The Hero Decor Piece Your Bedroom Is Missing


As spring gets closer and closer, a lot of interior design enthusiasts — as well as anyone on a mission to eliminate clutter and tidy up — are focused on making a few home improvements. Maybe that consists of a Marie Kondo-style cleansing or maybe it's more about finding a few new pieces that make your space function better. That said, if you're on a budget, it can be tough to shop for furniture that's both aesthetically seamless in your space and affordable. However, when you know where to look for deals (without sacrificing style) you can score otherwise costly pieces for less than you'd expect — which even includes armoires under $200.

As anyone who's short on closet space knows, armoires can be a godsend since they offer additional storage for your bedroom, guest room, or even your hallway or foyer where you might need a place to stash coats, shoes, hats, etc. So if you've yet to add one into your home, you might just be missing out. And while some new additions might necessitate splurging a bit more — like a few design-savvy investment pieces for spring — these functional pieces don't have to break the bank.

It's easy to assume such big ticket items as armoires might be above your means when you're trying to keep spending to a minimum, but thankfully there are a few go-to places to shop that can save you more than a buck or two. Some of the reliable favorites for shopping affordable pieces include IKEA, Hayneedle, and trusty Amazon (Honestly, what can't you find there?) and between them, you're sure to not only find something that doesn't cost you an arm and a leg — while still managing to meet the stylistic needs your decor demands.

Once you have found the armoire that meets your requirements, you might want to brush on up some basics for keeping it organized. A lot of the rules for tidying up your closet can also apply here. For example, getting this new piece is probably a great excuse to give your wardrobe a once-over an toss the items that no longer fit or that you haven't worn for a year or more — whether that means donating or earning some extra cash by selling mint condition designer pieces on sites like Poshmark and The Real Real. Another pro tip is to keep your armoire stocked with pieces you have in rotation right now — and stash non-seasonal ones away.

Ready to start shopping? Whether your style is modern minimalist, clean and classic, or something more traditional, it's not impossible to find something within a reasonable price point. To prove it, these 10 pieces cover all the design bases while managing to stay under the $200 mark. Find the one that suits your home or just let this serve as inspiration for your own spring home refresh — even if you're working with limited funds.