Summer accessories under $25
1 Faux Flowers
True – it is the season when the real thing grows in abundance, but not everyone is born with a green thumb. If that applies to you, add a burst of colour with faux branches in a ceramic vase like these instead. Pottery Barn, $17.89. 2 Bold Bowls
Whether dining al fresco or at the dining room table, enjoy your sweet and savoury seasonal dishes in brightly coloured bowls like these. They’ll make ordinary meals feel a lot more fun and festive. Crate and Barrel, $10.17.
3 Bright bathrooms
Add some verve to your bathroom decor with brightly coloured towels. These shocking pink and orange ones are a cheap and cheerful way to bring the colours of summer indoors. Anthropologie, $4.95 - $19.95.
4 Playful pitchers
While playful pitchers or cups like these are great for outdoor entertaining, think about filling them with fresh flowers and placing them all around the house. Voila! Instant summer. Vivaterra, $12 - $14.
5 Pretty pillows
Play with pillows. They’re an easy, versatile and inexpensive way to change the look of a room or brighten up your outdoor furniture. Pottery Barn, $24.94.
6 Vase fillers
From fruit to flower petals, starfish to seashells or brightly coloured beads, fill a variety of bowls, vases or glass jars with summery items. Place them on bookshelves, windowsills and tables as a constant reminder that summer’s here! Pottery Barn, $15.99.
7 Flameless votives
When things turn cool, wet or mosquito-ridden, you can still experience warm summer nights inside with votives candles like these. Place them in all the parts of your home where you love to relax or entertain. Restoration Hardware, $12.99.
8 Seasonal dishtowels
Summer-ize your kitchen decor with dishtowels like these. The lovely blues and greens and bird motif reflect the ambiance of the season. Anthropologie, $12.95.
9 Patterned place mats
Add some easy breezy flair to your outdoor table with these laser-cut placemats. The combo of red and cool blue mimic a fiery sunset over the ocean. CB2, $4.97.
10 Solar tea lanterns
These little solar powered tea lantern backyard lights are like sunshine in a bottle, giving new meaning to endless summer days! Sears, $24.99.