The Best Products Under $100 You’ll Find During the Small/Cool Experience

published May 15, 2020
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The Small/Cool Experience at Home is bringing 20 trends to life by 20 designers—all in less than 120 square feet. Check out the whole virtual experience online and at @apartmenttherapy on Instagram from May 15-17. Thank you to our sponsors BEHR, Amazon Handmade and Tuft & Needle for making this experience possible.

Finally, some good news: Our first-ever Small/Cool Experience is officially live, and it’s packed full of inspiring spaces created by some of our favorite designers. Since there are 20 rooms total, you might be a tad overwhelmed. That’s why we’re here to show you some of the best products featured in the 20 spaces. To start, we’re rounding up the best finds under $100, including gorgeous decor, bedding, glassware, art, and more. Check it out below, and don’t forget to keep checking back for more can’t-miss finds from all the rooms!

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Pink Blocks by Christene Barberich Throw Pillow

Millennial pink has a new successor: Sunset-Inspired Palettes. Designed by Michelle Lisac, the room features a range of warm red-orange tones, from the colors on the wall down to the throw pillows. In particular, this pink pillow from The Inside is a perfect accent piece. It’s sophisticated yet casual; warm and neutral yet eye-catching thanks to the block pattern.

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Snake Plant

Bringing the Outdoors In is a specialty of Hilton Carter’s, and his plant-filled space is laid-back, inviting, and totally dreamy (just look at that plant wall!). You can find all the featured plants at The Sill, including this snake plant, which is shipped with a planter of your choosing. Easy to care for and striking to look at, it adds some life to any space it’s in.

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Buy: Snake Plant, $37 from The Sill

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Tuft & Needle Percale Duvet Cover

Angela Belt makes a strong case for going to The Dark Side, thanks to the gorgeous, high-drama pieces found in her space. While choosing dark furniture pieces is one way to achieve this look, you can also start small with dark bedding and accent pieces. This charcoal duvet cover from Tuft & Needle is perfect for turning your bedroom into a cozy den—and at under $100, it’s a steal, too.

Buy: Percale Duvet Cover, $100 $90 for Full/Queen from Tuft & Needle

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Farm House Art Print

We declare that cozy cottage style is back—but that doesn’t mean it has to be stuffy and traditional. Emily Henderson’s Eclectic English space is inspired by the “coolest old English grandma”, featuring rich colors, dark wood, and plenty of country accents. You can bring this trend into your home with some vintage-inspired art, like this farm house print found on Minted.

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Buy: Farm House Art Print by Lindsay Megahed, starts at $26 from Minted

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Dayton Linen Fringe Throw

Modern Heirlooms don’t have to cost hundreds of dollars—they just need to be well-made and timeless, so you’ll want to keep them forever and pass them down. Jennifer Carter selected several classic pieces for her space, including this linen throw from Pottery Barn. Available in 7 colors, it’s a lightweight, luxuriously soft piece you’ll want to have on hand all year long.

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Buy: Dayton Linen Fringe Throw, $99 from Pottery Barn

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Henro Company Match Striker

It’s always good to shop Maker Made products—not only does it help small businesses, but it also gives your home more character. Shavonda Gardner’s space has a layered look, featuring unique pieces that come together to tell a story. One of our favorite products is this ceramic match striker found on Amazon Handmade. It comes in four different styles, and each one is guaranteed to be a little bit different from the others.

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Buy: Henro Company Match Striker, $29.99 from Amazon

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Faux Fan Palm Plant Leaf

If you agree that more is more, there’s plenty to love in Jessica Brigham’s Maximalist Boho space. Featuring vibrant patterns and bold colors, this space is fun, loud, and eclectic, from the palm leaf wallpaper to the rattan chair. If you’re trying to emulate this style on a budget, start with this faux fan palm leaf from West Elm, which costs just $20 and makes a statement no matter where it’s placed.

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Buy: Faux Fan Palm Plant Leaf, $20 from West Elm

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Wrought Studio Temaraia 1-Light Armed Sconce

Amp up the contrast with Hard Lines, Soft Curves. Mikel Welch’s space brings these two opposites together in a way that’s totally harmonious, right down to the smaller details. A great example of this trend at play is this metal sconce, which features a curved arm and a rounded shade that softens up its overall industrial vibe. It’s also seriously versatile, and will look just as good paired on either side of a bed as it will in a group above a bathroom mirror.

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Kähler Hammershøi Miniature Vases

Leave it to Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent to serve us some Contemporary Classics. The duo’s space features items that only get better with age, creating a lived-in vibe that will stand the test of time. Case in point: This set of three mini vases, each of which has its own shape. They complement pretty much any decor style, which is good because you’ll want to have them around forever.

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Grid Wallpaper

Gunnar Larson made the most of an ’80s Explosion in his space, making good use of bold color combinations and abstract patterns. The result is a space that feels totally current yet just a little bit nostalgic. We especially love the grid wallpaper on the accent wall, which you can find at Chasing Paper in both green and blush.

Buy: Grid Wallpaper, $40 from Chasing Paper

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Basel Pinch Pleat Window Curtain Panel

If you’re feeling the Crystal Influence, you’ll be glad to know that there are many ways to interpret this trend. Abbe Fenimore’s space features a color palette inspired by rose quartz and selenite, resulting in a luxe look that feels “feel feminine yet sophisticated, with a touch of playfulness”. The surprising piece that pulls it all together is this simple white curtain panel from none other than Bed Bath & Beyond.

Buy: Basel Pinch Pleat Window Curtain Panel, starts at $49.99 $37.49 from Bed Bath & Beyond

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Flow Glassware

Sticking with one color doesn’t have to be boring, as proven by Kelley Carter’s Bright Monochrome space. Rather than commit to one neutral shade, go bold and choose a bright color, like yellow, to influence your entire space—and that means smaller pieces, too. These rounded gold glasses are a simple yet impactful addition to Carter’s yellow color scheme, and we’d like them for our own bar carts.

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Buy: Flow Glassware (set of 2), $27 from West Elm

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Bigso Stockholm Paper Drawers

Have you always dreamt of Infinite Storage? Jamie and Fillip Hord got some help from Danielle Blundell to design a storage-savvy “cloffice”, which combines the two rooms that need the most organization. The space features drawers and baskets galore, including these versatile drawers from The Container Store, which offer an affordable, functional, and stylish solution to messy desks.

Buy: Bigso Stockholm Paper Drawers, $22.99 $18.39 from The Container Store