Whether you’re a tenant with a rigid lease, a city dweller with a sixth floor stroll, or just on a good, old-fashioned budget, it sometimes seems out of reach to give your space the makeover you want. However, for those looking to get creative, there are limitless quick fixes and inexpensive decorating ideas. One of our favorite ways to instantly update a storage location is to swap out the hardware. Even if you’re still working with the flimsy dorm furniture, carefully selected hardware can make the difference between being more than simple and stunning. We’ve selected some of our favorite pull-outs and cabinet hardware, tiny fixes that add glamor and beauty to even the most humble of accommodations.
Minimalist drawer pull
The “Holy Wafer” handles from Superfront protrude over the lip of a cabinet drawer and offer an elegant alternative to conventional buttons.
Marble drawer pull
Inspired by the industrial vocabulary of the I-beams, these pull handles by Make Worshop are milled from a single piece of white marble.
Pull brass drawer
Anthropologie is a great source for easily accessible hardware like this brass and iron button.
Black marble drawer pull
The minimal sophistication of these U-shaped black marble trains from Cliffside just can’t be beat.
Deco Chrome Drawer Pull
This chrome cable from Nest Studio is based on decorative geometry for a subtle elegance.
Modern wooden button
These wooden buttons were designed by the Danish company Norm Architects and combine a simple, modern shape with a warm, handcrafted texture.
These metallic “DOT” buttons from Sweden’s B&B are both contemporary and luxurious.
Nickel and horn drawer pull
This nickel and horn slide is handcrafted by Mood Australia.
Lucite Drawer Pull
The designer Ashley Platt makes her lucite and brass designs from Brooklyn, NY.
Pull the gold tongue drawer
If your pace is definitely not traditional, these tongue-shaped trains by artist Malia Jensen are just as good for starting conversations as they are for opening drawers.