How to upgrade your home for under $500
Whether for yourself or your home, buying new things is always exhilarating. But, treating yourself doesn’t have to mean increasing your line of credit. There are plenty of products that can upgrade your home at wallet-friendly prices.
- While spring cleaning works best in the spring, you can do it any time of year. It might not be fun, but following a checklist by Martha Stewart ensures you’ll do it right. In addition to the list, remember to check these oft-forgotten areas, too.
- Along with clearing up the clutter, you can treat yourself and your space. Check out this list of absurdly expensive everyday items to give you a bit of inspiration.
- Even if you stick to the decor you have, there’s a way to make your place look even better. Take these tips from home staging experts to make your house feel more like a home.
Although the first day of spring was a month ago, it’s only this week that most of the US has seen a change in weather. Bright sunny days paired with blooming flowers put us all in great moods. But it also casts light on the clutter we’ve built up throughout the winter. Now is the time to tackle the clutter and give your space a bit of life. We’re not talking about an entire redesign. You can actually upgrade your home for under $500. Simple changes can have a big impact and will totally get you ready for the summer.
There’s no limit to buying beautification home products
When it comes to upgrading the home, we tend to look for items that are fit for purpose but also enhance the interior design. Of course, hiring a designer or even replacing big-ticket items is often cost-prohibitive. However, there’s plenty of inspo out there to keep you on a budget. Here are some of our favorite products that can enhance your space:
Designed specifically for the Moebe Frame, Floating Leaves is a series of botanical photography to elevate your space. It is a collaboration between three design companies based in Copenhagen: Moebe, Paper Collective, and Norm Architects. Made using a special printing method, the prints are added to transparent film. Price: $36.56
Made by hand, this beautiful light illuminates your space in more than one way. At the bottom is a large cutout that is similar to other lamps. However, the Claylight Pendant also features slices into the shade to allow light to escape. Price: $319.20
Featuring a signature cone shape and smooth anodized aluminum body, Aromax gives an inviting and approachable feel. Likewise, it creates a feeling of understated luxury. Additionally, the Aromax’s functions are simple and intuitive to use, reflecting the craftsmanship and attention to detail. Price: $369
Designed specifically for sustainably-grown air plants, this larger planter is the perfect showpiece for any indoor or outdoor space. Made from reclaimed wood, the planter raises up your chosen greenery. The by-hand finishing brings out the natural beauty of the grain for a truly natural design. Price: $295
Featuring cotton and polyester, the Grey Double Hanging Cacoon combines an outdoorsy feel and total comfort. Working both indoors and out, it’s the most luxurious way to hang out. Price: $471
Useful home products that won’t break the bank
Now, upgrading your home isn’t confined to home decor alone. You can also purchase products that will enhance the way you live.
Featuring real wood, this collection is complete with a variety of modules to make your desk picture perfect. At the heart of the Desk Shelf System is the actual desk shelf. You can add and remove modules as you need to keep everything right where you want it. Price: $180
Easy to use and maintain, this system produces exceptionally fresh fruits and vegetables. The KANA-chan has an innovative design to promote a flow of nutrient solution. As there is no soil or bacteria, the system efficiently spreads oxygen and liquid fertilizer. Price: $180
The play table comes with four double-sided playboards that are stackable and provide endless fun. The playboards include a wooden cover, puzzle base, blackboard, whiteboard, Lego Duplo base, Lego Classic base, world landscape and city landscape. Don’t let the kids spoil the wall decor anymore! Price: $207
Featuring a line of home fragrances, Orbella Fragrant Moss grows in a glass terrarium. Using water, sunlight, and CO2, it offers an eco-friendly and healthier alternative to traditional air fresheners. It’s even solvent-free. Price: $79
Products to help you find your zen
Feeling relaxed in your own home is imperative. Doing so will help you cope with the stress of your everyday life.
As a result, you need to fill your space with items that will help you find inner peace. Here are some products to treat your mind and your soul:
Breathe is a meditation tool that can help you get started with meditation or improve your meditation practice. The lamp helps you pace your breath and focus on the present moment. Price: $59
With its unique triangle shape, this meditation cushion provides optimal support by placing your body in the seated cross-legged position. It offers benefits such as correct posture, proper body alignment, comfort, and stability so you can get the most out of your practice. Price: $119
Made from French grown flax linen, Olive Wren offers timeless bedding that lasts. Pumice stones are used to pre-wash the linen, abrading the fabric to create a relaxed look. Additionally, stone washing loosens the fabric weave, increasing flexibility and softness. Price: $95
It appears as two glowing loops intertwine, while the third levitates around the outside. But if walk up to the lamp, you’ll realize the illusion. From the side, the lamp is actually flat. It makes a great conversation starter and a cool addition to any home. Price: $125
Go on, treat yourself!
Sometimes you purchase things just because you like them. We’re here to tell you that that is totally okay. Here are a bunch of things that we really like:
The Smoke Canvas set features an array of smoke coming in blue and orange and meeting in the middle panel. All five panels are oil paintings that are wrapped around a stretched canvas. The oil painting is 100% handmade and showcases a top level of artistry and creativity. Price: 149.99
Similar to the classic lava lamp, the Ferrofluid lamp features a unique display but uses black ferrofluid instead of colored wax. Using patent-pending technology, you can actually interact with this lamp which adds another dimension to your decor. Price: $99.99
Using angular hour and minute hands, the Silo is a moving sculpture that changes its shape as it tells the time. Featuring a truly unique design, Silo is much more than a simple wall clock. Price: $156.85
Available in a variety of colors, the Hoagard World Map is a stunningly modern display of the continents of the world. Coming in two sizes, this work of art features 1.5mm steel. Price: $98.97
By redesigning old Jerry Cans from World War II, Danish Fuel has created a luxury bar cabinet. With a luxurious and industrial look, the bar cabinet comes in four unique designs. Price: $397
After all that spring cleaning, you deserve to treat yourself by upgrading your space. Do you have something cool we could add to the list? Share with us in the comments below.
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