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    36 Pieces Of Furniture And Decor That Only Look Expensive

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    1. An understated mug storage tree that will make all your favorite mugs the *real* star of the show and maximize the coziness of your kitchen.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "It’s nice and sturdy, it definitely holds my mugs up. It’s added some uniqueness to my kitchen organization. This is definitely my favorite piece." —floralfem

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    2. A retro audio rack to organize your record player and vinyl, with an extra little shelf for displaying other personal knickknacks so there will be a happy little corner of things you love in the living room.


    Promising review: "We've been looking over the internet and on-site furniture store for the best LP table that fits our living room, LP player and vinyl collection.. and among other choices this Concord Audio Rack end up on top of our list. This audio rack is classy, minimalist and charming. Our white Audio Technica LP player sits perfectly on top table, and in the second compartment is our white Sonos speaker. This looks so beautiful in our living room and we received a lot of compliments for those guests seeing that masterpiece." —Rafael

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $80.99 (originally $139).

    3. A uniquely elegant pyramid ring display so you can admire your favorite baubles even when you're not wearing them, and add a lovely gold accent to your space.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    4. A lovingly-crafted sloth planter you can use to add a lil' touch of fun to your work-from-home desk, so you'll always have at least one coworker ~hanging around~.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "It’s so cute I had to order a second one. Perfect size for a strawberry plant which I provided a photo of. Sturdy, and comes with a drain hole plug. You won’t regret this purchase!" —bbdaddy

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    5. A decorative triangle side table perfect for stashing your odds and ends next to your bed, or keeping tabs on your remotes and snacks next to your beloved Netflix Watching Chair.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I wanted something simple and sleek to go next to my bed. It’s perfect. It’s small but that’s what I wanted. I love it. Sturdy too!" —MysticMoonchild

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39 (originally $49; available in four colors).

    6. A minimalist set of nail letters you can install in your wall to really make your space your own, whether you use it to spell out your name or what you want the vibe of your room to be.


    Promising review: "These letter nails are perfect! A fun enhancement for your wall, easy to 'nail in', well made and made just the statement I wanted. Highly recommend." —cheeky1

    Get it from Anthropologie for $8 per letter.

    7. A minimalist wire wall hanging that will lift your spirits and your favorite jewelry, all while adding an intriguing, personalized vibe to your space.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I saw a wire lady on Instagram from UO last year and have been waiting for something similar to come back in stock! This piece is beautiful, minimalist and so cool. I might not add any necklaces or other jewelry because I love her how she is!" —rayyychelll

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    8. A rich velvet accent chair to complement the furniture in your living room, or give you a cozier option for your home office that still has enough structure that you won't want to conk out in it.


    Promising review: "I love this chair. The green velvet color is exquisite. Super easy to put together. I am thinking of buying another one. I am using this one as a desk chair." —GKS

    Get it from Target for $144.49 (originally $169.99; available in three colors).

    9. A versatile hexagon hook that will add instant sophistication to any wall, whether you're using it to hang a fluffy sweater or house a floating succulent.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Love the look and quality. I bought two and they’re currently hanging small purses. Great for the price!" —jan jan

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $6.

    10. A distinctive, versatile printed chair you can use for dining or for your office desk, with a color scheme that will just plain make you happy every time you see it.


    Promising review: "Beautiful chair, well-built and easy to put together. Such fun colors and looks great in our kitchen." —QjQLQQK

    Get it from Anthropologie for $81 (originally $108).

    11. A compact gold bar cart to give a polished look to any room, whether it's proudly displaying a vintage merlot or your coveted bottle of Fireball.


    Promising review: "This cart is absolutely amazing! It’s the perfect size for what I need to use it for. Price point was great, shipping was fast, and putting it together was a breeze." —Charvon

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $69.99 (originally $99.99).

    12. A hexagon tile adhesive backsplash you can easily install and remove to give your kitchen a more refined, modern look without dealing with all the logistics of getting real tile installed.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39.99.

    13. A gorgeous tufted ottoman that has ~secret storage~ to hide the books overflowing from your shelves (or, if we're all being honest with ourselves, emergency couch snacks).


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this ottoman! It's the perfect size and color for where I needed it. I love that it has storage too. I think it's very classy-looking." —Rebecca

    Get it from Wayfair for $95.99 (originally $111.04).

    14. A multi-tiered plant stand to add dimension to that one neglected corner of your room, and let all your plants hang out in one cozy spot so they never get lonely when you're gone.


    Promising review: "I loved this plant stand. It's very simple but at the same time has a lot of space and adds a nice touch to a cute spot. I ordered the natural look and it’s amazing. Good quality material. We decided to use it outdoors but I think it looks good indoor too." —Lizney

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $58.99 (originally $99.99; available in four colors).

    15. A sleek, minimalist floor lamp that will instantly breathe new life into any rooms in your space that are lacking in natural light.


    Promising review: "This lamp is great! I was expecting something of somewhat inferior quality for the price; I was pleasantly surprised. I needed something to give additional light in my office where I am doing online classes, and this lamp was perfect. I did opt for the inclusion of the LED bulb, and I'm so glad I did — it gives off wonderful bright light, and will not be too hot for the plastic shade (which I knew would be plastic, and is lightweight but sturdy and looks just fine). Assembly was so quick. Don't hesitate to buy one for wherever you need extra light." —Laura B.

    Get it from Target for $8.99.

    16. A homey pintuck pillow with elaborate, textured detailing on the sides that will add dynamic and a pop of color to your coziest rooms, and seriously elevate your nap game.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I have the lime green pillow, and it's my absolute favorite! It has a nice color and structure, and it fits the vibe of any room. I'm definitely going to purchase a couple more for my living room." —drew_920a

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39 (two for $69; available in 10 colors).

    17. A rustic Hearth & Home serving board to break up all the open space on your counters and take your wine-and-cheese nights at home to the next level.


    Get it from Target for $19.99+ (available in two sizes).

    18. A set of three triangle mirrors to lighten up your favorite corner of your bedroom and give the space an unexpected but sophisticated edge.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "These are amazing quality for the price! They’re nice and heavy and a pretty gold/copper color. The set looks beautiful and hangs symmetrically." —Kayylita

    Get a set of three from Urban Outfitters for $39.

    19. A beaded hanging planter that will add some whimsy to any room in your home, whether it's making the kitchen look more open and airy or your bedroom look enchanted.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I purchased these to keep my plants away from my cats but still enjoy the aesthetic it gives my room. It holds my plant securely and is great quality for the price. Considering getting another!" —HylianGirl

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    20. A textured mini accent lamp for your nightstand that will add some much-needed glow to your bedroom without commanding too much space.


    Promising review: "Love these small lamps, they fit perfectly on a nightstand. They great for the price!!! I put LED light bulbs from target (they’re kind of flat at the top so they fit great)." —Targetlover

    Get it from Target for $17 (available in four colors).

    21. A fringed throw blanket with a soothing pattern that will add dynamic wherever you put it, whether it's the foot of your bed or draped on your couch or keeping you snuggly while you hunker down on the floor for game night.

    JC Penney

    Get it from JC Penney for $24.99 (originally $42).

    22. A pale pink area rug to soften any space in your home and tie the room together with a subtle touch of brightness.


    Promising review: "Gorgeous soft pink and white area rug that does not overpower the room. No loose weaves to unravel. Very well made!" —Karen

    Get it from Wayfair for $35.99+ (available in 15 sizes).

    23. A demi-circle floating shelf that will draw everyone's eyes to your sweet little succulents, cozy candles, and shiny odds and ends that were getting lost in other spaces before.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I wanted a small shelf to hang above the towel rack in my bathroom, and this fit perfectly! This shelf is a good way to show off cute plants and candles without being too bulky! Great design!" —rel735

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24.

    24. A unique velvet throw pillow you can tie in a knot, hang over a chair, or use as a snuggly neck pillow — guaranteed to get a lot of questions whenever you post a pic of your room on the 'gram.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I’m obsessed with this pillow! It fits perfectly under my neck to support my head and it’s so soft. I definitely recommend this and I’m considering buying another one! I bought the blue one and it looks just like the pictures." —Brooks

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29 (originally $49; available in two colors).

    25. A compact, geometric desk that won't take up much space, so you can work from home without the said work spilling too much into your home.


    Promising review: "Easy to assemble, fit space perfectly — great desk for our needs!" —Paula

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $156.99 (originally $169.99).

    26. A luxurious faux fur hairpin bench you can set on the edge of your bed or by your bedroom window, for no real purpose other than being a Mood (TM).


    Promising review: "The fur is very soft and it has beautiful gold color legs. I put it entry hallway. Looks beautiful." —Amber

    Get it from Target for $139.99.

    27. A pair of rose gold accented concrete bookends you can also use as planters or utensil storage, making your shelves uniquely yours.

    Emsay Studio/Etsy

    Promising review: "Love these bookends! They are multi-functional, well-made, beautiful, and just what I was looking for to organize my desk." —Desirée Strother

    Get one bookend from Emsay Studio from on Etsy for $28.06+ (available in 12 color/accent combinations).

    28. A recycled glass vase with a smoky finish and smooth handles to add some unexpected depth to an already beautiful bouquet.

    Pier 1

    Get it from Pier 1 for $34.99.

    29. A set of three three durable, adjustable counter stools perfect for all your cozy weekend breakfast-and-book reads or miscellaneous kitchen snacking.


    Promising review: "Love this stool set! Easy to set up, sturdy and very pretty. This is a steal of a price for the set of three. Love the adjustable leg options. I set mine at the 29 inches because my counter is 42 inches tall and they were perfect. Also seat is a great size at 14 inches. They swivel well and are comfy. Love!" —Melissa

    Get a set of three from Wayfair for $116.99 (originally $179.99; available in two colors).

    30. An elegant round coffee table that will not only stand the test of time, but stand the test of matching your decor no matter what you decide your new aesthetic is every few months.


    Promising review: "This is a great table! It looks good with my current decor and it was very easy to put together. Despite the price, the table is substantial in size and heavy enough that it will not flip over; but not so heavy that it is cumbersome to move. The joints are well done and the glass top is beveled. It looks a lot more expensive than it is." —M

    Get it from Wayfair for $206.99 (originally $249.99; available in two colors).

    31. A lean, contemporary standing mirror for your bedroom that will not only lighten up the space, but will give you ample opportunity to admire your smokin' self in the glass.


    Promising review: "This mirror is exactly what I was looking for. It doesn't have a heavy border, very slim profile, yet I can see my whole self top to bottom including shoes. Very simple, elegant, modern design without looking cold and industrial. Super easy to set up, it took me less than a minute from box to bedroom. Highly recommend!" —Ashleigh

    Get it from Wayfair for $109.99 (originally $150).

    32. A sheer floral curtain to give you a degree of privacy while still letting the sun cast all its pretty light in your room, so you can bask in it during your cat naps.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "A nice vibrant cotton panel. They really brighten up my living room." —J. Conley

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39.

    33. A dreamy removable floral wallpaper for that accent wall you've always wanted, or to line the drawers of a tired cabinet or dresser for an unexpected pop of color.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49.

    34. A floral canvas print in a mix of muted and bold colors that will give the space a sense of vibrancy without overpowering the rest of the decor.

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $19.99+ (originally $24.99+; available in three sizes).

    35. A polished standalone closet ideal for your bedroom or entryway, two prime space-saving spots to display your cutest jackets, shoes, and accessories that match your decor.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I live in a small apartment that has one closet which I have to use for storage. I originally only ordered one of these, ended up ordering a second one because I needed more room and loved the way they looked. Makes it seem like a real closet in my apartment." —Ashjo0

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $139 (originally $159).

    36. A gold-finished canopy bed frame that will make a beautiful focal point for your bedroom and make you feel like fancy as heck whenever you fall into bed.


    Promising review: "Beautiful! Fairly easy to put together (I did it solo). Seems sturdy and good quality. I have a fairly small room so was worried that it would make it seem tight with it being a canopy bed but it didn't! It opened my room immensely and I love how simple yet unique this piece is. Very clean look." —C

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $100.66+ (originally $350.66; available in four colors and four sizes).

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