Dorm furniture used to mean one of those saucer chairs, some bead curtains, and calling it a day. Today’s undergrads, however, are stepping their decor game up–and the rest of us are benefiting. Take, for example, Amazon’s daily deal for August 27 on back-to-school furniture. It includes deals as steep as 58 percent off on some great home basics. While some of the sales pieces scream “first off-campus kitchen,” a few are inexpensive basics that can give your home a quick upgrade. Here are three great finds we’re eyeing:
There’s an almost endless list of fun ways you can add this to small spaces: It can be an extra shelf for the bookworm always short on space, a small-footprint bar cart, or bathroom storage. And if you change your mind, it’s easy to swap it out–just wheel it to its new location.
Novogratz is one of the best brands on Amazon for couches under $500. This one also does double-duty as a futon. While some reviews note that it’s not the coziest thing in the world, at under $200 currently, it’s an inexpensive way to add furniture to a space you don’t want to invest a ton of money into. Teen bedrooms, living rooms that don’t get a ton of foot traffic, and even guest bedrooms that may need to accomdate more guests are all great spots.
A small desk like this can be a great solution to “office areas” that don’t get a lot of use (like the corner of the bedroom where you need to organize bills but never actually use your laptop since that’s what a couch is for.) At just under 2 feet wide, it can also be a good hallway entry solution with extra storage thanks to the stacked design.
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