April 11, 2021

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Things Under $25 To Spruce Up Your Home

“Honey, I’m home!” —you, after displaying your new decorations.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1.

A gorgeous tapestry that’ll make you feel like you’re off on a mountainside retreat instead of relaxing in your own bedroom or living room.


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Promising review: “Beautiful tapestry! Nice stitched edges, good quality print of the design. It was going to go elsewhere in the house but it selfishly ended up by my bed because it’s so pretty.” —s.black

Get it from Amazon for $14.51+ (available in four sizes).

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A disco ball you can absolutely count on to bring some *razzle dazzle* into your home. Hope you’ve got a dance-worthy playlist at the ready.


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Promising review: “I love this disco ball! It’s perfect for what I wanted. I put this in a sunny window and now every afternoon it looks and feels like magic in my living room. I’m ordering another for my patio.” —Norma Jean

Get it from Amazon for $16.90.

3.

A magnetic key holder for anyone who typically lives with their head in the clouds and therefore can *never* recall where they left their keys.


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Promising review: “This is the cutest way to hold keys ever! And it was mad easy to install: peel and stick. I don’t know how I ever survived just using a hook instead of this cute magnet cloud. Excellent housewarming gift too. I now take it with wine as a gift for any friends/family moving.” —Clemmie C.

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

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A mini retro-inspired Bluetooth speaker that’ll look darling regardless of where you display it. Hope everyone else in your life is ready for an endless slew of oldies to play throughout the house.


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Promising review: “It’s so cute! I got it in flamingo pink, which my little one loves. It’s a shiny glossy finish, beautifully and elegantly made! It’s compact, small, and portable. Very pleasant and satisfying shape aesthetically! Large power-on, volume, and pairing up buttons on the right underside and adorable blue indicator light on the left. It’s easy to pair with a phone and a laptop by bluetooth. The sound is incredible for such a small device! Plus the built-in mic is great for using at home or in the car. It’s very convenient to charge by using a micro usb. I’m pleased with my purchase and would recommend to my friends.” —Olivia

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in six colors).

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A stoneware sponge holder you’ll be impressed by because it’ll be so darn stylish hanging out behind your kitchen sink.


Holistic Habitat

Holistic Habitat is a woman-owned small business based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Get it from Holistic Habitat for $14.

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A throw pillow cover you can snuggle with while your enchanted silverware *sings you off to sleep as you digest* which honestly sounds quite lovely to me (not that you asked, but here we are).


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You can pick up a pillow insert to fit snugly inside this case here.

Promising review: “The ‘Be Our Guest’ pillow cover is perfect as a hostess, housewarming gift for a friend who always makes her guests feel at home in her rustic farmhouse guest room. The color is a beautiful, warm taupe beige. The linen feels like a good quality, and for an amazing price.” —smnolmagic

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

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A set of wall-mounted shelves to help remove clutter from your bookcase/dresser/floor and make your room look organized at the same time.


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You can end your search for the perfect floating shelves — they’re right here!

Promising review: “These were super easy to install. I live in an apartment so I can’t make holes in the wall but push-pins worked just as well! it was sturdy enough to support my decorations and honestly, they are cute. I love the little paper instructions and the nails that already came with it for assembly. Honestly worth the price, the look, and the assembly.” —Adriana

Get a set of three from Amazon for $14.44+ (available in 11 colors).

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A curtain of twinkle lights that’ll make anyone who enters feel like they’re relaxing under the stars.


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If it were up to me, I would leave my Christmas lights up inside my home all year long. These twinkle lights are a great way to create that look without being overtly holiday-themed. Tinker Bell would certainly approve!

Promising review: “When I purchased these I honestly did not have high hopes. They were cheap and I figured if they weren’t great it wouldn’t be a big loss. I received these and they are wonderful! They bend so easily which makes hanging them in any design incredibly easy. They are nice and bright and they made my cozy space perfect. I am planning on buying more for my kids’ bedrooms. We love these!!” —Janay Anderson-McConnell

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes and five colors).

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A floral tea towel from Rifle Paper Co. to make your kitchen feel like spring time all the time — even when it’s been snowing for what feels like a century.


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Get it from Rifle Paper Co. for $18 (available in three styles).

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A zippered sleeve to keep all of those pesky wires and plugs under control and out of your way so when you finally get around to hanging your fabulous new TV on the wall it won’t look like a hot mess.


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Between my phone charger, headphone wires, and keyboard wire, I’m constantly getting tangled in my web of wires at my desk. I’ll be ordering a pack of these ASAP!

Promising review: “Finally someone thought of a genius solution to organizing cables without having to unplug all the wires and fishing them through an organizer. I used this cord management system for my entertainment unit as well as my workstation. It’s easy to use, just bunch everything together and zip the sleeve around it. It’s that easy.” —TypeCast2000

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $12.98.

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Lunar garland you’ll find yourself ~mooning~ over every time you lay down on your bed after a particularly long day.


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Promising review: “Picture does not do this justice. It’s so pretty. I love it.” —Dana

Get it from Amazon for $16.98+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

12.

Prismatic window film you can easily stick on any glass surface for some added privacy and a cascade of rainbows. Alexa? Play “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves.


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Promising review: “This window film is just STUNNING! I used it for the bottom half of my windows on my main floor for added privacy, so I don’t always have to keep my curtains closed! I wasn’t expecting all the beautiful colors the film presents throughout the day. It’s like having crystal prisms all over the house and it changes from minute to minute! Applying it is also very easy, I recommend getting the application kit that is recommended by Amazon.” —Stacy M. Ambrose

Get it from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in seven sizes).

Check out our full review of the prismatic window film here.

13.

Color-changing, self-adhesive LED light strips that’ll completely transform the vibe of your room. Want to feel like you’re at the club? Check. Need the perfect lighting for a deep meditation sesh? These have got you covered for all that and then some.


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Promising review: “These lights are absolutely stunning! There are so many settings on the remote to attend to anyone’s needs! The lights can flicker, dim, become a disco room, and can also stay on one color of you’d like! My favorite thing is you can dim the light or you can make them brighter! 😍 very easy to install and very worth the money!” —Brittney

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

14.

A piece of art from Laura Stites Art, for anyone who worships The Mouse but prefers a more minimal taste when it comes to the art they choose to put up in their home.


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Laura is a wonderful small business owner who has taken the issues of COVID-19 to heart — she’s made it known that she is only sending out shipments once a week and even notes all the protocols she’s been taking to ensure your product is produced / packaged safely…kudos! In addition to supporting her by investing in one of her beautiful watercolor pieces (she has over 135 Disney/Pixar designs!), you can also just buy her a coffee!

Get them from LauraStitesArt on Etsy: Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean Ride Poster for $10.67+ (available in five sizes) and a minimalist Cinderella poster for $12+ (available in five sizes).

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Or a botanical art print, in case you want some greenery in your living room but don’t want to put a plant’s life at risk (my track record isn’t great, I wouldn’t blame you).


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NonilyStudio is a Black woman-owned small business run out of California — check out all their other minimalist wall prints for more decor ideas.

Get the digital download from NonilyStudio on Etsy for $4.99.

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A shower curtain with a subtle design you can use to upgrade your bathroom’s vibe without having to do something wild like install a new tub or sink.


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Promising review: “This is a very pretty shower curtain! Can’t believe the value for the cost! I actually expected something dingy but this far exceeds my expectations. Brightens up my bathroom very nicely and have received two compliments so far.” —Rlandis

Get it from Amazon for $11.50 (available in 30 styles)


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Promising review: “I suffer from night sweats and our other duvet cover was too heavy and hot for the rising spring temperatures. I hate leaving our down comforter ‘naked’ though, so I wanted something super lightweight to cover it with. This works great! It’s very light, attractive, and easy to put on. It’s soft and inviting — it’s hard to walk past the bed without flopping down on it for a quick snuggle.” —Dracollo

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ ( available in twin, twin XL, full/queen, and king sizing, and 19 styles)

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Stone drink coasters your roommates will hopefully use so you don’t have to spend your evening scrubbing rings off your wood furniture.


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Promising review: “I absolutely love the quality of these coasters. They are just as the picture shows. They are nice and thick, and the design is really beautiful. They do a great job of protecting your furniture, and do make a really good decor statement. They would make a very affordable gift that looks much more expensive than they are! I would order them again in a heartbeat. And, will be ordering again in the future as gifts.” —Amazon Customer

Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.99.

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Or whimsical coasters that’ll join together to form a cactus when they’re not being used — who doesn’t love a multipurpose piece of decor?


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Promising review: “I love products that are multifunction-able. These work as decor while also having a purpose. So easy to put together and go great with a boho decor scheme. Not enough good things to say. Would be an awesome house warming gift.” —Marissa Lancia

Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

20.

A stylish statement clock to ensure you’re never rushing around your home exclaiming “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date!”


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Promising review: “Some reviewers commented on the flimsiness of the material — which is true, but I still love it! You really can’t tell how high, or low, the quality of the material is while it’s hanging on the wall. It is a cute clock and — very importantly — it keeps accurate time. This is a bonus for me, as I have a number of decorative clocks, many of better materials, that don’t keep accurate time. This is cute and fits in perfectly with my Disney themed office.” —Lynne R

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four colors).

21.

Modern floating shelves with black metal framing that’ll look lovely in your bathroom, living room, or bedroom and won’t cause a headache during installation.


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Promising review: “Sturdy, easy to install and so so cute!! I would definitely recommend if you are looking for something to fill some space on your wall.” —Carter Roberts

Get a set of two from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in three sizes and two styles).

22.

Honeycomb book ends that’ll leave your bookcase *buzzing* with style — your beloved copy of Pride and Prejudice won’t know what hit ’em.


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Gemodus is a small business based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Promising review: “I bought a set of the honeycomb bookends in gray and I loved them so much, I purchased two more sets today! 🙂 They look cute on my shelves, aren’t bulky, and the shipping was lightning fast. Thank you!” —Christina

Get them from gemodus on Etsy for $19.99 (available in four colors).

23.

A soft throw blanket with a playful pom-pom fringe along the edges you’ll love snuggling up with while watching Bridgerton (again) or tossing on your couch for an easy decor option.


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Promising review: “So this was a total impulse buy, but I’m sooo glad I bought it! Literally no dislikes. I bought the mustard yellow and it’s the greatest thing everrrr. So pretty and comfortable. I’m obsessed. 🥰 I will definitely be purchasing as a gift for family and friends in the future.” —Kasandra Emerson

Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in three sizes and 16 colors).

24.

Chalkboard paint you can add to the walls of your kitchen to display your menu for the week and avoid that whole “what’s for dinner?” conversation. No one enjoys that, let’s be honest.


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Promising review: “I did zero priming and only needed two coats. I let it sit for 24 hours and it has been great. I do have to wipe it down often, but it’s a chalk board! I have three little kids that are NOT easy on things, we have drawn roads and ran cars on them, they dance, jump and lay on this table and it’s held up.” —Allison Williams

Get one quart from Amazon for $14.20+ (available in four colors and as an aerosol or in a can).

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Four trinket dishes you can connect together to form one intricately designed place to store all odds ‘n’ ends efficiently and beautifully.


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Promising review: “I absolutely loved it! I was looking for a tray from a famous designer and I got a better product and value for less than half the price, at the beginning I thought I was not going to like it that much because it is plastic but now that I have it I like it even more since the material is easier to clean, perfect to organize my desk, the colors are beautiful and the shape and sizes are so playful. Two thumbs up!” —Nataly Tovar

Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

26.

A tissue box cover to make you feel right at home, even if you’re suffering from a bad case of the sniffles.


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Promising review: “I first spotted this at a swanky modern hotel room with all-white decor. I love how it hides an unsightly branded tissue box — it practically vanishes! It looks so cute with the tissue-y ‘billow’ of smoke, and is functional too. Every modern minimalist’s dream.” —nycgirl

Get it from Amazon for $5.

Check out our full review of the Umbra Casa Tissue Box Cover (#6)!

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Rustic wall hooks so you’ll always have an appropriate place to hang your coats instead of piling them up on The Chair (you know the exact one I’m talking about).


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Promising review: “Great minimalistic touch to our entryway. Have had them up for months with no issues.” —Amy Summers

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $16.49+ (available in two colors).

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A glass lantern with a single pillar candle inside of it that’ll be the finishing touch to the peaceful vibe you’ve been trying to make happen in your living room.


Magnolia

Promising review: “This is perfect for my bar style dining table for two. It goes well in my neutral decor. I got the small size. It would fit in well on any decor, boho, contemporary, coastal or farmhouse!” —Mary P.

Get it from Magnolia for $16+ each (available in three sizes).

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A waterproof, stain-resistant faux marble granite adhesive that’ll give your old desk an entirely new life or upgrade your ratty bathroom counters into ones you’d admire on Pinterest.


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Promising review:I took a chance and bought this originally as a ‘Band-Aid fix’ to refinish a desk. I had looked in stores in the contact paper aisles, but all of them were just that… paper. THIS item is actually a thin sheet of vinyl(?) with adhesive, and I ended up liking it so much I bought more and re-finished my kitchen countertop with it as well! Highly recommended if you want to change the look of your counters but you don’t have the money for a full remodel just yet. It can be cleaned with dish soap and water just like a real countertop.” —Ezra Boyd

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four sizes).

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A roll of peel-and-stick floral wallpaper, in case you’ve been dying to transform your living room into a scene from literally any Wes Anderson film.


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We chose our wedding venue specifically around the fact it was filled with incredible wallpaper — just like this floral print. It’s really easy to apply (peel-and-stick!) and can be removed, so don’t stress if you’re renting. It can also be used to jazz up other items like bookcases.

Promising review: “Looks absolutely beautiful in my baby’s room! Difficult to line up at first but after the first few we got the hang of it. I will say the pattern is very forgiving. Some areas didn’t line up perfectly but you cant tell at all. It was definitely worth the frustration because I’m so happy with the finished product.” —Julie

Get it from Amazon for $18.96 (available in three styles).

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A trio of candle sticks to add a touch of elegance to your dining area — who says you can’t be bougie on a budget?


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You can also find simple tapered candles here.

Promising review: “I love these so much. I’ve been eyeing them for a year or so and finally decided to get them. It took my about 30 seconds to assemble all three and they’re sturdy. They aren’t chipped or crooked in any way and they have padding on the bottom to protect your surfaces. They’re slim and elegant and I want to buy more of them for other places around the house!” —Erika W.

Get a set of three from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in four styles).

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A scratch-off map anyone with a bad case of wanderlust will simply adore because they can mark all their past and future adventures while also adding a conversation piece to their living space.


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Promising review: “I gave this as a gift to a traveler. He really liked the way it is and when I informed him that you scratch off all the countries he visited he was so surprised. I put it in a poster frame. Nice idea for someone who travels.” —M. King

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.


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Promising review: “With the new normal of 2020, I find myself finding ways to enjoy my surroundings at home. This project was a lot easier than I expected and brings a bit of fun inside. I did buy a yardstick and angle ruler (I think that’s what it’s called) to help with the measurements. We also had a measuring tape for the stairs. We live in a split level home so our steps are split. The pack was one short so we used contact paper for the final step. This was just what I expected and we enjoy the indoor artwork.” —Samantha Garcia

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 16 prints and in various sizes/number of pieces based on the print).

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A macrame photo organizer that’ll act as the finishing touch to the boho theme you’ve got goin’ on in your bedroom and provide you with a proper place to showcase all of those embarrassing selfies of you and your friends.


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Promising review: “This product was PERFECT! I give it five stars out of five! I got this for my daughter, since she is redoing her room to have more of a teenage-girl look. She was browsing Amazon (like always!) to find some wall decor. This came up and she fell in love! We ended up buying it the next day and I’m in love with it also! I think i’ll order one for me 😂 Besides that, if your reading this and thinking ‘Should I get this?’ YOU SHOULD!!! Overall, great product, great price, FAST SHIPPING!” —Ava Luongo

Get it from Amazon for $15.98 (available in two colors).

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An acrylic cosmetic organizer that’ll look lovely on your counter — a must-have for anyone who has simply had it with their hot mess of a makeup drawer (I know I have).


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Promising review: “This is exactly what I was looking for to organize my makeup and brushes. The case is so strong and sturdy, I was pleasantly surprised at how well it is made. There is so much room for being compact, I definitely recommend. Buying another for my niece!” —kim careri

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

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And a stunning crystal candle made by The Astral Boutique infused with glitter, lavender buds, and blue cornflowers, a must-have for anyone looking to take their *mystical vibes* to the next level.


The Astral Boutique

I have this candle and it’s almost too pretty to burn! It smells fantastic and will surely impress any fellow crystal-lovers that visit your home. They also have a full moon ritual candle complete with a moonstone inside of it or a candle shaped like a goddess, which you can enjoy in either an orchid or jasmine scent. The Astral Boutique is a Latin woman-owned small business.

Get it from The Astral Boutique for $20.50.

Great news! All the dollars you’re saving on over-priced decor can be spent on your dog!


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Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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