PROPERLY decorating a home takes time, money, and a good eye.
Although most of us can admire beautiful spaces and hope to mimic what we see in magazines in our homes, it’s difficult to pinpoint what particular items will make your rooms pop.
An interior design expert and bargain hunter named Sarah Jane, whose YouTube channel Chic On The Cheap has nearly 550k subscribers, shared ten dollar tree products that will make your home look expensive.
BAR MOP DISHCLOTHS
Sarah claimed that white linens are always a better option than colored ones, as they will elevate the look of your bathroom:
“They just give your home that fancy hotel feel. It makes your home look crisp, and clean, and fresh.”
Although you may think the Dollar Tree Bar Mop dishcloths should only be used in your kitchen, the interiors expert said they look great in the bathroom as well.
She rolled them up into neat stacks and placed a few in a wicker container alongside a glass jar holding cotton balls.
“They’re very vibrant, very white, and they have a nice texture to them.”
Most high-end décor stores have textured bath towels at a steep price, so you know they’re in style.
You can get the Dollar Tree ones for $1.25 a piece.
Sarah said these are nicer looking than the hand towels Dollar Tree sells in the bath section.
BLACK KITCHEN TOWELS
Next up on her list was the black kitchen towels.
She pointed out that the texture and quality was nice, but her favorite part was the dark color.
“They are going to conceal dirt and stains better than one that is a lighter shade. So you can wipe your hands on these or a little stain, and they’re still going to look nice and pretty.”
As for another Dollar Tree hack, Sarah said to keep buying the cheap soaps and bath products, but to be sure you switch up the labels.
“You can make it look so much more high-end by simply adding a label. You can make your own or buy them from places like Etsy or Amazon.
“And keep in mind, the more minimalistic the label is, usually the more expensive it will make the container or bottle look.”
To make your home smell luxurious, buy the two for $1.25 fragrance sachets.
They come in many different fragrances so you can choose the one that suits your space best.
“You can use these all over your homes—in your linens, in your closets, in your shoes, in your trash can to mask odors, under your sink, and even in your car.”
Simply shake the bag to activate it.
We all love the look of an expensive, dark wood cutting board.
They’re great to serve entrees like steak or chicken, or for a nice charcuterie board.
To keep these from wearing down quickly, purchase the plastic, dishwasher safe cutting mats from Dollar Tree.
By placing these atop the wood ones, you won’t be slicing directly onto the pretty cutting board.
You can get two for $1.25.
Although white walls are a favored way to make homes look spacious and clean, they often get stained with scuff marks.
To get rid of these unwanted stains, purchase two packs of Dollar Tree’s quick erasers for $1.25.
Be sure to cut the erasers up into smaller bits to extend the life of each.
As for your dusty baseboards, dryer sheets work wonders.
The clingy properties of the dryer sheet will catch the baseboard’s debris as you run it against the edge.
Sarah said there’s one mistake most of us are making that is downgrading the look of our kitchens: leaving the sponge thrown next to the sink.
Dollar Tree sells Sponge Holders that stick right onto the interior surface of your sink, which keeps the sponge hidden from plain sight.
You can place dishwashing sponges on the holder to hide those as well.
Dollar Tree may not be the best place to buy furniture, but you can buy some basic décor there that will still look good.
One of those items is unscented candles.
Combining a white candle from Dollar Tree with one of the glass vases, holders, or hurricanes will instantly elevate your home.
Sarah said one of her favorite center pieces involves floating candles in a water-filled hurricane.
Although you may not find the art itself at dollar tree, you can certainly find the frames.
Simple black ones look great with a print you find online.
Another basic décor option at Dollar Tree is books.
Pick your favorites and stack them on a coffee table or in an antique bookshelf.
Rather than spend a fortune at Crate and Barrel or Pottery Barn, opt for Dollar Tree Dinnerware.
Sarah loves the modern look of the white stoneware plates and the trendy feel of the clear glass ones that sell for $1.25 a piece.
“And I also really like the Dollar Tree drink ware.
“If you find some that you like, buy a bunch of them because things do look more expensive in a set rather than if you just mix and match them.”
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