The moving boxes are unpacked and the furniture is arranged, but you’re missing the creature comforts of home. Luckily, you can create cozy living spaces that welcome you home with just a few budget-friendly finds.
Give your new kitchen some quick personality (and a pop of color) with cotton dish towels detailed with colorful stripes and fun fringe.
Fouta Kitchen Towels
Wood dining chairs (and your backside) benefit greatly from comfy seat cushions in bright hues.
Wind down from a day of unpacking with a warm cup of chamomile — and let a perky-colored tea kettle do the hard work.
Hip to Be Square
For less than $20, this great-for-small-spaces ottoman is a major score. The seat/footrest offers hidden storage and folds up neatly, so you can tuck it away.
Throw pillows will add a pop of color to your new living room décor — and easily swap out when you want a change.
Madison Park Delray Diamond square throw pillows
Walk All Over Me
Give guests a warm welcome before they’ve stepped through the door, with a low-maintenance, durable doormat that’s elegant to boot.
Scent is a powerful tool when it comes to personalizing a space, which proves especially helpful when the previous occupants had pets (or a love of kimchi). Erase the ghosts of scents past with WoodWick’s candles, available in sniffworthy scents such as At the Beach.
WoodWick At the Beach 10-ounce jar candle
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, so why is your treasured family photo displayed in that shabby-but-not-chic relic? Upgrade those plain Jane frames, pronto, with something more sophisticated.
Twinkly string lights add instant cheer to a patio or deck.
Kids nervous about their new rooms? Add some soft light to help them sleep soundly.