21 Home Basics You Have to Buy From H&M, Zara, and IKEA Right Now

Updated 06/18/19
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Every month, we curate a list of the coolest décor items culled from all the leading home retailers' latest collections. Spanning rising names like Year & Day and Hem to established powerhouses like CB2 and Anthropologie, we sift through every brand's new arrivals section in search of standout pieces truly worth splurging on.

But what about the best "basic" home décor items? We're talking side tables, table lamps, and rugs—aka the timeless staples we all need but don't pay much attention to. Admittedly, we tend to spill a lot of ink on the latest home décor trends here on MyDomaine, so today, we're shedding some light on the unsung heroes of interior design by rounding up the best basic home décor buys on the market right now.

Without further ado, keep scrolling to shop standout staples from H&M, Zara, and IKEA—all starting at just $8.

IKEA Evedal Table lamp $149
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Boasting a timeless yet on-trend mushroom silhouette, this table lamp is a home basic that's far from basic.

Zara Round Mirror With Black Frame $100
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A round mirror is a statement-making staple that will never go out of style. This black-framed infinity version is a steal at $100.

IKEA Fejka Artificial Monstera $40
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Indoor plants have become a signature of a well-styled space. Opt for artificial greenery—like this faux monstera from IKEA—if you don't have a green thumb.

H&M Rattan Plant Pot $30
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This season, try swapping a ceramic or terracotta plant pot with one in of-the-moment rattan.

Zara Vintage Rug $299 $229
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Complete with a distressed design, this vintage-inspired rug from Zara will instantly give your floorboards a fresh look.

IKEA Vilto Shelf Unit $69
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IKEA has pretty much mastered all basics, but this $69 shelf unit is particularly noteworthy. Its slim silhouette makes it ideal for small spaces.

Zara Agate Bookend $70
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No bookshelf is complete without a bookend or two. This agate gem from Zara is simply too pretty to pass up.

H&M Mirrored Glass Tray $30
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Decorative trays are a home basic that everyone forgets to buy. So don't sleep on this chic $30 find from H&M.

IKEA Solleftå Floor Lamp $25
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Jump on the paper lantern trend with this insanely affordable $25 floor lamp.

IKEA Burvik Side table $50
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This sculptural side table is easy to love at a price that's hard to resist. While it comes in cherry red and jet black, we're partial to the white and birch combo.

IKEA Rens Sheepskin $30
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A plush sheepskin lends much-needed texture to any space.

Use an anti-slip underlay if you plan to use this versatile home basic as a rug.

IKEA Ypperlig Bench $40
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Style this versatile bench in a small-space entryway, in a dining room for extra seating, or in a bedroom at the foot of the bed. The options are endless.

Zara Washed Linen Duvet Cover $119
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With the seasons changing, now is the perfect time to swap a heavy duvet cover for a light linen version in a spring-friendly shade.

H&M Crinkled Cotton Throw $50
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A textured cotton throw is ideal for draping over the end of a bed or the arm of a sofa.

H&M Stoneware Jar $18
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This stoneware jar is perfect for storing jewelry or stashing away odds and ends. Plus, it looks way more expensive than it's modest $18 price tag.

H&M Washed Linen Tablecloth $50
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You can't go wrong with a crisp, white tablecloth. This linen version makes a superb base for casual spring entertaining.

H&M Glass Carafe $18
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Another entertaining essential, this glass carafe looks so high-end that no one will guess it's actually from H&M.

Zara Flatware With Rounded Handle, 4-Piece Set $23
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With slim handles, this flatware is low-key luxe—making it yet another great addition to an informal table setting.

Zara Zinc Salt Shaker, Pepper Shaker, and Plate $36
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Upgrade from those plastic store-bought salt and pepper grinders to these sleek seasoning tools.

Zara Plain Brown Tumbler $8
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A set of sepia-hued tumblers lend an air of sophistication to any table.

H&M Large Glass Vase $25
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Who can resist a classic vase—especially at just $25?

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