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After a long summer spent outdoors — sunning, surfing, lounging in the sand — we find ourselves now preparing to huddle under blankets, restocking our closets with fall-appropriate apparel, and wishing our apartments were a bit more put together. If your communal space is begging to be refreshed, swapping in one or two simple, clean-lined pieces can enliven it instantly.
Of course, larger pieces like chairs and coffee tables might seem like big-ticket items, but they don't always come with four- or five-digit price tags attached. Even the gorgeous, modern, high-design styles you’ve stared at in store windows can be affordable. The proof? We found 19 modern, sophisticated furnishings under the wallet-friendly sticker price of $200. (And, as much as we love IKEA, not a single one is from there.)