Whether you’re moving into a new apartment or finally settling into a place you’ve called home for a while, putting your personal stamp on your space is an important moment. Not only do homey touches make a house feel warmer and inviting, but they act as little signals that the space truly is yours. Having your own home is something to be proud of, and choosing the right objects and decor reflect that sense of accomplishment and ownership.
Amazon is a great place to shop for items for your dwelling, especially since launching its own home brands, Rivet and Stone & Beam. Both brands feature durable, affordable pieces that ship with Amazon Prime, arriving shortly after you purchase. Exclusively available on Amazon, Rivet describes itself as offering mid-century, industrial-inspired designs, while Stone & Beam offers casual, comfortable, family-style furniture.
Within either brand, you can find many must-have pieces that are relatively affordable, letting you add style and impact to your space without breaking the bank. We’ve found our favorites from both collections that feature a classic design and will work in almost any space, large or small.
Rivet Mid-Century Minimalist Dining Table
You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to own a stylish and functional dining table. A minimalist design like this one by Rivet works well in most spaces, especially small apartments where you’d otherwise struggle to create a seating area. While shoppers might think to pair it with traditional wooden chair sets at first, the table’s modern legs make it an excellent match for hairpin or metal leg chairs, too.
Stone & Beam Washed Linen Stripe Duvet Cover Set
Your guests might not notice this one right away, but having a luxuriously comfortable duvet set is another small investment that can make your house feel like a home. This duvet cover by Stone & Beam is loved by Amazon users for its airy and modern design as well as its durable, soft fabric (it’s made of a 55 percent linen, 45 percent cotton blend). Available in both Queen and King sizes and with two color combinations, you’re bound to find a set that makes you feel like royalty. Usually on sale for $150, you can buy it now on Amazon for just $59.
Rivet Contemporary Geometric Rug
The right area rug can bring together even the most eclectic of spaces. Especially for renters who can’t make dramatic changes to their space or color scheme, adding a piece like the Rivet Contemporary Geometric Rug is an easy upgrade. The bright blue lines and geometric shapes add a modern touch and the medium pile rug is relatively easy to keep clean. For larger spaces, consider the classically stylish Stone & Beam Contemporary Medallion Rug.
Rivet Modern Round Wood Nesting Table
Nesting tables are in vogue these days, largely because they’re a small space solution that many apartment-dwellers gravitate towards. The Nesting Tables from Rivet are available separately in two sizes — 20” and 18” — and fit neatly together. This means you can easily store them away when not in use or break them out when you need extra table space, such as when you’re hosting guests or enjoying some snacks in front of the TV. The 20” table is currently on sale for $44, which is over 50 percent off its regular price of $129.
Stone & Beam Vintage Spotlight Floor Lamp
Nothing says stylized and chic like an elegant floor lamp. This Vintage Spotlight Floor Lamp from Stone & Beam drips of old Hollywood glamor, turning your living room into a retro film set. This is the very definition of a statement piece, and it’s on sale now for $71, regular $109.
Rivet Ross Tweed Modern Lift-Top Storage Ottoman
Another one that apartment owners (or renters) will appreciate. Designed by Rivet, this ottoman plays a number of roles. Not only is it a footstool, but it can work as an extra seat, an end table and a storage space. Available in Caviar, Denim and Gray Stone, this piece will blend seamlessly into any design. Bonus points go to its versatile lid — just flip it over and it’s an instant snack tray!
Rivet Industrial 4-Post Rolling Bar Cart
Always elbowing for more counter space? Save yourself the effort (and your relationship) with Rivet’s Industrial 4-Post Rolling Bar Cart. Built with solid rubberwood shelves in a natural finish and a sleek metal frame, this cart is the perfect spot to store extra glasses and bottles that would otherwise crowd your kitchen. Plus, it rolls (and locks) so you can maneuver it around your home with ease. At just 25” wide, this cart should fit neatly in almost any dining/kitchen space. If you want something with a little more room, check out their 2-Tiered Cart, priced at $139.
Stone & Beam Striated Velvet/Linen-Look Pillow
When upgrading your space with stylish pieces, you want to avoid mixing too many palettes or patterns. That’s why Stone & Beam’s throw pillow covers are a popular option among aspiring interior designers. With a timeless design and five available colors, these accent pillows will add a pop of color to any room. Pair this with the
Stone & Beam Medallion Pillow
and you’ll have a finished, polished look.