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    31 Pieces Of Furniture And Decor To Distract People From Your Aesthetic-Ruining Router

    Trust me, nooooo one is looking at it, but maybe these will help you feel better.

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    1. A faux book display that — first and foremost — actually hides cords, cables, and even your router in its hollow interior. It's the easiest way to return to your living room to your OG vision!

    Four photos which show how from the front, the display looks like a stack of books but from the back it's actually empty

    Covogoods is a Utah-based, woman-founded small business that specializes in storage solutions crafted from upcycled books.

    Not every display will have the exact books shown above but if you want to check out the titles ahead of time, select "YES, preview books" when checking out and enable Amazon notifications so the seller can send you a pic!

    Promising review: "This is perfect for hiding our router and accessories in our bookcase. Love it!" —supergirl

    Get it from Covogoods on Amazon Handmade for $29.

    2. A lively monstera sure to be the talk of the town (aka your home) when it unfurls a new leaf. Remember when you were six and hatched your own butterfly from a chrysalis? This is just like that...but maybe even better.

    a monstera plant in an indigo pot

    Get it from Bloomscape for $169 (available in five pot colors). 

    3. A set of animal kingdom wall hooks that'll serve as doormen so visitors can check in their keys and coats. Now, what should you name them...? Something to think about. 🤔

    three white animal hooks holding keys
    West Elm

    Get the set of three from West Elm for $59.

    4. A chrome table lamp that'll take your apartment from cute and well decorated to — BAM — five-star hotel in no time.


    Promising review: "This lamp is absolutely amazing, I love the style, really easy to assemble and the light is perfect; it's not to bright but still brings a lot of light to a darker room." —theswede2

    Get it from Ikea for $39.99.

    5. A Boy Smells candle guaranteed to have guests paying literally no attention to any of your decor as they'll be busy searching your home for the intoxicating scent that hit their nose the moment they walked in the door.

    the LES candle
    Boy Smells

    The LES candle (pictured above) features notes of bergamot, cardamom, black currant, peony, peach blossom, rose, tonka bean, cedarwood, and jasmine rice. 

    Get it from Boy Smells for $32+ (available in two sizes).

    6. A pink serving tray that — when filled with homemade margs — will be the only thing anyone is focused on.

    the pink tray with gold handles

    Promising review: "Beautiful tray! Lacquered dark teal color is very luxe. Nice weight a great addition to my living room. I've already had several people ask where I got it." —Jeremy P.

    Get it from Wayfair for $58.99+ (available in seven colors and three metal finishes).

    7. A cheetah throw so eye-catching, you can artfully arrange it on the arm of your sofa and call it quits on your decorating spree.

    a model holding the teal cheetah-print throw blanket

    Promising review: "I own a lot of blankets (kind of obsessed) and this is easily one of my favorites. Not only is it beautiful and elegant, but it is honestly so comfy to wrap yourself up in. Most of my blankets are Sherpa and the like, but this one is so soft too. The perfect weight and has a little stretch. Love." —Marita R.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $78.

    8. A wicker wall mirror you and your guests will get lost staring at yourselves in. Why did you come in this room, again???

    the mirror mounted on a wall
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I was looking high and low for a full-length mirror to complement the rest of my bedroom decor and nothing came close to how perfect this mirror is. It came packaged well and in perfect condition. It does not come with any hardware, but my husband simply hammered a large nail into the wall stud and it seems pretty secure. The mirror is very heavy, so definitely be sure to hang securely. The rattan wood is beautiful and the mirror does not warp you at all. In fact, it almost makes me look better :P" —KrisRil

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $249.

    9. A sparkly cowgirl wall clock if your aesthetic can best be described as Dolly Parton-inspired. It'll be getting so much attention your router will be singing 🎵 "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?"🎵

    Vertigo Artography / Society6

    The unique pieces comes from designer/photographer/college student Mohanad Shuraideh of Vertigo Artography. Check out their Instagram for more!

    Get it from Vertigo Artography on Society6 for $25.59 (originally $31.99; available in three frame colors and two hand colors).

    10. A pillow-top accent chair so plush, it'll feel like you're sitting on a cloud and I mean a puffy cumulus one, not a thin lil' cirrus one. Just don't be surprised if guests ask if they can sit before doing so because it definitely looks like a show piece.

    the grey pillow-top chair which has four wooden legs

    Promising review: "This chair is sooo plush and comfortable. I love the light gray color. It’s a great value for the money as it looks and feels more expensive than it was. Just perfect for this spot in our room." —Samantha L.

    Get it from Target for $200 (also available in charcoal)

    11. A minimalist-meets-industrial bookshelf where you can display the greenery and books you *do* want people to look at.

    the shelf in dark oak
    Home Depot

    I have two of these shelves in white/oak and they're just what I was looking for. Sure, they're more expensive than the units you can get at Ikea, but you can tell the difference in quality. Last time my mom visited, she actually asked if they came with the apartment because they fit so well in my living room.

    Promising review: "The shelf turned out exactly as expected and looks great. It’s very sturdy and was easy to install and mount. Makes a great addition to the room and we’ve received several compliments. Would definitely recommend." —Great

    Get it from Home Depot for $152.99+ (available in three finishes).

    12. A stack of decorative books you can place on any unassuming surface be it a coffee table, floating shelf, or dresser. Neutral colors = très chic.

    Library By Design / Etsy

    Library By Design is a Fairfield, Texas–based shop from Amina Lewis.

    Promising review: "Love love LOVE! I ordered two sets of books and they are absolute perfection. They look amazing on our new shelves in the living room. I can't wait to order more!! ❤️" —Kel

    Get them from Library By Design on Etsy for $59.20+ (originally $74+; available in stacks of five, 10, or 12).

    13. A trio of starburst mirrors capable of zhuzhing up bare wall space. You can even get multiple packs and create a whole gallery wall that'll not only add visual interest, but throw lots of light.


    Promising review: "Love love love these!!! They arrived quickly and packaged really well — which was a concern of mine. But they are sturdy and actually have a lil' weight to them. Looks great as a good accent in my bathroom but I could order more to put around the rest of my house!" —Rachel Knight

    Get them from Amazon for $12.74 (available in four finishes).

    14. A mini re-creation of Michelangelo's David that you can use as a statement piece, bookend, vase, or even a remote control holder because those suckers are never where they're supposed to be.,

    Promising review: "Obsessed! I received this today and I’m in love with it. I was going to use it for my makeup brushes but it’s deeper than I thought so I went out and bought some lovely miniature roses to put in it. It adds the perfect touch of class to my room. It doesn’t come with the blush painted on the cheeks (like the product photo), which I prefer. Will be buying more to use as bookends." —Addie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    15. A macramé basket that not only looks cute, but is deep enough to hide other items you've been too lazy to actually put away. Shoes, cords to electronics, random unmatched socks, and that stack of mail you *swear* you'll eventually go through can all be hidden at the bottom of this bad boy right before guests arrive!

    three macrame baskets
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24+ (available in three sizes). 

    16. A ceramic vase with abstract etched faces that catch the eye and hold it. Use it as a centerpiece on your dining room table or on an entryway console where it can complement your trinket tray and other accessories.

    the white etched vase with a bouquet of dried flowers

    Promising review: "This is my favorite vase! It's beautiful for a centerpiece on my dining table. Love the print, the quality, and the size. Very unique. Already received tons of compliments." —Laura Demetrious

    Get it from Amazon for $26.49.

    17. A handmade jesmonite bookend (or two) sure to draw some serious attention to your collection and make certain everything stays in its place.

    terrazzo bookends in multicolor and blue
    Emily Marlin Jesmonite / Etsy

    The gorgeous accent pieces come from Emily Marlin, a designer from South Wales who makes handmade, limited-edition homewares and furniture. Check out everything in her shop here

    Promising review: "This item is gorgeous. It’s really chunky and the colors are so bright. I actually asked the seller for a specific color way and she was very helpful and quick to reply. I could not be more delighted with my bookend it’s perfect." —Helen Hurst

    Get them from Emily Marlin Jesmonite on Etsy for $57.32+ (available as a set or individually).

    18. A crescent-shaped catchall dish that'll not only add a little somethin' somethin' to your entryway console or coffee table, but give you a place to home other random knickknacks that looks a little more purposeful than wherever they were strewn about before.

    the crescent dishes in three different colors

    Leif is a woman-founded lifestyle shop from Stacy Longenecker. If you live in the New York City area, you can visit their Williamsburg storefront.

    Get it from Leif for $22+ (available in three sizes and four colors). 

    19. An Article Timber sofa with buttery soft cushions that visitors will instantly sink into. I'm serious, I mean instantly.

    Article, Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed

    Just have to weigh in here and say this is my single most prized possession. I have lots of friends who are in love with the Sven — and I'm sure it's also great — but I'm SO happy I went with the Timber. The leather is so so soft and it's definitely one of those couches you just sink into. It's also really long. I'm 5'6" (and a half!) and can easily sprawl out with inches to spare at my head and feet.

    If you're a pet owner, listen up! I was fearful to make such an investment when I had literally just adopted two kittens (one of the little devils is pictured above) but it couldn't be a better pick. Our first week with the couch, they seriously scratched up one of the cushions and I was *this* close to a breakdown. Flash forward a week, though, and after sitting on the couch like usual, all of the scratches were buffed out and no marks were left behind!! That is seriously the single best thing about this couch. Any marks, stains, or scratches eventually fade and add to the patina.

    Promising review: "The sofa is absolutely amazing, and so comfortable we are looking forward to buying more items from this place to finish setting up our new home! My husband is a little over 6 feet and can lay across it and I can lay with him and not be falling off the edge." —Brandy F.

    Get it from Article for $1,899.

    20. An iridescent acrylic table that'll throw light all over your space even if you only have one unobstructed window because your other one is harboring an AC unit.

    the iridescent acrylic coffee tables in small and large

    Promising review: "I love these tables! They catch the light so beautifully and add so much life to my room. Great material, perfect size for a bedside table, want 10 more for all around my house." —Stephanie T.

    Get it from Lightsmoon for $195.95+ (originally $300+; available in two sizes or as a set).

    21. A floral storage bench where you can hide away other items that clash with your artistic vision. You know, like your favorite throw blanket — the one you cuddle with every day but don't keep on the couch because it has a noticeable ketchup stain.

    a blue floral bench with gold legs

    Promising review: "Love this! I put it together myself — very very easy, just screwing the legs on. It’s beautiful. Comfortable to put your feet on and holds plenty of stuff." —Muneca1880

    Get it from Amazon for $145.99+ (available in two prints).

    22. A retro-style print that'll fit your mid-century aesthetic but also speak to your modern TV and film tastes (read: Cillian Murphy in a newsboy cap).

    a retro-style Peaky Blinders poster
    Sandgrain Studio / Etsy

    San Antonio–based Sandgrain Studio specializes in retro film, TV, and music prints. (Think: The Life Aquatic, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Frank Ocean's Blonde.)

    Promising review: "Sebastian went ABOVE and BEYOND making my posters come to life! I could not be more pleased with how my custom order for West Wing and Ted Lasso posters turned out. 5/5, will buy again!" —Richard

    Get it from Sandgrain Studio on Etsy for $35+ (available in three sizes).

    23. A patterned pouf guests can kick their feet up on once you're all ready to focus on what you gathered for: a Degrassi marathon.

    the striped pouf in white and magenta

    Promising review: "This is so cute. I just love it! colors are awesome and the fabric is great. Love the texture. It's so much more comfy than a really expensive one I had earlier. I hope it doesn't deflate like some reviewers have said. My plan is only to use as a footstool and not a seat, so fingers crossed." —Beach Social

    Get it from Target for $65 (available in five colors)

    24. A trio of tapered brass candle holders that will look smart as ever on your mantel. Light 'em up and they'll be even more impressive., Amazon

    Promising review: "Love these brass candlesticks! I get lots of compliments on them. They’re modern but also a mid-century vibe. They really came in handy for Halloween decor also but look beautiful for any occasion. They’re on my fireplace and really add to the ambiance." —Jessica Morse

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $39.99 (also available in silver).

    25. A woven wall tapestry to add a pop of color and texture to your gallery wall. If your guests are anything like me, they'll probably get up to run their fingers through it.

    the colorful tapestry
    West Elm

    The colorful tapestry is handwoven on a loom by Erin Barrett, of Sunwoven, in her Charleston, South Carolina. home studio.  

    Get it from West Elm for $195

    26. A mid-century/farmhouse/industrial-style end table with modified hairpin legs and a wire basket shelf where — if you're a millennial going on 60 like me — you can stow away the NYT crossword books you like to do in front of the TV.

    Promising review: "Super-stylish side table! Although, at the time of my purchase bronze was the only color offered but it was a super-dark bronze — black-like, which is exactly what I wanted. It is sturdy, cute, and is the perfect size. It is also super versatile — so whenever I do want to change my aesthetics, I won’t have to buy new pieces! It can go for a farmhouse, industrial or a minimalistic look." —XB

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in 11 colors).

    27. An upholstered tub chair that is giving major That '70s Show vibes. If only it came with my #1 childhood crush, Eric Forman (aka Topher Grace). He'd def distract from anything else going on.

    The floral accent chair
    West Elm

    Get it from West Elm for $899+ (available in 25 colors/prints).

    28. A mirrored bar cart where you can artfully arrange all of your spirits, mixers, and muddlers. If you want to get really Khloe Kardashian with it, you can even organize lemon and lime slices in little glass jars just like she does her Oreos.

    the two-tier gold bar cart

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this mirrored bar cart. Sturdy, not too tricky to put together, the perfect size. The gold is matte and just the right elegant tone. It holds quite a number of bottles, even added several glasses and my punch decanter (more room in my kitchen = YAY). Get it, it's worth it!" —Linda

    Get it from Wayfair for $153.99+ (also available in black).

    29. A geometric pillow cover that gives me serious '90s Nickelodeon vibes. And I mean that in the best way possible, obvs.

    the cream and red pillow cover

    Get it from Burrow for $39 (originally $59).

    30. A few clear acrylic frames so you can display your latest and greatest art finds from Etsy. They'll draw the eyes up, up, up, instead of to your overcrowded power strip.

    Three acrylic frames with brass accents
    Pottery Barn

    Get it from Pottery Barn for $68.99+ (available in three colors and three sizes; silver is the only not on sale).

    31. And a custom room divider so if all else fails, you can tuck your cords and cables away in a space that's completely partitioned off from your well-thought-out scheme.

    A white room divider in pattern number six

    The screens come from Z Design Studio Inc., an Etsy seller that specializes in room dividers, panels, and privacy screens.

    Promising review: "We absolutely love our panel. The workmanship, quality of the product, and the design are so amazing and beautiful. We just ordered 15 more of these panels to complete our space. Abby has been so helpful and knowledgeable in guiding us with this project." —Hourig D.

    Get it from Z Design Studio Inc. on Etsy for $109.69+ (originally $129+; available in seven height/width combinations, 20 patterns, and six materials).

    You coming to terms with the fact that can't just throw out your router because you dooo kind of need it to WFH and — more importantly — stream The White Lotus.

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