10 Expensive-Looking Home Décor Items Under $40
Let’s be honest – the apartments of most twenty-somethings are nothing to run home about. With bills to pay (and avocado toast to buy), spending money on pretty home accessories is just not in the budget for most millennials. However, what if we told you there are certain ways you can “adult” your living space without going bankrupt? Read on for our list of 10 expensive-looking home décor items you can buy for under $40.
1. GOLDEN PINEAPPLE
Pineapples are a sign of hospitality, so why not get this pretty golden one from Simons to make your home feel more welcoming? It only costs $6 – probably cheaper than your go-to Starbucks order!
Buy It: Decorative Glam Pineapple, $6, at Simons
2. SUN SHAPED MIRRORS
Image: H&M Home
These sun-shaped mirrors from H&M Home easily look like they could be from Pottery Barn – and if you decide to tell people they are, we won’t tell.
Buy It: Round Mirrors, $19.99-$39.99, at H&M Home
3. CERAMIC VASE
Image: H&M Home
This green ceramic vase from H&M Home would look great sitting on a nice coffee table. And if you accidentally knock it over, no biggie – it only costs $34.99!
Buy It: Small Ceramic Vase, $34.99, at H&M Home
Image: Zara Home
We love how this mirrored tray from Zara Home is both decorative and functional at the same time. And most of all, super affordable.
Buy It: Decorative Mirrored Square Tray, $35.90, at Zara Home
5. CEMENT MONKEYS
Image: Zara Home
Sure “adulting” your living space is the ultimate goal here, but that doesn’t mean you can’t include a few playful touches…like these adorable cement monkeys from Zara Home.
Buy It: Decorative Cement Monkeys, $17.90-$35.90, at Zara Home
6. BRASS SCULPTURE
$14.95 for a brass sculpture that guests will assume is an expensive, intricate art piece? Yes, please!
Buy It: Max Brass Small Sculpture, $14.95, at CB2
7. MARBLE & WOOD COASTERS
When you’ve spent so much time setting up your “grown up” apartment, the last thing you need is one of your guests leaving water rings your new coffee table. Which is why a set of coasters are a must-have…especially chic, marble and wood ones!
Buy It: Grey Marble & Wood Coasters (Set of 4), $24.50, at Indigo
8. MILK BOTTLE MEASURING CUPS
Believe it or not, this vintage-style milk bottle is actually a stack of four different sized measuring cups. How functional (and cute) is that?!
Buy It: Anthropologie Milk Bottle Measuring Cups, $32.79, at Nordstrom
9. FAUX FUR THROW
There’s nothing more visually pleasing than a cozy couch draped with plush fur throw. Except a price tag that reads under $30.
Buy It: Pinzon Faux Fur Throw Blanket, $28, at Amazon
10. PRINTED RUG
As most of us know, area rugs can be hella expensive. Which is why we’re eternally grateful for the invention that is Amazon – where else could you buy a beautiful rug like this for $20?!
Buy It: Superior Area Rug, $20.15, at Amazon
Which of the décor items above would you buy for your home? Let us know in the comments!
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Faryn is a Toronto-based writer and lover of all things fashion, beauty and pop culture. When she’s not typing away, you can find her checking places off her restaurant bucket list, planning an upcoming vacay or curled up with a good reality TV binge.