55 Products Under $30 That Make Your Home Seem So Much More Expensive

Give your home a luxurious upgrade without spending much at all.

by Julia O'Donnell
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Soft, pleasant lighting. Luxurious textiles. Beautifully coordinated tableware. Certain things can instantly make your home seem so much more expensive — and more often than not, that’s because those things really are expensive. But while it's no secret that high-quality decorative accents and life-improving gadgets can be pricey, it is possible to elevate your home without spending much. Case in point? These 55 products that make your home instantly more luxurious, from custom lighting to fancy-looking throw pillow covers.

Intrigued? To see the cheap home upgrades you’ll wish you’d found years ago, just keep scrolling.


This Down-Alternative Comforter That Reviewers Are Obsessed With

Amazon reviewers do have a reputation for being overly zealous, but their zeal for this down-alternative comforter is still totally unusual. It has over 60,000 ratings and a 4.5 star average, not to mention over 13,000 glowing five-star reviews. Among other things, fans love how the hypoallergenic stuffing has that lofty, fluffy feel of genuine down, and how it's designed with corner tabs to keep your duvet cover in place.

  • Available sizes: 8
  • Available colors: 12


A Cheaper Alternative To Magic Erasers — & These Actually Last Longer

If you're a fan of Mr. Clean's Magic Erasers, you may want to give this off-brand alternative a shot. Sold in a 20-pack, they're not only much cheaper than the name-brand version, but they're also thicker and longer-lasting, according to Amazon reviewers. "These are way better than the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser because they're exactly the same material, but the extra thickness of these sponges makes them way more durable," one reviewer reported.


A Soft, Breathable Mattress Topper To Keep Your Mattress In Tip-Top Condition

Investing in a topper to protect your mattress can extend its life for years. Reviewers say this one, which is hypoallergenic, is super cushy and comfortable, noting that it washes well, doesn't slip off the bed, and does a great job protecting mattresses from spills and other accidents, despite the fact that it's not waterproof.

  • Available sizes: 7
  • Available colors: 2


This Self-Adhesive Draft Stopper That Covers Door Gaps

If the doors in your home have unwanted gaps at the bottom, this draft stopper comes in white, black, brown, and gray to blend in with your door and make it look more streamlined. Additionally, the self-adhesive insulator works to block breezes, noise, and odors from creeping under your door, so there will be fewer disruptions to your comfort. All that for under $10.


A Wireless Doorbell That’s Incredibly Easy To Install

This highly rated wireless doorbell offers an easy way to give your home an upgrade that only seems expensive. The set includes two weatherproof doorbells that can easily be installed with the included adhesive or screws, plus a receiver that you can plug into any outlet inside your home. Customize the doorbell with various chime and volume settings, and choose from several colors to match your decor.


A Hanging Purse Organizer That Saves Space In Your Closet

Storing handbags can be tricky. They’re not exactly stackable, and they can take up a lot of shelf space. Solve your storage conundrum with this hanging purse organizer, which can hold up to eight bags. It makes use of vertical space to reduce clutter on your hanging rod, plus its strong plastic material can withstand even your heaviest purses.

  • Available colors: 4


These Motion-Sensing Strip Lights For Closets, Pantries, & More

These LED strip lights come with a remote and have adjustable brightness levels. Sold in a pack of two, they're battery-operated, which means you can use them in areas without outlets as well. Plus, an optional on and off timer means you can set up your kitchen to have an ambient glow in the evening, without having to touch a thing.


A Frosted Film To Put Over Your Windows For More Privacy — Without Blocking Sunlight

Light is always nice, but a street-facing window in the bathroom, for example, isn't so nice. This frosted window film provides the perfect solution: It'll ensure you have your privacy without having to block out sunlight with curtains or blinds. Available in four sizes that can easily be trimmed, the UV-blocking film uses static to cling to your window, rather than adhesive, making it surprisingly quick and easy to install.

  • Available sizes: 4


These Silky Satin Pillowcases That Are Ridiculously Popular

These satin pillowcases have earned more than 30,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, and their glowing reviews seem to multiply each time you refresh the page. Not that it's hard to see the appeal: Beyond the fact that satin pillowcases will add a luxe feel to your bed, sleeping on satin is much better for your skin and hair than traditional cotton. Plus, look at the pretty colors they come in — what's not to love?

  • Available sizes: 3
  • Available colors: 26


A Textured Bath Mat That Won’t Get Soggy

If the thought of fabric mats, with their propensity for mildew, make you shudder, you’ll want this textured bath mat ASAP. Made from the same material as a loofah, it features a non-slip backing, making it safe for use in or out of the shower. And because of the plastic fibers, it wont ever feel soggy underfoot.

  • Available colors: 6


A Pair Of Silicone Inserts To Keep Your Kitchen Cleaner

Clean spaces have a way of looking inviting, and these stove gap covers can help your kitchen achieve that look. Made from flexible silicone, they can be trimmed to fit your precise measurements and couldn’t be simpler to use. Just place the ride side down in the crack between your stove and counters to cover the gap into which crumbs and other debris typically fall. You’ll have a cleaner-looking space in no time.

  • Available colors: 3


These Clear Bins For A Supremely Organized Fridge

For a fridge that looks like it was organized by a professional, just sort everything into these clear storage bins. The set of eight containers is great for separating produce, drink cans, condiments, and more, making it easy to find exactly what you need. They’re also freezer-safe and suitable for use in the pantry and on cabinet shelves.


A Sleek Digital Food Scale That’s Surprisingly Affordable

This sleek digital kitchen scale only seems expensive — in reality, it’s an under-$10 find with more than 120,000 five-star reviews from home cooks on Amazon. Offering weight measurements in grams, ounces, milliliters, and pounds, this scale will help you dole out ultra-precise ingredients while cooking and baking. Choose from a variety of colors, from ash gray to cherry red, to suit your kitchen.


The Wood Furniture Repair Kit That Hides Imperfections

Furniture that’s scuffed up or scratched up can instantly downgrade the look of your home, but you don’t necessarily have to invest in entirely new pieces. This wood furniture repair kit comes with markers and crayons to fill in scratches and conceal imperfections. It includes shades that match various types of wood, like oak, cherry, and walnut. Use the accompanying blending cloth for a perfect, undetectable finish.


A Pair of Luxe-Looking Velvet Pillow Covers

For a pop of color in any space, reach for this set of throw pillow covers that come in several hues ranging from vibrant bold to soft pastel. Finished in a rich velvet fabric, these square covers features a hidden zipper with a color-matched pull. They’re highly rated as well, with over 70,000 reviewers weighing in to give them a 4.6-star rating.

  • Available colors: 46


A Set Of Food Storage Containers That’ll Make Your Pantry Look So Organized

Keep your dry goods sorted in a neat row with this set of three food storage containers. Each BPA-free bin has enough room for a large box of cereal — and they’re also great for pasta, granola, pet food, and more — and the airtight lid helps keep things fresh. The set also comes with 16 reusable labels and a chalk marker that will give your pantry some farmhouse-chic charm.


The Internet-Famous Pet Hair Remover That Refreshes Your Furniture

Furniture that’s covered in fur can instantly be refreshed with this cult-favorite pet hair remover. The roller traps hair and lint inside an easy-to-empty chamber, and it’s reusable, so no annoying sticky tape is required. But don’t just take my word for it — this clever cleaner is backed by over 100,000 five-star ratings on Amazon.


These Deep Storage Bins For Organizing Under-Sink Areas & Closets

Perfect for organizing the chaotic area under a sink or a messy closet, these storage bins are deep enough to hold all sorts of things. The built-in handles make them easy to move as needed, and they’re easily stackable when not in use. And since they’re clear, they’ll blend into any space and it’s always easy to find what you need.


This Farmhouse-Meets-Industrial Bathroom Sconce

This bathroom sconce, made with chic, geometric metal cages encircling three bulbs, is sure to work well in a variety of design aesthetics. Available in both a matte black and glossy nickel finish, this sconce looks high end but is priced very reasonably under $30. While Edison bulbs complement the rustic look, it can be used with most 60-watt bulbs.

  • Available colors: 2


The Throw Pillow Inserts That Won’t Lose Their Shape

If your existing throw pillows have gone flat and lifeless, it may be time to swap them for these inserts — it’s a foolproof way to revive the look of your bed or sofa. Filled with fluffy down alternative, they do a superior job of keeping their shape. All you need to do is pair them with a set of pillow covers.

  • Available sizes: 5


A Soap Dispenser & Sponge Caddy That Reduces Sink Clutter

Streamline your sink area with this two-in-one sponge holder and soap dispenser. The container holds 13 ounces of soap and will dispense the perfect amount onto your sponge when you press down, reducing waste while you wash dishes. The caddy will reduce drips and clutter, all for under $10.


A Curtain Of Dainty Fairy Lights That Can Be Used Indoors Or Out

A twinkling wall of pure magic, this curtain of strings lights is easy to hang in any space, indoors or out. The curtain's 300 durable LED bulbs have eight different light-up modes, including twinkling and slow fade. Given their exceptional quality for the price, it's no surprise that the lights have over 30,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, resulting in an impressive 4.6-star average.


An Electric Egg Cooker That's Surprisingly Foolproof — & It Comes In Such Cute Colors

Reviewers are amazed by how well the Dash egg cooker works. It can not only cook up to six eggs at a time in any style, but even people who say they're super picky about how their yolks are done report being blown away by how the electric cooker gets it right every time. "It really is as easy as it sounds to have a perfectly cooked egg, no guesswork," one reviewer wrote, adding, "Where has this been all my life!??!?"

  • Available colors: 5


A Set Of Practical, Space-Saving Drawer Organizers

Prevent your dresser from becoming an unruly mess with these drawer organizers. The set comes with six textured fabric bins in both rectangular and square shapes, perfect for storing bras, underwear, neckties and more. They’re sturdy when extended and also fold flat when not in use to save space.

  • Available colors: 8


The Chicest Toilet Sprays On The Market

Who says bathroom sprays can’t be devastatingly chic? These toilet sprays from Muse Apothecary come in minimalistic, discreet spray bottles that you’ll actually be proud to display. Inside, a refreshing blend of aloe, eucalyptus, and lavender essential oils (or coconut and sandalwood, if you prefer) effectively mask unwanted odors, without being cloying or artificial like other bathroom sprays can. One bottle lasts up to 400 sprays, so this pack of two will last you a while.


These Solar-Powered Outdoor Lights That Turn On Automatically When It's Dark Out

Sold in a set of 6, these solar-powered outdoor lights are designed with spikes at the bottom, so you can drive them into the ground to light outdoor paths and walkways. They're waterproof, heat-proof, and super durable, and automatically turn on when the sun goes down. Reviewers say they keep their charge for around six to eight hours, depending on how much sun they get during the day, which means they usually won't turn off until most people are in bed.

  • Available colors: 2


These Velvet Hangers That Will Transform A Messy Closet

Matching clothes hangers will give your closet a neat, uniform look, and these velvet hangers will also help prevent your garments from sliding off and falling to the floor. The soft yet sturdy hanger is great for delicate camisoles and heavy coats alike, and each one has a swiveling hook and an accessory bar for scarves and belts. Choose from a variety of colors including ivory, gray, burgundy, and more.


A Rotating Makeup Organizer That Elevates Your Vanity Table

Give yourself a vanity table worthy of a professional MUA using this rotating makeup organizer. It features seven adjustable trays that can hold everything from serum and fragrance bottles to lipstick tubes and makeup brushes, making each item easy to find and grab. Color options include black, white, and clear.


This Reviewer-Favorite Cleaner For Stainless Steel Appliances & Surfaces

Therapy Clean's stainless steel cleaner and polish is a plant-based alternative to chemical-laden competitors. It's made with coconut oil and scented with soothing lavender essential oil, but most importantly, it really gets the job done without leaving behind streaks or requiring much elbow grease. "I guess the best anecdote I can offer is that my next-door neighbor (who knew the previous owners for years) came over the other night,” wrote one reviewer. “As we walked through the kitchen, she remarked, "Wow, this is beautiful! When did you get the new sink?" Need I write more?”


An Electric Wine Opener That Looks Way More Expensive Than It Is

Not only does this electric wine opener look like a high-end gadget, but it also makes opening a bottle of wine pretty much effortless. The rechargeable device quickly removes the cork — just place it on top of your bottle, press a button, and you’re done. Plus, the charging base doubles as a sleek storage stand that you won’t mind leaving out on your bar.


An Ingenious Way To Keep Area Rugs From Curling Up At The Corners

If you have a rug that's constantly curling up at the edges, this extra thick rug tape is the solution to your problem. Attach the tape to the corner of your rug and it’ll prevent slipping, bunching, and curling without damaging your floors.


These Plush Door Covers That Keep Your Fridge Clean

Say goodbye to smudged, greasy handles thanks to these refrigerator door covers. Made from a soft, cushy material, these covers velcro easily around your handle to protect them from splashes and oils. When you’re ready to clean them, simply undo the closure and toss them in the washing machine.

  • Available colors: 4


These Matching Glass Bottles For Oil & Vinegar

Elevate your kitchen with this set of oil and vinegar dispensers that come with optional chalkboard labels. Each glass bottle has measurement markings so you can easily see how much oil or vinegar you’re adding to your dish, and the set comes with two flip-top spouts and two sealed cap spouts. A stainless steel funnel is also included for mess-free filling.


A Set of Moss Poles That Will Make Your Plants Look Better

Make your houseplants look healthier with this set of moss poles. These plant supports train indoor plants like monstera and pothos to grow upwards. The poles are covered in coconut fiber that plants naturally cling to, and you can add on extensions as the plant grows. Reviewers love the sturdiness of this pole set for heavy monstera plants.


These Glass Food Containers That Are Great For Meal Prep

With a 5-ounce capacity, these food storage containers are great for prepping ingredients such as minced garlic and grated ginger and for keeping dips and snacks fresh. Made from durable glass and featuring leakproof lids with a blue accent, the containers will also help keep your fridge organized and look nice on the shelf to boot. They’re also microwave and dishwasher-safe for convenience.


The Sleek Shower Shelves That Look Way More Expensive Than They Are

You can never have enough bathroom storage, which is why these shower caddy shelves are a welcome addition to nearly any space thanks to their pared down, sleek look. They install easily, even to tile, with a clear adhesive backing that can be removed with the heat from a hairdryer. It’s made from rustproof stainless steel and even comes with hooks for loofahs and razors.

  • Available colors: 4


A Stylish Storage Basket That Doubles As Decor

If you can’t reduce clutter, simply store it in something stylish like this woven basket. Made from cotton rope, this oversized basket features sturdy handles that make it easy to carry, allowing to double as a laundry hamper. It’s made without harmful chemicals and comes in a variety of color ways.

  • Available colors: 6


A Cable Management Box That Conceals Messy Cords

If your desk or entertainment center is overrun with messy cords, this cable management box will get rid of the clutter and make things look blissfully streamlined. The box conceals your power strip and has slots on each side so you can easily feed the cords through. Choose from three colors to blend in with your space.


These Under-Bed Storage Bags For Out-Of-Season Clothing & Blankets

To keep your out-of-season blankets and clothing out of sight, pack them away in these under-bed organizers. The storage bags are made of non-woven fabric to protect your items from dust and debris, so they’ll be ready to use when the season changes, and they have clear tops so you can easily see what’s inside.


This 2-Tier Organizer That Will Save So Much Space

For easy access to toiletries, grooming products, and other little items, snag this multipurpose two-tiered organizer. The stacked design helps save space under sinks and inside cabinets, and each basket is removable, making it easy to grab what you need. The baskets also have dry-erase label spaces on the front so you’ll know what’s inside at a glance.


This Colorful Textured Doormat That Keeps Your Home Cleaner

This indoor doormat brings texture and color to your entryway while absorbing moisture and preventing slips, so your home is cleaner, safer, and more stylish. You can vacuum the double-layer material or throw it in the washing machine, and the low profile allows doors to swing freely.

  • Available sizes: 20”x32” — 36”x59”
  • Available colors: 3


This Practical Pitcher That Fits On Refrigerator Doors

Keep your household hydrated and quench your guests’ thirst in style with this slim pitcher, which fits on most refrigerator doors and is made from shatter-resistant, food-grade Tritan plastic. The push lid and comfortable handle also make for easy pouring, whether you’re serving iced tea, lemonade, punch, iced coffee, sangria, or fruit-infused water.

  • Available colors: 4


An Absorbent, Non-Slip Countertop Mat For Your Coffee Station

This coffee station mat cushions heavy appliances, protects your countertops from scratches, and catches spills with its absorbent, quick-to-evaporate material. It comes in multiple colors and sizes, plus you can also use it as a dish drying mat or a feeding mat under your pet’s food and water bowls.

  • Available sizes: 12"x19" — 17"x31.5"
  • Available colors: 8


This Faux-Marble Organizer & Soap Dispenser For Your Kitchen Sink

Organize your soap, sponge, and scrubber brush in one fell swoop thanks to this kitchen sink caddy. It has two self-draining organization compartments attached to a soap dispenser with a stainless steel pump — and the resin construction looks like marble to elevate your sink area.

  • Available colors: 7


This Slim Bath Mat That Dries In Record Time

Unlike your standard bath rug, this absorbent mat is super slim and has a natural rubber backing to prevent slipping. Most importantly, it doesn’t hold onto moisture or mildew. Instead, it’s “easy to clean” and “the footprints literally disappear in seconds,” one reviewer wrote.

  • Available sizes: 16" x 24" — 24"x48"
  • Available colors: 11


This Sliding Tray So You Can Easily Access Your Countertop Appliances

Compatible with Ninja grills, KitchenAid stand mixers, Keurig coffee makers, and more, this sliding tray makes it much easier to get your countertop appliances out from underneath the overhead cabinets. It’s under 1 inch thick, has a non-slip silicone pad on top, and locks in place with its press-down lever.

  • Available sizes: 11.7 W × 16.1 D — 16.1 W × 11.7 D


This 4-Piece Set Comprised Of “The Perfect Cheese Knives”

“I use them all the time when I entertain and put out cheese boards,” wrote one reviewer who called them “the perfect cheese knives.” This set includes four tools for spreading and slicing all types of cheese (semi-soft, semi-hard, and hard), and they’re made from 100% stainless steel for durability and easy cleaning.

  • Available styles: 7


These Scratch-Resistant Utensils With Acacia Wood Handles

With acacia wood handles and food-grade silicone heads that are temperature-resistant up to 464 degrees Fahrenheit, these kitchen utensils offer the best of both worlds: They won’t scratch your cookware and they look chic when hung in your kitchen or stored in a holder next to the stove. The set includes three spoons and two spatulas, both slotted and solid.

  • Available sizes: 5-Piece Set — 8-Piece Set
  • Available colors: 8


These Stylish Wooden Stands That Elevate Your Plants

Elevate your plants literally and aesthetically with these plant stands, which can support up to 150 pounds and fit pots up to 9.5 inches in diameter. The acacia wood design matches most decor styles and comes with non-slip leg pads to protect your floors.

  • Available sizes: Single Pack — 2 Pack


A 2-Tier Organizer For Your Bathroom Or Kitchen

This two-tier organizer is made from rust-resistant, powder-coated metal and it has adjustable feet for stability. Use it to streamline your under-sink area, store toiletries neatly on your bathroom vanity, or maximize your storage space for ingredients on your kitchen counter.

  • Available colors: 5


These Chic Cocktail Glasses That Are Surprisingly High Quality

“I wanted a stemless martini glass that had both a cool silhouette and a bit of heft to the base,” one reviewer wrote. “These glasses are all of that.” Others wrote that these cocktail glasses are “high quality” and “a great size,” especially considering the price.


These Apothecary Jars That Turn Your Personal Care Items Into Decor

These apothecary jars help you turn your personal care necessities into decor for your bathroom shelves. They’re made from clear plastic with matching lids and each set of four includes both pre-printed transparent labels and blank white labels.


This Gorgeous Plant Pot Made From Unique Materials

Made from a blend of wood dust, stone powder, and recycled plastic, this bulb pan is durable enough to withstand outdoor use, yet lightweight for convenient cleaning and moving. It’s half the depth of most pots, so it’s great for bulbs and other shallow-rooted plants — and it has designated drill spots for optional drainage.

  • Available colors: 4


This Knife Set That Reviewers “Can’t Believe”

“Where have these knives been my whole life?” wrote one reviewer who bought this knife set in preparation for Thanksgiving. “I could not believe how easily it cut the potatoes.” Others rave about the quality you get for the price, especially since each set includes six different knives made from stainless steel with ergonomic handles.

  • Available colors: 6


These Organization Boxes Made From Eco-Friendly Bamboo

Use these bamboo boxes as organizer inserts in your drawers, desktop storage for your office supplies, or jewelry chests for your vanity. Either way, they’re made from chic, eco-friendly bamboo and come in a variety of sizes to store a variety of things.

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