When shopping for your home style needs, Matthew Henson, Market Editor for Complex Magazine, suggests you shouldn’t spend your money on flashy products that might be en vogue now, but will likely have a short shelf life. Instead, here are a few simple tips on how to decorate your place simply but effectively:

Good Knock-Offs

Unless you're dabbling in the world of fine art, modern technology provides the ability for high quality reprints of paintings and photographs that, for your purposes, will look just as good as the real thing.

Boss Gloss

Printing your own photos has never been easier, but make sure to use a higher quality gloss paper, which turns a regular print-out into a true photograph. A quick trip to the office supply store will take your pics to the next level of style.

Get Framed

A nice frame—like, say, a vintage one that's been refurbished—makes all the difference in the world when it comes to hanging those items on your wall. But be sure you don't forget the often overlooked necessity of nice matting as well.

Storage With Style

Particularly in the city, space is always scarce, but it's easy to choose storage options that are both stylish and practical. Why go for the plastic set of drawers that you have to assemble yourself when you can find a vintage wooden armoire or cabinet with just a little more leg work? Those things are built to last, and have a style that defies age.