Cheap Cute Home Decor: Where to Shop and Top Buys

Where to Find Cheap Cute Home Decor

You don’t have to spend a fortune to update your home. Sometimes, all it takes is a few good cheap cute home decor buys.

Thanks to retailers like Target, H&M, Walmart, Amazon home, and Etsy, trendy home decor can be had for almost any budget. Whether it’s printable wall art for $3, hung in a $19 frame from Amazon, a pair of stylish throw pillow covers, or or an H&M vase that updates your coffee table vignette, you can pretty much find an inexpensive alternative to any big home decorating trend.

Some of my favorite places to buy cheap cute home decor are:


H&M’s home line is one of the best decor stores out there for on-trend, cute-but-cheap accents and decor. If you want to update your shelfie with the it-objects everyone has on Instagram, you’ll find an affordable version here. I also love their throw pillow cover collections. They change seasonally and are up-to-the-moment trend wise (and CHEAP! Oh so cheap.)


Target is always guaranteed to have an affordable selection of spot-on-trend home decor. When I want to buy a throw pillow or hand towels, or update my house a bit for the season, it’s a toss up between going to HomeGoods and going to Target. (Call me basic, I embrace it). Target’s home section is a bit more limited, style wise, since they mostly sell their own


When it comes to cheap, affordable home decor, Walmart can surprise you. While not everything is a win, you’ll find some hidden gems, especially when it comes to things like accent items (baskets, decorative bowls, candlesticks) and outdoor furniture and decor.


Browsing Amazon home decor is sort of similar to HomeGoods in that you never quite know what you’re going to find. Amazon has so many affordable decor options, from picture frames, to lighting, to area rugs, that it can almost be overwhelming to sift through them (or frustrating when you can’t quite get the search terms right to find what you’re looking for). However, I love this trick for finding dupes on Amazon, which also works for finding very specific decor items, too.

World Market

World Market is a great resource for affordable, stylish decor and furniture. They always have a few gems that make this site (or store if you live near one!) worth a regular visit. A few things I’ve had the best luck with at World Market: Affordable lighting, shelving, and side chairs/dining chairs. It’s also a great source for small tabletop decor, dishes, and bathroom textiles.


HomeGoods is known for it’s affordable home decor selection. It’s one of my go-to spots for seasonal items, oganization essentials, general household items, bedding, kitchenware, and accents, but you’ll also find lots of throw pillows, small furniture items, and children’s decor.


Kirkland’s is known for its rustic-leaning, farmhouse-esque decor. It’s a great resource for affordable wall art and picture frames, dinnerware, seasonal decor, and bedding. Prices are on par with stores like Homegoods/Tj Maxx and Target.

West Elm (they have great sales!)

West Elm is more of a moderately priced furniture store than a budget one, but they do have great sales at the end of each season. I tend to have the best luck actually going into the store and browsing their clearance area.

Of course, I have to also plug my favorite spot to find cute and cheap home decor: Thrift stores. While I love a brand-new decor score, thrift stores are almost always the least expensive option, while also being more eco -friendly. I also love bargain hunting at flea markets and local Connecticut spots like Retail 101.

If you’re looking for cute, cheap home decor, I’ve rounded up my favorite items for each major area of the home (kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living/dining spaces) below.

Quick shop my 15 favorite cheap and cute home decor picks (Click product to shop)

The best cheap, cute home decor for every room

After I started this list, I found so many items that I figured it would be easier to split everything up by room.

Cheap living room decor

The living room is where we spend so much of our time at home, and also the “public” area of our home that friends and family see when they visit. This space tends to feel bare or unfinished without decor and accents like throw pillows, coffee table books, centerpieces, and wall art, so accessories are an important part of creating a homey vibe.

These picks cover all the important decor categories, including throw pillows, coffee table books, art and decorative accents.

Cheap kitchen and dining room decor

There are less opportunities for true “Decor” in the kitchen, but that doesn’t mean you can’t decorate the space. Adding in cute versions of everyday household items and storage add an aesthetic element to this utilitarian space. Think: fun utensil crocks, matching hand and dish soap dispensers, and stylish tea towels.

Cheap bedroom decor

An empty bedroom feels sad, which is not what you want from a space that’s supposed to be your sanctuary. Wall art, curtains, and throw pillows will go a long way in making this room feel inviting and warm. I’ve also included a Barefoot Dreams blanket dupe that’ll truly make you never want to get out of bed.

Cheap bathroom decor

Like the kitchen, cute bathroom decor is generally functional, too. Wastebaskets, soap dispensers, toothbrush holders, and bath mats are mainly functional elements, but can also be decorative opportunities, too. Of course, wall art, shower curtains, and lighting play a role in how the space looks, too, so I’ve included picks for all of the above.

How do you make your home look good on a budget?

If you’re on a budget, there are a couple of major things you can do when you shop, that will help your space come together in a way that looks finished and more expensive.

The first is to pick a theme for your home, or a general style direction. Figure out whether you like midcentury and lots of color, or you prefer a more traditional look that’s made up of neutrals. Perhaps you love the farmhouse look, or maybe you’re more bohemian. Whatever it is, pick a direction and stick with it. Mixing and matching different styles will make the space look haphazard.

Similarly, choose a color palette for your space. Follow the 60/20/10 rule. Choose one dominant color for most of your decor (60%). This should cover things like your major furnishings and wall color. Then, bring in two accent colors, one slightly more dominant than the other.

What are the best home decor accessories?

If your home doesn’t look “finished” there’s a good chance you’re missing home accessories. Things like books on shelves, curtains on windows, and pillows on the sofa really add to a space to make it feel like home.

To me, the must-have home accessories are:

  • Wall art
  • Throw pillows
  • Curtains
  • Decor on bookcases and coffee tables
  • Candles or a diffuser to add a signature scent to your home (Mine is a Le Labo dupe from Maison Louis Marie)

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