High/Low Summer Staples That Will Spruce Up Any Space

These dynamic duos from HGTV Magazine have drastically different price tags!

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June 04, 2019

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Pillow: High

The cheery greeting is embroidered onto this cushy down pick. (Loloi Rifle Paper Co. 18" x 18" cotton pillow)

Buy It: Candelabra, $70

Pillow: Low

No fancy script but this one can go outdoors to perk up a porch. (Hello Sunshine 18" x 18" polyester pillow)

Buy It: Society 6, $36

Umbrella: High

Made of fade-resistant fabric, it’ll look crisp for many summers to come. (9'-diameter umbrella in Sunbrella cabana stripe navy)

Buy It: Crate and Barrel, $419

Umbrella: Low

A chic scalloped edge gives off major South of France vibes. (Safavieh Maui 9'-diameter polyester umbrella in navy and white)

Buy It: Hayneedle, $152

Flamingo Wine Glass: High

This elegant flamingo is hand-painted. (Flamingo 13-ounce glass wine glasses)

Buy It: Neiman Marcus, $115 (for a set of 4)

Flamingo Wine Glass: Low

An acrylic bird is a klutz-friendly find. (Tropical 15-ounce acrylic wine glasses in flaming)

Buy It: West Elm, $32 (for a set of 4)

Rolling Suitcase: High

Travel goals: There’s a folding hanger and laundry and shoe bags inside. (Delsey Châtelet Air 15-1/4"W x 10"D x 22-1/2"H faux-leather and polycarbonate carry-on in champagne)

Buy It: Bloomingdales, $600

Rolling Suitcase: Low

Choose from nine fonts in 17 colors to personalize this carry-on. (Terminal 1-14"W x 10"D x 21"H leather and polycarbonate carry-on in champagne)

Buy It: Mark and Graham, $209

Makeup Palette: High

From seashell pink to watermelon red, this palette packs five lip colors in a chic case. (Yves Saint Laurent Pop Illusion lip palette)

Buy It: Bloomingdales, $60

Makeup Palette: Low

Score! You get one more color in an equally compact vegan assortment. (Runway Ready lip palette in pink kiss)

Buy It: Elf Cosmetics, $8

Flatware: High

That’s actually real bamboo on the handles. (20-piece stainless steel and bamboo flatware set)

Buy It: Pottery Barn, $240

Flatware: Low

Plastic handles mean they’re dishwasher-safe. (Cambridge Silversmiths Bamboo 20-piece stainless steel and plastic flatware set in light brown)

Buy It: JCPenny, $28

Mirror: High

This papier-mâché frame is made by artisans in Haiti. (36"-diameter papier-mâché mirror)

Buy It: West Elm, $299

Mirror: Low

A faceted frame is a modern touch on this plastic version. (Gallery 33"-diameter plastic mirror)

Buy It: At Home, $90

Lamp: High

Seeded glass gives each of the spheres a cool bubbly look. (2- 1/2"-tall glass and acrylic lamps in cobalt blue)

Buy It: Shades of Light, $596 (for a set of 2)

Lamp: Low

At this price, go all in on symmetry and flank your sofa with a pair. (Jonathan Y Bella 27"-tall glass and metal lamps in cobalt blue)

Buy It: Overstock, 132 (for a set of 2)

Chair: High

Stretching out on a recliner with a banana leaf print feels like a tropical getaway. (Brook wood recliner in Sunbrella Biscayne green and black)

Buy It: Ballard Designs, $1,938

Chair: Low

Not for kicking back, but still rocks pretty botanicals on gorgeous, slightly turned legs. (Chardon polyester-blend and wood chair in leaf print)

Buy It: Joss and Main, $260

Cactus Vase: High

This vase’s “needles” are made of porcelain. (Serax Cactus 1- 3/4"-tall porcelain vase)

Buy It: Amara, $107

Cactus Vase: Low

Get your Southwest on with a fab stoneware succulent. (3R Studio Cactus 10"-tall stoneware vase)

Buy It: Bellacor, $25

Bookcase: High

More than 6 feet tall—that’s a lot of book and knickknack storage. (Irving 71"W x 18-1/2"D x 76"H rattan and wood bookcase)

Buy It: Anthropologie, $798

Bookcase: Low

With its crisscross rattan back, this piece is pretty even without stuff! (Wren 41-3/4"W x 12-3/4"D x 48-1/4"H rattan bookshelf)

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $399

Pillow: High

Not just a pretty pillow: It has an intricate weave that’s handmade with a foot loom. (Archive New York Comalapa 12" x 20" cotton pillow in multi)

Buy It: Candelabra, $138

Pillow: Low

Just-as-juicy sorbet shades in a durable canvas fabric, and the stripes are printed on both sides. (Elliott Design Factory Kilim No. 3 14" x 24" canvas pillow)

Buy It: Roostery, $48

Chandelier: High

Aim light where needed with adjustable arms. (Avenue Lighting Fairfax 66"-wide brass chandelier)

Buy It: Lamps Plus, $1,304

Chandelier: Low

Amp up the ambience with this dimmable looker. (Light Society Thurston 60"-wide metal chandelier)

Buy It: Wayfair, $269

Pouf: High

You can add a monogram or name on top for no extra cost. (Strawberry and Hearts Zigzag 20"H x 13 -1/2"-diameter cotton pouf)

Buy It: Zazzle, $138

Pouf: Low

Larger overall, so it’s extra comfy to plop down on. (Chevron 22"W x 22"H x 22"D cotton and polyester pouf)

Buy It: TJ Maxx, $60

Tray: High

A copper exterior makes happy hour shine. (Louise 12"-diameter enameled- and copper-plated-steel tray in blush)

Buy It: Hawkins New York, $80

Tray: Low

Because sometimes two colors are better than one. (Modrn Glam 14"-diameter iron tray)

Buy It: Walmart, $26

Headboard: High

This print solves the floral versus abstract debate. (Montaigne queen headboard in cotton block floral blue)

Buy It: Annie Selke, $1,650

Headboard: Low

Piping on the edge and inset is a nice detail. (Ally queen headboard in linen-blend Bethesda blue)

Buy It: Ballard Designs, $1,009

Candles: High

A thick marble base elevates these tall gilded palms. (Palm brass, aluminum and marble candleholders)

Buy It: Neiman Marcus, $1075 for a set of 2

Candles: Low

A shorter pair won’t deplete your vacation fund. (Palm gold-finished-aluminum taper holders)

Buy It: Z Gallerie, $55 for a set of 2

Rug: High

This rug is made from recycled plastic bottles. (Cheers! Kokomo 5' x 8' polyester rug in blue)

Buy It: Company C, $595

Rug: Low

Get a more painterly look with blue and lime lines. (Surya Rain Striped 5' x 8' polypropylene rug in emerald and lime)

Buy It: Hayneedle, $346

Chair: High

The aniline leather straps will only get better with age. (Taj leather and acacia chair)

Buy It: Crate and Barrel, $999

Chair: Low

Lean back and think of how much you’re saving. (Sia leather and mahogany chair)

Buy It: All Modern, $250

Planter: High

It’s all about the materials: ceramic and Brazilian walnut. (Case Study 13"-diameter ceramic planter with walnut stand)

Buy It: Room and Board, $195

Planter: Low

Gold-painted tips make it seem way more expensive. (Modrn 9-1/4"-diameter clay planter with acacia stand)

Buy It: Jet, $79

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