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    Apr 4, 2020

    29 Stylish Pieces Of Furniture From Wayfair That All Cost Less Than $500

    Mid-century modern is always the answer.

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    1. A convertible sofa that easily folds down to about the size of a twin bed for any unexpected houseguest or an untimely exile from the bedroom (you know what you did).

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "I read every review on this convertible sofa before ordering it. I can't tell you how pleased I am. I am a designer so whatever I order has to be perfect and this sofa is. The fabric is a high quality tweed, the construction is solid, the design is stylish, and it was a snap to put together — I did it myself in about 30 minutes. The seat is firm, but not uncomfortable. I have sat and laid on it and I don't have any complaints. It will see occasional use over time, and I have no doubt that it will stand its test of time. All in all, I can say that it looks far more expensive than its price." —Sally from Lac Cruces, NM

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $349.99.

    2. A two-shelf coffee table constructed from solid pine wood with a coated iron frame. And you don't even need to use it exclusively for coffee. You can store anything in and on it, like books you'll never read or remote controls you'll never use.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "Great coffee table! Just as pictured. Lightweight, yet sturdy. A nice modern farmhouse look. The only negative thing I can say is that some spots are not completely sanded and you could get a splinter, but this is a super easy fix with a piece of sandpaper. I would definitely purchase this item again!" —Laurine from Tucson, AZ

    Get it from Wayfair for $147.99.

    3. A set of two full-back bar and counter stools comprised of plastic bucket seats, solid wood legs, and a metal ring footrest. These don't swivel, but they do come in two different height options depending on the countertop or table they'll be teamed with.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "These are the perfect family bar stool. Especially if you have toddlers!!! They are so easy to clean, sturdy when they are climbed in, and most importantly when they are leaning on the backrest, they don’t fall backward. They are also extremely comfortable!" —Mandi from Gig Harbor, WA

    Get the set of two from Wayfair for $199.99+ (available in nine colors and two heights).

    4. A 6-foot blanket ladder for squeezing some vertical storage into your living space. While its primary function is to keep unruly blankets in check, the narrow shelves can be used to display a multitude of lightweight tchotchkes.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "Perfect for comforters! I needed something wide and with enough space between the rings to hold two comforters, like big queen-size fluffy comforters. This is the ladder for that." —Whitley from Downington, PA

    Get it from Wayfair for $146.99 (available in six finishes).

    5. A two-shelf audio rack that brings its A(-side) game for vinyl enthusiasts, allowing them to organize and store their record collection in four upright cubbies. The top of this retro-inspired stand can easily fit a turntable, making it super easy to flip over to those deep cut B-sides.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "I was looking for something small to put our record player on and this is the perfect size to put in a corner without taking up too much room. They didn’t have any of the all-white in stock so I ordered the one with blue metal racks that divide records, which isn’t a problem since the color isn’t noticeable once you have the records there. For the money, this item provides a lot of value in a stylish, mid-century look. The instructions were well done and clear. It took my husband about thirty minutes to put together. He had no issues setting it up alone. It looks good plus this piece is a total steal for the price. So it ultimately gets a big thumbs up from me." —Claudia from Kapolei, HI
    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $62.99+ (available in two colors, more colors available starting May 2nd).

    6. A two-drawer writing desk with metal corner bracket accents and x-frame legs, offering a creative writing space whether you're penning a manuscript or scribbling your grocery list.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "I love this desk! Its sturdy well made and wasn't hard to put together! It has a soft velvety finish. The only drawback I'd say is the drawers aren't very big (half the size of the desk) but I didn't buy mine for the drawer space." —Rebekah from CO

    Get it from Wayfair for $199.99 (available in nine colors).

    7. A stylish, steel-framed platform bed that doesn't require a box spring, but an 8-inch mattress is recommended for proper comfort while relaxing, napping, or full-on crashing.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "This bed is super cute and looks just like the pictures! The instructions are easy to understand and putting the bed together was fairly straightforward. I would recommend that two people put it together just because it makes it easier. It doesn't squeak, rattle, or shift at all." —Madison from Boston, MA
    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $168.86+ (available in three sizes and five colors).

    8. A round "vintage-meets-modern" dining room table with shiny chrome legs – it's just right for small living spaces but can still seat four with a reasonable amount of legroom.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "Super easy to put together. It is sturdier than I thought. The lines are clean and it is an all-around good piece. I also bought four of the chairs and they were more of a challenge to assemble." —Michael from Dallas, TX

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $179.99+ (available in five finishes).

    9. An eight cubby-shelf, "geometric" bookcase that looks like it's assembled from Tetris pieces (officially known as Tetriminos) and built more for the display of curios rather than the maximum storage of printed materials.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "Obsessed! This is the first time I've ever put something together myself and I did it PERFECTLY. FYI: I put mine sideways ... for all those sideways-minded people out there." —Casey From New York, NY

    Get it from Wayfair for $203.99+ (available in two colors).

    10. A metal, multi-tiered plant stand with laminated particleboard shelves to help you level-up your home greenery game with room for pots and plants of multiple sizes.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "This plant stand is wonderful!! Very easy to assemble! Nice compact size! I've been trying out different looks to put on it. From plants to candles, vases, and books it so versatile it can be used in any room. There was hardware included so you could wall mount the stand. That too can be an option for me!" —Dottie from NJ

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $59.99 (available in four colors).

    11. A mod-inspired, upholstered armchair, which will make any living place feel a little more like Mad Men but with a lot less cigarette smoke and misogyny. We leave the amount of day-drinking up to you.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "Four chairs were purchased for my manager's office. It has been a year and they have held up very well with heavy daily use. Professional looking and comfortable to sit in when meetings run long. The height is excellent for a conference table, and they are easy to move around. Highly recommend." —Carolyn from Pleasant Hill, CA

    Get it from Wayfair for $172.99+ (available in five colors).

    12. A brown leather ottoman with the ability to pull triple duty as a footrest, a spare seat, or even an impromptu coffee or side table thanks to its strong black iron base and comfy (but firm) tufted cushioning.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "I was looking for ottomans to add a layer of color and texture to our neutral living room, and these look fantastic. They are a great height (level with the seat of the couch) and we often use them for little tables, as well as propping our feet on them. The base gives a modern, slightly industrial touch, but the caramel-colored leather adds warmth to the room. The cushions are quite firm and could easily double as extra seating, if needed." —Nicole from Lenoir City, TN

    Get it from Wayfair for $159.99 (available in two leather fabrics).

    13. A linen-upholstered split-back convertible sofa that doesn't give off that "futon-feel" but still sleeps like a full-sized bed with enough color options to make this a "statement piece."

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "I can't say enough about this couch!! We needed something small enough for our home office, but big enough to accommodate a person. The piece is very easy to put together (helpful note: make sure you unzip the back before you start assembly.) We ordered the couch in mustard yellow. It's gorgeous. The fabric is woven linen and has so far held up well with our German shepherd. The couch is super cozy, it may be my favorite piece of furniture in our house. Highly recommend!" —Erin Olivia from Halifax, NS

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $315.99+ (available in seven colors).

    14. A two-shelf console table which is really one of those pieces of furniture that can go anywhere and do anything around your home, whether it's the place you throw your keys in the hallway or the place you charge your phone in the living room next to that framed picture of your grandma.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "I love the look and cost of this table but was concerned that it may look cheap, plastic or shiny. To my relief, it doesn't. Assembly took a little longer than I anticipated, but maybe I'm not as handy as most, and it was still straight to the point and not frustrating at all to put together. The dimensions work perfectly as a useful display table in a walkway or hallway, without taking up too much space." —Ashley from Bakersfield, CA

    Get it from Wayfair for $111.99+ (available in 10 colors).

    15. An armoire (just a fancy name for a wardrobe/storage cabinet) that's a smart option for apartments lacking proper closet space. This one makes the most of its height with a top shelf and bottom drawer. Oh yeah, and it also just happens to be named "Tiberius Armoire," which is delightful.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "One of the sturdiest armoires that I have seen. After purchasing two other ones and sending them back because of how flimsy they were, I purchased this one. Very happy with our choice! Not only could one person put it together, but it was easy enough to move into its place. The top has a very nice detailed overhang and edges that will hold baskets above it if you need more storage." —Niki from Denver, CO

    Get it from Wayfair for $309.99+ (available in four colors).

    16. A flared-arm "side chair" who plays sidekick to no other piece in the living room. "Frederick" is indeed the star, the rest are just, well, furniture.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "After four years, I can say this is one of the best purchased I've ever made. I can sit in this chair for hours, putting together a puzzle, or working at my desk. Also, I weigh 265 lbs, this chair holds me and wears well. It practically looks like new. It's rare that I can say anything looks better in person than online, but this chair does. The wood is gorgeous!" —Anonymous from New York

    Get it from Wayfair for $162.99+ (available in six fabrics and two leg/frame colors).

    17. A powder-coated metal bar cart that's meant for rolling three shelves' worth of booze through your home, but can be co-opted for nearly any other storage needs (think beauty and grooming products or cleaning supplies).

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "I have never received anything ordered online that was so exquisitely exactly the way it is pictured and it exceeded my expectations! I am thrilled!" —Laurien from Palm Springs, CA

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $69.99.

    18. A sometimes mobile kitchen cart able to stop and go or become an island of its own thanks to four removable casters (two of which are lockable). Along with plenty of storage space, a drop-down leaf adds more prep-room to the solid wood butcher block.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "Perfect for when you need to free up some cabinet space and extra countertop for prep/baking. Love that it is also on wheels and they lock as well. Easy to move around and plenty of storage." —Mackenzy from Attleboro, MA

    Get it from Wayfair for $319.99+ (available in four colors).

    19. A two-drawer nightstand which is so simple and perfect in its design that merely calling it a "nightstand" does it a disservice. This is an all-day, all-night, 24/7/365 stand, always there, quietly by your side, getting the job done.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "These nightstands are great. We used them to set-up a guest room for a vacation rental. They came assembled and very well packaged. No issues with damage when they arrived. They feel very solid and a good product for the money. Our bed is a little higher, so the height of these nightstands was perfect for what we were looking for." —Brent from Denver, CO

    Get it from Wayfair for $209.99+ (available in three colors).

    20. A modern upholstered platform bed with a headboard whose support slats adapt to the pressure exerted upon them and can comfortably hold up to 500 pounds. No box spring required, no mattress included.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "Love it! So easy to put together— we did it without fighting! Haha, it’s lower than I was expecting but that’s because it doesn’t require a box spring. No storage room under but it’s beautiful. The instructions were very clear and easy to follow. The light grey was lighter than I anticipated, it borders a cool-toned beige. Very sturdy and we can’t wait until our mattress comes!" —Carla from Conshohocken, PA

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $190.57+ (available in full, queen, and king sizes and two colors).

    21. A bench with rustic vibes equally suited for fitting as many as people as possible at the dining room table, as an against-the-wall side accent-piece, or a mudroom shoe-lacing/un-lacing station.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "Obsessed with this bench. Very easy to assemble. The wood is solid and sturdy and goes great with my dining set! One of the legs arrived with some dents and scratches and Wayfair provided a spare part for me at no cost." —Joshua from Sacramento, CA
    Get it from Wayfair for $236.99.

    22. A set of two, faux-leather upholstered side chairs that have a bit of a "bar-at-a-bowling-alley" thing going on and we mean that in the most complimentary way possible. They also come with a one-year warranty.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "Really comfortable small-scale modern chairs. The backs are just high enough for support, but not so tall that the chairs look big. We are using these at our kitchen table which is in a tight space. They fit perfectly." —Jeanne from AZ

    Get it from Wayfair for $154.99 (available in five colors).

    23. A triple changer convertible sofa which starts off as a chair, converts to a chaise lounge as things start to get more sleepy and less vertical, and then goes fully horizontal as a twin-sized sleeper.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "Very surprised at this futon for the price...the fabric looks great, it's light and hubby and I easily carried it upstairs, easy to assemble and most importantly, a lot more comfortable than I expected. Almost all the futons rated complain about the hardness and lack of comfort for sleeping, but this is not bad at all. Yes, it's hard but not as bad as others say, it looks great and it's an attractive, inexpensive choice for a second bedroom." —A from Pittstown, NJ

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $299.99+ (available in six colors).

    24. A two-door, two-shelf accent cabinet you're not going to think about a lot. You might even forget that it's there. But this inconspicuous piece of furniture will go just about anywhere and store all the random things you need it to store, no questions asked.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "Cute accent cabinet that adds a lot of mid-century character anywhere its placed. I used it by my entry hall, next to a settee that has the same legs and it completed the look. The doors use cheap pins instead of hinges, so they are a huge pain to align." —Beatriz from GA

    Get it from Wayfair for $183.99+ (available in four colors)

    25. A twin daybed with trundle that's a truly utilitarian piece of furniture equally suited for a guest room or a nursery but still manages to look stylish with its rounded metal frame (twin mattresses not included).

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "Love this bed. Instructions were easy to follow. We assembled it in about one and a half hours. Seems very sturdy. Love the look! Also bought the 8" memory foam mattresses. Quite a bargain for less than $500 total for a trundle bed and mattresses." —Brenda from Nashville, TN

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $246.99 (available in three colors).

    26. A 5-foot-long, mid-century style dining table likely to score you some serious adulting points from both friends and family for your sensible yet stylish choices. That rectangular silhouette. Those beveled edges. Who's your interior designer?

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "I love this table. I worried before I got it that it wouldn’t match my chairs (purchased separately) but was pleasantly surprised. The color is beautiful in any lighting and was so easy to assemble. Good quality and looks so nice in this room!" —Jen from Canton, GA

    Get it from Wayfair for $264.99+ (available in two finishes).

    27. An end table to end all end tables. Seriously, with its golden, C-shaped silhouette and clear glass tabletop, the "Castillo" is designed to easily "fit around your favorite seat" while becoming a temporary home for your mug, laptop, book, or phone.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "These are great, I bought two. I use them like TV trays because they’re convenient and beautiful. Easy to slide around. My husband keeps pushing the glass out, cause he’s an idiot." —Michelle from Broken Arrow, OK

    Get it from Wayfair for $72.99.

    28. A tufted loveseat (aka a two-seater sofa) can be the best option for those living in more cramped quarters who don't have the room for a full-on couch but still want something nice to sit on.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "Perfect size for small spaces! Streamlined mid-century modern style. I got the blue one for a good contrast color. I do love this loveseat! Its FIRM so if you are looking for plush you won't like this piece. A great addition to my apartment." —Corinne from Goose Creek, SC

    Get it from Wayfair for $339.99 (available in three colors).

    29. A shoe storage cabinet in a dark espresso finish with ten shelves and one drawer for storing up to 30 pairs of your favorite footwear that deserve a home much better than the pile they're currently occupying on your closet floor.

    Wayfair

    Promising Review: "This shoe cabinet is great! It's super roomy (30 pairs) and the center drawer is perfect for insoles, shoe horns, etc. The wood has a veneer with a dark stain finish of decent to good quality. Assembly was easy with two people and one hour. How could it be better? Soft-close hinges! The doors tend to bang loudly closed. A little piece of felt or rubber helps but soft close hinges would be ideal." —Bradley from Van Nuys, CA

    Get it from Wayfair for $234.99.

    Remember, you don't always have to pay princely prices to decorate your home with Bel-Air style.

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