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?