If I had to use one word to describe the process of decorating my first one-bedroom apartment with my S.O., it would be "compromise." Hours after we signed the lease, I started a Pinterest board to compile all the gorgeous interior images that I hoped would one day guide the way we decorated our home. And while we did purchase a few dream items from the board, I've also learned to master the tricky dance interior designers always refer to as the "high-low mix."
For every dream item my boyfriend and I chose, we promised to compromise and save money on another piece. And now, through trial and error, we've quickly learned which items warrant a splurge, and which ones you can get away with saving money on. As it turns out, the least expensive item in our home is what guests comment on the most: a $24 flatware set I found on Amazon.
I hear you: Design experts usually warn against buying cheap versions of products you use every day, like a sofa or flatware, but since purchasing four of these modern sets, I'm a total devotee.
Made by Jinsen, they're crafted from stainless steel, rustproof, and BPA-free. They're just as sleek and delicate as the original Goa set I loved from Cutipol, but instead of being hundreds of dollars, they're just $24.
Yes, this might be Amazon's best-kept secret. Shop the hidden gem and more minimalist flatware sets below.
Vanys Flatware Set in Matte Gold, 20 Piece
Buck tradition, and replace your plain silver flatware for this matte gold-look set. It's sure to make any dinner party table look a little more luxurious.