Furniture might be the foundation of a room, but decorative objects are what make a space fun to hang out in. They’re actually anything but frivolous—the smallest pieces can have the biggest impact, turning boring surfaces into conversation starters.
A cool vase takes your eyes off a basic side table, a collection of pretty candlesticks make for a suddenly ultraromantic mantle, and an abstract sculpture in the middle of a row of books is the perfect amount of weird. Accents don’t just make a room feel finished. They’re a way to put a unique stamp on your home, create unexpected focal points in a plain white box (err, room), and break up big furnishings that would otherwise overwhelm a space. The best part about these little trinkets? Unlike furniture, you don’t have to spend a fortune on them. In fact, we went ahead and scoured our favorite shopping sites to get you started with 50 amazing objects—all under $15. Let’s get accessorizing.