10 Little Ways to Update Your Home for Less Than $100

When it comes to DIY home projects, inexpensive does not have to equal inconsequential. For less than $100, you can create custom light fixtures, build accent walls, update your floors, or design one-of-a-kind decor. Budget home projects can make a big difference, as proven by this bunch of crafty bloggers.

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  • A Modern Take on a Wall Sconce

    If you can screw in a light bulb and drill a few holes, you can make a hanging bedside lamp like Carrie of Dream Green DIY. Decidedly modern with a neon green cord, this updated wall sconce is the perfect solution for bedrooms with small nightstands. Bonus: No electrical skills required!

  • Clever Copper-Pipe Paper-Towel Holder

    When Tan of Squirrelly Minds gave her kitchen a mini makeover, copper pipe played a big part in the new design. The orange-hue metal can be both edgy and inviting, and her clever suspended DIY paper-towel holder uses the shiny material in an unexpected way.

  • Modern Tassel Blanket

    For a playfully modern throw blanket, use neon yarn to create custom embroidered edging and chunky tassels like Sara of Tell Love and Chocolate. Her DIY tassel blanket, a simple IKEA upgrade, cost just $11, but the handiwork she put into it is priceless.

  • Balsa Wood Planter

    As Fran's green thumb got greener, she found herself needing more containers for her growing collection of plants. So the Fall For DIY blogger pulled out her craft knife and got to work cutting and stacking circles to make this simple and inexpensive balsa wood planter.

  • Quirky Faux-Cermic Animal Bookends

    White painted llamas are the focal point of these DIY bookends, inspired by Jonathan Adler's ceramic -- and much pricier -- dachshund version. Chelsea of Lovely Indeed used wood scraps, plastic animals, and paint to create inexpensive book storage that maintains the clean, contemporary, and quirky vibe of the original.

  • Playroom Plank Wall

    When deciding how to construct a wood-plank accent wall for the playroom, Julia of Tag and Tibby went with vinyl flooring to make the job easier. As a result, her modern rustic DIY project cost less than $100 -- and no power tools were required.

  • Luxe Leather DIY Clock

    Erin of Francois et Moi saved money on her DIY teak-and-leather clock by sourcing the materials -- a plate and a belt -- at her local thrift shop. For less than $7, including the clock kit, she crafted a luxe-looking handmade clock with modern-rustic appeal.

  • Pretty Peel-and-Stick Flooring

    If the idea of a peel-and-stick floor scares you, Kari Anne's beautiful and inexpensive butler's pantry makeover will quell your fears. The Thistlewood Farms blogger covered up a dark and dated faux-brick floor using alternating colored tiles in a classic diagonal pattern.

  • Galvanized Light Fixture

    Jamie of Southern Revivals found the perfect galvanized light fixture for her boys' bathroom makeover -- except for the $527 price tag. Instead, she gathered a trio of gooseneck fixtures, a wood board, and some metallic spray paint and designed this vanity light fixture for $100.

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    Anthro-Inspired Hanging Pot

    Lindsay of Shrimp Salad Circus had her eye on Anthropologie's Candy Dish Hanging Pot when she realized she could DIY a knock-off for less than a sixth of the price. Using just a handful of crafting supplies, the blogger created a vintage modern planter perfect for adding greenery to her studio space.

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    Bonus: Easy Window Treatment

    Give windows fresh style with this so-easy window treatment DIY.

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