Budget Shopping Tips From HGTV Stars

From headboards to kitchen knobs, HGTV stars and designers across the country share the secret ways they save with HGTV Magazine —so you can too.

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Pretty Glassware

“Breakables shouldn’t break the bank,” says Genevieve Gorder of Genevieve’s Renovation. “Life’s too short to worry about shattering a glass—so I restock with these IKEA classics every year.” Krokett 13-ounce glasses, $2.50 each, IKEA stores

Patterned Frames

“A $100 frame doesn’t make your photo look 10 times better than a $10 frame, so why spend a fortune?” says Sabrina Soto of The High Low Project. “One of my go-tos: Jonathan Adler’s line for JCPenney. They’re fun and graphic, and they’ll happy up any table or shelf.” Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler Quatrefoil 4" x 6" MDF frame, $12, jcp.com

Upholstered Headboards

“Ballard Designs’ headboards come in plush fabrics and have the same luxe details—button tufting, crisp tailoring—as high-end versions. The only thing missing is an extra zero on the price tag!”—Ashley Goforth, Ashley Goforth Design, Houston, TX. Giselle tufted queen headboard in velvet apple, $490, ballarddesigns.com

Glass Lamps

“Usually only chichi ceramic lamps have this kind of vibrancy. But Lamps Plus somehow does it for $40—and that includes the shade!”—Maggie Cruz, Maggie Cruz Interior Design, Miami, FL. Gourd 21?1/2"-tall glass and steel lamp in beetroot purple with a polyester shade, $40, lampsplus.com

Wood Dining Chairs

“If there’s no upholstery, inexpensive chairs can easily pass for pricey,” says Nicole Curtis of Rehab Addict. “This X-back number will fool everyone at the table.” French Bistro wood chairs in light walnut finish, $260 for a set of 2, worldmarket.com

Graphic Artwork

“Spend a lot on art? Not when a $20 print is this gallery-worthy.”—Julie Massucco Kleiner, Massucco Warner Miller, Seattle, WA. Jazmin 8" x 10" unframed print, $20, luluandgeorgia.com

Kitchen Cabinet Knobs

“I refuse to pay $30 per knob when Ican get the same look for a lot less. And I promise: If the style is timeless, no one will know the difference.”—Katie Rosenfeld, Katie Rosenfeld Design, Wellesley, MA. Liberty Hardware Octagon 1"-diameter zinc knobs in bronze finish, $15.50 for a set of 10, wayfair.com

Seasonal Accessories

“West Elm is unbeatable for on-trend accessories. They’re so affordable, you won’t feel guilty about buying season-specific accents, like summery blue vases.”—Taylor Borsari, Taylor Borsari Inc., Las Vegas, NV. Waterscape 9 3/4"-tall salt-blasted glass vase in ocean blue, $29, Carla Peters Sand Glaze 6 1/4"-tall ceramic vase, $14, and Modernist 12 1/2"-tall earthenware vase in aqua crackle, $49, all westelm.com

Colorful Throw Pillows

“A sofa lavishly heaped with fabulous pillows says ‘posh,’ but they add up fast,” says Hilary Farr of Love It or List It. “CB2’s selection—in energetic colors and bold prints—gets you the piled-on effect without the empty wallet.” Division 20" x 20" cotton pillow in neon pink, $40, and Tribal Band 18" x 18" linen and cotton pillow, $35, both cb2.com

Cheerful Kitchen Towels

“A win-win: They’re affordable and they hide stains.”—Sally Steponkus, Sally Steponkus Interiors, Washington, D.C. Ariel Stripe cotton towel in red, $7, tag2u.com, Jardin Tomatoes cotton towel, $9, tag2u.com

Flashy Cutlery

“Most low-cost flatwarelacks pizzazz—it’s like something from a cafeteria,” says David Bromstad of Flipping the Block. “Not this blinged-out cutlery! It’s chic and substantial; you’ll feel like King Midas when you eat.” Threshold Arkita stainless steel flatware in hammered gold finish, $20 for a 5-piece setting, target.com

Vibrant Runners

“I never fork over big bucks for a carpet runner in a high-traffic area,” says Meg Caswell, Season 6 Design Star winner. “My favorites are from Urban Outfitters—lots of snappy patterns, with no sticker shock.” Magical Thinking Diamond 2' x 8' cotton runner, $44, urbanoutfitters.com

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