After the holiday spending spree, our wallets sure can use a break. Here are some stylish touches that cost less than $50 apiece - and there's nothing like decorating without busting the budget.


- Grace Bonney

Plum Blossom doormat

East meets West in this fade-resistant rug ($35), made of densely woven natural coil fibers. Available at www.gumps.com.

Blueprint

paperweight

Frustrated with a project you brought home from work? Instead of crumpling your papers, let this pre-crumpled piece ($19.50) help you hold it together. Available at www.amadonweb.com.

Darlington switch plates

These enamel covers ($20-$24) have a fan pattern that lends some art deco chic to the walls. Available at Anthropologie, 1801 Walnut St., and www.anthropologie.com.

Confetti knob

Give an old dresser a face-lift with colorful new hardware ($10 each). Available at Anthropologie, 1801 Walnut St., and www.anthropologie.com.

Dart hooks

Hang your jackets and scarves from these sporty stainless-steel numbers ($39 each). Perfect for a modern mudroom, and available at www.gnr8.biz.

Grenade lamp

Filled with oil, not explosives, this bit of mood light ($40) will shine for 24 hours. Available at www.unicahome.com.

LifeStyle

Visit Grace Bonney's blog, Design*Sponge, at http://designsponge.blogspot.com.EndText