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

Soft, pleasant lighting. Luxurious textiles. Beautifully coordinated tableware that’s pretty enough to display. 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 very much. Case in point? These 40 products that will make your home seem so much more expensive — but not one thing will cost you a penny over $30.

As the products in this edit make clear, putting together a luxurious-feeling home all lies in the details. Whether it's adding custom lighting (which can be surprisingly affordable and easy to install, by the way) or updating your throw pillow covers (a fresh pop of color can transform an an entire room!), it’s incredible how far even the smallest changes can go toward creating a functional, beautiful space you're actually excited to spend time in. Indeed, once you see for yourself where $30 (or less!) gets you, you'll probably be hooked — so don't be surprised if you end up coming back to this page for more ideas.

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1. 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

2. An Automatic Soap Dispenser Made Of Durable Stainless Steel

These days, you don't have to be a germaphobe to think twice before touching a bacteria-laden soap pump. This top-rated touchless soap dispenser is so much more sanitary, and since it's battery-operated, you won't have to worry about finding an outlet near your sink. It's worth buying one for the kitchen as well as the bathroom, since the typical squeeze bottle for dish soap tends to get pretty gross, too.

3. 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.

4. 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

5. An Essential Oil Diffuser With A Sleek, Wood Grain Finish

A chic wood grain finish means this essential oil diffuser won't clash with more minimalist styles of decor. One of the most highly rated models on Amazon, it's compact, quiet, and easy to clean, with different light modes and an optional timer. "First of all, the diffuser looks really cool, but more importantly, it works right out of the box," one reviewer wrote. "The directions are simple — just add water, a few drops of your favorite oil and press the button." Available colors: 2

6. A Plug That Allows You To Control Any Connected Device With Your Voice

A must for any self-respecting “smart house,” the Amazon Smart Plug lets you control any connected device — your coffee maker, flat iron, fan, you name it — with the sound of your voice via Alexa, or with the Alexa app. Over 380,000 Amazon reviewers have given this a five-star rating — and once you see how it revolutionizes your home, you probably will too.

7. This Wood Polish & Conditioner That's A Fan-Favorite For Good Reason

When it comes to keeping wood in tip-top shape, nothing tops Feed-N-Wax Wood Polish & Conditioner. Made with natural ingredients like beeswax and orange oil, the cult-favorite polish is great for wood floors, furniture, and pretty much anything else made of wood. Reviewers, for their part, are completely blown away, calling it, "a miracle," "the magic eraser of furniture scratches," and "nothing short of amazing."

8. A Cushy Memory Foam Bath Mat That Comes In Lots Of Colors & Prints

If you thought you didn't need a new bath mat, reading the reviews for this one — which is made of memory foam — will probably change your mind. In more than 5,000 glowing five-star reviews, fans praise just about everything about it, saying it's super absorbent and ridiculously cushy and plush, but also that it dries super quickly. Available sizes: 8 Available colors/prints: 30

9. A Shower Head With A Built-In Filter To Remove Chlorine, Lead, & More

A must if the area you live in has relatively hard tap water, this top-rated shower head has a built-in filter to remove chlorine, heavy metals like lead or nickel, and other similar substances. Softening the water you bathe in can solve a whole range of conditions you may not have known were related, from eczema to dandruff. Plus, installation doesn’t require any special tools.

10. A Pair Of Contemporary Double-Walled Glass Mugs

Designed with two layers of heat-resistant glass, these glass coffee mugs have a distinct, contemporary appearance. Whether you fill them with piping espresso or chilled cold brew, the outside remains a comfortable temperature. The double-wall construction also works to maintain the temperature of your hot or cold beverage.

11. An Anti-Fatigue Floor Mat That Makes It Way More Comfortable To Stand On Hard Floors

If you wash dishes by hand at your house, investing in this anti-fatigue floor mat will be nothing short of life-changing. It's basically exactly what it sounds like: a thick, cushioned mat that's ergonomically engineered to increase circulation, support good posture, and generally reduce fatigue when you're standing for long periods of time. "I didn’t realize how much I needed this in my life!" one reviewer gushed.

12. A Value Pack Of Hangers With A Non-Slip Velvet Coating

The secret to getting your clothes to stay off your closet floor? Investing in a set of hangers that’s coated in velvet. Each one of these notched velvet hangers gently grips your clothing items, from thick blazers to delicate camisoles. The sturdy stainless steel hooks easily glide across your curtain rod, so you can quickly sort through your wardrobe. Available multipacks: 30-Pack, 50-Pack, 100-Pack

12. This Popular Set Of Essential Oils That Are Perfect For Aromatherapy

You'd be hard-pressed to find high-quality essential oils at a better price than these. Beautifully packaged in a gift-worthy box, the set includes six pure, undiluted essential oils with different aromatherapeutic benefits — think lemongrass for calmness, or peppermint for clarity. Put a few drops into your diffuser (or shower, or bath), and your home will feel like a luxurious spa.

14. 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

15. These Expensive-Looking Throw Pillow Covers That Come In Such Pretty Colors

A cohesive color scheme makes a room feel so much more intentional and polished, and these throw pillow covers make it effortless to tie everything together. Sold in a set of two in a range of common sizes, the machine-washable covers are made of velvety corduroy with a wide, texture-rich wale. Best of all, they come in a ton of gorgeous colors, making it easy to find the perfect shade to complement your existing color palette. Available sizes: 7 Available colors: 24

16. A Trio Of Hexagon-Shaped Floating Shelves

With a unique hexagonal shape, this trio of floating wall shelves is easy to install in your living room, kitchen, or bedroom. Each wooden platform is surrounded by a three-dimensional wire frame, adding depth to your wall decor. Use these shelves to display houseplants, candles, trinkets, and more.

17. A Set Of Two Magnetic Storage Racks With Room For Way More Than You'd Think

Sold in a set of two, these magnetic racks basically create a ton of extra storage space out of thin air. Whether you attach them to your fridge, oven, or washing machine, the sturdy metal shelves will hold an impressive amount of stuff — up to 45 pounds each, as a matter of fact. Plus, each shelf comes with four removable hooks to hold even more stuff, and as a bonus, you'll also get six strong magnets with clips to hold photos, papers, or notes.

18. 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.

19. 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

20. An Expensive-Looking Throw Blanket That’s Extra Cozy

This ultra-soft throw blanket features two different materials — a luxurious-looking velvet and a toasty sherpa fabric. No matter which side you use, you’ll be wrapped in cozy warmth. Not to mention, there are several rich shades to choose from, allowing you to add some gorgeous color to your living room or bedroom. Available sizes: 8 Available colors: 23

21. 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.

22. 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

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

Sold in a set of 12, 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: 3

24. An Easy Way To Give Any Surface A Temporary Marble Finish

Marble anything screams "expensive," which is exactly what makes this marble contact paper such a great hack. Use it to cover pretty much anything — that cheap desk you bought last spring, shelves, or even countertops — without having to commit permanently. It's made of durable, waterproof PVC with adhesive on one side, and reviewers are super impressed by how authentic the marble finish looks.

25. A Motion-Activated LED Strip To Light Your Path When You Get Up At Night

Getting out of bed to use the bathroom or fill your water bottle in the middle of the night is never going to be fun, but this motion-activated strip light will make the experience a lot more bearable. Designed with strong adhesive backing for easy installation, the 5-foot strip light will turn on whenever it senses movement, and can be set to automatically turn back off again, anywhere from 30 seconds to 10 minutes later.

26. This Reviewer-Favorite Cleaner For Stainless Steel Appliances & Surfaces

Therapy Clean's stainless steel cleaner and polish is a plant-based, non-toxic alternative to chemical-laden competitors. It's made with coconut oil, so it'll moisturize your hands rather than dry them out, and it even smells like soothing lavender. Most importantly, though, it really gets the job done, without leaving behind streaks or requiring much elbow grease. "I can't believe I'm sitting here taking the time to write a review for a cleaning product, This stuff is a bottle full of miracles," one reviewer wrote.

27. 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.

28. This Wall-Mounted Shelf That Holds Your Vinyl Records

Turn your vinyl records into wall art with this wall-mounted shelf made out of sleek oak wood. The easy-to-install shelf takes up minimal space on your wall, creating the perfect perch for your favorite album. Choose from a natural tan color or dark black — either one looks great with a variety of color schemes and decor styles. Available colors: Natural, Black

29. A Color-Changing LED Strip To Backlight Your TV Or Computer

Using this color-changing LED strip light to backlight your TV (or desktop computer) will not only make your whole media setup look super fancy, but can also help reduce eye strain and enhance the overall image quality. There are lots of similar options on the market, but what makes this one particularly cool is that it's compatible with smart home hubs like Alexa or Google Home, so you can customize the lights using voice commands. You can also sync the lights up with your music, so they'll flash along with the beat.

30. 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.

31. This Set Of Scented Candles That Would Make A Lovely Gift

Everything about this set of four scented candles seems luxurious and expensive, from the premium gift box to the pretty tins in which the candles are poured. A number-one best-seller on Amazon with thousands of glowing reviews, the set comes in three versions, each with a different selection of colors and scents. Available sets: 3

32. This Sturdy, Adjustable Storage Rack For Pots & Pans

The genius of this pot and pan rack is that it's adjustable, so you can change the height and position of each shelf to fit both your space and your various pots and pans. Made of durable, powder-coated iron, it can be used either horizontally or vertically, with shelves on one or both sides. Available colors: 2

33. A Set Of Pleated Paper Window Shades You Can Trim To Size

You don’t need any fancy installation hardware to put up these pleated window shades — they stick to your windowsill with the included self-adhesive backing. If the shades are too big for your window, simply cut them down to size with a pair of scissors. This pack of six paper blinds also includes 16 clips that keep them pinned in place during the day.

34. These Plug-In LED Lights That Only Turn On When It's Dark

You don't have to be a kid to make use of these nifty plug-in night lights. Sold in a pack of six, the smart LED lights automatically turn on when they sense that there's not enough ambient light surrounding them. They're not too bright — just bright enough that you can comfortably walk through a room without turning on the big lights — making them perfect for hallways and other high-traffic areas.

35. An Adjustable Bamboo Drawer Organizer For Your Silverware & Kitchen Utensils

Made out of sleek, lightweight bamboo, this drawer organizer has several compartments for your spoons, forks, knives, and serving utensils. It can extend from 13 inches wide to 20 inches wide, so it fits a variety of kitchen drawers. Slip-resistant grips on each corner prevent the unit from sliding around your drawer.

36. These Stackable Food Storage Containers With Airtight Lids & Chalkboard Labels

Investing in these food storage containers will be such an upgrade for your pantry or kitchen cabinets. Sold in a six-piece set with two different sizes, the stackable containers are made of high-quality, BPA-free plastic with airtight, locking lids. Best of all, they come with black chalkboard stickers and a liquid chalk marker so you can create erasable labels — no more confusing jasmine rice with basmati.

37. A French Press Coffee Maker With A Chic Matte Black Finish

This French press coffee maker is made out of durable stainless steel and heat-resistant glass, providing you with a delicious cup of coffee without the hassle of paper filters. All you need to do is add your favorite coffee grounds and boiled water. The unit is covered in a matte black finish, giving it a contemporary, chic look.

38. A Stackable, Space-Saving Storage Rack For Canned Goods

Stacking canned goods on the shelf seems like a great way to save storage space — until you need to grab a can from the bottom. This ingenious stackable can rack not only makes it easy to see and access your whole stash, but is also set up so you can use the cans in the order you bought them.

39. An Anti-Slip Doormat You Can Use Indoors & Outdoors

Waterproof and non-shedding, this doormat can be placed either indoors or outdoors. An anti-slip rubber backing keeps the mat firmly in place on your floor, so you don’t have to worry about any skidding or shifting. The poly mesh surface works to trap dirt and debris — when it’s time for a clean, simply shake the mat off and place it in the washing machine. Available colors: 6