23 Inexpensive Ways To Seriously Upgrade Your Living Space
Use hollowed-out books to hide your router
A few books, purchased at a yard sale, make the perfect false front for hiding your router, modem and other unsightly tech. This one is a fun weekend project, but if you lack the time, you can always buy the finished product off Amazon Handmade.
Refresh your bathroom with a (weird) new shower curtain
What kind of shower curtain do you want? Maybe you'd like a sloth climbing the Empire State Building? A rhino shooting a rainbow from his horn? Or you could always go with this 100-percent polyester Jeff Goldblum classic.
Use these little hooks for mounting ALL. THE. THINGS.
Adhesive-backed Command Hooks are pretty much genius. These 5-pound capacity hooks are not only strong enough to hold coats and hats, they're also an easy way to mount curtain rods with no tools required.
Use wall-mounted plant hangers to bring life to your walls
This simple-yet-beautiful geometric planter is perfect for hanging succulents in your living room, or for growing fresh herbs right in your own kitchen.
Bring in a pop of color with an affordable accent chair
This four-star mid-century modern chair is the perfect way to add a stylish pop of color to your space. It's available in blue, green, gray, yellow, purple and the orange color seen here.
Add USB ports to any wall outlet without calling an electrician
Don't compete with your smartphone for outlet space. This simple snap-on wall plate adds a pair of USB ports to any outlet without blocking existing plugs.
Add some ambience to your fireplace with remote-controlled candles
This set of nine remote-controlled candles looks great decorating a fireplace or a dining table, and are safe for kids and pets to be around. Each candle requires 2 AA batteries (not included).
Keep hilarious coasters on hand to keep your guests in line (and your furniture looking mint)
If you want to do some entertaining, you'd better have a plan to defend your furniture from your friends. These humorously aggressive coasters will remind them all where their beverage belongs -- on a coaster.
Turn your place into a futuristic smart home with this money-saving starter bundle
Want to start building a smart home, but don't know where to begin? If so, this bargain-priced bundle is exactly what you need: You get an Echo Dot personal home assistant and a WeMo smart plug that you can switch on and off by voice command.
Add a new accent rug to your floor ... or your furniture
This fuzzy faux-sheepskin rug isn't just for floors! Throw it on a chair or sofa to add a lot of character for just a little bit of money.
Upgrade your bathroom with a Bluetooth-enabled showerhead
This showerhead won't stop you from singing in the shower. In fact, it'll help you add background singers into the mix.
Use an essential oil diffuser to make your home smell amazing
Forget those silly little Glade PlugIns -- essential oil diffusers work much better. Add a few drops of lemongrass or lavender oil to some water, turn it on, and let it do its work.
Put lights inside your toilet to eliminate late-night accidents
This motion-activated nightlight fits any toilet. Powered by 3 AAA batteries (not included).
Add LEDs to the back of your TV to make it look high-end
With these easy-to-mount LED strips, you can turn any budget TV into a high-end focal point for your living room. All you need is a TV with a USB input, and you're good to go.
Swap out your bulky Ikea furniture with slimmer, classier alternatives
Sure, Ikea is inexpensive, but there are great furniture deals to be had on Amazon, too. This mid-century modern TV stand is just 15.75 inches deep, comes with quality hardware, and looks incredibly stylish.
Add more storage -- and style -- with these decorative shelves
This set of three square wood shelves (one 5-inch, one 7-inch and one 9-inch) makes a great accent for any wall.
Buy a helping hand to keep all your jewelry organized
This skeletal hand keeps your rings and bracelets organized and looks eerily good doing it.
Use these magical fairy lights to brighten any space
These solar-powered fairy jars are the perfect way to light up a small balcony or backyard for some summer fun.
Use this simple organizer to keep your wire mess in check
If you've got a smartphone and tablets to charge, you know how easy cords are to tangle and lose. With this simple organizer, all your important wires will be in one easy-to-find place.
Turn your coffee table into the dining table you wish it was
This adjustable coffee table -- a favorite of Amazon reviewers -- makes your couch an even more attractive place for serving meals and working on your laptop.