27 Home Decor Upgrades You Can Get For $25 Or Less

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Because your house can be ballin’ on a budget too.

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1.

A rope basket to store blanket or trinkets, because your place looks nicer when it looks like everything has a place.


Amazon

Promising review: «I love this basket. We use it to store the living room throw blankets and pillows rather than having them pile up on the couch. It fits a lot, and the quality is good, not cheap looking/feeling. I can tell it’s the type of product that will last a long time. I would definitely consider buying from this brand again. The very minor downside is that it comes with a big crease from the way it’s packaged, but I’m sure it’ll go away after some time — no biggie.» —DHz

Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

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A small hanging mirror that will not only add a touch of flair to your wall, but it will also make your place look bigger as it reflects light.


Target

Promising review: «This is simple, beautiful, and the price can’t be beat. A glow up for any space. I was hesitant to write a review recommending it because I don’t want Target to run out of these. But… keeping my ethics in check to recommend. If this is your aesthetic, it delivers.» —jennymay

Get it from Target for $9.99.

3.

A set of floating shelves to take advantage of wasted space on your walls and show off any cool books, candles, or souvenirs you love.


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Promising review: «I’ve been looking everywhere for shelves like these but have had no luck. Anything I found was either too big or over $100. These are fantastic. They go perfectly in my bathroom and allow me extra shelving for things I can’t fit on the counter top. I’m buying another set or two for my living room. They’re super easy to hang, especially if you have a drill.» —Stephanie

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in five colors all under $25).

4.

Adhesive backsplash tiles – people will think you spent hundreds of dollars redoing your kitchen when all you did was peel it off and stick it to your kitchen wall (or shower or wherever else you want in your home).


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Promising review: «This is perfect for upgrade on a budget. These ’tiles’ have given my dull kitchen new life and withstood extreme cold and humidity (electrical issues) with no problem. I receive compliments all the time!» —Deidre Dennis

Get a set of six from Amazon for $18.98 (available in brown and blue/green).

5.

An indoor planter stand that sadly won’t remind you when you should water the plant inside, so don’t blame me when the stand still looks great but the plant inside looks a little questionable. We can’t all have a green thumb.


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Promising review: «I absolutely loooovveee this planter. It’s so cute and looks exactly as advertised. I love that it’s really versatile and looks great in my bathroom, my office, outside, my bedroom, and my kitchen. It’s so perfect and even if you have multiple, you can switch up the plants so that they look different. The gold accent is really what sets it apart, and it looks really great with the gold. You can use it for succulents or flowers or any other plants. I personally like using it for cacti and fake plants because I do not have a green thumb. The price is also fantastic for the quality. Definitely great!» —Jasmine Ball

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in two styles).

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A shelf to add some life to your walls. Yep, your stuff definitely looks better on the wall than in a pile on the counter. I guarantee it.


Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8+ (available in small and large and in black and cooper).

7.

A set of two velvet throw pillow covers because putting these on your couch will make you feel like you’re basically living at Buckingham Palace, I swear.


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These are just pillow covers, so don’t forget the pillow inserts, if you need them.

Promising review: «I love these pillowcases! They are way nicer than I expected for the price. They are soft, wash well, and look more expensive than the price. I’m super happy with my purchase. I was kinda iffy on buying them, but I went ahead and did it because I knew I could return them if I didn’t like them, but I was actually pleasantly surprised.» —Amanda

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in eight sizes and 32 colors).

8.

An entryway organizer perfect to put by your front door so you have a place to store your mail instead of just letting it pile up on your counter or kitchen table forever.


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Promising review: «This is really handy. It really reduced my key hunting time. It’s also great to stage your mail or small items such as sunglasses. It’s good quality» —Jack M.

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

9.

An LED light strip to turn your mirror into a vanity worthy of a big Hollywood star. Plus, you’ll be able to do a much better job on your makeup when you have good lighting on your face.


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Promising review: «It looks beautiful on my new vanity! The brightness is incredible, and I love the dimmer feature. To line my mirror, I used about half the roll, and I wish it came with another plug/dimmer for the second half! I’ll definitely be ordering them. The light is strong, and shows you ALL imperfections (which I guess is the point, but wow, surprise!!) I am now hooked, and I’m telling my husband all the things in our home that HAVE to be lined with lights!» —Jenni P.

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

10.

A geometric wire photo frame designed to add a little dimension to your decor.


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Promising review: «Can I just say I love this picture frame. It looks much more expensive than it was, and everybody that sees it compliments it! It makes me way too happy. Happier than a picture frame should. It makes me want to go buy a bunch of other stuff from Umbra because it is all very cool.» —Monica Wood

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in six colors and sizes 4×4, 4×6, 5×7, 8×10, and multi).

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And a gold wire photo wall frame to showcase photos, mementos, and other small trinkets.


World Market

Promising review: «I love this! I put this on my bedroom wall for photos, cards, and inspiration pictures. It’s easy to hang, looks great, doesn’t take up too much space, and comes with the clips. It’s easy to change out the photos too.» —lori

Get it from World Market for $19.99.

12.

A faux fur throw you can toss on your couch, a chair, or basically anywhere else you’d like to feel 10 times cozier.


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Promising review: «I bought two and love them, thrown over my leather furniture. They are easy to clean and look far more expensive than what I paid for. I would give six stars, if possible.» —carlamari

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in six colors).

13.

A set of peel and stick floor tiles designed to make it super easy to redo your floor, without spending a lot of time or money.


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The tiles are water-resistant and washable. To apply, just peel the backing and stick to a clean floor. You don’t need any special tools or even grout.

Promising review: «I’ve only had these on my bathroom floor for a month or so, but they seem like they’ll hold up. They were a bit of a pain in the ass to cut, but I didn’t have the best tools or patience. The price is bananas for how good these look! They really transformed the room for cheap.» —Amazon Customer

Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $9.98.

14.

A static cling decorative window film perfect if you live a little too close to your neighbors or have big windows in rooms that probably don’t need big windows.


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The film is glue-free and reusable. It blocks 98% of UV rays and glare and also provides more than 95% privacy. It can be used on any smooth and clean surface. And it’s easy to apply. All you have to do is remove the backing, spray soapy water on the window you’re applying it to, press the film on, and use a squeegee to remove any excess water.

Promising review: «I was looking for something to provide privacy to our front door sidelights, without blocking the natural light. This looks great! It’s subtle and classy looking. It was very easy to apply as long as you get your measurements correct. I had to do six small windows, so after I made sure the first one would fit, I used that as my template for the remaining windows. The film goes on just like a window cling. So easy!» —SarahHK

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five sizes).

15.

A set of five petite glass vases because flowers in tiny vases are just so much cuter than they are in regular-sized ones.


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Promising review: «These little vases look great holding fresh, artificial, or dried flowers or herbs. Alone or in groups on a night stand or a luncheon table, you can enjoy their pretty colors and designs.» —C. Gaj

Get the set from Amazon for $19.95 (available in six styles).

16.

A set of minimalist wood hooks to put your coats on rather than just throwing them on the floor.


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Promising review: «Me: I’m going to put hooks on the back of the door.

Wife: No you’re not. No hooks, nothing, nada, never.

Me: Here are the hooks for the back of the door.

Wife: Oh, those are so nice!!» —Ihaveopinions

Get a set of two from Amazon for $16.49 (available in two finishes).

17.

A beautiful runner with a boho-chic feel you can add to your entrance way to give that area the breath of life it deserves.


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Promising review: «This rug came rolled up in thick plastic, and the quality and colors are just perfect. For the price, this rug is great. It blends well with my decor, and I like the fact that it is soft but seems durable. It’s easy to vacuum to clean. If you are looking for a nice looking not expensive rug, this is what you need.» —Martha

Get it from Amazon for $24.74 (available in two styles and 28 sizes not under $25).

18.

An under cabinet light that will help ~illuminate~ your space so it looks and feels brighter, which in turn will improve your mood.


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The light does require three AAA batteries that are not included. It has a manual on/off button and is magnetic but also has adhesive and permanent mounting options.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $10.

19.

A floral curtain to add a bit of privacy without sacrificing any oh-so-precious daylight.


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Promising review: «These are beautiful and so different! Everybody wants to know where I bought them!» —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $6.98 (available in nine styles).

20.

Photo clip string lights that will not only add some ambience to the room but also give you a place to display all your favorite pictures that make you smile.


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The lights come with 20 clear photo clips that emit warm white light. It requires three AA batteries that are not included.

Promising review: «My daughter absolutely loves this in her room! The lights don’t get overheated and haven’t burnt out yet. The clips hold the pictures perfectly without damaging them or being too loose. This is a great purchase!» —Shelley

Get the 20-LED set for $10.99 (also available in 30-, 40-, and 50- LED, all under $25).

21.

A marble self-adhesive film to make every surface look 100x fancier and help ensure that you get your security deposit back when you move out.


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The film is made from vinyl/PVC film and is water-resistant. To apply, you cut the film to the size you need, remove the backing paper, put it on any dry and flat surface using a D-C-Fix smoother, and it will look as good as new.

Promising review: «Wow!!! I can’t believe how much this brightened up our bathroom!! The paper is very thick and seems very durable!! It looks beautiful! It is mostly easy to install. Just takes some patience. I watched videos on how other people did it first before attempting it myself which I think really helped!! Using a blow dryer to smooth it on helps prevent bubbles from getting caught underneath the paper. This cheap update made such a difference!!!»—Anna F.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven sizes).

22.

A gold terrarium you can use as a home for a few succulents or as a unique piece of storage. The possibilities are endless.


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I bought a terrarium a couple years ago, and instead of putting plants in it (I do *not* have a green thumb), I decided to use it for lipstick. It makes them look cooler sitting on the top of my dresser. Some people have asked me if it’s hard to get them out, but I’ve never had a problem.

Get it from Amazon for $23.98.

23.

A simple floor lamp that includes an LED bulb and has an adjustable gooseneck so you can get light exactly where you need it.


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Promising review: «I was apprehensive because this lamp cost so little, but it is really nice. It’s the perfect height for reading while sitting (and with adjustable gooseneck so aim can be adjusted). I like that the standard bulb socket allows for using any LED bulb. Unlike most lamps of this style, with cords that dangle from the socket, here the cord is inside the pole, so it has a nice clean look.» —harlingford

Get it from Amazon for $23.11.

24.

An antique decorative mirror tray you’ll feel super fancy putting your keys on when you get home. Then, when you’re ready to leave again, you’ll know exactly where they are. Imagine that.


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Promising review: «I’ve been on the hunt for a vanity tray, but they’re all so pricy. Not going to lie, when I saw this I was like ‘no way this is going to be that nice for that price.’ I can let you know I happily was surprised! It’s perfect! I want every color now!» —Jess & mike

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in gold and silver).

25.

A floral medallion tapestry to give your walls new life, which is great if you rent and can’t paint the walls — or you just don’t want to.


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

Promising review: «This is so pretty and very well-made. It was very easy to hang and came with everything I needed. I was worried about the quality since it is such a great price, but I was pleasantly surprised, and I am thinking about buying one for my spare bedroom. I bought the blue, and it matches my gray theme throughout the apartment. If you live where you can’t change the wall color, it is a great option for decorating on a budget. It turned these drab walls into something colorful and pretty.» —Debby R.

Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in medium and large and in four colors).

26.

An table lamp you can turn on before you turn off the overhead lights so you have a bit of light when you get into bed instead of just diving in the dark and hoping for the best.


Home Depot

Promising review: «The size is perfect for a two-drawer nightstand. The bottom has a soft smooth surface. I like the switch. It is an easy push button. I used electrical tape to adhere it to the back of the nightstand for easy accessibility. It gives lots of light for a minimalist lamp. It’s very effective without taking over the room with style and light.» —Delilah McCullough

Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

27.

A folding storage ottoman you can fill with all the random stuff in your living room you’re not sure what to do with and then use as a footrest or extra seating. We love multi-purpose items.


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Promising review: «This ottoman is very useful. It doesn’t have a tray, but if you turn the lid, it can be used as a tray. It’s not very big, but I can rest and put my feet there. We can even sit to take pictures, and I store the blankets of the children in there. It’s good for the price. I even ordered a second one.» —marisa caballero

Get it from Amazon for $19.98 (available in four colors).

You home upgrade will be *almost as great at Cinderella’s glow up.


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*Sorry, nothing will ever really top this transformation.

The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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