Cheap Chic! Adding a little touch here and there – each for under $25!*

Hey … it’s CeeCee. Spring fever has hit. I’m expecting a visit from my mother-in-law next week … and decided to perk up our guest room – with a very limited budget.

Last year was the year of the bold – where those bright hues like chartreuse, blue, tangerine … and of course emerald green brought a pop of intense colour to both our fashions and home décor. And who didn’t find that fun and inspiring, eh? For 2014, we’re back to basic neutrals. So if you’ve finished up your spring cleaning and are now thinking about making a few new purchases … yeah, Get Real! right … is it ever ALL done? Not at my place.

Gray is perfect for creating that modern feel … and it’s everywhere in home décor this season. That said … beige creates a warm and inviting atmosphere … and that’s what I’m going with for my latest room makeover. (Not that we want Mom to be too comfortable … that might mean a longer stay.)

I love the soft colour and geometric pattern of this toss cushion ... it’ll work with coordinating solid fabrics, or on its own ... for the bed or easy chair.

Pillow available at Target $24.99*

Great as a bedside lamp or for mood lighting, this lamp is both trendy and versatile.

Lamp available at Target $24.99*

I totally fell in love with these! Aren’t they perfect? Storage boxes are both practical and add a beautiful touch. Stash your valuables or hide the remote ... all while dressing up your table.

Book Storage Boxes available at Urban Barn $9 -$22* each

I decided to add a touch of class to our bathroom with this stylish, ultra-modern Distinctly Home lotion bottle and pump. It’s a very cool milky-coloured (guess I’d call it taupe) durable acrylic (so functional too!) ... part of a five piece collection, if you’re looking to accent your bathroom with a fabulous contemporary look.

Lotion Pump Bottle available at Hudson’s Bay $14.99*

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.