Original Graphic by Stephanie DeAngelis
Smart shoppers know that updating a home is about knowing when to splurge on a statement item or save on an accessory. And while we love nothing more than searching for a jaw-dropping investment piece (see exhibit A and exhibit B), there's something equally satisfying about finding a small but chic item that looks a little more luxe than it really is. We usually visit Swedish powerhouse IKEA for its home basics, which readily lend themselves to a long list of clever hacks, but the brand's latest décor needs no DIY mastery.
Looking to give your home a mini update with just $10? These guilt-free IKEA buys cost less than a good cocktail. Yes, seriously.
These unique baskets are an unexpected departure from IKEA's flat-pack décor. The entire series has natural color variations that make each basket unique.
Simple yet refined, this understated pitcher is the perfect desk or tabletop addition.
These sculptural brass blooms give just the right amount of ambiance to a bedroom or tablescape.
Prepping for a big barbecue? Play host with this classic cotton-linen apron.
Style this bright, playful geometric lumbar cushion with block-colored accents for extra impact.
A nod to that minimal-inspired design we all love, these simple striped dish towels will give your kitchen instant Finnish style.
Indulge your inner child with this card game. It's a fun way for your real kids to train their memory as well as their visual and social skills as well.
This stunning, delicate organic-shaped vase is hand-blown by a craftsperson. Now that's value.
Need to liven up your home? These stackable stools are the perfect accessory for a potted plant in the corner, and they double as a leg up for those hard-to-reach cupboards. For $5 each, you can buy two of them.
A star-studded, plush mobile to give any nursery a touch of personality.
This post was originally published on June 29, 2016. Updated by Sacha Strebe.