Shopping for new home décor items is never straightforward. Actually, in most cases, the task feels like a mission impossible.
Instinctively we know "you get what you pay for," so when we're looking to accessorize the best armchair or remodel our living room, we gravitate towards pieces that appear high-end and designed for longevity.
The downside? We can't afford said pieces, so we end up committing to more "affordable" pieces; despite knowing the optics are not in their favor.
But what if we didn't equate price with quality? What if there were pieces that looked and felt high-end and so luxurious but didn't put us broke; could there be such a thing? There is, and we've found it.
Amazon is a goldmine for home décor items that look high-end and won't break the bank. Oh, and to prove that we put our money where our mouth is.
From the best backsplashes (to rival the best peel-and-stick wallpaper) to the most sensational shatter-proof set, we've gone ahead and rounded up nine home décor items that look so expensive that your guest will be lusting over them for years to come.
Don't believe us? Add these must-haves to your carts ASAP and see for yourself.
1. A shatter-resistant set to make meal prep a breeze
Clever Chef Striated 8 x 12 Inch Glass Cutting Board Set starting at $29.99, at Amazon
Locating home décor items for your kitchen is an absolute essential — one that often comes usually with a lofty price. Yet, here this four-pack cutting board set gives a compelling case that we were wrong. This shatter-resistant glass set is an excellent alternative to a wooden cutting board and looks so high-end.
2. This very dreamy decanter — to make entertaining as fashionable as it is fun
Smaier 1.5L U Shape Wine Decanter l
Was $32.99, Now $28, at Amazon
With the prospect of entertaining duties resuming soon, this dreamy decanter is an absolute must. Not only does it come equipped with a unique U-shaped design that will have the compliments rolling in, but the tapered top avoids spilling, which is nothing short of a miracle.
3. The most perfect pillow to retire to night-after-night
ZIMASILK 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase starting at $23.99, at Amazon
Ranking right up there with the best mattress is this perfect pillowcase — or at least, according to 27,600+ reviewers, that is. Designed from 100% silk, you'll find this choice feels just as expensive as it looks. Oh, and factor in the dozens of available colors? Consider us all sold.
4. A hands-free sensor that is equal parts sleek as it is sensible
SUNNIOR Aluminum LED Motion Sensor Sconce for $14.95, at Amazon
Light up any living room, closet, or kitchen area with the help of this plug-less sensor. Ideal for those looking to go hands-free, this light brings advanced detection technology to any room in your home and automatically turns on. Easily hang with adhesive tape or screws, and ta-da: prepare to brighten up your space for under $20!
5. This perfect planter to give your greenery room to grow
6. A trendy tile backsplash to instantly update your kitchen (without breaking the bank!)
Collections Etc Multi-Colored Adhesive Mosaic Backsplash Tiles for $25.98, at Amazon
Here at Real Homes, we love a quick update, and ranking right next to the best peel-and-stick wallpaper is this trendy tiled choice. This easy-to-apply backsplash will add a designer feel to any kitchen (or bathroom), and with a handful of variations up to grabs, you can't go wrong.
7. Add additional privacy to your windows with this chic cover
8. Reach for this trio of canisters to keep your products stored and stylish
mDesign Plastic Round Countertop Canister (Set of 3) for $24.99, at Amazon
Cotton balls, q-tips, or any additional beauty products — you name it, these countertop canisters will keep them stored. Featuring a small, medium, and large-sized jar, shoppers can choose from a handful of metals and variations to ensure that their home rivals the most luxurious five-star hotel.
9. An affordable accent stool that is so sophisticated, you'll want one in every room
Modway Haste Contemporary Modern Hourglass Accent Stool l
Was $59.25, Now $40.03, at Amazon
Guests will be doing a double-take over this ribbed accent stool that's intricate detailing could easily rival some of the finest Italian furniture on the market.
10. A stylish storage solution that also doubles as a seat
Harmati Sherpa Storage Bench l
Was $179.99, Now $169.99, at Amazon
The clean lines and solid wood legs give this white sheepskin ottoman bench its understated modern look, while soft upholstery and a high-density foam cushion make this upholstered bench the perfect addition to any room in need of both a comfortable seat and additional storage.
11. These blackout curtains that keep the sun at bay
Deconovo Rod Pocket Blackout Curtains for $28.99, at Amazon
These blackout curtains are made from 100% high-quality polyester material and feature an innovative triple weave fabric construction with an inner layer that enhances the draping purposes. Perfect solution for your décor and makes your home comfortable.
12. A fabulously faux flower that Is suitable both indoors and outdoors
13. Channel your inner Joanna Gaines and create a gorgeous gallery wall
14. This high-powered LED light to inspire the most Instagrammable selfies
Butylux 32x24 inch Wall Mounted LED Bathroom Mirror for $169.99, at Amazon
This full-touch control bathroom mirror light offers both uniform and soft light. The color temperature can switch from 3000k warm white to 6000k daylight. Also, there's a long touch button that adjusts the light intensity from 10% - 100% according to your need, brings comfortable visual lighting in your bathroom, no flicker, no UV.
15. An all-inclusive set of chic canisters that can be used in various rooms
Tzerotone 2.5 oz 20 Piece Glass Jar l
Was $34.99, Now $29.74, at Amazon
This 20-piece canister set offers a healthy and easy way to store powders, tidy up and organize anything else that requires additional storage. Constructed from durable and resistant borosilicate glass with a natural bamboo lid and silicone ring, they're as fashionable as they are functional.
16. A multi-functional coffee table that offers more than what meets the eye
17. A mirror that dupes Anthropologie's best-seller
18. A coffee table that features this season's most sought-after trend: rattan
Harmati Coffee Table for Living Room for $159.99, at Amazon
The Harmati brand on Amazon continues to impress with its high-end home décor items that don't break the bank — with this coffee table being no exception. From the wooden base and very on-trend rattan detailing, it's hard-pressed to resist investing the very affordable under-$160 price tag.
19. A scaled-back version of the previously-mentioned table
Harmati Round Side Table with Storage l
Was $79.99, Now $69.99, at Amazon
Modern meets boho in this scaled-back accent table that mimics the previously-mentioned choice. This side table offers the same wood and rattan combination —available in three shades! — in addition to adding a more compact design and added storage as a bonus!
20. An all-seasons comforter to dress your guest bedroom's up in
21. Decorative accents to sprinkle consoles and tabletops with
Kate and Laurel Lipton Decorative Tray with Polished Metal Handle l
Was $47.99, Now $36.08, at Amazon
Versatile and multi-purpose, this contemporary tray with perfected alloy grips will be an artistic accent in your space.
22. A trendy table that won't break the bank
Safavieh Home Collection Myrtis Brass Coffee Table l
Was $219.75, Now $194.25, at Amazon
Crafted from aluminum, this coffee table will give a fresh look to any section of your home.
23. A 16-piece plate set that is reminiscent of Mackenzie-Childs
Porlien Checker 16-piece Square Dinnerware Set for $58.99, at Amazon
Mackenzie-Childs fans rejoice! We've found a 16-piece dinner plate set (suitable for up to four people) that won't break the bank. With the same unique checkerboard pattern, this is the ideal setting for weekly dinners or festive holidays.
24. And don't forget the matching teacups!
Porlien Checker Pattern 17-ounce Cappuccino Cup and Saucer (Set of 2) for $31.99, at Amazon
Resort to this 17-ounce porcelain cup set to satisfy your needs for afternoon tea or cappuccino. Perfect for hosting or individual use, the matching porcelain spoon is sensational for a stirring drink with a 6-inch length.