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20 Home Decor Items Under $75 That’ll Upgrade Your Space

decor upgrades for your home under $75
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Urban Outfitters, Wayfair
Jul 15, 2022

This post was originally published in August 2021 and has been updated.

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Have you ever spent an afternoon watching HGTV only to take a look around your home and suddenly feel the desire to redecorate the entire place? Yeah, us too. While your bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bathroom may be calling out for a little TLC, your wallet may not be prepared for a top-to-bottom makeover. The good news: We rounded up a bunch of stylish home finds that all come in under $75. Cha-ching. 

A banner you can customize with your favorite quote or saying…

Maybe you want something motivational for your home office or maybe you want your baby’s name displayed in a nursery. Just select the size, color, and words of your choice while checking out. Do it, do it. ($14+, RelentlessTreasures via Etsy)

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A crate that’ll add a pop of color to your space and keep things organized…

From that random pile of papers on your desk to the awkward spot under your sink, this aesthetically pleasing bin has you covered. Pick from a plethora of colors and say ‘ahh…’ Your space has never been so tidy (and cute). ($17.47+, Amazon)

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A mini printed planter to jazz up your bedroom window…

There’s nothing better than filling your space up with lots of greenery. But with that comes the need for some pots. Enter: this patterned one that’s aesthetically pleasing and functional. It’s pretty small and weighs in at juuust over a pound. Choose from one of the four fun colors and presto, you’re golden. ($16, Urban Outfitters)

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A delicate macrame hanging that’ll provide your walls with some texture…

If your current framed-artwork situation is a bit yawn-inducing, we know how to spice it up. Add this macrame piece to a gallery wall to mix media and zhuzh up your layout. You won’t regret it. ($28+, The Twisted Thread Co. via Etsy)

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Faux marble wallpaper at a fraction of the cost…

It works via peel-and-stick and looks best on flat surfaces, like smooth countertops, dresser drawers, and cabinets. You just have to measure the area you’re looking to cover and cut pieces that fit. Once you’re ready, peel off the adhesive backing and press down, working to get rid of any air bubbles along the way. Old desks and kitchen counters will look brand new in just a few hours. ($6.99+/roll, Amazon)

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A checkerboard mat to spice up your bathroom…

This cotton one comes in four fresh colorways and the tufted shag feels super soft. Your space = functional and on trend. ($39, Urban Outfitters)

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A peel-and-stick backsplash that’ll transform your kitchen…

It’s fully customizable and can be trimmed to fit around wall sockets and light switches. It’s also heat-, water-, and humidity-resistant, so it won’t curl up as you cook on your stovetop. Each panel is 10 inches by 10 inches, but can be cut to fit the area you’re working with ($19.99+/5 sheets, Amazon)

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A new piece of art if you’ve been staring at blank walls…

Juniper Print Shop features artwork from a diverse set of artists at affordable prices. Pieces come in a range of sizes, with the option of a digital download if you’re on a tight budget. From landscapes to florals to abstract designs, browse the collections and see what calls your name. ($20+, Juniper Print Shop)

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A zodiac-themed throw pillow to add to your couch or bed…

An easy way to up the decor factor in your home? Add some pillows. It’s a low-commitment way to showcase your style — and they can be easily swapped out when you wanna switch things up (unlike painting a room). Mix colors and patterns, and get a little creative. The art of layering pillows has no rules. ($49, Urban Outfitters

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A decorative vine set that’ll make your safe space feel cozy...

Comforting vibes shouldn’t only be reserved for winter. With this decorative set you’ll get five natural-looking faux vines to hang from your ceiling. And you can instantly turn a plain space into a zen heaven — no maintenance required. Ahhh. ($14, Urban Outfitters)

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Brass cable clips that’ll organize your charging cables and look chic…

Consider these clips a small style win. Say goodbye to cheap-looking plastic ones and hello to brass clips that marry function with sophistication. You can use them for your WFH setup and for lamps you have placed around your home. Sometimes it really is the little things in life. ($12.98+/2 pack, Brighttia via Etsy)

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LED string lights to add to your bedroom to set the mood…

It’s a universally known fact: Nothing makes a bedroom more dreamy than some string lights. These plug into the wall and extend up to 33 feet when fully stretched. You can also use them as holiday decoration, and they have eight modes (ranging from a constant on to a slow fade). Movie nights with mood lighting? Check. ($12.99+, Amazon)

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A leaning ladder that can be used to hold blankets or towels…

It’s a great space-saver: Instead of having to layer blankets over the back of a couch or stack towels in a closet, you can hang 'em on this ladder that stays nestled against a wall and out of the way. It’s made of metal and adds a sleek, minimal design touch to any space. ($52.99, Wayfair)

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A textured pouf to place in front of a couch…

If you don’t have enough room for a bigger ottoman, a pouf is a great substitute. You’ll have a place to rest your feet and extra seating for guests. This one is made from a blend of cotton and wool for durability and softness. It’s also available in various textures and colors, from pink and orange to black and white. ($48.75, Target)

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Fringed coasters to have on hand for wine nights…

Not only will these look great on a table, but they’ll also come in handy when you’re looking to avoid water rings that can form on side tables and nightstands. Farmhouse chic, here you come. ($13.98/set of 4, Amazon)

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A pair of floating wood shelves so you can clear clutter from tables…

If you’ve got knickknacks sitting on your dresser and desk, they may be hogging some VIS (very important space). The solution: Lift 'em up on shelves to display them. You can choose from three finishes of and you'll have an IG-worthy shelfie before your know it. ($47.99+, Wayfair)

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A pair of bubble candles to place around your home…

Add some whimsy to your coffee table with these playful candles. The white scent is freesia, while the blue is bluebell. Both are made from soy wax and are honestly too cute to be lit. ($9.99+/2 pack, Amazon)

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A bathroom set that’ll upgrade the clear plastic one you have now…

Small tweaks can make a huge difference. Your bathroom is no exception. If the soap dispenser, toothbrush holder, and storage cups you currently have are looking worse for wear, it’s time to toss ’em. This set will upgrade everything, all with a sleek, matte-black finish that’ll make your bathroom feel way more chic. ($33.90/set of 4 , Amazon)

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A rounded mirror to place over your sink…

Go modern with this matte black-finished mirror that’ll glam up an otherwise boring room. It can also work in an entryway or living room, but we love the idea of adding it to a bathroom. Decor hack: Mirrors will reflect light from windows or lamps, making a room appear brighter. ($74.66+, Wayfair)

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A table lamp that’ll make your WFH setup that much better…

Keeping an overhead light on while you work post-sunset can be harsh on the eyes. Customers rave about this lamp’s globe design and brightness, noting that the light is non-yellow and the lamp is easy to assemble. ($55.99, Target)

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