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Making your house feel like a home doesn’t have to cost you a fortune.
1. An upholstered platform bed to take your bed game to ~new heights~ because nobody, and I mean nobody, should sleep with just a mattress on the ground.
Promising review: “This bed is an example of perfection in design and function. It comes completely disassembled with every piece packaged inside the cavity in the headboard. Everything fits beautifully and once you have tightened all the bolts with the provided wrench you will have as good and strong of a bed and frame that you have likely experienced. We bought two full sized models for an infrequently used guest room and think they are perfect. As a foot note, these are heavy, about 90 pounds because of all the metal and wood framing, so be certain to have help to handle the box when it arrives. Also, Amazon shipped this free with our prime membership…unbelievable how good that is! I also paired these beds up with 12″ foam mattresses and you do not need box springs!” — SpringFever
Price: $220.66 (available in sizes full or king, with or without a footboard, and in two grey and blue)
2. And a mattress with more than 18,000 five-star reviews that rave about how great this mattress is for its price.
My roommate even has this mattress and likes it a lot.
Promising review: “It’s NOT too good to be true! Two of my coworkers also use this same exact mattress and have been perfectly pleased with it. (Read a full review of it here.) It’s available in sizes twin through California king — including twin XL, aka the perfect size for dorms — as well as in 6-inch, 8-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch thickness options. I opted for the 12-inch version, as the thicker the mattress, the softer it typically is (per a Zinus representative’s advice).” — Emmy Favilla
Read our full
review of the Zinus mattress here.
Price: $95+ (available in sizes narrow twin, full, short queen, queen and king, and four thicknesses)
3. A media stand with four compartments so you can artfully display all those coffee table books you’ve been collecting over the years.
Promising review: “I was a little worried about ordering a product online without seeing it up close, but it arrived one day early and was packaged extremely well. There was no damage to any of the pieces. It is so pretty! Highly recommend to anyone that is interested, only took me about an hour and 15 minutes to put together myself because I took my time and used all the wood glue for extra stability! Holds my Vizio 55″, sound bar and extras with room to spare.” — Bre
Price: $130.52+ (available in eight colors)
Promising review: “So yeah, it’s not fine furniture, but if you want a sturdy, durable, inexpensive coffee table for a smaller space, this is terrific. The top and shelf are fake wood, but it looks good and is extremely easy to clean. It was pretty simple to assemble as well.” — Bettina Hooper
5. A narrow console table to spruce up your entryway…even if your entryway is more just a door into another room – now at least you’ll have a place to drop your keys and take off your shoes before tracking dirt all the way into the house.
Many reviewers also use this behind their couches as a place to store remotes and glasses and such.
Promising review: “This is a good buy! My sister took it upon herself to put this together for me, and she had no problems at all. It looks great in my entryway and is a place to drop my keys when I get home from work. It’s slim design frees up space, and it’s simple design doesn’t compete with my existing furniture. It’s quality is fair for the price. My cats and dog don’t bother it either, which is nice.” — Teddi.Ursine
Price: $73.99+ (available in five colors)
6. A three-drawer vanity to store all your makeup and styling products in and use to get ready in the morning. This is especially great if your bathroom is so busy in the morning that it should start taking reservations.
Promising review: “Love, love, love!!!! This is a beautiful, sturdy, easy-to-assemble vanity. I am a very happy customer. It has plenty of drawers to keep makeup neatly organized. It only took about 45 minutes to put together because the table and drawers are delivered already assembled. The mirror is the perfect size, and there is room for decor to sit on top of the drawers.” — Jennifer Olson
Price: $179.90 (available in white, brown, and black)
7. A pair of cushioned barstools to switch up your decor a bit, but still give people a comfy place to sit.
Promising review: “Awesome value for money! They look so much better than any of the stuff they sell at some of the modern/contemporary stores, while costing a fraction of the price. I’ve had them for a few months now and I haven’t had any problems with quality. They are quite sturdy if you assemble them correctly (which is fairly easy since it comes with everything you need to assemble it). Even if they last me a year, I could buy 10 of these in the money it would take to buy these from one of the upscale designer boutique stores.” — Richie
Price: $94.74+ (available in 13 varieties)
8. A sectional that’s great for when you have a smaller space, but don’t want to compromise style or comfort.
Promising review: “I went out on a limb and bought this before there were any product reviews. I needed a small chaise sectional for my den, and this was the perfect size. It offers a mid-century-ish style while still providing comfort requisite for a den (my living room couch is pure midcentury art and not comfy for sitting, haha). The couch was delivered without incident or damage and it was quite easy to put the legs on (note that there is one non-tapered leg…that one goes under the middle of the couch). The cushions are quite comfy — firm but cushy. The hubs sits on it for a few hours each night and so far, no craters or sags in the cushions at all. The fabric is quite smooth to the touch but has a slightly heathered or tweedy look to it. Overall, I am so pleased with this couch, and the price I paid was a steal.” — Heather Coburn-Schill
Price: $812 (available in four colors; and as a chair, loveseat, sofa, and sofa bed)
9. A utility cart because we’re all (sadly) not lucky enough to live in a kitchen designed by Nancy Meyers with an expansive island.
Plus, you can be creative like one reviewer who painted it white!
Promising review: “Perfect island for our kitchen. I painted it white and it worked perfectly. I took a small piece to Sherwin Williams for advice. They recommended lightly sanding each piece, painting with a primer, and then painting with ProClassic Waterbased Acrylic-Alkyd paint. It worked great. The island is sturdy, and the drawers are huge. I lined the drawers with silver contact paper that matches the stainless steel top. The wheels lock in place, I love that we can move it around if needed. We had been looking for the right island for our kitchen for over a year, and this was it!” — Laura S.
Price: $229.33+ (available with four different style tops)
10. A beautiful standing mirror that basically requires you to take more #OOTD photos.
Just make sure you secure it to the wall so you don’t end up with thousands of glass pieces on your floor!
Promising review: “This is a very beautiful mirror! It looks perfect in my bedroom and goes really well with my decor! I do agree with some of the reviews mirror could have been a little taller but that’s a small problem. I’m 5’6 and have no problem seeing my entire body with or without shoes. The quality is amazing and looks really expensive. I can’t believe I was able to get it at such an amazing price. Also my mirror was packaged really well and had no damages. Thinking about ordering the white on for my living room.” — Covergirl
Price: $119.99 (available in four colors)
11. A storage side table with three wicker storage baskets to give your home a polished look, even if all three baskets are stuffed to the brim with odds and ends.
Promising review: “I purchased this for my bathroom to place some small items inside and for decoration. I was happy to find out it was already assembled. Very nice piece of furniture and I would purchase this item again.” — Kimmie Rogers
Price: $92.99+ (available in five colors)
12. A end table people will probably think you got from some fancy-schmancy boutique with a much higher price tag.
Promising review: “Such a cute little side table! It arrived fully assembled and in wonderful condition. The gold has a glam look to it, and the mirror on top is beautiful. It is super light weight and easy to move, but sturdy enough to be able to hold a lamp or vase. Pay close attention to measurements because it is a bit on the short side, but for the price (I was comparing several accent tables before choosing this one) it is way cheaper and better quality! Total steal!!” — Jessicalynn
Price: $71.15 (available in gold and silver)
13. A headboard to give your bed a slightly upgraded look without having to redo the whole room.
Price: $119.88+ (available in sizes twin-king and three colors)
14. A floor lamp with a mid-century modern vibe that will actually add a ton of light to the room.
I got this lamp when I moved into my apartment because I liked the style of it, but I ended up loving how much light it added to my living room. (I only have one window that doesn’t get much light through it). It was super easy to install and has a button to turn it on and off on the ground (so you can just step on it). It has such a chic look to it that people can’t believe where it’s from.
Price: $74.99+ (available in brass and rose gold)
15. A mirror you can put above a dresser or table and make any room look bigger as light reflects off of it.
Promising review: “I love this mirror! It’s great quality. It’s heavy and not cheap. It looks beautiful and matches my bathroom perfectly. It has an oil rubbed bronze look with the lights off and a brown copper look with lights on or when sun is out. It came packaged excellently with no scratches or dents! Plus, it has beautiful details—just what I wanted and expected.” — Miki Baby
Price: $85.99 (available in silver and bronze)
16. A five-tier bookshelf to organize all the books you have rather than just continuing to let them pile up as you convince yourself you totally need to buy more every time you end up at a bookstore.
Promising review: “I absolute love this bookshelf. I was worried that it would be flimsy, but the vertical supports are made of metal, so it will actually hold a lot. I have a ton of books on mine AND a three-gallon fish tank, and it’s still holding steady.” — Joy Houston
Price: $139.99 (available in black and white)
17. A hall tree with seven hooks to hang coats, hats, and even umbrellas after you get stuck in a downpour you were not prepared for.
Promising review: “We got this for our entryway to keep shoes, bags, backpacks and such in a contained area. So far it is doing the job wonderfully. I was a little nervous about whether it would look as nice as the photos. It does! Rustic but sleek and goes with our traditional decor. It is sturdy but I would recommend that it be placed against a wall.” — VA from Bama
Price: $146.38+ (available in five colors)
18. A dining table to give your home that rustic feel you’ve been trying to achieve for years.
Promising review: “I am so impressed with this table. For the price, I was really expecting something cheap and possibly even tacky looking, but I was blown away once I saw it in person! It was extremely easy to put together and is way sturdier than I imagined it would be! We get compliments on the table daily. By far one of my favorite home purchases.” — adam burkey
Price: $158.72+ (available in brown and black)
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19. A set of two upholstered dining chairs everyone will be super impressed with, especially when the holidays roll around and nobody is stuck sitting on that folding chair that’s as hard as a rock.
Promising review: “These beautiful chairs are an amazing quality for such a bargain! They were delivered in less than two days and arrived free of any damage. My husband and I assembled them, but after we attached the straight allen wrench into the drill, it made it so much easier! I highly recommend.” — Monica Moore
Price: $115.01+ (available in white and gray)
20. A desk with a hidden bookshelf in the back to help keep things from piling up too much on top of the desk.
Promising review: “I love this desk! I want it to have my babies. You can’t tell from the reviews but the back of the desk has a cubby hole for a finished look! It’s so amazing and unexpected if you want this to be in the middle of the room. Don’t buy this and set it up against the wall…I will smack you. It’s so unique and easy to put together. I did it all myself — sorcery! I get compliments on it ALL the time (ok three times, but still). It’s gorgeous and definitely the best out there.” — Karla Farias
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21. A canopy bed frame to make you feel like you’re sleeping in a bed made for royalty.
Promising review: “I was skeptical about this bed because of the price. I moved across the country and left my favorite king size canopy frame behind in storage because it was too large to transport at the time. I found this and jumped on the deal. If I’m being honest…I think I like it more than my $500 bed frame. It’s beautiful and has a very minimalistic feel to it. It isn’t over powering. It’s very sturdy! I was worried it would be flimsy, but it’s a solid bed frame. I imagine that I’ll have this bed frame for years to come.” — DenaMarie
Price: $145.53 (available in sizes twin-king and in four colors)
22. A storage ottoman that works as a foot rest, coffee table, or even as seating when you have friends over to binge the new season of Big Little Lies.
Promising review: “First off, this arrived so well packed that it was hard to open, which is a good thing. I just had to attach the four feet, and it was ready to use. It looks very expensive and looks quite good paired with my genuine black leather sofa. It’s very sturdy, it has endured my dog jumping on it constantly as well as my two small grandchildren climbing inside of the storage area. I love the hinges on this because they are safety ones that won’t collapse on my grand kids.” — Raisin
Price: $109.99 (available in five colors)
23. A chic futon your guest won’t even realize turns into their bed when they come over to stay with you.
Promising review: “I was so skeptical about buying this futon. I went back and forth for months. I even considered spending hundreds of dollars more on something different. But, I am BEYOND PLEASED with my decision. It was so easy to put together and is actually comfortable. My friend was shocked when I told him how much I paid for it. He thought it was more like $600!! It is really well made and a great deal. Even the material seems very easy to clean. I highly recommend this futon!” — Jessica Lee Jones
Price: $205.50+ (available in six colors)
24. A faux marble coffee table that’ll pull your whole living room together and make you feel like maybe, just maybe, it can pull your life together, too.
Promising review: “This coffee table is absolutely perfect! Great size for my apartment living room. I spent weeks looking at expensive options and finally decided to order this one which I had been eyeing online. You never know what the quality will be, but this is absolutely amazing! It compares and exceeds the $500+ options I was looking at in furniture stores.” — britney sauer
Price: $116.47+ (available in four colors)
25. A sideboard because I’m convinced you can never had too much storage space in your home.
Promising review: “This was very easy to assemble, as it came mostly pre-assembled. The color is unique and it looks great in our entryway. It is sturdy and adds a lot of storage space while looking very neat and ‘shabby chic’. I get a lot of compliments on it from guests! Love it!” — Julie A Morabito
Price: $251.71 (available in eight colors)
Promising review: “This is a beautiful piece. And the customer service is outstanding. I needed an extra part, and they sent it immediately. I am so pleased with my purchases with this company. It looks very elegant and sophisticated. Any issues are resolved ASAP, and this company really prides themselves in customer satisfaction. This accent piece really works in almost any room and gives it a modern yet classic edge.” — Laura Klein
Price: $136.47+ (available in five colors)
Promising review: “I have a new hobby: succulents! I share an apartment porch with a next door apartment, so I needed something like this to keep all my little plants organized but looking good. The quality of the bamboo felt great and it was overall easy to assemble once you figured out the general scheme of things. If you are a little unsteady with your hands, I would recommend a friend to help hold the first few pieces to get you started, but otherwise everything went better than I expected. Great shelf, and my apartment neighbor already commented she might want one for herself!” — James G.
Price: $62.99+ (available in tan and brown)
28. A macrame hanging chair that would make the CUTEST little reading nook. I can just see you sitting in it on a rainy Saturday – devouring a book and living your best life.
Promising review: “I bought one of these…and then bought two more. I have these hanging in my living room, and they are perfect. You can hang them from a single hook or from two separate hooks (there are two rings). I have each swing hanging from a single hook (you just put both rings over the same one). The quality is fantastic and the price was great. I’m pretty sure this is the same quality as the swings that cost almost double the price. Go for it. You won’t regret it. These are great.” — Emily
Price: $54.99+ (available as a circle or square swing)
29. A faux leather bench you can use in your entry way or at the end of your bed as a place to sit and put your shoes on.
Promising review: “I was surprised to see how durable and high-quality the bench and “leather” looks. It gets a lot of compliments, and people are surprised to find out that it is not a high-end, expensive item. It is extremely useful to have in my hallway to sit and put on my boots in the morning. Also, the installation was very easy and the allen wrench is included.” — Christopher J Marini
30. A floor lamp that’ll ~illuminate~ your great taste in finding beautiful home decor at an amazing price.
Promising review: “I’m very happy with this purchase. It comes in a deceptively small box, but very cleverly engineered so it goes together easily in about five minutes, and at first it’s hard to imagine that it won’t look like you just threw it together, but it’s very handsome, and looks like a high quality lamp. The wood is very light in color, like a birch, in case that matters. But it’s also very easy to stain. I lightly sanded and stained with a walnut, and the wood became a medium tobacco brown which I like better with our other furniture. All in all, I thought the quality, value, packaging, looks — all rated 5 stars.” — Heather Forsyth
Price: $74.99 (available in tan and brown)
31. And a bar cart to hold all the essentials you need (so you can be ready to throw a killer dinner party at a moment’s notice).
Promising review: “This bar cart is perfect for our needs. A great size, it can hold a substantial amount of products and the thickness of the glass helps it feel very sturdy. The glass pattern — really, the cart’s whole design — helps make this a (usable) statement piece at an affordable price. One glass panel arrived with a slight scratch — barely noticeable to admirers, but we knew it was there — and the company replaced it immediately free of charge once we had sent through a photo. Excellent customer service and prompt communication. Very happy with the choice we made after searching for so long and can’t help admiring it each time we walk through our front door.” — KP