THE SMALL TOUCHES
I collect all sorts of vases, jugs, pots, cups and bowls as containers for flowers. Mostly they are from charity or junk shops and occasionally I will buy a special piece of pottery.
The flowers I mostly pick are from my garden or buy extremely cheaply from outside a house up the road via an honesty box (I live in the countryside so there are lots of these). Alternatively lots of charity shops sell potted flowers and supermarkets are a an affordable source. It is such a cheap way of adding a little decoration and colour to your room and a great idea as a present for a friend.
When I have a little pot or vase on my windowsill my happiness level really does increase.