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35 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 colorful pillows and metal napkin holders that are under $30 (and, in most cases, under $20). If you’re looking for some cheap decorating ideas for the bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen as well, we went and found a bunch of those on Amazon.

Now House by Jonathan Adler Leopard-Trinket Decorative Tray

Instead of tossing your keys on the kitchen table when you get home, give them a punchy, abstract leopard bowl to live in instead.

Londo Leather-Tray Organizer

Or this handsome leather tray, if you prefer something slightly more subdued.

TangDepot Decorative Handmade Stripe Cotton Throw-Pillow Cover

The cheery stripes on this pillow have a (rather charming) whiff of Dusen Dusen to them.

Retro Farmhouse Buffalo-Plaid Cotton-Linen Throw Pillow

For those looking to imbue their couch or chair with a little Joanna Gaines–style rusticity.

5-mm. Paper Round Beechwood Wall Closet Coat Hook/Hanger With Leather Strap

This natural-wood and leather hook would be right at home in a pared-down Shaker-style space.

Stone & Beam Modern Oval-Pattern Decorative Stoneware Vase

Great for displaying a bouquet of flowers, and nice enough to keep out on its own. [Editor’s note: This item will ship in one-to-two months.]

Simple Designs Texturized Curvy Ceramic Table Lamp

This structural, textural lamp looks like it costs much more than $30.

PINSOON LED Desk Lamp With Flexible Goose Neck

Wooden accents warm up this otherwise utilitarian desk lamp.

Ikea Fulltalig Candlestick, Set of 3

A simple but elegant candlestick set to go with some very of-the-moment, brightly colored tapered candlesticks.

Areaware Table Tiles

These graphic coasters are a twofer: When arranged together, they form a trivet.

Yamazaki home Tower-Ladle & Lid Stand

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

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

KLASKWARE Round Cake Stand

A lovely glass cake stand to display your latest olive-oil cake — or, perhaps, an assortment of marzipan.

Superio Horsehair Broom

A status broom without a status price tag.

Photo: Courtesy of vendor
Huibot Metal Dustpan and Brush Set

And a dustpan and brush set that comes highly recommended by none other than a Japanese Buddhist monk.

Kikkerland Fish Magic Soap

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

mDesign Slim Toilet Bowl Brush

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

Spectrum Diversified Wire Storage Basket

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

Home Basics Flat Wire Banana Tree Hanger

Your bananas have never looked better.

Muji Porcelain Toothbrush Stand

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

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

Stainless Steel Watering Can Pot

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

Le Creuset Stoneware Egg Cup

For an extra fancy soft-boiled egg.

Umbra Poise Tiered Accessory Holder

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

Umbra Napkin Holder

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

Photo: Courtesy of the vendor
Dar Living Metal Side Table

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

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

Style Setter Soho 2 Piece Water Set, Clear

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