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If you’re looking to spruce up your kitchen, an easy way can be updating your refrigerator door décor. I’ve seen everything from using chalkboard paint to create an interactive writing surface for kids, to using flowery contact paper for a vintage look. But the simplest solution is often just some funky magnets. I love these super strong zipper magnets by Amalia Versaci Design. They come in sets of six in shades of blue, green, orange, and purple. They’d also make a great gift, as the designer ships them in a cute box with wrapped in a vintage zipper tape ribbon. $18; etsy.com.

I’ve always admired this line of modern wire baskets available only at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), and now the online shop is currently having a 50% off sale. The basket is made by Alessi and comes in a red (in a square shape), or yellow (in a round shape). It’s perfect for fruit. You could also use it as a bread basket, or even line it with a towel and fill it with tortilla chips.  It would be a bright, sophisticated touch to any kitchen counter top. $39.95 (the usual price is $85) at moma.org.

In honor of Earth Day, I thought I’d tout these gorgeous and eco-friendly lacquerware bowls.  Handmade in Vietnam, they’re created from 100% organically-grown bamboo, non-toxic water-based adhesive, and natural lacquer derived from cashew nut trees. In other words, they’re all-natural. Not only that, but they come in a collection of vibrant colors that will just make you feel happy while you eat.  I think they’re perfect for cereal, but of course they can be used for anything from ice cream to pasta to soup. The only catch is that it’s best not to put them in the dishwasher or microwave–though perhaps that’s a good thing, as it’s one more way to better the environment. The bowls are $17 each and available at branch.com.

I love the idea of livening up your dining table with some whimsical napkins. These polka dot napkins from World Market come in four different colors–black, orange, yellow, and pink–and can easily be paired with solid color place mats. You can also mix and match the napkins themselves so each plate setting gets a different color. They’re on sale starting at $8.88 for a set of six at worldmarket.com.

Table runners are a quick way to give your dining room a makeover without spending a lot of money—especially when said runner is on sale, like the one pictured here. Created by Scandinavian artist Lotta Anderson, this contemporary yet earthy aqua design would work well in any season. I love that the fabric is linen, which gives it a natural feel (it’s also machine washable). Anderson is based in Brooklyn (she has a store in Boerum Hill) and, if you’re design-savvy yourself and live in NYC, she’s holding a workshop on surface printing on March 21. On sale for $35 (marked down from $69) at jansdotter.com.

If you have a record of killing plant life (such as myself), perhaps the best way to bring the outdoors inside is through some creative decor. These garden-inspired dinner plates will certainly do the trick. The bold green and white pattern would be gorgeous with white table linens for a sophisticated, natural look. Or, I can imagine a place setting with pink linens for something a little more…tropical? The plates are made of glass.  A set of four is on sale for $29.99 (marked down from $38.95) at wrapables.com.

These adorable pink vintage-style glasses are on sale now for just $9.99 (reduced from $39.99) for a set of six at JCPenney. They’d be great to use with lunch or brunch, or for wine. Or, simply whenever you want to feel special while drinking your morning OJ. The store is actually having a pretty big sale and there are other great items that are marked down, too (like this bookshelf for just $49.99–a similar version of which I’ve seen at West Elm). But these glasses are my favorite find.