The Amazon Steal I Get So Many Compliments On

Jenna Peffley ; INTERIOR DESIGN: Liz Foster Interiors

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.

01 of 07

Vanys Flatware Set in Matte Gold, 20 Piece

Flatware Set Matte Gold
Vanys Flatware Set in Matte Gold, 20 Piece $53
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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. 

02 of 07

Deacory Jinsen 5-Piece Flatware Set in White and Gold

Deacory Jinsen 5-Piece Flatware Set in White and Gold $24
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Make mealtimes feel a little more special with these luxe-looking white-and-gold spoons, forks, and knives. 

03 of 07

MORGIANA 4-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set in Black and Gold

4-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set in Black and Gold
MORGIANA 4-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set in Black and Gold $21
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Is there a more classic color combination than black and gold? This minimalist flatware set is just the thing to dress up your dining table.

04 of 07

Anthropologic Spindle Flatware Set, 5-Piece

Anthropologic Spindle Flatware Set
Anthropologic Anthropologic Spindle Flatware Set, 5-Piece $24
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This pink-and-silver flatware set adds a touch of color to any tablescape—the perfect addition for baby showers or themed events. 

05 of 07

CB2 20-Piece Stiletto Brushed Black Flatware

4-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set in Black
CB2 20-Piece Stiletto Brushed Black Flatware $119
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Sleek and subdued, this jet-black flatware set is for the minimalist at heart. 

06 of 07

MORGIANA Apriling 4-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set in White and Silver

Apriling 4-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set in White and Silver
MORGIANA Apriling 4-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set in White and Silver $21
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Elegant and sophisticated, this white rendition will quickly become an everyday go-to. 

07 of 07

MORGIANA Apriling 4-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set in Blue and Gold

Apriling 4-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set in Blue and Gold
MORGIANA Apriling 4-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set in Blue and Gold $21
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