33 Affordable Home Decor Picks No One Will Believe You Bought on Amazon

33 Affordable Home Decor Picks No One Will Believe You Bought on Amazon
We combed through Amazon's new home category, and found 33 well-designed (and well-reviewed) items to elevate your space that won't drain your retirement fund.

Amazon is already a go-to source for tech, books, fashion, and even food… but with the launch of Amazon Home, more and more stylish pieces of furniture and decorative household items are available at affordable prices. But one of the issues consumers face is finding those items in a sea of ugly, poorly-rated pieces. Lucky for you, Primer has done the grunt work. Keep reading to check out our favorite home decor picks — pieces that we’d put in our homes in a second.

Large Furniture

Rivet Revolve Modern Sofa, 80"W, Grey WeaveRevolve Modern Sofa

Rivet, $699

If you’re on the hunt for a comfortable sofa that won’t break the bank, the Revolve Modern Sofa from Rivet may be the perfect solution. Its square lines and slightly tapered legs give it a thoroughly modern feel, and the textured gray upholstery will coordinate with a variety of decor styles. At 80 inches wide, it provides seating for three while still looking natural in a compact city apartment. It’s highly rated, too, with Amazon shoppers raving about its easy set-up, comfort, and versatility.

Image of Stone & Beam Culver Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table, 55.1"W, Natural and Steel

Culver Reclaimed Coffee Wood Table: Stone & Beam, $499

Image of Rivet Sloane Mid-Century Tufted Modern Sofa, 81"W, Blue

Sloane Tufted Modern Sofa: Rivet, $799

Image of Rivet Federal Mid-Century Modern Wood Buffet, Brown

Federal Modern Wood Buffet: Rivet, $750

Render TV Stand

Modway, $150

If mid-century modern style appeals to you, then you’re sure to love this low-profile TV stand from Modway. In addition to providing a large surface on which to place your TV, it also has ample storage in which to put cable boxes or other devices. And the slatted door slides back and forth so you can hide the clutter. Reviewers tout its high quality appearance and simple assembly. It also comes in larger sizes for those with more storage needs.

Image of Sauder 420275 North Avenue Coffee Table, L: 31.50" x W: 20.00" x H: 16.54", Charter Oak finish

North Avenue Coffee Table: Sauder, $53

Image of ClosetMaid 1316 4-Tier Wood Ladder Shelf Bookcase, Gray

Four-Tier Ladder Shelf: ClosetMaid, $74

Accent Furniture

Sorrento Lounge Chair

Baxton Studio, $128

Upholstered in a versatile gray color, this retro-modern accent chair is paired with a dark walnut wood frame that looks solid yet not bulky. This piece will provide the perfect place for guests to sit, while also adding some serious style to your living room. The button-tufted back cushion makes it feel expensive despite its reasonable price, and the rounded legs give it an extra dose of refinement. It also includes stoppers underneath the bottom cushion, a feature sometimes overlooked in less expensive chairs.

Image of Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Peacemaker Accent Chair - Mid Century Modern - Brown - Antique Brass Legs

Peacemaker Accent Chair: Signature Design by Ashley, $219

Image of Now House by Jonathan Adler Concave Grid Accent Table Black & White

Adler Concave Grid Accent Table: Now House by Jonathan Adler, $188

Image of HOMFA Nesting Coffee End Tables Modern Furniture Decor Round Side Table for Living Room Balcony Home and Office ( White, Set of 2 )

Nesting Side Tables: HOMFA, $43

Image of Rivet 3-Tiered Metallic Intersecting Rolling Cart, 27.9"W, Natural

3-Tier Metallic Rolling Cart

Rivet, $149

With this handy rolling cart from design powerhouse Rivet, the possibilities are endless. Use it in the kitchen for plates and glasses, in the bathroom for towels, or in the living room as a cocktail bar… or roll it from room to room as needed. Two of the wheels lock, so when you find the perfect place to park it, you can rest assured that it won’t roll away. Amazon shoppers love the decorative metal frame and the fact that it comes fully assembled.

Image of Stone & Beam Arie Octagonal End Table, 17.3"W, Natural

Arie Octagonal End Table: Stone & Beam, $80

Image of Rivet Julie Mid-Century Swope Accent Dining Chair, 23.6"W, Light Grey

Julie Accent Dining Chair: Rivet, $219

Image of Rivet Jamie Mid-Century Leather Low Arm Accent Chair, 31"W, Cognac

Jamie Leather Accent Chair: Rivet, $425

Textiles

Image of Rivet Jamie Mid-Century Leather Low Arm Accent Chair, 31"W, Cognac

Blythe Area Rug

nuLOOM, $102

Area rugs can cost an arm and a leg, but nuLOOM has managed to create an affordable rug that actually looks good. The neutral gray and cream color scheme will coordinate with numerous decor styles thanks to its geometric diamond shapes that repeat in different designs across the surface. Reviewers love its affordability, style, and durability, going so far as to call it magic — stains seem to disappear as easily as they appeared.

Image of Stone & Beam Reversible Marcana Linen Full/Queen Duvet Cover Set, Breathable and Easy Care, 90" x 90", Grey, White

Reversible Linen Full/Queen Duvet Cover Set: Stone & Beam, $106

Image of Linenspa All-Season Reversible Down Alternative Quilted Comforter - Hypoallergenic - Plush Microfiber Fill - Machine Washable - Duvet Insert or Stand-Alone Comforter - Grey/White Stripe - Queen

All-Season Down Alternative Quilted Comforter: Linenspa, $40

Image of Ottomanson Soft Cozy Color Solid Shag Rug Contemporary Living and Bedroom Soft Shaggy Area Rug Kids Rugs (5'0" X 7'0", Grey)

Solid Shag Area Rug: Ottomanson, $59

Image of Woven Nook Decorative Throw Pillow Covers ONLY for Couch, Sofa, or Bed Set of 4 18x18 20x20 and 22x22 inch Modern Design 100% Cotton Stripes Geometric Faux Leather Amaro Set (18'' x 18'')

Decorative Throw Pillow Cover Set

Woven Nook, $40

Throw pillows are a simple, affordable way to make a space look professionally styled; Woven Nook has made it easy by picking out coordinating patterns so that you don’t have to. This set includes three geometric black and white patterns, as well as one solid vegan leather cover. Buy two sets and you’ll have enough for your whole apartment. Just note that these are the covers only, so you’ll want to purchase pillow inserts of the same size (don’t worry, Amazon has those, too).

Image of 4TH Emotion 12x20 Inchs Black White Buffalo Check Plaids Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover Home Decor Cotton Linen for Sofa, Pack of 2

Buffalo Plaid Throw Pillow Covers: 4TH Emotion, $11

Image of Rivet Triangle Geometric Cotton Duvet Cover Set, Easy Care, Full/Queen, Navy

Cotton Geometric Duvet Cover Set

Rivet, $70

It’s difficult to find a patterned duvet cover set that looks masculine, but Rivet has done it with this unique, reversible triangle patterned design. One side is white with navy lines, while the other is navy with white lines, making it simple to change up the look of your bedroom. The button closure is easy to open and close according to reviewers, and the whole set can be thrown in the washing machine (unlike some higher end alternatives).

Image of Kevin Textile Faux Linen Square 2 Tone Woven Fine Throw Pillow Sham Cushion Case Covers for Car/Couch Use, 12x20 inch(2 Packs, Black)

Faux Linen Throw Pillow Covers: Kevin Textile, $12

Lighting

Image of Stone & Beam Deco Black Accordion Sconce, Metal Shade

Deco Black Accordion Sconce

Stone & Beam, $70

This functional sconce has an accordion-like arm that allows you to extend the light toward you; it also pivots from left to right. And with a matte black finish and a perfectly rounded metal shade, its functionality is only topped by its attractiveness. Copper accents add a bit of extra style to the top of the shade and the bottom of the arm. And there’s no need to have it hard-wired into your wall thanks to the corded on/off switch.

Image of Stone & Beam Vintage Task Lamp With Bulb, 14"H, Antique Brass

Vintage Task Lamp: Stone & Beam, $56

Image of Rivet Mid-Century Exposed Bulb Task Floor Lamp, 53.5"H, With Bulb, Matte Black & Antique Brass

Exposed Bulb Floor Lamp: Rivet, $129

Image of Stone & Beam Cage Pendant Light with Bulb, 12"-62"H, Oil-Rubbed Bronze

Cage Pendant Light with Bulb: Stone & Beam, $40

Image of Stone & Beam Modern Tripod Floor Lamp, With Bulb, Ivory Shade, 19.0" x 19.0" x 61.0", Ivory

Modern Tripod Floor Lamp

Stone & Beam, $129

The combination of materials give this tripod-style floor lamp a high-end feel, but Stone & Beam has managed to produce it without the exorbitant price tag. The wood legs are accented with a shiny metal lamp base, and a fabric drum shade softens the angular silhouette of the piece. So skip all those boring, utilitarian floor lamps out there and give this unique piece a try. It even includes a coordinating bulb, so you don’t have to figure out which one to buy.

Image of Stone & Beam Modern Table Lamp, 20.5"H, With Bulb, Black and Brushed Brass with Linen Shade

Modern Table Lamp: Stone & Beam, $90

Image of Rivet Mid-Century Task Floor Lamp, 57"H, With Bulb, Matte White

Steel Floor Lamp: Rivet, $149

Accessories

Image of Rivet Modern Brass Clock, 12"H, Green

Modern Brass Clock: Rivet, $35

Image of Rivet Modern Polyresin Stag Figurine, 12.5"H, White

Resin Stag Figurine: Rivet, $24

It's safe to say that Amazon's new home decor offerings are surprisingly good…you just have to know where to look. We hope that sharing the picks above will help guide your search and make shopping less intimidating— not to mention quicker. (Thank you, one-day shipping!)

Have you run across any home decor gems on Amazon? Share them in the comments section below!

Faith Towers is a designer and writer with a passion for all things creative. She received her art degree from Skidmore College, and her work has been featured in many well-known publications such as Forbes, Yahoo and Curbly. Visit her blog Design Fixation for more creative inspiration.