Home Decor Finds Under $40!

14 July 2013

Hi lovelies! I've been doing quite a lot of online shopping for home decor lately since I'm working on getting everything together for my new studio apartment. And I have to say, apartment shopping is hard work! Sometimes it feels like finding a needle in a haystack searching through page after page on website after website trying to find something I love. So to save you guys the same trouble, I've put together a collection of some of my home decor favorites so far (all under $40)!

Just like my last personal shopping boutique, some of these items are things I have already ordered, while others are pieces that are on my wishlist. Either way, they are things I absolutely love and I hope you'll love them as well!

Okay, how gorgeous is this pillow?! I absolutely love the combination of classic, nautical stripes and delicate pearl accents. 

Who needs an old school polaroid camera when you can get the look with this adorable frame! If you're limited on desk space, this is a great way to incorporate lots of photos in a small space as well. 

I am seriously obsessed with everything from Amanda Catherine's Etsy shop! She has some of the most beautiful prints I have ever seen, all with wonderfully inspiring words. 

These cupcake measuring cups are both fun and functional! I love that they nest together, so you just have one giant ceramic cupcake sitting on your counter!

I am just completely in love with the minimalist-chic look of this pillow! Since it's so simple and neutral, I know that it will always look great on my bed no matter how many times I switch up my decor. 

This is such a unique vase! The balancing teacups have a whimsical charm about them, yet the all-white keeps it classic and elegant.

These mini bowls are super cute and versatile! They'd be great for portion-controlled snacking or even for holding jewelry or small crafting items. 

Ditch the traditional doormat and go with this nautical-chic piece instead! I like that the majority of the mat is dark enough that you won't see dirty footprints, but you still have that fun little accent in the middle. 

These hedgehog measuring cups are just too cute! I'm typically not too into animal decor pieces, but I love how simple and chic these little guys are!

So if you guys saw my post on the best sites to shop for home decor, you know that I love Cotton On Cushies! Combine that with my obsession with everything ombre, and you basically have my perfect throw pillow! 

These little butterflies would be absolutely gorgeous floating across a bedroom wall! And they're so affordable, you can stock up on a few sets!

There are not even words to express how much I love this spatula. Not only is it in the shape of a popsicle, but it also has a little bite taken out of the corner. How adorable is that?! 

I have found a lot of beautiful handmade pillows on Etsy, but this is one of my all-time favorites! I just love the three-dimensional design of the flower and the coral and gray color combo. 

What home decor items have you been coveting lately? I'd love to hear about them in the comments down below! 

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  1. Ahh, adorable! I love all of your picks. Especially the anchor mat and the cupcake measuring cups! <3

    1. Aren't the measuring cups just the cutest? So glad you enjoyed this post Autumn!

  2. I am moving to my own apartment in a couple of months so this is great! I agree that apartment hunting is hard work! I will totally check out these sites!

    1. Happy shopping Hannah! Enjoy your new place! :)

  3. I love the spatula. I think I'll buy several and play a prank on someone. Hahaha!

  4. The measuring hedgies are TOO ADORABLE and theyre so unique! gotta have them when i move out!! love it and the coral flower on the charcol and white pillow case! love!


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