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How to Update Your Home For Under $100

Oct 22 2015 - 6:40am

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!

Additional reporting by Emily Bibb

Front Door: Update Your Mailbox

Update your current box with this vintage-inspired envelope mailbox [1] ($49) — available in four finishes to match your home's other accents.

Front Door: Replace Old Hardware

Simple touches like adding a new door knocker [2] ($28) is an easy and inexpensive way to refresh your front door.

Front Door: Add a Personal Touch

Put a smile on guests' faces while keeping dirt out of the house with this doormat [3] ($29) in front of your door.

Entryway: Update Your Lighting

Hang this glass pendant [4] ($99) to give your space an industrial vibe.

Entryway: Incorporate a Vase

Vases are a great touch to any space, especially your entryway! Use metal-rimmed glass vases [5] ($7) to display your favorite flowers or seasonal branches.

Entryway: Add a Functional Touch

This umbrella stand [6] ($60) 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 mirrored tray [7] ($30) to organize keys and mail.

Entryway: Add a Rug

Runners can create a warm welcome while adding texture and pattern. This runner [8] ($50) is dark enough not to show dirt while still incorporating a pattern.

Kitchen: Set the Table

Add neutral sophistication to your dining table with the quick addition of these grey and silver place mats [9] ($20 for a set of four).

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 [10] start at $39 per half gallon and can completely transform your kitchen in a weekend.

NA Kitchen: Hang More Lighting

Spruce up your breakfast bar and add more lighting by hanging this retro industrial pendant light [11] (on sale for $40).

Kitchen: Replace Old Hardware

New hardware like this knob [12] ($12-$14) will easily make your cabinets look like new.

NA Kitchen: Display With Baskets

Add these copper baskets [13] ($20) on top of cabinets to organize your kitchen with an industrial touch.

Kitchen: Rethink Your Storage

Ditch the chip bags and cereal boxes for these sleek glass canisters [14] ($23.96 – $79.96).

Office: Make a Statement

Turn bookends into a statement piece with this arrow option [15] ($49).

Office: Hang Your Work

Keep reminders and photos in sight by hanging this cork board [16] ($13) on your wall.

Office: Add Lighting

Light up you work space in a functional yet stylish way with one of these desk lamps [17] ($40).

Office: Hang Affordable Art

Hang up a little humor with a Division of Labor poster [18] ($50 for five). The quirky sayings are sure to make you smile.

Office: Turn Time Into Decor

Because nothing beats a statement clock, this retro Newgate biscuit clock [19] ($49) 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 sheepskin-shaped bath mat [20] ($39) is a fresh take on the standard square mat.

Bathroom: Replace Your Towels

Adding new towels to your bathroom, like these linen flower versions [21] ($15), add 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 [22] ($14.98) are a great way to add a stylish new twist to a bathroom without a new coat of paint or new tiling.

Bathroom: Hang New Hardware

A glamorous way to spruce up your bath and show off your accessories, this towel ring [23] ($14) 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 [24] ($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 [25] ($19-$49). 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 Ikea Ribba frames [26] ($20) — 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 [27] ($59.95).

NA Bedroom: Hang Curtains

Curtains like these pom pom trimmed black out set [28] ($79) are stylish and functional.

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