If You're Cheap But Want A Nicer Home, You'll Love These 45 Things

Solutions that are useful, beautiful — and under budget.

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As someone who loves to thrift and DIY, I’m always looking for ways to create my dream home without blowing my budget. Amazon is the best source of versatile decor, furniture, and storage solutions that make your home feel peaceful and luxurious. The best part? A lot of my favorite products from Amazon are affordable and highly rated.

Having a home that looks like a million dollars doesn’t have to cost a million dollars. I’ve done the heavy lifting so that this list of 44 things is packed with budget-friendly options for a gorgeous home.


A Set Of Cooling Pillows That Rival A Hotel Bed

Rest in the lap of luxury with these cooling pillows that are designed to make you feel like you’re sleeping at a hotel. They’re made of 100% cotton and covered in gel-filled fiber covers that are fade- and stain-resistant. Each pillow is constructed with a double-stitched seam that ensures the pillows hold their shape over time. This set of two pillows is a great option if you struggle with allergies since it’s made with chemical-free down alternative. Whether you sleep on your back, side, or stomach, this pillow will contour to your body as your drift away to dreamland. Plus you can machine wash them on a delicate cycle with cold water and lay them out to dry.


The Warm Quilted Comforter For Less Than $40

This down-alternative comforter can completely change the look and comfort of your space, for less than you think. It’s made of ultra-soft microfiber polyester, which is soft, noiseless, and lightweight. Use it as a stand-alone comforter or insert it into your favorite duvet. It comes in five colors, as well as twin, full, queen, king, and California king sizes. The box-stitch construction keeps the comforter smooth, so it never bunches up. It’s machine washable — just make sure the water is cold and you dry it at a low temperature. It’s earned more than 7,300 reviews and a 4.7-star rating.


A Cooling Mattress Topper That Feels Luxurious

This mattress pad cover is ultra-comfortable and even has cooling properties to keep your temperature regulated. With more than 40,000 reviews, one reviewer said it was the perfect solution to cooling down her hot memory foam mattress. It features diamond quilt seams and fits mattresses up to 21-inches thick. The machine-washable pad is filled with a fluffy down-alternative fill and comes in five mattress sizes.


A Soy Candle That Eliminates Pet Odors At Home

Pets are part of the family, but they don’t always smell like a rose. This soy wax candle is designed to eliminate pet odors that you’ll find in a litter box and lingering in your home — unlike sprays that just mask the smell. It’s available in 26 scents, including bamboo water mint, lilac, pumpkin spice, and fresh citrus. This candle is made of 100% natural soy wax that’s free of paraffins or petroleum, plus it has a cotton wick. You can burn this hand-poured candle with confidence knowing it is safe for you and your pet. They burn for 60 hours, and the glass jar is reusable.


These Buttery Soft Bedsheets With 250,000+ Reviews

These microfiber bedsheets are affordable and highly rated with more than 211,000 reviews. They’re made of brushed microfiber, so they are breathable and feel soft and silky. The four-piece set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases. The fitted sheet has deep pockets and elastic to wrap all the way around your mattress and stay put. These low-maintenance sheets are resistant to fading, stains, and shrinking, so they stay luxurious and soft. They’re available in dozens of solid colors and patterns.


The Bamboo Corner Shelf With Three Tiers

Make the most of your entire space with this three-tier corner shelf that offers additional storage and decor to any room. This shelf features three bamboo shelves and sturdy metal legs, and it has a customizable design that’s perfect for office desks, kitchen counters, or awkward corner spaces. It comes with four removal hooks for hanging towels, utensils, or keys and it’s free-standing so you can move it around if you change your mind. The affordable piece comes in three sizes and three colors. “I was looking for a shelf that could fit in the corner of my bathroom sink to hold lotions and makeup and things. This little shelf does the job. It was easy to assemble and fits nicely in the corner of my sink and wall.”


These Blackout Curtains That Come In 25 Colors

If you’re looking for blackout curtains that are stylish, these triple-layered curtains are for you — in addition to blocking out annoying light, they come in 25 colors. The polyester set has a black liner layer that, even if you choose a light-colored curtain, blocks 90% to 100% of light and twice as much sound as typical one-layer curtains. These curtains have a 4.7-star rating and more than 62,000 reviews. You can wash these in your machine, too.


This Two-Tier Turntable Made Of Beautiful Bamboo

This bamboo lazy Susan is convenient, sturdy, and stylish, so you can leave it out on your counters without it messing up your home’s aesthetic. It has two tiers that each spin 360 degrees with ease, with three pegs that fit into pre-drilled holes to make assembly a breeze. Each tier has a rim to keep items from sliding off. It measures 10 inches in diameter and serves as the perfect spot for storing spices, produce, or even essential oils.


This Fancy Hotel-Inspired Automatic Soap Dispenser

Turn your bathroom into a luxurious hotel-inspired space with this soap dispenser that’s battery-powered to automatically work when you put your hand under it. It holds 12 ounces of soap and has a versatile white finish that’s stylish and goes with any style. The waterproof design takes four AAA batteries, which are not included. It offers a contactless way to wash your hands, which can help cut down on possible cross-contamination of germs. Plus it’s fancy and fun to use.


The Measuring Cube With 19 Measurements In One

Toss aside those clunky sets of measuring spoons and cups, and cut down on the clutter in your kitchen with this all-in-one measuring cube that has 19 different measurements. You can use it to measure powders, liquids, and grains, and even put it in the microwave and the dishwasher. It has both metric and U.S. measurements. One reviewer noted, “This cube has been amazing, I don’t have to wash a million utensils over and over, it’s very easy to use, easy to clean and it’s very handy to use for when I’m meal prepping for the week.”


A Cable Management Box That’s Surprisingly Stylish

As a perfect example of a storage solution that adds tasteful style, this cable management box sports a minimalist aesthetic while providing a place to hide bulky power strips and tangled cords. It features large outlet holes on either end as well as smaller ones to suit all manner of charging cables. The wooden lid keeps out dust and debris and doubles as a perfect place to set your charging phone or tablet.


These Drawer Dividers For Custom, Affordable Storage

Custom organization usually comes with a hefty price tag, but these adjustable bamboo drawer organizers are inexpensive and easy to use. One pack gets you four spring-loaded dividers that you can put into your sock, junk, or clothing drawers. They are made of bamboo, which is durable and looks nice, and at the end of each divider is a non-slip rubber pad to lock it into place. The dividers expand from 13.25 inches to 17 inches to fit your drawers perfectly. Create individual compartments for your underwear or socks, or kitchen utensils like spatulas, knives, and spoons.


This Decorative Window Film For Style And Privacy

Windows in your home can bring lots of natural light but also unwanted eyes. If you love the light but need a little more privacy, these decorative window clings are the perfect solution. In addition to obscuring the view inside of your home, these also block up to 96% of UV rays to protect your skin and your furniture. They’re made from easy-to-clean vinyl and feature a mosaic pattern that makes different color effects when the light hits it. They cling to the window using static, so they’re easy to remove and won’t leave a sticky residue.


A 6-Pack Of LED Puck Lights For Easy Custom Lighting

Add these wireless LED puck lights anywhere you could use a bit more light without the hassle (and expense) of installing a new electrical system and lighting. This pack comes with six dimmable lights that are remote controlled. The lights run on AAA batteries (that are not included) and can be put on a 10-, 30-, 60-, or 120-minute timer to automatically shut off and save energy. They give off 120 lumens of bright natural white light, are lightweight, and come with an adhesive magnet that attaches to the back of the light so you can stick these pucks where you really need them like your closet, hallway, or over your stove.


A Knife Block That Fits Inside A Drawer

This knife block is designed to store your entire knife set in a drawer to avoid the typical chunky (and less aesthetically pleasing) wood block that can take up half your countertop. This one is 17 inches long and 2 inches high, so it easily sits in a standard-size drawer and can hold as many as 15 knives. It’s made of bamboo, and therefore is super strong and will last for years to come. This popular block has earned more a 4.7-star overall rating after more than 3,000 reviews.


An Absorbent Shaggy Bathroom Rug in 13 Colors

It seems like bathroom rugs are either designed to look cute or absorb water, but never both — until now. This plush shaggy bathroom rug is made of chenille and comes in 13 colors and three sizes. It has an anti-skid backing that keeps the rug in place, even when it’s wet. The thick-pile rug feels heavenly when you step out of the shower, but is designed to absorb major splashes. When it’s time to clean it, just toss it in the washing machine and then tumble dry it. This rug has earned more than 7,000 reviews and a 4.5-star rating.


These Patterned Slip Covers To Upcycle Old Chairs

Give those old and tired chairs a much-needed facelift without busting the budget with these stretchy seat covers. This pack comes with four covers that are available in 15 patterns and colors. They’re made of polyester and spandex and stretch to fit chairs between 14 and 19 inches in width and depth, and up to 2 inches in height. Discrete straps secure the chair covers in seconds to give new life to old chairs. And if they get dirty, easily remove the covers and wash them by hand or on a gentle cycle in the washing machine. For less than $20 you can completely transform your dining space or even buy chairs secondhand and customize them to your liking.


A Customizable Paper Towel Holder That’s Modern

This stainless steel paper towel holder sits underneath your cabinet to stay out of the way, yet always in reach. Install the mount vertically or horizontally by either using the included adhesive on smooth surfaces or screws on rough surfaces. The best part? It’s only $15 — and it’s rustproof and available in matte black and brushed nickel. One reviewer cited, “Great adhesive, looks great, handles a full roll of paper towel too. No cons, can't think of a single one ... I am very happy with the purchase.”


These Slim Velvet Hangers That Can Hold Up To 10 Pounds

Though these velvet hangers boast a slim profile (which allows you to fit more clothing in your closet, by the way), they, in fact, can hold up to 10 pounds making them perfect for anything from breezy blouses to bulky coats. The velvet material keeps clothing from falling to the closet floor and the contour shoulder line helps maintain shape. Choose from three neutral color options (black, burgundy, and ivory) to give your closet a uniform and chic look.


A Set Of Drawer Organizer Trays In A Modern Clear Finish

Bring order to chaotic drawers using these drawer organizer trays. They’re constructed of sturdy, clear plastic that lends drawers a sleek and streamlined look as well as working to separate items without making your drawers look overcrowded. Each set includes 14 trays in four sizes that are perfect for accommodating anything from cutlery to cosmetics to craft supplies.


A Sleek Toilet Paper Stand With A Convenient Shelf

Your guests will love this sleek yet practical toilet paper stand. It holds four rolls at a time and has a convenient shelf to secure your phone, wipes, or tissues. The stable organizer is easy to assemble — you won’t need any tools. It’s made of metal with a smooth coating that prevents rust and looks modern in any bathroom. It’s available in bronze, black, and silver, and unlike other toilet paper stands, is designed to stand taller, making it easier for your back.


These Wall-Mounted Shower Caddies For Storage

These corner shower caddies make it easier to store your shower products in an organized way, while saving space. This pack comes with two caddies that are made of rustproof stainless steel and have deep baskets for securing full-size bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and soap. Each caddy comes with a strong adhesive that keeps it in place and is designed with ventilated slats that allow water to easily drain out, reducing the likeliness of mold or bacteria. Stack the shelves on top of each other or use them in separate spaces to keep your many toiletries well organized.


This High-Pressure Showerhead That Filters Water

Step into a shower that feels more like a day at the spa with a showerhead that delivers a high-pressure stream and filters chemicals out of your water. It has a multi-layer filtration system and 60 silicone nozzles that remove excess minerals that can create buildup and residue on your skin and hair. It’s made of stainless steel, which is highly resistant to rust — and attaches to most standard showers without tools (simply screw it into place). Choose between chrome or black.


These Open-Ended Hangers Designed For Pants

These open-ended hangers make it easy to store pants, skirts, linens, and accessories like scarves that don’t stay put on regular hangers. This pack includes 20 non-slip hangers that have a rubber coating and rust-proof metal construction. The ends of the hangers are designed with covers to avoid snags and tears. They’ve earned nearly 8,000 reviews and a 4.8-star review.


An Affordable Organizer To Customize Your Closet

This fabric closet organizer is designed to hold clothing that you would ordinarily fold, like sweaters or jeans, so you can build a custom closet at a reasonable price. There are five cubbies in the organizer and two hooks that hang onto your closet rod. It even has mesh side pockets to hold small accessories, like belts, hats, or scarves.


A Sleek Shower Shelf To Display Products

This sleek shower caddy displays all your products neatly — turning a cluttered bathroom into one that resembles your favorite spa. It’s made of stainless steel and hangs on the wall with a super sticky adhesive, so you don’t need any tools. It can hold up to 15 pounds and has a deep enough basket to store shampoo, conditioner, liquid soap, and more. The rust-proof caddy includes four removable hooks for hanging razors or washcloths.


The Shelf Dividers For Custom Storage On A Budget

Customize your closet shelves without paying a fortune with these inexpensive shelf dividers. They slide onto shelves and stand up without any additional screws or installation. This pack of two dividers is made of non-woven fabric and strong steel supports that measure 12 inches high. They’re perfect for small closets or bathrooms where you need more room to stack towels, washcloths, linens, or clothing. The best part? If you change your mind, just slide the dividers off the shelf without any damage.


A Set Of Nested Mixing Bowls That Come With Their Own Lids

If you’re an avid cook or baker, you will be obsessed with how these highly rated nested mixing bowls will make your time spent in the kitchen so much easier. Constructed of stain and odor-resistant glass, they come in a set of four sizes ranging from small to large. But the real perk lies in the fact they each have their own airtight lid which allows you to prep items and easily store them. Think: creating fruit compote or proofing bread dough to name just a few possibilities.


The Makeup Organizer To Display Products Like Ulta

How fun is it to stroll the aisles of Sephora or Ulta, looking at beautiful products? Display your favorite beauty products at home with this 360-degree rotating organizer. It’s made of acrylic and can be adjusted to different heights to accommodate bottles and tubes of all sizes. The organizer can hold at least 60 makeup brushes, 30 skin care products, and other accessories including lipsticks, nail polish, and eyeliner. It fully disassembles and can be easily cleaned. Choose among three shades: transparent, black, or white.


These Airtight Food Storage Containers To Keep Pantry Items Fresh

Maintain the freshness of your favorite lentils, rice, or cereal when you opt for these food storage containers that include a locking airtight lid with a rubber seal. The under-$30 set includes six BPA-free canisters that are easy to fill with the contents quickly identified thanks to customizable and reusable chalkboard labels.


A Flexible Cable Sleeve To Hide Unsightly Cords

These cable sleeves are an inexpensive and versatile solution to hiding computer cords in your space and keeping cords out of your baby or pet’s reach. This flexible sleeve is 63 inches long (but can easily be cut down) and can hold up to 10 cords at a time. The reversible sleeve is black on one side and white on the other to match your space, plus the sleeves close using Velcro instead of a zipper. Use it in your home office, to organize TV cords, or to manage camera equipment. For just $13, you can say goodbye to clutter and organize those cords to make your home feel polished and tidy.


The Coffee Drawer To Organize Your K-Cups

This coffee pod drawer is the easiest way to store your favorite coffee pods. Stock it with up to 36 coffee pods, and add a variety so you can pick your favorite each day. You can even place your K-cup coffee machine on top of this convenient coffee pod drawer to save counter space. This organizer has nearly 88,000 reviews and a 4.8-star rating.


The Sofa Slipcover That Comes In 38 Colors

This stretchy sofa cover slips over couches to keep drinks, pets, and everyday use from wearing down expensive furniture — or to disguise furniture you would rather not see. It comes in three sizes and 37 colors to match your space. The cover itself is soft, with an elastic bottom that keeps it in place. When it gets dirty, simply remove the cover and toss it into the wash.


This Museum Wax That Keeps Breakable Items In Place

Secure framed pictures, vases, and other breakable objects with this holding putty. The unobtrusive material was designed for use in museums to keep art anchored in place. To use, pinch off a piece and form it into a ball or strips, then adhere the putty to your items to keep them secure. Reviewers have used it for keeping items upright on shelves that might shake during earthquakes or get knocked over by mischievous cats. If you want to move your objects around, simply un-stick the object from the putty — plus, you can reuse the wax.


A Rug Gripper That Keeps Corners From Curling

Curling corners aren’t just unsightly, they’re also a bit of a hazard. Address this problem easily and affordably with this pack of four rug corner grippers to keep your rug completely flat. Made in a V-shape, the grippers use self-adhesive to stick to the rug, while a rubber bottom weighs down the corners without scuffing up floors.


These LED Puck Lights That Tastefully Illuminate Dim Areas

Light up hard-to-see countertops, closets, or stairways in an aesthetically pleasing way with these LED puck lights. Three come in every pack and use either self-adhesive or screws to mount wherever you need them. Battery-operated, all they require is a simple tap to turn on with a remote also provided to help set brightness levels or automatic timers.


These Smooth Velvet Pillow Covers With Stylish Tassels

Use these pillow covers to revamp your living room or bedroom decor on a budget. Made of smooth velvet, they're soft, cozy, and feature an invisible zipper that securely holds the inner pillow in place. Each edge is sewed with fringe tassels that are fun and stylish. They are available in six sizes and 20 colors, such as aqua, cream, and orange, so you can mix and match as you wish.


A Decorative Throw Blanket That Comes In 20+ Colors

This warm and eye-catching throw blanket adds a pop of color to any room and livens up your space without breaking the bank. It has a whimsical geometric pattern and rolled fringed edges. This lightweight blanket is made from soft and silky acrylic and comes in three sizes and more than 20 colors — plus, it is machine washable.


These LED Candles That Look Like They’re Flickering

Add a little ambiance to your dinner party without the fire hazard thanks to these LED flickering candles. Choose from two glow modes: flickering or a steady glow, and set timers to automatically turn off the candles at two, four, six, or eight hours. The wick-less candle lights are remote-controlled, dimmable, and run on AA batteries (which are not included) that will last for up to 150 hours of continuous use. They’re available in black, gold, and white to match your decor. Now you can set the mood with candlelight without the mess and potential danger of a real flame candle.


This Paper Towel Holder In A Gleaming Chrome Finish

Sometimes simplicity is the quickest path to elegance and that couldn’t be more the case than with this paper towel holder made in a sleek and shiny chrome finish. It won’t cost you much at less than $20 and will look fabulous on any countertop with its design that features concentric curves. Plus, it can conveniently handle both standard and jumbo rolls.


A Handy Grease Jar With A Mesh Strainer

Don’t toss that grease down your drain or even in the trash — instead pour it into this oil container to keep your pipes clean. Choose from containers which can hold about 6 or 7 cups at a time, and a mesh strainer at the top keeps food scraps out. And if you’re planning on using the grease for cooking, one customer reports: “The fine filter is perfect to catch small bacon pieces and the wide opening allows a large spatula or spoon in the container to access the grease for cooking.”


This Magnetic Shelf To Display Oils For Cooking

This magnetic shelf sits right on top of your stove, providing a secure and convenient place to store olive oil and the spices and tools you rely on the most. Zero installation is required — simply place the stainless steel shelf on top of your stove and you're seconds away from a more organized kitchen. It comes in three sizes: 20, 24, and 30 inches. There are also three colors: black, stainless steel, and white.


The Apothecary Jar Set For Vintage-Inspired Storage

Store your Q-tips, cotton balls, bath salts, and more in this apothecary jar set that’ll lend a charming eighteenth-century vibe to your bathroom. The jars come in a set of four, each with a capacity of 10 ounces, and are made of thick clear plastic so you can easily see what’s contained in each. Bring that vintage vibe to any room of the house by using them additionally to store crafts, desk supplies, or even beauty products.


A Set Of Refrigerator Liners To Keep Shelves Mess-Free

Spilled sticky liquids or crumbly bread products are no match for these refrigerator shelf liners that are quickly and easily washed for a clean result. They come in a pack of nine with three each in blue, red, and green. Cut them to fit your specific dimensions with their nonslip texture keeping them securely in place on each shelf.

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