If there’s a more versatile product for a home than the jute basket, I’d love to see it. Sturdy, affordable, malleable, chic—I could go on and on. In my humble design-obsessed opinion, it’s the most perfect home find, ever. And I know I’m not alone here: I’ve spotted these babies in gorgeous bathroomskitchens, and living rooms across the board.

Before I continue to wax poetic about this gem, I’ll tell you why it’s on my mind: A jute basket always delivers, for well under $150. And that’s my goal when searching for accessories or décor items for the home. The pieces that live with us need to work for us and last. They needn’t break the bank, either. A splurge here and there is worth it (if it feels right). But finding utilitarian beauty doesn’t have to come with a cost.

Plus, the brass tacks of it all is that a high price tag doesn’t always translate to greatness. 

Featured image of Camille’s studio kitchen by Michelle Nash.

Image by Michelle Nash

So back to the jute basket. If you don’t have one, consider it the next time you need an inexpensive piece to carry, hold, contain, conceal, corral, or aestheticize something in your home. (I’m not sponsored by the jute coalition, I swear.)

Or if you’re in the market for all-around great utilitarian finds, the following 19 home décor items, all under $150, also deliver—big time. Quality and simple, they’ll stand the test of many moves.

19 (Nearly) Perfect Home Finds—all Under $150

For the Bathroom

Chloe and Cotton Jute Storage Basket

There’s very little this stylish catch-all can’t do, but it really shines in the bathroom as a towel holder.

The Citizenry Aegean Cotton Towels

Because good quality towels made of sturdy cotton are the cornerstone of any spa or wellness space.

Ink + Ivy Yarn Died Bath Rug

With its punchy zig-zag pattern, this rug uplevels the bathroom, giving the room depth and interest.

Zara Home Towel Rack

Using vertical space is key, particularly in apartments and rooms where capacity is limited. This towel rack is ideal for holding towels, plants, or anything worth displaying.

For the Bedroom

Image by Michelle Nash

Urban Outfitters Cozy Jersey Duvet Set

These cushy, plush, soft sheets feel like they should cost way more than they do.

ChappyWrap Herringbone Beige Blanket

We spend how many hours of our lives in bed? Let’s just say many, so an indelibly soft throw is a must to make each hour worth it.

Vitruvi Stone Diffuser

Unequivocally one of the most beautiful ways to add soul and ethereal scent to a space.

Casa Zuma El Matador Vase

Whether filled with fresh flowers or standing empty, this handmade matte vase stops the eyes, begging for a moment of pause.

Kerro Woven Suede Pillow

The throw pillow of all throw pillows, made of hand-cut soft suede that is layered and stitched to perfection.

For the Kitchen + Dining Room

Image by Teal Thomsen

Caza Zuma Linen Table Throw

Linen is naturally antimicrobial, which makes it ideal for any room where food is served. Plus it’s gorgeous and gets softer with age.

Kate and Laurel Arendahl Traditional Arch Mirror

With its old-world patina aesthetic, this stunning mirror looks like it was scored from an estate sale.

H&M Metal Cake Stand

It may be a cake stand by name, but this sturdy brass number is also perfect for displaying fruit, veggies, or any farmers’ market haul.

The Little Market Round Placemats

Handwoven, these rattan mats are handmade by women artisans who use a weaving technique that dates back more than 1,000 years.

Our Place Day + Night Carafe

A glass carafe that makes drinking water much more enticing. This also doubles as a table mainstay during a dinner party.

For the Living Room

Image by Julie Pointer Adams

Bedsure Faux Fur Throw Blanket Cream

For lazy Saturday mornings, Netflix binges, and taking off the afternoon chill.

Yamazaki Steel & Wood Side Table

Yamazaki is a humble champion in the minimalist décor world, with this multi-use side table proving the company’s knack.

Urban Outfitters Aida Iron Lamp

An accent or reading lamp is one of those hardworking home items that aren’t obvious in their necessity, but so impactful in their presence.

LR Home Blue Striped Jute Basket

More stylish proof of how these baskets do it all—for every and any room.

Faunamade Basket Pet Bed

A durable and decidedly stylish pet bed that’s made of a soft alternative-down cushion and a certified Fair Trade jute basket.

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