Decorating Ideas (for $35 or Less)
Add oomph to a side table with an attention-getting frame, like this Moroccan-style piece in an intense shade of orange. $31, Two's Company.
With its graceful curves, this green glass vase looks smart with or without blossoms. $14, West Elm.
Energize a straightforward sofa with bold cushions: an island-floral, linen-cotton pillow cover and a sophisticated, olive green suede rectangle. Flower cover, $29, Pottery Barn. Green pillow, $25, CB2.
Perfect for cozying up a couch, this snuggly chenille throw in a silvery jade measures a nap-worthy six feet long. $30, Studio JCP Home.
The speediest way to give a room a new look on the cheap: Paint an accent wall a high-contrast color here, we used Waterfall Blue on the wall behind the sofa (so you don't have to face it from every angle). All you need is a single quart to make the transformation. Waterfall, $16, Benjamin Moore.
A chic touch that beats huddling around the digital camera: This clean-lined album holds 24 photos between its linen-bound pages. $18, Kolo.
Bring home a bit of the beach with seashell-motif coasters; the quartet is made of shatterproof, dishwasher-safe melamine. $14 for four, Thomas Paul.
Crafted of repurposed wood and divided into three chaos-controlling cubbies, this rustic-looking tray will tidy coffee-table essentials. $24, The HomePort Collections.
Summerize a winter-weary window with café curtains in sunny stripes. Curtain, $24, Pottery Barn. Rod, $30, Bed Bath & Beyond.
Based on a vintage illustration, this homage to fromage features 20 types of cheese. Poster, $4.50, Cavallini Papers & Co. Frame, $28, IKEA.
Countertop in need of some life? Just pop potted herbs inside colorful perforated metal planters. $12 each, The Conran Shop.
A streamlined stoneware caddy corrals soap and wayward sponges in style. $9, Lillian Vernon.
Waffle-weave cotton printed with paisley adds a hit of pattern to dish drying. $10, Wrapables.