Accessories for Under $100 That Make Your Home Look Expensive

Above: Fresh flowers and pretty books and a candle go a long way, as do small touches like custom shades for your lighting!

Even if your budget isn’t huge, your home can still look super high end by choosing some of the right accents. From small touches like monogrammed linens to bigger ones like art and pillows- here are some awesome finds that will look WAY more expensive than they are and add a touch of grandeur to your home.

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Updating Your Front Entrance for Spring

After along winter of depressing temps and grey landscapes, it’s nice to give the front entrance of your house a little facelift for spring time!  Painting the door a fun color and replacing doormats, planters and hardware and accessories can make a big difference!  Here are four styles of homes and how I’d decorate the front door and surrounding areas!

house numbers // door knocker // lantern // wreath // stone dog // doormat // planter //

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Fashion Fridays: Spring Accessories for Town, Country & Beach

As you swap over your closet from winter to spring and summer, fresh accessories can make a big difference in making old clothes feel new again! So I selected some fave accessories for all different types of locations– if you are at the beach, in town or in the country!  I plan on spending time in all three, so perhaps I have some serious shopping to do!

11. snake phone case // beach house key tag

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The Best Budget Friendly Hardware!

Am I the last person on earth to know about Martha Stewarts hardware collection at Home Depot?  I got wind of it last week and was FLOORED by how good it is… and cheap! At $4 a knob, you can afford to give your kitchen or bath vanity a fun little makeover! I am so happy she offered an antique brass and polished nickel– the two finishes we use almost exclusively!  I paired my favorite selections up below:

Pair 1. knob // pull  Pair 2. knob // pull  Pair 3. latch // pull  Pair 4. knob // pull  Pair 5. knob // pull   Pair 6. knob // pull

And also, randomly I came across this chair on Walmart of all places, and was in SHOCK. I had just quoted a chair almost identical to this from Mr. Brown for over $1,200 (right) and the Walmart version (left) is $394– and also comes in black.  CRAZY good find. I am obsessed with this chair for a desk or dining.

Another charming budget find, this 30″ laurel leaf mirror from Pier 1 for $75!

Just a few fun budget finds for your Wednesday! Have a good day everyone!

 

 

Round up: Mirrors of All Sizes

Mirrors are one of my favorite accessories.  They brighten up a space, add interest and texture in unexpected places and dimension to walls when you don’t want to use artwork.  A good mirror isn’t hard to find, but I thought I’d round up some of my favorites for you in case you needed a little nudge in the right direction.

A few tips:

  • Always check and make sure the mirror can hang in the direction you want it to– not all mirrors can be hung vertically or horizontally. Some are made to only hang one way.
  • Round mirrors add a lot of nice soft movement to rooms with lots of angles.
  • If you need a very narrow mirror for a powder room or other small space look for vintage ones on Etsy, Chairish, 1stDibs or similar. There aren’t a lot of small mirrors made these days!
  • For really tricky sizes and dimensions, go custom. Any frame shop can make you a mirror with a framing moulding of your choice! Or we like to make grasscloth wrapped mirrors from here which add texture.
  • Consider mirrors when light is an issue- when we had to close up one of the two mirrors in our dining area for our addition I placed three rectangular bistro frame style mirrors in it’s place to trick they eye and bounce light.  It worked wonders.
  • Horchow and Wisteria are having mirror sales today!

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