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15 Must-Have Home Items Under $50

Additions, Interior Design & Decorating, Potpourri
By Katie Carlson on Apr 29, 2016
15 Must-Have Home Items Under $50

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Isn’t it a great feeling when you’re shopping or searching online for home items and you come across something you love, AND the price is right? I’m guessing your wallet and significant other are just as excited as you are when this happens, if not more.

There’s no need to pay for over-priced items if you do your homework and spend a little time shopping around prior to making a purchase. Maybe you're thinking, "But I don't have time." Well, don't you worry, I’ve already done the searching and cost analysis for you. I’m going to share 15 must-have home pieces all priced under $50.

Waste Basket

1. Lace Waste Basket

Regardless if you like her or not, LC (Lauren Conrad) has designed a lovely Lace Waste Basket sold right at Kohl’s. Yes, now even your waste basket can be a statement piece. If you’re looking for chic and feminine, this is the basket for you.

Shower Curtain

2. Stripe Shower Curtain

I love how something as simple as a shower curtain can add so much spark to your bathroom. This bold and modern shower curtain has clean lines and a lot of style. The stripes and Feather Gray color will match just about any contemporary bathroom setup.

Pillow Cover

3. Ellis Paisley Reversible Pillow Cover

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Who knew a pillow cover could be this cute?! I guess Pottery Barn did. This Ellis Paisley Reversible Pillow Cover is not only unique, but also fabulous.

This cover comes in multiple patterns and color options. It's a great way to add some color to your neutral furniture. This remarkable design update is based on a Victorian textile pattern from the 1860s. And do you want to know what the best part is? You can just stick it in the washing machine when it needs a quick facelift! What are you waiting for?!


4. Portable Barbecue Grill

Ah, yes, the portable grill. I’m not sure it’s possible to live without one of these. They’re great for traveling, camping and tailgating. As stated in the description, this green portable grill from Pier 1 Imports is small but mighty! Don’t leave home without it folks.


5. Plum Flower Cast Iron Teapot

How cute is this cast iron teapot? The color is the perfect blend of stylish and sophisticated. The gold flower detailing is sure to bring some sunshine to your home. Although, I’m not surprised something this adorable is being sold at World Market. Are you?

Wine Rack

6. Wall Mounted Wine Rack

Everyone needs a wine rack in their home. This Spectrum Wall Mounted 6 bottle Wine Rack, brought to you by Hayneedle, is made of durable metal with a black finish. Storing your wine bottles on the wall is great for sprucing up a blank wall or for saving on space. This is just one rack example, there are all types of different styles and sizes of wine racks out there for you to choose from.

Kate Spade Vase

7. Cylinder Bud Vase

I might be a little biased because I own this vase and I love anything Kate Spade, but it really is the perfect piece for your home. Kate Spade has a way of designing her products with such grace and elegance. For example, these New York Hampton Street and Pearl Place Cylinder Bud Vases are simply gorgeous!

Shower Hooks

8. Eclipse Shower Curtain Hooks

It’s all about the details. Believe it or not, even your shower hooks are an important element to take into consideration when you’re decorating your bath. Don’t be afraid to get a little crazy and pick something fun! For example, these Eclipse Shower Curtain Hooks in Brushed Nickel are far from ordinary with their modern shape and finish.

Shower Rod

9. Old World Bronze Shower Rod

If silver isn’t your thing, check out this Moen® Adjustable Curved Old World Bronze Shower Rod and the beautiful hooks. This particular color scheme is fantastic. You can see here what a difference installing a bronze shower rod and hardware can make. These little touches go a long way.

Zara Home

10. Basic Vintage Rug

Is anyone else a fan of anything and everything vintage? The pattern and color of this Basic Vintage Rug is beautiful! It’s both simple and classy. I’m telling you, you can’t go wrong with this one.


11. Cherry Red Coffee Storage Jar

The color red is vibrant and attractive. If you want to add some color and style to your kitchen, then think about adding a few storage pieces that will spice things up a bit. This Le Creuset ® Cherry Red Coffee Storage Jar is not only good quality, but it has an airtight silicone gasket that will keep your ground or whole-bean coffee fresh.

Stock Pot

12. Stock Pot With Lid

Even if you don’t cook that much, every kitchen needs a stock pot with a lid. If you’re not sure what to get, stainless steel with a glass top is always a nice option. IKEA’s stock pot is reasonably priced and dishwasher safe. This is a perfect item to have for the fall!

Popcorn Maker

13. Easy Pop 10-Cup Hot Air Popcorn Maker

Sure, you can buy popcorn bags at the store, but why not invest in an air popcorn maker for those cozy movie nights at home! It’s healthier and way more fun! Home Depot sells this Easy Pop 10-Cup Hot Air Popcorn Maker in Red and it makes up to ten-cups of popcorn in under 3 minutes. If you’re sick of me suggesting the color red, you should know that it also comes in white and black.Butterfly

14. 3-D Metal Reflective Wall Art Butterfly

Metal wall art is a favorite for many homeowners. This 3-D Metal Reflective Wall Art Butterfly is perfect for your outdoor patio or garden. It’s made of a sturdy steel and designed for any type of weather. You can get this piece right at Target.


15. Stainless Steel and Acrylic Canister Containers

These canisters are one of my favorite picks in this article! These Honey-Can-Do Stainless Steel and Acrylic Canister Containers from Overstock are sure to spruce up your counterpace. I love the mix of a stainless steel and clear finish. They’re easy to clean and will last you many years.


All of the items above were selected to show you that you don’t have to break your bank to decorate your home. It can be fun shopping around for good deals, and who doesn’t want to save a little cash? You should now be well equipped to make some stylish and reasonable purchasing decisions for your home.

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