11 Stylish Furniture Pieces You Can Buy on Amazon Right Now

Amazon
Amazon

Shopping for new furniture for a home, apartment, or office? An increasing number of people are turning to online retailers for furnishings due to their varied selections and low prices. Though Amazon isn't necessarily known for its furniture, the site has a wealth of options that look far more stylish than their price tags would suggest.

Whether you're looking for chairs with a mid-century vibe, shelves that will fit in a tiny apartment, or multi-functional patio seating, cancel your usual IKEA visit and check out some of the great (and cheap!) furniture that Amazon will ship directly to your home.

1. Versanora Divano Armchair // $168 to $240

A yellow Versanora Divano armchair
Versanora, Amazon

This comfortable armchair makes for a perfect ‘50s-vibe spare seat in your living room without taking up a lot of real estate. Choose between aged fabric (a brown color), gray, teal, or the mustard yellow above.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Armen Living Summer Chair // $92

An Armen Living Summer Chair is pictured
Armen Living, Amazon

Tired of sweating it out in overstuffed chairs? This ultra-affordable chair blends modern design with a light construction that won’t stick to you in the summer.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Now House by Jonathan Adler Grid Accent Table // $188

A Now House by Jonathan Adler Concave Grid Accent Table is pictured
Now House by Jonathan Adler, Amazon

Looking for a conversation starter? This table works as an end table, bedside stand, or anywhere you need a decorative accent. Choose between concave (pictured) or convex styles.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Coavas Folding Bookshelf // $90

A Coavas folding book shelf with plants and books on it
Coavas, Amazon

Need a bookshelf but wary of a painful assembly process? These Coavas shelves are foldable. To set it up, all you have to do is open the frame and clip the shelves on.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Whitmor Supreme Baker’s Rack // $60

A Whitmor baker's rack
Whitmor, Amazon

Running out of kitchen storage space? This baker’s rack has places for your food, cookware, and small appliances, and even comes with a removable cutting board.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Ameriwood Home Haven Retro Desk // $54 to $69

An Ameriwood Home Haven Retro Desk with a laptop on it
Ameriwood Home, Amazon

If space is at a premium and you’re tired of doing work while lounging in bed, check out this compact work station that features a separate riser for office accessories. Choose from espresso, gray oak (pictured), sugar pine, or walnut.

Buy it: Amazon

7. King’s Brand Corner Bookshelf // $76

A King's Brand corner bookshelf in a living room
King's Brand, Amazon

If you need more shelf space but can’t make room elsewhere, a corner shelf can be the perfect solution. This five-tier shelf clears up your clutter while remaining unobtrusive.

Buy it: Amazon

8. FDW Sectional Sleeper Sofa // $650 to $999

An FDW sectional sleeper sofa in a living room
FDW, Amazon

If you need versatility in your couch, look no further than this faux-leather special that comes with a left or right-sided chaise lounge and a pullout sleeper. The easy-to-clean surface makes it ideal for college apartments or rec rooms. (Note: It's also available from Walmart, where the price is slightly lower right now.)

Buy it: Amazon

9. Keter Urban Knit Pouf Set // $99

People on a patio rest on Keter's knit poufs.
Keter, Amazon

Summer’s here, and large backyard gatherings mean there are never enough patio seats to go around. Create a cozy two-person huddle with this pouf set that comes with two seats and a table that boasts hidden storage space. Suitable for either indoor or outdoor use, the pouf set is available in dune/misty blue (pictured) and harvest brown/cream.

Buy it: Amazon

10. KidKraft Bookcase // $93

A KidKraft Bookcase with toys and books in it
KidKraft, Amazon

Let your child’s bookcase double as a reading nook with this clever design by KidKraft. Ideal for kids up to age 5, the case features a soft middle seat and plenty of storage for their reading material.

Buy it: Amazon

11. mDesign Extra Wide Dresser Storage Tower // $80

An mDesign Extra Wide Dresser Storage Tower
mDesign, Amazon

This versatile dresser goes anywhere you need it—a back porch, bedroom, closet, or hallway—to store clothes and accessories. The unit comes complete with five fabric drawers. Choose from espresso (pictured), gray, or linen.

Buy it: Amazon

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Wayfair Is Offering Up to 75 Percent Off on Furniture, Rugs, and Pet Essentials Through Tuesday

Wayfair
Wayfair

If you’re looking to upgrade your home furniture in the new year, turn to Wayfair. From orthopedic dog beds to convertible couches to luxuriously soft bedding, the online retailer has just about anything you can imagine to spice up your home décor. And through Tuesday, January 21 at 9:00 a.m. EST, shoppers can save up to 75 percent on hundreds of items. Check out some of our favorite deals below.

Living Room Furniture

- Corwin Twin Convertible Sofa $134 (Save $16)
- Swiger Sleeper $481 (Save $57)
- Spraggins Armchair $195 (Save $135)
- Oday Wingback Chair $297 (Save $72)
- Luper Tufted Storage Ottoman $127 (Save $212)
- Tannis Futon Chair $183 (Save $11)

Pet Essentials

- Ginny Pet Crate $88 (Save $83)
- 72-Inch Mya Cat Tree $64 (Save $165)
- Bernice Quilted Orthopedic Dog Sofa $22 (Save $28)
- Cathey Wooden Litter Box Cabinet $142 (Save $9)
- Ian Double Bowl Elevated Feeder $82 (Save $50)
- Boris Ultra Plush Cooling Gel Foam Pillow $23 (Save $27)

Dining Room Furniture

A Wayfair stool
Wayfair

- Marni Bar & Counter Stool $54 (Save $9)
- Boyes Dining Table $187 (Save $13)
- Chelsey Four-Piece Solid Wood Dining Set $256 (Save $256)
- Eaman Dining Table $215 (Save $45)
- Abbey Extendable Solid Wood Dining Table $847 (Save $910)
- Abbey Solid Wood Dining Table $727 (Save $744)

Extra Storage

- Petrone Combo Laundry Center $42 (Save $51)
- Cubeicals Shoe Storage Bench $69 (Save $17)
- Caryl Overdoor Six-Shelf Cabinet Door Organizer $35 (Save $17)
- Arapahoe 24-Inch-By-32-Inch Cabinet $102 (Save $83)
- Wicker Oval Double Laundry Hamper $60 (Save $10)

Bedroom Furniture

-Geraldine 4 Drawer Chest $195 (Save $15)
-Fuente Upholstered Panel Headboard $75 (Save $64)
- Eichhorn Platform Bed $102 (Save $150)
- Kemmerer Vanity Set with Mirror $206 (Save $303)
- Rossford 6 Drawer Double Dresser $263 (Save $42)
- Amher Adjustable Bed Base $271 ( Save $129)

Rugs

Wayfair flower rug
Wayfair

- Brandt Blue Area Rug $26 (Save $52)
- Abstract Multicolor Area Rug $25 (Save $73)
- Shiflett Flatweave Dark Gray Area Rug $31 (Save $29)
- Meador Hand-Braided Natural Area Rug $38 (Save $40)
- Geometric Gray/Ivory Area Rug $34 (Save $25)

Bedding

- Adena Ultra Soft Down Alternative Reversible Comforter Set $33 (Save $97)
- Eldon Solid Color Sheet Set $25 (Save $35)
- Kiril Duvet Cover Set $25 (Save $75)
- Arrington Ruffle Skirt Bedspread Set $61 (Save $89)

Outdoor Décor

- Marquis Vertical Hello Non-Slip Outdoor Door Mat $14 (Save $10)
- Arden Welcome Paw 36-Inch-By-24-Inch Non-Slip Outdoor Door Mat $33 (Save $10)
- Midori Planter Box $73 (Save $37)

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These Grass Straws Are an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Plastic

Kickstarter
Kickstarter

We know plastic straws have created an incredibly serious environmental issue, and while many alternatives have been introduced, there are definitely some drawbacks to each of them. Paper straws, for example, tend to dissolve faster than you can finish your beverage. Some companies have tried to get around the issues paper and plastic straws present by introducing a special lid to sip cold beverages through. But they’re still made out of, well, plastic.

A Kickstarter campaign is offering a solution by producing sturdy grass straws that work perfectly in hot or cold drinks and decompose in just 15 days. With $3606 raised, the startup La Couleur Monochrome is still working toward a $27,877 goal, but you can back this project until January 31. For as little as $6, you can receive 100 straws in a reusable, eco-friendly zip-up bag, and the more expensive tiers offer bigger rewards.

The straws are made from hollow-stemmed grass that is grown and hand-harvested in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. After the grass is harvested, it is cut into 20-centimeter pieces and disinfected through a boiling process, rather than with harsh chemicals. Buyers have the option of selecting either dried-out straws, which can last for up to one year when stored at room temperature, or fresh straws, which can remain in the fridge for up to six weeks. According to the startup, both straws are suited for hot and cold drinks, but when using the fresh straws, you’ll get “a slight scent of fresh cut grass without changing the drink's taste.”

Grass straws
Kickstarter

If you’re worried about the environmental impact of harvesting the field, there’s no need. According to the campaign, the grass regenerates itself within a year. Currently, the startup is producing 1 million straws a month, but they hope to up it to 10 million by July 2020. Also beginning in July, the company plans to only send out orders once a month to create a more sustainable shipping program.

With so many large-scale changes that need to happen to help the environment, starting with a simple straw may seem inconsequential, but it’s not. Estimates have put the number of straws littering the world's coastlines at anywhere from 437 million to 8.3 billion.

If you want to visualize how much plastic humans have produced, it's equivalent to 25,000 Empire State Buildings or 80 million blue whales. And of all that plastic, only 9 percent has been recycled. At this pace, some have predicted that the amount of plastic in the ocean may outweigh the ocean's fish by 2050.

Cutting out straws is a great way to start reducing single-use products in your everyday life, and you can head here to find out more about the Kickstarter.

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