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12 Stunning, seasonal accents for under $30! Here's the festive decor you'll want to keep up all winter long

Get glam, cozy and elegant, and stay on budget too.

Get glam, cozy and elegant, and stay on budget too

Real talk: it turns out that decking the halls for the holidays can get a little pricey. Also true: it's kind of a bummer to take down all your pretty accents in the new year, only to be left with bleak weather outside and no more cozy inside. So instead, we love a seasonal approach to winter decor — work in some holiday glam, but seek out pieces that can add a little extra cheer to your home throughout the long winter ahead. Not only will your space feel special for months to come, but you'll get a little more value for your investment. We scoured the internet for some pretty pieces to help liven up your place this (entire) season. And perhaps the very best part is that they're all less than $30. Behold, 12 festive pieces for all your seasonal schemes.  

Don't be fooled by the name of these stunning spirals. These handmade white glass ornaments will look just as dramatic on a tabletop or mantel long past December. Just like the inspo pic to the left, I adore mixing in shades of white and textures for a very snowy, perfectly wintery look.

Scepter White Glass Tree Toppers, from $12.71, cb2.com

I (along with the rest of the decor world) am still obsessed with the easily-attainable drama of velvet. Add in a regal colour like this rich, dark green and I'm 100% sold on this cushion cover. Not only does this shade connote "holidays", it will continue to add a little glam to your couch, chair or bed for the rest of the snowy season.  

Quilted Velvet Cushion Cover, $19.99, hm.com

Add a little texture to your textiles with these super-soft fringed throws. The yellow hue would work so well into a golden Christmas-scheme for the holiday season and then you can continue to snuggle up with it for months to come.

Coziest Throw, $55 (on sale for $26.99), westelm.ca

I'm such a sucker for mercury glass at the holidays. There's just something so Christmassy about a little sparkle. The round textured glass accent looks pairs perfectly with seasonal greenery — spray eucalyptus, boughs of evergreens, deep red amaryllis, whatever catches your eye at the local florist!

Large Glass Vase, $29.99, hm.com

While most evergreens scream Christmas, I will argue that this flocked tiny tree is perfectly acceptable to keep on display all winter long. The natural kraft paper and twine around the base make it extra decorative and would be a great addition to any seasonal 'scape you have on the table in your entryway, or even on the mantel.

Artificial Wrapped Tree, $19.95 (on sale for $14.62), chapters.indigo.ca

It's basically dark all the time now. And the glow of pretty lights can help make any room more inviting during the long months ahead. So don't banish all of your string lights to boxes in the basement as soon as the new year rolls around. These white glass globe bulbs are battery powered, which means that they can easily brighten up just about anywhere — from the mantel to a decorative bowl.

Glow White Bulb String Lights, $29.95 (on sale for $23.96), cb2.com

It's prime dinner party season. And a table lit up with these gorgeous gold taper candleholders would be absolutely stunning. Add some seasonal greenery down the table and you've got an elegant tablescape!

Advent Candle Holder, $16, vdevmaison.com

And while you're working on your entertaining accents, may I also recommend one of these gorgeous glittery tablecloths? Available in red, pink and white with a golden sparkle throughout, it's an easy way to take your table to a glamorous place and  add a little shimmer to your everyday decor.

Glittery Tablecloth, $29.99, hm.com

Reminiscent of a snowy town, these white stoneware dwellings can be combined with five architectural designs to create a whole tiny village for your tabletop or mantel. Add a battery-powered tealight to each and your space will be lit up with the warmest glow.  

White Ceramic Houses, $19.95, crateandbarrel.com

One of the easiest ways to usher in a seasonal ambiance is to light a candle. With a fragrance name like Starry Night and Velvet Woods, you know it's going to smell like a winter's night. Hints of cedar, spiced clove and bergamot sound oh so seasonal, plus it comes in a very pretty mercury glass vessel!

3-Wick Mercury Glass Candle in Starry Night and Velvet Woods, $29.50 (on sale for $22.12), chapters.indigo.ca

This take on a sheepskin rug is a must for the months ahead. Make mornings a little easier with this fuzzy floor mat, or drape it across your favourite chair for some added texture and warmth. For this price, you could even add one to every seat at your dinner table. Plus, it's machine washable.

Toftlund High Pile White Rug, $12.99, ikea.com

A little bit glam and a lot of cozy, this pretty pink pillow is made for afternoon naps while the weather outside is frightful. Plus, it pairs perfectly with metallics for an elegant holiday scheme.

Faux Fur Pillow Cover in Dusty Rose, $39.50 (on sale for $23.70), chapters.indigo.ca

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