Best-Kept Secrets to Shop Amazon Home


Amazon is a CASS Design Co. go-to source for all things home, with much of it being super affordable. Amazon carries some great brands, even some of the same ones you see in designer shops. With ease of returns and quick deliveries, it makes for a great option to shop for new items to refresh any space in your home. Let’s look at some of the ways we’ve had the most success landing the BEST finds!

Coastal Coffee Table Decor from Amazon
Amazon Links and Rattan Basket

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How to Search for the Best Amazon Home Finds

When you begin to shop Amazon for the best home & decor items, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Try to search for companies that produce-high quality decor items. Look for 4+ stars while browsing product options, or ones with a bunch of reviews. A lot of times, consumer photos are included in the reviews so you can get a real sense of what some items look like. Amazon also has a really fun feature for some of its furniture and decor where you can actually look at what the item would look like in your own home. You’ll just need to turn on your camera and scan over the space you’re considering for the Amazon purchase.

If you’ve found yourself shopping in designer shops but would rather purchase with Prime Shipping (sometimes at a bigger discount), check the labels to see what brand the item was distributed from and look it up on Amazon. You can find some of the best brands from designer shops in this post as well to give you some ideas.

Amazon also has a feature where you can take a photo from Pinterest, etc., that you’ve saved for inspo. You plug the image into the search box within your app and it shows you similar items! Think Google Reverse Image Search but with shopping.

Another trick that can help you score a great find is to scroll to the bottom when you pull up an item. Amazon will automatically show you other items, and, often, this can be a great way to find pieces that might not show up in the rest of your search.

Coastal Entry Styling
Mirror, Stems, Books & Wood Links from Amazon

Favorite Pieces to Shop on Amazon


One of my favorite things to purchase from Amazon is rugs. If you are in the market for an affordable rug, Amazon is a go-to retailer. A few keywords to look for to yield a better search: hand-woven, wool, and flat-weave. As far as brands to search, here are a few that have a great selection: Loloi, Momeni, and Safavieh.

Outdoor Furniture and Decor

Amazon can be a great source to spruce up your outdoor space. With the thought that most outdoor furniture has to be replaced often, affordable pieces like you can find on Amazon are a great option. Some of the best items to find for outdoors are: patio chairs, planters, umbrellas, and outdoor rugs. Searching up reliable brands for these can get you a better result. A couple of the CASS favorites are Christopher Knight Home and Safavieh.

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Safavieh Outdoor Bistro Chairs


Amazon is a great place to shop lighting for your home. They have great sconces, chandeliers, flush mounts, and table lamps. Search for these brands when looking for lighting: Safavieh, House of Troy (a favorite for picture lights), Creative Co-Op, and Jonathan Y.

Lamp (& Rug) from Amazon


Some of my favorite brands for cabinet hardware are available on Amazon. With the ease of returning and fast shipping, you can order an actual piece to see it in person versus needing a sample to get accurate colors. A few favorites to check out are: Top Knobs, Emtek and Atlas.

Mixed Metals Coastal Blue Bathroom Vanity
Hardware is the Serene by Top Knobs sold on Amazon

Shopping Furniture on Amazon

Believe it or not, you can even find great furniture pieces on Amazon. I prefer to invest in high quality pieces that you might not be able to find on Amazon, but then pair it with accents that are more affordable. Some of the best accent furniture pieces are cabinets, tables, and ottomans.

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Safavieh Rattan Chair found on Amazon

Searching reliable brands helps to ensure you can get a quality piece that looks great. Some of the CASS favorite brands to shop for furniture: Stone & Beam, Christopher Knight Home or Bloomingville.

More Favorites to Shop

A few more favorites to shop Amazon for your home are curtains, kitchen finds, pillow inserts, books, seasonal items and stems.

Curtains: For curtains, my favorite brand is TWOPAGES. You’ll love that they are great quality and the price point. Amazon also is a go-to of mine for brass and black hardware, such as rods and rings.

Kitchen Styling Items: For kitchen finds, brands like Creative Co-op and Bloomingville have amazing selections. You can actually find some really great tea towels and hand towels by searching “fringed” or turkish kitchen towel.

Pillow Inserts: When it comes to pillow inserts, Amazon is 100% the go-to for affordable, high quality down or down-alternative inserts. Find everything from bedroom pillows (including Euro, Shams, lumbars, etc.) to throw pillow inserts. The prices are too good and often they come in a pack of 2. I recommend sizing up at least 2″ for the perfect fluffy look.

Books: And of course, the OG Amazon fave – books! Beautiful coffee table books are a favorite for table and shelf decor. They truly can complete any space, and shopping them on Amazon is easy and convenient.

Seasonal & Stems: Greenery is a must to keep your home cozy and Amazon has great options for faux stems and plants. It’s also a great place to find holiday decor around the Fall & Christmas seasons.

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Coffee table books found on Amazon

When is the Best Time to Shop

One of the reasons Amazon is a great place to shop is because the products are often offered with deep discounts. Great deals are offered all year long, but there are a few times of the year with great deals on some of the most popular name brands in home furnishings and decor.

One of the best times to shop for all of these and more is Amazon Prime Day. Prime Day is a 48-hour event that occurs every year in mid-July. It’s a great time to check out big ticket items for your home at even more of a discount. We love to shop Amazon for our design clients as a way to mix in some lower priced items to pair with high-quality pieces for a luxe look.

Another great opportunity to land the best deals on Amazon is Black Friday. Some of the best offers of the year for higher priced product categories like lighting, rugs and electronics can be purchased during this time with deep discounts.

Amazon is a Great Source for any Space in your Home

Just because you find it on Amazon, doesn’t mean it is a low quality piece for your home. Of course, some of the items are widely popular, but paired with other pieces in your home, you can create a unique and cozy look, often at a great price. You best believe, so many professionally designed homes have Amazon pieces in them.

We’d love to help you find the perfect pieces to complete your space. Check out our Amazon Storefront, which is being updated weekly. Or, reach out to us if you need help completing a space in your home.

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