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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Unlock Every Flavor Note in Your Morning Coffee With This Elegant Hand-Blown Glass

AVENSI
AVENSI

Even if you can’t match every single glass with the specific type of alcohol you’re supposed to drink out of it, you can probably at least spot the difference between a wine glass, martini glass, Champagne flute, and beer stein. Why, then, in a society so enamored with coffee, do we not afford the same level of care toward our coffee cups?

The inventors behind the AVENSI coffee glassware line want to prove to you that drinking your morning bean juice out of any old mug or paper cup is drastically affecting the taste, aroma, and overall experience of coffee, though you might not realize it.

Avensi coffee glass
AVENSI

They’ve adjusted glass shape, wall curvature, thickness, lip flare, rim diameter, bowl-to-rim ratio, and volume to devise the ultimate hand-blown glass for enhancing coffee’s diverse flavor properties, which you can further unlock by swirling the coffee around your glass to aerate and oxidize it—just like you would with a nice pinot noir. The ultra-thin rim is 60 percent thinner than a regular coffee cup, so each sip will flow across your palate like a gentle wave, and the hybrid thermal wall will keep coffee at your desired temperature for much longer than your regular paper or porcelain container without burning your hands.

The AVENSI glasses were developed and tested by an impressive array of world champion coffee experts, scientists, roasters, shop owners, and sensory experts across more than 30 countries. But you definitely don’t have to have an extensive background in the art and science of coffee to appreciate the subtleties of drinking it; the AVENSI glass delivers the perfect experience, and all you need to do is trust your senses.

There are three versions of the 14-ounce glass—Vida, Senti, and Alto—each slightly varied in shape and pairing recommendations. The tulip-shaped Vida goes well with sweet, well-rounded, and chocolatey coffee, the Senti has a wide diameter that maximizes aroma and pairs best with nutty, earthy, and caramel beans, and the hourglass Alto is ideal for fruity light roasts.

You can start with two Vida glasses for $45 on Kickstarter, or check out other buying options here.

If you’re wondering what else you should be doing to maximize your coffee experience, don't drink it as soon as you wake up, and invest in a good grinder.

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This Alarm Clock Makes You Chase It Down to Get You Out of Bed

Clocky the Alarm, YouTube
Clocky the Alarm, YouTube

Even self-proclaimed morning people sometimes struggle to rouse themselves from the warm abyss of deep-stage sleep. This, of course, can result in a series of haphazard jabs at your snooze button until you’re really running late, or the universally dreaded failure to ever hear your alarm go off in the first place. Meet Clocky, the nightstand pet designed to rescue you from all of your alarm-clock issues and anxieties.

Clocky is a rambunctious, responsible alarm clock who will perform a number of irksome yet effective antics to get you up and at ’em. First of all, he’s very, very loud, so you’re sure to be jolted from even the most corpse-like slumber. Then, he’ll roll away from wherever you’ve left him, continuing to emit a variety of noises while you’re forced to chase him down in order to curtail the cacophony. He can survive a three-foot fall, so you can station him atop your nightstand, and he’ll bounce right down the stairs, too, if that’s what it takes to get you moving. (He won’t, however, brew your morning coffee for you … but this alarm clock will.)

Clocky the alarm clock
Amazon

You can customize the snooze settings based on your preferences. Clocky’s default is to have the snooze button disabled, meaning that he’ll zoom away as soon as the alarm goes off. If you’re a little more forgiving of your own “just five more minutes” habit, you can choose for Clocky to let you hit the snooze button once, twice, or more before he rolls away—and you can also set the length of time your snoozes will last.

Sometimes you really do deserve to flake on sunrise yoga and burrow farther into your covers for an extra hour or two, so feel free to disable Clocky’s runaway feature before mornings when you’re planning to play it by ear.

You can purchase Clocky for $40 from Amazon.

Wondering how people ever woke up on time without fancy gadgets like Clocky to help them? Find out here.

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