50 Cool, Cheap Home Upgrades You Can Get On Amazon That Actually Look Expensive

From linen curtains to bar cart upgrades, a sleeker home is just a few clicks away.

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From clever organizational solutions to cozy furnishings, there’s no shortage of home upgrades you can get on Amazon. Still, products that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing are relatively rare. But that’s not the case with these 50 cool, cheap home upgrades on Amazon that actually look expensive (and will make your home run a lot more smoothly).

Ahead, you’ll find everything from bar cart upgrades that will impress your guests to DIY-friendly home improvement projects — all for less than $50. And though these products may seem cheap, they look anything but. A more beautiful, impressive home is just a few clicks away.


These Warm White Puck Lights With The Easiest Installation Ever

A thoughtful lighting design can work wonders to upgrade your home, and these warm white puck lights are one of the easiest ways to do it — they’re stick-on and battery-operated, so you don’t even need to get an electrician to install them. Pop them under your kitchen cabinets, in your closet, along your staircase, or anywhere else in your home that could use a little light and warmth.


The Trendy Mushroom Lamp That’s All Over Instagram

You’ve probably seen these mini mushroom lamps all over Instagram recently, but this one has the added distinction of costing just about $30 on Amazon, making it one of the easiest, cheapest ways to make your home look seriously grid-worthy. Made of hand-blown glass, it comes in 18 retro-chic colors and designs, like subtle stripes and marble effects.

  • Available colors: 18


This Classic Duvet Cover With A Cult Following

There’s nothing like a bedding refresh to instantly upgrade your bedroom. Considering that quality bedding tends to cost hundreds of dollars, the under-$40 price tag on this super-soft pre-washed duvet cover is almost too good to be believed — but according to its 45,000+ Amazon ratings, it really is that good. “It is way beyond what I was expecting. Excellent quality,” one reviewer wrote, going on to call it “an unbelievable bargain.” You have 23 chic shades to choose from, like sage green, dove gray, and the sophisticated ‘Linen’ shade pictured above.

  • Available colors: 24


The Chicest Way To Store Your Toothbrush, Razor, & Other Bathroom Essentials

The tidier the home, the more expensive it looks — but it doesn’t hurt to use luxe-looking organizational solutions, like this marble-effect toothbrush holder. It’s equipped with several openings of varying sizes so your daily essentials are easily reachable, and since it’s made of waterproof resin with drainage holes at the bottom, you’ll never need to worry about grime and mold buildup.

  • Available styles: 6


A Bamboo Bath Mat That’ll Make Your Bathroom Feel Like An Upscale Spa

Not only are breathable, quick-drying bamboo bath mats more hygienic than traditional terry bath mats, but they’ll make your bathroom look more intentionally designed, giving it a spa-like feel. This one is crafted of pure bamboo and equipped with anti-slip gaskets on the bottom and a water-resistant coating, so it’s just as functional as it is chic.


This Bouquet Of Pampass Grass To Liven Up Any Space

Give any desk, table, or cabinet a major upgrade with a vase full of dried pampas grass. This bouquet fluffs up beautifully — especially when perched in a sunny area — and will last practically forever, so it’s a great $20 purchase. You can use it for DIY bouquets and crafting projects, too.


This Portable Waterproof Speaker That’s Perfect For Your Bathroom Or Kitchen

If you delight in listening to podcasts while you cook or singing along to Spotify while you shower, this waterproof portable speaker will majorly upgrade your daily routine. The compact size can fit snugly onto a shelf or countertop, and with an IPX7 waterproof rating, you don’t need to worry about rogue splashes. Since it’s Bluetooth-connected, you can also take calls on it. “Overall sound quality is excellent. How does this little speaker have so much bass? It feels very well made and has some weight to it. Battery lasts a long time. Really happy with this purchase,” raved one Amazon reviewer.


This Ultra-Modern Peel-&-Stick Wallpaper At An Unbelievable Price

This peel-and-stick wallpaper looks exactly like “real” wallpaper, but it’s about a million times easier to install; and at about $8 per roll, the price is basically negligible. Available in both gold and silver, the geometric design will add a fresh, modern feel to any room. It’d look cool as an accent wall, but you can also get creative and use it to revamp a chest of drawers or cabinets, or even use it as a luxe drawer liner.

  • Available colors: 3


A Set Of Down Alternative Pillows That Are Extra Breathable

If you run hot at night, these down alternative pillows are essential to your nighttime routine. They have a luxurious, breathable 250-thread-count cotton cover and a plush, cooling fiber filling that helps keep the temperature just right. What’s more, the materials retain their shape, so they won’t bunch or distort, no matter if you sleep on your side or stomach or roll around all night.

  • Available sizes: Queen/King


The Minimalist Record Holder Every Vinyl Lover Needs

Crafted of real wood with shatter-resistant acrylic ends, this sleek vinyl holder looks like it comes from a niche boutique — little will anyone know it costs under $30 on Amazon. The minimalist design will incorporate nicely into any interior aesthetic, and it offers a smart way to both safely store and display your record collection. It can hold up to 50 records.

  • Available colors: 4


This Electric Wine Opener That’ll Seriously Upgrade The Way You Drink

If you’re a wine drinker, this rechargeable electric wine opener will revolutionize the way you drink: It’ll smoothly uncork any standard-sized bottle with the press of a button, and you don’t even need to cut the foil (though it comes with a built-in foil cutter, just in case you’d prefer to). Not to mention, the sleek, futuristic design looks so much more expensive than its $20 price tag would suggest.


This All-In-One, Quick-Dry Paint That Comes In 50 Elegant Shades

This matte-finish paint is the trifecta of cool, cheap, and expensive-looking: The eco-friendly, all-in-one formula does away with the need for a separate primer and top coat, dries in 30 minutes, and plays nicely on almost any surface material, so you can easily upgrade so many things around the house, from walls to furniture. It also comes in 50 elegant, whimsically named shades, like ‘Sunday Tea’ (a warm gray-beige), ‘Leather Bound’ (a rich chocolate brown), and ‘Wisteria’ (a pale lavender).

  • Available shades: 50


This Trio Of Chic Apothecary Jars For Storing Odds & Ends

For another stylish organizational solution, opt for these glass apothecary jars when storing small odds and ends like cotton swabs and hair ties — you’ll be surprised by how such a simple touch can make your bathroom or bedroom look so much chicer. “I love that they came in a pack of 3 and the sizes,” one Amazon reviewer raved. “I used the larger ones for bath salts by the bathtub and the smaller ones in a tray on bathroom sink with cotton swabs and cotton balls. Great way to declutter and add charm to your bathroom!”


A Cozy Throw Blanket In A Chunky, Textural Weave

Add some texture to your couch or bed with this chunky knit blanket. It’s made of the softest chenille material, and that extra-thick weave is a modern, expensive-looking (and extra-cozy) spin on your usual woven blanket. It comes in several sizes, ranging from throw- to bed-sized, plus seven chic colors, including cream, mustard, and slate gray.

  • Available colors: 7


A Minimalist, Geometric Mirror That’s Like Jewelry For Your Wall

No one would ever believe this modern, minimalist hexagonal brass mirror costs just under $20 on Amazon. It’s a simple way to add light, space, and a subtle design element to your home, whether you lean it on a vanity or hang it via its delicate, jewelry-inspired chain. Choose between two sizes.


These Mood-Setting Smart Bulbs That Can Be Personalized In Infinite Ways

Shoppers swear by these color-changing smart light bulbs as a cool, inexpensive, yet impressive home upgrade, awarding them over 20,000 five-star ratings to date. These smart bulbs can be controlled via Bluetooth or the Govee Home app, where you can play with seemingly infinite settings and modes. You can even set them to dance along with the rhythm of the music you’re playing — how’s that for a cool party trick?


These Silky Satin Pillowcases That Are Great For Your Hair

Not only do these satin pillowcases add a luxurious visual impact to your bedroom, but their silky texture also reduces friction on your hair and skin. Ultra smooth and soft, the material is wrinkle-resistant and more durable than pillowcases made of straight silk. Comfortable, breathable, and skin-friendly, these stylish cases come in 32 different colors.


A Pair Of Wall-Mounted Planters Designed By An Independent Jewelry Designer

Designed by independent jewelry designer Moe Takemura, these wall-mounted planters are a truly unique way to welcome some greenery into your home. The contemporary geometric design comes in five metal finishes, including classic brass and trendy rose gold, and they’re sized to fit small plants like succulents and mini cacti (either of the real or faux variety). It’d hard to believe that a set of two will set you back just $11.


This Luxurious Catch-All Tray That Looks So Much More Expensive Than It Is

This gorgeous mirrored tray is the definition of an easy yet impactful home upgrade. A little Old Hollywood glam yet totally modern, it offers a luxurious home for your perfumes, skin care products, jewelry, or even magazines and remotes on your coffee table. With an impressive 4.8-star rating, it’s earned thousands of rave reviews from discerning shoppers, like this one: “It's soooo pretty and sturdy! It's creates a beautiful perfume display! It looks way more expensive than the listed price!”

  • Available colors: 4


The Most Stylish Trash Can You’re Bound To Find Online

Why shouldn’t your trash cans look as stylish as the rest of your home? The perfect compact size for a bathroom, office, or nursery, this one from mDesign has a sleek, cylindrical shape and wooden swing lid that’ll incorporate seamlessly into the rest of the room. Choose from three colors: mint green, black, and navy, all with a glossy finish.

  • Available colors: 3


A Set Of Bamboo Drawer Dividers For An Instant Organizational Solution

These bamboo drawer dividers are a simple way to corral your kitchen utensils, socks and underwear, or other odds and ends into order. The expandable, adjustable design can fit into virtually any sized drawer, and since the material is naturally water-resistant and easy to clean, it works beautifully in kitchens and bathrooms.


This Storage Tray For Your Liquid Detergent That Catches Drips & Spills

No need to lift heavy detergent bottles to fill your laundry cup — set them at an elevated angle on this laundry detergent holder, and the downward slope will allow the soap to flow out easily. Rubber feet keep the whole device firmly in place, and a thoughtfully placed tray prevents drips or spills from leaking all over your laundry room.


A Bamboo Toilet Brush With A Surprisingly Stylish Holder

This toilet brush with a bamboo holder is sleek and stylish enough that you won’t mind having it on display. The brush handle is made of high-quality stainless steel and has dense, strong nylon bristles that reach every corner of the toilet to remove stubborn stains. It stores away discreetly in its sleek bamboo holder when not in use, preventing odors.


An Expensive-Looking Mirrored Side Table For Just $40

Amazon is an amazing resource for great-looking furniture at unbeatable prices, as evidenced by this chic side table that’s currently listed for just $40. The elegant design features a mirrored top and of-the-moment hairpin legs, in your choice of luxe gold or minimalist white or black frames. “This table is perfect for my little tchotchkes! It’s small and compact—perfect for my little house! The mirrored top is so extra and I’m here for it,” wrote one Amazon shopper.

  • Available colors: 4


This Light-Filtering Window Cling For Privacy & UV Protection

Give your windows the beautiful appearance of rain-spattered window panes with this privacy window film that installs easily with no tools required. It reduces glare by up to 80% and blocks up to 98% of harmful UV rays, affording you protection and privacy, without blocking light.


A Bidet Attachment For Your Porcelain Throne

What’s good for keeping things clean down under? Bidet, mate! This bidet attachment is easy to assemble and use and is made of durable, high-quality plastic that won’t rust. It has an easy-access control dial to tailor the water pressure to your needs, leaving you feeling much cleaner than if you used conventional paper wipes.


A Set Of Four Framed Botanical Prints That Will Look Great In Any Space

It’s not often that you can find one framed print for less than $35 — let alone four. That’s what makes this set of botanical prints from ArtbyHannah such an amazing find. Offered in your choice of white, walnut, or natural wood frames, the botanical designs will fit in well with any style of decor, from classic to modern. One Amazon reviewer reported, “These came expertly packaged, wrapped in foam individually with cardboard backs and plastic around each individual frame. They’re very lightweight. Great quality and addition to our bathroom.”


A $35 Solution To Transform Your In-Shower Experience

Whether you have an old, mildewy shower head or just lackluster water pressure, this best-selling SparkPod shower head is the solution. It’s available in four shapes and sizes, doesn’t require any tools to install, and comes in an endless selection of colors and finishes, from classic chrome to trendy brass (pictured). A number-one best-seller on Amazon, over 30,000 reviewers swear by it for transforming their in-shower experience. “We had a rain shower head that was fairly terrible. Replaced it with the SparkPod and the pressure is fantastic. Makes all the difference. Took about 2 minutes to install - easy,” commented one Amazon shopper.

  • Available styles: 29


A Mini Version Of The Influencer-Favorite Mirror

You know that wavy mirror you’ve seen all over Instagram? Turns out, you can get a mini version for just about $14 on Amazon. Sold in six colors, it’ll add a modern, aesthetic touch to any space, whether you pop it on your desk or hang it on your wall.

  • Available colors: 6


A Gold (Or Rose Gold) Wine Rack That You Can Perch On Your Counter

Add a stylish touch to your counter — and display your favorite bottles of the moment — with this freestanding wine rack. (Naturally, it would look great on top of a cabinet or in a bar area, too.) Choose between a gold or rose gold finish, in either a six- or seven-bottle size.

  • Available colors: 2


This Toilet Paper Holder With A Luxe Marble Shelf

Who knew a toilet paper holder could be so fashionable and chic? Add some elegance to your commode with its brushed gold finish with an open-sided design that makes replacing your paper roll easy. The shelf is crafted from real, natural marble and is a beautiful and functional space for keeping items such as wet wipes or perhaps keeping a decorative candle or diffuser.


A Set Of Turkish Hand Towels To Give Your Bathroom A Special Touch

Upgrade your bathroom linen collection with this set of four Turkish hand towels in your choice of 43 colors. They’ll add a stylish, decorative touch to your bathroom while still being perfectly practical thanks to their quick-drying abilities. Since they’re lightweight and so fast to dry, they’re great for hiking, yoga, trips to the gym, and more.

  • Available colors: 43


A Wall-Mounted Broom Holder That Organizes Your Cleaning Supplies

Whether you need to de-clutter your garden shed, broom closet, or garage, this wall-mounted tool organizer will do the job. It features six hooks and five slots that utilize spring-loaded clamps to keep your mops, brooms, rakes, shovels, etc., off the ground and tidily out of the way. It comes with all the hardware needed to mount it on your wall, and its weather-proof design means it can be installed inside or outdoors.


This Set Of Stylish Mixing Bowls With A Clever Nesting Design

Yes, your bakeware collection deserves an upgrade, too. This set of 12 microwave-safe mixing bowls — with their convenient nesting design for easy storage — is a must for any modern kitchen. They even come with lids, so you can use them for storing leftovers.

  • Available colors: 18


An Organizer For Decluttering Your Accessories

Get the most out of your closet space with this over-the-door organizer. It’s easy to install — just hang the unit over the door with the metal hooks. In an instant, you have six plastic pockets that are great for displaying purses, accessories, and even towels in the bathroom.


These Linen Curtains That Block Out All The Light While You Sleep

These curtains offer the best of both worlds, as they have the airy look of linen and blackout capabilities to give you an amazing night’s sleep. Whether you get them in a light, neutral color or something a bit bolder, they’ll add instant drama to any room and make your space look a lot bigger. One Amazon reviewer commented, “Will save money in the long run. They block that unrelenting heat and will save the air conditioner from running and wasting electricity. They look very nice and more expensive. Very well made!”

  • Available colors: 11


A Stylish Glass Pitcher That Makes Drinks Look Good

This glass pitcher has a simple, classic design that will make all your drinks look Instagram-worthy. The sturdy, 2-liter pitcher has a square build that fits easily in your refrigerator door and a built-in handle for pouring. Plus, the leakproof, airtight lid has a firm seal to keep everything fresh.


This Automatic Soap Dispenser That Won’t Drip Or Make A Mess

Pumping a handle that’s been touched by countless other dirty fingers is counterintuitive when you’re trying to get your hands clean — with this automatic soap dispenser, it’s not an issue. Simply hold your hand under the infrared sensor and it will pump out the perfect amount of soap with precision, so there are no messy drips or waste.


An Artsy Rug At An Amazing Price

An easy way to transform any room and make it feel 10 times homier is with a woven rug like this one. It features a Moroccan-inspired print and comes in dozens of shapes, sizes, and colors, so you’re bound to find the perfect one for your space. One Amazon reviewer says it’s just what they needed: “The rug is great quality and very true to color and size. This was a perfect addition to my bedroom. It makes the room feel cozy.”


A Set Of Botanical Prints That Can Freshen Up A Wall

You don’t need a green thumb to employ some botanical decor in your home— get yourself these plant art prints. They’re printed on high-quality glossy paper and offer an easy way to breathe new life into any room. The elegant muted colors are suitable for any interior so you can pair them with frames of your choice for a simple and clean look.


A Plastic Bag Holder For Keeping Your Unused Grocery Bags Tidy

If you have a mound of plastic bags under the sink, you need to get yourself a plastic bag saver like this one. It’s easy to install on a wall or inside a cupboard door and comes with all the mounting hardware to do so. It has extra-wide openings, so you can quickly and easily grab what you need from the extra-wide slot at the bottom or refill the grocery bags at the top.


A Runner That’s Perfect For Small Spaces

A beautiful runner rug like this Moroccan-inspired one is a wonderfully versatile option for adding style to your home, as it can be used in kitchens, hallways, entryways, and bathrooms alike. It’s woven with a thick, non-shedding pile that holds up under high foot traffic and regular vacuuming. It comes in a range of colors and sizes, so there’s something to suit your home.


These Velvet Pillow Covers That Are An Elegant Way To Transform A Room

Vibrantly colorful and with over 57,000 five-star ratings, this set of two velvet throw pillow covers will add a pop of fresh color to any room. They feature a hidden zipper, so the soft cover remains smooth, and they come in an unbelievable 42 different colors.


This Utensil Set That’s A Must-Have For Any Kitchen

Give your cooking utensils an upgrade with this set. It includes whisks, spatulas, and tongs coated with heat-resistant, nonstick silicone to prevent scratching and has comfortable grip handles. Over 15,000 reviewers have given it a stellar 4.7-star overall rating for the way it improves cooking, frying, grilling, and more.


A Set Of Hangers Specifically Designed To Organize Your Pants

Maximize closet space and keep your clothes wrinkle-free with these pants hangers. Made with premium European Beechwood, they can hold up to 30 pounds, and the metal components are treated with a nonslip coating to prevent your trousers from falling to your closet floor. A 360-degree swivel hook ensures loading and unloading your clothing is a breeze.


A Large Woven Basket In A Chic, 2-Tone Design

This woven storage basket is great for storing laundry, towels, sweaters, and so much more. It has a sturdy construction and handles for easy portability and a classic design that adds a stylish touch to any room. Plus, it can fold away when not in use or be thrown in the washer when it needs some cleaning.


These Glasses With Bamboo Lids That Prove Glassware Can Be Stylish

Instagram influencers are obsessed with these glasses, and it’s easy to see why. They’re an aesthetic kitchen upgrade, that’s for sure, but with their bamboo lids and glass straws, they’re perfectly functional, too. Amazon reviewers report that they stack well, aren’t prone to breaking, and work for all manner of beverages, from smoothies to iced coffee. For less than $20, you’ll get a set of four (as well as a bonus straw cleaner).


An XL Kitchen Utensil Holder That Rotates 360 Degrees

People are obsessed with this extra-large kitchen utensil holder. Why? The main reason is simple: it rotates. It’s also nice and big, with four different slots, so you’ll have plenty of space for all your most-used cooking utensils (and then some). One Amazon reviewer wrote, “Before I upgraded to this, It used to be that I pulled one spoon out and everything in the holder came out. We upgraded to stainless steel appliances so I got this. My husband loves that it has several sections which has helped us organize our tools. I highly recommend this piece.”


A Simple Bed Skirt To Hide Your Under-Bed Storage

Got storage underneath your bed? Here’s an easy way to make your bedroom like 10 times nicer: just add a bed skirt to conceal any under-bed clutter. Sold in sizes ranging from twin to California king, it’s made of super-soft, 100% microfiber and comes in a wide array of colors to match with the rest of your bed linens.

  • Available colors: 12


This Over-Door Storage Basket Designed To Hold Hot Tools

This generously sized over-the-cabinet-door basket organizer minimizes clutter by keeping all your hair styling tools stored in the same place. Three individual compartments hold curling irons, hairdryers, and straighteners, and it’s constructed of steel wire so that you can safely put these items away even while they’re still hot.

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