7 Accessories to Bring “Quiet Luxury” into Your Home for Under $100

published May 15, 2023
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When it comes to trends, there are certain phrases that bubble up into the lexicon as in-the-know shorthand for a distinct look and feel. There’s “millennial pink,” of course, and “coastal grandmother,” which can immediately conjure up certain girlboss working spaces or Diane Keaton-inspired living rooms of the somewhat distant past and more recent present. 

And if you’ve been watching “Succession,” or at least scrolling past the frenzied coverage of Sofia Richie’s recent wedding, then you’ve probably heard the latest term to join those ranks: “quiet luxury.” 

For the unacquainted, pretend this definition is being told to you in a whisper, as that seems to be rather appropriate: Quiet luxury is when something appears to be a splurge — either because of the high quality of its materials or because it looks like it would be owned by someone with inherited wealth — but doesn’t immediately present as such. Quiet luxury has an understatedly elegant take on style, as if old-money muses like Grace Kelly or Jackie Kennedy planned a lunch outing in the TikTok era. In the realm of home decor, quiet luxury can mean living well with pieces that can be perceived as timeless. 

If you would like for your home decor to match any wardrobe additions you’ve made in the name of this trend, here are seven accessories that scream “quiet luxury” as tastefully as possible. Read on to see how your living room and kitchen, or bedroom and dining area, can feel more upscale, all for under $100.

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Design Within Reach
$31.50
was $45.00

In the realm of quiet luxury, even pastimes have panache. A board game as beautiful as this backgammon set from HAY can be left on display, whether or not you have any intention of playing. (If you’re channeling Jackie O, know that it’s better if you do.)

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Food52
$48.25

Traditional, old-money style loves a good monogram, and these leather coasters from Celina Mancurti provide that simple personalized stamp on an equally straightforward design. Put yours on these coasters as you enjoy an aperitif — or for us common folk, happy hour — and don’t be surprised if your pinky raises as you sip.

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One Kings Lane
$45.00

Speaking of cocktails, quiet luxury assumes that even the shaker used to whip them up is chic. This clear Dublin cocktail shaker from One Kings Lane will look like it’s been in your family since the Mayflower, which is exactly what this trend wants to evoke.

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Pottery Barn
$99.00
was $84.00

It isn’t enough to have just any ol’ catchall. If you want to surround yourself with quiet luxury, right down to the details, then even the stuff that holds your stuff has to be top-notch. This marble option from Pottery Barn is quite the quiet luxury item — it’s handcrafted onyx, after all — and will make even your costume jewelry look pricier.

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CB2
$54.95

“Succession” is known for its biting one-liners and cutthroat attempts at power, but it’s also famous for how beige (yet decidedly posh) its sets are. Rich people, this show assumes, like homes that are modern and minimalist. This round pillow from CB2 would fit right into the world of this quiet-luxury cast, as a hint of cozy — as long as no one is throwing it against a wall.

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Anthropologie
$58.00

A home that basks in quiet luxury would not be complete without a bust. Surely the mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, where the Gilded Age is still on display, are dotted with them. Use this pair from Anthropologie to hold up a beloved collection of books as a nod to that tradition. And if you’d like to take a page from the British aristocracy, another subset of old money, then there should be a book on hand about your family tree.

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CB2
$19.95

Someone who lives and breathes quiet luxury would never dare deal with a candle that just won’t hold a light, which makes this moody hurricane holder from CB2 an efficient and timeless life-saver. Keep it on hand for ambiance during a night in — watching the aforementioned HBO show, no doubt — or when you have guests over for dinner.