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Cheap Thrills : Finds Under $30

Home Decor Under $30

It’s been awhile since we compiled a ‘Cheap Thrills’ post. Our renovation has us on a tight budget, so I’ve been scouring the internet for high style with low price tags. Here’s what I came up with…

Cheap Thrills - Decor Under $30 I stumbled upon some really good finds this time around- and I even rounded the prices up to the nearest dollar below.

  1. linen table runner | $13 | I’m not a big placement type of gal… but tables runners are a totally different story! You also know linen is one of my very favorite materials, so this item is a win / win. It’d be perfect for indoor or outdoor entertaining this spring and summer.
  2. hanging art print | $19 | I love modern contour drawings- I even have a tattoo inspired by one. This minimal art doesn’t get any better for the budget than this, and trust me when I say, it does NOT look cheap.
  3. large terra cotta planter | $30 | Terra cotta planters are a classic design staple. These ribbed versions put a modern spin on a timeless material.
  4. small terra cotta planter | $6 | If you like terra cotta in a smaller dose, or on a lesser budget- get the baby version for succulents or herbs!
  5. ceramic bud vase | $8 | I have a thing for organic, natural ceramics. I don’t have a ton of time to put together elaborate floral arrangements these days, but bud vases are a quick and easy alternative for displaying fresh flowers.
  6. wood cutting board | $18 | In my opinion, you can never have too many cutting boards. Whether they’re propped against your backsplash, beautifully styled into open kitchen shelving, or you’re actually using it to entertain and display delicious charcuterie items, this one is a steal. I love the elongated shape!
  7. concrete lidded vessel | $12 | Again, I’m gravitating towards an organic looking material. This cement lidded canister would be perfect in a bathroom or sitting atop a nightstand, vanity, or dresser.
  8. magnifying glass | $6 | I like a good magnifying glass styled into a coffee table or bookshelf. $6 people!!! $6. That’s a steal and this little guy is super charming.
  9. throw pillow | $20 | This throw pillows includes the insert! A lattice patterned, neutral pillow cover and the cushion, what a deal. I could see a couple of these lumbar pillows sitting at the back of two occasional chairs.
  10. textured vase | $19 | Something about this texture really intrigues me. I might not even use this as a vase with greenery, but more of a shelf accessory.
  11. brass mirror | $29 | This mirror is really versatile. It can be installed as a wall mirror, or on a tabletop or vanity. You can’t go wrong with clean lines and a classic shape.
  12. vintage bone inlay bar tools | $12 | Vintage barware is my favorite! This bone inlay collection is a steal. Someone will snatch up these beauties quickly. Mark my words!
  13. bamboo tray | $24 | Trays are a lot like cutting boards, in the sense that you can never have too many. I like them styled onto a nightstand, coffee table, shelf, or the most practical- using them for their intended purpose: food and serving.
  14. crystal specimen | $29 | Sure, geodes and minerals are alllll over the place now… but there’s something special about this one. It’s mounted to a base like a specimen and feels much more sophisticated than a loose stone. I need this for a shelfie, STAT.
  15. cocktail napkins | $3 | Not going to lie… I already bought these and I love them. They’re printed paper napkins and they’re perfect for summer parties.
  16. wood candle sticks | $16 | These tapered wooden candle sticks would be really beautiful on their own, or styled alongside other books and objects. Switch out the white candles for black in the fall and use them year round.
  17. woven storage basket | $18 | I have a deep love for folded baskets. I’m not sure why I’m so into that shape, sans handles, but I am. This is the perfect size for a bathroom or powder room… not too large and not too small. You could even style it into a shelf or bookcase.
  18. organic vase | $13 | Another bud vase. Easy peasy! I also really like the gradation on this one. The soft palette is really beautiful.
  19. fringe tea towel | $7 | Stripes, fringe, neutral, tea towels…. does it get any more timeless than that? I think not.

Alright guys! I’d love to hear where you score objects, accessories, and decor on the cheap. I love thrifting and sourcing vintage finds, but I will admit, these big box retailers are bringing the a-game. What are you favorites from the roundup? If you’re wondering about the vase from the intro image… find it here for 20 bones!

4 Comments

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    Leah Prevost
    May 24, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Great roundup! Besides my favorite antique stores where I’ve befriended all the owners ha! I love finding clearance items at Target. It literally gets me giddy. I usually buy 3 of the same thing if it’s super cheap and put them away for gifts for Christmas. Target is dangerous. Lol. I also love TJMaxx and Ross. You can find some unique pieces that you won’t find at Target! I don’t like having the same stuff that EVERYONE has in their home.

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      Sarah
      May 25, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      My first place to always look is the antique stores- love thrifting! I’ve never been in a Ross, but I do love Homegoods! Thanks Leah! xo

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    Claire
    July 7, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    What type of greenery is in your first photo? It’s so pretty!

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      Sarah
      July 10, 2017 at 10:59 am

      It’s eucalyptus. Thank you! xo

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