Affordable Furniture Doesn’t Require a Trip to Ikea, Here’s Proof

Expensive taste on a limited budget.

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Good taste shouldn’t be that hard to shop for—and while it’s undeniably easier to find that exact piece you’ve been searching for when you’re not operating on a tight budget, it’s not impossible to shop cheap and look expensive. From mod pieces to vintage steals, we’ve tracked down some of our favorite furniture that you’d never guess is under $200. Read on to discover inexpensive buys to complete your space.


Mag Table, Design Within Reach, $199

Scandinavian simplicity at its finest: This sleek birch wood table is ideal for neatly storing your favorite magazines. It’s also conveniently multifunctional—simply turn it on its side and use as a handy laptop table to work from the comfort of your sofa.


Forest Green Kaylyn Bench with Bolsters, World Market, $174

Add a hint of velvet and an ample amount of seating to your entryway with this luxe bench, decked out in what’s purported to be 2019’s trendiest hue. It would also be the perfect piece to prop at the foot of your bed for bedroom seating.


Tamsin Dining Chair, Anthropologie, $98

While any of the subtle hues available make for a chic dining room set-up, we love the idea of combining them for more of an eclectic collection of seating options. Whether mixing them together to form a pastel color palette or opting for the simple white option, they’ll be perfect for your modern design aesthetic.


Yamazaki Tower Clothing Rack, Urban Outfitters, $98

Ideal for small space homeowners (or renters) a little short on closet space, this sleek clothing rack will fit in any empty corner of your bedroom. With space for hangers and a shelf, it’s a catch-all for all your favorite pieces—try storing bulkier winter items here to free up real estate in your wardrobe.  


Trivia Coffee Table, M Collection, $199

Crafted out of solid oak and powder-coated metal, you would never guess this sturdy design is under $200. The

sleek coffee table

will definitely corral all your living room essentials; we suggest organizing them with an equally stylish decorative tray to keep your space looking tidy.


Vintage Camp Stool, Etsy, $125

If you’re a vintage lover, be sure to check out Etsy on your hunt for the perfect furniture piece. While several of the antiques are admittedly quite pricey, you’ll occasionally stumble upon a gem like this cool camp stool—which also doubles as a luggage holder—which is affordable and totally worth picking up.


Vintage Mod Dining Chair, Target, $169.99

There’s always room for a touch of vintage in any space. This dining chair provides just that, with the bonus of comfy upholstered seating.

Tri Black Side Table, Unison, $70

Tiny and surprisingly sturdy, this three-legged table perfectly suits a

tiny apartment

. No matter how you use it, it’s a particularly great find for a more contemporary aesthetic given the two-tone design and minimalist silhouette.

Leya Plant Stand Side Table, Urban Outfitters, $129

A planter and side table rolled into one, this little mesh contraption is a smart solution for that one empty nook in your living room you don’t quite know what to do with. Need some guidance on exactly what plant to put in your new piece? Check out our guide to the trendiest plants of the year.

Siegel Nightstand in Walnut, Target, $90.99

Walnut wood tones are reminiscent of the mid-century modern decor that’s seemingly always en vogue.  This nightstand with tapered legs and minimal hardware is a nod to mid-century designs with an updated feel.

INKIVY Blaze Triangle Wood Coffee Table, Amazon, $179.00

When you can’t decide between round and rectangle, think triangle instead. The rounded corners and swooping angles of this table definitely offer something unique for your living area.

Barrel Chair in Gray, Target, $125.99

We love a chair that can perform double duty, like this upholstered armchair that’s equally as comfortable at the dinner table as it is in the living room. While gray is always in style, a colorful graphic pillow would really make this look pop.

Ernest Chrome Bar Cart, CB2, $199.00

A sparkling chrome bar cart sets just the right mood for cocktail hour.  This cart packs a lot of glam in a small package that fits perfectly into the tightest of spaces, and would even fit into a corner. Wheel it about as needed, and serve drinks in high style.

Sauder Cocktail Table in Walnut, Amazon, $83.50

Just try and find a cuter, more versatile table for a lower price—we dare you. The faux marble top really adds the illusion of glamor, at a fraction of the cost of the real thing.

This story was originally published on July 6, 2017. It has been updated with new information.

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Elly Leavitt

Writer and Editor

Elly enjoys covering anything from travel to funky design (tubular furniture, anyone?) to the latest cultural trend. Her dream apartment would exist on the Upper West Side and include a plethora of mismatched antique chairs, ceramic vessels, and floor-to-ceiling bookcases—essential to her goal of becoming a poor man’s Nora Ephron. You can probably find her in line at Trader Joe’s. You will never find her at SoulCycle.