I Just Moved Into My First Apartment, and These 25 Items Make It Look Expensive



Most Wanted is a weekly series in which one Who What Wear team member or friend of the brand will share the top 25 finds on their current wish list.

While I've never had a desire to pursue interior design as a career, I've always admired gorgeous homes and hotels and the designers that brought them to life. (Kelly Wearstler, I'm looking at you.) I moved into my own apartment this year, which feels even more adult than it sounds, and have had the chance to explore my personal interior design aesthetic for the very first time. I may not be able to purchase all of my dream pieces just yet, but I have found quite a few décor items that make my space look more expensive than it is. I lost count of how many hours I've spent online looking at dining table accessories, accent pillows, vases, and more, but these are the best 25 affordable things I've found so far, all of which are either currently in my actual home or in my online shopping cart.

This is the latest addition to my collection of Assouline destination coffee table books.

These candles look good but smell even better. I keep them all around my home.

You don't even have to know how to cook, as long as you're serving with these spoons.

A chic rug is the easiest way to elevate a space.

This brand makes the best affordable lighting.

The perfect little mugs for a morning juice or cappuccino. Plus, they're cute enough to display on your kitchen counter.

Yes, I'm that girl with crystals on display in just about every room.

The coziest throw pillows possibly to ever exist.

These glasses really took my bar cart to the next level.

Speaking of which, I love this affordable one I found on Amazon.

This diffuser looks like a chic vase, so it blends right into your décor.

Don't underestimate the power of a printed throw.

Everything from Goodies LA is $25 or less. Yes, even these gorgeous marble coasters, which I use daily.

I don't know why, but I much prefer using matches to a lighter. How cute are these ones?

I know some may consider this coffee maker extra, but I love the way it looks on my kitchen counter.

This would look equally as gorgeous on a coffee table as it would a bar.

A puzzle you'll want to keep on display.

No more mismatched coffee mugs for me. I'm an adult now, remember?

These cool wooden trays are just as useful for serving up a cheese board as they are for displaying candles and crystals (see above).

I love putting accent chairs in the corner of a bedroom or living room.