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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Keep Your Pet Entertained While You’re Away With This Robotic Ball Toy

Cheerble
Cheerble

The ball is as simple as pet toys come, but even the classic design can be improved upon. Some of the hottest pet accessories on the market today are interactive toys, like Kong chew toys and other puzzle items with room for treats inside. Unlike those products, this ball doesn't cease being entertaining the moment your pet solves a puzzle. The Wicked Ball, currently raising money on Indiegogo, rolls, bounces, and holds your cat or dog's attention all on its own.

Though it looks like a regular ball, the Wicked Ball is actually a robotic toy. A motorized wheel propels the ball around your home, distracting your pet from any trouble it might get into when no one's looking. The gadget can be set to three modes: gentle, normal, and active. In addition to rolling, the ball also vibrates and bounces across the ground to keep things interesting for animals.

Dog with robotic ball toy.
Cheerble

The Wicked Ball is designed to be totally autonomous, so pet owners can rest easy leaving their pet alone with it at home. A built-in collision sensor helps make this possible by alerting the ball to incoming walls and objects so it can avoid getting stuck in tight places. The toys runs on a battery that charges via a USB cord. After charging for an hour, the Wicked Ball lasts for 100 minutes of continuous play. If your pet spends as much time chasing the ball as it does taking breaks, as is typical, the charge will last four hours. Even when it's shut off, a plug in the side of the toy can be filled with treats to keep pets occupied.

The toy is available in a colorful plastic shell for dogs and a gray wool coating for cats. You can purchase either version on Indiegogo for pledge of $34, with shipping estimated for August.

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Fuel Your Cold Brew Obsession With This Elegant, Efficient Coffee Maker

Brrrewer
Brrrewer

The sun is scorching, the days are endless, and the gentle clinking of ice cubes in a glass of cold brew coffee sounds like chimes at the gates of heaven itself.

A beverage so divine deserves to be created by a machine to match, right? Meet Brrrewer, a coffee maker that will provide you with the smoothest, sweetest, richest cold brew coffee you’ve ever had—and it’ll do it in just four hours.

Brrrewer uses the cold drip method to brew coffee in which coffee grounds are suspended between two microfilter membranes. Water is poured over the top membrane, then slowly filters through the coffee grounds and drips out from the bottom membrane. The top membrane ensures that the water is evenly distributed among the coffee grounds, and the bottom membrane allows only the water-turned-coffee to fall into the carafe below, without any of the gritty residue. (That gritty residue is often a result of the full immersion method, which is popular among those with French presses; basically, you just steep your coffee grounds in cold water for 12 to 24 hours, strain out the grounds, and drink.)

The carafe is encased in a second layer of glass, providing thermal insulation and keeping your coffee cold for longer than a regular glass bottle or pitcher. And you can cross “coffee filters” off your shopping list—the microfilter membranes do that job already.

The Italy-based team at Essense designed Brrrewer with elegance and minimalism in mind, so it won’t throw off the aesthetic groove of your kitchen. In fact, it might enhance it. Also, it’s manufactured from a combination of borosilicate glass and BPA-free Tritan plastic; in other words, it’s extra-sturdy and environmentally friendly.

Mixologist Francesco Corona, five-time Italian “Coffee in Good Spirits” champion and world championship finalist, worked with Essense to develop special cocktail recipes for Brrrewer, which you can find in the paperback book, available on its own for $17 or with Brrrewer (the book and coffee maker combo is $78). Order Brrrewer by itself for $67 here, or see other purchase options from Kickstarter.

If four hours is more than you’re willing to wait for cold brew, check out Ninja’s Hot & Cold Brewed System, which can make it in about 15 minutes.

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