17 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Apartment Accents on Amazon

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Home décor — for the price of a Sweetgreen salad.

Turns out you don’t need to schlep to Ikea to find cheap bowls and dish towels. Amazon is actually full of handsome and well-priced home décor —you just have to do a little digging. Which is what we did so you don’t have to. Below, the fuzzy pillows and copper paper-towel holders that are under $20.

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Zhuzh up the couch with a fuzzy white pillow.

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Dikoaina Mongolian Faux Fur Pillow Cover $14, Amazon
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A sleek copper number that’ll immediately gussy up the kitchen counter.

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Umbra Paper Towel Holder $15, Amazon
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Plop this on a bathtub ledge, and your soap setup will be a whole lot less grubby. Will look particularly nice with this Wary Meyers bar.

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Yamazaki Home Silicone Soap Tray From $10, Amazon

A set of graphic wood coasters that would also make a very nice housewarming gift.

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Areaware Table Tiles $19, Amazon
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Okay, this is $32, but it’s such a great little side table that we had to stick it on here. Place a lamp on it, your Amy’s tortellini bowl, or a Roku remote.

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Dar Living Metal Side Table $32, Amazon
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Your apples will thank you.

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Normann Copenhagen Fruity Fruit Bowl $19, Amazon

Update: This fruit bowl has sold out! Here’s a similarly sleek one, from Yamazaki Home.

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A nice-looking way to deal with the night sweats.

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Bormioli Rocco Bedside Carafe With Tumbler $18, Amazon
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These dish towels from Nawrap (a Japanese company founded in the 1930s that originally made mosquito nets) are infused with an anti-odor and anti-microbial charcoal called binchotan.

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NaWrap Dishcloth $10, Amazon
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A perfect bathroom trash can available in a rainbow of pleasing Pantone-y shades.

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Umbra Corner Waste Can From $28, Amazon
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Show off your Stumptown (and keep your beans fresh).

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Evak Airless Storage Canister From $10 in a variety of sizes, Amazon
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Great for holding things that don’t have an obvious home, like a remote control, a pair of scissors, even an air plant. Could work inside a closet or on a foyer wall.

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Homecube Storage Rack $16, Amazon
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These colorful and dishwasher-safe Japanese servers stand upright so you won’t get tomato sauce all over the kitchen.

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Kotubi Serving Tongs From $14, Amazon
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1970s-era “splatterware” is having a bit of a moment; it also happens to be very affordable. This bowl can be used to hold fruit and veggies or to serve salad or pasta.

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Enamelware Bowl From $20, Amazon
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For the black thumbs out there: A bunch of these unkillable dried buds will brighten up any room (and will look particularly great in a milk-glass vase.)

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Dried Billy Button Crespedia $12 per bunch, Amazon
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For a little yacht club in the bathroom.

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Kikkerland Nautical Flag Shower Curtain $16, Amazon
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Just stick this vinyl decal onto a French press, and poof, it’s a penguin.

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Andrew Neyer Penguin Press Decal $7, Amazon
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An all-glass, velvet-lined trinket holder.

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Studio Silversmith Jewelry Box $25, Amazon

Update: This has sold out! But it’s still available in a more oblong shape.

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Posters by Milton Glaser, the co-founder of New York Magazine and a legendary graphic designer, tend to be pricey. Here’s a hack: Get a used copy of this out-of-print tome, cut out some of these beautiful posters, and voilà.

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The Milton Glaser Photo Book From $39, Amazon

Update: This book’s price went up since we first wrote about it.

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17 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Apartment Accents on Amazon