This recent bout of spring weather has us freshening up our spaces to amplify our already skyrocketing dopamine supply. When the outside world is sunny and bright, we simply can’t be coming home to a dark, worn-out space. We’re clearing out old storage closets, adding new luxury candles and pops of color to our favorite spots around the house, and generally finding trendy ways to tuck away the winter items that no longer match the vibe. After all, it’s impossible not to want everything to feel “new” after that springtime joy hits.
Our favorite hack for making a tired space feel rejuvenated is to make simple changes—like swapping in some colorful new bed sheets or snagging some houseplants. Even changing out cookware to introduce a few special seasonal highlights can do the trick. Nobody wants to renovate or repaint their whole house in between seasons, so investing in some small luxuries (and some solid hostess gifts along the way) is the best way to keep a space exciting without doing a full-scale redesign.
If you’re leaning into the annual springtime rejuvenation, remember that it also shouldn’t have to break the bank (another pitch for small luxuries!). As style fiends, we know it’s not always easy to sift through the big-ticket sales for affordable, trendy items, so we did it for you. Our editors went through some online shopper-savvy Amazon storefronts and to our delight, we unearthed almost two dozen under-$50 gems that stick to the budget without sacrificing the aesthetic.