The Best West Elm-Style Home Decor From Walmart – Us Weekly

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Decorating a home can feel daunting, but nothing feels as rewarding as seeing a space come together. Once we complete a new room, we feel like we’re an expert on HGTV. But don’t worry, Chip and Joanna Gaines, we’re not at your level quite yet. Our biggest challenge is achieving an elevated aesthetic at an affordable price.

If you’re trying to furnish your place without breaking the bank, we’ve got you covered. We rounded up our favorite finds that give you the West Elm look on a Walmart budget. Think rustic yet classic — these polished pieces will serve as the focal points of your foundation.

This Kitchen Cart and TV Stand

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Walmart

This rolling kitchen cart is so versatile! Part island, part bar cart and part TV stand, this multi-purpose portable product features wood and metal construction, shelves and drawers for added storage and locking wheels. “Beautiful!” one shopper declared. “My favorite new piece of furniture.”

See It!

Get the Whalen Santa Fe Kitchen Cart with Metal Shelves and TV Stand Feature for $169 (originally $229) at Walmart!

This Tufted Push Back Recliner

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Walmart

Sit back and relax in this push back recliner, available in beige and grey. With bronze nail-head trims and button-tufted details, this armchair looks straight out of West Elm! “They are beautiful and so comfortable,” one customer commented. “Surprised such an amazing product came from Walmart.”

See It!

Get the Better Homes and Garden Tufted Push Back Recliner for just $259 (originally $299) at Walmart!

This Media Fireplace

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Walmart

For an all-in-one entertainment experience, check out this multi-functional media console — complete with a working fireplace! If you plan on spending all winter bundled up binging TV, then this is the storage system for you. “I am in love with this beautiful fireplace!” one shopper gushed. “It is going to be so useful during the holidays it makes everything look more festive and my living room has not ever been more cozy looking.”

See It!

Get the Whalen Barston Media Fireplace for TV’s up to 55 inches for just $224 (originally $259) at Walmart!

These Table Lamps

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Walmart

These stunning steel table lamps are lit, as the kids say. Topped with bright white drum shades, this set of two works perfectly on matching nightstands or end tables. According to one review, “These lamps are very attractive and will go with pretty much any decor. Also, they use 100 watt bulbs which are hard to find.”

See It!

Get the Regency Hill Modern Table Lamps Set of 2 Brushed Steel Metal White Drum Shade for Living Room, Family, Bedroom for just $60 (originally $70) at Walmart!

This Bathroom Organizer Shelf

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Walmart

If you’re searching for more storage space in your bathroom, look no further. This organizer shelf fits the bill! Made of durable wood, this bathroom rack features open shelving and drawers for additional organization. One customer called it “stylish, sturdy and easy to build.”

See It!

Get the Costway Over The Toilet Space Saver Bathroom Organizer Storage Shelf w/ 2 Drawers White for just $110 (originally $160) at Walmart!

This Console Table

console table, hallway
Walmart

Get you a table that does both — acts as an entryway table or a sofa table. “I absolutely love it,” shared one shopper. “Very sturdy and when you put your items on it, it looks so homey. Highly recommended.” This sleek console table comes in four different shades of rich dark wood.

See It!

Get the Mainstays Parsons Console Table, Multiple Colors Available for just $55 (originally $69) at Walmart!

This Woven Throw Pillow

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Walmart

Spice up your space with some modern boho decor. This woven throw pillow is a must-have! One review reported, “These pillows are great quality and so affordable! Very pleased with this purchase. They are definitely more decorative than for actual lounging, but perfect for bedroom throw pillows.”

See It!

Get the Lr Home Zanthia Alabaster Stripe Beige, Natural 20″ x 20″ Indoor Square Hand – Crafted Throw Pillow for just $36 (originally $73) at Walmart!

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How to Style a Gallery Wall

After moving into a new place, the biggest question you’re asking yourself is likely, “How am I going to decorate?”

A great use for all that blank, white space is a gallery wall. This is an easy way to feature your favorite framed artwork and personal photographs.

Follow our tips to style your own gallery wall:

1. Decide what to hang: Choose your medium (painting, drawing, photograph), size, and frame (including color, material, and shape). Don’t be afraid to mix and match! When adding variation, just make sure it’s balanced and doesn’t clash. If you have a collection of various frames but want to make everything uniform, consider painting them all the same color.

2. Plan the arrangement: Play around with the layout before you start putting nails into the wall. Decide if you’re going to group multiple pieces in a shape (diamonds, squares, and rectangles work well) or in a straight line. You might want to do a little sketch on paper (to scale). Then lay out your collage on the floor. Place each frame approximately one or two inches apart for cohesiveness. If you’re mixing sizes, start with the biggest piece and work around them with the smaller ones. Consider choosing one piece of art as the focal point and place it in the center.

3. Test your layout: Once you’re happy with the arrangement, cut out pieces of paper that fit each framed piece. Mock up your collage on the wall with paper and tape to help visualize the result. Make tweaks, and move the pieces around until the layout is just right.

4. Start hanging: This is the moment you’ve been waiting for! Break out your hammer and nails. Place the frames over the paper, replacing each cut-out with the actual piece.

Once you’re done, take a few steps back to admire your work! One of the best things about a gallery wall is that you can swap personal photos and art if you find a new piece that you want to feature.

Source: century21.com

3 Stocks I Bought This Week – The Motley Fool

This past week was pretty challenging for investors, but that didn’t stop me from putting money to work as the markets got wobbly. I bought back into AT&T (NYSE:T) on Monday, added to my Pinterest (NYSE:PINS) position on Tuesday, and finally become a Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) investor on Wednesday.

Step inside my shopping bag. I want to show you my haul. If you have the time, allow me to break down the reasons I was attracted to these three stocks during a week that probably scared off a lot of other investors. 

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AT&T

It’s been eight months since I sold my stake in AT&T. I was’t a fan when it announced it was spinning off its WarnerMedia arm, combining it with another media mogul. When the stock moved higher on the news — even after the company announced it would lower its quarterly payouts — that was all I needed to get out.

Now I’m back. Ma Bell has sold off sharply since I bailed, and I was able to buy back in for 23% less than where it was when I sold — and that’s with the general market trading higher. I can appreciate AT&T’s core business. The stock’s current 8% yield will be closer to 5% later this year, when it completes the shift in assets, and its business won’t be as dynamic. However, with the stock now fetching just eight times forward earnings, it’s worth a shot. 

With the market’s recent volatility, it’s also a good thing that telco has been marching to the beat of a different drummer. This week dented a lot of portfolios, but AT&T rose in four of the five trading days — up nearly 7% for the week. The bullish thesis for a pickup in AT&T’s wireless business once the 5G revolution starts to gain traction makes sense, and sentiment for telco stocks may finally be turning positive again.

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Pinterest

The visual search engine has been hit hard in recent months. Pinterest stock is down 64% since peaking in February 2021. It suffered through the reopening of the economy last year, as folks were no longer as interested in finding new recipes to try in the kitchen or sharing home decor tips. We ventured out into the real world and spent less time on Pinterest.

Pinterest still reaches a massive audience, though. It had 444 million global monthly active users in its latest quarter, a big number but slightly less than its reach a year ago. The number of domestic users has declined sequentially in back-to-back quarters. One welcome byproduct of the reopening of the economy is that advertisers are willing to spend more to reach engaged Pinterest users. Revenue rose 43% in Pinterest’s latest quarter despite the 1% year-over-year decline in active users. Net income and adjusted earnings more than doubled. 

Pinterest isn’t one of my highest-conviction stocks, but when it was one of my biggest losers on Tuesday, it felt right to double up on what was one of my smaller positions. The stock continued to drop as the week played out, so I’m off to a bad start with this portfolio move. 

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Twilio

I’ve been a fan of Twilio for years, and I finally bought in when I saw it plummeting along with many falling tech darlings on Wednesday afternoon. Twilio’s the leader of in-app communication solutions. It’s working behind the scenes of some of your favorite apps to let you know that the driver’s at your door with your food order or that your desired vacation villa rental is available for booking. Other solutions include real-time password resets or marketplace authentication solutions. 

The stock has never been cheap. Quality high-growth companies are rarely in the bargain bin. However, with Twilio shedding nearly half of its value since peaking 11 months ago, it’s a compelling time to kick the tires. Twilio’s still stepping on the gas. Revenue rose 65% in its latest quarter. Acquisitions padded top-line growth, but organic revenue still rose 38%. Developers swear by Twilio, and that explains why its dollar-based net expansion rate is a healthy 131%. Put another way, developers on the platform for more than a year are spending 31% more than they were a year earlier.  

Twilio’s expected to turn profitable next year. Trading at an enterprise value of 15 trailing revenue is the lowest we’ve seen with Twilio. I missed the chance to buy Twilio early. Now let’s see if I didn’t get in too late. 

This article represents the opinion of the writer, who may disagree with the “official” recommendation position of a Motley Fool premium advisory service. We’re motley! Questioning an investing thesis — even one of our own — helps us all think critically about investing and make decisions that help us become smarter, happier, and richer.

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Good to Great: Take Your Kitchen from Good to Great

You and your family spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Whether you are cooking a family meal, eating dinner, or enjoying a midnight snack, the kitchen is a family gathering point. Little renovations and adjustments can take your kitchen from good to great.

  • Island: Add an island. An island provides extra counter space, room for more seating, and much-needed storage space. If you are on a budget and can’t get an island installed, purchase a stand-alone version or even put a small table in the middle of the kitchen.
  • Range Hood: Range hoods draw up steam and smoke, circulate air, and keep your kitchen from smelling like whatever you’re cooking. Your neighbors will also appreciate it because it decreases the likelihood that your smoke alarm will go off when you are simply cooking pasta! There are a wide variety of range hood options. You can find one for almost any budget and, to decrease costs, you can install it yourself.
  • Countertops: Beautiful and durable countertops help to take your kitchen from good to great. If you are looking to sell, they are a great selling point for potential buyers. You can remodel your countertops without spending a fortune. The prices vary depending on the type of material you choose to use.
  • Backsplash: Cooking can be messy. Sick of oils and sauces making marks on the walls? Get a backsplash. Similar to countertops, the price varies based upon the material you choose. If you are on a budget you can also do it yourself!
  • Appliances: New appliances make a big difference. Prices range depending on the technology but they make cooking easier and more convenient. New appliances can also attract sellers and increase the offer price of your home.

Eat, drink, and be merry in a kitchen you and your family will love for years to come! We’d love to hear your thoughts on the next room we should tackle taking from good to great. Tweet your recommendations to @Century21!

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