10 Colorful Decor Items for Under $50 to Brighten Up Your Home for Pride Month

updated Jun 21, 2021
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While it’s always a good time to support the LGBTQ+ community, Pride month is an especially opportune occasion to celebrate by filling your home with colorful wares that show your support. Interested in brightening up your home decor scheme this month, celebrating Pride, and also supporting a small LGBTQ+ business in the process? Then you’ve come to the right place. From rainbow-hued cleaning cloths to eye-catching art prints, these 10 colorful home decor items will shine in your home all year long and come in at under $50 each (and some significantly under $50). That means you might just be able to buy more than one!

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1. Rainbow-colored cleaning cloths

Why wipe down surfaces with boring rags when you can clean with bold rainbow-colored cloths instead? Not only are these multicolored cotton flannel cloths perfect for wiping up spills on the fly, Otherwild, a queer-identified woman-owned store, design studio, and event space, also donates a portion of their proceeds to organizations including Planned Parenthood, The National Center for Transgender Equality, The Lesbian Herstory Archives, and Black Lives Matter. Talk about a win-win!

Buy: Marley’s Monsters Cloth Wipes in Rainbow, $22.00 for a 12-pack from Otherwild

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2.  Energizing candle

A scented soy candle that supports the LGBTQ+ community can uplift more than the just the ambience of your home. Founded in 2016 by partners Matthew Herman and David Kien, Boy Smells will donate 10 percent of the sale price of this ambrette seed-infused candle to The Trevor Project, the nation’s leading organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth.

Buy: Pride Philia, $39.00 from Boy Smells

3. Positive sign

Let guests know your home is a safe space in with the help of a rainbow-hued cross-stitch piece. Designed by self-identified queer femme Zoe Frost, founder of Junebug and Darlin, this beginner-friendly kit comes with hand-drawn directions and all the materials you’ll need to complete it. All you have to do is add a frame once you’re done!

Buy: Safe Space Kit, $22.00 from Junebug and Darlin

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4. Splashy sponge

Brighten up your dishwashing routine with a rainbow-inspired dish sponge from New York City-based design brand Lockwood. Founded in 2013 by Mackenzi Farquer, the LGBTQ-and-woman-owned shop offers remarkable curation and an impressive assortment of stationary,  lifestyle goods, and home decor items, many of which are designed by local LGBTQ+ makers and artists.

Buy: Rainbow Sponges, $7.95 from Lockwood

5. Vibrant tray

Give your beloved bits and baubles a colorful boost by displaying them on a cute rainbow-style catchall tray. Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, the LGBTQ-owned brand Domestic Domestic was founded in 2013 by Heather Smith and specializes in unique gifts and decor objects that will elevate your living space any time of year. 

Buy: Rainbow Trinket Tray, $16.00 from Domestic Domestic

6. Statement piece

An eye-catching print in a sleek frame can energize a room with a positive message. Founded by Sabine Maxine Lopez, A Tribe Called Queer is a Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary brand that offers a line of gender-neutral and size-inclusive clothing as well as statement candles and art prints like the one you see here. The brand uses proceeds from sales to host community events and collaborations with other artists to raise money and awareness for a range of LGBTQ+ causes.

Buy: Black Femme Power Framed Poster, $35.00 from A Tribe Called Queer

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7. Open hands

If you’re in the market for a bold trinket tray that will support a small Black and LGBTQ-owned business, look no further than Made by Rheal. Based in Oakland, California, artist and maker Rheal uses concrete and other industrial materials to create functional, one-of-a-kind decor accents and jewelry pieces, including coasters, necklaces, and ring holders.

Buy: Small Batch Bold Sky Blue Concrete Hands, $18.00 from Made by Rheal

8. Sprightly salutations

Spread some love via snail mail this month with a rainbow-colored notecard set from Show & Tell. Alyah Baker opened the Oakland-based concept shop in 2011 with a mission to promote socially responsible practices, authentic self-expression, and the celebration of marginalized communities, including people of color and the LGBTQ+ community.

Buy: Joy Notecards, $15.00 for a set of 5 from Show & Tell

9. Bold napkins

A few bright napkins can liven up a Pride party spread without breaking the bank. Founded in 2017 by activist and designer Lindsay Rose Medoff, Suay Sew Shop is a Los-Angeles based vertical sewing and production shop that creates handmade cloth goods — think pillows, shower curtains, and duvet covers — by upcycling sustainable materials, including post-consumer waste, deadstock, and domestically, organically grown fibers, in an effort to decrease textile waste in landfills across the globe.

Buy: Cotton Tie Dye Napkin Set, $32.00 from Suay Sew Shop

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10. Color-blocked candle

A funky two-toned candle can moonlight as a colorful decor item in any area of your home. Sara Berks launched queer-led MINNA in 2013 with a mission to create home goods that encourage financial stability for artisans in developing countries, including this eye-catching pair of color-blocked tapered candles that’s handmade in Mexico.

Buy: NíLE Candles Kiwi, $34.00 from MINNA