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    29 Affordable Pieces Of Furniture That Don't Look Like They Belong In A Dorm

    Affordable ways to freshen up your space ASAP. ๐Ÿ›‹

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    1. A canopy bed that'll make you feel like an absolute queen or king even if the only person waiting on you is your cat and it's because you're five minutes late feeding him dinner.

    The canopy bed in gold
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "Very happy with this bed. It has clean, simple lines and the bronzy gold color is just the right amount of glamour I was going for. The price was right, so I was worried about how it would hold up. So far so good, and just a little squeaky when...you know, thereโ€™s activity. Overall, a good buy for me!" โ€”Molly

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $104.99+ (available in sizes Fullโ€“King and in three colors).

    2. A trendy, oversized accent chair you can add to your master bedroom or even use as a replacement for a couch if you have a teensy tiny living room.

    The gray-cushioned chair with black metal legs
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I set some time aside to assemble this chair which was silly of me because it is literally the easiest chair ever to assemble. It takes nine screws to put together and is truly the easiest chair Iโ€™ve put together. It is so comfortable and the cushions are so thick and so soft that I already love it and Iโ€™ve only put it together just today. I plan on using it in my office for those days when Iโ€™m working from home through Covid. If youโ€™re looking for a cute lounge chair for a living room or an accent chair in the bedroom or a comfortable desk chair for long days I honestly think that youโ€™ll be really happy with this chair. I would definitely pay the full price for this!" โ€”Nina S.

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $121.84.

    3. A wall-mounted desk that might just convince you to stop working from bed. Sure, it doesn't have the benefit of six pillows and a duvet, but your spine won't be bent like a cheese curl and you can actually show your background on Zoom.

    The wall-mounted desk which has a work area and two shelves
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm really happy with this purchase!!! The wood is heavy!!! I followed the directions that were provided and it was pretty simple. I used a stud finder to make sure that one side of the desk was attached to the studs. Then I used the drywall anchors (included) for the other side. I removed the middle shelf because the clearance wouldn't allow my iMac to sit comfortably. The shelf brace is exposed, but I like it because I get to keep my headphones on side and mac keyboard charger on the other side. Overall win win. Highly recommend!" โ€”Rachelle

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    4. A cow print ottoman with two horns and four widdle legs. While it'd make a great nursery piece, I think I'd want it in the living room so if my cat jumped up it'd look like she was entering her first rodeo.

    The ottoman which has brown and white cow print, two horns, and four legs
    Amazon

    It's brown cow stunning, as Monique Heart would say!

    Promising review: "I love this little guy! It is an adorable foot stool. Not too big and not too small. Comfy, but I don't think it's suitable adult seating. Such a great little conversation piece. The ottoman was easy to put together. Just screw on the four legs and you're done! It's so very pretty!" โ€”Ms.T3acher

    Get it from Amazon for $65.99.

    5. A glass-top dinner table that costs less than $100 saving you plenty of extra $$$ for takeout (support your local restaurants, guys!).

    A reviewer's photo of the glass-top table which has four wooden legs
    amazon.com

    Disclaimer: The table comes with lighter beech wood legs but the above reviewer stained theirs to better match existing furniture. If you're looking to do the same, you can pick up some under-$10 wood finishing cloths (available in seven colors).

    Promising review: "I love this table. It fits perfectly in my kitchen with the chairs I purchased separately. To be honest, the instructions were not hard to understand, but it took me a while to put together since there is no label on the legs of the table. But totally worth the time and the money. It's the perfect size and I like the glass top which provides a clean look. The whole table looks stylish and modern compared to my old table set. And the glass top is easy to clean as well. Highly recommend." โ€”Jessie

    Get it from Amazon for $91.98.

    6. A custom room divider you can use to separate your studio in a way that doesn't feel like you eat, sleep, and watch TV in one singular room.

    A white room divider in pattern number six
    Etsy

    The screens come from Z Design Studio Inc., an Etsy seller that specializes in room dividers, panels, and privacy screens.

    Promising review: "We absolutely love our panel. The workmanship, quality of the product, and the design are so amazing and beautiful. We just ordered 15 more of these panels to complete our space. Abby has been so helpful and knowledgeable in guiding us with this project." โ€”Hourig D.

    Get it from Z Design Studio Inc. on Etsy for $99+ (available in seven height/width combinations, 20 patterns, and six materials).

    7. An hourglass accent stool that looks like it'd be right at home in Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's all-white Calabasas mansion. (If they are really splitting I'm v curious who'll get to keep all the wabi-sabi pieces they've curated.)

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I was shopping around for a couple of months trying to find auxiliary seating and storage for my stylish, but tiny space. There are many similar options on the market for sculptural, multi-purpose pieces. At this price, I figured I'd take a chance, and I'm glad I did. These are lightweight AND sturdy. The texture matches my matte-white chairs. This definitely looks more expensive than it is. The hidden storage may be lovely, but I'm not really 'storing' anything in there, except some linens and a bag of marbles to add weight. Update: I just bought a second one. They make great side tables, foot rests, and impromptu stools." โ€”M Roy Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $38.40+ (available in four colors).

    8. A brass linen tower you can pile high with bath sheets, washcloths, and face towels or use to display your 30-strong succulent collection.

    The brass shelving unit which has five glass shelves
    Target

    Promising review: "I'm in college and live at home and I have a rather small bedroom so I needed a cute but small shelving unit. I found this and thought it was super cute and better yet, the perfect size for the space I have. I put this in my room to hold miscellaneous decor pieces and some books. The product was easy to assemble and it is holding up well, it is cheap so if you do not have all the screws tight it is a little wobbly but once everything is in properly it's pretty sturdy!" โ€”Alexxa

    Get it from Target for $100.

    9. A faux-leather accent chair with a mid-century modern silhouette and vertical tufting that has no business looking that good considering the price.

    The caramel faux-leather chair which has four wooden legs and a high back
    Walmart

    Promising review: "What a dream of a chair! This chair is just perfect in a modern home and fits many different styles โ€” from boho to minimalist. The faux leather is such a nice quality and feels like it will hold up well over time. We have a tan leather couch and they feel similar when you touch them! My dog even jumped up onto the chair and didn't leave a single mark behind. The chair is unbelievably comfortable to sit in and I love the tall back which provides great support and is cozy! It's big without being bulky and is such great value and a piece that will no doubt elevate any space. I am absolutely obsessed with it!" โ€”Laura

    Get it from Walmart for $181.

    10. A cubbie storage bench that sure beats kicking all your shoes into a closet or leaving them in a heap by the door.

    The three-cubbie bench which has a cushion on top
    AllModern

    Promising review: "Perfect for the front door entrance to take off shoes and sit if needed! LOVE!" โ€”Ashley

    Get it from AllModern for $60.

    11. A floating media stand with two tiers of storage space so you can keep your consoles and cables (and random junk mail you'll probably never go through) hidden from view.

    The vintage brown console which has three open shelves and a closed center compartment
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Just what I was looking for in a product to free up floor space. Everything fits inside perfectly and the clutter is gone. The product arrived on time and met my expectations. I would definitely recommend for anyone that is looking to create a better TV accessory experience. Remotes and other small items can fit on top or side shelves. I get so many compliments." โ€”Enjoyce

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    12. A retro storage cabinet you can use to hide the clutter all over your living room five minutes before a friend comes over.

    The pink storage unit which has six cubbies
    Overstock

    Promising review: "Love this โ€” we are using it as our 'coffee bar' in our kitchen and it is perfect! So glad we made this purchase." โ€”Katie S.

    Get it from Overstock for $146.99+ (available in three colors).

    13. A set of upholstered dining chairs that are a whole lot more comfortable than folding chairs and camping chairs (though the built-in cupholder will be missed).

    A reviewer's photo of the chairs in yellow
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We love these chairs so much!!! 1). COMFORTABLE: I have back pain and need comfy seating (hard to find without adding cushions). These chairs allow me to sit up straight, while still being super comfy! 2). EASY TO PUT TOGETHER: took me less than 15 minutes to put together two chairs. Make sure you put the legs on with the red arrow stamp on the bottom pointing at the front edge of the chair underneath. 3). COLOR ACCURATE TO PIC: Often times, you purchase something and the color is nothing like the pic, sadly. This exactly as pictured. The subtle gold/yellow adds the perfect pop of color to our dinning room table with out being loud. LOVE these so much, we bought another two within minutes of trying these out after we put them together! HA!" โ€”Juju Rafii

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $155.95+ (available in five colors).

    14. A carved side table just large enough to hold a lamp, your phone, a glass of water, and your current read. Yes, it's small, but that just means you'll have hold yourself accountable and take your trash to the bin instead of letting 15 cans of Coke pile up.

    The four-legged blue side table
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I needed a side table for my bean chair when I read, and this table worked phenomenal for me! If you do the measurements, you will get an idea of what you are looking for." โ€”NadiaGhe

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $89 (originally $119; available in two colors).

    15. A tufted camel-colored loveseat that looks like you swiped it from your favorite hotel lobby. And did we mention you can snag this cutie even if you're working with a futon budget?!

    The camel-colored mid-century modern loveseat which has four wooden legs
    World Market

    Promising review: "Perfect addition to my home office. High end look for an affordable price. Sophisticated styling, yet comfortable for casual lounging." โ€”Anonymous World Market Reviewer

    Get it from World Market for $399.99.

    16. A retro bar cart/serving trolley you can use to show off your collection of fine crystal (read: extremely cute $2 glasses you found at a thrift store).

    The brass and wood bar cart which has an X design, two shelves, and four wheels
    Birch Lane

    Promising review: "This bar cart is great for any room, it's a good conversation piece, works great for entertainment in your home or you can use on your patio in the summer for outdoor entertainment as well, it looks very stylish." โ€”Janet

    Get it from Birch Lane for $102 (originally $119.99).

    17. A modern desk chair that won't put too much strain on your wallet or your back. I mean, just look at that cactus green faux velvet...

    The rolling task chair in cactus green
    Amazon

    Promising review: "For the cost, I am so so happy. Honestly, I am surprised that the cost is as great as it is. It is so easy to assemble and DURABLE! Very cozy and like any other computer chair as far as functionality and pretty." โ€”Hina Siddiqui

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95.

    18. A set of nesting side tables which offer ample room for your Seamless spread. (If you're not eating every meal in front of the TV, you're probably a better person than me.)

    A reviewer's photo of the circular nesting tables which have metal legs
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I needed a table for my living room but I wanted one that nested so I could slide it under the other one when I wanted more space. I wasn't sure I'd like the circular one, but I'm so glad I got it. It gives you a design element that makes it look much more expensive than it is. For this price, this table set gives your living room a big new look at a small price. Assembly was easy โ€” everything is included to put it together โ€” it took me about 15 minutes. Another option is that you can separate these and have one as a cocktail table and one as a side table. Nesting tables are the way to go โ€” it gives you many options." โ€”TL

    Get the two-piece set from Amazon for $65.99+ (available in two sizes).

    19. A steel and wood standing rack capable of replacing your "clothes" chair. Come onnnnn... we all have one.

    The black standing rack which has a wooden dowel
    Food52

    Promising review: "I live in a house with no closets. This is a simple, elegant way to add hanging space to a guest bedroom. Was delivered quickly. Yeah!" โ€”Lyn

    Get it from Food52 for $95 (available in two colors).

    20. A rustic-meets-industrial bed frame that doesn't need a box spring so you can save that extra coin! ๐Ÿ‘›

    The wood and metal bed frame
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Amazing!! Goes so well with my boho-themed room!" โ€”Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $169.99+ (available in Full and Queen).

    21. A convertible sectional sofa with a reversible ottoman that makes it a great option for small spaces. Sure, you can probably get one cheaper on Craigslist but who knows what that couch has seen...

    A reviewer's photo of the grey couch with the ottoman placed on the right
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "As recent bachelor, I found that this little number truly fit the bill in my small apartment. Inexpensive, easy to assemble and surprisingly comfortable for the money. I even feel asleep on it the other night. Thumbs up!" โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $279.99 (available in three colors).

    22. A three-tiered plant stand so you can put your babies on a pedestal (a gold and faux marble one, no less), just like they deserve.

    The three-tier plant stand
    Amazon

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $70.64.

    23. A velvet storage ottoman with gold hairpin legs for daysssss. Flip over the lid and you'll find a wooden tray perfect for balancing drinks or your dinner.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this versatile stool! Itโ€™s stylish, well-made, and extremely easy to assemble. When used for seating, itโ€™s comfortable and sturdy; when used as an end table it adds such a fun design element for any space. The storage is also a bonus if you are living in small space like I am. I highly recommend!" โ€”Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in eight colors).

    24. A square Moroccan pouf that works as an ottoman, coffee table, or extra seating. She's a true chameleon.

    The square leather pouf used as a coffee table
    Etsy

    Ottoman Marrakech is an Etsy seller that deals in โ€” you guessed it โ€” all sorts of handmade ottomans! There's square ones, circular ones, and embroidered ones so take a look if you're not quite sold on this one.

    FYI: The pouf doesn't come poufed up (if you will). You'll need to fill it with shredded foam, pillow stuffing, or whatever else you have lying around. I have one of these and filled it up with spare linens/blankets I only use during winter and it worked just as well!

    Promising review: "BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Just Splendid! Great craftsmanship and care was taken to make this beautiful pouf. Sturdy and 100% genuine leather. I filled it with almost 20 pounds of shredded memory foam from Amazon and some old memory foam I had from a queen topper. Great service, shipping was fast, and it looks fabulous! Over-the-moon happy!" โ€” Yasmeen Oyapero

    Get it from Ottoman Marrakech on Etsy for $75+ (originally $150+; available in 11 sizes).

    25. A modern desk with enough room for your work supplies and โ€” more importantly โ€” your variety of snackie snacks.

    The walnut and white metal desk
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Just re-set up my home office using this newly purchased table. It is really easy to assemble and all the tools are provided in the package. Took about 20 minutes to assemble. It feels sturdy and fits my needs. I put two monitors, a laptop and few office stationaries. There is plenty of room. I feel I am getting good value out of the table." โ€”Ray

    Get it from Amazon for $109.95.

    26. A nine-shelf book tree that'll call attention to all of your favorite titles whether you've already read them or just admired the cover.

    A reviewer's photo of the brown bookcase
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I built this myself and it was so simple! Very quick and easy instructions although it was very inexpensive it looks very elegant and high quality. The wood color is beautiful and the sturdiness is high although it also comes with a wall attachment as well. I like that it holds so many books but it barely clutters. Have I mentioned all the compliments I got? 10/10 I have no issues and the bottom I will eventually put a little figurine for extra decor." โ€”Oogie Boogie

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    27. A geometric coffee table so you can finally throw away that large cardboard box you've been using as a stand-in.

    The black metal and cherrywood coffee table
    Walmart

    Promising review: "I was looking for a fairly narrow coffee table in cherry wood, and this item really fit the bill. Good quality and super easy to assemble." โ€”JME

    Get it from Walmart for $100.07.

    28. A six-drawer dresser you can leave as is or make it your own with some pulls, paint, and other finishing touches. If you need some inspiration, I've seen some pretty incredible DIYS (with this exact piece) on TikTok!

    The six-drawer dresser in pine
    Ikea

    Promising review: "I am really happy with how this dresser turned out. I love that this is solid wood and it went together relatively easily. It feels sturdy and eventually I plan to customize it with some paint. Definitely a great value, and I highly recommend this product!" โ€”aprilahl

    Get it from Ikea for $179.

    29. And, if your best lil' bud could use some furniture of their own (don't think, just nod), a handmade hammock sized just right.

    The cat hammock in tan
    Etsy

    The birch plywood bed, from Etsy Seller Cat Hammoks, requires no tools to assemble and it can support kitties up to 26 pounds. If your decor leans more bold than neutral, they also sell the bed in seven other colors โ€” each with washable fabric.

    Promising review: "My cat instantly sat in this and didnโ€™t move. He loves it, very sturdy and comfortable." โ€”Stephanie Shaw

    Get it from Cat Hammok on Etsy for $59.

    Goodbye cat-scratched sofa and bookcase held together by duct tape!

    Bravo / Via giphy.com

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