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    31 Practical Yet Gorgeous Things From Wayfair You’ll Probably Feel Smart For Owning

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    1. A mid-century-style velvet bench that flips open, revealing lots of hidden space to store all of your extremely modern stuff.

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    Promising review: "Great addition to my entryway. Very soft. Good amount of hidden storage space." —Anonymous

    Price: $219.99+ (available in four colors)

    2. A set of three versatile geometric nesting tables with faux marble surfaces and gold-tone steel bases, so you can reorganize your living room depending on your needs — use them in different parts of the room when you're having guests over for cocktails, stow them away when you're cleaning, or set them up together to create one big coffee table, Voltron-style.

    The tables, which have a hexagonal surface space and tripod legs
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    Promising review: "I love these nesting tables! I got the gold and white marble, and love them. They are sturdy and easy to assemble. Perfect for plant stands!" —Shania

    Price: $159.99 (originally $209, available in two colors)

    3. An ultra-modern, sculptural coat rack that basically just looks like a work of art, but can also hold 5 pounds of weight on each flip-down hook.


    Promising review: "This is such a neat coat rack. It is made of a smooth plastic with a somewhat matte finish. The hooks feel sturdy enough to hold a heavy coat, and when the hooks are up, it just looks like a cool piece of wall art." —Crystal

    Price: $25

    4. A reclaimed wood coffee table with two large cubbies, so you can have the midcentury modern design touches you love, like hairpin legs, and the open storage space you desperately need.

    The table, which has two open storage cubbies and four black metal hairpin legs
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    Promising review: "This is a very great solid wood table with a nice rustic/worn look. It fills up the living room well, it’s stylish and has lots of space for storing books, remotes, or other decor." —Celia

    Price: $249.99 (originally $299.99)

    5. A set of four stainless-steel-and-glass kitchen canisters that are way chicer than Tupperware, sandwich bags, old yogurt containers, or whatever else you're currently using to store your bulk foods.

    The four canisters, which are cylindrical and each a slightly different height
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    Promising review: "I love them. They are way bigger than I imagined. They are sleek, modern and pretty. I am ordering another set." —Angela

    Price: $30.99

    6. Or a set of three textured ceramic kitchen canisters with wooden lids, so you can finally give your ground coffee the luxe home it deserves.

    The canisters, which have flat wooden tops and a hexagonal textured pattern on their surfaces, in mint green

    Promising review: "This canister set is so pretty! The color is really soft and it looks great on my new countertop!" —Penny

    Price: $38.99+ (available in two colors)

    7. A sleek, futuristic-looking bread box, because you have to admit it — you've been baking bread for over a year now, and you have still not figured out the correct place to store it (besides your mouth).


    Promising review: "It's a beautiful piece. Big and roomy. I put my bread, rolls, anything that I can fit in it. Keeps the area from being cluttered." —Paula

    Price: $28.99

    8. A tufted mid-century arm chair with solid wood legs and an extra-broad seat, so everyone can sit comfortably — the upright-sitters, the crisscrossers, and yes, even the one-legs-hanging-over-one-of-the-arm-ers (you weirdos).

    The chair, which has a hexagonal back panel and wooden splayed legs, in orange

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this chair. I like that I can curl up or sit crisscross. Great style." —Kerri

    Price: $254.99+ (originally $399, available in five colors)

    9. A square-arm velvet sleeper sofa that folds down into a bed, so you don't have to choose between midcentury glam and making your mom sleep on the floor when she visits.

    The couch, which has square arms and back, in pink

    Promising review: "Love my new sofa! It was fairly easy to put together and as the other reviews stated, it is firm, but it is not uncomfortable. This isn’t your 'sink in, swallow you whole' type of sofa—it’s more causal extra seating that’s extremely pleasing to the eye. I love how vibrant the color is. I’ve had my eye on this sofa for YEARS and happy that I finally made the decision to purchase it." —Juanise

    Price: $449.99+ (originally $669, available in five colors)

    10. A whimsical, monochromatic house-shaped tissue box, because nothing will ruin your careful design scheme like a random Kleenex box with Spider-Man on it (NOT that there is anything wrong with Spider-Man).

    The tissue box, which is shaped like a house with a peaked roof, and the tissues poke out through the chimney
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    Promising review: "I've received a lot of compliments on this cute little tissue box cover already! I love the style and the simplicity of it. I also love that it will match every room in my home. It will be easy to keep clean and if I wanted to, I could personalize with decorating stickers." —Nina

    Price: $8.06

    11. A simple, modern farmhouse storage ottoman, so you can solve your "where do I put my feet?" and "where do I put my 49 couch-blankets?" problems at the same time.


    Promising review: "Perfect rich color, which blends in with all my other purchases from Wayfair. The storage ottoman fits two of my blanket throws nicely, and it’s soft and velvety. I love my purchase." —Marcielle

    Price: $87.99+ (available in six colors)

    12. An iron etagere bookcase with a unique triangular shelf that's perfect for showcasing vinyl, stacking up books, or having your cat claim as their new bed.

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    Promising review: "Purchased this as a stylish shelf for our records and record player. Could not be happier with this product. The design is gorgeous and definitely high quality. Fits our space perfectly and we get so many compliments on it." —Breanne

    Price: $459.99+ (available in three colors)

    13. A faux-weathered modern farmhouse end table with a drawer, cabinet space, and built-in USB ports and outlets, so you don't have to ruin your living room vibe with a bunch of very un-aesthetic cords.

    The end table, which has a glass-paneled cabinet door and a closed drawer, in blue-green

    Promising review: "Great purchase for my living room. Very spacious cabinets to hide the board games. USB ports and built-in outlet are very convenient, as well. Love the modern rustic look!" —Mary

    Price: $239.99 (originally $269.99, available in three colors)

    14. A circular floating shelving unit with three asymmetrical wooden shelves, for Scandinavian design aficionados, or anyone who's just kind of over more typical floating shelves.

    The shelf, which has a frame made of two circular metal tubes, with three wooden shelves staggered within the circle
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    Promising review: "Perfect for this space in the bathroom. It’s sturdy, and looks casually elegant." —Jan

    Price: $69.99+ (available in four colors)

    15. A rustic, three-level Z-frame shoe rack that can hold at least nine pairs of shoes, because it's much more stylish than your current option, "putting all your shoes in a big pile in the closet and then lying to yourself about how you'll organize them later."

    the 3-tier rustic rack with a pillow on the top rack, a pair of shoes in the middle, and nothing on the bottom

    Promising review: "This was the perfect answer for having a tasteful shoe rack in my living room. It holds up to nine pairs of shoes, and looks like part of the decor in my room. Easy to put together and very sturdy!" —Val

    Price: $56.94 (originally $59.99)

    16. A two-drawer wooden nightstand with midcentury styling and splayed legs, so you'll have someplace incredibly chic to store your retainer.

    The nightstand, which has two drawers with small knob pulls and four splayed legs

    Promising review: "Beautiful nightstands. The top drawer is felt-lined. The legs are thicker and sturdier-looking than in the photos." —Savannah

    Price: $212.99

    17. A set of three dangling, geometric mirrors that can be hung together or apart, to help brighten up your room, make it look larger, or just help you check for poppy seeds in your teeth (all worthy undertakings).

    The three mirrors, each of which are diamond-shaped and hang from a long chain

    Promising review: "Very pretty mirror set. Super easy to hang (after measuring the correct spacing) and looks great. I hung mine on an empty wall next to my countertop to add some dimension and open up the space." —Laura

    Price: $42 (available in three colors)

    18. A Kelly Clarkson Home velvet wingback swivel chair with wheels, so you can combine "beautiful design" with "actually being able to move around your home office."

    The chair, which has a gold swivel base, in yellow
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    Promising review: "Beautiful, comfortable, and practical! It passes the 'crossed leg test' and fits under my desk with plenty of room to spare in my small WFH arrangement. Plus, it spins. The high back is really nice as an arm rest and doesn’t get in the way at all. Such a cozy chair that makes working from home enjoyable!" —Michele

    Price: $158.99+ (available in 16 colors)

    19. A slim, faux-distressed console table that looks French country-stylish and also has four working drawers, so you can stow away all the very important things in your life that are neither French nor stylish (looking at you, leash and doggy doo bags).

    A reviewer photo of the narrow table, which has an open storage shelf on the bottom and four drawers styled to look like 10 drawers with individual pulls on the top
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    Promising review: "Better than pictured! We bought the cream, and the color is great, the finish is smooth, and the distressing looks good. The drawers work well. We have a smaller guest bedroom and wanted a narrow, long table for our flat screen TV, and this table is perfect!" —Diana

    Price: $339.99+ (originally $685, available in three colors)

    20. A two-piece set of ombre Le Creuset salt-and-pepper grinders, because they're basically pieces of art that ALSO season your food. Our ancient ancestors called that "witchcraft," but I call it "value."

    The two grinders, which have traditional grinder shapes
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    Promising review: "I purchased the basic white (salt) and black (pepper) set since we are a visual bunch. It’s wonderful to have ability to hand-grind to whatever texture we desire, whenever we want. These are used in the kitchen while cooking, plating, and on the dining room table for seasoning per taste. They are pricier than some — but the quality is great and they also look beautiful. Form and function. Check." —Nancy

    Price: $61.95 (available in seven colors)

    21. A three-piece vanity set with a dresser, stool, and mirror, so you can actually enjoy getting ready in the morning, instead of hunching over the sink and accidentally knocking your eyebrow pencil down the drain.

    The vanity, which has two pull-out drawers and a round mirror on top, in white

    Promising review: "So cute! The top part (top and drawers) came already assembled, just had to assemble the stool, legs, and mirror! Took me 15 minutes. It's not very big, but it is perfect for all my makeup, hair stuff, and more. It can even turn into a desk if you don't put the mirror up. I love it." —Karine

    Price: $199.99 (originally $232.99, available in two colors)

    22. A simple wood and steel console table that gives you space to display items without taking up a lot of room.

    The table, which has a thin rectangular wooden top, and a narrow black metal frame

    Promising review: "Easy to assemble and simple, yet beautiful. Perfect narrow table for an entry way or a long hallway. I LOVE IT!!!" —Whitney

    Price: $93.99+ (available in two colors)

    23. A dramatically arched floor lamp with adjustable height and a foot switch, so you can turn even the dankest, darkest rooms of your home into beautifully lit lil' sanctuaries.

    The lamp, which has a round base, a long, thin body that arcs high in the air, and a round drum shade
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    Promising review: "Love this lamp. Heavy base! Easy to install. Telescoping neck. Adds great lighting over my sectional." —Saah

    Price: $199.99 (available in two colors)

    24. A Novogratz industrial-chic tiered plant stand that can be mounted on the wall or sit on the floor—wherever your green bbs will thrive the most.

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    Promising review: "Love this plant stand! It sits in front of my sliding doors and holds my succulent plants. The marble is a cute look for the plants and doesn't look too heavy, like a normal shelf would. Definitely recommend!" —Fanny

    Price: $62.99

    25. A velvet scalloped chair so you can always feel retro-glamorous, even if you are just sitting in it to fold some laundry.

    The chair, which has a scalloped seat and back, in light pink
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    Promising review: "Beautiful chairs!!! Comfortable and stylish with a vintage yet modern flair." —Jessica

    Price: $215.99+ (originally $399, available in seven colors)

    26. A set of three two-tone woven seagrass baskets that bring a coastal, beachy vibe to any space. Use them as decor accents, to hold potted plants, to store all those dog toys that you keep stepping on. The possibilities are endless!

    The baskets, which have a white woven bottom and a light brown woven top, are round, and have two round handles for carrying extending from the top edge of the basket
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    Promising review: "So strong and sturdy. The best baskets I’ve ever owned! So pretty placed anywhere." —Lana

    Price: $109.56

    27. A column lamp with three levels of open storage, so you can totally transform any dark, cluttered corners of your house.

    The lamp, which is tall, with three open storage shelves set between four long, rectangular poles, in white

    Promising review: "Love these lamps! I bought two. They were easy to put together and look so modern. Would definitely recommend." —Sarah

    Price: $77.99+ (available in seven colors)

    28. A minimalist Novogratz writing desk with deep open storage cubbies for all of your stuff, because you deserve to feel sleek and stylish, even if you can't KonMari to save your life.

    The desk, which has a white marble print and gold hairpin legs, and two open cubbies under the main desktop surface

    Promising review: "Love this desk. Very easy to assemble, as you only need to attach the legs. Looks great in my apartment! The storage is perfect to keep the desk looking neat. You can stash away clutter." —Kasha

    Price: $162.99 (originally $234)

    29. A French country-esque pedestal table that will give your room a pop of color and a place to put your coffee. Win-win!

    The table, which has a round base and surface, and a spindle column

    Promising review: "This is adorable and the perfect height! Great value for a sturdy wood table." —BGold

    Price: $79.99 (available in nine colors)

    30. A sleek counter dining set with two stools and a pub table with three built-in shelves, so even the smallest studio apartment-dwellers can still have an elegant dinner spot.

    The dining set, which includes two square-cushioned stools and a rectangular table on high legs

    Promising review: "This table is AWESOME! Especially if you're living in a small space. This table fits perfectly in the small dining area in my kitchen—it solves my 'lack of storage space' problem! I use the shelves to store my silverware tray and dish towels, because my kitchen has no drawers. I put wine and oils down there, as well—it looks stylish and trendy. It took me 1.5 hours to put the table together. It’s sturdy and well made—the faux marble is super heavy! Love this table, you can’t beat it for the price. BUY NOW!" —Aneesa

    Price: $203.99 (available in two colors)

    31. A TV stand that combines midcentury design, contemporary wood finishes, and practical details like two closed cubbies and a hidden cable management area. It's the best of both worlds, as Hannah Montana used to say (yes, she was singing about a TV stand).

    The TV stand, which has an open storage area in the center with two shelves, and a closed cubby at either end
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    Promising review: "Very functional and looks great in any room." —Becca

    Price: $138.99+ (available in three colors)

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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