15 home decor products under $20 that will revamp your space (Photo: Etsy/H&M)
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We’re spending more time at home these days, and seeing the same things in the same rooms every single day can get old fast. Fortunately, if you’re looking to change things up, you don’t need to hire expensive contractors or designers to give your space a makeover. Often, all it takes are a few well-placed home décor accents that cost no more than a couple lattes. From greenery to gold and marble to minimalist geometric patterns, the best home décor items you can buy are both stunning and affordable. Below are some of our top picks—and they all cost less than $20.
1. These lush faux vines
You have low-maintenance plants like succulents, and then you have no-maintenance plants like faux hanging vines. Bring the outdoors inside with this top-selling home décor accent boasting over 840 reviews. Of these five vines, customers note how well they pair with another trendy décor item: “Look amazing and very realistic, nice to decorate any space! Look great when coupled with some fairy lights.”
Get the Decorative Vines Set at Urban Outfitters for $14
2. These fairy lights
Set the mood without all the clunky lamps and fluorescent overhead lighting. (Photo: Twinkle Star)
Fairy lights are a super effective and budget-friendly way to update your space with a dash of glam and nostalgia. As a best-seller with over 20,000 Amazon reviews (you read that right), this decorative must-have includes eight settings like waves, twinkling, and steadily illuminated so you can instantly transform your home’s atmosphere. Since they’re waterproof, you can use them to update your outdoor patio, too.
Get Twinkle Star String Lights on Amazon for $17.99
3. This dignified sculpture
A soft feather in a sturdy brass design provides a texture contrast you never thought you knew you needed. (Photo: CosmoLiving)
It doesn’t get much classier than this five-star-rated vintage-inspired metallic quill resting daintily on a white marble base. At six inches tall, it’ll jazz up virtually any corner of your home while accentuating décor styles of all color palettes. Use it as a paperweight or bookshelf accent—you can’t go wrong.
Get the CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan Aluminum Feather Sculpture at Home Depot for $18.36
4. These hand-painted hooks
World Market is your hookup for all things unique, hand-painted, and extremely useful. (Photo: World Market)
The key to décor that works for you—as opposed to against you—is to incorporate it into furniture and pieces around your home that you use every day. These top-rated hooks feature whimsical floral designs aimed to add a dose of levity to your space. Many reviewers note they loved the hooks so much that they even ordered more after their first purchase. Says one reviewer: “I had searched hard for small decorative hooks to use in the kitchen (not for robes, etc). These are well finished and very cute—and just the right size!”
Get Painted Square Tile Hooks, Set Of 6 at World Market for $11.96
5. This golden catch-all tray
Catch-all trays clean up clutter while looking fly doing it. (Photo: H&M Home)
Gold is the accent hue of the moment, but there is such a thing as going overboard. At just under three inches tall and eight inches wide, this elegant pop of shine adds a bit of glam to living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms without looking gaudy. Go ahead, you need a pretty place to stash your clutter.
Get the Tray With Foot a H&M Home for $17.99
6. This soothing wall art
Etsy is the ultimate destination for stunning wall art at an incredible price (Photo: 1919Print)
My favorite hack for getting affordable, stunning wall art is downloading a .zip file from Etsy on paper of my choice from my local printing shop. With over 2,500 sales, customers of this seller say their prints turned out perfectly and looked high-quality when framed.
Get the 1919Print Pink Ocean Wall Art, Set of 2 on Etsy starting at $10
7. These fake lemons
Even though they’re unscented, the mere sight of citrus evokes a lovely feeling. (Photo: Threshold)
Story time: At an open house, the first thing I once saw when I walked through the foyer was a bowl of faux lemons. The sight was so uplifting and inviting that it made me more inclined to consider said house as a viable option. Make your guests (or yourself) feel that way with this awesome budge-friendly design idea. Many reviewers note that for the price and quality, this faux citrus option is the best bet on the market: “These lemons are perfect for putting in a vase with some flowers! Exactly what I was looking for!”
Get the Threshold 11pc Unscented Lemon Vase Filler Yellow at Target for $9.99
8. This vibrant pillow
Soft and sweet, it’s everything your couch and your back needs. (Photo: Stratton Home)
Fusing both the trends of minimalist geometric patterns and lush houseplants, you’ll want to cozy up to this five-star rated pillow solely based on how cute it looks. It includes a removable cover for easy cleaning and is made of 100 percent polyester. It’s the perfect trick to adding a dash of life to a room with little natural sunlight.
Get the Stratton Home Succulent 18″ Square Pillow at Nordstrom Rack for $19.97
9. This lovely little vase
A vase is a crystal-clear design choice. (Photo: Anthropologie)
Every home needs a small selection of vases, be they hand-me-downs from grandma or cheap and cheerful finds at Anthropologie. Coming in a surprisingly bright blue color, the smallest of the three available handcrafted glass vases in the collection works for storing everything from flowers to herbs and pens sitting at just over 12 inches tall and three inches wide. One five-star customer even prefers the smallest of the bunch: “Purchased the small vase and was very impressed by the quality. It is thick glass and has some weight to it. Can’t wait to display it!”
Get the Bottle Bud Vase at Anthropologie for $19.95
10. This glass box
Think outside of the glass box when it comes to design. (Photo: Zara Home)
Three cheers for storage that doubles as a dainty décor item. Featuring a gold brass metal frame, it’s a subtle way to add a little luxury to your entryway, bedroom, or living room. Simply use it to store your keys, receipts, and pens, or support a candle—the flame glimmering off the gold frame and glass will look radiant.
Get the Glass Box at Zara Home for $19.95
11. This scent-infused lantern
Is there anything it can’t do? (Photo: Bath & Body Works)
You’re getting three must-have décor ideas in one: a succulent, a woodsy, welcoming scent to flood your home, and a candle-lit wood lantern accent to create a rustic vibe. It plugs right into an electrical socket, so it’s decorating a part of your wall that usually goes forgotten. With a 4.9-star rating, reviewers say “I love the new look of the wallflower! It is very simplistic, yet a nice décor for the wall plug scents. Will definitely buy more of these!”
Get the Succulent Wood Lantern at Bath & Body Works for $18.50
12. These kitchen staple stickers
A coordinated kitchen sets the framework for a well-put together home. (Photo: Walplus)
It’s amazing what kind of profound effect something as minute as stickers can make. Add a cohesive feel to your herbs and spices that are in a current disarray with labels pre-written in a classy font. You can stick them to the walls, windows, screens, mirrors and more, and one pack gives you 42 small labels, 2 medium labels and 13 big labels like bread, pasta, sugar, oregano and flour.
Get the Walplus Kitchen Blackboard Labels at Overstock for $18.49
13. These hanging planters
Hang a little oasis in your room. (Photo: West Elm)
Plants on the ground are so yesterday. Defy gravity with these matte-finished planters in a dusty blush hue that allow you to drape every inch of your space in greenery (or, you know, even a single planter can have an immense impact, but at 66 percent off you’re going to want to invest in a few!). They come with all necessary hardware.
Get Hanging Metal Planters at West Elm for $19.99
14. This set of tea light holders
No fireplace? No problem. (Photo: CB2)
The deep wine-stained color alone is enough of a reason to go for these sophisticated tea light holders. Their multifaceted glass form adds texture to your room while also refracting light from the candle’s flame in a unique way. With a 4.9-star rating on CB2 (Crate+Barrel’s more affordable—and no less enticing—offshoot), reviewers love how “underrated” these votives are on the CB2 inventory: “This is one of my best purchases from CB2! It’s so funny to say considering I’ve bought many great things from here, but this little votive has been a perfect addition to many rooms & holds up very well! Lasting about two years so far & still going strong when I refill them. Bottom line, just buy some of these and you’ll enjoy them.”
Get the Betty Cabernet Tea Light Candle Holder, Set of 6 at CB2 for $19.95
15. This mirrored picture frame
Display your best moments. (Photo: Pottery Barn)
Between Instagram posts and Facebook albums, we’ve had little incentive to print out our pictures over the last few years. But if your home is missing that personalized feel that only photos of friends and family can bring, it’s time to place them front and center framed in this vintage-inspired picture frame. It’s got a mirrored finish (which is an absolute game-changer in helping modernize any room while making it look bigger!), yet features a slight distressed patina for a laid-back look that makes the frame look far more expensive than it actually is.
Get the Antique Mirrored Picture Frame, 5×5 at Pottery Barn for $18.99
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