Affordable Furniture and Decor That's Made to Last

Fill your home with pieces you'll enjoy for years to come with these 15 furnishings that won't break the bank.

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September 04, 2018

Photo By: Line Klein

Stick With the Classics

When a bed feels at home in your grandmother's house as easily as it does in a downtown loft, you know it has lasting appeal. This timeless iron bed gets a contemporary update with a slimmer, slightly curvier silhouette. Choose from elegant gray, cottage-inspired white or, of course, classic brass.

BUY IT: Crate & Barrel, $399 and up

Glowing Recommendation

Sleek modern style wrapped up in one curvy package. Whether working solo or in a group, a chic pendant light brings instant contemporary allure. Hang a single pendant over your nightstand for a reading light (and it frees up surface space) or try a trio over your kitchen island or breakfast table to illuminate prep and meal time.

BUY IT: AHALife, $120

For Book Lovers

This won't-break-the-bank bookshelf is made from durable solid wood to hold all your favorite reads. Unlike a lot of cheaper bookshelves, it requires minimal assembly time — just unfold it. Yep, it's that easy. If you need to double your storage, two shelves will stack on top of each other with provided metal plates (all you need is a screwdriver).

BUY IT: The Container Store, $79.99

It's the Little Things

When it comes to updating your room, pillows are one of our first suggestions. But — skip super trendy patterns or disposable construction. Well-made pillows will continue to make you and your room happy year after year. Find a pattern you adore, whether it's abstract, floral, striped or polka dot, and lean into your style. Unlike a lot of stores, these pillows come with the faux down insert already included. Now, that's a trend we can get behind.

BUY IT: Society6, $29.99 and up

Luxe on the Low

Add a touch of marble to your home without having to shell out big bucks. Designed to reflect the look of a Japanese garden stand, this end table mixes an elegant steel base with a solid marble top. Durable enough to withstand outdoor elements, the minimalist table adds a sophisticated touch to both exterior or interior spaces.

BUY IT: Kaufmann Mercantile, $149.90

Upcycled Showstopper

A leather sofa made to order for under $1,000? We'll take it. Upholstered in recycled cantina leather, this streamlined sofa is ready for you to Netflix and chill, chat with friends or completely crash after a long day.

BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, $999

Up for the Foot Traffic

Timeless appeal + a beautiful mix of hues = major flair underfoot. Opting for synthetic fibers in this rug makes the price much more affordable than its wool counterparts without having to sacrifice style or durability. This classic rug will stand the test of time (and kids and pets).

BUY IT: Wayfair, $51.99 and up

Art for All

Art makes a memorable impact in your home's design, showing off your personal style and infusing your space with beauty. 20x200 is a great source for a wide variety of art prints that go easy on your wallet. This abstract print turns a map of Boston into a brightly colored piece of art that's sure to be a great conversation starter.

BUY IT: 20x200, $24 and up

Simple Design, Lasting Style

Clean lines and simplicity never go out of fashion. This open nightstand works with any room's design and its steel frame ensures it can hold plenty of weight (up to 100 pounds). For just $50, you can happily pile your ever-growing reading list on it without fear of a collapse.

BUY IT: Amazon, $50.99

Not Skimping on Quality

Don't shy away from a store with "discount" in the name. Dovetail joints, drawer glides and self-closing drawers all combine in this rustic dresser for a sturdy piece with a reasonable price. The sliding barn door is a country charm twist on the traditional dresser and reveals extra drawers and storage.

BUY IT: Bob's Discount Furniture, $569

Relaxing the Day Away

Through sun and wind and rain, outdoor furniture has to stand up to a lot. These all-weather resin chairs are rust proof and UV protected so they won't fade. All you have to worry about is which glass of rosé you're going to enjoy sipping outside.

BUY IT: Home Depot, $79.99

More for Less

Shades of blue and green combine with an Ikat print to create these global-inspired curtains. Rather than paying over $100 per panel, grab this set of two for just $70.

BUY IT: World Market, $69.98

Looking for a Stowaway

Versatile storage is always in high demand. This crisp white credenza acts as a buffet, media cabinet, dresser or entry table — wherever you need organization the most. The exposed Craftsman-style base makes for an eye-catching juxtaposition to the piece's clean-cut façade.

BUY IT: CB2, $599

Smart Buy for Eating in

A complete dining set for under $400 — sign us up. Dot&Bo is a favorite designer spot for finding affordable buys that are sturdy and stylish. The natural walnut finish and midcentury modern style make for a winning addition to any breakfast area.

BUY IT: Dot & Bo, $395.99 and up

Take a Mid-Mod Seat

Up your midcentury modern ante with this clean-lined chair. Sleek wood arms and legs combine with gray tufted cushions for a comfy addition to your bedroom or living space. Plus, two words to get you shopping: free shipping.

BUY IT: AllModern, $204.99