55 Cool, Cheap Home Upgrades That Actually Look Expensive

Elevate your space with surprisingly affordable finds.

55 Cool, Cheap Home Upgrades That Actually Look Expensive
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You don’t need to spend a fortune these days to make your home look better. There’s a whole world out there of surprisingly affordable upgrades that can turn your home from basic to exciting — and your friends and family won’t know the difference. If you're ready to give your abode a stylish makeover without investing a lot, you're in the right place. These home upgrades will make your place look like a million bucks — without you having to spend anywhere near that much.


These Silky Sheets That Look & Feel Luxe

This sheet set provides everything you need for a restful night's sleep in one convenient package. It comes with four pillowcases, one fitted sheet, and one flat sheet, each in a silky-soft, temperature-regulating material that will make you feel like you’re in a high-end hotel bed. Use this on your own bed or in the guest room to impress anyone who stays the night.


This Olive Oil Dispenser Set Made From Amber Glass

Make your kitchen feel a little more luxurious with this olive oil dispenser set made from amber glass. With four pouring spouts — two flip-top designs for precise pouring control and two sealed caps for maximum freshness — this set makes sure every drop is dispensed with ease and precision.


A Sleek Bath Mat With A Soft Faux Suede Surface

With a faux suede surface, this bath mat is a stylish bathroom upgrade that also happens to be highly functional. Offering fast absorption and quick-drying capabilities, the mat whisks water away within seconds of stepping out of the shower or bathtub. Choose from colors such as gray, lavender, beige, and more.


These Pillows That Make Your Bed Feel Hotel-Worthy

These pillows could pass at an upscale hotel, making them an excellent addition to your bed at home. They're filled with gel-infused down-alternative polyester, ensuring you stay cool and comfortable throughout the night, regardless of your preferred sleeping position. Encased in 250 thread count cotton, they’re soft and breathable for all seasons.


These Velvet Hangers That Give Your Closet A Uniform Look

Available in several colors, these matching velvet hangers look great in any closet, tying your entire aesthetic together. Whether you're hanging up a heavy coat or a delicate satin top, these hangers provide a nonslip grip, keeping your clothes in place without sliding. Their slim design also helps save space in your closet.


This Plant Stand That Will Elevate Your Indoor Greenery — Literally

This plant stand is more than just a place to display your favorite greenery — it's a piece that adds mid-century charm to any room. Made from sturdy, eco-friendly bamboo, this plant stand provides secure support for pots up to 150 pounds, giving your plants and flowers a stable base. Best of all, the base extends to fit pots of different sizes.


A Duvet Cover Set That Radiates Coziness

This duvet cover set provides exceptional softness and breathability for just $20. With its natural texture, it creates a relaxed look that’s effortlessly chic. Choose from 31 colors — including classic white, cool slate blue, warm honey ginger, and more — for a set that fits any aesthetic.


A Set Of Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls You’ll Use For Everything

These stainless steel mixing bowls are designed to meet all your culinary needs, from prepping and mixing to stirring and kneading dough like a professional chef. The set of five bowls is easy to clean and resistant to odors and stains, ensuring you can use them for years to come. Plus, the bowls conveniently nest for space-saving storage.


These Dispenser Bottles That Look Great On Your Bathroom Counter

This dispenser set is a chic way to hold toiletries. The sleek glass bottles come with a set of waterproof labels so you can use them for mouthwash, hand soap, or whatever else you’d like to store. What’s more, the weighted metal spouts help you pour consistently while the silicone rings form a tight seal to keep products fresh.


These Scented Drawer Liners That Look (& Smell) Expensive

Add a luxurious fragrance to every corner of the house with these scented drawer and shelf liners. Made with French fragrance oils, these drawer liners make a great addition to your bedroom dresser drawers or any space where you store linens and clothing. Available in several colors and styles, the elegant print will also remind you of a cozy European cottage.


These Wireless LED Lights That Can Be Set On A Timer

Uplighting can really improve the look of your home, and these wireless LED lights make it easy to do around your place. With mounting tape, screws, and batteries included in the package, you can install these lights in minutes. Use the auto-off timer to have the warm glow turn off automatically, or simply turn the lights on and off with a tap of the lens.


These Lanterns That Have Modern Farmhouse Vibes

These lanterns are both versatile and elegant, made from black metal frames that can be hung up or used as table or floor decor. Adding modern farmhouse charm to any space, each lantern's open design allows the LED candles' warm glow to shine through. Use these inside or outside in a covered area.


This Gold Bowl That Makes A Gorgeous Centerpiece

This gold bowl will be a statement piece regardless of how you use it. Made from lightweight yet durable metal, the bowl boasts a stunning distressed finish that exudes elegance. It's large enough to hold a generous amount of fresh fruit or flowers, making it great for both practical and decorative purposes.


This Playful Vase That’s Shaped Like A Purse

Display your floral arrangements in this eye-catching vase shaped like a purse. Made from hand-blown glass, the vase has sturdy handles so you can easily lift and move it as needed. It’s a playful piece, making every bouquet seem like it was just toted home from the corner florist.


These Marble Bookends That Look Luxe On The Shelf

Lend a sophisticated touch to your bookshelf with this set of arched marble bookends. Featuring natural stone patterns, each piece offers a one-of-a-kind design. And from a practical standpoint, each 7-pound bookend will hold up your literary collection with ease.


This Flat Extension Cord That Keeps Outlets Uncluttered

This flat extension cord is a clever way to cover unsightly outlets and bulky power adapters. It plugs into any standard outlet and allows you to secure the cord neatly along the wall. Meanwhile, the attached power strip — which has three outlets and two USB ports — can be hidden out of sight to create an uncluttered look.


A Leather Desk Pad That Makes Your Space More Professional

Upgrade your work-from-home space with this desk pad. Made from durable faux leather, it effectively shields your desk from scratches, spills, and scuffs as you work. Choose from four sizes and an array of colors, from classic neutrals to bright shades that add a pop of color to your office.


These Cordless Table Lamps With Modern Style

These cordless table lamps look a lot more expensive than they really are, featuring a modern design that will elevate the look of your home. Each lamp is powered by a built-in rechargeable battery, providing you with up to 40 hours of uninterrupted illumination when fully charged. The set of two comes in lots of colors, including gold, silver, and white.


These Plant Pots With A Honeycomb Design

Display plants in this ceramic pot set that includes three different sizes. Featuring a modern honeycomb design, these pretty pots come in green, purple, and turquoise and include a matching tray. They’re also designed for durability and functionality, made with sturdy ceramic that will stand the test of time.


A Set Of Drinking Glasses In Eye-Catching Colors

Combine elegance and practicality with this drinking glass set. Made in Japan, these drinking glasses are crafted from durable acrylic that makes them unbreakable. What really stands out, though, is the color scheme of rich hues that look great anywhere and will impress all of your guests.


This Sunglasses Stand That Displays Your Accessories

Keep your sunnies easily accessible with this sunglasses holder stand. The clear acrylic material blends in with any decor, whether you have this stand on your vanity table or next to your front door. The sturdy stand will hold up to nine pairs of sunglasses and offers an easy way to keep your accessories tidy.


This Essential Oil Diffuser That Doubles As Decor

Forget bulky diffusers — this minimalist essential oil diffuser practically doubles as decor. With a white cover and a faux wood base, it adds a modern touch to any nightstand or side table. To make your home smell amazing, just add your favorite essential oils to the diffuser for a pleasant scent throughout the room.


This Tiered Organizer That Transforms Messy Cabinets

An organized home is a luxurious home, and this two-tier organizer can help you reach that goal. Each storage box features a pull-out sliding design with a convenient handle, allowing for easy access to your items, whether you’re storing toiletries, cleaning supplies, or food.


This Marble Contact Paper For Zero-Commitment Kitchen Updates

To give your kitchen a makeover without the commitment, simply use this marble contact paper. The self-adhesive design makes it simple to install yourself on any flat surface and it’s easily removable whenever you want. Use this to cover outdated countertops, tabletops, and cabinets.


A Dishwasher Magnet That Looks Sleek & Sophisticated

Even practical items can look expensive, like this stainless steel dishwasher magnet. It has a sleek appearance that will blend in well with any kitchen aesthetic and offers functionality by helping you keep track of whether you’ve run the dishwasher. Just use the slider to toggle between “dirty” and “clean.”


A Bathroom Organizer Tray With A Modern Look

Make your bathroom look more expensive with this organizer tray in a modern marble pattern. Made from durable resin, it’s resistant to rust for long-lasting use. It also provides versatile storage for toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other products with five different compartments in various sizes.


An LED Night-Light That Has A Vintage Feel

Night-lights offer safety and aesthetic appeal, and this LED night-light brings a vintage charm on top of that. The soft glow will feel warm and cozy in any home. Plus, the dusk-to-dawn light sensor automatically illuminates your surroundings at night and turns off during the day, eliminating the need for manual control.


This Sliding Drawer Bin That Adds An Extra Level Of Storage

Maximize drawer space with this sliding bin that creates an extra level of storage. The expandable design easily adjusts to fit drawers of various sizes, so you can make the most of your storage space. Use the bin to hold kitchen utensils, silverware, or other small items.


These Throw Pillow Covers Made From Soft Velvet

A good throw pillow can take your home decor to the next level, with these decorative throw pillow covers serving as a great example. Made from 100% velvet, these look upscale, although you can knab the set of four for less than $40. The color block style also adds a contemporary flair to your space.


A Hidden Organizer For Cleaning Supplies

This dishwasher pod holder is a sleek and functional storage solution that will help you keep your kitchen clutter-free. Designed to hold 50 or more dishwasher pods, this storage container hangs on a cabinet door and ensures your pods are always within easy reach. The top tray also offers extra room for small items like sponges and brushes.


A Rotating Utensil Caddy In Brushed Stainless Steel

Made from brushed stainless steel for a modern look, this rotating utensil caddy frees up precious drawer space and offers a spot for large kitchen utensils. The rotating feature gives you effortless access to your items with just a simple swivel, while the compact design takes up minimal space.


A Decorative Planter Shaped Like A Stack Of Vintage Books

Book lovers will enjoy adding this decorative planter to their home for a touch of vintage charm. This planter resembles a stack of classic hardcover novels, with attention to detail down to the molded pages. The soft colors will add coziness to your space and pair with flowers of all varieties.


This Makeup Mirror That Also Holds Your Phone

This makeup mirror boasts a lot of helpful features for just $25. The mirror itself provides up to 10 times magnification to help you with precise makeup application and grooming, while the LED lights illuminate your face beautifully. To top it all off, the included phone stand lets you watch makeup tutorials or record your own while getting ready.


This Versatile Corner Shelf Made From Natural Bamboo

Make the most of your kitchen space with this corner shelf offering tiered storage for food, pantry items, or dishware. Sturdy bamboo not only offers strength and durability but also adds a touch of natural beauty to your home decor. Place this on the countertop, inside a cabinet, or another area that could use storage space.


A Towel Warmer That Will Make Your Bathroom Feel Like A Spa

Bring a bit of the spa home with you by placing this towel warmer in your bathroom. The oversize warmer can hold two 40 by 70-inch bath sheets or five medium-sized towels, or it can warm other items like robes and blankets. At the touch of a button, it warms up towels in 25 minutes and keeps them toasty for up to four hours.


This Set Of Cocktail Glasses That Will Spruce Up Your Home Bar

Made from premium crystal, these cocktail glasses are an excellent addition to your home bar, providing an elegant way to serve drinks to guests. They’re lightweight yet durable, promising a luxurious drinking experience with every sip. Unlike traditional martini glasses with wide mouths, these have a compact bowl that helps contain aromas and reduces the chance of spills.


A Hair Styling Tool Organizer That Attaches To Cabinet Doors

Enhance the organization and functionality of your bathroom with this hair styling tool organizer. By mounting this organizer on a cabinet door or your bathroom wall, you can free up valuable countertop and drawer space, reducing clutter and creating a cleaner, more streamlined appearance. Plus, two interior stainless steel cups allow you to put styling tools away while they’re hot.


A Candle That Comes In Luxurious Floral Fragrances

Not only does this soy candle fill your home with a luxurious fragrance, but it also adds a pretty detail to the room. It comes in a beautiful lidded glass jar adorned with embossed hobnails, and the jar can be repurposed after the wax is gone. Choose from scents like jasmine, gardenia, vanilla, and more, each with a burn time of up to 75 hours.


These Silicone Oven Mitts That Are Stylish & Practical

These silicone oven mitts look like they belong in a magazine, but style isn’t the only thing they have to offer. Made from heat-resistant silicone, these mitts provide reliable protection for your hands, withstanding temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, the ribbed texture gives you a great grip on hot pans and trays.


A Marble Phone Stand That’s Handmade

Even when you aren’t using it, this marble cell phone stand will look great on your desk or shelf thanks to the simple, modern design. Handmade from real marble, this phone stand is heavy and substantial, providing a stable base for your smartphone or tablet. The unique veining and patterns in the marble also make each stand one-of-a-kind.


This Watering Can With A Modern Design

If you’re a plant parent, you’ll appreciate the versatility of this watering can. It works great as a tool for watering your indoor and outdoor plants but also has a sleek look that will blend seamlessly with existing decor. Available in black and white, the can is made from rust-resistant stainless steel with a natural wood handle.


These Solar-Powered Lights That Make Your Garden Feel Like A Fairytale

Add some whimsy to your home with these solar garden lights that sway in the breeze to look like fireflies. Not only are these lights visually stunning, but they are also easy to use. With no installation or wiring required, you can simply plant them in your desired location, let them charge in the sun, and have them illuminate your outdoor space with their warm white glow.


A Wireless Doorbell System That Is Easy To Install

This wireless doorbell system seems like a high-tech upgrade, but in reality, it costs less than $35. Designed for large homes, the kit comes with one doorbell transmitter button that triggers two chime units simultaneously, providing coverage throughout your living space. Whether you're near the front door or not, you'll never miss a visitor again.


A Rope Storage Basket That Looks Stylish & Modern

Made from a blend of cotton and polyester, this storage basket combines durability with portability, featuring convenient handles for easy transportation throughout your home. Use it as a stylish way to store blankets, pillows, towels, laundry, and other bulky items. In addition to this beige and white style, the basket also comes in solid shades of gray, gold, green, and more.


A Water Carafe That Looks Beautiful On Your Bedside Table

Made from ribbed glass, this carafe makes reaching for a sip of water that much more elegant. The carafe holds a generous 30 ounces of water and comes with a small tumbler for serving, making sure you stay hydrated all night long. Choose from blue, green, amber, gray, and clear to complement your bedroom decor.


These Strawberry-Shaped Candle Holders That Add A Pop Of Color

These ceramic candle holders bring a whimsical touch to your home decor. They feature a unique rendition of a strawberry, complete with textured detailing and vibrant color combinations. Each piece is designed to securely hold a single taper candle.


A Caddy That Keeps Your Sink Area Organized

This sink caddy is a sleek and functional addition to your kitchen or bathroom that will help you stay organized. Designed to keep your space tidy, this sink caddy instantly dries and organizes your soaps, scrub brushes, toothbrushes, cups, and hand soap. Plus, the bamboo base adds a modern, natural detail.


These Organizer Shelves That Increase Storage Space

At $30 for a set of four, these organizer shelves look a lot pricier than they really are. Made from bamboo wood and durable metal frames, these shelves will look great on any countertop, shelf, or desk. With a weight capacity of up to 30 pounds, you can use them to organize many things, including food, office supplies, and dishware.


A Skin Care Organizer That Has A Vintage Aesthetic

Add some charm to your vanity table with this skin care organizer, a useful accessory that will elevate the look of your space. With its two-tier design, this organizer maximizes storage capacity while saving valuable countertop space — great for small bathrooms. The vintage-style organizer comes in green, gold, and white.


A Floral Vase That Looks Like It Came From An Antique Store

For antique vibes without the heirloom price tag, turn to this charming ceramic vase. It features a gorgeous French blue and white motif that can serve as its own statement piece or complement a bouquet. Use it to hold fresh or faux flowers — its versatility will work with a variety of options.


A Marble Vanity Tray That’s Great For Holding Small Items

Organize remote controls, phones, and more with this marble vanity tray that comes in several colors. Handmade from natural marble, the decorative tray looks great atop an ottoman or side table. Practically, nonslip pads on the bottom keep it from sliding around.


These Sink Organizers That Pull Out For Convenience

These organizers are ideal for under-sink storage in your bathroom or kitchen. Arriving in a set of two, each organizer features two tiers and pull-out drawers, making it easy to find and access hard-to-reach items. Moveable dividers help you customize the storage to your needs.


An Electric Warming Tray That Will Elevate Your Next Dinner Party

Whether you’re hosting a party or bringing food to a function, this electric warming tray ensures that your meal stays warm and fresh. The large size accommodates several small dishes or a large pizza, making this great for family get-togethers and parties. The temperature can be adjusted between 140 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit, and the entire mat rolls up for easy storage.


A Cotton Throw Blanket That’s Soft & Lightweight

This cotton throw blanket is a timeless touch for your living room or bedroom. Made with 100% cotton, it is soft, lightweight, and breezy. The waffle weave design adds visual interest and feels so cozy — just drape this blanket on your couch, bed, or in the guest room.


These Solar-Powered String Lights That Upgrade Your Backyard

For $30, you can instantly improve the look of your patio or porch with these solar-powered string lights. With 12 LED Edison bulbs, these are an excellent way to illuminate any outdoor area. The bulbs are also shatterproof and built to withstand various elements like snow and wind, so you can trust they’ll be around for the long haul.