Don't Spend More Than $100 on These Pieces For Your Home
Once you get started redecorating, it’s hard to stop. The thrill of finding the perfect piece to complete your living room or the ideal accessory to round out your entry vignette can be downright addicting. But the prices of these purchases and vintage scores can add up quickly, and let’s face it, home décor can be expensive. So give yourself—and your wallet—a break and cut corners on the below items.
Sure, gorgeous china can make a plain tablescape look extra luxe, but for day-to-day meals, save your money and pick up some basic yet sophisticated dishware. Select a solid white option or a classic pattern for a timeless look you won’t need to replace for years.
Overstock Red Vanilla Hampshire Cream 16-piece Dinnerware Set ($60)
Storing essentials like cotton balls, Q-tips, and the like in simple glass canisters is an easy way to bring a little luxury to your vanity, but it’s silly to spend too much on these items when inexpensive alternatives will give you a similar look. The same goes for soap dishes and dispensers where clean and simple will always be in style—no matter the price point.
For decorative pillows scattered on your sofas and chairs, spend your dough on the gorgeous covers, not the stuffed inserts. Often the price of a decorative pillow includes the cost of the insert, so it’s worth your time to check with a shopkeeper to see if you can get a reduced price on the cover and purchase your own less-expensive insert elsewhere.
A woven seagrass storage basket is a chic, timeless way to stash anything from blankets and throws to magazines and newspapers. But these helpful storage solutions don’t need to break the bank when there are plenty of stylish options in a variety of sizes available for far less than some high-end retailers would like you to believe. If it’s priced over $100, move on and shop one of our alternatives below.
It’s true: There are luxury scented candles out there that smell incredible, but won’t break the bank. A richly scented candle creates an aura of sophistication and comfort, but you don’t need to spend a ton to fill your home with an intoxicating smell. Instead, save up your money for the gorgeous coffee table you plan on displaying that candle on.
A classic silver frame is a chic and timeless way to display family photos on a side table or nightstand, and while even small frames from high-end brands can be pricey, there are plenty of affordable alternatives available to get the same sophisticated look.
Let the flowers do the talking, not the container. Enough said.