Any time of the year is a great one to add a little extra umph and style to your home. Thankfully, it’s not as difficult as it sounds. You can easily transition the look and feel of your home with just a few staple items. And you don’t have to break the bank to do it. Check out a few home essentials that you can find under $50.
Rose Gold Cooking Utensils
It’s safe to say most traditional homes have been known to rock the iconic sterling silver cooking utensils. While many have ventured out and explored new options like black, blue, and red (which is arguably the most daring), one of the most popular trends right now is the rose gold, or copper, option. It’s bright, yet still a part of the earth tone family so you don’t have to feel like you’re going too crazy. Whether you’re entertaining or trying a new recipe from Pinterest, cooking with a set of rose gold utensils can definitely have you feeling yourself as you whip up a meal.
The scent of a home can either make or kill the vibe. Even though scented candles come in various shapes and sizes, they all have the same impact when they have your home smelling amazing. You can spring for cinnamon or vanilla scents in the fall and switch it up to citrus and fruity in the summer. Either way, there are endless options to how scented candles can serve as staples to complete your home. Another popular option is a diffuser, which can not only enhance the scent of your home but promote certain habits such as better focus.
Throw Pillow Set
Have you ever seen those movies or television shows that have a ton of pillows on the bed? It looks super comfortable but also doubles as a fashionable and stylish choice for every home. I’m one of the many people who live for probably too many decorative pillows on my bed and on my couch. Still, we really can’t deny that they add a certain look and take a room from boring to vogueish. While there are some pretty expensive throw pillow options out there, you can easily find a great quality and long-lasting set for under $50.
Plush Throw Blanket
I would put this item in the same category as the throw pillows. A plush throw blanket isn’t only a necessity to get comfortable during a Netflix or Hulu binge, it’s a major plus to help give some flair to your living room. I’ve found that a good, plush throw blanket can also make your living room look homier and more welcoming. This definitely helps when you’re entertaining or when you just want to relax in the comfort of your own space.
Having artificial plants can provide quite a few benefits for your home. Other than the obvious pluses like being cheaper and low-maintenance compared to real plants, the idea that you can have them year-round without worrying about changing them out, and that they’re a great alternative if you suffer from heavy plant allergies are a couple of other bonuses to having artificial plants as a staple decorative in your home. They also have the potential to be pet-friendlier. Whatever you choose, artificial plants are definitely a must-have to complete your home’s look.
Decorative lamps can keep the rooms in your home lit in more ways than one. They are go-to staples because they not only serve as attractive and enhancing items but can add essential lighting to small and large spaces, brightening and opening up the room. They’ve come a long way from the small color lamp shades that we put in our dorm rooms, and the multi-shade ones that we put on our desks. Now, some of the more popular designs include a scripted lamp shade or even an antique look that can be achieved with a ceramic lamp.
Seriously though, what is any room without a little art on the wall? One of the best things about this staple item is that there are literally countless ways to do it from using personal photos in frames or purchasing a piece of art with an inspiring quote. The opportunities are literally endless. Still, as simple as it is, there’s nothing like a piece of wall art to amp up the feel and design of a room. It adds pizazz and style to a blank wall that is most likely crying for attention. And of course, there are great options that fall well under $50.