(More) Home Decor Finds Under $40!

15 September 2013

Hi lovelies! As I've been getting settled in my new apartment, I've really started figuring out what I like and what I don't as far as decor goes. Some of the items I originally purchased just aren't fitting in as well as I thought they would, and others have turned out to be even better than I expected! So today I wanted to share some of my favorite furniture and accent pieces- all for under $40!

I do want to note that since I made some of these purchases months ago, a few of the exact pieces I have are no longer available for sale online. So I just went ahead and found the most similar items I could possibly find for you guys!

Also, I just wanted to take a moment to let all of my fellow college girls out there know about Amazon Student. It's a super useful program that gives you unlimited free two-day shipping and tons of other perks like free access to Kindle books and movies. And right now, they're offering a free 6 month trial for all college students who sign up! I use my membership all the time to buy home items, food, clothes, and pretty much anything else you could imagine! If you're interested in signing up, click here for more information!

And with all that out of the way, let's go ahead and get started!

I have these gorgeous pillows on my bed as we speak and I absolutely love them! They are super plush and soft, and the print is unique yet neutral enough to blend in with almost any decor. And at under $30, they're a total steal!

From the moment I saw this lamp at Target, I just fell in love! I'm obsessed with the shabby chic charm of the frayed rose lamp shade, and the ornate base adds an elegant touch. If you're a complete girly-girl like me, this lamp is pretty much a must-have!

While I originally bought the magazine folder and pencil cup for their original purpose, the makeup junkie in me figured out a slightly different use for them as I started getting moved in! I actually use the magazine holder for my large makeup pallets. It's great because they are all standing up so I can see them, and I can easily flip through and pull one out just like I would with a magazine. Then I use the pencil cup for my makeup brushes. All in all, these pieces are super useful and a great deal for the whole set!

This end table is perfect for anyone who fears the words "assembly required" as much as I do. All you have to do is twist in the legs to the tabletop, and you're good to go! No tools needed! I've had the table for about a month now and I have absolutely no complaints. It's simple enough to fit in with any home style and affordable enough to fit with any budget! 

Lately I just can't get enough of these ornate picture frames! I actually have two of them in my room, and they add such an elegant touch to any space! I definitely recommend stocking up on a few for this price!

So this pillow doesn't translate very well in photos, but it's gorgeous in person! The petals are three-dimensional and give the pillow an amazing depth. I've seen similar pillows on Etsy or more expensive home decor shops for double or triple the price, so this pillow is also an amazing bargain! I wouldn't recommend actually resting on it though since it is white, I learned that the hard way when a bit of my makeup rubbed off on a petal! 

I actually have a really similar jewelry stand that's no longer available, but I think I may like this one even more! I love that the "branches" can hold necklaces, earrings, or bracelets, and the bottom stand is perfect for rings. Plus, the vintage, whimsical vibe is the perfect decorative touch! 

That's it for my affordable home decor finds! I know a lot of you have been requesting an apartment tour, and I just want to let you know that I definitely hear you all and it's in the works! Let me know in the comments if you'd prefer a photo or video tour and I will see what I can do! 

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  1. I love the picture frame! Those are some great finds at surprisingly cheap prices!

    I also wanted to let you know that I am unofficially tagging you in a super fun Autumn tag!
    Here is the link! :)

    1. Thanks Megan! I'll definitely check it out! :)

  2. I like these all home decorating accessories especially that white flower pillow. Its really cute.

  3. Love ur finds! That lamp is beautiful!




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