It turns out they can! Thanks to this bamboo bath caddy, I can prop up my device to binge watch in the bath, rest my glass of wine, and even have a candle to add some ambiance. Pure bliss!
This Toilet Paper Holder Is Un-baa-lievable
Running out of toilet paper at a critical time is always an ordeal, especially if there’s no one else in the house that can fetch you a roll! That’s why I love this cute sheep toilet paper holder, since it can hold so many rolls, you’ll always have one on hand. He can stand freely on the floor or you can attach him to the wall to keep your space open.
This Modern Bathmat Livens Up Your Bathroom
Don’t forget the bathroom floor when you’re thinking about home decor! This modern bathmat screams style and the high pile design means it’ll be super soft on your feet when you step out of the bath. I love the multiple colors so that you can match it with a pattern in your shower curtain or with your wall tiles.
This Automatic Toothpaste Dispenser Is Living In The Future
Are you still squeezing your toothpaste onto your toothbrush manually? Don’t worry; there’s a whole new way to do the job with this automatic toothpaste dispenser you can easily wall mount. This will be super handy if you have kids since they always seem to squeeze half the tube out every time they brush!
This File Folder Is A Joy To Behold
Office supplies don’t have to be boring, especially when they’re doing something odious like holding your tax paperwork. Pretty things up with this floral file folder that comes with colored stickers to delineate the different tabs. Over 1,700 reviewers love it for everything from work projects to organizing paperwork at home in style.