31 Things From Walmart To Help Make Your Apartment A Better Place To Live In
These cute and functional decor items will help make apartment living an Instagram-worthy breeze.
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metal garment rack so a) you have a stylish solution if you don't have a closet (or just a really small one) b) you can show off your favorite outfits as creative decor and c) make your apartment instantly look a little more put-together.
Promising review: This item is great. It is strong, but relatively lightweight. One person can handle putting it together. What a great rack for storing extra clothes." — Joe
modern coffee table, because this is perfect for showing off candles and your morning coffee. Plus! It also works as a snazzy WFH setup.
Promising review: "I loved the coffee table so much we got the console table as well. Super happy with the set. Totally completed my living room." — Jen
, a lovely coffee table book, that's sure to spark joy (and also give visitors something to peruse through while you run out to pick up the take-out). Joy!
I personally own this book and can say it's a ~joy~ to flip through.
snazzy retro fridge that'll add some impressively vintage-looking decor, and will also be great for storing face masks, skincare, sodas, and cold brews galore.
Promising review: "Great little fridge, bigger than a normal-sized mini-fridge, smaller than an apt size fridge. This was perfect for food overflow during the coronavirus! Very sleek looking throwback design. Came in great condition--no dents or breaks from shipping (packaged well!)." — Tricia
metal multi-shelf bookcase so you can stack it high with books or go for that whole modern sculpture/picture frame/marble accent pieces set-up.
Promising review: "Really beautiful. Not too difficult to put together, just time consuming. But its more than worth it!" — Kelsey
fun retro-style toaster in this cute as heck robin's egg blue to add a nice pop of color against your usual kitchen metals — plus, it's really roomy with two toast slots.
Promising review: "We just bought it but so far it's easy to use and very pleasant to look at. My mother loves it. I hope it's a good toaster for years to come." — Julia
A set of
fancy storage bins so you can hide all the junk mail you've been getting, but still look like you've got your life in order.
Promising review: "They are perfect, just like the picture and very spacious." — Fina
shiny mirrored tray that'll make everything look fancier when placed atop your dresser or coffee table for a functional dash of luxury.
Promising review: "This complements our leather sectional. It's an eye-catcher, elegant and I love the glass bottom. It ties in well with our oakwood end tables." — Tiffany
stately golden bookshelf to impress your friends with your elegant taste (and to display all your worldly possessions).
Promising review: "These shelves are gorgeous. Because they were on sale, I got two. They are sturdy without being bulky." — Rebecca
A pair of charmingly quirky
animal-themed bookends, because it's the little things that count (and these are pup ones add cuteness to every shelf).
Promising review: "These are true to the photo. Nice and sturdy, without being too heavy. Really cute, too." — Cindy
velvet accent chair that'll instantly transport you to a smoky late-night jazz club, where you're oh-so relaxed and too busy sipping on a martini.
Promising review: "Loved it! It is so soft and comfy. No complaints." — Joyce
cute side table for sprucing up any living room area. Plus, there's extra storage space for magazines, that long-lost remote control, and snacks (of course).
Promising review: "I love this little table. It's the perfect height, size, and very good quality. They should make different colors, so I can buy more." — Jamie
A stack of
faux-fur throws — you should get as many you want, because they're soft and easy to cozy up with. Hello, updating any old couch.
Promising review: "Love them! I bought two they are so soft and nice size!" — Lori
Price: $47.50 each
fancy candle holders, because these'll make your kitchen table feel dinner party-ready 24/7.
vanity table and mirror combo that'll make getting ready for your daily work Zoom call a breeze.
Promising review: "My 14-year-old just love love love this vanity, to go with her new decor for her room. Its beautiful, good quality and worth the price!" — EastBoogie2
smiling avocado light because it's cheerful, fun, tiny, and provides really happy mood lighting.
Promising review: "Super cute. Surprisingly bright. Well made. I've ordered more with the butta toast ambient light for my grands." — Becky
multi-purpose coffee table for making storage a breeze, plus, it has ample storage space and will look super nice in just about any living room.
Promising review: "I love this table. Best thing for my small-ish condo, and it is great for eating in front of TV, put computer at a better level, store stuff out of sight, etc. Table is sturdy and lifts easily. Putting legs on was awkward, make sure you have good lighting. I got the oak color and it looks nice in my living room." — Barbara
decorative wicker tray, because this is perfect for fruit, plants, jewelry or you know…anything at all.
Promising review: "I am obsessed with this tray — it is so versatile. I had originally purchased with the intention of using it for entertaining (serving chips or crackers, etc.), but it looked so nice that I've used it as a catch-all tray in my bedroom for a few cosmetics that are used every day." — Molly
sleek dish rack so you have that extra push to do your dishes more often without this taking up much space on your kitchen counter.
Promising review: "Very beautiful and great quality! " — Lara
A set of
tea-sized patterned drawers that'll look so cute on a counter or set atop a dresser as hold-all storage.
Promising review: "This piece is absolutely beautiful. It is a very generous size with nice big ceramic drawers. It is well-made and painted so beautifully. The drawers slide in and out with ease and there is a stopper that keeps the drawers from falling out. This would make a wonderful gift for someone or for yourself! I am very pleased with this purchase. I would buy again." — Linda
fancy arched metal mirror, aka you'll get ~Anthro-inspired~ decor for less — plus, it's a great way to check your outfit before you head out the door (or take a mirror selfie).
Promising review: " This mirror is quite heavy; a substantial piece with beveled edges. Incredible quality and price." — Kelly
flower-themed coffee maker for a great way to get your caffeine fix and really, it's the best (and only way) to start your day off right.
Promising review: "I am so happy with this coffee maker! I’m glad it has the two options of a K-Cup or coffee grounds! It works great! It’s also very pretty! I would definitely recommend this to anyone and everyone." — Sara
chic, multi-use speaker that's also an essential oil diffuser, because this'll be great for dance parties and calming aromatherapy sessions alike.
Promising review: "Love this product! Great features that are just what I wanted and needed. It is as good as described, if not better. Very relaxing sights, sounds and smells." — Blouellete
plaid area rug for cottage-core vibes galore — it's interesting yet neutral enough to work into any room.
Promising review: "I am absolutely obsessed with this rug, it is super high quality! It is my favorite rug that I've gotten from Walmart. I love that it is patterned but not overwhelming, it fits in really well with my neutral decor. As a big bonus, it is super soft and cozy on your feet. I purchased this rug and was compensated for leaving a review." — Liz Marie
round, tufted ottoman, because this'll look great no matter what but with hidden storage space, it's really a no-brainer for small spaces.
Promising review: "Love this so much, I got two for my living room! Perfect for propping my feet up and storing throws and pillows. Easy to put together, just had to add the feet." — Debbie
Lightweight long curtains, because these will look beautiful in the breeze and catch the light like a dream.
Promising review: "Look great under my blackout curtains, let in the sun but still give daytime privacy! I tossed them in the dryer with some wet rags for 20 minutes to get out the initial creases — perfect!" — Mumsy
A win-win set of
faux-leather reversible pillows that a) look cool b) got rave reviews and c) can easily be switched to the neutral beige side.
Promising review: "I LOVE these pillows. I ordered two for my living room. I'll probably order more for our master. They are beautiful and so reasonably priced." — Gabby
white wood lantern for adding to the rustic, cabin theme we've got goin' on; just stack ‘em on a side table and you’re good to go.
Promising review: "I love these lanterns...I put them on the stairs for some night lighting when we have our fire pit going. I added two glass votive holders and put tea lights in them. I then cut some twigs off of my balsam bush and added it to the bottom. They are beautiful." — Sarah
A set of
botanical-inspired prints, because these'll pale in comparison to this herb-themed gallery wall.
Promising review: "Wow, what a deal! I put this artwork in my kitchen and I think it is so cute because it highlights Herbs we commonly cook with. The frame is really unique and it's kind of like a raw finish, very organic. I think this is a screaming deal because you get four pieces of art. I put mine all together but I would totally sprinkle one of these into a gallery wall if I ever change up my other wall decor." — RB
modern light fixture for making everything look a bit more classy. Like a jazzy parlor of times past, this wall piece adds light and ambience galore.
Promising review: "Found this sconce and fell head over heels. Great customer service. Arrived in a blink of an eye. Super easy to install. Love them is an understatement. Pricey, but I'll have them forever. Hot tip: buy a cable track to trim out the wire and paint your wall color. The scallop on the brass with the globe is straight-up ooh la la." — Cynthia L
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