50 Genius, Cheap Things That Make Any Room In Your Home Look More Expensive

Give your space the luxe treatment without spending a lot of money.

Written by Erin Celletti
50 Genius, Cheap Things That Make Any Room In Your Home Look More Expensive
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There are some things in your home that make it look extra chic, while others tend to just take up space and gather dust. So if you’re looking for easy and budget-friendly ways to elevate your living space, without actually buying expensive stuff, look no further than Amazon. From genius fixes that make old furniture look as good as new, to clever way to keep electronic cables out of sight, here are 50 of the most genius and cheap things on Amazon that can make any room in your home look more expensive, stat.


An Outlet Concealer That Hides The Eyesore Of Excess Cables

Now you can mask both the outlet and that tangle of cords that accompany plug-in appliances, thanks to this ultra-thin outlet concealer. The concealer plate plugs right into the wall and has an attached extension cord, so you can still plug things in — but tuck the mess of cords behind furniture, where it’s out of sight and out of mind.

  • Available options: 13


These Chic AF Adhesive Hooks For Towels, Jackets & More

These self-adhesive hooks add an elevated element of style and storage to any room, whether you use them in the bathroom to hang towels or in your entryway for coats. Made of sturdy stainless steel, they’re available in six different finishes including elegant brushed gold and chic matte black. They apply with simple adhesive — no hardware required.

  • Available colors: 6


This Flameless Candle Set That Looks Like The Real Deal

Add the elegance and illumination of flickering candles to any room, without the worry of open flames, with these flameless candles set in glass jars. Available in 10 chic colors and powered by AA batteries, the candles add instant moody vibes to your home, emitting a warm white glow. They’re controllable via remote, so you can set timers and turn them on and off from afar.

  • Available colors: 10


An Elevated Floor Register Cover That’s A Breeze To Install

You might not know this, but replacing your floor vent with a more artsy, aesthetically pleasing option is actually super easy to do — and it’ll give an instant makeover to any room. This floor register cover is available in a range of colors, sizes, and designs, so you can find one to suit your decor. Installation is foolproof — just drop it right into the vent.

  • Available colors: 12


This Detail Cleaning Tool Set For Hard-To-Get Areas

Make hard-to-clean areas easy to clean with these handy tools designed to tackle tight crevices. This set includes a variety of brushes, sponges, and microfiber dusters, so you can tackle window tracks, window blinds, car consoles, AC vents, and more. One reviewer raved, “I got this kit for my glass shower doors, but I’ve ended up using the kit to clean under my cooktop (between the cooktop and granite), cars, keyboards, and inside coolers. Def worth getting!”


This Tailored Wall Plate Cover That Refreshes Any Room

A simple swap of your existing switch plates can make such a difference in the overall feel of a room. This wall plate has a bright white finish with a classic border, adding a clean, elegant look to any space. It’s easy to install, too, as matching screws are included.


The Paint Pens That Touch Up Scuffs In A Flash

Minor scuffs and chips throughout the house have a way of adding up, but with these touch-up paint pens they can be gone in a jiff. Just fill one up with your desired paint color and use the fine brush tip to cover imperfections on walls, trim, painted furniture, cabinetry, and more. They’re designed for precise, drip-free application.


These Floating Shelves That Are True Multitaskers

Just like you, shelves can multitask. This set of floating wall shelves includes two pieces: one with two tiers of storage and another with a towel rod. Whether you use it in your bathroom for your toiletries or in the kitchen for spices and hand towels, they’re easy to install with the included hardware. Choose from six different colors to suit your decor.

  • Available colors: 6
  • Available sizes: 2


A Fan-Favorite Pet Hair Remover That Works Like A Charm

Love your pet but hate the hair they leave behind? Now you can easily and effectively remove fur with the ChomChom Roller, which puts standard lint rollers to shame. Boasting 129,000 five star ratings, it has a roller that traps hair fast and a built-in receptacle that can be emptied with the push of a button. Use it on rugs, furniture, and car upholstery.


These Hanging Wall Planters That Add An Instant Vibe

A little bit of greenery can go a long way in sprucing up your space, and these hanging wall planters do it in such a unique way. Available in four colors, including speckled white and modern rock gray, they can be filled with live plants, faux florals, or anything else that fits inside. They’re made from recycled plastic and natural stone powder so they’re lightweight and durable, too.

  • Available colors: 4


An Outlet Extender That’s Tricked Out With A Shelf

Maximize any wall outlet with this nine-in-one extender with so many handy features. Along with five AC sockets and four USB ports, this angled extender also features an LED night-light and a detachable shelf. It’s easy to install, thanks to its screw-in design.

  • Available colors: 2


These Puck Lights That Make Any Room Look More Expensive

Upgrade your lighting effortlessly with these LED puck lights that install with simple adhesive backing or hardware. They come with a wireless remote that controls brightness and turns them on or off, but they also have a touch-sensitive feature if remotes aren’t your thing. Add them in any room where you need a little more light or ambiance — without the need for tools or an electrician.

  • Available options: 5


The Stain Remover That Will Be Any Pet Owner’s BFF

Clean up after your pets, no matter where they roam, with the Angry Orange pet stain remover. A cleaner and odor eliminator in one, it uses active enzymes to tackle stains and odors — even the rough ones caused by urine, feces, and vomit. It’s safe to use on most surfaces including rugs, wood, and fabric, and is a definite must have for pet owners.


These Furniture Markers That Fix Flaws In Record Time

Fix up your worn or flawed furniture in seconds with this furniture repair kit that comes with both wood markers and wax sticks. The set includes common wood shades — like oak and cherry — to perfectly match your furniture. They’re super easy to use, too: Just draw or color over the scratch, let it dry, and voilà.


These Frames That Make For A Perfect Gallery Wall

Build your perfect custom gallery wall with this set of simple yet elegant picture frames. You can put them on display however you prefer — in lines, scattered, or even in an abstract pattern. Available in a variety of colors and sizes, they’re made of solid wood with white mattes, and feature built-in wall hangers for both vertical and horizontal hanging.

  • Available colors: 6
  • Available sizes: 7


A 2-Pack Of Night-Lights That Are A Step Up From The Average

Whether you’re looking for some extra light at night to help you see, or just wanting to set the ambiance when the sun sets, this two-pack of LED night-lights has you covered. Made with built-in sensors, they automatically turn on at night and off at dawn and have adjustable brightness. The unique framed design offers a modern touch.

  • Available colors: 7


These Chic Cabinet Knobs With A Pearly Design

Switching up cabinet pulls in the kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom is a relatively inexpensive way to elevate your style — and these pearly cabinet knobs are the perfect option. Each one has a unique surface variation, and is outlined by gold-tone hardware for an upmarket feel. The knobs are easy to install with the included breakaway screws.


The Corner Grippers That Keep Your Rugs Flat

Stop tripping and fumbling over the curled-up corners of your accent rugs, thanks to these rug corner grippers that keep corners flat. With a unique V-shaped design, each piece sticks to the rug — not the floor — and has a rubber layer that provides a secure, damage-free hold. They’re available in packs of four, eight, and twelve, and can be used anywhere you have an accent rug.


A Cable Management Box Made Of Gorgeous Wood

Hide your cables, cords, and charging wires with these chic wooden cable management boxes that look more like decor than a sneaky disguise. They’re made of solid wood and come complete with cable sleeves, ties, and clips, so you can bundle cords together. Just place a power strip inside — there are three cutouts for wires, allowing or flexibility in how you position it.

  • Available finishes: 4


The Illuminated Letters For Tailor-Made Lighting

With these light-up letters, you can add customizable illumination wherever you want — on bookshelves, desks, or dressers, for example. The sturdy letters stand up on their own and the individual LEDs give them a vintage, marquee-inspired look. These just might be the most fun way to add lighting to your space.


A Set of Soft, Glowing Light Bulbs For A Relaxing Ambiance

Never underestimate the power of good lighting — these dimmable, soft white light bulbs by GE give off a cozy glow that’s designed to create a relaxing vibe wherever you use them. Boasting a 4.6-star overall rating on Amazon, they’re energy efficient too — according to the brand, they’ll help you save on your electricity bill and can last for up to 13 years.


These Pre-Framed Art Prints That Look Like Antiques

When it comes to making your space feel elevated, wall art can make all the difference. These antique-inspired prints make it super easy, as they come already framed and ready to hang. Choose from nine different works of art in various color-coordinating frames to create the perfect gallery wall, or hang your favorite on its own for a solo showing.

  • Available styles: 9


A Tablet Wall Mount That Creates High-Tech Convenience

There’s something that feels super fancy about having a tablet mounted on a wall. It instantly makes your home feel high-tech, and can serve as a hub for controlling smart lighting, thermostats, and security systems. This wall mount snugly hugs your tablet between soft, scratch-free silicone bumpers, and has a cable management system to secure a cord.

  • Available options: 3


This Lamp & Wireless Charger With A Futuristic Aesthetic

Multitasking home accessories add an instant “zhuzh” to any room, like this lamp and wireless charger in one. Its sleek, abstract design seamlessly blends in with any decor, while the lamp offers three brightness levels that can be adjusted with a simple touch. Meanwhile, the base charges any wireless device, helping to cut down on cord clutter.

  • Available colors: 3


A Chic Valet Tray With Endless Organizing Possibilities

A catchall tray can be a chic and trendy way to have a designated space to drop small items, and this faux leather one is a great option. Available in an impressive 35 colorways and four sizes, the unique square shape with button corners adds a luxury feel, whether you place it on your dresser, desk, or in the entryway. It’s perfect for corralling loose items like lip balm, keys, and coins.

  • Available colors: 35


These Clear Storage Bins That Make Everything Feel More Orderly

Sometimes all you need to do to make your clutter look less, well, like clutter, is to keep items in designated bins. These plastic storage bins measure 11 by 8 inches, making them perfect for use pretty much anywhere — under the sink, in your closet, in the fridge, and more. With built-in handles on the sides, they’re easy to pull out when you need to access items.


This Set of Drawer Dividers That Instantly Makes You Feel Organized

This set of bamboo drawer dividers is the ultimate multitasking accessory, whether you use them in the kitchen, your sock or underwear drawer, or anywhere else you might need a bit of structure. These versatile dividers can be extended from 17.5 to 22 inches, and and are easy to install thanks to their spring-loaded design.


A 20-Pack Of Cleaning Sponges That Work Like Magic

Tough messes don’t stand a chance, thanks to these melamine cleaning sponges with a mighty, extra-thick design. All you need to do is wet them with a bit of water and get to work — no need for abrasive, scented cleaners. They’re suitable for most surfaces, including leather, marble, drywall, and metal. The best part? They ring up at a budget-friendly price.

  • Available options: 2


These Floating Shelves That Look Like They’re Actually Floating

Aside from just looking super cool, these floating shelves add instant storage and decor to any room in just a few minutes. Ideal for picture frames and mementos, they can be mounted side by side or one on top of the other. They’re available in four different finishes and each shelf can hold up to 11 pounds.

  • Available finishes: 4


The Linen Curtains That Are Light & Airy

Updating your window treatments can go a long way in elevating the look and feel of your home. These sheer linen curtains add light and airy vibes to any room you hang them in, since they beautifully diffuse the sunlight that streams through the windows. They’re available in 18 soft, soothing shades for a natural aesthetic.

  • Available colors: 18
  • Available sizes: 9


This Window Film That Adds Privacy Without Blocking Light

If curtains and blinds aren’t your thing, give this window privacy window film a try instead. The film blurs the window (hence the privacy aspect) but still allows all the sunlight to filter in. For installation, all you have to do is spritz the window with water and the film’s static cling will do the rest.

  • Available colors: 8
  • Available sizes: 15


The Contact Paper That Actually Looks Like Expensive Marble

This marble contact paper further proves that things can look super expensive while actually being super easy on the wallet. Made with durable PVC material and available in gray or black, the paper can be adhered to countertops, backsplashes, or any other smooth surfaces that need an element of style.

  • Available colors: 2
  • Available sizes: 13


A Vertical Storage Solution That Saves So Much Space

A unique twist on your average storage bin, these stacked baskets offer a vertical storage solution that’s pretty to look at and functional, too. The freestanding baskets only need minimal floor space to store a generous amount of produce, toys, office supplies, or whatever else you use it for.

  • Available colors: 2


A Super Chic Storage Basket That Comes In Muted Colors

Sometimes the difference between a sleek, organized space and a cluttered one is the use of a simple storage basket like this one. Made with coiled rope that’s tightly stitched for durability, it’s prefect for storing blankets, pet toys, and miscellaneous items that just don’t have a home. It’s available in a range of sizes, all in soothing, muted tones.

  • Available colors: 9
  • Available sizes: 3


This 4-Port Charging Dock That Organizes Your Tech Essentials

Look super tech-savvy and organized, too, with this four-port charging dock. It’s a great way to save surface space when charging devices, and it eliminates cable clutter, thanks to the short cords. It’s compatible with both Androids and iPhones, and a convenient LED light lets you know when your phone or tablet is fully powered up.


An All-In-One Decor Paint With Primer Built In

This all-in-one furniture paint makes DIY projects easier than ever before, since the formula also includes a primer and top coat. It’s ideal for furniture, kitchen cabinets, home decor, and crafts, drying to a beautiful chalky matte finish in just 30 minutes. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, the paint comes in 56 different hues.

  • Available colors: 56


These Elegant Storage Boxes With Lids That Double As Trays

Storage gets an aesthetic makeover with these cloth-covered bins that come with vegan leather lids. They’re perfect for housing knickknacks, jewelry, and other small essentials, and the indented lids double as trays. The two-tone design is effortlessly cool, but you can also choose from monotone options.

  • Available colors: 4


These Peel &-Stick Tiles That Look Like The Real Deal

These peel-and-stick tiles are much easier and cheaper to install than real tile — but still look like the real thing. Backed with permanent adhesive, they install without the need for grout or special tools, making them an approachable DIY job. They’re made from durable, low-luster vinyl and are water-resistant for use in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.

  • Available colors: 2
  • Available patterns: 2


An Interior Doorknob That Looks Too Cool To Be a Doorknob

You can add style to even your doors with this interior doorknob by Kwikset. Its modern, architectural design works great in any setting, but especially homes with more minimalist, contemporary decor. It’s equipped with a thumb-turn lock and finished with Microban for protection against germs.

  • Available finishes: 4


This Jute Rope Rug That Fits In With Any Decor

A neutral-toned rug adds so much to a room — texture, dimension, floor protection, and decor — and this jute area rug is no exception. This understated design blends in perfectly with any type of style: Japandi, coastal, French country — you name it. Made with sustainably harvested jute and natural fibers, it’s available in four colors and nine sizes to perfectly fit in any room.

  • Available colors: 4
  • Available sizes: 9


These Trendy Vases With A Modern Matte Finish

This set of two contemporary-style vases features a beautiful frosted matte finish and delicate sand texture for an aesthetic that feels modern and laid-back. Made from ceramic with glazed interiors, these off-white vases are a great option for displaying dried florals or fresh bouquets, and make for a really great gift idea, too.

  • Available colors: 3
  • Available sizes: 2


The Ceramic Coasters With A Terrazzo Design

Protecting your tables doesn’t have to be a utilitarian endeavor — for example, these ceramic coasters offer tons of style, too. Besides this terrazzo design, there are also abstract and marbelized version available. Of course, they’re functional, too; the ceramic is super absorbent and the cork backing is soft on delicate surfaces.

  • Available styles: 10


A Shiny Metal Trash Can That’s Cool AF

An elegant and compact option, this metal garbage can features a stainless steel finish and comes in seven stylish colors, including this gorgeous rose gold option. The small footprint means it can fit in a number of small spaces, like in your bathroom or next to your desk. It has a 2-gallon capacity and reviewers love that it has a wide top opening for extra convenience.

  • Available colors: 7


This Hanging Mirror That’ll Make Your Space Feel Bigger

This hanging mirror is an easy way to make any room feel brighter and more spacious — and it’s earned a stellar 4.6-star overall rating on Amazon. It measures a mid-size 12 by 16 inches, making it a practical addition to nearly any room. Coming in a variety of frame styles, the mirror is hung with an attached chain that adds a rustic aesthetic.

  • Available styles: 6


A Velvet Throw Pillow That Only *Looks* Expensive

A few throw pillows can be all you need to step up your interior style game, whether on the couch, your bed, or on your favorite comfy chair. This velvet throw pillow is available in more than a dozen rich, vibrant colors, and adorned with pretty pleats and a tufted design. It looks vintage, for a unique, one-of-a-kind aesthetic.

  • Available colors: 13


This Reed Diffuser Topped With Pretty Dried Flowers

Get soothing fragrance and gorgeous decor in one with this decorative reed diffuser. This luxe reed diffuser is filled with 6.7 ounces of fragrant essential oil and topped with gorgeous dried baby’s breath flowers for an elevated look. The scent lasts for up to 90 days — and looks good doing it.

  • Available scents: 20+


A Charming Ceramic Holder For All Your Cooking Utensils

Instead of cramming your kitchen tools into a drawer, keep them within easy reach and at the ready in this ceramic utensil holder. With a timeless farmhouse design, it features embossing on the exterior, along with a stainless steel accent. It’s a heavyweight with a steady base, so it won’t tip over when you reach for the spatula.


This Countertop Organizer That’s Pretty To Look At

This countertop organizer is a great space-saver, as its 90-degree design fits perfectly into corners. The two shelves offer ample storage and the bottom features nonslip padding for extra stability. Use it in the bathroom for cosmetics and toiletries, or put it to work in the kitchen for cooking oils, condiments, and spices.

  • Available colors: 3
  • Available sizes: 2


A Bamboo Shoe Rack You Can Even Use In The Bathroom

Made from premium moso bamboo, this shoe rack is perfect for entryways, but you can also stick it in your closet or use it in the bathroom for toiletries and slippers. It comes in a variety of sizes — and you can also choose options with up to six tiers of storage — so it’s easy to find a match for your shoe collection, no matter how extensive or minimalist it is.

  • Available styles: 13


This Wood Polish That Instantly Cleans & Shines Your Furniture

If you have wood floors, furniture, or doorframes that are in need of some attention, this wood polish and conditioner is up to the task. It’s made from a unique blend of beeswax, carnauba wax, and orange oil, polishing surfaces to a soft luster. It leaves behind a protective coating to prevent further drying and cracking, ensuring your wood pieces look great for years to come.