I suggest buying a complete set of towels that goes together. We have four white, plush towels from Target and it makes our bathroom look clean and unified.
Decorative bowls are a great way to organize your makeup or toiletries and give a little personality and color to your countertop. I love the bowls at Anthropologie and World Market, but I also have found great options in Asian markets and Asian sections at places like Sur La Table.
I think the best desks are often relatively inexpensive DIY projects. My aunt and uncle found a butcher block table on the side of the road which served as my desk throughout college and I always got compliments on it. Try salvaging a well-worn desk by sanding it down and either refinishing or painting it.
My dad recently made me a custom desk for my new apartment (we only had room for a 14 inch wide desk) and it's such an eye-catching piece. We bought the hairpin legs online and my dad sanded and finished a slab of wood he's had for over a decade. I know, I'm pretty lucky to have a woodworker in the family.
A quick tip: I've always found it's better to salvage a real solid wood table than to buy a new composite desk. Real wood generally lasts longer and looks expensive even if there are a few imperfections.
It can be tempting to overspend when decorating your home, but you'll feel so much more at ease if you really put time and effort into finding or making unique pieces for your home. Spend only where it really matters and save wherever you can.
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