(Disclaimer: I am in no way paid by these companies to endorse their products.)
One thing that can cost an arm and a leg is rugs. Here is one of my favorites from CSN stores
Another item that I've had my eye on for our home is a ghost chair. They are so versatile and beautiful! I would love to have one for our office. If we ever put a small desk in our living room, I would love to showcase it in there! This one is from interiorexpress.com, but there are lots of them out there. I chose this one because of it's reasonable price.
Here are a couple of my favorite ghost chair images from Abode Love:
And speaking of desks, I have also had my eye on a small parsons-style desk for our living room. I love the simple, sleek style (not too mention, how great would it look with a ghost chair?!). But the West Elm version (even at $299) is out of my price range. I'm a bargain shopping, thrifter! Here is a cheaper version from homedecorators.com (it also got good reviews!). I would recommend the white.
Here is another image from West Elm. The mirrored one is beautiful, but the price is not! $599! Yikes! I can forget about it!
I wanted to showcase one last decorative item. I think that this Nate Berkus ikat bowl is TO DIE FOR! Ikat is beautiful and you can find it all over the place right now (lamps, rugs, bowls...I'll take them all!). I think that this bowl from Nate's line at HSN would look beautiful on one of the shelves in our living room (hint hint hubby!). Here she is in all her glory!