8 expensive-looking Amazon home essentials that cost under $50

These Amazon home finds will satisfy your Champagne taste and your beer budget

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When it comes to decorating your home on a budget, having expensive taste can feel like a blessing and a curse. You might have a great eye for design, but you don't necessarily have the funds to bring your vision to life, right? Not necessarily.

Just because you like a luxe look doesn't mean you need to spend a small fortune on your home. Enter: Amazon home. Nicknamed the Everything Store, Amazon sells virtually everything imaginable—yes, including great home decor. And, if you do some digging, you'll spot tons of home essentials that look way more expensive than they actually are.

We know you don't have all day to shop, so we're sharing our favorite expensive-looking home essentials. But in reality? They're all available for $50 or less.

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Essentra Home Blanc Collection White Toothbrush Holder| Currently $9.99 (opens in new tab)

Essentra Home Blanc Collection White Toothbrush Holder|Currently $9.99 (opens in new tab)

The key to a serene—and oh-so-luxurious—bathroom? Small, thoughtful touches like this toothbrush holder from Essentra Home. With a subtle marble veining and smooth polyresin material, this accent piece looks like it belongs in a fancy spa or five-star hotel. In fact, guests who use your restroom will have no idea you bought it on Amazon for just $10. 

Berglander Flatware Set 20 Piece, Stainless Steel Gold Plated Flatware Set| Currently $24.99 (opens in new tab)

Berglander Flatware Set 20 Piece, Stainless Steel Gold Plated Flatware Set|Currently $24.99 (opens in new tab)

On-trend brass cutlery is an easy way to make everyday dinners feel a little fancier. Not to mention how great this flatware set will look on your table during the holiday season. This set comes with four place settings, but at just $24.99 for the set, you can double up and still spend under $50. 

Cook with Color Mixing Bowls| Currently $17.49-$24.99 (opens in new tab)

Cook with Color Mixing Bowls|Currently $17.49-$24.99 (opens in new tab)

If you want to create a meal that'll appeal to all the senses, pick up these nesting bowls from Cook with Color. While we'd be the first to admit "expensive mixing bowls" sounds like an oxymoron, this option gets an elevated upgrade, thanks to its gradient color palette and sleek silhouette. Each bowl is decked out with a handle and pouring spout, making them equal parts practical and pretty.

Creative Co-op Reactive Glaze White Stoneware Cutout Vase| Currently $19.16 (opens in new tab)

Creative Co-op Reactive Glaze White Stoneware Cutout Vase|Currently $19.16 (opens in new tab)

Primitive ceramics are all over Instagram, but you don't have to spend a fortune to hop on this trend train. This rough-hewn vase looks like it could go for at least $100 at a high-end retailer, but it can be yours for under $20. [Adds to cart]. 

Puzrest Modern Color Geometric Decor Vases| Currently $23.99 (opens in new tab)

Puzrest Modern Color Geometric Decor Vases|Currently $23.99 (opens in new tab)

Take your plant collection to new heights (literally) with Puzrest's  wall vases. Between their geometric shapes and cheery bursts of color, these vases will look just as good as the plants you choose to place inside. If you want to give your green thumb a rest, they'll double as a cool art installation.

5mm Paper Round Beech Wood Wall Closet Coat Hook| Currently $19.90 (opens in new tab)

5mm Paper Round Beech Wood Wall Closet Coat Hook|Currently $19.90 (opens in new tab)

These unconventional coat hooks from 5mm Paper look like they'd be stocked at a fancy Scandinavian boutique. Not only will they add some visual interest to your wall, but they're also more space-efficient than, say, a traditional coat rack. All for under $20? Add them to your cart now and you'll have a fun, easy DIY project once the weekend rolls around. 

LOMAO Flannel Blanket with Pompom Fringe| Was $29.99, now $23.99 (opens in new tab)

LOMAO Flannel Blanket with Pompom Fringe|Was $29.99, now $23.99 (opens in new tab)

As far as we're concerned, no home is complete without at least one throw blanket. If you're looking to give your current rotation an elevated upgrade, take a gander at this one from LOMAO. The plush microfiber material offers optimal comfort, while the subtle pompom detailing will bring some style to your next snuggle session. Netflix and chilling has never looked so good. 

Umbra Woodrow 2 Gallon Modern Wooden Trash Can| Currently $20 (opens in new tab)

Umbra Woodrow 2 Gallon Modern Wooden Trash Can|Currently $20 (opens in new tab)

Umbra has been making effortlessly cool home accessories since 1979, so it's no surprise the company has managed to dream up a ridiculously chic trash can. (Yes, you read that correctly.) This $20 option has a mid-century appeal, thanks to the wood-inspired lining, minimalist silhouette, and sleek handles. Don Draper would certainly approve. 

mDesign Extra Slim Compact Plastic Freestanding Toilet Bowl Brush| Currently $9.99 (opens in new tab)

mDesign Extra Slim Compact Plastic Freestanding Toilet Bowl Brush|Currently $9.99 (opens in new tab)

Let's be honest: A toilet brush is probably the last thing you'd expect to see on this list. Yet, there's something about this option from mDesign that looks like a piece of art, not a bathroom staple. Turns out doing chores can be a lot more glamorous than you'd think.

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Kelsey Mulvey is a freelance journalist in San Francisco, who covers all-things design and lifestyle. Her work has been featured in publications Architectural Digest, ELLE Decor, and Apartment Therapy, among others.