40 clever, cheap ideas to make your home look better – Mic
Something about having a stylish, organized home just feels good. Gorgeous accent walls, a tidy kitchen, and a cozy bedroom can make a world of difference when it comes to being in a good mood after a full day of work. But if you aren’t sure how to decorate, don’t worry. I’ve come up with a ton of clever, cheap ideas that can make any home look better.
While changing up your decor may seem daunting, I’ve made sure that each idea you’ll find below is easy to accomplish. For example, that blank wall you’ve been struggling with could definitely benefit from a set of stylish floating shelves or even some peel-and-stick wallpaper. Or, if your bathroom feels a little outdated, there are also trendy drawer pulls, space-saving towel racks, and even a bright toilet mat that adds a pop of color to dull floors — but that’s just the start.
If you want to see more cheap decorating ideas, you’ll just have to keep scrolling.
Use creative shelving to make an eye-catching accent wall
Got a blank wall in your home that you aren’t sure what to do with? Use these floating shelves to create a gorgeous accent wall. Assembly and mounting shouldn’t take more than an hour, making them great for casual DIYers — and you can even line up multiple sets of shelves to cover more space if needed. Choose from five finishes: rustic white, espresso, grey, natural, or solid white.
Swap out plain candle holders with these gorgeous ones made from Himalayan salt
Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest impact — like these candle holders. They’re made with real pink Himalayan salt, giving them each a unique look that’s sure to elevate any dining or coffee table. Many reviewers also wrote about how they’re “well made.”
Open up some extra space with help from this over-the-door drying rack
If that bulky drying rack is making your mud room feel cramped, consider making the switch to this over-the-door version. Not only does it take up significantly less space, but the breathable polyester mesh lets air flow through to help your clothes dry quickly. Installation is also a breeze; simply hang it over any standard-sized door and it’s ready to go.
Throw out that flimsy paper towel holder in favor of this sleek marble option
Made from natural grey and white marble, this paper towel holder is basically guaranteed to be a step up from the flimsy metal one you might be using. The heavy base keeps it stable when you’re ripping sheets off, while felt pads underneath help protect your counters from scratches. “This is the best upright free-standing paper towel holder ever,” wrote one reviewer.
Make your bathroom feel like a spa with this bamboo bath mat
A few scented candles, some fluffy towels, and this bamboo bath mat are all you need to give your bathroom a spa-inspired makeover. Nonslip gaskets on the bottom help keep it from shifting out of place on wet floors, while a water-resistant finish helps keep it looking good over time. Plus, the elevated design allows for maximum airflow, helping it dry quickly …….