Stylish Home Decor for Under $40

Shannon Quinn - January 7, 2021
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This bowl is gorgeous. Credit: The Creative Co-Op

37. This Round Hammered Bowl is Very Chic

Large bowls are a common home decor item, especially on a kitchen island or coffee table. They can hold other objects inside purely for decorative purposes, so it only makes sense that you want something that’s a statement piece. This gold bowl is hand hammered, and it’s just stunning. It looks far more expensive than the asking price. As an added bonus, this just might help manifest wealth. In Feng Shui, having the color gold in your house is a sign of wealth, and it’s supposed to help bring in the flow of abundance into your home. Even if you don’t necessarily believe in Feng Shui, it couldn’t hurt, right?

Another example of hammered bowls and kitchen accessories. Credit: Creative Co-Op

If you love the look of hammered metal bowls, consider purchasing other kitchen items in the same style. While browsing on Amazon, I found an entire set of cooking tools shown in the image above. There are flour containers, measuring spoons, bowls, and so much more. This style is so classic, it should still look great on your countertops for years to come without being in danger of going out of style. It could also be a great housewarming gift to give someone who you know is moving into their first place, and just starting out.

Floating frames are very chic. Credit: Just Do Life

38. These Golden Hanging Photo Frames Are a Beautiful Way to Display Objects and Art

Nearly everyone has family photos in their home. It’s very common for people to keep the pictures in frames either on the top of a table, or hanging on the wall. Picture frames can be very cheap. They even sell them at Dollar Tree! But the only downside is that when they’re too affordable, it can translated into poor quality. If you want something that’s more stylish than what you typically find in the store, check out these hanging photo frames. 

Some people hang several frames at once to create a gallery wall. Credit: Just Do Life

These hanging frames are made of glass and a gold-colored metal. But the great thing about these is that since there is clear glass, you can really put anything inside. A lot of people choose to put dried pressed flowers or leaves inside of the glass so that it becomes a piece of art. It could also be a way for you to display some items that mean a lot to you, like sentimental ticket stubs. The sky’s the limit with what you could do with these.

Plant cuttings growing their roots in water. Credit: Mkono

37. This Glass Beaker Terrarium Helps Propagate Plants

In case you didn’t know, it’s possible to essentially clone your plant and make it into new plants for free! This is a process called propagation. Many gardeners choose to place cuttings into a cup of water, and put the cup in the sun. Then, they wait for the roots to grow before transferring the new plant into the soil. The only issues with this is that normally, cups are so wide that the plant is going to droop over. So this terrarium is designed specifically for the perfect propagation station. 

This person chose to hang their beakers on the wall like a piece of art. Credit: Mkono

So, if you or anyone you know is thinking about trying plant propagation from cuttings, this glass beaker terrarium is a great choice. The glass beakers make it possible for you to clearly see the root growth, and you can keep multiple plants side-by-side. It’s small enough to fit on a window sill, or it can be placed in a greenhouse. Some people choose to hang these on their wall, which immediately turns it into a work of art, rather than a botony project. Just make sure your plants are getting enough sunlight if you want them to grow. 

Insulating a bottle can help keep it cool. Credit: Modern Innovations

36. This Marble Wine Cooler Helps Keep Bottles Cold With Style

Everyone has heard of a wine bucket, but not everyone wants to go through the trouble of using it. This is especially true if you kept your bottles of wine cool in the fridge overnight, or you bought something that was already pre-chilled from the store. But if you’re planning to have a dinner party at some point in the future, it only makes sense to keep the one somewhere where the temperature is going to maintain itself over time. This marble wine bottle cooler is elegant and stylish while also serving a utilitarian purpose. As an added bonus, it can also hide the label on your bottle of wine, which might make everything look more expensive than it actually is!

Putting a bottle in the marble container makes a bottle look more elegant. Credit: Modern Innovations

Browsing through the Amazon listing, I saw that a lot of people use this as a vase, as well. Let’s face it. We can’t have fancy dinner parties right now. So I love the idea of having this as a stylish and elegant vase that you can also use as a wine cooler when you want to. If you don’t already have marble countertops in your kitchen, this can be a great way to incorporate the luxurious stone into your home without spending a lot of money.

Copper looks beautiful in most kitchens. Credit: Amici

35. This Copper Dog Treat Container is a Beautiful Way to Reward Your Good Boy or Girl

Anyone who has a pet keeps dog or cat treats in their house. The only issue is that those boxes and bags tend to look unattractive sitting on your counter. If you’re trying to make your kitchen look stylish and perfect, it’s best to put those treats away somewhere. If you’ve read our article filled with advice based on The Home Edit, you already know that putting items in clear containers is a stylish choice. However, that doesn’t really help if you are trying to empty multiple treat boxes into one container. Or, maybe you don’t have a pantry to put these containers away in the first place. 

These pet containers come in a variety of colors. Credit: Amici

When I found this copper dog treat container, I knew it had to go on this list. It’s such a perfect thing to keep on your countertop. If you already have copper accents in your kitchen, it’s even better. The same company also sells different color variety. In the photo above, you can see how they have one that is silver colored with rose gold lids and labels. This would also be a great gift to give someone who has a dog, and who also appreciates metal accessories in their home. 

Gem bookends. Credit: JIC Gems

34. Agate Bookends Are a Beautiful Addition to a Shelf

When you’re trying to decorate a bookshelf, it’s a good idea to incorporate some other objects besides books. A lot of people choose sculptural pieces and vases. Obviously, bookends are always a good choice. If you’re trying to tie in natural elements to your home, crystal bookends are a beautiful way to accomplish that. These agate bookends are black and gold. So if you already have a lot of black and gold in your home, it will go very well with your existing decor.

Gem bookends may not look exactly like the pictures, since they have unique natural patterns. Credit: JIC Stone

If you believe in the healing power of crystals, agate has a lot of added benefits. It supposedly helps to balance your mind, body, and spirit. Agate cleanses your aura so that you release negativity, and have a fresh start with your mood. This might be a great thing to have around your home office, because it can help to alleviate any stress you may be feeling from work. Even if you don’t believe in crystal healing, just the fact that this represents such a wonderful thing is surely an added bonus.

A small mirrored tray. Credit: QM Decor

33. This Mirror Tray is Perfect for Perfume and More

Mirror trays have been a popular way for people to keep their perfume collections for a very long time. It’s common to find gold filigree mirrored perfume trays at antique stores. Nowadays, the style is a lot more streamlined, like this rectangular mirror tray. Obviously, you can store anything on one of these, like jewelry, trinkets, and beauty products. This is an item that will easily look good in most homes, no matter what your current aesthetic may be. It is also a good gift to give someone, especially if they’re young and still building their beauty collection.

An example of how people display objects on this mirrored tray. Credit: QM Decor

Before you buy this tray, take note of the size above. Admittedly, it’s not that big. And if you look at a store like Home Goods, you are likely to find a similar style for the same price. Personally, I believe that you should have a larger surface than you really need. As time goes on, your perfume or jewelry collection may grow. You want to give space to these new objects, instead of feeling rushed to use them. For example, I like to keep my used bottles of Chanel perfume, because I think they’re elegant. But my space is so small, it’s getting crowded! Always go for a bigger tray, if at all possible.

A golden bull statue. Credit: Cypres

32. This Golden Bull Statue Helps With Feng Shui for Wealth Manifestation

If you’re familiar with the stock market, you already know that a bull run is a term used when the prices of stocks are going up. Stock traders love this, and are always hoping for a bull run rather than a bear market, which means the market is slow and going downhill. It turns out that in the Chinese are both Feng Shui, the bull also represents wealth as well. Gold is also a symbol of wealth and prosperity. So it only makes sense that this gold bull statue exists. 

Another angle of the bull statue. Credit: Cypres

I know what you’re thinking- Who wants a huge bull statue in their house? This might seem too gaudy. But in the photos shown on the product listing, you’ll see that it’s actually very small. It can easily fit on top of a desk, or become part of a larger vignette on top of a dresser. Personally, I would love to have this, especially since I already have gold accents elsewhere. If you believe in the power of symbols, or know someone who does, this might be a good gift.

These gold measuring cups are beautiful. Credit: The Styled Setting Store

31. These Gold Measuring Cups Make Baking a Luxury Activity

Everyone needs a set of measuring cups if they plan to do any cooking or baking at home. Most people already have a set in their house, but it doesn’t hurt to have another one. (This is especially true if there are multiple people cooking in your household.)  For this list, I chose a goal set of measuring cups and spoons. Obviously, gold is going to add glitz & glam into your decor. This works especially well if you already have a lot of other gold accents in your house. It might also make a good gift to give a friend who you know is a huge fan of gold.

An example setup with golden measuring spoons. Credit: The Styled Setting Store

Browsing through product reviews, people seem to absolutely love these measuring spoons. They’re actually perfect if you want to take Instagram photos while you’re cooking. Obviously, these are not made of real gold, which would be incredibly expensive. Even simply looking like gold is enough to impress a lot of people. And if you’r feeling extra bougie, you can find gold colored forks, knives, and spoons to go in your kitchen as well.

Marcrame wall hangings are very boho. Credit: Mkono

30. This Pack of Two Macrame Wall Hangings are Perfectly Boho Chic

Macrame wall hangings were in style back in the 1960s and 70s. These were especially popular among hippies. But they never really went out of style for anyone who was into boho beach vibes. In recent years, you’ve probably seen macrame all over Pinterest. It has definitely come back in style. And it’s one of those things where even if it gets out of popularity, it will loop back around again at some point in the future. Macrame art is amazing, and it adds a lot of texture and variety, especially in a neutral space. 

An example gallery wall using macrame tapestries. Credit: Mkono

Normally, macrame wall hangings can be very expensive. It takes some time and skill for someone to hand make these, after all. When you browse Etsy, it’s very common for people to ask $100 for something like this to hang in your home, especially with the larger sizes. While it’s possible for you to buy kits online and make your own, it’s far easier to buy something that’s pre-made.  This listing is for two small macrame hanging banners for just two for $23.

Who doesn’t love a good throw blanket? Credit: Bourina Stone

29. Textured Throw Blankets Are Always a Good Idea

When you are searching for a throw blanket for your home, always keep in mind that a textured blanket is far more stylish. For one, adding textures to your home gives an added layer of dimension that’s really pleasing to the eye. It’s also simply more interesting to look at compared to a plain solid color fleece blanket that you might find somewhere like Walmart. Normally, these blankets would cost a lot of money. When you see something that appears to be hand knit, it’s almost always expensive. But I found some options for you on Amazon that are very affordable. This would look stylish hanging over your couch, chair, or the end of your bed. 

These blankets come in several different colors. Credit: Bourina Stone

If you’re on a very tight budget, I suggest going to your local thrift store and searching for vintage crochet blankets. These were incredibly popular years ago, but now there are few people who have the time or patience to make them. These blankets will last for decades. I own a blanket that is over 100 years old, and was passed down through several generations! Not only will this have texture, but there is also something great about knowing that an object has a long history.

A gorgeous matcha bowl. Credit: Say Ho Um

28. This Japanese Pottery is Officially Used For Making Matcha

If you love to order matcha drinks at your local Starbucks, it’s easier than you would imagine to make it at home. In Japan, they have a traditional way of preparing matcha green tea powder. You need to put the powder in a ceramic bowl, and a small amount of hot water. Then, you use a bamboo whisk to mix the water with the powder to remove any clumps.  At that point, the matcha is highly concentrated at the bottom of the bowl. This is usually when it is poured into a mug so that you can add almond milk or anything else that you want into your latte. 

A matcha bowl, spoon, and whisk. Credit: Shutterstock

Obviously, you can do the same thing with any ceramic bowl that you might have in your cabinet at home. However, these Japanese bowls are just so exquisitely beautiful. This is the type of item that you can leave out on display in open shelving and feel proud to have it in your kitchen. In general, Japanese pottery is something that some homeowners collect overtime. This is a great starter piece for anyone who doesn’t already have these ceramics in their home.

Celebrate your family history. Credit: Carpe Diem

27. Customize Your Family Crest Flag

Family crest items are a really popular market, especially in the United Kingdom. You can buy almost anything with your family crest including keychains, glassware, blankets, and more. If you just so happen to come from a country that held the tradition of family crests, you might want to consider incorporating that into your home decor. In my house, we have a small garden flag with an image of the Quinn family crest that I gave to my parents as a gift. This was very affordable, and it’s not too flashy. You can’t see it from the road, and really only notice it once you approach our front door. This is why I’ve added it to this list, because I feel like it’s the perfect way to show some family pride without going over the top.

Do some research on your family coat of arms. Credit: Shutterstock

If you come from a country where people didn’t have a family crest, you can always design your own. Or, if you happen to be a fan of a particular royal family from history, you could find an object made in their likeness. For example, at the Queen’s house, Windsor Castle, there are tons of souvenirs featuring her family crest. Other people choose to identify with fictional family crests, like the many houses in Game of Thrones. After you’re done reading this article, check out our Game of Thrones Gift Guide here on Home Addict.

Bonsai trees are apart of Japanese tradition. Credit: Brussel’s Bonsai

26. Grow Your Own Bonsai Tree at Home

Continuing on with the Japandi vibes, I’ve added a Bonsai tree to this list. The tradition of keeping potted bonsai trees has been a tradition in China, Korea, and Japan. Buddhist monks would tend to these trees so that they could keep nature inside of their temples. There are a lot of different types of potted trees, but here in the United States, we use “bonsai tree” more as a blanket term to cover all of these tiny plants.

Taking care of a Bonsai tree is a meticulous process. Credit: Shutterstock

Having any plant in your home adds an element of style, clears the air, and simply feels wonderful. But there is something so special about a bonsai tree, because you need to pour so much love, time, and care into making it flourish. Some bonsai trees have lived for over 100 years, so this could even be something you pass down through your family. If you’re trying to incorporate Japandi style into your house, it can also be a great way to make that more obvious, since most people associate bonsai trees with Japan.

These accessories are great for a stylish desk. Credit: Staple & Stick

25. These Lucite Office Accessories Are Perfect For Working at Home

One of the benefits of working from home is that you can style your desk anyway you like without worrying about what the company regulations are. You also never have to worry about someone stealing your stapler and never giving it back. This acrylic and rose gold office set is incredibly elegant and stylish. Whether it’s for you, or a student who is about to move away to college for the first time, this can be a great way to transform your desk into looking luxurious.

These accessories cover most tasks that you would need to accomplish in an office. Credit: Staple & Stick

A few years ago, Kate Spade came out with a similar office set that was very expensive when it first came out. Even now, their pieces are around $25 to $30 for each individual piece, making it well over $150 for the entire set. This set from Amazon a far more affordable brand so that you can get the entire set of office supplies for less than $40. And if you’re on a budget, you could choose to buy the individual pieces from this set, instead. I have the stapler, and I love it.

This teapot has a little window that gives you a peek inside. Credit: Primula Store

24. This Tea Infusion Pot Gives a Sneak Peek of What's Inside

For anyone who enjoys steeping loose leaf tea for flowering teas, you already know that you can’t fully experience the process in a ceramic teapot. There are teapots on the market which are made entirely of glass. These are beautiful, but fragile. So when I saw this teapot with a little clear window, I feel like it gives you the best of both worlds. It’s far more sturdy and less likely to break, but it gives you the ability to watch flowering tea. 

This tea pot comes with a strainer for loose leaf tea or tea bags. Credit: Primula

As seen in the photo above, the pot comes with a strainer attachment to allow you to pour in loose tea. This can also hold tea bags, if you have those to use up in your collection. Whether you’re hosting guests, or simply enjoying a cozy night in, it’s great to treat yourself to some beautiful tea. As an added bonus, these look amazing on Instagram.

A set of three beautiful candle sticks. Credit: Sujun

23. These Sleek Black Candle Sticks Are Very Modern

There are plenty of candlesticks on the market to choose from. You can even go to Dollar Tree and pick up some candlesticks to transform them into your own style. (Check out our article on Dollar Tree Craft Ideas for inspiration.) However, if you’re looking for a certain modern aesthetic, these sleek black metal candle sticks might be a great choice for you. What I like about these candle sticks is that they should be able to blend in with almost any decor. And if you ever get tired of the black, you can spray paint them into an entirely different color one day.

An example table setting using these candle sticks. Credit: Sunjun

Many of the items on this list are good for both yourself, or to give as a gift. However, I would caution you from giving candle sticks away as a gift. This is something that can be such a personal preference. Some people would also rather not light candles at the dinner table, especially if they have kids who could knock them over and start a fire. Yes, they sell LED candle versions. But if you’re giving a gift, it’s best not to presume that your friend wants them, unless they tell you directly.

This candle is designed to make dreams come true. Credit: Art of the Root

22. These Candles Help Your Dreams Come True

In case you don’t know, manifestation is the process of focusing on your goals, and opening up your spirit to the possibilities life can bring. Basically, if you learn how to manifest, you can make your dreams come true. Some people call it “The Law of Attraction”, while others simply see it as shifting your focus to take action on accomplishing your goals. This candle is made by a Wiccan company called The Art of The Root that has added oils, herbs, and even citrine crystals to encourage manifestation. It smells like orange and vanilla. Once the candle has burned down, you can keep the citrine crystals. Citrine is supposed to help motivate you to take action on your goals. Even if you don’t necessarily believe in this on a spiritual level, the candle is still very cool.

A self-love candle, to help manifest love for yourself. Credit: Art of the Root

We’ve also added a photo of another candle from Art of The Root, which is called “Self Love”. Sadly, a lot of insecurity that we feel in society comes from a lack of self-love. When you love yourself more, it becomes easier to love those around us. The company sells several different types of candles, depending on what you want to bring into your life. When you think about it, it’s basically the same price as a candle from Bath and Body Works. So instead of giving your friend something that smells nice, you’re giving them something that represents the fact that you support their dreams.

The Rachel Ray oil dispenser. Credit: Rachael Ray

21. This Olive Oil Dispenser is Basically a Sculpture

If you do a lot of cooking, you probably have an olive oil dispenser. This makes it a lot easier to spread just a small amount of oil onto your pans before you do anything frying.  Clear glass olive oil dispenser bottles are available at Dollar Tree. They’re nothing special, and it’s very common in a lot of people’s kitchens. So if you want something that looks or sculptural on your kitchen countertop, consider this fancy olive oil dispenser. 

Pouring should be easy with this oil dispenser. Credit: Rachael Ray

The one we chose for this list is designed by Rachael Ray. But there are a lot of other companies out there who sell oil dispenser bottles. Take some time to browse through the listings online, and find something that fits your aesthetic. No matter what brand you buy from, you’ll be almost guaranteed to find it for $20 or less.

Pour-over coffee is delicious. Credit: Bodum

20. This Pour-Over Coffee Maker Is Simple and Stylish

With so many fancy coffee makers on the market today, it can be hard to choose what you want. And unfortunately, brands like Keurig and Nespresso make you buy pods that are not good for the environment. If you’re looking for something that’s more simple and straightforward, consider having a pour-over coffee maker.  

A beautiful breakfast setting. Credit: Bodum

There are a few different styles on the market, but I chose this one because it looks very chic. All you have to do is boil water in a kettle on your stove top. Prepare the pour over coffee maker by placing a coffee filter inside and put the coffee grounds into the filter. Once the water is done boiling, you simply pour it over the coffee grounds and it will drip down into the pot. This is very simple to use, easy to clean, and much better for the environment.

A beautiful marble rolling pin. Credit: Fox Run

19. This Marble Rolling Pin is Both Stylish and Useful

If you’re looking for a rolling pin to do some baking, consider getting one that’s made of marble. Not only is it very chic and stylish, but there is actually a practical reason why some people use marble. When you’re baking pastry, you need to keep the dough cold. A lot of people will actually put the dough back in the freezer a few times if they’re making puff pastry, because the heat from your hands is enough to make it too warm. Marble maintains a cool temperature better than wood, so it helps keep dough cool for a longer period of time.

A cold rolling pin is great for making pastry dough. Credit: Fox Run

Aside from the practical element of this rolling pin, it is really pretty. Even if you don’t bake a lot, it can be a really beautiful addition to your kitchen accessories, especially if you already have marble countertops. On the flip side, it can be a great way to incorporate marble into your kitchen if you don’t have any at all. For example, in my home, we have wood block countertops. But we have a marble rolling pin and cutting board, which adds just enough luxury into the space. 

This match container has a built-in striker. Credit: Henro

18. Display Matches in a Decorative Container Beside Your Candles

Most people who have scented candles keep those cheap black lighters that you find at the dollar store.  There is nothing wrong with these types of lighters, but they don’t add any elegance to your home. This match striking container is a very cute way to keep long match sticks, with the built-in ability to strike the side of the pot. 

These match sticks go perfectly with this neutral setting. Credit: Henro

Some people like to leave out these matches for aesthetic reasons, and they still reach for their cheap dollar store lighter. It’s totally up to you how you’d want to use it. But it does look beautiful in little vignettes with candles and coffee table books. 

A full set of bee’s wax candles. Credit: Little Bee

17. These Bee's Wax Candles Are Timeless

Lighting candles is a great way to help you feel cozy at the end of the day. Most people love to get scented candles from somewhere like Bath & Body Works or Yankee Candle, because they can help make your home smell amazing. While there’s nothing wrong with that, you don’t always want a scent when you light a candle. This is especially true if you’re trying to light candles around the dinner table. You don’t want the scent of a candle to mix in with the scent of the food, because it can throw off your taste buds. 

An elegant table setting with beeswax candles. Credit: Little Bee

These bee’s wax candles are handmade and all natural. Beeswax is special, because the consistency of their wax is very thick, and it lasts a very long time. They burn slowly, and drip far less than other candles made of paraffin wax. Some even go as far as to call them “drip free”. Of course, these particular candles have a cute little honeycomb pattern along the edge of the candle, which reminds you that they came from bees. Since bee’s wax is more rare and expensive, giving this gift to a friend is like giving them a far more luxurious version of your typical candle.

A beautiful shadow box frame. Credit: TJ Moree

16. A Shadow Box Frame Can Display So Many Things

Shadow box frames are a wonderful way to display 3D sentimental items on your wall.  These can be objects from your child’s early years, a collage of mementos from your wedding day, or objects that help you remember people who have passed away. On a less serious note, you can use these for flower arrangements and other artistic endeavors. If you check out Pinterest, there are so many amazing ideas on what to do with a shadow box frame.  

Many people choose to create a meaningful collage inside of a shadow box. Credit: TJ Moree

Most craft stores will have shadow box frames in stock, so it’s not such a special item that it’s necessary to buy online. But if you’re shopping online in order to avoid crowds and stay at home, I’ve chosen a beautiful wooden box that would look gorgeous in almost any home. This would also be a great gift to give someone if you know that they enjoy hobbies like scrapbooking. They might already have an idea in mind that they can get working on right away. 

Ceramic painted vase set. Credit: Inglenix

15. A Full Set of Painted Ceramic Vases

Ceramic vases are a popular choice no matter what type of style your house is decorated in. For example, if you find a lot of inspiration from Japanese homes, you might want to go with Japanese pottery. Or if you want something more Farmhouse style, you might want to check out some of the vases that are available from Joanna Gaines’ brand at Target called Hearth and Hand. You may even find some great vases at your mother or grandmother’s house, or at your local thrift store.

This singular vase looks beautiful with dried flowers. Credit: Inglenix

But if you are trying to decorate an entire mantlepiece or bookshelf with multiple matching vases, you’re better off buying a set all at once. And if you’re on a tight budget and can only afford $40 or less, you may want to go for a set like this one. We selected a very simple looking set of ceramic vases that have been painted with little flowers on the side. This is perfect for anyone who is trying to go for Cottagecore vibes. If you want to know more, check out our Guide to the Cottagecore Aesthetic.

Three floating shelves. Credit: Timeyard

14. These Floating Shelves Are Unique

Buying a floating shelf for your home is very common. It’s a great way to free up space by keeping things on your wall. Stores like Walmart and IKEA carry various styles that you can choose from. But this particular floating shelf is incredibly stylish and unique. The shelves are connected by ropes, which gives a sense of whimsy almost like a lot ladder leading up to a treehouse. Even though this looks to be loose, you could always add extra nails to ensure that each shelf is sturdy.

A plant collection sits on top of these floating shelves. Credit: Timeyard

If you would rather not nail these shelves to the wall, you can always let it hang loose, like the photo above. When it’s hanging, we recommend that you don’t put anything too heavy on the shelf, just in case it falls. A lot of the example images show people using these shelves as a place to store their plants. It could also potentially be dangerous if you live in an area where you’re prone to get earthquakes. And if you have children, this might be a temptation for them to swing it. With all things considered, we hope that if you buy this, it will be safe, stylish, and sturdy for years to come.

A circular bohemian throw rug. Credit: Safavieh

13. This Bohemian Throw Rug is Great For When You Need It

Rugs are notoriously expensive. You can expect to pay a few hundred dollars for a decent quality throw rug. Even at discount stores, or finding something on clearance, you’ll still spend at least $100. However, if you have hardwood floors or tile in your apartment or house, it’s always good to have at least a few small throw rugs around the house. If you’re on a small budget, this is a lot more affordable than buying one large rug for your living space.

Always check the size of a rug before purchasing online. Credit: Safavieh

We found this beautiful bohemian style circular throw rug on Amazon for under $40. Since this is a small rug, this might be perfect in a small space like your kitchen, bathroom, or in a landing area when you first open your front door. Obviously, it would go very well with your house if you already have a Bohemian style working in the rest of your decor. Here at Home Addict, we already have a guide to Bohemian Decor, so be sure to check that out when you’re done with this article.

Distressed key hooks. Credit: Comfify Store

12. A Set of 3 Key Shaped Hooks Are Elegant and Useful

Do you ever lose your keys, or scramble to find your things in the morning? Having key hooks when you first walk through the door is a great way for you to hang anything that you need before leaving for work in the morning. This is especially important if you tend to lose your keys, or employee badge on a regular basis. If you’re a woman, you may want to hang your purse there when you walk through the door. It’s also a great place to keep all of your essentials for going outside, especially if you have trouble finding your umbrella or hat on a rainy day. 

Hooks are great for holding sweaters, keys, and purses. Credit: Comfify

There are a lot of different key hook sets out there, but this one in particular looks like actual vintage keys. Personally, I think they’re beautiful, and they fit in perfectly if you have shabby chic, farmhouse, or French country decor. They’re far more stylish than many of the other hook options out there. And the fact that they are made of such a thick, sturdy metal means that you may be able to hang coats and other heavy objects on these, as well.

An oval mirror with distressed edges. Credit: Stonebriar

11. This Oval Mirror Is Perfect for Cottagecore

Everyone needs the mirror in their house, and many people also keep them in various rooms. In Feng Shui, mirrors are also used to reflect energy that could be causing issues in a home. (Check out our Guide to The Biggest Mistakes in Feng Shui.) If you’re going to have mirrors all around your house anyway, they might as well be stylish. This one in particular is an oval shaped mirror that is in the Rococo style. It is distressed to make it look as though it is older than it actually is.

This mirror is very small, so please check the measurements before purchasing. Credit: Stonebriar

The only downside to this mirror is that it is very small. This would probably work out very well if you are living in a dorm room, or only have a bedroom to yourself to decorate. It would be awkwardly small in a bathroom or larger living space. Obviously, a mirror like this and a larger size typically costs well over $100. Before you buy this, please pay attention to the measurements, and decide if it would work well in your space.

A set of 6 true marble coasters. Credit: Crafts of Egypt

10. Marble Coasters are a Classy Way to Protect Your Tables

There is something about marble that is universally understood to be luxurious. When you walk into a kitchen with marble countertops, you immediately say “wow”. This stone is expensive, sturdy, and meant to last a lifetime. However, not everyone can afford to have marble countertops in their kitchen. These circular coasters are a great way to give your home that little bit of luxury and elegance without breaking the bank. You can choose from many different shades of marble color. Some companies also sell slices of gemstones, which make amazing coasters, too.

A closeup of the coaster in action. Credit: Crafts of Egypt

For the sake of this list, we found true white marble coasters. Keep in mind that many sellers online sell coasters that are not real marble, but rather a different material that’s been wrapped in contact paper to look like marble. So always be careful reading the description before you commit to a purchase. If you’re on a very tight budget, you can always turn this into a DIY project if you buy a roll of marble contact paper and do this yourself.

This faux antique lantern would look beautiful for a cottage look. Credit: Stonebriar

9. This Lantern is Very Shabby Chic

If you’re trying to go for a Cottage Core, Shabby Chic, or Farmhouse style home, you may want to consider purchasing this antiqued lantern. Lanterns work really well when you buy them in sets of two. This makes it possible to flank them on the sides of a doorway or window to help light up the night. However, one will do just fine if you’re trying to build a stylish vignette. Browsing through the customer images online, you can see some of the beautiful examples of how people have used these. Some people also purchase these in bulk in order to create rustic wedding centerpieces, too.

This lantern can illuminate the night. Credit: Stonebriar

The style of these lanterns is made to look like they have been around for 100 years. These are not real antiques, but your family and friends just might be convinced otherwise. It’s possible to put a real candle inside of these lanterns, but you may want to consider purchasing an LED candle instead. These flicker just like real candles, but they will never melt or cause a real fire. Just be careful, because some family members have been known to accidentally light a fake candle and melt it. Whoops!

Shag rugs are oh so fluffy. Credit: Ashler

8. Shag Rugs Have Been In Style For a While

Shag rugs have been popular for years, especially back in the 1960’s. Nowadays, you don’t see them as often as you once did. But that doesn’t make them any less stylish or comfortable. (If you’re a vegan, it’s possible to get a faux fur shag rug, so please don’t be offended by this suggestion!) Shag rugs work very well in the Hollywood Regency style, but it also gives you this sense of glamour. Personally, I feel like it’s something you would see in a 20-something female’s apartment.

Keep your feet warm by placing a rug near your bed. Credit: Ashler

Shag rugs are so fluffy, some people even use them as blankets. But for the most part, they’re a throw rug that sits on your floor. Some popular places are just beside your bed, so that your feet step onto something warm first thing in the morning. It can also be very cozy if you like to play board games on the floor with family and friends. The one and only downside is that they may be difficult to keep clean. Sine it’s literally fur, you can’t throw it in the washing machine and expect it to be okay. Check out tutorials online before attempting to clean it.

These hooks are super cute. Credit: Auld Home

7. AuldHome His and Hers Towel Hooks (Set of 2); Cast Iron Rustic Farmhouse Decor Door Wall Hangers

If you’re in the market for new towel hooks, consider getting these “his” and “hers” hooks in black and white. These should look good with many different home decor styles. Each of the hooks only holds two towels or robes, so it’s admittedly not the best if you have a larger family. But this could be a beautiful gift to give your friends if they recently got married, or they purchased their first home. It could be perfect for a bathroom that’s an on-suite attached to the master bedroom, since these are typically only used by the couple, while their kids use a different bathroom in the house.

Hang towels near the bath with these hooks. Credit: AuldHome

An obvious issue with these hooks is that they’re designed for straight, cis-gendered couples. There may be other gender option pairings online, or it may be best to skip all together if you identify as “they”. Or, you could always buy two sets of these, so that they say “his and his” or “hers and hers” and give the other two to friends. There are a lot of elegant towel hooks out there to choose from, if you’re trying to look outside of the box hanging your towels instead of your typical towel rack. These small details truly add up into a stylish, elegant home.

Stylish bookends are always a good idea. Credit: Danya B

6. These Gold Hands Hold Books In Place

Looking for new bookends? These golden hands are literally holding your pile of books together from either side of the table or bookshelf. This would be especially great if you had a grouping of coffee table books that you wanted on display. The size of these bookends are relatively lifelike, so they’re small and should fit into small spaces. On the bottom of each hand, there is a piece of fabric that will help to prevent scratching your table or bookshelf.

These books help give perspective to the size of the bookends. Credit: Danya B.

With so many bookends on the market, it’s important to find something that suits your particular style. Do some research to see what’s out there, and find inspiration from places like Pinterest and Instagram. Remember that you’re probably going to be looking at these every day, so it’s important to truly love and enjoy looking at them. However, it seems as though a lot of people love these bookends. Interior designers have raved about how cool they are. Browsing through the reviews, some people liked them so much, they purchased them twice. 

A beautiful butter dish. Credit: Comfify Store

5. This Ceramic Butter Dish Is Great For Your Table

I believe that every house needs a good butter dish. If you’re planning a big family breakfast or a meal like Thanksgiving, it’s customary to put butter on the table so that people can spread it on their rolls or toast. Leaving butter on a plate while it softens runs the risk of flies landing on it, which is why there is a lid. This may even work well for elegant picnic parties, so long as you’re careful not to break the ceramic. I love this butter dish in particular, because of its elegant Shabby Chic style. 

A complete breakfast setup with an elegant butter dish. Credit: Comfify Store

Obviously, butter is dairy, and will spoil if you leave it out for too long. Unlike the bread box, this isn’t something that you can put on your counter and forget about. If you’re in a house full of adults, it may be possible to keep this butter dish in the fridge and take it out as-needed. But in a bustling household where things can easily break, I recommend only using this for special occasions. It could also make a good gift to give someone as a housewarming present, because not everyone would think to buy themselves a butter dish.

A beautiful bathroom sign. Credit: The Metal Foundry

4. This Chic Bathroom Sign Helps Guests Find the Loo

Nowadays, it’s rare to have a lot of guests over your house. However, if you plan to have parties when it’s safe to do so, a bathroom sign might be a great thing to have. When you visit a friend’s house, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out where the bathroom is, especially when all of the doors are closed. This makes it blatantly obvious where to go. And if you own a business, this sign can serve a real practical purpose.

The bathroom sign on a business door. Credit: The Metal Foundry

The style of this sign is very whimsical, and would go well with Cottage Core or Shabby Chic style. Of course, you can have signs made to match literally any interior design style that you like. If you’re a business owner, start to think outside of the box from the typical signs you can find at office supply stores like Staples. Small details like this can add a lot of style to a space.

A box to protect your bread. Credit: Breathe Essential

3. A Bread Box is a Stylish Way to Keep the Critters Away

Since bread boxes are rarely used in the United States, there will be a lot of you out there who have never heard of this. In case you are not aware, a bread box will prevent mice or bugs from getting into your bread. It also keeps your bags of bread hidden away under something stylish, rather than leaving a plastic bread bag out on the counter or in the refrigerator. This one in particular is black and white, and it fits perfectly with Farmhouse, Shabby Chic, or Cottagecore style decor.

A bread box on a counter top next to apples. Credit: Breathe Essential

Here in the United States, bread boxes are not as common as they are in Europe. While bread doesn’t need to be refrigerated, a lot of people tend to leave their bread in the fridge if they want to keep it off the counter. This can have a negative effect, because the bread can get crushed by the food. Bread boxes really do make a lot of sense to keep on your kitchen counter. When I was staying in England, I noticed how easy it was to keep the countertop near and tidy because of the bread box, and it’s something that I want for my own home someday.

Abstract art is easy to make and affordable to buy. Credit: Vintage Book Art Co

2. Abstract Art is Always a Stylish Idea

Over the past few years, minimalism has become popular once again. Everyone is realizing that you don’t need a lot of things in order to be happy. So if you were one of those people who prescribes to a minimalist style, abstract wall art typically goes with that vibe. Instead of being a full scene or intricately detailed painting, abstract art is all about lines and simple color schemes.

This print is large enough to put into a poster frame. Credit: Vintage Book Art Co.

I chose this print in particular because the black lines can either look like scribbles, or interlocking faces. It’s a great example of how your mind can interpret an image depending on how long you look at it. If you’re on a very tight budget, this is an example of a piece of art you can try to recreate on your own. Instead of sticking to just black and white, you could add your own colors to an abstract painting, and make something amazingly unique to your space. 

This tic tac toe set is perfect if you have kids. Credit: BSIRI Store

1. This Wooden Tic Tac Toe Game is Perfect For Snowy Nights  

Keeping board games in your house is a great idea for long winters when your kids can’t go outside to play. The only downside to doing this is that these games tend to look cluttered and are not very stylish when left out in the open. If you want a board game that’s easy for younger children to play, and it’s beautiful enough to have on display, I highly suggest purchasing this wooden tic-tac-toe set. The top wooden slat slides off so that you can leave the game pieces inside. This would look beautiful on a table next to a stack of your favorite coffee table books. 

This Tic Tac Toe board may be smaller than you realize. Credit: The Bsiri Store

Obviously, TicTacToe is so easy that adults tend to get bored of it quickly. So this might only be amusing for your kids up until a certain age. However, even if someone is too old to play anymore, this is one of those decorative game sets that still looks beautiful and elegant even if no one is playing it regularly. This is similar to how many people like to keep a chess set in display (especially if they are fans of The Queen’s Gambit.) if you’re a household full of adults, you may want to search for a chess set with your $40 instead.

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