14 Clever Family Dollar Home Decor Ideas Your Guests Will Want To Copy

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Elevate your home's aesthetic effortlessly with these surprisingly chic Family Dollar finds.
Updated Feb. 21, 2024
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Are you feeling inspired to spruce up your home? Look no further than Family Dollar to find budget-friendly items that will add style to your space at a price that helps keep more money in your wallet.

Whether you want to copy a viral Instagram decor trend or create a space that looks like it belongs in a magazine, you’ll be surprised at the stylish items you can pick up at Family Dollar.

Here are 14 affordable items you can purchase at Family Dollar that will impress your guests.

Editor’s note: Prices are subject to change and may vary by location.

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Black 10.5-inch Dinner Plate

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These 10.5-inch black dinner plates instantly dress up a table. Use them for everything from a New Year’s Eve dinner party to a Friday night where you want to feel a bit more formal.

Add some gold accessories to the table for special occasions, or go for a simple black-and-white tablescape if it’s a typical weekend evening. These plates are on clearance, so check your store soon before they disappear.

Interiors by Design Embossed Velvet Plush Blanket

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Add a sumptuous velvet touch to your living room or bedroom with the Interiors by Design Queen-Size Embossed Velvet Plush Blanket for $18.

Available in blue, black, silver, and cranberry, this blanket perfectly complements a room embracing hygge, the Danish concept of creating a cozy, welcoming home.

Medium ‘Stuff’ Storage Basket

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Stuff. Everyone has it. But some people have somewhere to put it, and that makes all the difference.

The Medium “Stuff” Storage Basket costs $6.50 and gives you a place to stash items that haven’t yet found a place in your home. Use a few in a child’s room to corral runaway items.

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Faux Succulent in Cement Pot

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Can’t keep a plant alive in your home — not even a succulent? Try the charming Faux Succulent in Cement Pot that has a boho appeal.

Grab a few and line them along a windowsill, or add a bit of greenery to a bathroom. The best part? There’s no need to worry about sunlight when you have faux plants.

Interiors by Design Black Wall Shelf Set

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A set of matching wall shelves can look like something you’ve borrowed from your Pinterest board. The Interiors by Design Black Wall Shelf Set lets you create that look for $8.50 each.

Hang a grouping of shelves, then place a few styled items, including small potted plants, candlesticks, and other pretty things.

Interiors by Design Assorted Full-Length Mirrors

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A grouping of full-length mirrors — ideally all in the same color — can resemble a modern art arrangement rather than simply inexpensive mirrors.

Try the Interiors by Design Assorted Full-Length Mirrors for $9 each. Use three mirrors lined up to create a vertical pattern, or try them horizontally for a more unexpected look.

Brilliant Ideas Battery-Operated LED Curtain Lights

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Glowy curtain lights can make any room feel magical. Get Brilliant Ideas Battery-Operated LED Curtain Lights at Family Dollar for $5.

Hang them in a bedroom, living room, or even a hallway to add a magical touch. You can use them all year long to add warmth and a lovely glow.

Wood Hanging Black Board

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You can use the Wood Hanging Black Board right by a door or in your office as a decorative, geometric accent that adds a touch of art.

Use them to write notes to yourself or reminders for a partner or roommate. You can even sketch an inspirational drawing to look at every time you pass it. And at just $1 each, the price is right.

Tool Bench Self-Adhesive Gray Tin Wall Tile

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Give your walls a new look with the Tool Bench Self-Adhesive Gray Tin Wall Tile that looks like it came out of a Southwestern home.

This self-adhesive tile is easy to apply, making it renter-friendly and a great weekend DIY project to spruce up a space. Family Dollar notes that the price varies by location.

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Interiors by Design Photo Frames

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A collection of Interiors by Design Photo Frames provides a classic look. Use these 4-by-6-inch frames to display favorite photos from your travels or snapshots of your loved ones.

Try arranging cohesive frames on a tabletop or hanging them on a wall. This small size makes the frames versatile across decor styles.

Potted Foliage

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To add greenery with a timeless look, try these Potted Foliage plants from Family Dollar. The traditional planters look like they belong in a formal living or dining room.

These small potted faux plants look like the real thing, making it easier for those who forget to water the plants.

Galvanized Bucket

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You can never have too many storage vessels. The beautiful thing about the Family Dollar Galvanized Bucket is that you can use it for everything from storing paint brushes or utensils to placing it as event decor.

Think about it as part of a tablescape, with foliage artfully arranged. Or, use the bucket to hold sets of flatware for guests to grab. Family Dollar says the price varies by location.

Interiors by Design Hanging Succulent Pots

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A tumbling succulent covering a wall or descending from a bookcase is a chic, boho-inspired look. You can have that same look without having to worry about plant care with Interiors by Design Hanging Succulent Pots.

They look just like their live counterparts but with significantly less maintenance. The pots measure 7 x 5 x 19 inches.

Tool Bench Self-Adhesive White Subway Wall Tile

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There is nothing more timeless than a white subway tile. If you’re a renter or a homeowner on a budget, Tool Bench Self-Adhesive White Subway Wall Tile can save the day.

Simply measure and stick it on the wall, and you'll soon have an all-new kitchen without shelling out significant money for a contractor. Each 12-inch tile is $1.

Bottom line

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Home trends seem to cycle faster than ever, with new ideas and viral videos taking over social media each week.

If you want to decorate your home and lower your financial stress, consider shopping at Family Dollar. You can pick up inexpensive versions of high-end products and get a similar look for much less.

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Heather Bien Heather Bien is a writer covering personal finance and budgeting and how those relate to life, travel, entertaining, and more. With bylines that include The Spruce, Apartment Therapy, and mindbodygreen, she's covered everything from tax tips for freelancers to budgeting hacks to how to get the highest ROI out of your home renovations.

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