25 Decorative Accents Under $50 to Style a Coffee Table

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Styling your coffee table just right can really change a room, and luckily with a little creativity, it doesn't have to break the bank. Take time to browse favorite shops like Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, and Target; search resale sites like eBay, Chairish, and Etsy; hit local flea markets or sidewalk sales; and bring home mementos from vacations like sea shells, rocks, and pine cones to create a personal and conversation-starter display. Here are 25 items under $50 to get you started.

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Trays

1. Charish Artifacts Rattan Rectangular Tray, $42

Ready for display in your boho-modern living room.

2. World Market Gold Mirrored Tabletop Tray, $29.99

We see a beautiful Diptyque candle surrounded by crystals and a vase of white peonies on this glamorous tray.

3. Jason Home Florian Tray, $34

Crafted from durable reclaimed palm wood. That makes us feel good.

Coasters

4. McGee & Co. Concrete Coasters, $20

Concrete can do no wrong, as far as we at Hunker are concerned.

5. West Elm Stone Octagonal Coasters, $24

White marble just looks beautiful in a variety of decor styles.

6. Amber Interior Design Leather Coasters, $30

Your whiskey on the rocks is waiting for this.

Bowls

7. Jayson Home Marinella Bowl, $38

A perfectly imperfect terracotta bowl.

8. Anthropologie Colorado Footed Bowl, $48

It's pink and it's from Portugal, so a win-win.

9. Target Peacock Bowl Gold - Opalhouse, $29.99

Target strikes again with a beautiful home decor piece at a totally reasonable price.

10. CB2 Gleam Brass Footed Bowl, $29.95

If you like things that patina with age, this footed bowl belongs in your home.

Planters

11. Eric Trine Octahedron in Painted Desert for Poketo, $35

An elegant study in geometry, indeed. We see this in a modern living room.

12. All Across Africa Woven Planter, starting at $24

If you're not yet familiar with The Little Market (founded by Lauren Conrad), time to get on board. Each purchase for this particular planter empowers artisans in Rwanda.

13. West Elm Art in the Forest Cachepot, $14

Herringbone is so hot in home design right now.

14. Schoolhouse Banded Porcelain Planter, $34

This porcelain planter is perfect for your succulents.

Candles/Lanterns

15. Tatine Garden + Forest Black Mission Fig Candle, $38

The scent is described as, "Herbaceous tagetes, green marigold oil, woody davana oil, sweet sunburnt red fruit and mulberry." (Tagetes are in the sunflower family.)

16. McGee & Co. Leather Wrapped Candles, $8

A simple way to make a strong statement. (Reminds us of our leather handled vase DIY.)

17. Anthropologie Ember Lantern, starting at $28

This will illuminate so beautifully in the evenings.

18. CB2 Spoke Tea Light, $25

Nope, not an ashtray. Just a super chunky, artistic candle holder.

19. Amber Interior Design Rock Match Striker, $30

Always have matches at the ready. This rock is the boho way to go.

Vases

20. Art Floral Glaze & Matte Vase, $38

This hue. This hue!

21. CB2 Clifford Stripe Vase, $34.95

If your decor style is beach chic, this vase will fit right in.

22. The Citizenry Primavera Vase, $45.99

Hand carved from Tzalam wood by artists in The Yucatán. We absolutely love the simplicity.

Books

23. The Bucket List by Kath Stathers, $35

As Liz Lemmon said, "I want to go there."

24. Overview: A New Perspective of Earth by Benjamin Grant, $22.98

Seeing things from a different angle, from the comfort of your couch.

25. Get Happy by Dr. Anthony Gunn, $19.95

Light up your living room with lessons in lasting happiness.


Jaclyn Schatzow is a freelance writer living in Santa Monica, CA

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