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19 Well-Designed Products Every Home Should Have—And They’re All Under $150

Gorgeous steals.

By Stacey Lindsay
camille in her studio kitchen

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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.

bathroom sink
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

u003cpu003eThere’s very little this stylish catch-all can’t do, but it really shines in the bathroom as a towel holder.u003c/pu003e

The Citizenry Aegean Cotton Towels

u003cpu003eBecause good quality towels made of sturdy cotton are the cornerstone of any spa or wellness space.u003c/pu003e

Ink + Ivy Yarn Died Bath Rug

u003cpu003eWith its punchy zig-zag pattern, this rug uplevels the bathroom, giving the room depth and interest.u003c/pu003e

Zara Home Towel Rack

u003cpu003eUsing 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.u003c/pu003e

For the Bedroom

Image by Michelle Nash

Urban Outfitters Cozy Jersey Duvet Set

u003cpu003eThese cushy, plush, soft sheets feel like they should cost way more than they do.u003c/pu003e

ChappyWrap Herringbone Beige Blanket

u003cpu003eWe 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.u003c/pu003e

Vitruvi Stone Diffuser

u003cpu003eUnequivocally one of the most beautiful ways to add soul and ethereal scent to a space.u003c/pu003e

Casa Zuma El Matador Vase

u003cpu003eWhether filled with fresh flowers or standing empty, this handmade matte vase stops the eyes, begging for a moment of pause.u003c/pu003e

Kerro Woven Suede Pillow

u003cpu003eThe throw pillow of all throw pillows, made of hand-cut soft suede that is layered and stitched to perfection.u003c/pu003e

For the Kitchen + Dining Room

kitchen countertop
Image by Teal Thomsen

Caza Zuma Linen Table Throw

u003cpu003eLinen is naturally antimicrobial, which makes it ideal for any room where food is served. Plus it’s gorgeous and gets softer with age.u003c/pu003e

Kate and Laurel Arendahl Traditional Arch Mirror

u003cpu003eWith its old-world patina aesthetic, this stunning mirror looks like it was scored from an estate sale.u003c/pu003e

Hu0026M Metal Cake Stand

u003cpu003eIt may be a cake stand by name, but this sturdy brass number is also perfect for displaying fruit, veggies, or any farmers’ market haul. u003c/pu003e

The Little Market Round Placemats

u003cpu003eHandwoven, these rattan mats are handmade by women artisans who use a weaving technique that dates back more than 1,000 years. u003c/pu003e

Our Place Day + Night Carafe

u003cpu003eA glass carafe that makes drinking water much more enticing. This also doubles as a table mainstay during a dinner party. u003c/pu003e

For the Living Room

modern fireplace
Image by Julie Pointer Adams

Bedsure Faux Fur Throw Blanket Cream

u003cpu003eFor lazy Saturday mornings, Netflix binges, and taking off the afternoon chill.u003c/pu003e

Yamazaki Steel u0026 Wood Side Table

u003cpu003eYamazaki is a humble champion in the minimalist décor world, with this multi-use side table proving the company’s knack.u003c/pu003e

Urban Outfitters Aida Iron Lamp

u003cpu003eAn accent or reading lamp is one of those hardworking home items that aren’t obvious in their necessity, but so impactful in their presence.u003c/pu003e

LR Home Blue Striped Jute Basket

u003cpu003eMore stylish proof of how these baskets do it all—for every and any room.u003c/pu003e

Faunamade Basket Pet Bed

u003cpu003eA durable and decidedly stylish pet bed that’s made of a soft alternative-down cushion and a certified Fair Trade jute basket.u003c/pu003e