The Fastest (and Cheapest) Way to Update Your Rental

Updated 08/08/18
Anthropologie Hardware
Studio McGee

When I started decorating my empty shell of an apartment in New York's East Village, the most unexpected purchases turned out to be the most transformative. A cream rug hid the orange-tinted floorboards and made the apartment look modern, strategic mirrors drenched the once-dim living room in natural light, and a set of simple black drawer pulls I bought on Etsy completely changed the look of our dated kitchen.

The pulls were among the cheapest items we bought for our home, at about $6 each, yet they're the item guests tend to notice. Although small, they make our cabinets look uniform and expensive, and they tie in with the black iron furniture in our living room. What's more, they took about three minutes to screw into place. What's not to love?

If you're searching for statement pulls to update your dresser, doors, or cabinets, Anthropologie is a one-stop shop. Its extensive collection of pulls ranges from sleek brass and statement crystal to colorful leather and nursery-appropriate animals. Here are a few of our favorite pulls to update a rental. It'll be the best $10 you ever spend.

Frosted Timber Knob
Anthropologie Frosted Timber Knob $10
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This wood, resin, iron, and brass combination gives any basic white dresser boho appeal. 

Marcio Knobs, Set of 4
Anthropologie Marcio Knobs, Set of 4 $32
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Sleek and modern, this brushed-brass pull is proof that bigger isn't always better. 

Tuva Knob
Anthropologie Tuva Knob $10
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Give a white drawer or door a hint of color with these translucent knobs.

Square Aerin Knob
Anthropologie Square Aerin Knob $10
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A brutalist gem to give your home instant street cred.

Corbin Knob
Anthropologie Corbin Knob $18
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Leather isn't just for sofas and chairs.

Romana Knob
Anthropologie Romana Knob $14
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When form meets function.

Tarantina Knob
Anthropologie Tarantina Knob $12
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So simple yet beautiful.

Lola Knob
Anthropologie Lola Knob $16
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Listen to feng shui experts and add crystals to your home to improve energy. 

Anthropologie Submarine Knob $8
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Soften brand-new furniture with these vintage-looking knobs. 

Anthropologie Una Knob $12
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Choose from bronze or silver. 

Gretchen Knob
Anthropologie Gretchen Knob $14
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Who says all your knobs need to match? 

Anthropologie Rhona Knob $10
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Made from bone, no two of these toggles are exactly the same. 

Anthropologie Ottie Knob $10
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Swap out your door handles for these bulbous metal alternatives. 

Anthropologie Marigold Knob $12
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This gorgeous brass knob is designed to look like a marigold flower. 

Anthropologie Michele Varian Knob $12
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These shiny knobs will catch the light. 

Ceramic Safari Knob
Anthropologie Ceramic Safari Knob $10
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A playful addition to a nursery or playroom (or your bedroom—no judgment).

Besson Knob
Anthropologie Besson Knob $18
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Understated yet refined. 

Anthropologie Rebel & Quill Totemic Knob $14
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A brushed-brass knob with art deco vibes. 

Glinted Prism Knob
Anthropologie Glinted Prism Knob $8
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These $8 knobs would make any tired cabinet look brand-new. 

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