27 August 2013

5 Items Under $30 To Bring Your Decor Up-To-Date

 With decorating, following the trends is definitely not the most important thing. The most important thing is that you decorate in a way that you love. Your home should make you happy, so you should surround yourself with things that make you happy when you see them, whether they are trendy or not. 

That being said, sometimes, like our wardrobes, our decor can start to look a little stale. Just like how one day you walk into your closet and realize you're still wearing the same clothes that you bought right out of high school, you may look around your house and realize that not much has changed in quite a few years and your house may as well be running around in it's head-to-toe Juicy Couture tracksuit in total denial that it just isn't cool anymore. If you love that tracksuit, and you just can't live without it, then don't. {See first paragraph.} But to avoid a house that looks like a time capsule, sometimes you need to throw in a couple up-to-the-minute items to keep things looking fresh. 

Here are a few that are trending right now in home decor. These mix well with absolutely any style and will instantly make your home look more current. The best part? They are all super easy to find and under $30. 

Everybody who is anybody has this pillow. I'm not kidding. Which naturally is why I'm planning on getting it- until I have it I feel like a nobody. ;) 

Another from Ikea, and again this thing is everywhere. Having this throw will definitely keep you looking like you are in the know about the trends. 

This one is newer but is starting to pop up all over the place. Jump aboard now and be ahead of the curve. 

Make a wish and bring some luck to your decor with this gorgeous and very fashionable art.  

Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree- $8.88 Wal-Mart 

This last one isn't new- this tree has been trending for the last couple years now. But I included it in this list because it is still going strong. If you have the patience to wait for it to grow, you can get a small one (around 2-3 ft) from the Wal-Mart garden center for less than $9.00. If you've got this plant in your corner you can decorate with cat paraphernalia and still look cool. Okay maybe that's stretching it. But you'll be the most stylish cat lady around. 


  1. I have the black and white ikea pillow and throw and love them both! They make my apartment look so posh!

  2. Love the wishbone print and Ikea is the best for pillows and throws

  3. All great ideas Brooke! I still have yet to find my fig tree- been to Home Depot, Lowes, and 2 garden centers and NADA! I should try Walmart then!

    1. I had the same problem- the only place I could find one was Wal-Mart. I hope yours will have one for you! And thanks!

  4. Great ideas...i love the black and white throw!