||Q: What are some easy ways to brighten up your space without spending a lot?
A: When you don't have much time or budget to update your current space, it's amazing how changing out some throw pillows or adding in candles and plants can really dress up a room. Arranging votives throughout the house sets a nice mood on evenings when you're at home relaxing or when you are having guests over.A Meyer lemon tree is beautiful, adds a natural fragrance to the room, and, of course, produces fruit.
Fair warning: this tree does require a lot of sun exposure if you want to keep it indoors. Be sure to water yours daily when the weather is warm, and every other day when the temperature is cool.
Here, a shortlist of my latest favorite low-maintenance high-impact accessories:
Bark Racing Stripe Pillow, $64, Serena & Lily
Kuba Cloth Pillow, $179, Wisteria
Numi Candle Holders, $5, CB2.com
Votive Candles and Glass Holders, $10, Bed Bath and Beyond
Meyer Lemon Tree, $60, Sur La Table