Best Bet: Blooming Bulbs


Admittedly, we’ve become somewhat jaded when it comes to decorating our apartment. All the decorative touches that make a space feel lived-in — art, pillows, rugs, frames — can get pricey. These delicate hanging vases provide an inexpensive way to brighten a room. Each handblown glass bulb holds a single flower or branch and features a loop at the top for threading with fishing line or ribbon. Hang them over the dining-room table as a centerpiece or in front of the window as a natural accent.

Teardrop diamond hanging vase, $4.95 at CB2 or online.