Furniture ain't cheap, especially stuff that doesn't look like you found it on the street or had to settle for it on Craigslist. Still, there's a lot of dope-looking housewares that can help you step up your interior design game while still putting money aside for that Eames lounger or Philippe Starck chair you got your heart set on.

Besides, school is getting back in session and you don't want to have to lug an investment piece up a couple flights of stairs or risk some bro spilling Natural Light all over your full-grain leather sofa right? We rounded up a few great-looking and fair-priced home goods that'll punch up the aesthetics of any dorm or domicile. None of these items is over $500. Check out The Complex Guide to Awesome Affordable Furniture.