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25 Under-$30 Items Made For Brightening Up Your Apartment

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    It's no secret that New Yorkers love the color black. But while our wardrobes may be perfectly content with a one-hue style scheme, our apartments probably aren't. With the lack of natural light and space that plagues New York City apartments, adding even the tiniest pop of color can make all the difference in transforming that fifth-floor walk-up from desperately dark cavern to dream home. It's that simple — and it's surprisingly cheap.

    To jump-start your summer redecorating journey, we've rounded up 25 under-$30 pieces of decor, crafted especially by local New York artisans. It's time to add some new, bold shades to your life — and what better way than by making your humble abode feel like the palace you deserve?


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    Never, ever be afraid of neon — especially not when it's the result of a six-week screen-printing class at the Lower East Side Printshop.

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    A Polaroid of an East Village bathtub to hang above...your East Village bathtub.

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    Inspired by Zuzu Snyder's jungle-print sketches, this embroidery hoop is guaranteed to add a little splash of Palm Beach to any New York home.

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    It's your apartment — go ahead and let it all hang out.

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    Flowers, fashion, and food? This Max Rosen collage is basically our dream trifecta.