Summer Home Decor Treats Under $40

In all its splendor, summer is here, and so are the seasonal treats: that tangy-sweet sip of lemonade while ice cubes clink in your glass. A crisp, cool bite into a cherry popsicle. Your home deserves some love too! Refresh your space with home decor that’s also easy on your budget—each item is under $40!

Click here to shop over 50 wallet-friendly summer items on the Touch of Class® web site.

Bring a “hoppy” smile to your guests’ faces with the Frogs on Welcome Stone Outdoor Accent. These two frog friends sit happily atop a resin stone, ready to greet all those who pass by. Charm your entryway with the ambience of an aged Italian cobblestone road. Made in the USA from recycled rubber, the Tuscany II Slice Doormat features a molded design of stones and pebbles.

Frogs on Welcome Stone Outdoor Accent Tuscany II Slice Doormat

Go nautical with your cork collection! The Lighthouse Wine Cork Caddy will hold approx. 80 of your wine corks within its hand-sculpted openwork metal design. Feed your feathered friends outside or gather your small articles inside with The Bird Perch Ceramic Accent.

Lighthouse Wine Cork Caddy The Bird Perch Ceramic Accent

Let butterflies alight on your window with the Butterfly Garden Embroidered Valance. With a layered design, this valance is decorated with butterflies and stripes. Be ready for kitchen messes—but with a little sweet style. Encircled with delectable handpainted fruit, the Tuscan Fruit Paper Towel Holder will be a welcome addition to your counter, island, or table.

Butterfly Embroidered Window Valance Tuscan Fruit Kitchen Paper Towel Holder

Evoke coastal vibes with the Seaside Wall Plaque Set, which features sand dollars and a sea turtle on a textured sandy background. Toss island bliss anywhere you like with the Camden Tropical Floral Decorative Pillow. This faux suede pillow blooms with appliqued and embroidered flowers and leaves.

Seaside Coastal Wall Plaque Sign Set Camden Tropical Floral Decorative Pillow

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Get the Look: Clearwater Coastal Living Room

Would you love for your living room to feel like a vacation spot? When you decorate with Clearwater home decor, you can almost hear the water rushing to the shore or the seagulls in the distance.

How did we create this look?

We used the Clearwater Reversible Striped Furniture Covers to protect the furnishings and set a cool, coastal vibe in the room. Furniture protectors are exclusive designs available only at Touch of Class®.

We tied the look together with the coordinating Clearwater Nautilus Rugs, Clearwater Window Treatments, and Clearwater Decorative Pillows.

We hung a canvas triptych over the sofa and decorated nearby walls with wooden seahorse art.

We placed a beachy console table by the recliner and topped it with a coastal centerpiece, seashell lamp, and striped wall clock.

Click here to view the furnishings we used to create the Clearwater Living Room.
Clearwater Living Room A
Clearwater Living Room A

Create Your Own Coastal Retreat

Coastal decor invokes that mystic murmur of a shell pressed against your ear or the brackish sting of salt on your tongue. Whether your home is firmly landlocked or neighbor to the sea, the coastal theme fits swimmingly into any room—bedroom, kitchen, or bath. Keep your indoor slice of paradise simplistic and light with some basic coastal decorating tips.

1. Color: A coastal color palette includes mostly cool tones, like soft blues, light aquas, and greens, mitigated by sandy neutrals. Peach or coral can bring unexpected pops of color, like an ocean sunset, but deep colors should be used sparingly. The Tides Bedspread makes impeccable use of the coastal palette, featuring a wavy blend of light blue, cerulean, celadon, light steel blue, and aqua. Its rounded corners swell like waves, and the cotton fabric is fresh and breathable.

Tides Grande Bedspread

2. Patterns & Textures: Like those on a piece of saltwater taffy or a beach parasol, stripes are a staple pattern of the coastal theme. Scalloped borders and lines call to mind the ebb and flow of waves and (of course) the scallop shell. Most of the Natural Shells Table Linens utilize both stripes and scalloped edges, as well as a machine-quilted surface reminiscent of rippling water. With a napkin set, table runner and topper, placemat sets, and a quilted apron available, Natural Shells will give your kitchen the quaint appeal of a seaside cottage.

3. Moods & Motifs: The coastal theme is remarkably versatile; you can put your own unique spin on coastal decor by invoking certain moods. With shell motifs, you can conjure a vivacious atmosphere as well as nature’s beauty. The Spa Shells Shower Curtain and coordinating Bath Collection utilize shell designs and simple lines and shapes to make entering your bathroom like stumbling upon a hidden cove.

The sticking point of the coastal theme is to keep decor as uncomplicated as possible. By avoiding overly-elaborate decorations and eliminating clutter, your new coastal room will emit a sense of floating along, rather than battling the current.