Bigger, more expensive
home buys (like furniture) might be apartment essentials, but they aren’t what pull a space together; it’s the little things that truly make a space special. Achieving an apartment atmosphere that oozes effortless luxury can be as easy as expertly placing a few unique and affordable items. And you even don’t have to go thrift shopping in order to find them.
throw pillows to funky ceramic planters, bohemian baskets, croissant-shaped catchalls, and more, we’ve rounded up 29 home goods (all for under $29) that will add flourishes of personality to any space. Scroll ahead for polished and whimsical decor finds that you might as well have discovered inside the depths of a flea market, on your favorite vintage shop’s shelves, or buried upstairs in your grandmother’s attic.
At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
The best way to never misplace your keys? Store them inside a gilded croissant catch-all.
Anthropologie Gilded Treat Trinket Box, $26, available at Anthropologie
Luxe up your sofa or bed with this swanky, cotton-velvet bolster pillow.
Cost Plus World Market Jadeite Velvet Bolster Pillow, $16.98, available at Cost Plus World Market
Bring handheld mirrors back in funky style with this feline find.
Urban Outfitters Kitten Handheld Mirror, $24, available at Urban Outfitters
Forget silverware and stock up on goldenware instead.
H&M 4-pack Forks, $12.99, available at H&M
Give your glasses of wine some extra passion with these deep-hued agate coasters.
Anthropologie Agate Coaster, $14, available at Anthropologie
For all you plant ladies out there who just can’t keep a damn succulent alive.
Lulu and Georgia MALZA CACTUS, GOLD, $10, available at Lulu and Georgia
Warm up the entrance to your abode with this naturally-woven jute rug.
Cost Plus World Market Natural Basket Weave Jute Rug, 2×3, $24.99, available at Cost Plus World Market
Wear your heart on a hook.
Eric Trine Heart Hook, $20, available at Need Supply
Illuminate any space with this cordless and hangable geometric cage lamp.
Prochaska LED Bulb 6″ Table Lamp, $25.99, available at All Modern
Add a pop of knotted color to any area in your apartment with this soft velvet pillow.
Aminiture Knot Ball Pillows, (Pink), $21.99, available at Amazon
Handcrafted from seagrass, these sturdy yet flexible baskets are chic home storage at its finest.
Cost Plus World Market Natural Seagrass Rose Tote Baskets, $9.99, available at Cost Plus World Market
Modern art, coasters, or both? You decide.
Areaware Table Tiles in Terracotta, $18, available at Need Supply
Regular rectangle bathmats are for squares — be a cool cat with this feline mat.
Urban Outfitters Lucky Cat Bath Mat, $29, available at Urban Outfitters
Sip water, wine, or whisky from these mystical double-old fashioned cups.
CB2 Dip Milky Purple Double Old-Fashioned Glasses Set of 4, $18.98, available at CB2
Smushed eclair wrapper or artistic steel catchall?
Good Thing Frank Lacquered Steel Catchall Tray, $14.4, available at Nordstrom
Add a modern-rustic touch to your hallway with this arrow-shaped wooden coat hanger.
DecMode Arrow-Shaped Wall Hook, Brown, $21.4, available at Walmart
Give your favorite green friends a room with a view.
Lulu and Georgia BLAZA HANGING PLANTER, $22, available at Lulu and Georgia
Add a touch of terrycloth sophistication to your bathroom floor with this faux cowhide mat.
Urban Outfitters Faux Hide Bath Mat, $29, available at Urban Outfitters
Avoid future wine glass mix-ups with these pastel-colored sleeping cat charms.
YWQ Kitty Drink Markers, Set of 6 Cat Wine Charms, $7.99, available at Amazon
Brighten up your bathroom or bedside with this soft and cloud-colored rag rug made of woven cotton.
H&M Cotton Rag Rug, 28×55, $24.99, available at H&M
A silicone whisk with smooth olive wood handle makes for rustic-chic baking vibes.
Anthropologie Lulu Whisk, $14, available at Anthropologie
Designed in Italy, this warm-hued glass bowl can serve as a whimsical centerpiece or a glittery vessel for morning oats.
Vietri Glitter Bowl, Ginger, $11, available at One King’s Lane
Hang everything from keys to coats, necklaces, and bags on a lovely plated cast iron leaf.
LEIF Gilded Leaf Wall Hook, $24, available at LEIF
Make simple candle sticks an edgy statement with this artful starburst-shaped holder.
H&M Star-shaped Candlestick, $17.98, available at H&M
Serve your salads in style with this olive wood set.
Lulu and Georgia Yuma Twig Salad Server, $23, available at Lulu and Georgia
Pop your bottles like an artful OG with one of these colorful bent-nail openers.
Areaware Bent-Nail Bottle Opener, $10, available at Areaware
Make any beverage magical by sipping it out of a pair of dewy tumblers.
Iittala Kastehelmi 10 Oz Tumbler, Set of 2, $25.95, available at Amazon
Dress up your coffee table or bedside with a few stems inside this simple gilded vase.
Canvas Home Dauville Multiple Stem Bud Vases in Gold, $21, available at Canvas
Give your succulent a face with this handcrafted clay planter.
Friend Assembly Medium Lucy Face Planter, $24.12, available at Nordstrom
Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
The Best Painted Pumpkins On Instagram
The Best Buys Under $5 From Target’s New Home Essentials Brand
Cheap Halloween Decor To Spook Up Your Small Space