Stylish Home Decor for Under $40

Shannon Quinn - January 7, 2021
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.