A conversation about fast fashion can't really be had without the mention of Zara, and ever since the Spanish chain launched a home spinoff (!!!), it has kind of been the same deal for decor. If you're looking for trendy pieces without the designer price tag—think clear acrylic furniture, oversize florals, mid-century inspired lamps—then Zara Home is your jam. You're welcome.
You'll also love the brand's incredible basics line that includes textiles, wooden frames, bedding and more, all at entry level price points. We're talking under $50 for a sheer linen panel, people! I challenge you to find a better off-the-shelf deal on 100 percent linen. They're killing the rug game right now and have just started offering larger flatweaves. Plus, whatever the object of the moment is (I'm looking at you, geode bookends and spiky gold urchin paperweights), Zara Home will have it and typically for less than other retailers.
There is a downside however: you can only cross the threshold of a Zara Home in Europe, as online is the only shopping experience offered stateside. If you're listening, Zara, at least give us a New York flagship sometime soon! The upshot is that shipping is generally free and like the brick-and-mortar stores, you can return most items within 30 days of purchase. To save yourself the hassle, be sure to note a piece's measurements before you buy. Some of the vases and lamps are bigger than they look, and in my experience, side tables can be smaller than usual (whoops!).
Now on to the good stuff—a look at the best of what's available on Zara Home right now, so you can get your shop on. And definitely explore more, since the site is constantly adding both new items and holiday collections.
These pillows play on the tropical trend that's huge this season. The lines of the leaves are very Josef Frank (without the hefty price tag).
A classic black-and-white striped rug made modern with pom pom trim and tassels.
Flexible Reading Lamp, $69.90
Just the right hit of shine—and amount of task light—for your desk setup.
Pull this rose gold side table up next to a sofa or bed. Its airy shape is visually light, making it perfect for small spaces.
Ladder-Shaped Towel Rack, $89.90
Bathroom goals (if you don't live in a tiny city apartment): Geometric cement tile and this ladder shaped towel rack artfully leaning against a wall.
Coral Bookend, $49.90
A pair of these beachy chic coral bookends will pop on your shelves.
Gingham Plate Charger, $9.90
Dress up your table for a dinner party with summery gingham chargers.
Small Bamboo Tray, $29.90
Trays make everything look neater. Use this color block circular one for perfume and accessories on a dresser or to corral trinkets on a coffee table.
Matte Blue Ceramic Vase, $29.90
Filled with flowers or displayed on its own, this matte blue vase is a stunner.
Fancy up a tired piece of furniture with these faceted gold knobs.