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

Published on: Aug 26, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round
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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’ve rounded up a bunch of stylish home finds that all come in under $75. Cha-ching. 

Custom Banner
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. Production takes up to five days, so allow for a bit of wiggle room when ordering. ($16+, Small Branches on Etsy)

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delicate macrame hanging
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. ($26+, The Twisted Thread Co. on Etsy)

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Faux marble wallpaper
Faux marble wallpaper so you can DIY 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. ($5.99+/roll, Amazon)

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peel-and-stick backsplash
And 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. Hello, HGTV. ($21.99+/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 ridiculously 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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zodiac-themed throw pillow
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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Brass cable clips
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. ($11.98+/2 pack, Brighttia on Etsy)

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LED string lights
LED string lights to add to your bedroom for ultimate cozy vibes…

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
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. ($64.99, Wayfair)

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A textured pouf
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. ($50+, Target)

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Peach fringed coasters
Peach fringed coasters to keep out on a coffee table…

Not only is their design eye-catching, but they’ll also come in handy when you’re looking to avoid water rings that can form on side tables and nightstands. They’re handmade in Uganda from raffia and banana fibers, and carefully dyed, so no two sets are ever the same. ($49/4 pack, Jungalow)

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floating wood shelves
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. First you can select the finish of the wood before choosing the size of the shelf. The hanging hardware is included, so you’ll have everything you need right in the box. ($65.82, Wayfair)

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bubble candles
A pair of bubble candles to place around your home…

Add some whimsy to your coffee table with these playful lil’ 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. ($14.99/2 pack, Amazon)

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soy wax candle
And a soy wax candle with concrete and rose-gold flakes for a more elegant vibe…

Traditional candles are a thing of the past. It’s 2021 and we’re all about the statement candle. ($45, Perpetual Bliss)

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A bathroom set
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. ($33.99/4 pack, Amazon)

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A rounded mirror
A rounded mirror to place over your sink…

Go modern with this gold-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. ($73.99, Wayfair)

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A globe table lamp
A globe 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 design and brightness, noting that the light is non-yellow and the lamp is easy to assemble. ($55.99, Target)

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