1. Candle, $6
2. Patchwork Side Table, $90
A nice way to add a splash of color to your living room, with little commitment. Also, it is the perfect thing to snuggle under with your S.O. on a chilly evening.
4. Foliage Welded Bowl, $40
5. Metal Porthole Mirror, $90
6. Linear Brushed Silver Mix & Match Lamp, $20-$42
7. Scout Doormat, $45
8. Beech Wood Tree Hooks, $20
Perfect for putting your feet on (instead of your coffee table), extra seating, and, if you live in a small space, extra STORAGE.
Move beyond the matching pillows that come with your sofa and add a punch of color and pattern to your living room with one of these.
Best of all, you'll only need one or two to achieve a big effect.
These lamps are great not just for lighting, but also to add visual interest to your room.
12. Italian Army Wool Blankets, $60
13. Wall Coat Rack, $75
14. Fjällsta Frames, $15-$40
Nobody makes better well-priced picture frames than Ikea. Plus they come pre-matted, which will instantly make any picture you put in it look more expensive.
15. Industrial Task Table Lamps, $79
16. Clear Plastic Pump Bottles, $5
Don't overlook soap dispensers. They add visual interest to your bathroom or kitchen sink.
Matching glassware is a must, but you don't need to break the bank for a nice set. These are both good looking and well priced.
18. Schmidt Brothers Starter Knife Set with Block, $90
19. International Movie Posters, $22
If you want to decorate with movie posters, separate yourself from the pack and go for international movie posters. Not only are they unique, but some, like Polish-designed movie posters, are really pieces of art.
And don't forget: Frame them.
20. Toothbrush Holder, $7
21. Trash Basket, $25
22. World Globe, $80
Add some old-fashioned gentleman's club flare with these metallic globes.
23. Metal Jar, $13
24. Chevron Shower Curtain, $40
25. Color-Coordinated Plain Hand Towels, $6
Keep your towels a nice, neutral color to achieve a spa-like feel.
Also, try to keep a few on hand and change them out frequently to avoid them getting weird smells.
26. Laundry Bag, $39
27. Newgate Alarm Clock, $40
Accent rugs are a perfect way to keep stains away from high-traffic areas, and also a nice way to bring color and pattern to a room.
One area where you should splurge is on your bedsheets, but feel free to skimp on the duvet. You're likely to get tired of your duvet quicker, and it’s also a magnet for stains and dirt (especially if you have pets who like to jump on your bed).
But don't forget: Make your bed. It will make any potential guests sleeping over happy.