OK, so it's Friday, and I'm feeling pretty random. It seems like a good day for a weird, funny — and maybe a little bit pointless — roundup. Most home stores carry accessories and a full guide could easily be pages long, but I'll keep it quick today — here are 10 sources that specialize in bright décor that won't break the bank.
They sell limited edition, artist-made items, and they have a good supply of not-too-serious things for the home. These are their Spacetime Wall Decals, $48.
Always a good source for the weird and wonderful, Etsy's home décor category is full of both tasteful and ridiculous things. I think this yellow Cast Iron Deer ($34) could be either, depending on where it ends up.
- Pearl River Mart
Known for good deals, this New York store carries inexpensive paper lanterns, dishes, and artwork in a range of colors. At $16.50 a piece, these Large Paper Lanterns are a cheap way to introduce some bold style.
- West Elm
Their selection of storage boxes is good, and they're pretty basic and classy when it comes to tchotchkes. These are their Recycled Spanish Glass Vases, $12.
- Pop Deluxe
I love this Wisconsin shop for their selection of silly things. This is so ridiculous, I felt like I had to post it — for just $25, you too can own a Pop Chairman MAO Inflatable Pillow.
- Fish's Eddy
Looking for something colorful for the kitchen or dining room? This New York store is the place to go. They carry a mix of new and vintage pieces, including this Jadeite Mortar and Pestle, $27.
- Urban Outfitters
Their niche is trendy, inexpensive stuff — this $10 Color Etch Letter is a typical U.O. find. Plus, they've almost always got a clearance section full of accessories.
The kid sister of Crate & Barrel, they have a younger, brighter, and less expensive aesthetic. These Felt Baskets are currently available there for $13 - $30.
Craft stores are always a good bet for home décor on the cheap, and this online shop is a good resource to bookmark if you're a crafter. They have a section dedicated to affordable display items, like this $14 Glazed Blue Bird.
- Renegade Handmade
The bi-coastal Renegade Craft Fair has a permanent home in this Chicago shop, which features pillows, artwork, and home décor by over 300 artists. This is their Green Forest Pillow by Wonder Thunder, $25.