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    26 Home Items That’ll Help Make It Look And Feel Nicer Than It Actually Is

    A faux bouquet, cord organizer, decorative window film, and more that will transform your home.

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    1. A set of plastic canisters perfect to give things, such as Q-tips, cotton balls, or even bath bombs an elegant look while sitting out on your counter like it's a 5-star hotel bathroom.

    A large and medium clear jar with a gold lid sitting on a counter with bath bombs and cotton balls in them and then a small jar on the shelf above with q-tips in it

    Promising review: "The small, medium, and large sizes were absolutely perfect. They look well put together and are perfect for organizing the bathroom while giving it a more elegant look." —Nikki

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $24.99 (available in four lid colors).

    2. An outdoor wall sconce to ~brighten~ up the outside of your home and give it an elevated look without shelling out a huge chunk of change.

    Reviewers pic of the black wall sconce with circle base and a curved top bar attached to the outside of a house.

    Promising review: "These are the most amazing outdoor light fixtures I’ve purchased. They were installed outside my garage doors and are so beautiful with a farmhouse theme. Not too big or too small. The light bulb is not visible outside the globe, which I didn’t want. The lighting area is perfect and they were easy to install. So so pretty!!" —alleycat

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $56.27 (for the black color pictured above; $30.98+ for the other three colors sold as singles).

    3. A small wood end table with a rustic feel and an open shelf you can store any books you're reading while still giving yourself an open space on top to set drinks and snacks.

    Wood end table with an open shelf and black metal legs next to a couch.

    Promising review: "What a great little side table! This went between two chairs in my family room. It’s small but perfect to go between chairs and still hold drinks and a small lamp. It looks nice and was so easy to assemble. If you need this table, look no further." —RetailTherapy

    Get it from Amazon for $53.99.

    4. A faux bouquet, because flowers are great, but buying fresh flowers is expensive, especially when they die so fast. These beauties will add some life to the room without the fear of seeing them dead in only a couple of days.

    A bouquet of fake peonies in peach and red with green leaves
    For Love Of Pampas / Etsy

    For Love Of Pampas is a small business based in Brooklyn, NY that has the largest stock of Pampas grass in the US. They also offer a selection of dried bouquets, artificial flowers, and palm leaves. This bouquet comes with one stem that has eight flower heads.

    Get it from For Love Of Pampas on Etsy for $21.60 (originally $27; available in five colors).

    5. A marble self-adhesive film to make every surface look 100x fancier and help ensure you get your security deposit back when you move out., Amazon

    The film is made from vinyl/PVC film and is water-resistant. To apply, you cut the film to the size you need, remove the backing paper, put it on any dry and flat surface using a D-C-Fix smoother, and it will look as good as new.

    Promising review: "Wow!!! I can't believe how much this brightened up our bathroom!! The paper is very thick and seems very durable!! It looks beautiful! It is mostly easy to install. Just takes some patience. I watched videos on how other people did it first before attempting it myself which I think really helped!! Using a blow dryer to smooth it on helps prevent bubbles from getting caught underneath the paper. This cheap update made such a difference!!!"—Anna F.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.55 (available in four sizes).

    6. A bronze sun wall mirror for a small touch of glamour that will add some ambience and design without overpowering the room. This is a great small touch for anyone who doesn't really know where to start when it comes to decorating.

    Small circular mirror with gold burst coming out all around it, making it look like the sun.
    Luna Sundara

    Luna Sundara is a Latinx-founded brand curating sustainably sourced aromatherapy products and handcrafted home decor items from Latin American artisans. This mirror is inspired by the sun in Cuzco Valley and was hand-carved by Peruvian artisans.

    Get it from Luna Sundara for $35+ (avaialble in three sizes).

    7. An absolutely beautiful circular velvet accent chair to give a sleek and sophisticated feel to the room and make it look like you've just stepped into Kensington Palace., Amazon

    Promising review: "I got the pink chair. It is exactly like the site images. It is so comfortable and looks expensive! I was looking into buying a similar chair from a retail store that is three times more expensive, but this one is such a great value and high quality." —M. Zacarias

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99 (available in 13 colors and materials).

    8. Adhesive backsplash tiles – people will think you spent hundreds of dollars redoing your kitchen when all you did was peel it off and stick it to your kitchen wall (or shower or wherever else you want).

    Promising review: "This is perfect for upgrade on a budget. These 'tiles' have given my dull kitchen new life and withstood extreme cold and humidity (electrical issues) with no problem. I receive compliments all the time!" —Deidre Dennis

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $18.98 (available in black/white, black, and blue/green).

    9. A wood and copper wall hook with leather strap so you can have a place to hang your favorite jackets and bags, and display them like you're living in your own museum of beautiful things.

    Three of the hooks on a wall with a purse over the top of one and two scarves in the straps of the other two
    5mm Paper / Etsy

    5mm Paper is a woman-owned business creating home decor, fashion, and lifestyle accessories from Lisbon, Portugal since 2017. This wall hook comes with two different types of screws to put it on the wall or door.

    Get it from 5mm Paper on Etsy for $22.90+ (available in five and six centimeters).

    10. A cord organizer to help you hid any messes that accumulate from pulling in all your devices that are a total eyesore in the room.

    A before and after picture: on the left, a bunch of black cords tangled on the floor, and on the right, all those cords now nicely disguised in a light brown wood box with white sides.

    Promising review: "I had a mess of cables on the table next to my bed, and if you pulled one too much, the chargers would fall. This keeps everything in place. It is very LARGE, I didn't expect it to be that big, but it holds a full-size surge protector, and I'm able to plug in everything in there! It's very helpful!" —Patrick Pflaumer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

    11. A three-piece pleated duvet cover set for a simple yet classic look that might just disguise the fact that your mattress and bed frame have seen better days.

    White duvet cover with pleats all over it and two pillow covers on a made bed.

    Promising review: "This is the best duvet I've ever had! It never wrinkles, and it's so soft! I've washed it several times and it still looks brand new! I especially like that it zips up over then comforter rather than buttons. It's much easier to put on and it stays put. Excellent buy!" —Cathie Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.95+ (available in twin-king sizes and in five colors).

    12. A floor lamp with a mid-century modern vibe that will actually add a ton of light to the room and brighten it up and make it feel bigger, and in turn, nicer.

    Reviewer pic of the tall gold lamp with two circular bulbs coming out the side

    I got this lamp when I moved into my apartment last year because I liked the style of it, but I ended up loving how much light it added to my living room (I only have one window that doesn't get much light through it). It was super easy to install and has a button to turn it on and off on the ground (so you can just step on it). It looks so chic, and people can't believe I got it for less than $100.

    Promising review: "I had my eye on the West Elm sphere and stem floor lamp, and then I came across this Brightech lamp on Instagram. It’s a fraction of the price of the West Elm one but the quality is great so far, and it looks expensive. I love it and would highly recommend it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (available in brass and rose gold).

    13. Some removable wallpaper to bring more color and design into the room without having to commit to it for the next 30 years.

    Carter + Main, Abby Kass / BuzzFeed

    Carter + Main is a family-owned small business creating removable wallpaper at an affordable price. This wallpaper is printed to order with self-adhesive that's made in the US. It's also made with nontoxic ink and is environmentally conscious.

    To apply this wallpaper, all you have to do is peel away the paper, put the sticky side on the wall, and smooth it out. Plus, if you get tired of it in six months, you can remove it and swap it out for a different style that fits your mood.

    Get the wallpaper above from Carter + Main for $14.99+/roll. And check out all their other styles and patterns here.

    14. A turntable stand so you can finally organize your records in a way that's super easy to actually use and enjoy during the week. The music will enhance the mood of your whole home (and probably your mood too, tbh).

    A white wood stand with two large cubbies with metal dividers with record albums in them and two blue drawers above them and a record player on top

    Promising review: "I just finished putting this together, and I absolutely love it!!! Assembly was easier than most other furniture I have put together, and it all works perfectly with our player and records. I would buy again and highly recommend this stand!" —Groovygal

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon $118.24.

    15. A glass coffee table you ~clearly~ need to make a statement in your living room. And that statement is that you are a fashionable person who enjoys having nice things in their home (even if those nice things were not nearly as expensive as they look).

    Oval-shaped glass coffee table with frosted bottom shelf and two smaller shelves overlapping at the top in a living room.

    Promising review: "This table is exactly what I wanted! Yes, it is small, so measure it out before you order to make sure it's the right size for your room. It's perfect in my tiny living room, looks very smart! It's very easy to put together. The glass top is a bit heavy, but that makes it sturdy. It has excellent instructions that are very clear, and it's a clever design. It looks exactly like the picture." —Jan

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (available in wave top and wave bottom).

    16. A bed frame with drawers on the side so you can store your clothes (or anything else you don't have room for) because your room will feel bigger when it's less cluttered.

    The bed frame in dark grey with one of the drawers on the side pulled out, showing the size.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this bed frame! It’s sturdy, lots of space in the drawers, and super easy to put together. I’m six months pregnant and did it by myself. It definitely took some time though and it would go by faster with help. The only downside is it does have a funky smell. I’ve had it for a couple of weeks now and the smell is still there. I probably would recommend spraying with a deodorizer before assembly." —Laura

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $374.56 (available in twin-king, and in five colors).

    17. A set of peel-and-stick floor tiles designed to make it super easy to redo your floor, without having to actually rip out the tile.

    The tiles are water-resistant and washable. To apply, just peel the backing and stick to a clean floor. You don't need any special tools or even grout.

    Promising review: "I've only had these on my bathroom floor for a month or so, but they seem like they'll hold up. They were a bit of a pain in the ass to cut, but I didn't have the best tools or patience. The price is bananas for how good these look! They really transformed the room for cheap." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $17.99.

    18. A shaggy plush area rug you can put in your living room to give it a comfier and homier feel.


    Promising review: "This rug is absolutely beautiful. It's so full and soft and easy to keep clean. It sticks to the hardwood floors perfectly! I bought two of them. Love them!" —Steven Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in three sizes and six colors).

    19. A static cling decorative window film perfect for giving you privacy without sacrificing natural light that does wonders to brighten up the room and add life to it.

    Bedroom with the privacy film with a rectangle design on a large window

    The film is glue-free and reusable. It blocks 98% of UV rays and glare and also provides more than 95% privacy. It can be used on any smooth and clean surface. And it's easy to apply. All you have to do is remove the backing, spray soapy water on the window you're applying it to, press the film on, and use a squeegee to remove any excess water.

    Promising review: "I was looking for something to provide privacy to our front door sidelights, without blocking the natural light. This looks great! It’s subtle and classy looking. It was very easy to apply as long as you get your measurements correct. I had to do six small windows, so after I made sure the first one would fit, I used that as my template for the remaining windows. The film goes on just like a window cling. So easy!" —SarahHK

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in six sizes).

    20. A small round nightstand you'll have ~a-round~ for a long time because it will give you a place to set your glasses and phone at night when you go to sleep but won't take over one side of the room.

    Reviewer pic of the circular-top small table with a lip that's gold on the outside and three gold legs and a grey inside.

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with this side table. It's perfect and will make any room look beautiful because it’s a statement piece!! Totally worth the money. You won’t be disappointed." —Alexis Quintana

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    21. A minimalist table lamp to help you achieve that mid-century modern look without spending a ridiculous amount of money.

    Reviewer pic of the black table lamp with large exposed lightbulb sitting on a bedside table

    Promising review: "This lamp looks more expensive than it is. It's a great-looking lamp, you can really change up the feel just by changing the style of the light bulb. I'm very very happy with the quality and look." —River Weeks

    Get it from Amazon for $18.21.

    22. A sofa table skinny enough to not take up a ton of space but still give you a place to add chic decor pieces and organized storage — from the entryway or even behind the couch.,

    Promising review: "This arrived sooner than expected! It was easy to put together. You don’t need any special tools and can do by yourself. It worked perfectly for my foyer, and I was able to tuck the dog bowls under it with no problem. Clutter and crowded foyer be gone! I’d buy it again." —genabeebers

    Get it from Amazon for $64.99 (available in light and dark brown and in two styles).

    23. A leather tissue box designed to cover your regular tissue box and make it look ~marble-ous~ in the room. Sometimes it's the little things that make your home fancier.

    A black marble leather tissue box cover with gold hardware and a tissue coming out of the top
    Karen Jai Home

    Karen Jai Home is a Black woman-owned business that sells luxury home decor accessories.

    Get it from Karen Jai Home for $18 (available in black and white).

    24. An under cabinet wineglass rack perfect for holding any glasses that are too tall or fragile to be crowded into a cabinet with the rest of your glasses. These will turn heads and make your kitchen feel like a Michelin-star restaurant.

    Reviewer pic of the wine glass rack attached to the bottom of a cabinet with three rows of classes hanging from it

    Promising review: "I really like this wine rack! I needed a nice, space-saving solution for wineglasses that are too tall to go in my glass cabinet, and this rack fit the bill. It was simple to install and looks great. Good buy!" —Cycle Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $21.93 (available in four styles and four colors).

    25. A set of soap dispensers to transform your lackluster old bathroom into a luxe spa.

    A reviewer photo of four soap dispensers in a shower filled with different liquids

    Promising review: "This is for those who have glass shower enclosures! We recently updated our bathroom, and then to my horror, I realized how ugly it is to have all your bath products on full display in your gorgeous new shower. So I bought these great dispensers for shampoos, body wash, and conditioner, and I couldn’t be happier. It gives it a more finished and spa-like look to the room." —GayLynneRN

    Get set of two from Amazon for $16.99.

    26. And a futon – everyone will think is so so so chic and be so impressed when you share how little you paid for it. Plus, when your friends crash at your place, they won't have to sleep on the floor.

    A navy blue futon with a tufted cushion back with slanted wooden legs in a living room.

    Promising review: "I love this couch. It looks great and is way more comfortable than I would be. I tested sleeping on it, and it's actually fairly comfortable as a futon as well. I love the modern look, and the quality seems pretty good too. It was definitely a good buy, especially for the price." —Laura Allen

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $287.99 (available in six styles and 10 colors).

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