12 Stylish Under-$100 Finds Interior Designers Can't Get Enough Of

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Design by Emily Henderson Design; Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

Sure, interior designers love the finer things in life, including custom-made furniture, designer wallpaper, and luscious linens. However, when it comes to designing a home, not all of their go-to pieces cost a fortune. In fact, many of their favorite finds happen to be under $1000.

“Updating the look of a room doesn’t have to mean an expensive remodel,” explains Build.com’s in-house interior designer, Lauren O'Donnell. “I love to change things up with decor pieces—new lamps, mirrors, wall art, and soft goods like area rugs, pillows, and throws can make a huge difference, without breaking the bank."

We asked some of the top interior designers to let us in on their favorite budget finds, so get ready to shop.

West Elm Porcelain Faceted Table Lamp

faceted lamp

West Elm

“Looking for a small scale versatile lamp? Search no further than this faceted porcelain one from West Elm. If you want something more fun, swap out the lampshade for a tall, thin shade and it will instantly take on a mid-century vibe. Or, a cool blue and white shade will help you nail the coastal look.” —Los Angeles-based interior designer Mark Cutler

West Elm Made Solid Hand-Shaped Leather Tray

leather tray

West Elm

“Finding home accessories for men that are both cool and high quality is challenging, and that is why I buy tons of these leather organizing trays. They are perfect for a place to drop keys, or a cell phone, or your watch. They are great for anywhere guys need to be organized—the desk, the closet, or even on the entry console. They are refined enough to work with the most modern décor but still detailed enough for more traditional environments too.” Mark Cutler

Anthropologie Pyrite Knob

pyrite knob


“Does your home need a bit of a refresh, but you are on a super tight budget? Then these go-to cabinet knobs may do just the trick. Swapping out the knobs on an old cabinet or even a simple Ikea one can instantly transform even the most dowdy piece and that is why the statement hardware from Anthropologie is one of my favorite under $100 purchases, time and again." Mark Cutler

World Market Glass Cloche 3 Edison Bulb Table Lamp

table lamp

World Market

"This cloche light is an on trend and dynamic touch to add to any room. We love it on end tables, consoles or even on a kitchen counter to add character and ambience.” Noel Gatts, interior designer and owner of beam&bloom.

Target Ceramic Planter with Metal Stand

white and black planter


“I’m a plant lover and never design a space without a touch of greenery! This plant stand elevates your plants and your home’s design with its simple lines and a clean and modernized black and white palette.” Noel Gatts

CB2 23" Xbase Natural Tonal Pillow

neutral pillow


“Soften your space without sacrificing structure or style. We love the classic lines, substantial size and textured weave of this throw pillow. It comes in two perfect palettes of either beige or black and white.” Noel Gatts

Target Project 62 Wood Tile Set

wood wall tiles


“So many of us struggle with odd stretches of wall that just need a little something. We love this set of three geometric wood wall tiles that can be used in any configuration to add interest.” Noel Gatts

Target Opalhouse 36"x30" Floral Still Life Framed Wall Canvas

floral wall art


“This oversized art piece is a total steal. The colors are vibrant and versatile, the composition is both classic and contemporary and the price is unbeatable. I actually hung this in my own living room...so I feel like I’m spilling secrets.” Noel Gatts

Urban Outfitters Carson Leather Strap Mirror

round mirror

Urban Outfitters

“The leather and copper detail on the mirror is so fun! We love using this piece in a powder room or entryway. It's a great way to mix high and low. If you pair this with a hand-crafted console table or marble sink, the price of the mirror is sure to fool anyone!” —New York City-based interior designer Becky Shea

West Elm Wood Stacking Table

wood table

West Elm

“This is a great piece to add to a bathroom as an accent stool for your tissues or diffuser, bedroom or living room as an accent table for a small table lamp or vase. The warm trembesi wood is so inviting and the size is great, it's large enough for functionality but small enough to be mobile and used in different parts of the home.” Becky Shea

CB2 Snake Table Lamp

snake table lamp


“The perfect statement piece, this brass lamp is sculptural and moody.” —Alessandra Wood, VP of Style at Modsy

West Elm Classic Café Dining Chair

wooden dining chair

West Elm  

“This chair looks much more expensive with the beautiful wood finish. The classic shape will always be on trend.” —Alessandra Wood