Big home purchases might make a statement, but when it comes to finishing a room, it’s all in the details. The good news is, these smaller items often have a smaller price tag, but when done well, they can have just as much of an impact.
Not all home decor has to be expensive to look expensive. We pulled together some great budget-friendly items to complement your already lovingly styled spaces. Best of all, they all come in under $50.
Terrain Jug Iron Vase
Beautiful vases are an underrated home accessory. Unlike the glass ones you might get sent for free with a bouquet, a great structural vase can sit out on the shelf empty or full. These jug iron vases from Terrain come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and, best of all, trendy warm tones that are perfect for this year.
Better Homes and Gardens Artificial Eucalyptus Plant in Glass Vase, Green
We find that adding a bit of greenery to a space almost always makes it feel more stylized and elevated. But if you're not great at keeping plants alive, or you get tired of constantly swapping out fresh bouquets, faux is the way to go. This artificial eucalyptus bunch is great, because it also comes with a simple, glass vase in a gorgeous green. (Better Homes & Gardens is owned by The Spruce's parent company, Dotdash Meredith.)
Terrain Dimpled Tea Light Holder
Colored, textured glassware seemed to be on everyone’s must-have list for 2023, and these dimpled tealight holders are the next step up. Still just as great for tabletops, but with a more whimsical use: to bounce candlelight around the room, reflecting off a colored glass.
GREEHOMEDE Rectangle Serving Tray with Imitated Rattan
Serving trays are a great way to finish off a sitting room, especially if you're using an ottoman as a coffee table. This one from Amazon feels instantly upscale thanks to its rustic rattan finish. The smaller size would also work great as a vanity tray.
Anthropologie 18" Classic Taper Candles
Taper candles are a great thing to have on hand. They’re perfect if you’re prone to hosting last-minute dinner parties, and they’re ideal for amping up the romance and ambiance when it’s just a cozy dinner for two. These fun colors come in sets of four, as well as playful shades that will enhance any tablescape.
Rool Coffee Table Chain Link Decor
If you're looking to add something structural and different to a shelf display, this wood knot fits the bill. The description specifically mentions Japandi and Modern Farmhouse, but thanks to the various finishes, we can see this working well in a variety of aesthetics and rooms.
AGier Design Heart-shaped print map
If you’re looking to decorate your walls but want something that’s both different and special, these custom heart print maps are the perfect find. Whether it’s your hometown, your favorite vacation destination, or just a city you loved to explore together, these maps make a perfect gift or memento and aren’t limited to a specific aesthetic or room style.
Goodsmith Shop Pineapple Air Plant Magnet
Air plants have become fun and trendy plant to keep, mostly because they’re so easy to maintain. These little pineapple magnets are the cutest way to display your leafy little friend, and they come in yellow or gold. You can buy them individually or splurge for a set of three.
by Daises Green Leaves Fairy Lights
Twinkly fairy light season doesn’t have to end with the New Year, and this string of green leaves and fairy lights is proof. Weave it over a mantle or through a bookcase, adding instant ambiance to your sitting room, kitchen, or another nook.
Smyrna Turkish Cotton Turkish Hand Towels
Decorative hand towels can feel like one of those unnecessary items, but these Turkish hand towels are a definite exception. They’re versatile, too. They look cuter than regular hand towels in the bathroom and are more absorbent than your run-of-the-mill kitchen tea towel.
Misce Studio Concrete Pebble Soap Dish
Whether you use a soap dish for an actual bar of soap or just to rest your sponges when not in use, picking one that’s sleek and stylish can do wonders for the space around your kitchen or bathroom sink. We love this one, because it’s handcrafted, high-quality, and durable.
Anthropologie Jerrelle Guy Whisk
As far as kitchen accessories go, there’s not much room for style. A spatula is a spatula, right? We thought so, too, until we saw this Jerrelle Guy Whisk, and now we want all our large kitchen utensils to be this pretty. Imagine how much better your eggs will taste, knowing they were scrambled with this beauty.
Anthropologie Composite Agate Coaster
If you’re not a coaster person, this agate stunner might just change your mind. Note, however, that the description points out that "natural agate stone will vary in size, color, and appearance." Expect variations from the picture that make each one even more unique and special.
Sort Joy Storage Bin Label
Storage bins and organizers are everywhere at the moment, but one thing that can make them tricky is the stickers that often come included. They’re usually pretty permanent (or at least very hard to remove), and they’re not always the easiest to wipe clean, either. These storage bin labels are a great alternative, and they work perfectly with chalkboard pens.