It’s the little things! Home upgrades and improvements do not have to cost a fortune or become huge endeavors. You can easily beautify your space with inexpensive items that are fairly easy to install. While it is fun to daydream about your fantasy kitchen big projects are not always convenient or within budget. If you are itching for some change, you don’t have to phone the contractor. Easy DIY projects can really make a huge impact if you are strategic about them.
We decided to round up some incredible home hacks or upgrades that will cost you less than $50 and can be completed in a weekend or in many cases a weeknight. From peel-and-stick wallpaper to easy-to-install lights, there is no shortage of ways to make your home look even better. Take a look at our suggestions for some DIY home upgrade inspiration!
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$49 at the time of publication.
Add natural beauty and texture to any window in your home with inexpensive bamboo shades. These shades from Amazon come in a variety of different color finishes so you can find the right one for your unique space.
$24 at the time of publication.
Are you looking for a touch of warm, rustic charm? This mat looks fantastic and it’s one of the first pieces of home decor that your guests will encounter. It’s always good to make a great first impression!
$32.50 at the time of publication.
Looking to bring some energy to a space? These amazing, velvet pillow covers will do it! They come in a variety of different colors for you to find the right combination that will fit your color scheme. Changing your throw pillow covers is so easy but it makes a huge impact in any room of your home.
$7 at the time of publication.
One of the most fulfilling things you can do for your home is to curate art that expresses your unique point of view and style. However, it can be so expensive! That does not have to be the case. These beautiful works of art come in a set of 4 and they are as inexpensive as it gets!
$40 at the time of publication.
Wall scones look sophisticated and luxurious but they can be pricey! This wall scone comes in a stylish brass finish and it does not break the bank. You can hang it as pictured or flip it upside-down. Pro tip: these look best in pairs.
$34 at the time of publication.
Hate the idea of wallpapering (or the price of it)? Painting a wall stencil is an affordable option that allows you to pick whatever color(s) in the world you want for it. You can go for a small accent wall with this or make a huge impact over a large wall. Plus, it’s a really fun project to do.
$14 at the time of publication.
One of the easiest and most affordable home upgrade items on this list are these magnetic accents that you apply to a garage door to make it look like it cost ten times more than it actually did. Slap these babies on your garage door to give it a rustic, barn feel.
$35 at the time of publication.
Recessed lighting is expensive if you go the traditional route. But, you can get the same look at a fraction of the cost with this little, stick-on LED lights. Stick under your kitchen cabinets to light the counter at night for a winning, decadent look.
$46 at the time of publication.
Nothing brings a room together like the right curtains. We urge you to go with velvet for an upgraded, luxury feel that will make your home look so rich! These come in many different sizes and colors for you to find the right fit for you.
$24 at the time of publication.
Upgrade your outdoor dining area with the touch of a button. These inexpensive lights brighten up one of the most overlooked spaces of our homes our patios, decks, and yards. Set these up with your phone and just tap for some warm light to enjoy your evenings under.
$15+ at the time of publication.
Got some ugly flooring that you want to upgrade? These tiles are easy to clean, have a modern feel, and make a statement without making too much of a fuss. Further, these are a breeze to install and you can customize your order with this Etsy seller.
$27 at the time of publication.
What’s better than a new coat paint? Peel-and-stick wallpaper! We’re talking some of the easiest DIY projects out there. Adding a textured backdrop to a space like a kitchen backsplash, powder room, even the back of a shelving unit has never been easier. We love the texture and price from this brand. It comes in a few different colors as well.
$31 at the time of publication.
Traditional picture lights cost a fortune and are a pain to install. Yikes! You can get the same look at a fraction of price and the headache. They really elevate any space but look especially fantastic in your living room.
$28 at the time of publication.
A runner can make a hallway or your kitchen look much larger. This inexpensive one has a classic look that will bring some love to your home. It comes in a variety of sizes and colors. Remember: the longer the better so break out the tape measure.
$25 at the time of publication.
Does your home’s front entrance need some love? These white lattace planters will do the trick! Get a couple to group together and plant some beautiful plants to enhance your entrance and make it more inviting.
There you go! We hope you found these home upgrade ideas to be useful and inspiring. You don’t have to spend a ton to improve your home. The small things really do add up and make a difference! Now, weekend warrior, go ahead and order some of these products to tackle a project this weekend!
Andrew is an Assistant Editor for Mamas Uncut with over ten years of experience as a writer in the creative, marketing, and blogging spaces. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a passion for telling stories in a variety of mediums. Obsessively making lists, reporting celebrity news, and diving into emerging pop cultural topics are a few of his interests.
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