Is it just me, or is decorating deceptively difficult? You think you’ve found the perfect piece, but it’s either too expensive, there’s not enough room in your living space, or you need to think about what’s practical over what’s pretty. It was only after I took a step back (and out of T.J. Maxx) that I realized that there are so many well-priced or DIY items that are just as cute as they are functional. The best part? When your decorative pieces do double duty, it ends up saving space in the long run, giving you plenty of room for activities, and, in the end, isn’t that what we all want? Click through our slideshow for some decoration inspiration.