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    25 Decor Pieces That Are Simple Yet Necessary

    Time to decorate.

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    1. An indoor/outdoor rug to provide your floors with some cushion and warmth. With the low pile, it will withstand the elements and stand up to high-traffic areas. Plus, the muted colors will work with any color scheme.


    Promising review: "My 'laundry room' is in my garage, which has that regular old garage floor, and I wanted something to not only separate the area, but also protect any clothing that may fall onto the floor. I bought this to place in front of the washer/dryer and not only does it serve its purpose, it also makes the area look a lot nicer. The material is nice and sturdy, and looks like it can be easily hosed down to clean." —HotRodPR

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $17.19+ (available in seven sizes and two colors).

    2. An organizer that'll do the job you always seem to struggle with: keeping your desk clean. With six compartments and two drawers, it'll decrease your workspace clutter so you can actually focus for once.


    Promising review: "Can't find a pen; need a letter opener? Looking for that coupon, grocery list, remote? This well-made organizer keeps all that small stuff in one place! With two drawers that slide easily, it's incredibly useful. I can see this being used for lots of messes and it comes with hardware for wall mounting, too." —G. Byrne

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95 (available in two colors).

    3. A complimentary doormat, because you should always be reminded about how fabulous you look (and are) every single day. Plus, tracking mud into your home is the absolute worst, so having a sturdy coir doormat means less mess inside your front door.

    Promising review: "When we saw this door mat we just HAD to have it. It's the first door mat for our new home and we couldn't have asked for anything better. The mat is heavy and super durable. We have had it now for about three months and it's hanging in strong!" —Tiffany Davis

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $20.93+ (available in two styles).

    4. A set of pastel trinket dishes for your vanity that'll hold your jewelry and lipsticks. They nestle into each other, too, so you can mix and match arrangements to get the most out of each dish.


    Promising review: "This tray is cute, modern, durable, and is a great complement to many rooms in my home. I find that having four individual trays is convenient, and I also like that I can combine them together if I do not need to have everything separate. Having the ability to customize the pieces is handy for creativity, as well as complimenting the space I want to use them in. I sometimes have random trinkets that quickly clutter up a space and this tray is a great way to visually add division and organization." —Kimhoay

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A cubist floating shelf so you can utilize some wall space that would otherwise be wasted. You'll be able to stack books, give your precious plant baby a home, and display some photos.


    Promising review: "This is a great little shelf and it is a good price for modern home decor. It came with two clips for hanging, which made it feel more sturdy and balanced." —Adriana Cisco

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in two sizes).

    6. Mini succulent planters if you've got a full plant collection that needs a home. Succulents are a perfect way to add greenery to your space that also require minimal effort in the care category. Each comes with a drainage hole and a little bamboo tray!


    Promising review: "These planters are so cute! They’re even better than I expected. They’re the perfect size for succulents, they feel and look high quality, and I love that they have drainage holes." —GMF

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two styles).

    7. A set of minimal wall pegs to hang hats, purses, headphones, and backpacks. Whatever you need lifted from the floor or removed from a table — these wall pegs will be your answer.

    Promising review: "Ordered six of these in both colors. It's a simple idea that they've done very well. They're a good size, big enough to stand out, but small enough to be fairly intrusive. Good quality workmanship (nicely rounded edges, nice matte finish). Straightforward to mount. Overall, I'm really pleased. For the price, they're a steal." —m.haynes

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two colors).

    8. A peel-and-stick window privacy film you can apply for instant coverage if you feel a little bit too ~seen~ while inside your home. It'll block out 96% of UV rays, let natural light filter through, and help your home to feel a bit more private.


    Promising review: "Not only is this functional, it is SO pretty. Gives my bathroom a totally serene feel. It's easy to install, just be sure you have a couple fresh blades, and — as the old folks say — measure twice, cut once. There IS a film on the back that must be removed. On a corner, use a piece of tape on the front and one on the back, and pull apart until the film comes off. Note: The film is clear; the rainbow effect comes from light being refracted by the film." —Stephanie Graham

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in seven sizes).

    And check out our highlight on the privacy window film!

    9. A prism frame to showcase family vacation photos, times spent with friends, and scenic shots of your favorite locations. They can be displayed vertically or horizontally, hung on a wall, or placed on a tabletop. Plus, the design makes your image look like it's suspended mid-air.


    Promising review: "So happy with my purchase! I actually bought three! One for myself and two as gifts. I like how the frame is very unique and stylish and can work in many different room decors. I’m using it as a table top frame, but I think that when hung on a wall it can make a really nice impact. Great quality item that I’ve come to expect from Umbra. I would highly recommend this frame!" —Amy S.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.40+ (available in four sizes and six finishes).

    10. A two-tier tray that you can keep by your bedside for items like rings and glasses. It'll work in a bathroom or on an entryway table for keys, too.


    Promising review: "Perfect to keep items organized on a small two-drawer nightstand. I love the fact that the bottom has a soft material as to not scratch any surface. It also has great weight to it without being too heavy." —Delilah McCullough

    Get it from Amazon for $22.49.

    11. Areaware geometric coasters to keep out on your coffee table so guests don't leave water rings on your furniture after they walk out the door. And you won't even mind having these out and lying around just because of how darn cool they are.


    Promising review: "Love these coasters! Easy to clean, well-made, and inexpensive." —Amazon Customer

    Get the set from Amazon for $21.59+ (available in 9 styles).

    12. A toilet paper holder with a mini shelf that'll hold tissues, your phone, wallet, and whatever else you may need to rest for a second. It's a much more convenient option than leaving your personal items teetering on the edge of the sink.


    Promising review: "There was no detail left out on this simple, yet functional and stylish piece. From the marker, to the glue, gloves, instructions, and cleaning cloth, it was refreshing to receive a product that had everything you needed to install out of the box." —MJG

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    13. Geode bookends so your mini library can stay organized and on full display. They're weighty, so yes, they will support your growing collection. They also feature rubber bumpers on the bottom so they won't scratch your shelves.


    Promising review: "I was so excited when I opened the box and viewed the bookends. They exceeded my expectations! The color (aqua/teal) and natural design of each bookend is STUNNING! I ordered the largest size and their weight is PERFECT for the size of the large, heavy books I own. They also double as a decorative feature in my living room." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in three colors and four weights).

    14. A moon-shaped neon light that'll sub in for a traditional lamp and provide more than enough light for your bedtime routine. It'll look super cute in your bedroom or even in a kid's room! No age limit here.


    Promising review: "We love it. We have it on top of a bookshelf in the living room and it's adorable. It's not childish like I worried it might be, it just gives a fun vibe and is super cool." —Jessica Lage

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 11 shapes).

    15. A nine-bottle wine rack so you can display your *precious* collection in style. And so you always have a bottle close by just in case the in-laws get a bit testy this holiday season. It can be placed anywhere and since it's so sleek, it won't take up much space but it'll double as a nice display piece.


    Promising review: "I purchased this rack because I was looking to get organized, but didn’t want to sacrifice style. This rack is perfect! It’s cute and has great storage capacity!" —Shair

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in five finishes).

    16. A storage bucket that can act as a utensils crock in your kitchen. It's a modern take on an everyday, functional item, and it will wrangle all your cooking tools into one convenient place.

    West Elm

    Get it from West Elm for $9.99+ (originally $24+; available in two colors and three styles; also orders over $79 ship free with code JANUARY).

    17. Minimal wall art, because you don't need to cover your walls top to bottom to make a statement. AND you don't need super loud, busy art to crowd your apartment and make your space feel smaller. Sometimes, simple line art is exactly what you need to make your place feel homey.


    You can also choose your preferred border and matte before you check out!

    Get it from Minted for $21+ (available in eight sizes, framed or unframed, or printed on a canvas).

    If you're looking to create your own gallery wall, check out our how-to guide on gallery walls!

    18. A flannel blanket with pom-pom edges to drape over your bed or the back of your sofa for a bit of added warmth. It's just lightweight enough to sleep with and can be thrown in the washing machine when it starts to smell...smelly.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this blanket. It is so soft, comfy, and nice to cuddle up with. The edges are sewn extremely well and it has the feel of a high quality blanket. It is great to snuggle up with while sitting on the couch and watching TV. This blanket is well worth the money!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in eight colors and two sizes).

    19. An adorable lumbar pillow, because IMHO no bed or sofa can have enough pillows. The cover is a thick cotton weave, so yes, it will survive a wine spill or two.


    Promising review: "This is a great quality pillow. The material is very thick and I love the design. I feel like it's very versatile for any room! I am very happy with my purchase." —Amazon Customer

    Get it form Amazon for $22.95+ (available in two sizes). And check these lumbar pillow inserts, too!

    20. A full-length leaning mirror made from shatter-proof glass so you won't have to deal with the fear of it falling in the middle of the night. There's also a built-in stand if you don't want to lean it against your bedroom wall.


    Promising review: "Absolutely stunning, packaged very well, and easy to stand up. I’m a TALL girl (a little over 5’10”) and having a mirror that was large enough for me was very important. This does exactly that, but isn’t so big that it takes up too much space. The gold trim is super classy and adds an expensive looking quality to the mirror and my room. Overall amazing and definitely worth the buy!" —Bria Million

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (available in nine styles)

    21. A rustic oversized clock that'll make Chip and Joanna Gaines proud, especially if hung over a farmhouse modern dining table.


    Promising review: "I bought this bigger sized clock for decorating the wall above my fireplace. The 32-inch is perfect for that purpose. The wood has good texture and the lighter color matches our sitting room and brightens up the space." —Scarlett

    Get it from Amazon for $105.59 (available in seven styles and six sizes).

    22. An over-the-door organizer so you can utilize for jackets and scarves, bags, or even towels (damp towels should not be left on the floor!!!). It'll be like you grew 10 extra hands when you've simply just added one piece of decor to your back of your bedroom door.


    Promising review: "Great! I needed one that hung lower than others because of a funky door frame I have. This one fits well and has so many hooks to hang all my scarves. I did not secure it to the door, but it doesn’t move around. I would definitely recommend! It's sturdy, does the job, and is aesthetically pleasing." —sjoreel

    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    23. An elegant brass lamp with a marble base that won't take up space nestled in the corner of your bedroom or living room. The on/off floor pedal can be tapped quickly for instant light as you're reading in bed or watching some Netflix before drifting off to sleep., Amazon

    Promising review: "I like this lamp even more than I expected to. I mainly bought it because of the color and because I was able to buy it used and save some money, but even at full price I would recommend it. Because of how the three shades can point in different directions, you can illuminate three different parts of a room with just the one lamp. It's like getting three lamps in one!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99+ (available in three finishes).

    24. A tapestry to add some texture to your walls if you're a bit tired of traditional framed art. It can be pinned to your wall, too, if you're a bit nervous of adding some ~beautiful~ nail holes into your drywall (hello, renters).

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Yes, the packaging does say 'tea towel,' but like the other reviewers stated, it’s super versatile and amazingly cute. I hung it on my wall in a room that I hope to fill will crystal decor. It comes in a high quality cute little pouch, too!" —NiQueen

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $19 (available in four styles).

    25. Stoneware vases so you can feature an assortment of beautiful flowers all around your home. And when you're not showing off some blooms, you'll be able to use the adorable vases as eye-catching pieces on your coffee table or bookcase.


    Promising review: "I purchased all four and they are more beautiful in person. Well-made and tastefully designed! It goes with any decor. They are the perfect pop of color." —Jucolovesanthro

    Get it from Anthropologie for $28+ (sold individually; available in four styles).

    Your home after buying these decor pieces:


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