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How to Update Your Home For Under $100

Aug 26 2014 - 3:04am

Updating your home can be a huge undertaking and cost a lot of money, but it doesn't have to be! For under $100, simple updates like a coat of paint, cabinet hardware, or even a new rug can make a big impact without a big budget. Whether you're looking to update your kitchen or outdoor space, consider these affordable essentials — no contractor or plumber needed!

Front Door: Create a Lush Welcome

Greet guests with a traditional welcome. The eucalyptus wreath [1] ($79-$89) adds a lush year-round touch with zero maintenance.

Front Door: Update Your Mailbox

Update your current box with this vintage-inspired envelope mailbox [2] ($49) — available in four finishes to match your home's other accents.

Front Door: Replace Old Hardware

Simple touches like adding a new brass door knocker [3] ($65, originally $88) is an easy and inexpensive way to refresh your front door.

Front Door: Add a Personal Touch

Personally greet your guests and stop dirt in its tracks by placing this personalized rubber frame doormat [4] ($89) in front of your door.

Front Door: Be Seen

Help guests find your home with these house numbers [5] ($24) that complete a contemporary entrance.

Entryway: Update Your Lighting

Hang this glass pendant [6] ($99) to give your space an industrial vibe.

Entryway: Incorporate a Vase

Vases are a great touch to any space, especially your entryway! Use textural vases [7] ($18) to display your favorite flowers or seasonal branches.

Entryway: Add a Functional Touch

This umbrella stand [8] ($79) is not only functional, but also guaranteed to add style, even when it's raining.

Entryway: Display Practically

If your entryway has a side or console table, then utilize this lacquered tray [9] ($20, originally $80) to organize keys and mail.

Entryway: Add a Rug

Runners can create a warm welcome while adding texture and pattern. This runner [10] ($50) is dark enough not to show dirt while still incorporating a pattern.

Kitchen: Add a Fresh Touch

Freshen up a window or sink area by planting low-maintenance succulents in this small resin planter [11] ($89).

Kitchen: Set the Table

Add sophistication to your dining table with the quick addition of a fabric place mat [12] ($6).

Kitchen: Showcase Your Cookware

Create more cabinet space and showcase your pots and pans with this steel pot rack [13] ($50).

Kitchen: Paint Your Walls and Cabinets

There's nothing like a fresh coat of paint to completely change the feel of a space. These colors from DwellStudio [14] start at $39 per half gallon and can completely transform your kitchen in a weekend.

Kitchen: Hang More Lighting

Spruce up your breakfast bar and add more lighting by hanging this mini pendant light [15] ($59).

Kitchen: Replace Old Hardware

New hardware like this knob [16] ($9-$11) will easily make your cabinets look like new.

Kitchen: Add a Bar Cart

This utility cart [17] ($90, originally $100) is a great option if you are looking to add more storage without having to remodel.

Kitchen: Display With Baskets

Add these wire baskets [18] ($39, originally $54) to a shelf or transparent cabinet to organize your kitchen with an industrial touch.

Kitchen: Rethink Your Storage

Ditch the chip bags and cereal boxes for these sleek glass canisters [19] ($29-$100, originally $30-$119).

Office: Make a Statement

Turn bookends into a statement piece with this wood block option [20] ($40).

Office: Hang Your Work

Keep reminders and photos in sight by hanging this cork board [21] ($13) on your wall.

Office: Add Lighting

Light up you work space in a functional yet stylish way with one of these desk lamps [22] ($98).

Office: Hang Affordable Art

Hang up a little humor with a Division of Labor poster [23] ($53 for five). The quirky sayings are sure to make you smile.

Office: Turn Time Into Decor

Because nothing beats a statement clock, this chevron clock [24] ($99) will make an eye-catching office detail.

Bathroom: Switch Up Your Bath Mat

Warm up your tile floor with a new bath mat. The flower silhouette of this rose bath mat [25] ($38) is a fresh take on the standard square mat.

Bathroom: Replace Your Towels

Adding new towels to your bathroom, like these cotton towels [26] ($13), adds texture and a serene appeal. Although these towels are muted, bath linens in all colors are an affordable way to switch up your current color palette.

Bathroom: Update Your Shower Curtain

Shower accessories like this shower curtain [27] ($80, originally $100) are a great way to add a stylish new twist to a bathroom without a new coat of paint or new tiling.

Bathroom: Add Accessories

Line your shelves and keep organized with these stoneware accessories [28] ($7-$20). A modern take on vintage apothecary jars, these bathroom accessories add a sleek touch.

Bathroom: Hang New Hardware

A glamorous way to spruce up your bath and show off your accessories, this bath hardware [29] ($32) has a high-end finish without a high price.

Bedroom: Switch Up Your Bedding

For a quick bedroom overhaul, change up your bedding. This duvet set [30] ($15, originally $25) has a neutral color and a simple pattern that will mesh well with preexisting decor.

Bedroom: Add a Rug

Add layers to your room with a rug like this gray rug [31] ($19-$89). Use a neutral palette and simple pattern to add dimension and warmth to your space.

Bedroom: Create a Gallery Wall

Dress up bare walls and show off your favorite photos using these Pottery Barn frames [32] ($55 – $71, originally $69-$89) — perfect for creating a gallery wall and an affordable focal point.

Bedroom: Consider a Side Table

Add color and organization to your bed area with an affordable tray table [33] ($50).

Bedroom: Hang Curtains

Curtains like these Cost Plus ones [34] ($30-$40) are a great way to add color and quickly change the look of a room.


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