Refresh Your Living Space With These Budget-Friendly Home Decor Finds

If you’ve been feeling like your space needs a refresh but you don’t have a big budget to dedicate to it, we have good news for you.

June 16, 2018
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Redoing your home is a major undertaking, and tossing all of your old decor for everything new just isn’t in the budget for most people. But there’s no reason that revamping your home has to be expensive. In fact, some of the most impactful changes can be made with the smallest pieces.

We’ve found pieces that can liven up your space and even change the look of an entire room—all without breaking the bank.

Pillows Under $20

Pillows are perhaps the easiest and quickest way to add a pop of color and comfort to your space in seconds. Even though throw pillows can be surprisingly expensive, there are just as many affordable and stylish options out there.

Threshold Fringe Printed Throw Pillow ($20)

This fringed pillow from Target is a cute way to add texture to any space. The muted colors are perfect for laid-back boho vibes.

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Slow Cow Embroidered Throw Pillow Cover ($12)

If you already have pillows that feel nice but you want to switch up their look, opt for a pillow cover instead. If you don’t already have a throw pillow though, you can find affordable inserts to fit the cover you like.

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World Market Ivory Fringe Indoor/Outdoor Lumbar Pillow ($20)

This neutral lumbar pillow is perfect for adding a touch of comfort and texture without any extra color. Toss it on your couch, armchair, or even your bed to amp up the coziness.

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Throw Blankets Under $30

Tossing a soft, drapey throw over your couch or armchair is another easy way to add an element of interest to your room. Both luxurious and functional, no living room really feels complete without a throw blanket.

Bourina Textured Throw Blanket ($20 to $25)

This textured knit blanket is soft and lightweight, perfect for when you need just an extra bit of warmth. Available in six shades, you can use it to add a pop of color to your room or (our preference) keep things neutral.

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Panama City Beaches Cotton Throw Blanket ($25)

If you’re looking for a patterned throw, this woven cotton one is not only beautiful but is also affordable. Perfect for draping over your shoulders on a cold night or even laying over the foot of your bed, it’s a blanket you’ll be reaching for all year long.

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Threshold Chenille Throw Blanket ($20)

In need of something a little more chunky and warm for the colder months? This chenille throw blanket is ultra-soft and oversized and comes in multiple color options to coordinate with any room.

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Knick Knacks Under $40

Small trinkets and decorative pieces are truly what make a space feel more lived-in and homey. Though people tend to pick up most of these items over time, adding even a small piece or two can really start to add some of your own personality and sense of style to your home.

Artificial Banana Plant ($37)

If you like the look of plants but are more of a black thumb, there are plenty of faux plant options out there that look realistic but don’t require any maintenance. This faux banana plant is great for adding a pop of color and is the perfect stand-in until you can grab (and care for!) a live one.

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West Elm Extra-Small Cross Base Terrarium ($19)

A terrarium is another great way to add a touch of green to your home without bringing in a full-blown plant. These globe-style options are not only beautiful on their own—they sit on a fun brass base for a unique look and the extra-small size is under $20.

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In The Company of Women Coffee Table Book ($25)

A great coffee table book not only adds visual appeal but can also provide you and your guests with some serious inspiration. You can go with something that’d be of general interest to everyone, like In The Company of Women, or add a book that relates to one of your personal hobbies or interests.

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Wall Art Under $75

Get rid of those asylum walls and hang some art up; it’s the quickest way to add a pop of color and texture to any room. Pieces can be expensive though, especially when they’re from local artists. To get a unique addition that won’t break the bank, check out these fun pieces—all under $75.

World Market Black & Blush Strokes Wall Art Set ($70)

This three-piece set can be hung together in any room for an interesting focal point, or hung separately in different rooms for strategically placed pops of color and pattern.

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Urban Outfitters Lydia Macramé Wall Hanging ($60)

Who says that adding art into your home has to mean hanging up a painting? This handwoven macrame hanging makes a statement—put it up on any blank wall for an Instagram-worthy look.

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Rugs Under $300

Buying rugs on a budget is rough—they’re crazy expensive! And it’s hard to go too budget-friendly: The difference in quality between a cheaper rug and one that’s a little pricier is pretty evident. Thankfully, there are lots of rugs that sit right in the middle, offering good quality at a fair price. If you’re looking to freshen up a blah-feeling space or you want to change up the style altogether, invest in a new rug to switch things up.

Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse Olga Gray Rug ($146)

If you’re going for the modern farmhouse look on a budget, this rug is for you. It’s available in a variety of sizes, so it’s easy to find an option to fit in whichever room you need it for.

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Aliyah Pink Area Rug ($223)

A rug is usually the focal point of the room and that’ll definitely be true of this rug. These bright colors would be dreamy in a white-walled room with neutral furniture.

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Project 62 Indigo Modern Lines Rug ($250)

This rug adds a little eye-catching detail without going overboard. Perfect for high-traffic areas, it’ll give any room a pop of color without the maintenance of a high pile rug.

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Lighting & Lamps Under $80

Lighting plays a big role when it comes to the atmosphere in your home—anything too dim can make things feel bleak and depressing, while anything too bright can make you feel like you’re standing under grocery store fluorescents. The key is having different lighting options available so you can adjust the light during different times of day.

Rivet Minimalist Tripod Floor Lamp ($80)

A tripod lamp is an easy way to add a unique visual element to any room. It’ll give off the perfect amount of warm light for reading or watching a movie at home.

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Project 62 Modern Acrylic Accent Lamp ($40)

Forget your basic table lamp: With mixed materials and clean lines, this lamp mixes brass and acrylic for a stylish, sophisticated twist that’ll heighten the look of any room.

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Project 62 Geometric With Marble Accent Lamp ($35)

This lamp is basically a two-for-one because it’s almost a work of art on its own. Set it on a side table or your nightstand for a modern touch.

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Ottomans & Poufs Under $100

Sometimes our couches and chairs meet our fashion needs but totally fail when it comes to function. There’s no need to go out and buy an entirely new living room set if yours isn’t quite as comfy as you’d like, though. In addition to tossing on some pillows and a cozy throw, adding a fluffy pouf or sturdy ottoman can really help you relax and, literally, kick your feet up.

World Market Gold-Printed Faux Cowhide Pouf ($70)

This faux-fur pouf will help lend a luxurious, bold look to your sitting area. It’s even firm enough to be used as a makeshift seat when you have extra guests over.

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World Market Ivory Faux Flokati Stool ($100)

If you want something a little sturdier, this faux-wool stool gives the same bold look with the addition of wooden legs.

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Accent Chairs Under $200

If you’re really looking to change the look of your living or sitting room, adding in new furniture is your best bet. But it can be hard to justify spending the money on new furniture when there might not be anything wrong with what you have, especially when you see the high price tag on certain pieces.

Divano Roma Mid Century Modern Chair ($160)

The mid-century modern look is in right now and, thankfully, you don’t have to spend a ton to get it. This armchair is not only affordable but comfortable and stylish, too.

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Urban Outfitters Haylee Mono Rattan Chair ($150)

Think outside the box when it comes to accent seating! This woven rattan chair is simple but makes a statement with its cool, summery vibe.

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Threshold Hudson Swoop Arm Chair ($170)

For a simple chair with clean lines, opt for this sloped, wingback style. Sleek and stylish, it comes in 15 different colors and patterns to fit any style.

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Side Tables Under $100

If you already have a coffee table, adding an accent table or two may have slipped your mind. They can be a great addition to any space, though: Just add a lamp, a plant, and some cute coasters and you’ve got a piece that works for your room.

Rivet Hairpin Wood and Metal End Table ($80)

Hairpin legs are currently on-trend, and an end table is the perfect way to work them into your decor. The metal legs combined with a wooden table top add an industrial, modern edge to any space.

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World Market Glass Lorelei Accent Table ($100)

This brass side table makes a statement, whether you use it as a functional side table or not. Try setting it up in a corner as a unique stand for a cascading plant.

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Urban Outfitters Annette Marble Side Table ($89)

The beautiful combination of brass and marble add a lavish touch to any room. With a clean, simple silhouette, this side table easily fits in with any decor while still standing out.

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Coffee Tables Under $200

A living room or sitting area doesn’t always feel quite right without a coffee table in the middle. Use it for game nights, to display coffee table art books, or even to kick your feet up on. Though they tend to be a more expensive item, the great news is that you can find one that looks nice and holds up well for less than $150.

WE Furniture Coffee Table (~$125)

If you have an angular sectional sofa, round things out with this brass coffee table. We especially love the glass top, which won’t take up too much visual space.

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Sauder Canal Street Coffee Table ($148)

This coffee table is perfect for a more rustic style. The raised edge adds an interesting touch that makes it easy to hold photos or other decorative elements.

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Mercury Row Corona Coffee Table ($179)

For a more modern, angular look, this coffee table combines the look of wood and chrome for a piece that’ll easily become a focal point in your home. It’s also two-tiered, allowing you to use it both functionally and decoratively.

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