The Best-Looking Ways To Improve Your Home For Under $30

Big style upgrades at budget prices.

by Alexa Vazquez
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It’s a common misconception that you have to spend big bucks in order to improve the look and feel of your home. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, there are tons of affordable items out there that will provide an instant upgrade for every room in your home.

For example, you can find surprisingly cheap (yet quality) kitchen essentials like Italian-made wine glasses and a stainless steel bar kit. Same goes for stylish organizing solutions like floating corner shelves or acrylic risers to display your favorite perfumes. You can even turn your bedroom into a hotel-worthy space with new bed sheets and blackout curtains.

So, if you’re ready to upgrade your home without breaking the bank, keep scrolling for a list of 50 of the best-looking ways to improve your home, all of which come in at under $30 each.


Organizing Your Desk With These Adjustable Shelves

These best-selling desktop shelves will allow you to finally organize all of your work essentials. Made from wood, these shelves are adjustable so you can configure them however you like. Not only do they help organize all of your stuff, they also serve as a great way to display somecute decor.


Pouring Soap Into These Stylish Crystal Dispensers

Instead of keeping soap in the ordinary plastic bottles you buy them in, put them in these stunning crystal dispensers to instantly elevate your sink area. Boasting a cut diamond-design surface and shiny, sturdy, stainless steel pumps, you can also fill these stylish dispensers with your favorite body lotion.


Saving Counter Space With This Adhesive Paper Towel Holder

To save room on your kitchen counter, opt for this adhesive paper towel holder made from sleek stainless steel. Just peel and stick the holder to a wall or beneath a cabinet and no one will ever know it wasn’t a part of the original design — or that it only cost $10.


Storing Off-Season Clothes Under Your Bed In These Handy Containers

Free up extra space in your drawers and closets by storing away off-season clothes in these convenient storage containers. They slide right under your bed to utilize that often empty space. The clear plastic covers help protect your clothes and allow you to easily find what you need.


Illuminating Dark Spaces With These Motion-Activated LED Lights

Illuminate staircases, closets, and more with a warm glow using these adhesive wireless LED lights. They’re motion-activated and only turn on when they sense movement in darkness. These battery-operated lights will look like you paid big bucks to have them installed rather than the $20 they actually cost.


Opting For These Chic, Minimalist Cups With Glass Straws

This four-pack of minimalist, can-shaped glasses comes with matching glass straws to sip on your favorite beverages. Durable and scratch-resistant, these glasses can go in the freezer before pouring your drink so it’s extra cold. They’re dishwasher-safe, plus a brush cleaner is included to easily clean the straws.


Keeping Your Wires In Order By Using These Cable Clips

To prevent your chargers from turning into a jumbled, tangled mess, use these storage cable clips to keep them all in order. They adhere to any surface, like a desk or nightstand, and come in a multipack with single, double, and quadruple clips to organize your wires however you’d like.


Keeping Your Leftovers Fresher With These Silicone Covers

When you’ve got half a lemon, an open block of cheese, or even a banana, these silicone food covers help ensure that they stay fresh. Easy to clean, these covers are more efficient (and sustainable) than keeping things in plastic baggies, not to mention they takes up less space.


Storing Cooking Utensils In This Sleek Rotating Holder

This utensil holder made from matte stainless steel will look great on your kitchen countertop, helping keep everything within reach while also freeing up precious drawer space. It rotates 360 degrees and comes with a removable divider to keep utensils better organized.


Creating Privacy With These Rainbow Window Films

Not only do these window films help create some added privacy, they also look beautiful, reflecting light into geometric rainbow patterns. Since they use static rather an adhesive they won’t leave behind residue, and are reusable. Even more, they help block UV rays, minimize glare, and can even help you save on energy bills.


Sleeping On Soft, Satin Pillowcases

There are many reason to swap out your cotton pillowcases for satin ones. For starters, they’re thought to help benefit your hair and skin, preventing frizz and breakage as well as helping retain your skin’s moisture. They can also keep you cool at night, not to mention the glossy look of satin will look so chic on your bed.


Showcasing Spices & Decor With A Wooden Lazy Susan

Made from acacia wood, this 13-inch rotating lazy Susan offers a stylish way to display your most-used spices and oils in your kitchen. It also makes a great centerpiece you can use to display your favorite candles and a bouquet of flowers, and is perfect as a serving tray when hosting.


Putting Condiments In These Cute Little Containers

Store condiments, sauces, and dressings in these cute little containers. Available in a pack of eight, the base is stainless steel and seals with colorful, leak-proof silicone lids. They’re perfect for serving, saving leftovers in the fridge, adding them to your lunch box, or even bringing them on a picnic.


Protecting Your Hands With These Extra-Long Oven Mitts

These extra-long oven mitts will help protect your hands and wrists from potential burns. Heat-resistant up to 450 degrees, these mitts are made with textured silicone for better grip and easy cleaning, while the inside is lined with a blend of soft cotton and polyester for added comfort and heat protection.


Keeping Your Grill In Top Shape With This Waterproof Cover

To help protect your grill from the elements and keep it in tip-top shape, use this heavy duty, weather-resistant grill cover. It’s double-layered to help prevent sun damage and is ventilated to minimize condensation. Available in three sizes, this cover also has an adjustable hook-and-loop strap.


Making A Toast With These Chic Wine Glasses

Everyone needs a set of wine glasses and this pack of four is a steal. Hand-blown and shaped, each of these 17-ounce stemless glasses boasts an elegant bulb shape and ultra-clear crystal that makes a chic complement to any dinner party. And, they come packaged in a gift-worthy box.


Using An Insulated Door Curtain To Help Keep Your Room Cooler (Or Warmer)

This insulated door curtain helps keep your room cool in the summer and warm in the winter, working to maximize the efficiency of your AC or heater — meaning you can save on energy bills. It’s installed using a strong adhesive tape (which is included) and has magnets that automatically shut the curtain after you walk through it.


Serving Literally Anything On This Chic Bamboo Tray

The versatile bamboo serving tray can be used for so many things, from serving breakfast in bed, carrying drinks out to the patio, displaying a beautiful charcuterie board, or even acting as a lap desk. It has built-in handles for easy carrying and raised edges so nothing falls off.


Updating Your Cocktail Setup With This Comprehensive Bar Kit

This bar kit has everything you need to craft your favorite cocktails, including a shaker, strainer, ice tongs, mixing spoon, and double-sided jigger. The utensils are made from modern stainless steel and all fit neatly into the wood holder. As an added bonus, this set includes a fun recipe book.


Plugging Devices Into This Cute, Configurable Power Strip

This power strip has a unique, flexible construction that allows you to adjust the shape and angle, which is particularly useful in tight spaces. The heat-resistant power strip has three plugs and two USB ports plus surge protection to help keep your devices safe. It also includes a 5-foot extension cord.


Cozying Up On The Couch Beneath This Fleece Blanket

This plush fleece blanket is perfect for cozying up on the couch to watch your comfort shows. It has a velvety cashmere feel on one side and a faux sheepskin fleece on the other, both of which are soft and fluffy, providing a fabulous amount of warmth. And, you can toss it in the washer and dryer for easy cleaning.


Showcasing Your Favorite Products On This Acrylic Shelf

Whether you want to showcase your perfume, skin care, or other collectibles, this acrylic riser is the cheap solution you’ve been after. With four tiers, this shelf also works well for organizing cabinets so you can easily see all of your items. Not to mention it will seamlessly match your decor style since it’s clear.


Stashing Coffee Pods In This Drop-Down Shelf

Coffee pods may be the world’s most convenient invention, but they can take up a lot of space. Now, you can store them in this discreet drop-down shelf. This adhesive shelf can be installed beneath a cabinet or kitchen shelf to save space and keep them out of sight. Just open it up when it’s time for a coffee break.


Adding Solar-Powered Lights To Outdoor Spaces

These solar-powered LED lights are an easy way to add some extra brightness to your outdoor spaces. They have three lighting modes, including a motion-activated and a permanent setting, along with a reflector that maximizes brightness. Weather-resistant, these lights can stand up to heat, rain, and frost.


Displaying Items On This Luxe, Marble-Look Tray

You can use this lightweight, marble-style tray for just about anything, from stashing everyday jewelry to displaying perfumes or holding bar soap. It’s made from scratch- and waterproof resin and has silicone grippers along the bottom to prevent it from slipping and sliding along surfaces.


Illuminating Your Backyard With A Set Of Solar Pathway Lights

Boasting textured glass and a chic look, this set of solar path lights is an energy-efficient way to illuminate your outdoor spaces from patios to pathways. Not only are they cute, they’re also solar-powered so you don’t have to worry about unsightly wires or annoying battery changes.


Organizing Cleaning Supplies In This Sink-Side Caddy

Rather than keeping all your dishwashing tools in the sink or scattered on the counter, try using this sink caddy to keep them all tidy. Made from durable stainless steel, the base of this caddy has a floral cutout design that drains excess water into a convenient tray. It has two levels and several dividers to keep everything organized.


Swapping Your Old Shower Curtain For This Textured One

Add a hotel appeal to your bathroom with this shower curtain. The heavyweight, water-repellent fabric has a woven waffle texture that looks so expensive and is available in 23 rich shades. It also has rust-proof grommets and a weighted trim that helps keep it from shifting while you shower, not to mention it includes a set of 12 shower hooks.


Cleaning Your Toilet With The Chicest Brush Ever

Behold the cutest toilet brush and holder you’ve ever seen. Boasting a sleek and compact design, this toilet brush has a flexible, durable silicone head designed to get into every nook and cranny. It’s easy to clean and the brush is suspended in the holder, which allows it to dry fully between each use.


Adjusting Lighting With A Remote-Controlled Sconce

Mount these adhesive sconces to your wall to add some extra light to your space. Made from wood with a luxe metal accent, they rotate 360 degrees to adjust to your preferred angle, and you can use the remote control to switch between three brightness levels and 16 colors. They’re also USB-rechargeable.


Preventing Decor From Shifting With This Museum Wax

Suitable to use on glass, wood, and metal surfaces, this museum wax will help secure home decor in place to help prevent things from falling over and breaking. Ideal for earthquake-prone cities or rowdy toddlers (or teenagers), a little will go a long way. Best of all, it won’t leave behind any residue.


Upgrading Your Bed Sheets To This Affordable Set

This six-piece set of bed sheets includes everything you need to upgrade your current setup — there are four pillowcases (compared to the usual two), a fitted sheet, and a flat sheet. They’re made from lightweight, moisture-wicking microfiber designed to help keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.


Keeping Your Desk In Mint Condition With This Waterproof Mat

Help protect your desk or vanity from stains and scratches with this waterproof mat made from luxe faux leather. Doubling as a mouse pad, this mat is reversible, which means you can change up the color whenever you’d like. It’s nonslip so it (and all of your items) will stay in place.


Replacing Old Kitchen Towels With These Cotton Ones

This six-pack of kitchen towels has a striped design that will look so good hanging on the handles of your dishwasher or oven. They’re made from 100% cotton so they’re soft and thick, not to mention ultra absorbent. These machine-washable towels are so nice you can even use them as napkins for dinner parties.


Adding Some Greenery With With These Air Plants

Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can confidently add some greenery to your home with this set of five air plants. They require little care — just soak them in some water once a week and place them in bright, indirect sunlight. They make great accents to windowsills, kitchen counters, or dining tables.


Showcasing Your Air Plants In These Adorable Holders

To display your air plants, put them in these modern, multi-shaped geometric holders that come in a set of five. With a glossy gold finish, these holders can be placed on a desk, shelf, or table, or you can get creative and hang them with a clear wire for an ethereal vibe.


Keeping Your Counter Cleaner By Placing Lids & Utensils On This Holder

Rather than placing dirty lids and cooking utensils on your clean kitchen counters, you can put them in this nifty holder. Made from water-resistant stainless steel, it’s heat-resistant up 320 degrees and promises not to rust. This holder can even be used to prop up cookbooks or tablets.


Displaying Decor On This Floating Corner Shelf

If you’ve been having trouble finding a piece of furniture to seamlessly fit into hard-to-style corners, this floating corner shelf is the solution. Lightweight yet sturdy, this five-tier shelf can hold up to 10 pounds (according to reviewers) and can be mounted anywhere that needs extra storage or decoration.


Keeping Tea Bags In This Simple Wooden Organizer

Calling all tea enthusiasts! This bamboo tea box has eight individual compartments to better organize and store your favorite teas and more. It has a clear, acrylic lid to easily spot what you’re looking for. Pop it into a drawer or proudly display it on your countertop (it’s definitely cute enough to show off).


Blocking Out Light With These Blackout Curtains

Nothing pulls a home together quite like a set of nice curtains, and these light-blocking ones can also help you get a good night’s sleep. The fabric’s triple-weave technology not only works to block out light, but also helps to regulate your home’s temperature.


Working From Home On This Portable Lap Desk

Upgrade your WFH game with this portable lap desk. It allows you to transport your home office wherever you’d like, whether it’s your sofa, bed, or backyard. It has a drawer to stash pens or cords, a cupholder, and a slot to prop up phones and tablets. Fold up the legs and store it away on the weekends.


Using This Tidy Mat & Bowl Set In Your Pet’s Feeding Area

If your pet is a messy eater, then you’ll love this cute bowl and mat set. It has two stainless steel bowls (which can be removed and put in the dishwasher). The bowls are integrated into the silicone mat, which has a raised edge to help prevent food and water from spilling onto your clean floors.


Maintaining A Tidy Fridge With These Clear, Stackable Bins

Transform your cluttered fridge and freezer into a pristinely organized space with this set of eight stackable fridge bins. They’re made from clear, shatterproof plastic with pull handles and are easily washed with soap and water. These bins also work well to organize pantries, cabinets, and drawers.


Adding These Pillowcases For A Fun Sofa Accent

An easy way to make your home look better is by switching up your accent pillows on sofas, chairs, and beds. These cute pillow covers come in a set of four. Boasting a modern, geometric black and white pattern, these covers are made from soft fabric that can be put in the washer and dryer.


Hanging These Lights To Add A Warm Glow To Your Home

These fairy string lights will add a warm, romantic glow to any space in your home. The LED lights are strung together by a flexible copper wire that can be bent into any shape you’d like. Suitable for indoor and outdoor spaces alike, these USB-plug lights have a dimmer so you can adjust the brightness.


Tying The Room Together With This Shaggy Area Rug

This shaggy area rug is the perfect piece to add a touch of softness and tie any room together. Made from soft and plush faux fur material, this rug has a foam layer for extra comfort and is both hypoallergenic and anti-shed. It also has a nonslip lining to help keep it securely in place.


Creating A Gallery Wall With This Set Of Matching Frames

Creating a gallery wall is an easy way to make it seem like you put a lot effort into your decorating your home — this set of six picture frames makes it even easier. Measuring 8 by 10 inches, these frames are made of durable engineered wood and can be hung vertically or horizontally.


Hanging Coats, Purses, & More On This Classic Coat Rack

Hang coats, purses, scarves, and more on this cute freestanding coat rack that is super simple to put together. It has 12 sturdy hooks and a durable metal construction. Not only is this a great piece to put in your entryway, it also works well to free up some extra space in your closets.


Tidying Up Cluttered Drawers With This Organizer

If you cringe every time you open a drawer, then you definitely need this cheap solution. This drawer organizer is made from BPA-free plastic and has four different-sized compartments. There are grippy as well nonslip feet along the bottom so it won’t slide around your drawer.


Concealing Unsightly Cables With This Storage Box

Tired of looking at a jumbled mess of wires and cords? Conceal them in this genius cable management box. Large enough to fit most power strips, this box has openings on three sides to weave your cables through. A stylish wood cover keeps it all out of view.