If you compare a room to a cake, then the furniture is your base, with the batter at the bottom of the pan forming the foundation that holds everything together. It's necessary, but can't function on its own, and paradoxically isn't really the reason anyone eats cake. Now, the accents—they're like the frosting, with layers of richer pieces like lighting and side tables and rugs balancing themselves nicely with the fluffy base.
But the sweetest portion of all is saved for last. Little, tiny touches of decor throughout a room are like sprinkles, and while they may not be entirely necessary, they add a touch of delight and whimsy to an otherwise perfectly good—and maybe a little less fun—cake. Here are 30 ways to sparkle up your home for just $30, so that you, too, can add some much-needed sprinkles to your space:
Type prints are in, and one with a unique design in black in white will be sure to stand out and, with its neutral color scheme, fit in with your current pieces.
A new tray in a pretty peach-y apricot color is just the thing to jazz up a tired coffee table look.
Little tea lights on a window sill in a pretty, silver-y color are simple and perfect.
Speaking of tired coffee table looks, a small, sculptural addition in a shiny gold will quite literally sparkle up your home.
Perfect for the budding home chef—or for those who just like the way herbs look spelled out on a tea towel. Either way, it spices up a kitchen with a bit of color and fun design.
An unusual angular vase with bubbles works well for flowers and as a terrarium. And we're not just saying that because we're using this particular piece as a terrarium. At all.
We know we've shown our personal affinity for cheese-related decor as of late. But really, at this price, if you don't have one by now, you should definitely should. Plus, you can get in on the chalkboard trend!
Inject your home with a dash of color via a few pretty, jewel-toned geodes.
Your morning coffee does not deserve to be boring, especially with all those organic blends you've been French pressing as of late. A bright, happy mug with a yellow handle is just the thing.
A pretty—and totally useful—new book will add an eye-catching element to an otherwise well-accented coffee table.
Also on the subject of coffee tables comes these delightful cubes in multiple sizes, which will definitely contribute that extra design cred to your space (seeing as geometric pieces are so in these days).
Simply switching out one of your lightbulbs with something this cool and unusually dark is not only easy, but creates a whole new look (lights on and off).
Just like with the lightbulb, switching out your curtains with a printed one like this rustic city scene is effortless—and adds an effortless dose of style to your space.
A Jonathan Adler-staple white ceramic piece is impossibly easy to work into existing decor and looks good doing it, too.
For those candlesticks in search of a new home, a pretty light blue one like this on a dining table is modern and fresh.
A shiny, tiny copper box looks great on a dresser and lets you get a leg up on the copper trend.
Marigold is an unusual color to work with—which makes it the perfect way to liven up a space. The printed cat also offers a cool, unique visual.
If you're in pursuit of adding to a more rustic look, this simple and gorgeous candle holder is just the thing to create that extra needed oomph.
A book carved in the shape of a letter—or, in this case, an ampersand—is unusual and perfect for the more literarily-inclined decorator.
A new little storage basket with little white stripes is a pretty little addition.
Okay, so we may have a thing for hedgehogs around here. But this hedgehog toothbrush holder is just too cute not to include!
A new set of colored and wooden hooks will make your boring walls pop.
And we can't forget freshening up the bar essentials—a lovely gold bottle opener with a fun phrase is perfect.
A gorgeous marbled wooden spice holder is a great new tabletop accessory.
A brightly-colored printed clock injects color, geometry, and zest into designs that need it.
A pretty gold frame is a simple but effective addition for adding a little bit of sparkle.
A tiny dish for a counter with a few glimmering triangles is just the covetable little thing you need to make a boring counter photo-worthy.
These salt shakers were so perfect, we just had to show the front and back. How ideal would these be for a dinner party?
A new mirror in the entryway—glimmering, gold, and in a starburst pattern—is a fail-safe way to add sparkle to your home.
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