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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These ASMR-Ready Headphones Promise to Lull You to Sleep

AcousticSheep
AcousticSheep

What do hushed whispers, gently tapping fingernails, and Bob Ross’s voice have in common? They’re all examples of triggers that may cause what’s known as an autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), or, as Dictionary.com succinctly explains it, a “calming, pleasurable feeling often accompanied by a tingling sensation” that can be triggered by soothing stimuli. ASMR has recently been recognized as an effective relaxation technique for those looking to calm their nerves; now, ASMR enthusiasts and novices alike can experience it in the form of a sleep-ready headband.

Upon first glance, SleepPhones: ASMR Edition may look like just a fabric headband, but the device actually features flat speakers tucked into soft, stretchy, eco-friendly material. Unlike regular headphones, SleepPhones can be worn comfortably to bed, even if you sleep on your side, and they come preloaded with content designed to help you relax. They feature eight hours of built-in ASMR content by 16 different ASMR artists (or ASMRtists), including but not limited to tracks with rhythmic tapping and "peaceful Italian whisperings."

A close-up of the SleepPhones speaker technology
AcousticSheep

The speaker components of SleepPhones
AcousticSheep

Using SleepPhones is designed to be a stress-free experience. The speakers have the ability to play for 20 ad-free hours with a mere three-hour charging time in between. There are also zero cords involved, meaning you won’t get all tangled up as you lie down or if you have a tendency to toss and turn at night. The small button located in the back of the headband allows you to start, pause, or skip tracks and control the volume.

For people looking for ways to relax beyond yoga and meditation, ASMR may be the way to go. One study observed that subjects watching ASMR videos not only reported feeling that aforementioned pleasant tingling, but were also found to have reduced heart rates.

You can get a pair of your own SleepPhones on Kickstarter with a pledge of $75 or more. They come in three different sizes with seven colors from which to choose.

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Make Shopping Easier With This Super-Light Reusable Bag

Nanobag 3.0
Nanobag 3.0

With the current state of our environment being what it is, it's vital to try to reuse, reduce, and recycle as much as possible. Every year, people consume billions of plastic bags, leading to tons of unnecessary waste. Many consumers have made the switch to reusable bags, but they're often not the sturdiest nor most attractive method of portage.

The Nanobag 3.0, which is now raising money on Kickstarter, claims to be a comfortable, easy-to-fold, high-quality bag that can reduce the number of single-use plastic bags needed per year. This super-soft sack can easily fit into the smallest of places, like the watch pocket in your jeans.

Putting a bag into the watch pocket of jeans
Nanobag 3.0

Weighing just 0.7 ounces, the Nanobag 3.0 is made of water- and dirt-repellant rip-stop fabric. You can carry about 66 pounds of goods in its 18-liter capacity, and the bag's reinforced handles work to distribute the weight evenly on your shoulder or arm. Attached to the bag is a small pouch that can carry keys or a small wallet, so you can have all your essentials in one place.

For each bag sold, one tree will be planted with the Eden Reforestation Projects, a non-profit organization that restores forests and reduces poverty in developing nations.

With over a month left in its campaign, the Nanobag 3.0 has already exceeded its goal of $3,831, raising over $73,000 as of June 17. By pledging $10 or more, you can get your own ultra-light and ultra-strong reusable bag on Kickstarter. Shipping is scheduled for December.

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