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36 Pieces Of Home Decor That Look More Expensive Than They Actually Are


36 Pieces Of Home Decor That Look More Expensive Than They Actually Are

Small items that’ll make your home look like it’s straight out of a magazine.

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1. A modern desk lamp with a flexible gooseneck that’ll look nice sitting on your desk (but won’t overpower it) and provide plenty of light to get your work done.


Promising review: “I love this lamp. I use it on my computer desk, and it matches nicely. My desk is a white and natural wood color, so this lamp looks great on it. I actually have a lot of lamps, really nice and expensive ones, and this inexpensive desk lamp holds its own and is impressive; it’s modern, clean, and functional.” —Seanazon

Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

2. An abstract geometric wall art print to bring a bit of color to the room and make people think you might have picked it up from a fancy art gallery.

The Crafted Prints / Etsy

The Crafted Prints is a BIPOC-owned brand creating unique and accessible wall art since 2019. All prints are printed on-demand on 60lb matte art paper. The frame is not included.

Get it from The Crafted Prints on Etsy for $16+ (available in sizes 5×7, 8×10, and 11×14).

3. A centerpiece bowl with an interesting eye-cathing design you can use to draw the eye to the center of the table.


Promising review: “I love this bowl. It looks more expensive than it actually is. I like that it’s not plastic, and it looks good with my decor! I will actually buy a second one for a different area in my home.” —D&D S.

Get it from Amazon for $20.35 (available in black and white).

4. A double hand towel holder to make your bathroom seem like it’s straight out of the Ritz Carlton — and guests will know exactly where they can dry their hands.


Promising review: “I purchased this for hand towels in the bathroom. It’s sturdy. It does not rust or show signs of it being cheap. It’s bigger than I expected and can easily fit four hand towels. It looks nice in the bathroom and looks way more expensive than what it was bought for. I have gotten compliments on it. I’m very glad I bought it and have recommended it to others.” —Valerie P

Get it from Amazon for $16.49 (available in nickle, bronze, and black).

5. A hanging shelf with a hole in it that’ll fit a 4-inch pot perfectly to add some greenery to your wall and give the room a bit more of the life that any classy place has.

The Crafty Swirl / Etsy

The Crafty Swirl is a Black woman-owned company creating handmade home decor from Los Angeles, California since 2019.

Get it from The Crafty Swirl on Etsy for $20 (available in seven colors and 15 styles).

6. A bottom-shaped vase that’ll be a ~cheeky~ and eye-cathing addition to your home that’ll make everyone do a double-take.


Promising review: “Oh my gosh, THESE ARE SO CUTE!!!! I have one of each kind now, and they look so cute as statement pieces in my bathroom decor. Everyone who sees them gasps and wants to know where they came from. ♥️ I’m obsessed with both sides of the bottom half, I keep switching it around because they’re both so beautiful. They feel so expensive 🤭 and are sturdy. No drainage, but a nursery pot would fit inside if you wanted to use it for that, but honestly, my brain has been exploding with all the uses from them as they are. 😍What a deal for the price. 10/10 would recommend!!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available as a bottom, tall bottom, and top).

7. A set of modern-looking floating shelves so you can take advantage of all the empty space on your wall and display your favorite books, plants, or trinkets you’ve been collecting.


Promising review: “These are great little shelves!! I bought them for my bathroom and they look great! The size is perfect, and they are nicer in person than the pictures!! I’m very happy with the purchase.” —Nancy Iorio

Get the set of two from Amazon for $20.99 (available in beige and brown and in small and medium).

8. A jar of matches your guests may ~strike~ up a conversation about because this small thing is a cool but functional piece of decor.

Mulberry & Grand

Mulberry & Grand is a woman-founded boutique based in NYC offering statement jewelry, accessories, clothes, and more. The matches are from a female-founded company and come with 100 in the glass jar.

Get it from Mulberry & Grand for $19 (available in pink, coral, and mint) or Amazon for $15+ (available in 16 colors and glass styles).

9. A sleek entryway organizer perfect to put by your front door so you have a place to store your mail instead of just letting it pile up on your counter or kitchen table forever.


Promising review: “This is really handy. It really reduced my key-hunting time. It’s also great to stage your mail or small items such as sunglasses. It’s good quality” —Jack M.

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

10. A leather tissue box designed to cover the eye-sore that is a regular tissue box and make it a ~marble-ous~ addition to your living room.

Karen Jai Home

Karen Jai Home is a Black woman-owned business that sells luxury home decor accessories.

Get it from Karen Jai Home for $18 (available in black and white).

11. A set of small baskets that work as both simple decor and storage in your room so you can easily roll up any extra hand towel so they’re not left lying around your bathroom.


Promising review: “I love these baskets! I ended up ordering another set because they are so useful and cute!” —ShawnW

Get a set of three from Amazon for $26.99 (available in white/black and white/brown).

12. A smooth semi-circle metal tray you can use as a catch-all tray to store all your small items that end up randomly all over your home because you can’t seem to find a place to put them.

SustainAble Home Goods

SustainAble Home Goods is a Black woman-owned business that sells fair trade and ethically-sourced goods from artisans around the world.

Get it from SustainAble Home Goods for $25 (available in orange, yellow, and mauve).

13. A wine decanter that may just make your kitchen table feel like a classy 5-star restaurant with your aerated red wine sitting there. Now if only it could do all your dishes as well…


Promising review: “This is perfect for a cocktail party. It is really attractive and unique. It’s quite lightweight but looks elegant and expensive.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $29.98.

15. An artificial fiddle-leaf fig in a black sleek pot for anyone who loves the look of plants in their home but hasn’t quite mastered the art of keeping them alive yet. This little guy gives you all the beauty with none of the work. Now that’s a win-win.


Promising review: “I am redoing my bedroom in farmhouse style, and this little plant is so realistic. The price was fantastic too. Plants can be very costly, but this one wasn’t at all. I mean people ask me if it’s real or not when they visit. It fits right on the nightstand. The leaves are shiny and the pot is a light grey, which fits into the theme of the room. A plant can really make a room look a little more like home, and that’s what this plant did for me. Plus, I can’t keep a live plant alive for the life of me. With this plant, I don’t have to worry about it.” —Whit

Get it from Amazon for $27.61 (available in three plant styles).

16. A woven serving tray big enough that you could serve breakfast in it or even just hold your favorite candles and books on your coffee table.

Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $26.

17. A table lamp designed to shine bright like a ~diamond~ on your nightstand, giving you that extra dose of light and glam to brighten the room.


Promising review: “I really like how modern it looks and how elegant it is at the same time. This is my favorite lamp right now.” —Natalie Zelt-Leber

Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in gold, rose gold, and black).

18. A mosaic-inspired trinket dish perfectly sized to fit your favorite rings to keep them safe and protected from getting all tangled up with your other jewelry.


Get it from Anthropologie for $14.

19. A magazine rack so sleek that your guests will probably think you got it from some fancy boutique.


Promising review: “I just got this magazine holder today, and I can’t tell you enough about the quality of this product. It’s beautiful, just like the picture, and it’s efficient…I put it alongside my TV stand and no longer have to clutter up the stand ;)” —N.M.P118

Get it from Amazon for $14.96.

20. A boho-inspired pom-pom throw blanket that’ll add a pop of color to your couch and also give you something to snuggle up with as you watch your favorite movie.


Promising review: “The entire Drew Barrymore Flower Home line is gorgeous online, and this throw did not disappoint in person. It looks and feels much more expensive than it is. The color was as expected and all items shipped quickly. I will purchase more items from the Flower Home line.” —Jacqueline

Get it from Walmart for $15 (originally $49; available in orange, light brown, and green).

21. A strand of gold lunar garland you’ll be over the ~moon~ to add above your bed for an added bit of charm.


Promising review: “Picture does not do this justice. It’s so pretty. I love it.” —Dana

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in medium and large and in gold, black, and silver).

22. A set of two circular mirrors with wooden holders small enough to be minimalistic decor on your dresser but large enough that you can use them to help you put lipstick on before you head out the door.


Get the set of two from Ikea for $12.99.

23. A sleek wall shelf designed with five pegs under it so you can hang up your jacket and bag as soon as you get home instead of throwing them on the ground and making your floor so messy you can barely walk.


Promising review: “I moved in with my boyfriend only to find his storage solution for dog leashes was a pile on the floor. I bought this and hung it up and it holds all of the dog leashes and my bags now and looks great! We have a couple of picture frames sitting on the shelf part. It’s very sturdy.” —Frankie

Get it from Amazon for $26.22 (available in black and white).

24. A set of six coasters so beautiful they’ll help you remember to actually use them so you can protect your furniture and make it look nicer longer.


Get the set of six from Lumens for $18 (available in gold, silver, and rose gold).

25. A compact toilet brush holder because you know you’re truly ~living~ when it looks like you have a super fancy toilet brush in the bathroom even though you paid practically pennies for it.


Promising review: “An elegant toilet brush? Yes, believe it or not. It looks like a vase. I’m impressed. It’s a little light. A little bag of sand or marbles or such in the bottom gives it weight if needed.” —ronsunni

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in six colors).

26. A woven wall hanging that’ll add some texture and dimension to your wall and make your gallery wall seem even cooler.


Promising review: “This woven tapestry is very beautiful and is at a great price! Our apartment is more grey and white than ivory, and finding a cooler-toned neutral tapestry was difficult, but this is perfect. We hung it from our white brick wall, and it’s a gorgeous and crisp next to the greenery, rattan, and gold decor.” —pharmacyumn

Get it from Target for $15.

27. A two-tier gold tray to hold and display your favorite earrings because they’re basically like art themselves.

Promising review: “I love Umbra products — they always have good modern designs. This looks more expensive than you’d expect. It’s a matte gold, which I always think ups the sophistication. It’s on the smaller side and perfect for a bedside table or corner of a vanity. The top holds several small items and the bottom can hold several bangles.”—Dr A.

Get it from Amazon for $16.49+ (available in gold, white, and black).

28. A hexagonal hourglass that’ll be a small yet ~timeless~ addition to your home office and a way for you to force yourself to actually take five-minute breaks throughout the day.

World Market

Promising review: “I am using this hourglass for a decorative piece on my shelf. This is an amazing find from World Market! I love the gold sand because of the amazing shine!” —anonymous

Get it from World Market for $21.99.

29. A glossy hanging planter rack with three brass holders to display your ever ~growing~ plant collection on the wall and not clutter up all your tables.

Nordstrom Rack

Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $35.97 (originally $72).

30. An enamelware marbled coffeepot you *could* use to hold your coffee, or you could just display the bouquet of flowers you picked up at the farmers market in a beautiful way.


Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in four styles).

31. A set of velvet pillow covers that’ll be a ~smooth~ addition to your couch and make it seem like it could be in Buckingham Palace.


Promising review: “I love these pillowcases! They are way nicer than I expected for the price. They are soft, wash well, and look more expensive than the price. I’m super happy with my purchase. I was kinda iffy on buying them but I went ahead and did it because I knew I could return them if I didn’t like them but I was actually pleasantly surprised.” —Amanda

Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.99 (available in eight sizes and 32 colors).

32. A neon sign to ~kiss~ your boring walls goodbye and give you a chic way to ~light~ up the room.


Promising review: “I was very surprised that is wasn’t some cheap quality neon light when it first arrived. It’s super cool. It’s very bright, and I love that you can plug it by USB or use batteries. This means you literally can use it anywhere. It’s a very cool item I definitely recommend.” —Esmee K.

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in pink, red, and blue).

33. A wood and copper wall hook with leather strap so you can put things over the hooks *and* through them, so they’re doubly as functional.

5mm Paper / Etsy

5mm Paper is a woman-owned business creating home decor, fashion, and lifestyle accessories from Lisbon, Portugal since 2017. This wall hook comes with two different types of screws to put it on the wall or door.

Get it from 5mm Paper on Etsy for $22.90+ (available in five and six centimeters).

34. A minimalist table lamp to help you achieve that mid-century modern look without having to spend almost all your money.

Promising review: “This lamp looks more expensive than it is. It’s a great-looking lamp, you can really change up the feel just by changing the style of the light bulb. I’m very very happy with the quality and look.” —River Weeks

Get it from Amazon for $18.21.

35. A wood wine bottle holder you can use to display your favorite bottle of wine in the middle of your dining room table.

Olive Wood USA / Etsy

Olive Wood USA is a small business creating organic and natural kitchenware from Dallas, Texas since 2016. This wine holder is handmade and made from olive wood.

Promising review: “I love unique things, and this really caught my eye. The quality is excellent and looks very nice with a bottle of wine displayed. I’m very pleased.” —Suzanne Barker

Get it from Olive Wood USA on Etsy for $22.49.

36. And a magnetic organization rack to stick to the side of your fridge and have a place to keep your paper towels and other go-to condiments organized and looking nice and less cluttered, and in turn, nicer.


Promising review: “This is the perfect addition for a small (usually messy) kitchen. Now I always know where the paper towels are. The top shelf is a great place to keep often-used items (honey, sriracha sauce, garlic powder, etc.), and the hooks at the bottom work well for small potholders. The magnet holds well—I have not had any issues with the rack sliding down the side of my fridge. I think this is a great product.” —C. A. Fuchs

Get it from Amazon for $38.

Your response when your friends question how you can afford such nice home decor:

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Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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