10 Pieces of Affordable Furniture That’ll Actually Elevate Your Space

If you — like everyone else — have Marie Kondo’d your home, then you likely have much more space to play with heading into this new year. So why not give each room a facelift? For those of who love getting new furniture but think you just don’t have the budget for it and think less expensive furniture will leave your homes looking cheap, it’s not true! Chic, affordable furniture is everywhere, and it’s actually very possible to fool your houseguests into thinking your luxe-looking home cost you thousands.

For starters, when it comes to chairs and sofas, opting for velvet is always a solid choice. It not only gives the impression the seating area is expensive, but it’s also eye-catching — especially if you gravitate toward jewel tones, like emerald green.

As far as coffee tables and side tables go, think lesser is better. Marble was the “it” surface of 2018, and it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere, at least not this year. Plus, discount stores like T.J.Maxx still has plenty of marble-accented furniture up for sale, so it won’t be difficult scoring a great deal. Or find mirrored furniture that’ll catch the light and help open up the space.

Ahead, we’ve gathered just a few of our favorite pieces of affordable furniture — from retailers like Ikea, Wayfair and more — that we believe will elevate your space like never before.

Nesting tables

Image: Ikea.

This coffee table from Ikea has clean lines, is neutral in color and has a glass top. Plus, you get two for the price of one.

Vittsjö nesting tables (set of two), $69.99 at Ikea

Ceiling light

Image: Target.

Not technically “furniture,” but it’s always a good time to upgrade your ceiling lights, and this will catch everyone’s eye.

Project 62 Menlo Asterisk ceiling light, $149.99 at Target

Wingback chair

Image: Wayfair.

Velvet? Check. Comfortable? Check. On sale? Hell yes.

Willa Arlo Interiors Bouck wingback chair, $188.99 at Wayfair

Bar stools

Image: T.J.Maxx.
Look at your bar stools. How long have you had those things? It’s time to get stools that are actually comfortable — and chic to boot.

Ave Six Mayson bar stools (set of two), $99.99 at T.J.Maxx

Mirrored bar cart

Image: T.J.Maxx.
What’s classier than a bar cart? This one will not only complement any space, but it can also pass as a side table.

UMA mirrored bar cart, $99.99 at T.J.Maxx

Marble coffee table

Image: Wayfair.

Literally elevate your space with this multilevel, black-and-white coffee table. Sure, it’s faux marble, but no one needs to know that.

Mercury Row Karg coffee table, $211.99 at Wayfair

Open desk

Image: Target.

It’s officially time to stop working from the couch or the dining room table. Get a desk.

Project 62 Paulo open desk, $79.99 at Target

Office chair

Image: T.J.Maxx.
And don’t forget the office chair!

Tainoki Chelsea office chair, $129.99 at T.J.Maxx

Side entry table

Image: Bed Bath & Beyond.

Big fan of industrial chic? Then this side entry table from Bed Bath & Beyond should be calling your name.

Forest Gate Wheatland industrial-modern wood sofa entry table, $179.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Coat & shoe rack

Image: Bed Bath & Beyond.

Pair the entry table with this rustic dual-purpose piece of furniture. It’s a coat rack and a place to set your shoes and bags.

Forest Gate 72-inch Wheatland industrial-modern metal and wood hall tree, $209 – $229 at Bed Bath & Beyond

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