25 Cheap Things That'll Help Make Your Home Look Fancier

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1.3D butterfly decals you’ll need to be careful with because you really won’t be able to find a surface in your house that doesn’t look immensely more beautiful without one of these sticking to it. You might just go butterfly wild and that’s perfectly OK because these stickers are mesmerizingly pretty.


Promising review: “I seriously can’t tell you how much I love this Regal Flame! Yes, we have a fireplace but we use this little Regal immeasurably more. It’s much larger than I anticipated, easy to assemble and clean, and it’s crazy how much warmth it emits! My children are constantly asking me to light it and I adore how stylish it is. Don’t bother purchasing a funnel to fill it with fuel. You don’t need it. The inside container which holds the fuel comes out to fill and you can easily just place it back in… This little flaming beauty is hands down a five-star product.” —Ellie

Get them from Amazon: tabletop fireplace for $37.24+ (available in six colors) and the ethanol fireplace fuel for $34.99+ (available in seven size options)

12.A tiny zodiac jewelry dish to help you keep up with all your rings and things while repping your astrology sign. A gilded constellation sits on the dish top and when you lift the lid, empowering descriptions of your sign sit on the inside of the dish. This will make a super cute addition to any counter or desk you sit it on.

Promising review: “This dish is great. It comes in a cute little box for storage too. It’s VERY small, which is surprising at first, but definitely spacious enough to get some good use out of. No issues to report. She’s cute.” —Stream 7 Rings

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

13.A teacup and spoon set so extra and elegant that anyone who drinks tea at your place will definitely wanna know where you found this treasure. Be prepared to spill the tea about where you got this (and who recommended it, *wink*) in the group chat.


It won’t stain from coffee or tea over time. Several reviewers who have had it for a long time also assured other curious shoppers that the colors didn’t fade due to consistent heat and multiple washes.

Promising review: “This glass cup is the most beautiful one I have ever bought! It’s a great joy when I drink tea with this fabulous teacup. All my friends came to visit said ‘Wow! What a lovely cup? Where did you buy it?’ It’s high quality. There’s no need to worry about the color fading because I washed it in my washer every two days for more than a month, and it still stays in the same condition.” —Sunny

Get it from Amazon for $22.58+ (available as a single cup or set).

14.A Kitty Bud Vase to bring a lil’ feline fab to your abode. It’ll be especially clutch if you can’t own a cat but want a little kitten energy around the house. The small design is meant to hold just a few blooms.

Promising review: “I am obsessed with this vase. I have it sitting on my shelf right now without a flower in it and it even looks amazing like that. I’ve gotten tons of compliments on it and it looks just like the picture. It is a little small though, but still very cute.” —Madison Q.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.

15.A super cool wall mount shelf that’ll decorate your home ~and~ help you store stuff. You can use it to hold books or do even more decorating with family photos, candles, or small sculptures.


Reviewers put this shelf in a variety of places like living rooms, bathrooms, and nurseries.

Promising review: “I LOVE this little shelf! I needed someplace up and out of my children’s reach for my Precious Moments statues. This is a perfect size and utilizes space I never even realized we had available. I would not recommend for picture frames 5″x7″ and larger, as each shelf is not very tall. Still, for little knick-knacks and things you’d like to display, it is absolutely perfect and so cheap! Assembly was very easy — don’t overthink it, lol — and installation was even easier.” —Autumn Reese

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in five colors).

16.A planter and holder set that looks fancy yet simple in all its minimalist glory. It’s meant for holding very small plants and will hold a pot that’s up to three inches. The hanging set comes with screws to hang it on a wall but you can also order a version that stands top of a desk or counter!


Promising review: “I bought these for work to brighten up my space but they’re so sharp-looking that I nearly kept them at home because I really love them! It’s a bit challenging to find this design in the freestanding form so when I saw these I hit ‘buy now’ with a quickness. I filled them with black stones and topped with air plants and they look great. Time to get a set for home!” —Carolyn Vee

Get it from Amazon for $25+ (available in three colors and three sizes).

17.A golden sloth holder for adding a fun metallic detail to your wall and also helping you finally stop losing your keys. This hanger is also big enough to hold a small hanging plant, light sweater, or smaller bag.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8.

18.Mason jar light sconces to brighten up your space with a lil’ rustic perspective. They feature two LED strips responsible for turning the jars into soft light sources that’ll create the ambiance in your home. The lights are battery-operated (although batteries are sold separately) which means you can let these have them on all night without running up a bill.


FYI: This set is DIY which means you’ll get two mason jars, two LED fairy light strings, two faux hydrangeas, and two pieces of reclaimed wood. No need to fear the DIY part though, as lots of reviewers noted that this set only took a few minutes to pull together. Also, the LED lights work with AA batteries or flat batteries CR2032 which are sold separately yet easy to get.

Promising reviews: “These are so cute and so easy to assemble! I was nervous about the quality because of the price but these are a must-have. They are so simple to put together and hang. They also look so pretty hanging up!” —Emily Orange

Get the mason jar sconces from Amazon for $19.99 with a pack of AA batteries for $4.28+ (available in four packs of different quantities) or flat CR2032 batteries from Amazon for $5.99.

19.A handmade eyeglasses holder because why sit your glasses in a regular-degular case or leave them exposed on a table when they could be perched on this polished wooden sniffer?! Several reviewers noted that this was the perfect solution to repeatedly losing their glasses. It will also add character to a room since it looks like a tiny sculpture.

One reviewer even shared that he uses this stand to keep up with his glasses and also his wedding ring.

Promising review: “I got this for my husband as a Christmas gift. It sits on his nightstand and he uses it regularly. He doesn’t lose his glasses as much. I’ve also noticed that he doesn’t fall asleep with them on his face or somewhere in bed since he started using this. I like it because it saves me the aggravation of listening to my husband look for his glasses. It’s cute yet functional.” —Lady Tauber

Get it from Amazon for $6.25+ (available in seven sculpture styles).

20.LED twig branches that’ll suit you well if you live for a double functional situation. These are 100% natural willow tree twigs so they’ll keep a room well-lit and provide a little faux vegetation for anyone who can’t keep a plant alive to save their own life.


The branches come with a USB port and also take three AA batteries. They also look great even when the lights aren’t on. Several reviewers used the branches to spruce up a full flower arrangement.

Promising review: “These lighted branches are just beautiful. They perfectly match the decor of my home, adding both an elegant and earthy tone to the room. With the holidays here, they also nicely complemented my festive decorations for the season, but they can obviously be used year-round. Upon arrival, the branches were perfectly packed and protected and looked exactly as advertised. I will likely purchase more in the future!” —Amazon Customer

Get the from Amazon: twigs for $17.99+ and batteries for $19.93

21.A colorful candle gift set that you ~could~ give to someone else but really, why not treat yo’ self since they’ll bring some color and sweet fragrances to your house? The scents included are rose, lavender, lemon, and Mediterranean fig. Once you’ve burned the wax out, you can recycle the pretty tin cans and use them as tiny storage containers for jewelry, candy, or whatever else.

Promising review: “I really like these candles. They smell so nice and burn so slow. Also, the uniqueness of the painted holders on it is really nice. When you touch them after burning for hours, they don’t feel hot! These are not only ordinary candles, but can also be used as decorations in the house or for different occasions. I placed mine on our dining table. What a great buy!” —Ensoyan

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in five styles).

22.A decorative tray that’ll look super cute and sophisticated no matter what you pile on top of it. Reviewers say this tray will come in handy for serving guests, keeping up with remotes and TV guides in the living room, or for holding stuff like a book or newspaper if you plan to read in bed.


Promising review: “I love this tray! It’s very well made, a perfect shade of gold, and large enough to hold coasters, remote controls, etc. The tray makes a great addition to my coffee table as an eye-popping accent piece.” —Messi76

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in eight colors).

23.A geometric picture frame so you can be just a ~wee~ bit dramatic with the presentation of your precious memories.

Get it from Forever 21 for $12.90.

24.Vibrant crystal knobs to render you un-bored with the plain knobs on your dressers and cabinets.


Promising review: “It’s amazing what a huge difference something as little as new, crystal knobs can make in a room. When I received them they were perfect and exactly as pictured! Each knob is individually boxed within the larger box to protect the knobs and they provide several bags of screws and tiny washers. I did have to use my own washers on a couple of drawers but it was no big deal. I love these so much that I just purchased a second time so I can replace all the knobs in my kitchen and bathroom.” —Malia

Get them from Amazon for $8.49 (available in seven styles).

25.A four-piece marble coaster set that’ll give your home a subtle golden touch while preventing scratches on your wood and glass surfaces thanks to protective pads on the bottom.


Promising review: “These aren’t just coasters; they’re beautiful and very sturdy. I accidentally left one on the edge of the table and it fell but didn’t break or chip… They look elegant and expensive and were worth the buy. I would definitely purchase more if I ever plan on inviting friends or family over.” —Rosa H.

Get it from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in three colors).

Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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