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Luxe couches, cabinets and dinner tables will always be a great addition to your home, but it’s often the smaller expensive-looking details that make the biggest difference to your space (let’s call it ‘quiet luxury’, but for your home). And no – they don’t have to cost a fortune! From trinket dishes to candlesticks, there are certain home accessories that make your space feel more considered, curated and elegant
I’m convinced that the most delicate pieces of decor can make your home feel more expensive, and the best home decor stores are full of little luxe accents and accessories to elevate the feel of your decor. But finding luxe-looking decor for less is easier said than done, so I’ve done all the hard browsing work for you and found the most expensive-looking home accessories – and the best thing is that everything in this list is under $100!
Our top 9 luxe-looking affordable home accents
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small minimalist decor
Of all the decorative objects out there, this marble chain piece has the be the most chic. It would make a subtle statement alone on a side table or effortlessly draped over your pile of coffee table books.
With its abstract looped silhouette and double candle design, this metal candlestick looks far more expensive than it actually is – I've seen similar styles for 10X the price! It will suit monochromatic schemes perfectly.
Small statement decor
I can't quite believe this vase is under £25! With its eye-catching monochromatic pattern, organic shape and textured stoneware finish it would case a striking silhouette against a plain wall.
These new-in candles from H&M look far more expensive than their under-$10 price. The rich deep navy tones and delicate twisted detail will add a playful-yet-elegant touch to your tabletops. They also come in classic white!
These scalloped mini dishes look so whimsical and fun! Style them on their own as a set or use them to display little trinkets for an elegant storage solution for your spare bits and pieces.
small stoneware decor
These mini stoneware vases look effortlessly chic – layer them together on a shelf or side table for a luxe touch. With their matte stoneware finish and complementary curved designs, this stylish set does all the hard styling work for you!
This decorative bowl has a statement-making wrinkled design which really elevates the look. The mesmerizing design comes in a larger size, but I'm struggling to believe even this smaller style is under $50, TBH.
Which details make decor look more expensive?
There are a few key features to look out for when aiming for a luxe decor look. Elegant organic shapes and materials are always a safe bet! Stoneware – particularly smooth matte ceramic, marble, and porcelain pieces – can all look really elevated, and doesn’t have to cost a ton, as the pieces above prove.
Luxe accents like gold hardware and delicate hand painted detail will never fail to add a luxe touch to your decor – just look at the chopping board set and seashell dishes as examples! Eye-catching silhouettes and textures (like that of the shapely Lulu and Georgia bowl above) are also easy ways to make simple home accessories feel more expensive. Finally, rich colors like deep navy make a statement while still looking expensive, or if you're a fan of muted shades then matte cream and black finishes are a failsafe luxe-looking combo.
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Valeza Bakolli is an experienced shopping editor. She previously worked at BuzzFeed where she honed her skills in all things shopping - from gift guide curation to spotting top home trends. Finding the best bargains online is her happy place (you won’t believe how much she got her Nespresso machine for!) and when she’s not romanticizing her morning coffee routine, you’ll probably find her creating a tablescape for yet another alfresco dining event in her backyard.
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