July 25, 2013

{INTERIORS} 50 Great Home Decor Pieces Under $50

You may have caught word about my home decorating bug -- either from the exhaustive post I did on my living room or from the overzealous (and perhaps ridiculous) instagrams of throw pillows. It has become an obsession that has rivaled my love of shoes, and with more spaces to decorate (like my bedroom, and my not-so-far-in-the-future New Orleans pied-a-terre on the horizon, I keep hunting for great pieces that won't break the bank. Continue...

From the quirky to the beautifully functional, below are 50 of my favorite finds under $50!
Have a great, budget-friendly resource for home decor? I want to know what it is!! 


  1. Thankfully, I was able to find the pied-a-terre, but I still find myself stifled at the uniform-du-semain. Please clarify this for me lol ( I need clarity ASAP)... I will give you one thing - you make me take my reading seriously! I like my brain stimulated and you are one but a handful of blogs/writers that actually make a person eat meat and not just the dessert. Thanks for not allowing my gray-matter to go to mush. Continuez votre bon travail! (Yes, I like to give a little back a little of what I have learned) ;)

  2. Hahahaha! Uniform-du-semain was a totally made up one (by me, of course) to mean uniform of the week. I tend to cycle between outfits where I repeat them for many days in the row and then stop wearing them entirely (at least as a head-to-toe look!)

  3. Hallelujah! I was right and I was not crazy that I could not find it. I was Googling all kinds of ways and that it what I was able to piece together once I kept inserting it into the sentence. Whew! You made me work for that one! My toes hurt because you keep me on them when I read your blogs. Thanks for giving me a reason to want to read a blog or two or three...


  5. Rena Stern KatesJuly 25, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Hi!! This is a fabulous post, I love everything on it! I moved and am doing some redecorating---I will definitely be purchasing at least 5 items from this list!! Will you come to Baltimore and decorate my place please :)??? Hope you are doing well! xoxox

  6. Dear Nicolette,

    Thanks in advance for draining my bank account for I WANT ALL OF THIS!!

    Yours sincerely,
    Briony xx

  7. ooohhh I love this post. I could definitely pick a few pieces here. Love the way this is posted and seeing the price point and where to buy from. Love it. Now I see where your time is spent instead of calling me. hahaha

  8. I love this post. So many cute pieces. I can definitely get a few if they don't get sold out before I get them. Love they way they re posted so the price point and where to buy shows so easily. Now I get where your time gets spend instead of calling me girl. Love the descriptions too. So my Nikki.

  9. Lovely, elegant choices. Especially the Jere pom poms. I have a Jere piece that I love (a car in a country scene) and my mother in law has the seagulls. We've sold the poms a few times. My favorite budget-friendly source is estate sales. Not shocking because that's what I do for a living, but you can typically get things for at least 75% off their original retail price and it's nice to use something with history and keep it from the landfill.

  10. LOVE this list Nicolette, great inspiration in there! I also loved your home decor rehaul post. Been looking for great prints to hang on my walls forever and you totally gave plenty of amo there. Hope to see you some time soon xx

  11. Dina Paola RodriguezJuly 29, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    ah! those lip MRS glasses ( i must have them!)

  12. This roundup is perfection. And we carry some of these goodies in our shop! Same page darling! xo Big Hugs @ Waiting on Martha

  13. Hi Nicolette,

    while I love reading your blog and your column in marie claire, im just wondering how a blogger as influential as yourself only posts on occasion? i come visit your blog often and rarely is there a new post - though i've appreciated the last three within a short time frame - it's sort of confusing to me as a reader of many blogs where other bloggers post on a weekly, if not daily (or ever other day) basis. if i flip back three pages or so, the posts date back to december 2012! i'm not trying to be mean (to anyone who wants to attack/defend/etc), i'm just curious as to why the lack of posts if you're a fashion blogger in some sort of spotlight?


  14. Hey Anna!

    I really appreciate this feedback and actually am working on amping up the frequency of my posts and content. Right now, I have about a dozen posts that are scheduled for the coming weeks - and I hope those are exciting and well received!!

    The truth is that I wear many hats as a freelancer - alongside being a contributor at Marie Claire, I also consult with about half a dozen brands at a time, as well as working on personal projects that I can't yet reveal. I wish I had more time to devote to being able to blog exclusively, full time, but it's not possible for me at the moment. I try to pride myself on putting out high quality content rather than posting for the sake of posting - though, know that I am, indeed, working to amend the frequency of my blog posts! I have a few outfit posts, travel posts, and beauty and hair posts that I'm really excited about!

    Thanks again for the feedback :)

  15. Hi!

    Thanks for replying back to me, it makes me understand the life of a blogger better. i definitely get the quality from your posts and that's what makes me want more! lol, im sure each of your fans would say the same thing. i'm also surprised at the fast response to my comment which makes me really appreciate your connection to readers like myself who comment. Once again, thanks for the explanation and I look forward to all your posts in the future!


  16. 50 x 50 = 2500.... it's not toooooooo bad for an entirely decked out home, though it does defeat the purpose of finding budget-friendly pieces!! My apologies in advance :) xoxo

  17. Thanks so much Rena!! I might actually be in Baltimore in a couple of weeks... Maybe your wishes will be granted, hahaha. Which 5 were your favorites?!

  18. Well I just created a whole new wish list over at your shop.... The Harry Allen piggy bank has been on my lust list for ages, and those Caitlin Wilson pillows are to die for!! Oh my. You've really gotten me in trouble, now!

  19. You have to check out Society6, too! It's a great site where artists and designers can upload their own work -- and there are SO many wonderful pieces to choose from at unbeatable prices :)

  20. Thank you so much! I think shopping estate sales is such a skill, and one I haven't yet honed into. I'm hoping that with the time I spend in the south coming up, I'll be able to really take my hand at estate sale hunting!!

  21. I mean, I don't know about ever...

  22. Ah yes, two MUSTS! What color piggy are you eyeing? I flip back and forth between the gold and navy! Happy shopping doll! xo

  23. New one today, a new one tomorrow, and a new one coming on Friday... Fingers crossed, I'll keep up the momentum!! xx

  24. Currently redoing my room and doing gold, pink, and white. Everything on this list is perfect.

  25. If you ever feel like tackling it here on Long Island, I always love a shopping buddy and it would be my pleasure to show you the ropes. Can't wait to see what you find down south, though.

  26. Yellow shower curtain, eat cake for breakfast mug, agate bookends, punctuation coatrack, and the bowl with the dots-- all amazing finds! I'm going to message you re your Baltimore plans!! I really hope this appens!!!

  27. Definitely went to the thrift store right after reading this post and snagged everything that looked like it might make it's way onto your shelves. You are such an inspiration!

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