9 Chic Furniture & Decor Finds You’d Never Guess Are from Wayfair, According to a Style Editor

published Oct 17, 2023
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Marble coffee table in neutral toned living room.

I L-O-V-E keeping tabs on home trends — it’s essentially my job — but oftentimes the latest of-the-moment furniture or decor pieces fall way, way out of my price range, especially with high-end retailers typically cornering the market on what’s new and now. Luckily, though, I have a repertoire of trusty modern brands that I consistently shop for affordable iterations of popular designs, and Wayfair tops the list.

ICYMI, editor-approved site Wayfair (aka the source of about half my apartment furniture) carries a surprising amount of budget-friendly-yet-stylish home pieces, even perfectly catering to small spaces. Below, I took the liberty of picking out nine design-forward finds, from rugs and mirrors to loveseats and bed frames, that you’d never guess came from Wayfair in the first place — all starting at just $122, and most currently on sale. Whether your style leans contemporary, minimalist, mid-century modern, traditional, and beyond, you’re bound to find at least one elevated-looking home staple that feels way more expensive than it actually is.

1 / 9
Wayfair
$209.99
was $363.89

You’ll have a tough time finding replicas of the iconic wishbone chair for less than $200, let alone a set of two on sale for $209.99. This versatile curved pair lends a natural-looking touch to breakfast nooks, dinner tables, or living rooms, or consider splitting them up throughout your space (I use one as a desk chair!).

2 / 9
Wayfair
$121.99
was $150.00

This modern, $150 floor lamp takes up minimal floor space, with a slender curved silhouette that brightens any sofa, bed, or dresser from overhead. Pair the paper shade with a warm light bulb for a cozy yet contemporary ambiance.

3 / 9
Wayfair
$96.76
was $179.00

The slightly more timeless sister to the checkerboard trend, diamond motifs scream sophistication. Take this durable diamond rug from Chris Loves Julia x Lola, for example, which features a soft wool construction and a green-hued design that won’t go out of style. Bonus: It's currently 32 percent off.

4 / 9
Wayfair
$639.99
was $679.99

Yes, even super small spaces can hop on the white modular sofa bandwagon. This compact two-sweater comes with a removable ottoman to convert it into a sectional, all while clocking in at just 33.5 inches tall by 85.4 inches long.

5 / 9
Wayfair
$344.00

Turn your coffee table into a sleek focal point, à la this black Joss & Main piece. The black finish can complement a range of design styles, from mid-century modern to traditional, plus the unique geometric base looks cool from any angle.

6 / 9
Wayfair
$212.99
was $719.99

Proof that you don’t need to break the bank on luxe-looking bedroom furniture, this upholstered wingback platform bed costs less than $250, regularly $719.99. Choose from a handful of different color options — like light gray or burnt orange — to add a decorative, high-end touch.

7 / 9
Wayfair
$176.99
was $297.00

Wayfair has no shortage of antique-looking gilded mirrors, including this ornate rectangular accent now discounted for less than $180. Put a romantic spin on your entryway, mantel, above-the-dresser wall space, or even bathroom vanity with the pretty piece.

8 / 9
Wayfair
$147.99
was $169.99

For fans of the trendy, cube-like Mario Bellini sofa, get a similar (albeit more scaled-down) look via this upholstered ottoman. Style it as extra seating that can be stored under a console table, or sidle it up to your sofa as a chic footrest.

9 / 9
Wayfair
$225.84
was $249.00

This traditional-with-a-twist nightstand, available in brown or beige tones, packs plenty of storage into a slender, bedside-friendly silhouette. Spindled legs further elevate an otherwise simple bedroom staple, along with a lower shelf designed to organize books, magazines, and cute baskets.