21 home décor items I found on Amazon that look so expensive (but are actually affordable)

These cheap-yet-expensive-looking home décor items will make furnishing your space easier than ever.

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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

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Clever Chef Striated 8 x 12 Inch Glass Cutting Board Set (opens in new tab) starting at $28.99, 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 (opens in new tab)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

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Smaier 1.5L U Shape Wine Decanter (opens in new tab) l Was $32.99, Now $19.99, at Amazon

With the prospect of entertaining duties resuming soon, this dreamy decanter (opens in new tab) 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

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ZIMASILK 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase (opens in new tab) starting at $23.99, at Amazon

Ranking right up there with the best mattress (opens in new tab) is this perfect pillowcase (opens in new tab)— 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

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SUNNIOR Aluminum LED Motion Sensor Sconce (opens in new tab) for $16.99, at Amazon

Light up any living room, closet, or kitchen area with the help of this plug-less sensor (opens in new tab). 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

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Peach & Pebble 5" Ceramic Planter Set (opens in new tab)starting at $45, at Amazon

Featuring a unique shape and stunning matte white glaze, this beautiful porcelain ceramic pot (opens in new tab) will give your plants the necessary room to grow. 


6. A trendy tile backsplash to instantly update your kitchen (without breaking the bank!)

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Collections Etc Multi-Colored Adhesive Mosaic Backsplash Tiles (opens in new tab)for $24.98, at Amazon

Here at Real Homes, we love a quick update, and ranking right next to the best peel-and-stick wallpaper (opens in new tab) is this trendy tiled choice (opens in new tab). 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

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Coavas Window Film Privacy Cover (opens in new tab) starting at $6.49, at Amazon

Whether you're dealing with lurking neighbors or want a bit more privacy, this chic cover (opens in new tab) will keep your windows covered, and looking as expensive as ever, thanks to its upscale pattern. 

8. Reach for this trio of canisters to keep your products stored and stylish

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mDesign Plastic Round Countertop Canister (Set of 3) (opens in new tab) for $24.99, at Amazon

Cotton balls, q-tips, or any additional beauty products — you name it, these countertop canisters (opens in new tab) 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

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Modway Haste Contemporary Modern Hourglass Accent Stool (opens in new tab) l Was $59.25, Now $45.67, at Amazon

Guests will be doing a double-take over this ribbed accent stool (opens in new tab)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

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Harmati Sherpa Storage Bench (opens in new tab) l Was $159.99, Now $139.99, at Amazon

The clean lines and solid wood legs give this white sheepskin ottoman bench (opens in new tab) 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

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Deconovo Rod Pocket Blackout Curtains (opens in new tab)l Was $28.99, Now $24.64, at Amazon

These blackout curtains (opens in new tab) 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

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RECUTMS 8 Bundles Artificial Flowers  (opens in new tab)l Was $15.99, Now $13.99, at Amazon

With eight bundles of lifelike magenta, this faux fake (opens in new tab) flower brings the lush beauty of nature into your life, creates a cozy ambiance without any maintenance or mess. 

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ArtbyHannah 8 Pack Gallery Wall Kit (opens in new tab)l Was $39.99, Now $33.99, at Amazon

This assortment of gallery frames (opens in new tab) is crafted from recycled high-quality PS material, featuring transparent glass that inspires a clear viewer than traditional Plexiglass for a long-lasting look. 

14. This high-powered LED light to inspire the most Instagrammable selfies 

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Butylux 32x24 inch Wall Mounted LED Bathroom Mirror (opens in new tab) l Was $152.99, Now $142.79, at Amazon

This full-touch control bathroom mirror light (opens in new tab)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 

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Tzerotone 2.5 oz 20 Piece Glass Jar (opens in new tab) l Was $34.99, Now $29.74, at Amazon

This 20-piece canister set (opens in new tab) 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

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Harmati Lift Top Coffee Table with Storage (opens in new tab) for $154.99, at Amazon

With its minimalist design and use of neutral colors, this lift-up coffee table (opens in new tab) provides a modern look; while sparingly offering hidden storage inside of it. 

17. A mirror that dupes Anthropologie's best-seller

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Harmati Round Mirror (opens in new tab) for $49.99, at Amazon

Anthropologie dupes (opens in new tab) are hard to come by, but this timeless circular design is a dead ringer; with a crisp and distortion-free reflection, this mirror (opens in new tab) will look perfect when displayed next to the best armchair.  (opens in new tab)


18. A coffee table that features this season's most sought-after trend: rattan

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Harmati Coffee Table for Living Room (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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

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Harmati Round Side Table with Storage (opens in new tab)for $69.99, at Amazon

Modern meets boho in this scaled-back accent table that mimics the previously-mentioned choice. This side table (opens in new tab) 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

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Layla Down Alternative Comforter (opens in new tab) for $189, at Amazon

Designed from premium luxury cotton, this comfortable comforter (opens in new tab) will be the perfect addition to any best mattress (opens in new tab) in need of some accessorizing. 

21. Decorative accents to sprinkle consoles and tabletops with

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Kate and Laurel Lipton Decorative Tray with Polished Metal Handles (opens in new tab) for $44.95, at Amazon

Versatile and multi-purpose, this contemporary tray (opens in new tab) with perfected alloy grips will be an artistic accent in your space. 

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Brittany Romano is a Shopping Editor, based in New York City. From her start as a fashion market assistant at Marie Claire to building a highly profitable commerce vertical at Us Weekly and AMI brands, Brittany has produced award-winning content covering everything from celebrity beauty hacks to must-have items from online sales. She is a graduate of New England College. When she isn’t writing, you can find Brittany indulging in yet another DIY project or cheering on her beloved Boston Bruins. 

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