If you put a lot of thought into the clothes you don every day, chances are that fashion feed has trickled over into your abode. And why shouldn’t it? Your home says a lot about you. It’s a telltale sign to guests whether you’re an Oscar or a Felix, whether you’re an ecru kind of gal or go for the bold wallpaper, or if you still haven’t traded in that college futon for a big-girl bed.
Your home is simply another tableau on which to paint your stylishness. And like the portraits that are the outfits you wear, creating a home that speaks to who you are and what you’re all about doesn’t have to cost more than a mortgage payment.
Inexpensive-yet-chic home goods abound, ones that will add that signature, the cross-the-t-and-dot-the-i, to a room that would otherwise look like little more than a page out of a Pottery Barn catalogue or IKEA showroom–and they’re ripe for the picking. Daily deal sites like Groupon and LivingSocial that tout the ubiquitous mani/pedi or massage are now offering discounted furniture and home accents—everything from mattresses to wine bars to vases to stereos, and a daily e-mail from sites like One Kings Lane lets you in on haute couture for the home for less.
The great thing about adding that statement piece to your living room, spicing up your bedroom or cooking up a new look for your kitchen is that the trends last a little bit longer than, say, leg warmers or (hopefully) Day-Glo colored jeans. The beauty of this budgetista endeavor, like any, is that you can get a lot of mileage out of pieces you didn’t pay a lot for.
And then, of course, put the savings toward your next party, to show off your trendy, elegant and newly-redecorated home.
So here, we’ve rounded up 10 stylish accents for your home that won’t break the bank.
Budget Statement Home Pieces
Fine Art Prints to Beautiful Paintings
Fine Art Prints to Beautiful Paintings, $22.95 from Zazzle If you’re long overdue to take down those torn and frayed posters you’ve had since college, check out Zazzle for an array of lovely prints to elegantly grace your walls.
Tell us: How do you liven up the living room or turn your bathroom from blah to beautiful on a budget?