When furniture and décor are mixed and matched, it expresses the individuality and creativity of the homeowner. The object of decorating on a budget is to create an overall effect. Flaws and mars and mars on furniture and decor can be interesting and typically overlooked by those viewing a room in its entirety.
Not only is an eclectic look fun but it also perfect for people who love to thrift. I mix antique with contemporary and expensive with cheap. The overall look is trendy and interesting . . . and my home, over time, has cost me nothing to decorate.
In this arrangement see if you can pick out the most expensive piece of pottery and which ones I actually picked up at thrift stores and flea markets for under ten dollars.
The black piece in the foreground is actually a lovely piece of Santa Anna pottery that I purchased in Santa Fe, NM as a birthday gift for my husband. The Zebra stripped urn was eight dollars, the pitcher to its left was four dollars, the southwest urn behind that was seven dollars and the large art deco vase to the right was twelve dollars.