18 "Cheap Thrills" I'm Buying to Give My Home a Quick Refresh

Updated 04/19/19
Cheap Fall Home Décor
Courtesy of Sarah Sherman Samuel

Some things are worth the splurge: a quality sofa, a mattress, a spacious dining table. But sometimes you just want to give your space a quick and easy upgrade without spending all your hard-earned dollars or bringing in a large piece of furniture with white-glove delivery. There's no harm in throwing a little cash at trendy accessories seasonally to keep your home feeling fresh and new, as long as you follow the 80/20 rule.

In fashion, the 80/20 rule dictates that you should spend 80% of your budget on investment pieces and 20% on small accessories. In décor it works very much the same way. Divide whatever you'd spend on a sofa by four and get shopping for small accessories: a catchall to throw your keys in, a cozy throw, or a pretty vase. To make this process easier, we've handpicked the 18 cheap fall home décor items we'd purchase this season. Best of all: They're all under $100.

A Chic Catchall

Walnut Wood Catchall
CB2 Walnut Wood Catchall $10

A strategically placed catchall makes everything a little more organized.

Gleam Brass Footed Bowl
CB2 Gleam Brass Footed Bowl $30

This footed bowl would be perfect to catch keys in the entryway or jewelry in the bedroom.

Cozy Pillows

Zara Home Burlap-Style Pillow Cover $70

There's nothing like a pillow upgrade to make a home autumn-ready.

CB2 Cozie Black and Natural Pillow $40

This plush pillow is giving us major weekend home vibes.

A Fun Planter

IKEA Gradvis Planter $5

When temperatures drop, bring your greenery indoors with a colorful planter like this one from IKEA.

Wicker Elephant Planter
Urban Outfitters Wicker Elephant Planter $24

Or try this elephant wicker planter from Urban Outfitters for a fun lighthearted look.

A Luxe Throw

Marlee White Fringe Throw
CB2 Marlee White Fringe Throw $70

Nothing says comfort like a soft and cozy off-white throw.

H&M Jacquard Weave Throw $60

For something a little more graphic, we love this striped jacquard throw from H&M Home.

Blonde Wood Accents

IKEA Björksnäs Nightstand $70

Blonde wood is all the rage this season, which makes us big fans of this simple nightstand from IKEA.

Umbra Hub Ladder in White $98

Arrange your overflow of winter throws on this clever ladder from Umbra.

An Eye-Catching Vase

Zara Home Round Cement Vase $40

This small single bud vase looks just as good on its own as it does with a stem in it.

H&M Large Glass Vase $25

This ribbed glass vase is right on trend for fall/winter 2018. 

Casual Kitchenware

Hasami Porcelain Large Mug in Gray $32

Upgrade your mugs with these Hasami stackable ones so you can sip your coffee in style.

Zara Home Washed Linen Napkins $36

Washed linen napkins will make your meals more elevated but still laid-back.

A Woven Basket

Coil Natural Palm Basket
CB2 Coil Natural Palm Basket $60

Use this woven basket to store anything from firewood to extra pillows.

IKEA Snidad Basket $28

Or pick a basket that's more artistically woven, like this one from IKEA.

Candlelight Essentials

H&M Tall Candlestick $13

Nothing says cozy winter night quite like a candlelit dinner.

Curve Ball Match Striker
CB2 Curve Ball Match Striker $50

Light your fall candles in style with this ribbed match striker from CB2.

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