Try 2018’s Hottest Decor Trends on the Cheap

published Apr 26, 2018
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Sure, we all want to keep up with the latest home decor trends. Since they change so quickly, though, spending a ton isn’t particularly appealing or practical. Luckily, we’ve done the hard part for you. We’ve narrowed down three of our favorite trends of the year and picked out a varied selection of well-priced items for each. With our choices below, you can freshen up your home decor and avoid racking up any pesky overdraft fees or unnecessary guilt in the process. On trend and on budget: what’s better than that?!


Lush, creamy velvet is one of the most luxurious fabrics around. Though it has a reputation of moody formality, these days, we are seeing the lush textile in more modern, lively applications. Finding it with an affordable price tag can be a bit tricky, however. Here are our picks.

Shelly Round Velvet Pillow at Urban Outfitters, $39

These round, vintage-inspired pillows are offered in a ton of colors (we’re partial to the emerald, peach, and grey) and would be just as perfect tossed onto the sofa as they would scattered next to it for impromptu seating.

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Velvet Table Lamp Shade at World Market, $24.99

This velvet lampshade is remarkably priced considering the quality. When the bulb is turned on, the mauve shade appears even brighter, softer, and almost translucent.

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Hammondale Pin Tufted Convertible Sofa at All Modern, $314.99 (on sale)

At first glance, the $2300 price tag may seem out of place in our roundup, but considering it’s for an actual sofa, you’re scoring one amazing deal.

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Sanela Velvet Curtains at IKEA, $69.99/pair

This pair of statement-making turquoise curtains can be yours for less than $70. The reinforced grommet detailing and durability of the fabric make this an easy choice for a window refresher.

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Willow Velvet Ottoman at Amazon, $41.99

This chic cylindrical ottoman arrives assembled, and clocks in at just over five pounds for a nice, sturdy feel. It sports a durable velvet cover, which is perfect for the careless midnight snackers among us.

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Velvet Armless Chair at Overstock, $124.09 (sale)

We love the stately shade of blue featured on this armless chair. The chair is delicately perched on a set of metal hairpin legs, for the ultimate in modern, of-the-moment decor.

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Texture in any and all forms is still dominating the decor game. From fringe to tassels to pom poms and everything in between, this is one trend that’s got major staying power.

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Black Geo Reversible Area Rug at World Market, $19.99

This 2×3 rug packs a punch with contrasting black and white geometric patterns and a multicolored, striped chindi center. It’s reversible, to boot.

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Seagrass Pom Pom Basket from Lafrau on Etsy, $38.15

This beautiful basket, crafted from sea grass in the Netherlands, features a pom pom trim in subdued neutrals. Its handles make transport (or placement indecision) a breeze.

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Washed Cotton Tassel Sham Set at Urban Outfitters, $39

This sham set is offered in a variety of muted colors, each featuring super-soft 100% washed cotton fabric. The tassel-trimmed edges offer the perfect boho touch.

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Opalhouse is amping up the traditional garland banner with the addition of wooden beads. It can be draped horizontally, as shown, or hung vertically in a corner or doorway.

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Emily & Meritt Tassel Sheer Curtain at PB Teen, $49 and up

These simple white curtains with black tassels are the perfect complement to any decor scheme. We love it simply knotted and hung on a gold rod, as shown.

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Macramé Drum Pendant Shade at World Market, $59.99

This macramé pendant shade is handmade by Indian artisans and offers a warm, cozy glow when lit. Add an Edison bulb to peek through the textured, open design.

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For 2018, we’re taking inspiration from the warm side of the color wheel that showcases these bright hues. This southwestern-meets-sunset vibe we’re feeling represents all manner of yellows, peaches, pinks, and reds. Our picks below are particularly inspired by both fiery sunsets and glistening sunrises.

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The solar panel included with this very reasonably-priced lantern converts the sun’s rays into enough voltage to power without the need for cords or wires.

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Over-the-Door Organizer at HSN, $19.95

Who says over-the-door organizers can’t be both functional and attractive? Elevate your back-of-the-door shoe game with this downright pretty poly-blend version.

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Hello Sunshine Digital Prints from ModeaPrints on Etsy, $8.71/set of 2

These bright, happy digital prints come in PDF form to be printed from home, for an economical way to decorate your space with larger-scale art.

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Infinity Knot Pillow at Walmart, $12.27

This soft pink pillow serves as the cutest objet d’art — and conversation piece — when placed anywhere in your apartment. Don’t fear the lighter color, either, it’s machine washable.

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Velvet Cushion Cover from H&M Home, $9.99

While this technically falls under the velvet and warm colors categories, we thought the intoxicating peach-y sunset color prevailed.

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Mid-Century Fabric Ottoman at Overstock, $64.58

This sturdy ottoman sports splayed wooden legs to complement its rounded edges. At 38 inches wide, it’s the perfect size for placing in front of your sofa, bottom of your bed, or even as a standalone bench.

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