10 Summer Sale Home Items Under $40 That You Can Actually Use Year-Round

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Besides the obvious cooling off period, one of the most satisfying parts of this season coming to a close is the savings. While many retailers make way for fall merchandise, prices on older (even if only by a few months) pieces get slashed — which is good news for your wallet. And if it's your interior space you're looking to spruce up, there are a ton of summer sale home decor items that you can actually use year-round.

Some interior enthusiasts love to change up their decor with the seasons, which means playing with what's trending. If that's the case, you might just have your eye on richer fabrics, more substantial materials (like stone and metal), and warmer hues for fall. And because not all summer sales involve items that scream seasonality you can probably find a few in the clearance section right now if you keep your eyes peeled. Stay on the hunt for throw blankets that will be totally handy through fall and winter and pillows/pillow covers that can take make any room feel instantly cozier — like fur or velvet ones, for example.

But beyond hunting through this season's stuff to find pieces that look more like fall, consider the fact that there are actually a lot of summery motifs, colors, and materials that are classic enough to feature regardless of the time of year. Take gingham and nautical-themed decor for example. While these design ideas are often associated with summertime, it's easy to find versions that are neutral enough to seamlessly blend with your everyday interior style. The same can be said for patio-friendly pieces: Even a rattan serving tray, a weatherproof pouf, or a lantern can look just as great indoors.

You can make the most of summer sales by considering which pieces are versatile enough to use longer than just the summer months. But to make your hunt even easier, see ahead for 10 stellar finds to snag now — and they'll all cost you less than $40.

Leopard is a neutral right? This duvet set is so chic and stylish and at less than $30, the price simply cannot be beat.

Plants aren't just for your patio, so take advantage of the fact that many home decor retailers have slashed prices on planters and stands this time of year — including this minimalist option from West Elm.

Get the fall look with a summer sale price when you scoop up this velvet pillow cover that will instantly make your bed or seating feel warm and inviting.

Lanterns are essential for patio decor, but they can be just as chic indoors. Use this clean and classic version as a centerpiece for a romantic, formal dinner.

This woven rug from Pottery Barn works as beautifully indoors as it would outdoors. And the color and pattern are versatile enough for practically any decor style.

A simple and totally affordable way to create wall art is by framing some of your favorite album covers. And with Urban Outfitters' current summer sale, you can score a set of frames for just $20 and get started on your collection.

These opalescent coupe glasses sure are great for drinking margaritas on the patio (which you can still totally do) but the shape is also great for serving a variety of classic and creative cocktails all year long.

A woven cotton throw blanket is an essential decor item, and this one from Overstock will also add a subtle pop of color to any space.

Rattan may thrive in summer, but a well-placed piece can be used no matter the season. This decorative tray is the perfect way to do it.

Poufs are perfect for extra seating in an instant, and summer sales are usually full of them (since they're commonly used on patios). This version from World Market gives also features a touch of fall-friendly shade burnt orange.