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    27 Pieces Of Easy-To-Build Furniture To Spruce Up Your Home

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    1. A shelving system you can customize to fit your exact needs whether that means tall, short, or a combo of both. You can also add on to them over time, making them a worthy investment for any homeowner.

    a model sitting in their living room with the modern shelving in white and tan behind them

    Promising review: "Considered ordering these shelves for SO LONG and got tired of staring at a blank wall during quarantine. Great communication from Floyd and separate logistics company for shipping. Assembly definitely requires two people but the quality of the products is evident. I will say there are some tips that could be added if you're like me and order one full unit with two add-ons, but overall process wasn't bad. We are thrilled with the final product!" —Lynsey L.

    Get them from Floyd for $485+ (available in tall, short, special, and combo sizing, 12 styles, and 6 colors).

    2. A bar cart you'll be able to put together faster than it takes you to shake up the perfect cocktail.

    a gold two tiered bar cart on wheels

    Promising review: "This cart is the perfect size and such a pretty color gold. It’s more of a matte color and not too shiny. I love that it has a wine rack underneath for additional storage. It was very easy to put together. I got the gold mirrored tray and copper mule mugs on Amazon as well." —Alison

    Get it from Amazon for $89.91+ (available in three styles).

    3. An electric fireplace to create the ultimate cozy experience right inside your very own bedroom.


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    Promising review: "Wish we had ordered years ago. We got tired of mess and work to build fires and we don't have natural gas. My spouse was concerned about the look of the flames and the view of the device and we were not able to see a live unit anywhere. Easy out-of-the-box setup. The flames looked very real." —John Collier

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99.

    4. A set of two armchairs for easily adding a pop of color to any room without breaking your back trying to build an extravagant piece of furniture.

    The set of two armchairs in mustard yellow

    Promising review: "These chairs are beautiful and fun! I absolutely love the color with the pops of gold on the leg. They were easy to put together and look great in the space. They are a little firm but overall comfortable." —Catherine

    Get them from Wayfair for $419.99 (originally $579.60; available in nine colors).

    5. An upholstered platform bed that'll create the illusion that you're lounging in a cloud.

    a grey upholstered platform bed with a headboard

    This headboard and footboard create an elegant aesthetic that just seems very welcoming.

    Promising review: "I am not someone who can build things, I can’t lift things. I’m scrawny and have no upper body strength. The package was huge and I had to open the box and carry things individually up the stairs. I love this bed. It’s so easy to put together, all the pieces are there. It took me an hour and a half to put together and that’s with me being extra careful to read the directions. It holds me and my mattress. Looks cute! Nothing bad to say!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $179+ (available in four sizes and two colors).

    6. Or a canopy bed frame to make you feel like you're a descendant of the royal family while you snuggle up and watch the latest season of The Crown.

    a gold canopy bed frame

    Promising review: "I love it! It took about two hours to put together by myself, everything needed was right in the box. I might replace the screws that connect the center beam to the head and foot board but other than that, I couldn't be happier! Good buy!" —Abby

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $158.68+ (available in four sizes and colors).

    7. A macrame swing for the corner of your room — just imagine how soothing it would be to curl up with a blanket and nap or read in there. Delightful.,

    Promising review: "Bought this for my 6-year-old's room makeover. She loves it and curls up in it most days. She piles in the pillows and blankets to make the ropes cozy. I had my dad, who built houses for a living, install it for me to make sure it was secure but I think as long as you use a stud finder and have a good screw driver, anyone can do this." —KrisSquared

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    8. A coffee table with hidden storage inside and a top that you can lift up to use as a makeshift desk or a surface to eat dinner on when you simply can't tear yourself away from whatever you're in the middle of binge-watching.

    the light wood coffee table with the top lifted to show the storage inside

    Promising review: "Great coffee table for the price. Assembly was relatively easy and the only part that requires a second person is the very end when attaching the top of the table to the base. When doing this, I highly recommend using a drill to screw these screws in to save time and effort. The rest of the table can be assembled with screwdrivers. The raising feature is also more useful than I thought. It’s great if you want to eat a meal on the couch or if you are working from home and want your laptop raised up to a better height. Even when raised, the surface is quite sturdy. If you are looking for a great looking coffee table for an awesome price, this is the table for you." —Evan

    Get it from Amazon for $170.99+ (available in three colors).

    9. Modern floating shelves with black metal framing that'll look lovely in your bathroom, living room, or bedroom and won't cause a headache during installation.

    two shelves with a natural wood base and black metal backing in a chevron design

    Promising review: "Sturdy, easy to install and so so cute!! I would definitely recommend if you are looking for something to fill some space on your wall." —Carter Roberts

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.54+ (available in three sizes and two styles).

    10. A modular sofa or sectional featuring a "performance velvet" that can withstand spills, so you can sip vino and snack on cheese and crackers while watching The Bachelorette like always without worry you'll ruin your new couch.

    a velvet green sectional
    Maiden Home

    This chic sofa is covered with handmade materials from local artisans in North Carolina. You'll have the opportunity to test out 58 fabric options (though the emerald green velvet is my personal fave) and can choose the configuration of the couch to ensure it'll fit nicely in your living space.

    Promising review: "Have been looking for a leather modular sofa for a while to fit in the ever-changing space of my New York apartment. When I saw this launching I wanted something different than the Restoration Hardware stuff some of my friends had. SO GLAD that I went with Maiden Home. So are the people who keep coming over to watch a game and never wanting to get up! Delivery up my apartment building was a breeze and the sofa is soooo comfortable. Looks great, feels great, and can’t wait to add on to it in the future." —Jeff W

    Get it from Maiden Home: sofa for $3,900 ( (available in 2 configurations and 58 fabric styles) or sectional for $7,200 (available in 7 configurations and 58 fabric styles).

    11. A customizable standing desk for your home office so maybe (just maybe) you won't want to complain about how stiff your body feels after working all day.

    an all white standing desk

    Promising review: "This desk has helped me so much with posture over the last few weeks. It's so nice to be able to easily stand throughout the day and the settings for my desired height make it easy to get the ergonomics I need to work effectively and reduce pain from sitting all day long. I would recommend having a power drill on hand when doing the setup to be able to install a few of the pieces. It helps cut the install time down significantly and makes your life easier. Also recommend two people for the setup but the instructions are great and it is super sturdy and easy to use. Highly recommend." —Denise Louw

    Get it from FlexiSpot for $359.99 (available in three frame colors and four desktop colors).

    12. Or a marble-print desk with gold hairpin legs and two areas for storage, perfect if you want a desk that's simple to put together and looks lovely in any room.

    the desk

    Promising review: "ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS DESK!!! It exceeded my expectations. I needed a work area in my studio apartment and this desk added an upscale and classic flair to my space. The assembly took me less than 15 minutes. I am SO happy and recommend it to anyone. LOVE IT. Not too big. Not bulky. Perfect." —Desaree

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $125.97.

    13. An open shelf bookcase that'll take no time at all to put up so you can get right back to color coordinating your books.

    the bookcase with long wooden shelves and metal pole accents

    Promising review: "This shelf is just what I wanted. After looking for quite some time, I settled on this unit. The packaging was great, very protective. Everything was in great shape because of the nice packing job. It went together really easily and the overall fit and finish and build quality is rock solid once you get all the screws tightened. Thanks for making such a quality piece of furniture!" —G. Mark Phillips

    Get it from Amazon for $99.46+ (available in four sizes).

    14. A round table and chairs with a hidden wine rack to transform that nook in your kitchen into a bistro in a snap.

    the table and chairs with gray metal accents

    Promising review: "For just two, this table is perfect. Chairs are lightweight. Was worried about the tops sticking out for nothing, the backs are comfortable to lean against as well. Assembly was simple and took maybe 30 minutes. Just what I was looking for!" —Mimon

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in six colors)

    15. A three-piece table and benches set that'll upgrade the dining area in your small apartment so you and your roomies can actually eat dinner together., Amazon

    Promising review: "My wife and I love this table. Very sturdy and easy to put together. Small enough for our tiny eating area but large enough for four average sized people. My wife and I can both sit on one side together. The top wood is un-even, but we like the little distressed look of it on top. For the price we’re still surprised it’s all solid wood! Highly recommend this table. After seeing it in person I’d have paid much more for it, great deal." —Steven K.

    Get it from Amazon for $225.70+ (available in two colors).

    16. A platform bed with built-in storage you can use to stow away all of your clothes — your cherished band tees deserve a proper home.

    the bed with drawers open under it

    I had a similar bed to this in my apartment for five years and it was absolutely essential to keeping my room in order (I have, uh, quite a bit of clothing). It's great to be able to neatly fold all of your tees, pajamas, etc., and then hide 'em away in a drawer under the bed. Also great if you need to "clean up" in a hurry and stuff the drawers to the brim then simply shut it........but I never did that ;).

    Promising review: "This is an AMAZING bed frame, especially for the cost. I was really afraid this wouldn't be sturdy, or look nothing like the photos...couldn't have been more wrong! The drawers are huge and strong enough for clothing/shoes. This was the easiest piece of furniture I've ever assembled. The instructions cover literally everything, all tools are included, hardware is completely organized and labeled beautifully. One person put it together in about two hours. The drawers took the longest (and were the most difficult), frame itself was together in just under an hour. Honestly, this whole frame seems like it would easily disassemble/reassemble and still be just as sturdy. Truly had a great time putting this together and it's absolutely beautiful. I'd buy another just to put it together!" —Courtney

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $283.81+ (available in sizes twin, full, queen, and king and four colors).

    17. Layla Sleep's Memory Foam Mattress that'll arrive in a box so all you have to do is open it up and plop it on your bed frame — throw on some sheets and climb in until the sun returns sometime this spring.

    Layla Sleep

    My in-laws have a Layla Sleep mattress in the guest room (where my husband and I sleep when we stay over at their place) and it is so comfortable. The delivery was seamless since it's in a box! There's no need to let anyone else into your home to set this bad boy up — it simply opens up and is ready to go. I like that it's somehow soft and firm at the same time, great for all kind of sleepers. You'll also receive two free pillows with each purchase (I sleep on one at home and can confirm it's fantastic).

    Promising review: "Slept on both sides firm side does it for my husband and I. Easy assembly and delivery. Have been waking up late for work from sleeping in so much." —Michael O.

    Get it from Layla Sleep for $499+ (available in sizes twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king).

    18. A unique bookshelf to put your favorites on display in a more artful way — finally somewhere appropriate to show off your Jane Austen collection.

    a walnut colored shelf with slanted shelves throughout

    Promising review: "What a gorgeous piece of practical and artistic furniture. I always seem to need bookshelves for my growing home library but didn’t want to just put a boxy bookcase against the limited wall space I have. This book tree is a fantastic solution. It allows me to display books in a unique manner I can easily find the book I need. It was not difficult to assemble and it took less than 20 minutes to have it installed." —Sunshine Mel

    Get it from Amazon for $95.99.

    19. A Samsung TV that'll disguise itself as an elegant picture frame when it's not in use. A magical marvel in home decor and technology if you ask me.

    A BuzzFeed editor's TV hung alongside art
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed writer Mallory Mower has and loves her frame TV. She said: "This is honest and truly the best splurge I have ever made. It has massively upgraded the look in my living room. My husband loves the photography options and I love all the classical paintings – as someone who loves changing up my decor, being able to update the display images has been so fun. The quality is fantastic while watching movies and TV...but I'm pretty sure I love it as a piece of art in my home even more."

    Promising review: "We love our new frame TV. At first I was expecting to display my own photos but we really enjoy the high quality and high resolution photos that are available with the service and decided to continue our subscription. We tour different famous works and love the selection. The flat mount was easy to install and the design is sleek and smart. It makes our living space pop with color versus just having a normal TV." —Rich D

    Get it from Amazon for $597.99+ (available in six sizes, six styles, and with or without expert installation).

    20. Wood floating shelves you'll find super simple to install so instead of wasting time reading instructions you can spend your day deciding what to put on display instead.

    three floating shelves in a bathroom

    Promising review: "Purchased these shelves to display our growing Game of Thrones Funko collection. The shelves were super easy to install and are really sturdy. We loved the color! The different sizes widths of shelves accommodated the different sizes of pops, which worked great for us. Thinking about buying another set for more displays!" —Pamela

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in three sizes).

    21. A rustic end table that'll look lovely whether you use it in your living room or place it next to your bed as a nightstand.

    the medium colored wood nightstand with a drawer open

    Promising review: "One of the easiest and simplest nightstands to put together and the quality of the stand is great for the price. The directions (picture and labels) are just so simple only took me 30 minutes to put together. I placed this in my bedroom where I have a low profile bed so the 21" height was perfect in my situation but it may not be for everyone." —Frank Anderson

    Get it from Amazon for $55.99+ (available in three styles).

    22. An Article Timber sofa with minimal assembly — you'll find yourself snuggled up with a blanket watching Netflix on it in no time.

    Article, Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Chelsea Stuart had only good things to say about this couch:

    "This is my single most prized possession. I have lots of friends who are in love with the Sven — and I'm sure it's also great — but I'm SO happy I went with the Timber. The leather is so, so soft and it's definitely one of those couches you just sink into. It's also really long. I'm 5'6" (and a half!) and can easily sprawl out with inches to spare at my head and feet. If you're a pet owner, listen up! I was fearful to make such an investment when I had literally just adopted two kittens (one of the little devils is pictured above) but it couldn't be a better pick. Our first week with the couch, they seriously scratched up one of the cushions and I was *this* close to a breakdown. Flash forward a week, though, and after sitting on the couch like usual, all of the scratches were buffed out and no marks were left behind!! That is seriously the single best thing about this couch. Any marks, stains, or scratches eventually fade and add to the patina."

    Promising review: "The couch is extremely comfortable and the set up was extremely easy. They brought the couch into my living room and it was one easy step to attach the legs. At first I thought the legs were forgotten as I couldn't find them, but realized they were tucked away in the bottom! Looks great in our space and the two of us can lie on in comfortably. We've had it for 2 months now and extremely happy so far!" —Caroline B.

    Get it from Article for $1,899.

    23. A ceramic plant pot and wood stand to add a touch of style to your home and give your beloved plant baby the home it deserves.


    Promising review: "Looks great! Came quickly, packaged securely, looks awesome and super easy to set up. Very happy!" —Veronika J. Schroers

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    24. A two-tiered coffee table that'll give you more than enough space to place a decorative tray, candles, and books.

    The round coffee table in a living room

    Promising review: “Beautiful table. Perfect size for a small apartment. The wood is smooth and a perfect natural, warm color. Chrome/silver is not shiny which works well in my mixed metals living room. BONUS: it comes pre-assembled. Overall, great quality and would anchor any living space.” —ChicLivinginLA

    Get it from Target for $160.

    25. A storage ottoman you can use to stow away things like throw blankets, shoes, books — whatever your heart desires! All that matters is that your home is about to look a lot more organized.

    a tan storage ottoman with the top open
    Ashley Home Store

    Promising review: "I love this shoe storage. It's a bench and shoe storage in one and looks beautiful. Very easy to assemble and it was delivered to me in just a few days. Very happy with this." —Adriana R

    Get it from Ashley Home Store for $181.99 (available in two colors).

    26. A media cabinet that'll function beautifully as a TV stand or a fancy place to store your records / place your record player. The brushed brass accents are quite lovely, don't you think?

    the black cabinet with brass legs and four cabinets throuhgout

    Promising review: "This is a gorgeous piece. We were so delighted when we opened the box. It's very sturdy and well made. Finishes are amazing. And it was fully assembled!! It was our first piece from Article and we'll be ordering more for sure!" —Audrey H.

    Get it from Article for $929 (available in two colors).

    27. And a Serta office chair with a memory foam seat and arm cushions to ensure you feel like you're living a life of luxury even when replying to emails for hours upon end.

    The navy office chair with studs around the rim of the chair in a home office

    Promising review: “This was really easy to put together. It took a few minutes and I didn't need any tools. Really comfy cushion and it looks good with my living room furniture as I work from home." —Jen

    Get it from Target for $179.99 (originally $299.99, available in five colors).

    Alright, now that all of your furniture is built you can get back to relaxing.

    The Walt Disney Company

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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