You know you’re an adult when you realize just how much it costs to furnish a house (or even an apartment!). It’s certainly not cheap to deck out your home with stylish yet functional furniture, so we can’t blame you for opting for the sparse do-I-even-live-here? look.
Still, now’s as good a time as any to invest in some quality furniture pieces that—thankfully—are budget-friendly.
10 Budget-Friendly Furniture Pieces
Keep reading for 10 relatively inexpensive furniture pieces that instantly upgrade any space—from Walmart.com to Arhaus and more.
Wayfair is one of the best online places to shop for inexpensive, luxe-looking furniture and the Malta Reversible Sofa and Chaise with Ottoman is the perfect example. With nearly 1,000 reviews and a 4.3-star rating on Wayfair.com, customers love the included secret storage (in the ottoman!) and the toss pillows that come with it.
One Wayfair.com reviewer wrote, “Easy to install and it is comfortable to seat. I love the throw pillows that were included. The ottoman has a very good amount of space for storage.”
2. Arlene Bench
The gorgeously crafted Arlene Bench is unique but versatile enough to fit just about anywhere—at the foot of the bed, in the foyer or as extra seating in the kitchen or dining room. It features antique unfinished reclaimed teak wood and handcrafted details any Type-A person could appreciate.
One LuluandGeorgia.com reviewer wrote, “A beautiful bench! The beauty of simplicity, the honesty of the wood in the purest form.”
The Deston 29.13-Inch Wide Armchair from Wayfair has amassed an impressive 4.5-star rating and more than 3,255 reviews for its gorgeous nautical stripe design and nailhead trim.
You’ll also love just how comfy and cozy it is, so grab a book and get ready to curl up. One Wayfair.com reviewer wrote, “These chairs look amazing in our living room. They are comfortable too! Fabric is beautiful.”
One of the highest-rated and best-selling furniture pieces on Amazon.com, the Yaheetech Rustic Lift Top Coffee Table will instantly give your space the expensive facelift you’re looking for—without the price tag.
It has a 4.5-star rating and more than 4,800 reviews on Amazon.com, with one reviewer raving, “This is a fantastic coffee table for people with small apartments and need a place to eat without having room for a kitchen table. The coffee table looks nice, is decently sturdy, and folds up into a large TV tray. Also perfect for binge eating donuts and fried chicken on a Saturday morning while recovering from your hangover.”
Both affordable and space-conscious, the Costway Corner Computer Desk Laptop Writing Table from Walmart is ideal for anyone who has to conserve room while sometimes working from home. It fits neatly into the corner but still offers plenty of organizational space for books and other desk-writing things, thanks to a deep drawer and a shelf underneath. This lightweight, simple desk has a 4.8-star rating on Walmart.com and more than 500 reviews. It has even become a staple amongst those with young students who are distance learning.
One Walmart.com reviewer wrote, “I love this desk! It is absolutely perfect for my son’s room since he will be e-learning this school year. The instructions were clear, and all of the hardware was clearly marked and organized. Excellent!”
We all know that outdoor furniture sets can run you a few thousand dollars (ugh). But for the budget-conscious, the Amazonia Outdoor 5-Piece Rectangular Patio Dining Table Set With Eucalyptus Chairs from Raymour and Flanigan is an awesome choice. The chairs are particularly special, thanks to a 100 percent FSC certified eucalyptus and teak wood construction.
This set is also durable, weather-resistant and pairs well with just about any style—modern, rustic, contemporary, bohemian—you name it.
Want bouclé material but don’t want to pay for it? Same.
The Jarin 25.38-Inch Wide Armchair—which has a 4.5-star rating and more than 4,000 reviews on Wayfair.com—is the perfect solution. It’s all the gorgeous and fluffy look of bouclé without the hefty price tag. The seat itself is inspired by white sheepskin, and the hardwood arms and legs of the chair add a classic mid-century modern vibe to an otherwise nostalgic and vintage-feeling statement piece.
One Wayfair.com reviewer wrote, “Honestly probably going to buy a second one because we like it so much! Looks great, and is pretty comfy with a pillow in it. Thumbs up.”
The best way to maximize your space is to work your way up, which is exactly what this Rustic 5-Tier 70-Inch Tall Corner Shelf Bookshelf from Amazon does. This modern shelf-slash-bookshelf fits into any corner, giving you more functional space to work with elsewhere. Also, it doesn’t sacrifice style one bit. With an industrial black metal frame and rustic-looking wood shelves, it’s clear why this inexpensive furniture piece has a 4.8-star rating.
One Amazon.com reviewer even raved, “This is the perfect shelf for that annoying doofy corner I have in my bedroom. It’s tall, sturdy, modern, simple and beautiful. I love it and now I don’t mind looking at that corner.”
Believe it or not, it’s totally possible to find budget-friendly furniture at Arhaus. Though it may be a top-shelf, premium furniture store, there are some cost-efficient hidden gems in there, including the Gage Faux Leather Backless Counter Stool from the brand’s Gage Dining Chair Collection.
Upholstered in expensive-looking faux leather and brought to life by the iron frames and the unique baseball-style stitching, these seats look like a thousand bucks—but for far less.
If it’s the natural look you’re after, the Hannah Platform Bed from Lulu and Georgia actually offers a somewhat affordable option for lovers of cane (which is super trendy right now). With a headboard and footboard outfitted in neutral cane, you’ll love all the care and detail that went into this standout bedroom piece.
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