10 Summer Decor Items Under $30

There is nothing that gets you in the mood for summer than a festive home. Regardless of the season, I love to buy a few little decor items every few months that make my apartment feel fresh and new. Keeping a rotation of small, inexpensive decor items is a great alternative to making expensive purchases if you like change throughout the year. So, here are my top 10 picks for summer decor to turn your apartment into a summer oasis.

A new plant is a great wall feature and a good way to freshen the air inside your apartment – the boho chic macrame holder is a bonus!

Macrame Hanging Wall Plant – Urban Outfitters – $24

Slide View: 1: Small Macramé Hanging Wall Planter

A bright tablecloth is the quickest way to bring new energy into a room and a great way to bring friends and family to the dinner table

Medallion Fringed Tablecloth – Target – $16.99

Medallion Fringed Tablecloth - Opalhouse™ - image 1 of 2

A desert chic vase to hold your summer flowers after a trip to the farmer’s market

Cactus Ceramic Vase – TJ Maxx – $14.99

Ceramic Cactus Vase

Stylish barware for barbecues, picnics  and holiday parties throughout the summer

Thirstystone Barware Collection – Macy’s – $10-$16

Summer Wreath adds a pop of color to your door and the faux flowers means it will last for years!

Fresh Picked Spring 22” Forsythia & Twig Wreath-Yellow – JoAnn – $11.99

Fresh Picked Spring 22'' Forsythia & Twig Wreath-Yellow

Spirited seasonal throw pillows to bring new energy to your year-round couch

To the Beach Pillow  & Let’s Flamingle – Michaels – $10 each and even more styles in store

To The Beach Pillow By AshlandLet's Flamingle Pillow By Ashland


Festive indoor/outdoor lamp that transitions from daytime summer lamp to night time party glow

LED Palm Tree Lamp  – Wayfair – $27.99

LED 25 Light Twins Palm Tree

A striped, colorful tray for your coffee table or serving drinks on your patio

Large Serape Wooden Tray – Michaels – $11.99

Large Serape Wooden Tray By Ashland

Colorful storage basket- useful for flip-flops, sunglasses, hats and other summer accessories! 

Seagrass Pom Basket – Target – $19.99

Seagrass Pom Basket - Natural/Pink - Opalhouse™ - image 1 of 1


A tropical doormat that exclaims your new summer motto to all incoming guests

Doormat – Target – $10.99

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Marisa Rinchiuso is a Design+Production major at Carnegie Mellon with a passion for DIY, budgeting and event management. She's always on the search for a great deal and new projects. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, crafts and travel.

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  1. Avatar Jenna

    Great post – I absolutely LOVE that tablecloth! Would look so cute for the summer :)
    -Jenna <3
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