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    Updated on Jul 14, 2020. Posted on Jul 10, 2020

    26 Pieces Of Decor For Anyone Who Loves Decorating But Doesn't Love Spending Money

    The pure joy of good design without the dread of a low balance alert.

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    1. A Memphis-inspired area rug to bring some bold and interesting shapes into your living room.

    Memphis-inspired area rug in powder blue and grey with fringe

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $52.99+ (available in five sizes).

    2. A floating shelf that'll give you the option of displaying your favorite (and most aesthetically pleasing) pieces of literature on the wall.


    Promising review: "These are so much fun! We ordered the small size, which fits standard hardback books (approximately five to seven hardbacks in my experience). They're a great way to add some extra storage to our very small home, and we've placed them in our hallway so people ask us about them all the time. I'd highly recommend!" —LaBuenaVidaMere

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (for a set of three).

    3. A set of geometric jewelry trays to brighten up your counter tops.

    Multi-colored geometric jewelry trays against blue surface

    Promising review: "I purchased these trays for food displays. They are thin and pretty small but everything looked great on them! They definitely can’t handle anything incredibly heavy so in the future I’d use them as decorative trays for utensils/napkins or cheese platters but you can’t beat the price. I love the colors." —melissa houghtalin

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88 (for a set of four).

    4. A ready-to-hang piece of canvas art that's *technically* for kids but you'll probably want to hang it in your space anyway.

    Abstract coral art in blue on canvas

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $38.49+ (available in six formats and four sizes).

    5. A dome pendant light to replace your unappealing "boob light" that came with your apartment.

    Two black dome pendants in kitchen

    Get it from Novoratz on Wayfair for $75.99.

    6. A parkland block set for the minimalist who prefers to experience nature from the comfort of their air-conditioned bedroom.

    Geometric block set in pastel shades of parkland landscape

    Get it from Amazon for $23.80.

    7. A black and white checkered throw blanket to dress up your bed display a bit.


    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $34.99.

    8. A wall-mountable catchall you can hang pretty much anything on without it looking sloppy.

    Squiggly circle mount with air plants resting on it
    Fruit Super

    Get it from Fruit Super for $32.

    9. A color-changing essential oil diffuser to fit right into your brass-accented living room.

    Orb-shaped diffuser with muted rainbow body and golden base

    Promising review: "It's very pretty, definitely fits nicely into my home decor, I love that it is larger than my first one, which is only 100ml. Works perfectly fine, sometimes it doesn't appear that there is any mist, but that's common with diffusers, I can still smell my oils in the air so I know it's doing it's job. I definitely recommend this one if you prefer something that looks like decor, rather than a tool in your home like humidifiers, air purifies and the like. The design is a big selling point here." —kenny

    Get it from Target for $27.99.

    10. A small "seed shelf" where you can display a candle, succulent, book — the world is your oyster!

    Five small plastic "seed" shelves with odds and ends displayed on top
    West Elm

    Get them from West Elm for $2.99 (available in five colors).

    11. A tomato area rug that'll allow you to enjoy the acidic fruit in all its glory without the acid reflux.

    Tomato area rug in cartoony red and green shades

    Promising review: "Awesome rug for in front of my sink in the kitchen. I purchased a canvas of tomatoes to tie in the design." —Anonymous

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $37.99.

    12. A hand-poured terrarium candle if you want to preserve at least one houseplant in your apartment. (Or literally burn through another one.)

    Two candles with terrarium wax design
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I have gotten these candles, either individually or as a set, as gifts for all of my candle-loving friends and family all over the US! I have sent them on multiple occasions for birthdays and 'thinking of yous'. Not only do recipients rave about the amazing smells, but also the overall beauty of the candles. The only downside is they're so pretty that they don't want to melt them." —Katie O

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25 (available in two styles).

    13. A small Greek column to display your air plant in like a Cultured Person or let the column stand on its own because it's already art.

    Two mini Greek columns with air plant resting inside
    lilmaisons / Via Etsy

    Promising review: "Lovely planter! Looks perfect on a birch cubby shelf alongside the Venus de Milo planter." —Ornithopterx

    Get it from lilmaisons on Etsy for $18+ ($20 with airplant included).

    14. A house-shaped tissue box you might forget serves a very practical function because it's also an incredible piece of bathroom decor.

    White tissue box shaped like house

    Promising review: "I first spotted this at a swanky modern hotel room with all-white decor. I love how it hides an unsightly branded tissue box — it practically vanishes! It looks so cute with the tissue-y 'billow' of smoke, and is functional too. Every modern minimalist's dream." —nycgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $4.93.

    15. A set of pebble-style coat hooks to turn your wall storage into art. (No shame in leaving them completely bare, either.)

    Pebble-style coat hooks in white, pink, and red
    West Elm

    Get it from West Elm for $24.99 (for three).

    16. A leaning coat rack for the minimalist who likes to keep only their most-worn items out on display (or at least aspires to).

    Free-standing coat rack with three jackets hanging on it

    Promising review: "I love the look of this thing. It's super cool, and works just like it's supposed to. I was able to put it together really easily, and then it just leans against the wall. I have a couple of coats and a scarf hanging on it. There is a nice matte texture to it that makes it look really high-end." —Natalie

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in black and white).

    17. A mini bonsai tree to calm your nerves — IDK about you but I'm feeling zen just looking at it.

    Hawaiian umbrella Bonsai tree in a decorative green container

    Promising review: "This hearty bonsai was well-packed and thus arrived with no broken parts, all intact and well watered upon arrival. The speed in which it arrived was amazing. I can tell by the thickness of the trunk and the fullness the branches have, that it is several years old which normally costs more." —Mt. Carmel

    Get it from Amazon for $36.

    18. A stainless-steel watering can that'll make you want to display all of your plant supplies.

    Promising review: "This is the perfect item if you have houseplants. Especially if your houseplants are hung up. Maybe you don't water your plants as much as they need because it is a hassle taking them down, watering them, and then rehanging them up again. Relax, this watering can is the perfect answer. It is very good looking, extremely well-made — this puppy will last for years." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in small and large).

    19. A pack of LED string lights for a surprisingly tasteful warm-white glow.,

    Promising review: "I used these to decorate my dorm room. I hung pictures with little clothespins on the wire between the lights and I absolutely LOVE them. Have had them for a half a year and no lights have gone out. The light is a warm color not too cold or harsh. Get lots of compliments on them." —Mar

    Get a pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    20. A modern hourglass accent stool you can use to store stray magazines or electronics.

    Hourglass accent stool in white

    Promising review: "I was shopping around for a couple of months trying to find auxiliary seating and storage for my stylish but tiny space. There are many similar options on the market for sculptural, multipurpose pieces. At this price, I figured I'd take a chance, and I'm glad I did. These are lightweight AND sturdy. The texture matches my Panton S Chairs in matte white. This definitely looks more expensive than it is. The hidden storage may be lovely, but I'm not really 'storing' anything in there, except some linens and a bag of marbles to add weight." —M Roy Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $40.69+ (available in white, red, orange, and green).

    21. A caned accent table to give your living room a real lived-in feel.

    Caned brown accent table with single drawer

    Promising review: "I had been looking all over for a cane nightstand and found this one for one-fifth of the price of the others. It arrived quickly (fully assembled!) and is even better quality than I imagined. Love it." —Emilyshoes

    Get it from Target for $119.99.

    22. A cotton striped hammock that'll turn your backyard into the most enviable summer hang spot in the neighborhood.

    Striped blue and red camping hammock outside of home

    Get it from Wayfair for $56.99.

    23. A geometric terrarium container to provide you with something out of the ordinary to showcase your succulents and air plants.


    Get it from Amazon for $22.98.

    24. A multi-purpose wall sculpture you'll want to use to organize your mail or store succulents in.

    Black hanging box with minimalist rose gold hardware mounted against wall

    Promising review: "I love these! I ordered two of them to fill a space on my wall, and they go perfectly. Also, they are higher-quality than I thought they would be. They’re a nice heavy ceramic which is great, they look so classy. They also come with hanging hardware in matching metal which is nice. Highly suggest!" —Jvoth19

    Get it from Target for $14.99

    25. A minimalist fabric-shade table lamp to bring a little zen into your space.

    Minimalist lamp with cube fabric shade

    Promising review: "This was well worth the money and had a lot more features than i thought. Our lamps were even better then the 5-star hotel we stayed at. Theirs didn't offer USB connections — only plug in outlets." —Meghan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two styles).

    26. A modern stainless-steel dog bowl that'll give your pup the royal treatment.


    Get it from Food52 for $25.

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