Ikea’s larger Lack shelves come in only three colors, and the finish is not as fine, but at $14.99 for a 43¼ (seven colors) and $24.99 for 743⁄4 they do the job for less.
Ikea, 10100 Baltimore Ave., College Park, 301-345-6552; 2901 Potomac Mills Cir.; Woodbridge, 703-494-4532; ikea.com.
The Thai bed from Centro Italia is the ultimate in platform beds, crossing minimalist style and luxury with beautifully finished Italian walnut and a recessed frosted glass light between the headboards. The queen size runs around $12,500 and is available at italydesign.com.