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    36 Pieces Of Home Decor For Anyone With High Standards And A Low Budget

    These snuggly corduroy pillow covers are an autumnal cottagecore *dream*.

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    1. A rainbow prism suncatcher you can easily hang indoors to refract sunlight and make a bunch of teensy little rainbows all over the place, adding a subtle touch of magic in your space 🌈.

    reviewer image of tiny rainbows reflected around a couch and room
    Reviewer image of a cat with a rainbow on it

    Promising review: "They actually were bigger than I anticipated which was actually pretty awesome. I hung them in the window of my office and it's beautiful when they catch light. Definitely worth the money when it puts a smile on your face." —Emmy Ann

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $7.99.

    2. A plug-in color-shifting mushroom light for anyone whose little cottagecore heart could use an extra dose of cozy in their room. 

    Reviewer holding white plug with pastel mushrooms and leaves blooming out of it
    The mushrooms lit up in the dark

    Promising review: "I LOVE this night-light. It's in my bathroom and is a lovely addition. It turns off the second the lights go on which is nice that I don't have to worry about accidentally leaving it on. Super cute and the little itty-bitty lighting element does a good job lighting, just enough so I don't have to turn the main lights on in the middle of the night." —1Thand

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97

    3. An eye-catching moon phase garland that'll give some balance to the space above your bed (and inspire you to get up in the morning by ~reaching for the moon~). 

    Gold garland with different moon phases hanging from it above a bed
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm an incoming freshman this fall and I bought this to add some personality to my dorm. It has beyond exceeded my expectations! I placed it directly on top of my dorm bed as shown in the display photos and am so pleased with how it looks. It fits perfectly with the gray/white color scheme I was going for and have received numerous compliments from both my friends and RAs when they've visited. I cannot stress enough how much of an 'aesthetic feel' it adds to my dorm." —jhsgf

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    4. A bunch of teensy macaron boxes for a delightful upgrade to many things in your life, whether it's storing pills or trinkets or just staring at them looking all fancy and French on your bedside table.

    Tiny macaron boxes holding pills and jewelry
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Just received these cute little boxes and am in love with them. Very thick and sturdy plastic but easy enough to open. These will work perfectly for filling solid perfumes and giving out as stocking stuffer gifts as I don't have to worry about it being a snug fit/lid falling off. I imagine these would also be great for pretend food for kids' playsets or for a kid's trinket box. Overall I love them, love their feel, love the colors and am very happy." —Mary

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.99.

    5. A set of beautiful wildflower digital downloads you can display over your bed or your desk to infuse some cozy nature vibes into your space. 

    Three paintings of pastel flowers against a white background
    Susan Fern Art/Etsy

    Susan Fern Art is a Washington-based Etsy shop established in 2014 that specializes in watercolor prints; the artist, a retired nurse, donates 100% of the purchase price to national programs that serve impoverished, homeless, and at-risk youth. 

    Promising review: "These flower paintings are so pretty and delicate! They are perfect for my bedroom. Plus Susan was kind enough to share her professional printer and discount code with me so I could get 20% off! You should definitely ask her about that if you buy anything. I would definitely recommend this shop." —Beth Bordelon

    Get a set of three digital downloads from Susan Fern Art on Etsy for $11.20 (originally $14). 

    6. A moon lamp for the ultimate ~chilling at home~ vibes, so you can pretend you're out without actually being out on the town.

    Editor holding up lit up small moon in hand
    The moon changing colors from white to red to blue to purple
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    UMMMM I bought this because it was on one of Amazon's top selling products pages for so long that I was like "Why are people so obsessed with this moon!!" And now, my friends, I know. First of all, it really does look hyper realistically like a small moon and adds a chill vibe wherever you plant it. But it's also just so soothing to watch and have in the periphery. You can control dozens of different colors for it and either keep it on those colors or have them alternate, fade quickly, or fade gradually. It's super easy to charge and controlled by a remote, so you can move it off its stand and have it light up wherever you want. These days I tend to turn it on for my designed ~me time~ night every week, in which I will light a candle, pour a glass of red wine, read a romance novel, and, of course, light my lil' moon. Definitely one of my favorite "the internet made me do it" purchases. 

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98+ (available in eight sizes). 

    7. A set of corduroy pillow covers so you can switch up the color accents on your bed or cozy up your old reading chair (which, thanks to these, just became your napping chair).

    Pillows with pastel pink corduroy covers on them
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These pillow covers exceeded my expectations. I needed to cover up some older and worn decorative pillows, so I chose solid corduroy to accent my home colors. The cool thing about these covers is that, along with fitting well, the fabric is super soft! Most decorative pillow covers tend to be scratchy; we ACTUALLY use our pillows for naps, so this is great! The coverings easily slipped over my pillows, and the zipper closing worked with ease. The color was just as shown (blue). I will definitely order these again." —zbergteacher

    Get a set of two covers from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 27 colors and 7 sizes).

    If you're looking for affordable pillow inserts to match the covers, you can buy a set of two 18x18 hypoallergenic pillow inserts on Amazon for $15.99.

    8. A geometric wire basket so subtly glam that you can incorporate it preeeetty much anywhere, whether it's holding fruit in the kitchen or little decorative baubles in the entry way or accessories in your room. 

    Promising review: "Very modern and stylish. This is perfect as a fruit bowl or a centerpiece to put decorative balls inside. It is quite large but it still looks nice with just a few pieces of fruit inside. I love how the design makes the color of the fruit pop. I've had nectarines, mandarins, and apples in there at various times and they all looked so much more appetizing compared to when they were in their original plastic bags. I'm surprised that this is one of the cheaper bowls on Amazon. Definitely bang for your buck." —Skytheas

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in four styles). 

    9. A waterproof, stain-resistant faux marble granite adhesive you can use on an old desk, kitchen or bathroom countertop, or dresser to magic it into a sleeker, brand-new version that'll make you proud to take flatlays on.

    Reviewer image of white marble adhesive on kitchen counters
    before and after image of bathroom sink with gray counter and then adhesive counter

    Promising review: "I took a chance and bought this originally as a 'Band-Aid fix' to re-finish a desk. I had looked in stores in the contact paper aisles, but all of them were just that ... paper. THIS item is actually a thin sheet of vinyl (?) with adhesive, and I ended up liking it so much I bought more and re-finished my kitchen countertop with it as well! Highly recommended if you want to change the look of your counters but you don't have the money for a full remodel just yet. It can be cleaned with dish soap and water just like a real countertop." —Ezra Boyd

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four sizes).

    10. A teensy tissue box home with "smoke" coming out of its chimney that's so darn precious you'll want one for every room.

    Promising review: "I first spotted this at a swank modern hotel room with all-white decor. I love how it hides an unsightly branded tissue box — it practically vanishes! so I had to buy it for my child's bedroom! It looks so cute with the tissue-y 'billow' of smoke, and is functional too. Every modern minimalist's dream, it could be sold at the MoMA or in an Alessi-type store. If you love white decor, modernist furniture, and lean towards a clean minimalist, Scandinavian style, you'll be very happy with this purchase." —nycgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $7.25 (available in four colors).

    11. A popular geometric wire photo frame you can hang on the wall or set on a surface to add some *literal* dimension to the room while displaying all your favorite memories and art. 

    A gold frame with a geometric wire pattern in the back
    Rose gold frames with the same pattern holding floral art

    Promising review: "Can I just say I love this picture frame. It looks much more expensive than it was, and everybody who sees it compliments it! It makes me way too happy. Happier than a picture frame should. It makes me want to go buy a bunch of other stuff from Umbra because it is all very cool." —Monica Wood

    Get it from Amazon for $12.82+ (available in six colors and sizes 4x4, 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, and multi).

    12. A frameless standing aesthetic mirror to help brighten up your vanity or bookshelf by giving the ~illusion~ of more space.

    A small standing mirror in the shape of a cloud on a wooden base
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Super easy to set up. It doesn’t take up a lot of space and it also looks like it’s art so it doesn’t have to be just for makeup or sitting on a vanity. I put this on my office desk so I can check my teeth and stuff throughout the day. It’s a really great piece to have around without seeming like a mirror." —Tasha

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99

    13. A set of three flameless flickering candles you can control with a remote for the perfect amount of cozy ambience.

    A flickering lit candle with a goldish transparent glass holder in reviewer's hand
    reviewer image of three unlit candles in different sizes with a small remote

    Promising review: "Too cool! Looks super realistic! Great investment. I was looking for an alternative to actual candles to light up my new apartment and these flameless ones sufficed! Looks so real my sister was surprised and didn't believe they were artificial LOL. The cool thing about them being battery operated is that you don't have to have all the candles in one place. They come as a set of three and I have two on my coffee table and the other one in the guest bathroom.  Anyhoo I am about to place another order after I submit this review. I would like to put some in the master bedroom and bathroom! Hmm I think I will put some in my office as well...why not! Thanks, Amazon!" —Diane Diane

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in four styles). 

    14. A floral tapestry to help tie the room together and make it that much cozier, especially now that there isn't just a giant blank space behind your bed.

    Pink and white floral medallion tapestry hanging above a bed with a pink comforter
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this tapestry! It inspired the new color scheme for my bedroom. It really helped dress up my apartment wall since I can’t paint them." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    15. A plush velvet vintage-inspired ottoman that'll serve not just as a tasteful accent to any room, but also give you some ~sneaky storage~ to help declutter and calm your space. 

    A gold hairpin legged blush pink velvet ottoman with a removable lid
    BuzzFeed editor flipping the top of the ottoman to show the storage and the table top underneath
    Amazon, Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Another bonus? If you flip the lid over, it has a wooden base, so you can *also* use this as a teensy snack table. I recently got one of these for my new apartment to stash my candles and ~candle accessories~ in and it's pretty much become my favorite piece of furniture?? I use it to prop up my feet during work hours and sometimes if I want to eat on my couch I'll use it as a tray. It's also sturdy enough to sit on, if I ever wanted to have guests over and needed an extra chair. It was RIDICULOUSLY easy to set up — I had it done in less than 10 minutes, and probably didn't even need the directions. It also just looks so darn cute (and comes in so many colors that I'm tempted to buy another!).

    Promising review: "I was using a small foldable step stool in my bedroom to reach the top shelves of my wardrobe. But you know, those things aren’t pretty. It wasn’t be bringing me joy, just begrudging utility. This ottoman brings me joy. It’s pretty, it’s lightweight so I can move it easily to use it as a step stool, and the storage capacity is perfect for things like my nightly moisturizers, my Kindle and journals, and other little miscellaneous things." —Monica N.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in eight colors).

    16. A stunning floral coaster to add the subtlest cottagecore touch to make your bedroom the coziest space in your home. 

    Set of transparent coasters with uneven edged gold rim and white pressed flowers inside
    Poppy & Pour/Etsy

    Poppy & Pour is a California-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in custom flower coasters, keychains, and more.

    Promising review: "I got the surprise option with and without the gold rim, and I’m so happy that I got an even balance of white and multicolored coasters. These are so beautiful and can’t wait to use them!" —Jenny H. 

    Get it from Poppy & Pour on Etsy for $14+ (available with or without gold trim).

    17. A blank acrylic dry erase board designed to blend so seamlessly with the room that you might forget it's there altogether, if it weren't for the words "BUY MORE CHEEZ-ITS!!!" scrolled in black ink on the surface. 

    Square transparent whiteboard with four gold knobs installed on a wall
    1801 & Co/Etsy

    1801 & Co. is a Minnesota-based, family-owned Etsy shop established in 2016 that specializes in family wall calendars, chore charts, wedding signs, and more.

    Promising review: "I love it! I got it so fast after ordering and it’s perfect. I love the sleek design for my small home office space. I can’t function at work without a dry erase board but couldn’t find any that would look nice in my office space which is in the corner of my master bedroom! Having functional office space but not LOOK like office in the bedroom is challenging but this acrylic board is PERFECT. The black pen that comes with it is very nice fine tip and erases without a trace." —Dawn Powell

    Get it from 1801 & Co. on Etsy for $16.76+ (originally $23.95+; available in multiple thicknesses and sizes as well as three hardware colors).

    18. A set of popular fairy lights that'll instantly brighten a dim room up in an unconventional way — it even comes with eight different light modes, including a *twinkle* mode, with a controller attached to the lights so you can easily switch between them.

    The lights vertically hung and flickering in a pattern against a pink bedroom wall
    The lights hung over a curtain behind a bed

    Promising review: "Love the ease of these lights! I bought two sets for two different bedrooms for my daughters and they ABSOLUTELY love them! They are easy to hang up over the curtains. I love that I don’t have to worry about trying to string together several strands of Christmas lights that are way too long and super heavy over the curtain rod. The LED lights are very lightweight so they don’t put any extra weight on my curtain rods. Also, we love the different light modes that it can do. My girls love the warm glow that it gives to their bedrooms. The first thing my almost teenage daughter said was, 'My room looks like a Pinterest room!' So overall, it was a WIN-WIN! Definitely worth the money!" —stayathomemom

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in five styles).

    19. A set of minimalist hooks for a uniform, orderly way to show off your favorite accessories and precious plant babies, aka the lights of your life.

    Dark brown wall hooks holding up a black purse and red coat under a mirror
    Reviewer uses same wall hooks to display hanging succulents on a corner wall

    Promising review: "I am chronically cold and have a bunch of very nice knit cardigans. I usually end up leaving them laying over chair backs or recliners and cluttering things up, so I bought these to have a good place to hang them. The thick wood prevents stretching damage from the weight of the sweaters, and not using a hook prevents damage and holes in the knit. Definitely worth the upgrade." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two colors). 

    20. A modern mirror display to help open up the space a bit more and let you flex some creativity deciding how you want to arrange it.

    Set of seven big and small circle-shaped mirrors hanging on a green wall above a table
    Reviewer shows mirror circle display above their dresser with a tiny plant pot and shimmery disco decoration

    Each mirror includes a small hook on the back for installation, but a lot of reviewers mentioned they just used Command strips to install.

    Promising review: "I just moved to a new place and was really struggling with what to put on the walls. I found these in a BuzzFeed post and thought, 'Sure, let’s give it a try.' They were cheap enough that if they didn’t work out I wouldn’t be mad about the money spent. They ended up looking great though! They really helped pull together some of the wall space I had no clue what to do with. They add a bit of contemporary style, without feeling like I have to dedicate all the decor in my house to that style. Plus, they help brighten up the room. I have one set up in my living room and another in my bedroom. I might buy a third set to help add to both previous sets as these walls are huge, but so far I’m loving it. I don’t know about the adhesive part. I put them in with nails." —Jennifer

    Get a set of seven from Amazon for $14.05.

    21. A leaf-shaped trinket dish you can leave on your bedside table to collect all your glittery odds and ends before you go to sleep, like a well-accessorized wood nymph.

    Small trinket dish shaped like a leaf
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Very cute! I bought it for a friend for her birthday and she loved it. It's very aesthetically pleasing and nice to the touch, but definitely will break if you drop it, so keep it in a safe area. It's the perfect size to display your special jewelry. It's very nicely made, and is perfect for someone who loves that natural aesthetic." —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    22. A fluffy area rug to add some texture to your bedroom (and also make it feel like you're rolling out of bed straight onto your own personal cloud).

    A white oval-shaped shaggy rug at the side of a bed
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Best rug EVER!! No seriously ... it is so soft! Bought this one for our living room. We have a similar rug we purchased at Lowe's for three times the price for our bedroom and my husband and I decided that we would buy this one again instead. We are actually ordering two more for the baby's room and our middle daughter's room. So many people have complimented this rug and asked us to send them the link!" —Ashley Bryan

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in 13 colors). 

    23. A digital download of WFH-themed wall art with some *Zoom's kiss* level sass to give you something to look forward to when you post up at your desk for the day.

    A minimalist print that says
    Another print that says
    Kiki & Nim/Etsy

    Kiki & Nim is a Texas-based, Black-owned Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in modern, mid-century, minimalist, and boho printables.

    Promising review: "Perfect addition! It was the last thing I needed to ‘complete’ our room! I get so many compliments on it!" —