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

Home décor — for the price of a Sweetgreen salad. Photo: Courtesy the retailer

Turns out you don’t need to schlep to Ikea to find cheap bowls, trash cans, water pitchers, or 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 metal napkin holders that are under $30 (and in most cases under $20).

Yamazaki home Tower-Ladle & Lid Stand
$18 at Amazon

A home for your ladles and spoons, so you don’t get tomato sauce all over the kitchen. You can also fit your favorite cookbook.

Areaware BRBOBTO Nail Bottle Opener
$12 at Amazon

A bottle opener that’s magnetized — you won’t be embarrassed to stick it to your fridge.

MoMA Dot Coasters
$6 for 4 at Amazon

Coasters that look good enough to eat.

Kikkerland Fish Magic Soap
$13 at Amazon

Keep this little guy in your sink to rid your hands of onion, garlic, and other cooking-related smells.

Ikea 365 Clear Glass Carafe With Cork Stopper, (34 Oz)
$17 at Amazon

A perfectly sized carafe to make even boxed wine look top shelf — or use it as a water pitcher.

T4U Ice Cream Planter
$15 at Amazon

Mini–planter dishes in sherbet hues.

mDesign Slim Toilet Bowl Brush
$10 at Amazon

A blue toilet-brush holder that doubles as an accent piece. See more bathroom accessories we love here.

Spectrum Diversified Wire Storage Basket
$11 at Amazon

When you don’t want to stash your stuff in plastic tubs.

Home Basics Flat Wire Banana Tree Hanger
$9 at Amazon

Your bananas have never looked better.

Muji Porcelain Toothbrush Stand
$5 at Amazon

Much easier on the eyes than your typical perforated toothbrush holder, and you can collect them in different colors.

RSVP Marble Herb and Salt Bowl
$9 at Amazon

Consider offsetting the white marble with some colorful salts and spices.

Stainless Steel Watering Can Pot, 400ML
$23 at Amazon

A sleek, design-y watering can that’s too nice to hide in your garage.

Le Creuset Stoneware Egg Cup
$10 at Amazon

For an extra-fancy hard-boiled egg.

Umbra Poise Tiered Accessory Holder
$20 at Amazon

A better way to display some of your knickknacks and odds and ends.

Dikoaina Mongolian Faux Fur Pillow Cover
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Dikoaina Mongolian Faux Fur Pillow Cover
$12 at Amazon

Zhuzh up the couch with a fuzzy white pillow cover.

Umbra Napkin Holder
$13 at Amazon

A sleek nickel number that’ll immediately gussy up the kitchen counter.

Yamazaki Home Silicone Soap Tray
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Yamazaki Home Silicone Soap Tray
From $14 at Amazon

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.

Areaware Table Tiles
$26 at Amazon

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

Dar Living Metal Side Table
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Dar Living Metal Side Table
$29 at Amazon

Okay, this is $30, 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.

Umbra Touch Soap Pump
$10 at Amazon

A space-age-y rounded soap dispenser with a concealed pump.

Style Setter Soho 2 Piece Water Set, Clear
$13 at Amazon

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

Nawrap Dishcloth
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Nawrap Dishcloth
$10 at Amazon

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.

Umbra Woodrow Waste Can
$20 at Amazon

A perfect wooden bathroom trash can that would make a good upgrade to a mesh wastebasket.

Evak Airless Storage Canister
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Evak Airless Storage Canister
$11 at Amazon

Show off your Stumptown (and keep your beans fresh).

Homecube Storage Rack
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Homecube Storage Rack
$8 at Amazon

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.

Calypso Basics Marble Enamel Utensil Holder
$15 at Amazon

It seems 1970s-era “splatterware” is having a bit of a moment; it also happens to be very affordable. This long vessel can be used to store your kitchen utensils and would make a nice pop of color on your countertop.

Dried Billy Balls Craspedia, 10 Stems
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Dried Billy Balls Craspedia, 10 Stems
$18 at Amazon

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).

Kikkerland Birch Shower Curtain
$20 at Amazon

A shower curtain that creates an instant little woodsy scene in the bathroom.

Andrew Neyer Penguin Press Decal
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Andrew Neyer Penguin Press Decal
$7 at Amazon

Just stick this vinyl decal onto a French press, and poof, it’s a penguin.

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