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45 Tricks That’ll Make Your Home Look So Much More Expensive

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It’s easy to outfit your living space on the cheap, but scoring cheap things that actually make your home look expensive is much, much harder. You don't want to waste your time with lackluster items that look and feel low in quality, or shell out for pricy products when you could get a much better deal. Buyer’s remorse isn’t fun. No worries, though: you can score home products that are so impressive they’ll make people think you’re rich with a few quick clicks — and without spending very much at all.

You don’t have to scour the internet for the perfect geometric rug or a set of elegant dripless candles, because you can find them here. Whether you need a pair of battery-powered wall sconces or you're in search of a hotel-quality lamp, these bougie things for your home are actually bargains that bring a sense of “wow” to your space, regardless of your decor style.

These 45 items can all be found on Amazon, and they truly look so much more expensive than their price tags. Even better, they’re all highly rated by happy customers on the site. Scroll through the list below and check out these luxe-looking home items to start leveling up your home on a budget.

1

Hide Unsightly Cords & Cables In This Box

It’s hard to cultivate a super chic space when there are device cables jumbled up like linguini all over the place. The Baskiss cable management box keeps all your wires and cables neat and tidy while tucking them away from kiddos and pets. One Amazon shopper wrote that the box “took a jumbled mess and turned it into a sleek and attractive area.”

2

Make Your Closet Feel So Much Bigger With S-Shaped Hangers

A clothes-cluttered space hardly gives off an expensive vibe, but it can be tough to make the most of a small closet. This set of s-type hangers will level up your closet by allowing you to hang five pairs of pants, scarves, or towels on each hanger. It’s a great way to store trousers without causing wrinkles, too.

3

Use This Magic Socket To Make Cords Disappear

Nothing ruins a perfectly styled room more thoroughly than lots of visible cords and plugs. This electrical outlet cover, available in three-, six-, and eight-foot lengths, cleanly covers your electrical outlets while providing a power strip where you can plug in. It’s hard to hide cables when they’re plugged into the wall, but tuck the nearly-flush outlet cover and power strip behind a sofa or dresser and you’re good to go. “It allows us to push furniture flush against the wall. And it looks great if the outlet is out in the open,” raved one reviewer.

4

Use A Roll Of Double-Sided Tape To Help Your Rugs Lie Flat

Ever notice the way a good rug lays perfectly flat? Of course not. When a rug lies flat, you don’t have to notice it at all, which is a hallmark of luxury. Use this double-sided carpet tape to keep your rugs close to the floor and prevent ripples. No one will ever notice — but trust me, that’s a good thing.

5

Add Ambiance With Elegant Taper Candles

There’s nothing more elegant than a candlelit meal, but dripping globs of wax can certainly ruin the aesthetic. That’s why it’s so important that these Hyoola candles are totally dripless, in addition to being tall, tapered, and unscented (so you can enjoy the aroma of your romantic dinner instead). And since they come in a 12-pack and can burn for up to eight hours, their under-$20 price tag is secretly an amazing bargain.

6

Make Your Home Feel Like A Fancy Hotel With A Lamp That Charges Your Phone

The best part of staying in a nice hotel isn’t room service: it’s those lamps with the USB ports built right in. Recreate that expensive hotel experience for a much lower price with the OUNEDA lamp, which has USB ports and a two-slot outlet to charge your devices, plus a wireless charger and touch controls to turn the lights on.

7

Turn Posters Into Upscale Art With Magnetic Frames

Cheap posters can be an inexpensive way to cover your walls in art, and these sleek poster frame hangers are a great alternative to pricy frames if you actually want them to look expensive. Magnets embedded in the wood frames (which are available in sizes ranging from 8 to 24 inches wide) keep your art wrinkle-free and ready for display. One reviewer noted how the hanger is a “really nice look for canvas and posters that you don’t want to/can’t frame.”

8

Use A Mirror Tray To Make Organization Look Glamorous

Super luxe and unapologetically ornate, the Mukily mirror tray adds a touch of glam to any room. The tray comes in three finishes and can be used to corral jewelry or cosmetics, or even act as a chic serving tray. “This mirrored tray just transformed my bathroom to a 5-star Luxury Suite,” said one Amazon customer.

9

Fake A Built-In Curtain Rod With A Tension Rod

Nothing has to last forever, at least when it comes to decorating. This Ivilon tension curtain rod, available in a variety of sizes and in finishes like black, gold, and chrome, allows you to add beautiful curtains or shower curtains without damaging your drywall. Amazon reviewers love how the rod stays put when placed, with one shopper writing, “it’s easy to install, sturdy, and looks so cute.”

10

Brighten Any Room With Sheer Curtains

When you need beautiful curtains for your windows, but don’t want to spend a lot of cash, this set of two sheer panels fits the bill. And since good lighting is everything, it’s vital that they allow soft sunlight to filter through the fabric. Available in a bunch of colors and sizes, Amazon shoppers adore the light and airy curtains, with one reviewer noting that “the quality of the fabric was something I wasn't prepared for.”

11

Light Candles With This Rechargeable Lighter

Wander through your house lighting candles without fighting with matches or a butane lighter. This plasma lighter sends an electrical charge through two points in the tip, quickly igniting candle wicks. You never have to refill it, either. Just plug it into a USB port and charge it up. The long wand reaches deep into glass candle holders with no trouble at all.

12

Replace Your Bulky Dish Drying Rack With One That Rolls Up When You’re Done

Form meets function in this easy-peasy roll-up dish drying rack which provides a convenient drying surface without requiring you to permanently cover your counter with a bulky countertop rack. Unfurl the rack across the sink to dry dishes (or even fruit and vegetables), then roll it back up and tuck it away when you’re finished. The dishwasher-safe BPA-free design (available in three sizes) utilizes silicone-tipped stainless steel to keep both your countertops and dishes blemish-free.

13

Opt For Matching Dish Towels & Linens

Sustainable and super cute, these handy kitchen towels are available in sets of 10 with your choice of four color-coordinated prints sure to match any kitchen decor. The towels are made from a recycled cotton-polyester blend, and can be thrown into the wash whenever they need a quick refresh.

14

Replace Your Hangers With A Matching Velvet Hanger Set

The slim profile of these velvet hangers means you can fit more clothes in your closet — and they’ll look good, too, since they come in matching tones of black velvet and rose gold or other chic shades. But that’s just the beginning. The hangers hold your clothes securely, have more than 129,000 Amazon reviews with an overall rating of 4.8 stars, and they’re a super good deal since a 30-pack of suit hangers comes in at under $20. Choose between suit, skirt, or shirt hangers, in packs of 24, 30, 50, or 100.

15

Put Up Nice Metal House Numbers

Give your entryway or mailbox an upgrade by installing these rust-resistant stainless steel house numbers. Fashioned to appear both classic and modern, these should be bold enough to read clearly from the street. The numbers can be mounted flush, or you can use included spacers to float them a bit above your surface for a three-dimensional look.

16

Cover Your Throw Pillows With Luxe Velvet Cases

Revamp a tired couch or bed with this set of velvet throw pillow covers, which are available in over 30 rich and beautiful shades. Featuring a hidden zipper, soft texture, and tons of different size options, it’s no wonder that they have over 50,000 Amazon reviews, with one customer reporting that “these could easily pass for something from a high-end store.”

17

Add Fluffy Pillows To Your Bed & Sofa

When you want to decorate your bed or couch, just slip some chic pillow covers over this two-pack of Utopia Bedding throw pillow inserts to add instant comfort and style. The pillows are available in a variety of sizes, so you can choose the size that will best fit your space. More than 88,000 Amazon reviewers give the pillows an overall rating of 4.7 stars, which is how you know they’re truly a good product even though they’re cheap.

18

Install Easy Mood Lighting With Battery-Powered Sconces

There’s a phrase to describe what it’s like to set up these modern, matte black Westek wall sconces: easy-peasy. The pair of sconces is perfect for areas in your home where an outlet is not available and won’t require the aid of an electrician, since each sconce is powered by three AA batteries. Reviewers love that the sconces have an automatic shutoff and two different light settings.

19

Cover Chairs, Floors, & Furniture With A Faux Sheepskin Rug

Give yourself the gift of luxury with this fluffy faux sheepskin throw, which you can drape artfully over a chair or sofa, or place on the floor as an ultra-plush area rug. Available in a range of perfectly aesthetic colors and sizes, you’ll want to sink into the soft faux fur forever.

20

Make Fancy Pour-Over Coffee In This Beautiful Carafe

Get rid of that cheap and ugly coffee machine and set this beautiful pour-over coffee maker down on the counter. The elegant borosilicate carafe has a big curved handle and measure marks on the side and the brewer and pouring features are cleverly merged into one pretty piece. Just drop the stainless steel mesh filter into the top and slowly pour hot water over the grounds for a cup that tastes even better than it looks.

21

Use This Trusted Spot Remover To Make Carpets Look As Good As New

Nothing ruins a vibe like a stained carpet, so make sure yours stays totally spotless. Rocco and Roxie make a stain and odor eliminator that plenty of Amazon customers have grown dependent on. If you have a cat, you might want to stock up. “My wife came home from work and was again SHOCKED that the house had that “New Home” smell and the floors, the [hardwood] floors, looked amazing,” said one satisfied Amazon customer.

22

Cover Your Floor With An Artful Area Rug

An area rug, like this one from Maples Rugs, is one of the best ways to tie all your decor together so that it looks super expensive. Available in a handful of sizes (including a two-piece set), the rug has neutral gray and off-white shades that should work in a variety of different spaces. One reviewer was impressed, stating that “rugs are art for the floor and this one is no exception.”

23

Make A Statement With A Gallery Wall

When a single statement piece isn’t in your budget, a bunch of cheaper artwork can have a similar impact when arranged on the wall in matching frames. Get the gallery wall look with the usimples frame set, available in a variety of sizes and colors. Each frame includes a mat for a professional look, but you can also remove the mat to fit a larger piece of art. Reviewers suggest that the lightweight frames are “great for the money,” and it’s hard to deny that they’re truly a total bargain.

24

Keep Your Walls In Good Shape With Adhesive Hooks That Actually Look Nice

A massive upgrade from the plastic hooks you’d typically find in a college dorm, these Fotosnow hooks are made from brushed stainless steel, so they look expensive even though they attach to the wall by way of easy-to-apply adhesive. Whether you’re looking for a renter-friendly hook that looks fancy but doesn’t damage the wall or just don’t want to spend too much time on installation, these are exactly what you need. “Very modern clean look at a great price,” raved one reviewer.

25

Tidy Your Fridge Or Pantry With A Set Of Organizer Bins

The most expensive-looking kitchens are the ones with organizational systems that are totally on point. These clear stackable bins keep your fridge or pantry tidy and easily accessible for snacking, cooking, and meal prepping. The set includes eight shatterproof bins of various sizes, all of which are easy to clean with soapy water.

26

Keep A Sleek Kitchen Scale On The Counter

Measuring cups are fine, but keep this modern kitchen scale in your arsenal to show any guests you’re a serious baker (and to measure your ingredients more accurately when you bake). The seriously sleek scale comes in a handful of colors, allows you to measure in both grams and ounces, and is a lot more stylish than the price would lead you to believe — from the easy-to-read digital display to the monochrome finish.

27

Use A Matching Storage Set That Locks Closed For Fresher Food

You will always have an elegant, airtight container for lunches or leftovers once this set of 24 glass food storage containers and lids in a wide variety of sizes is in your kitchen. The borosilicate glass containers are dishwasher, freezer, and oven safe so you can cook right in them and then grab lunch from the freezer to microwave for lunch. The lids lock closed so there are no leaks.

28

Hang Your Hat Right Here On This Wooden Tree

When bags, backpacks, hats, and jackets are littered all over the house, that’s evidence that you need an easy place at the entrance to hang things. And there isn’t much that’s easier than this attractive wooden tree coat rack. Just assemble it and stand it near the door so everyone has a place to hang their hat on entry. This problem will then take care of itself. “This made a huge difference to get jackets, sweaters, hoodies off the couch,” said one of the almost 8,000 five-star reviewers.

29

Keep Your Microwave Pristine With A Collapsible Lid

Keep your kitchen looking designer showcase clean by using this collapsible microwave lid to cover your food. The lid comes in a handful of colors and can also be used as a base under your dishes in the microwave... no more burned fingers on hot plates. The manufacturer also boasts that due to the venting system, the cover can also be used as a colander to wash fruits and vegetables, making it truly multipurpose.

30

Sip Your Vino From These Stainless Steel Goblets

Next time you take a chilled glass of white wine out to the pool or deck, do it in these double-wall insulated wine glasses and that vino will stay at the perfect sipping temperature for hours. You lose none of the elegance of sipping from a goblet for this convenience, either, because this pair of unbreakable wine glasses comes in a wide range of colors and rests in your hand the way a glass of wine should.

31

Keep Your Beverage Creations In These Swing-Top Bottles

Whether you like to brew your own kombucha or buy tasty beverages at the big box store and need something handy to pour them from, these two beautiful, square-shaped glass bottles with airtight swing tops that lock closed are perfect. They look good, they handle well, and they hold over 33 ounces.

32

Use Fairy Lights To Make Your Space Sparkle

Create a romantic vibe in any room in your house with the set of twinkly fairy string lights. The 66-foot long string of lights is powered via USB and has eight different settings you can adjust by remote control. One reviewer wrote that while she originally didn’t have high hopes for such cheap lights, “They bend so easily which makes hanging them in any design incredibly easy. They are nice and bright and they made my cozy space perfect.”

33

Polish Your Wooden Furniture Until It Gleams

Old wooden furniture doesn’t have to look tired, thanks to Weiman wood cleaner. This restorative cleanser is designed to bring a luxurious gleam to wood. Smelling like cherry almond, this spray will give your furniture the TLC it deserves. Perfect for tables, chairs, cabinets, and bureaus, you can make every piece of wooden furniture in your home look brand new.

34

Store Your Magazines & Catalogs Neatly On Shelves With Decorative Containers

When the print magazines and catalogs you can’t bring yourself to part with are littered all over your living room, gather them together, snap together this magazine file, and set them all on a bookshelf where they can live permanently among your books. A front label lets you create your own categories and they come in four colors and patterns to spice up your shelves.

35

Set Your Dish Sponge In This Cute Holder

Instead of letting that wet kitchen sponge float around the sink area as chaos blows it, set it neatly in this ceramic sponge cup where it can dry off and become an objet d’art that’s fitting to the scene it’s in. It’s a small, simple touch that brings both beauty and order to this busy area. “Super cute! Remodeled my kitchen and this is the perfect little detail!” said one reviewer.

36

Add Bathroom Storage With A Stylish Over-The-Toilet Shelf

Store your sundries on this stylish freestanding shelf that’s designed to easily sit over the back of your toilet, without requiring you to drill any holes in the wall. The matte powder-coated iron comes in your choice of ultra-modern black or pristine white, which makes it a seriously attractive way to add additional storage to your bathroom.

37

Bake Your Pizzas On This Square Pizza Stone

Turn your pizza dough and toppings — as well as bread and cookies — into gorgeous meals with great crusts by baking them on this ceramic pizza stone. It won’t break the way some stones do, is grease and burn resistant, and has a non-stick glaze so your creations slide off easily. “All of my store-bought pizzas are turning out wonderfully because the heat is being distributed better. I also love the black coating, which makes it easy to clean,” said one reviewer.

38

Keep Your Plants Looking Their Best With Handblown Glass Watering Globes

Keep your houseplants happy with this colorful four-pack of watering globes. Not only are they made from gorgeously vibrant handblown glass that makes a colorful statement, but they also keep your plants happy (read: nice-looking) by automatically watering them. Just fill the orbs with water, flip them upside down, insert the stem into the soil and you’ll be all set for up to ten days. They’re great to use when you’re on vacation, but one happy reviewer even wrote that “I like these so much, and they're so pretty, that I've decided to just keep using them, even when I am home.”

39

Use Seriously Strong Double-Sided Tape For Invisible Hanging

A great way to make your home look expensive is to hang art, shelves, hooks, and other wall decor without any visible nails, screws, or adhesive. Use this double-sided tape for all of the above and more, whether you want to hang posters, keep your carpet flat, hold lightweight shelves in space, or stabilize outdoor decor. One reviewer even vowed they would never use “a nail and hammer ever again to hang something up.”

40

Create Beautiful Lighting With A Collection Of Pillar Candles

Nothing transforms a room more effectively than good lighting and candlelight is the most romantic and calming light there is. Stash these three pillar candles strategically around the place and light them when you want to boost the mood or create a relaxing vibe. They are unscented, smokeless, and hand poured and they come in a terrific selection of colors so that, even when not lit, they serve as elegant decor.

41

Make Burgers That Look Professional With This Cast Iron Skillet

You can get that just-off-the-grill look and taste to your burgers, steak, grilled sandwiches, and fish fillets without sweating in the yard, spending too much money in a restaurant, or doing much more than pulling out this cast-iron grill skillet and cooking on it. It has amazing heat retention and the ridges not only channel fats and juices away from your food but also deliver grill lines.

42

Transform Basically Anything Into Shimmering Gold

It’s hard to believe how easily you can make any surface look like it’s made from gold. All you need is a tube of Rub ‘n Buff, which you simply apply to any item and polish until it looks like shiny metal — the more you polish, the shinier it will be. Use it on basically any everyday object to transform frames, furniture, light fixtures, and more into glamorous masterpieces. The product comes in a number of different finishes, including several gold tones, ebony, and a few other metallics.

43

Make Whipped Cream Anytime With No Effort

Next time you serve a coffee drink, cocktail, or chocolate pudding ask, in all seriousness, “Would you like fresh whipped cream on that?” Then pull out this cream whipper, pour in some cream, and push a button to dispense whipped cream in beautiful shapes. It uses a CO2 cartridge and has three decorating nozzles so your cream is fancy. It also makes frosting and butter. It takes a quick treat from pedestrian to four-star dining with one sentence.

44

Turn Your Small Cutting Boards Into A Display

Instead of losing track of small cutting boards in a drawer or cupboard, organize and display them with this small cutting board organizer. It takes up very little space, has a lovely stainless steel finish, and allows airflow around your small boards while they dry.

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Brew Tea & Pour Over Coffee With This Pretty Kettle

The results are much better when you brew a pour-over coffee if you use a kettle with a gooseneck pour spout because it will allow you to pour slowly and precisely. And there is something classy and pleasing to the eye about the shape of this electric gooseneck kettle. Meanwhile, it is a very efficient and convenient kettle that brings water to a boil quickly at the push of a button and then shuts off so you don’t have to worry about forgetting a kettle on the stove.

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