30 Home Improvements Under $30
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By Andie Huber
For most of us, completely redecorating our homes just isn't in the cards, but that doesn't mean we can't indulge in a few minor upgrades. From "tattoos" for tiles to streamlined, ergonomic cleaning supplies, we've rounded up 30 products that will change your home and make life easier—all for under $30.
Painted Prints2 of 31
It's not always easy finding a wallpaper you love, in just the right color. Rather than endlessly searching through swatch books, try Not Wallpaper's paint roller that lets you choose your own hue.
SHOP NOW: Not Wallpaper patterned paint roller, $19, etsy.com
Dining Accoutrements3 of 31
These Lucite napkin rings will work with any table setting, whether it is modern, traditional, bohemian or a little of everything.
SHOP NOW: Lucite napkin rings, $6 each, furbishstudio.com
Using Your Head4 of 31
Look thoroughly cerebral by hanging this vintage-inspired phrenology poster in your home.
SHOP NOW: Phrenology head poster, $24, urbanoutfitters.com
Fringe Fest5 of 31
The easiest way to add a splash of color and texture to any room? Drape a blanket over the back of a chair.
SHOP NOW: Teal stripe throw, $30, worldmarket.com
Vanilla Sky6 of 31
Enjoy the subtly sweet scent of vanilla and figs with this French bakery-inspired candle.
SHOP NOW: Illume boulangerie candle, $26, anthropologie.com
Wake-Up Call7 of 31
Rather than greet hard floors with bare feet in the a.m., add a faux sheepskin rug beside your bed for a gentler (and warmer) welcome.
SHOP NOW: Tejn faux sheepskin rug, $10, ikea.com
History Buff8 of 31
If you are overwhelmed by paint choices, choose a classic color with a historic past. Benjamin Moore's new Williamsburg color collection was inspired by Colonial Williamsburg.
SHOP NOW: Williamsburg Color Collection, $26 (per gallon), benjaminmoore.com
Picture Perfect9 of 31
Display a couple of your favorite photos from summer vacation and keep that easy-breezy feeling going through the fall.
SHOP NOW: Nate Berkus zigzag frames, $15 (each), target.com
Orange Crush10 of 31
Easily jazz up that tired dresser with luxe orange knobs that add a bit of glamour.
SHOP NOW: Braided coronet knob, $12, anthropologie.com
Chill Out11 of 31
We've all seen the whiskey stones, and now oenophiles have their own chillers, made to cool your pinot to just the right temperature.
SHOP NOW: Wine pearls, $25, uncommongoods.com
Rock Star12 of 31
Top off a stack of coffee table books with a golden rock cluster to give your table-scape that finished look.
SHOP NOW: Pyrite cluster, $30, jaysonhome.com
Time's Up13 of 31
Whether it's in your cubicle or on the fridge, this magnetic miniature clock will help you meet any deadline.
SHOP NOW: Magnetic mini clock, $30, muji.com
Warming Trend14 of 31
Stop the comforter tug-of-war with your significant other—buy your own blanket to keep you cozy through the night.
SHOP NOW: Favorite bordered throw, $29, westelm.com
Basket Case15 of 31
Put the lid on at-home office clutter with these woven handmade baskets.
SHOP NOW: Asunden baskets, $13 for two, ikea.com
Double Duty16 of 31
Banish the stack of sponges and scrubs sitting by the sink and replace them with a single cleaning tool. This innovative alternative can absorb spills, scrub off stuck-on grease and get into tight spaces.
SHOP NOW: Casabella sponge/Squeegee, $6, amazon.com
Pillow Pick-Me-Up17 of 31
While reupholstering a sofa can be expensive, changing out the throw pillows is not. Choose from eight different colors to refresh the look of a room.
SHOP NOW: Isabella Ikat throw pillows, $25 to $29 each, overstock.com
Wired In18 of 31
The secret to efficient organizing? Containing your stuff but still being able to ID it when you need it. These white wire baskets are up to the task.
SHOP NOW: White wire basket, $30, seejanework.com
Feel the Power19 of 31
Anything that makes doing dishes easier has us sold: Method's newest dish soap comes in an ergonomic trigger spray bottle that does more of the cleaning for you.
SHOP NOW: Method power soap, $4, drugstore.com
Hip to Be Square20 of 31
Available in five bold colors, these woven square cast-iron trivets have a handy hook for hanging them up and out of the way when not in use.
SHOP NOW: Cast iron kitchen trivet, $18, corekitchenshop.com
Tray Chic21 of 31
Gather all those odds and ends on your nightstand (rings, remotes and that still-unread paperback novel) and set them in a tray to instantly tidy up your sleep space.
SHOP NOW: Nate Berkus marble print tray, $25, target.com
Wall-to-Wall22 of 31
Wallpaper installation is an intense project—even for professionals. Break it down, with these easy to manage 10"x10" squares. Bonus? They are removable and reusable—eliminating the fear of making a mistake or ruining your walls.
SHOP NOW: Wallpaper tiles, $28 (for 3), indigoroot.com
In the Loop23 of 31
Get a tangled (and unsightly) knot of cords under control with these easy-to-use fasteners..
SHOP NOW: Flexi ties, $8, containerstore.com
Clean Sweep24 of 31
Wide but not unwieldy, this colorful cotton mop has natural lanolin that attracts dust, making polishing hardwood floors less taxing.
SHOP NOW: Duster mop, $30, crateandbarrel.com
Tiled & True25 of 31
Stuck with ugly tiles or just tired of the boring white ones your rental came with? Stick on these tile tattoos so your kitchen or bathroom will reflect more of your style.
SHOP NOW: Tile tattoos, $18 (set of 6), seejanework.com
Just Bead It26 of 31
Use these cleaning beads to get inside narrow, hard-to-reach spaces of vases and decanters. Simply add water and swirl.
SHOP NOW: Decanter cleaning beads, $13, casa.com
Lap Savers27 of 31
These blue-and-white cotton batik napkins have a cool global vibe with a modern graphic edge.
SHOP NOW: Batik napkins, $22, zincdoor.com
Prop Piece28 of 31
This vintage-inspired cast-iron owl will keep the door open without a hoot.
SHOP NOW: Cast-iron doorstop, $10, worldmarket.com
Sunny Side29 of 31
Keep the crisp smell of summer close to home with Mrs. Meyer's new Sunflower detergent, which includes a refreshing mix of citrus and melon scents.
SHOP NOW: Sunflower detergent, $16, mrsmeyers.com
Cups Runneth Over30 of 31
Having a group of friends over for brunch and the coffee mugs got mixed up again? Eliminate the confusion with this ombre stack—everyone gets their own shade.
SHOP NOW: Ombre stacking mugs, $13, worldmarket.com
Mood Lighting31 of 31
Scented candles are a no-no when you're dining, so use this fragrance-free alternative to set the mood at your next romantic dinner.
SHOP NOW: Mood light candle, $6 (each), hm.com
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