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    33 Things Sure To Turn Your Home Into An IRL Inspiration Board

    Psst, there are under-$50 options on this list — I pinky promise.

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    1. 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.

    Promising review: "Absolutely beautiful — one of my favorite things in our house. Assembly was okay — instructions left much to be desired but it was easy enough to figure out once you get rolling. I made some missteps and had to go back, but it wasn’t awful. Small price to pay for the money I saved. 👍" —Leah

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    2. A metal canopy bed you can drape with sheer curtains and fairy lights. Idc how old you are, sleeping in what's essentially a pillow fort 24/7 is the dream.,

    Promising review: "I wish I could personally thank the people at Zinus for our new bed frame. But a lengthy positive review will have to do! I first a lot of research and thought into buying my first bed frame and eventually decided on this one. First off, I am beyond overjoyed by the quality and sturdiness. It's always been my dream to own a four-poster bed frame and now I can dream IN one. The instructions were very clear and direct with easy-to-follow steps with PICTURES. My husband and I actually had FUN putting everything together. This bed frame is perfect for our personal style and for our rambunctious children to jump around in. The delivery speed and secure packaging was absolutely above and beyond. I love that the tools needed (mallet and ratchet) were included. Everything was perfect for the price/quality ratio. I am very satisfied with my choice and 100% would recommend! Thank you so very much for making my dream come true!!" —Alisha Shepherd

    Get it from Amazon for $198.29+ (available in two colors and sizes Twin–Queen).

    3. A frameless mirror in a trendy amorphous shape that looks so ~aesthetic~ when artfully arranged behind your luxe candles, eau de parfums, and serums., Amazon

    Promising review: "It’s so cute and practical. Can be used as a decoration or make up mirror." —Pattie S.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in two shapes).

    4. A minimalist knot pillow you can delicately place in front of the twelve others already on your bed. If you're a Pillow Person™ like me, this'll make total sense. If you're a hater like my BF, it won't, but I don't care!

    The Knot Pillow, Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed

    I saw this pillow on IG a few months back and kept telling myself I didn't need it but boy did I WANT it. Flash forward to a few weeks ago when my boyfriend gifted it to me for my birthday and omg I love it even more than I thought I would. It comes from an aptly named small business — The Knot Pillow — from French entrepreneur Christopher Welles. The quality is great and I like tucking my hands in between the pieces when I'm just chilling and watching TV.

    Promising review: "My knot pillow not only ties my living room together, but it is a conversation starter with anyone who sees it! Beautiful pillow and fabulous quality. Would recommend to anyone looking to add style and flare to their space!" —Evie

    Get it from The Knot Pillow for $39.99.

    5. A brass floor lamp for those who can't decided if their style leans more rustic, mid-century modern, transitional, farmhouse, or art deco. This light? This light can do 'em all., Amazon

    Promising review: "I like the antique look and feel of this lamp. The base is very sturdy and weighted down. The glass is fantastic. Just make sure you get old-school light bulbs to get the true soft look of being transported back. It lights up the whole room with a soft feel." —Alaina Tallman

    Get it from Amazon for $64.99 (available in two finishes).

    6. A linen bedding set that delivers the lived-in look you've long been drooling over. If you're anything like me, having a matching set will also serve as motivation to actually make your bed each morning.

    Bed Threads

    I got this duvet cover about a month ago — from luxe Aussie linen brand Bed Threads — and I instantly fell in love. The linen is thick but breathable and just looks so, so chic even when it's crumpled up (I sleep burrito-style). I was FaceTiming a friend recently and she saw it in the background when I went to zoom in on my cat and she immediately complimented it before I could even zoom back out and give her a real look at it so I think that's telling, too. 🤷‍♀️

    Promising review: "The best linens I’ve ever owned; I’ll never sell myself short on bedding again. I’m crazy about my sleep and I sleep so good with this bedding. Worth the price 100%." —Shelby R.

    Get it from Bed Threads for $230+ (available in sizes twin–Cali king and 19 colors/patterns).

    7. An acrylic coffee table so crystal clear, future guests will assume you're *really* on top of your cleaning. To the same point — reviewers suggest placing at least a coffee table book or two on top or you could walk straight into it!

    the clear acrylic table

    Promising review: "We have been searching for a coffee table for months after buying our new house. We finally decided to get a clear coffee table but we were between glass and acrylic. We ended up going with this one and I am so glad we did. It has a great presence in the room and adds to the modern/mid-century modern vibe we are going for. It fits right in and doesn’t need much else other than a coffee table book or something so you can actually see it... It definitely is clear! We have seen similar coffee tables at a higher price point both online and in person. This table offers no discernible difference when compared to the higher priced ones. It is definitely worth the small price tag. One of my favorite pieces." —Toby H.

    Get it from Amazon for $221.81.

    8. Or a farmhouse-style coffee table that conceals two super-spacious drawers. Use them for throw blankets, pillows, or just the random ish that seems accumulate day to day (me looking @ the Taco Bell hot sauce packets on my coffee table rn).

    The square coffee table which has two pullout drawers

    The square table requires some assembly, but reviewers say it's nothing to sweat over!

    Promising review: "My fiancé and I LOVE this table for our living room. It looks just like the pictures, sleek and stylish! But the best part hands down is the storage drawers that are both deep and spacious. Also, it was easy to build which is a major plus. Thanks Wayfair!" —T. Brown

    Get it from Wayfair for $279.99 (available in two colors).

    9. A minimalist vase you can fill with a few sprigs of dried eucalyptus or just use like a lil' sculpture. That H&M one the entire internet loves has basically been sold out forever but this is a great alternative.

    four beige geometric vases
    Ever Dream Craft / Etsy

    Ever Dream Craft is a Toronto-based Etsy shop from Peter Chen. They also sell all sorts of kitchen accessories, vases, plates, and trays.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love these vases and plan to buy many more in the future! Shipping takes a bit, but they are so worth the wait! Seller is very responsive and helpful." —Brandi Hall

    Get it from Ever Dream Craft on Etsy for $32.84+ (originally $41.05; available in four shapes).

    10. A modernist dining table with two circular holes I want to army crawl through like I'm a 5-year-old in a McDonald's play place. Of course, this beaut deserves to serve magazine-worthy five-course meals, not just number one combos.

    the table with a matching bench
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I was so impressed when I unwrapped and assembled this table. The packaging was so secure that it arrived very safely in excellent condition. The table itself is beautiful — the photos on the site don’t do it justice. It is the perfect size and the wood is gorgeous. Highly recommend this statement piece!" —CCCTTX

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $549.

    11. A eucalyptus sheet set that could easily pass as silk. You know that feeling of when you shave your legs, lotion up, and then crawl into bed? That's what these sheets feel like 24/7 even if you haven't bought a razor since pre-quarantine times.

    the sheet set in snow with a forest green duvet

    Sijo is a small, woman-founded home brand from Anni Stromfeld and Jacob Xi (friends since middle school!). The brand is all about affordable luxuries from sheets and loungewear to candles and aromatherapy. They've partnered with the Joyful Heart Foundation — a nonprofit that supports women who have been victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and abuse — and donate a percentage of their sales to fund education and advocacy programs.

    I've recently forayed into being a Sheet Snob™ and I have to say these are some of my absolute favorite. They are SO freaking soft, cool to the touch, and they don't pop off the corners of my bed even though I have a pretty thick mattress topper and — perhaps more pertinent — a BF who seemingly practices Taekwondo in his sleep. I have the set in forest green and have to say the color is particularly *rich* looking, too.

    Promising review: "I love these sheets! They are so soft! I ordered one set and loved them so much I had to get another set. I got rid of all of my other sheets because I knew I would never use anything except my eucalyptus sheets." —Karen B.

    Get them from Sijo for $123.25+ (originally $145; available in sizes Twin–California King and in eight colors).

    12. A gold decorative tray where you can display skincare, stemware, or just give yourself a dedicated space to throw the stuff that has no home., Amazon

    Promising review: "Simple decor tray! I ordered the biggest size and it fits perfectly on my round coffee table." —Judy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in two sizes).

    13. A velvet shell pillow that looks like the one your favorite IG influencer has, but at a mere ~fraction~ of the cost.,

    Promising review: "This is such a cool pillow for the price. The color is very true to the listing, very vibrant and retro vibes galore." —Woody

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 18 colors).

    14. A wireless library light you can position over your impressive book collection or favorite family portrait. This thing costs less than 30 bucks but it'll transform your den into a museum-worthy exhibit.,

    The portrait lights are battery-operated and wireless so you don't have to worry about hiring an electrician or doing any installation your self. Each unit runs off of three AAAs (get a 36-pack here before you forget!) and an included remote lets you set the light to different brightnesses and schedule a timer for15, 30, 60, or 120 minutes.

    PS: If you're going for an antique look but don't have the budget to buy vintage, I saw a TikToker DIY these with some gold Rub 'n Buff metallic finish and an old makeup brush and it looked truly incredible!

    Promising review: "For the price you can’t beat it. Super easy to install and lightweight. The gold had a slight orange tint to it, so be mindful of that. I actually just taped over the light and spray painted ours with gold spray paint I had left over and then they were absolutely perfect." —Paris Seder

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in three colors).

    15. A bouquet of dried pampas grass that totally nails the au natural, bohemian look you've been longing to achieve. Plus, you don't have to water them! Win win.,

    Promising review: "Arrived super quick, cute packaging, fluffy and beautiful!! No complaints, thank you!" —Leigh Stevens

    Get a 30-piece bouquet from Amazon for $21.99.

    16. An inexpensive area rug capable of tying an entire room together and hiding that one scratched floorboard that was already there when you moved in.

    The tasseled beige area rug in a living room
    Rugs USA

    Promising review: "Obsessed with this rug. So affordable and chic! Looks just as good as my friends, and she got hers from West Elm and paid 10x the price." —Dana

    Get it from Rugs USA for $26.80+ (available in four shapes and 22 sizes).

    17. A minimalist-meets-industrial bookshelf where you can display your succulents, tchotchkes, and all of the books you've bought but never cracked open. One day you'll get to them!!, Amazon

    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 (oh, pre-quarantine life), she actually asked if they came with the apartment because they fit so well in my living room.

    Promising review: "I love this shelf! I needed something tall to fill empty space and store books and plants. Each shelf is very heavy duty, so I can't imagine any bowing would occur in the future, unless it's got too much humidity. Before we put weight on the shelves, it had gaps between itself the wall, but it balanced itself out after adding books. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this shelf. It's definitely going to last longer than anything you could but at Ikea and it has VERY little wasted/unusable space. Just do it! I put it together myself, but I had to hold it steady/leveled while hubby secured it to the wall. It's not impossible to do alone, but get a second person to at least hold it still for you." —Mrs K3NNYB0Y

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99+ (available in four sizes and 16 colors/finishes).

    18. A mid-century modern fabric decal you can peel and stick to any wall that needs a lil' something. They come in a bunch of sizes that work well behind benches, beds, TVs, you name it, so if you've been seeing the trend on TikTok but can't paint your space, this affordable option gives you the same look.

    The arch decal in rust orange

    Samantha Santana Wallpaper & Creative Studio is a Pasadena, California-based Etsy shop that prints all of their decals and wallpaper to order. If you're looking for ideas for an affordable accent wall, check the shop out stat!

    PS: The fabric decal can be used more than once! If you want to move, just peel it off and stick it somewhere new.

    Promising review: "Love it! Easy to apply to the wall and a great saturated color! Wanted a simple way to decorate my little hallway and this adds the perfect punch of color without committing to paint." —Maria Sanchez

    Get it from Samantha Santana on Etsy for $47+ (available in three sizes and 12 colors).

    19. A lightweight, easy-to-install ceiling medallion that will make you feel like you live in a French chateaux and not a postage stamp-sized apartment where your kitchen, living room, and bedroom are all one and the same.,

    The lightweight medallions can be cut, drilled, glued, or screwed to fit your space. Many reviewers note that they attached the medallion with double-sided tape before installing their light fixture which is what ultimately holds it in place.

    Promising review: "This is amazing. It looks SO beautiful in my dining room. It's lightweight and easily held up by the light fixture we chose but could be stuck on with double-sided tape if you wanted. I love this. It adds so much character! I found others in big name hardware stores for around $50+... this was a great price and super quick shipping! Better than I imagined... would order again for SURE!! It's perfection!!! We get so many compliments on it!" —Jade Frost

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in 50 finishes).

    20. A plug-in wall sconce you can post up over the side of your bed — no electrical work necessary. If sitting upright in bed to read a book under the light of your new fixture doesn't make you feel fancy, idk I can help you.,

    Promising review: "These are perfect. They look great, work exactly like I need them to, and in our apartment, enable us to have reading lamps without a rewiring job since they just plug in. They also came with cute Edison-looking bulbs that fit in the sconce perfectly and match the look of the light very nicely. We're super pleased." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.47 (available in three finishes).

    21. A three-tier Open Spaces shoe rack with more personality than some people I've met. (If we've met, just assume this isn't about you, okay?) But in seriousness, it offers ample space for all of the kicks that have been littering your bedroom floor.

    The navy shoe rack which has a handle on top
    Open Spaces

    Promising review: "Love everything about our new entry rack. We keep our shoes on it. It’s perfect in every way! Thank you for this creative space-saver." —Peggy C.

    Get it from Open Spaces for $138 (available in five colors).

    22. A brass linen tower you can pile high with bath sheets, washcloths, and face towels or use to display your 30-strong succulent collection.

    The brass shelving unit which has five glass shelves

    Promising review: "I'm in college and live at home and I have a rather small bedroom so I needed a cute but small shelving unit. I found this and thought it was super cute and better yet, the perfect size for the space I have. I put this in my room to hold miscellaneous decor pieces and some books. The product was easy to assemble and it is holding up well, it is cheap so if you do not have all the screws tight it is a little wobbly but once everything is in properly it's pretty sturdy!" —Alexxa

    Get it from Target for $100.

    23. A eucalyptus shower bunch to make your bathroom feel like a straight-up spa. If you have guests coming over, leave the shower curtain open just a ~smidge~ so they can admire your incredible taste (and the fragrance, obvi).

    A large eucalyptus bundle hanging in a shower

    Charlotte, North Carolina-based Etsy shop Eucalyptus Blooms sells all sorts of fragrant products from scented potpourri and sachets to lavender-infused loofahs and soaps.

    Promising review: "So impressed! It made such a difference in my shower. It was a major upgrade to the space and the experience. Arrived in great condition and looks just like pictures. Plus the included hook made for quick, easy and sturdy hanging. Highly recommend!" —Tara Finkelstein

    Get it from Eucalyptus Blooms on Etsy for $14.44+ (available in three sizes or a bundle of two).

    24. A Samsung Frame TV you can switch from 90 Day Fiance to a piece of renaissance art before guests arrive.

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed,

    BuzzFeed writer Mallory Mower has one and says: "This is honest and truly the best splurge I have ever made. It has massively upgraded the look in my living room. My husband loves the photography options and I love all the classical paintings – as someone who loves changing up my decor, being able to update the display images has been so fun. The quality is fantastic while watching movies and TV...but I'm pretty sure I love it as a piece of art in my home even more."

    Get it from Amazon for $597.99+ (available in six sizes, six styles, and with or without expert installation).

    25. A set of assorted air plants that don't require much care, but look so good, people will assume they're waited on hand and foot.

    A set of eight air plants
    Home Depot

    The air plants don't need to be potted in the traditional sense, but you can place them in a terrarium or a hanging shelf. To keep them nice and bright, just soak them in lukewarm water every two-ish weeks for ~five minutes.

    Promising review: "All eight plants arrived very vibrant and healthy. I received about four different types — two of each. Varying sizes; very pleased with the diversity." —Jamie

    Get a set of eight from Home Depot for $24.98.

    26. An Article Timber sofa with buttery soft cushions that will make you debate getting into an argument with your S.O. so you can sleep on the couch for a night.

    Article, Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed

    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.

    Get it from Article for $1,899.

    27. An Our Place Always Pan that can do just about everything and eliminate a few extra dishes in the process. If it could wash itself, there'd truly be no stopping it.

    The blue salt pan and nesting beechwood spatula
    Our Place

    The Always Pan can replace your tired fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, nonstick pan, spatula, and spoon rest. If that isn't worth a little extra dough, I'm not sure what is.

    What's included: A nesting beechwood spatula with an integrated spoon rest and custom stainless-steel steamer basket.

    Promising review: "Love this pan! It's incredibly nonstick, easy to clean, plus the perfect depth for just about anything we cook! Truly the perfect pan!" —Christine G.

    Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in six colors).

    28. A Chinese fan palm that — like you —thrives in low light and with little water. Better yet, the ~dramatic~ plant is non-toxic so if your pet is tempted to take a lil' nibble, you won't have to deal with a $2,000 vet bill.

    The Chinese fan palm in a clay pot

    Not sure if you have what it takes to care for even a v. low-maintenance plant like this? Well, 1. Bloomscape believes in you, but 2. They also have a guarantee. If your plant dies in 30 days or less, they'll replace it for free.

    What's included: A healthy 44- to 58-inch-tall plant with premium soil, a pot, and a saucer.

    Get it from Bloomscape for $195 (available in five pot colors).

    29. A ready-made gallery wall with eight frames and matching prints because if you're anything like me, you LOVE the look but get super anxious thinking about curating one on your own.

    A gallery wall with eight framed posters

    What's included: Eight frames with posters (two 4x6 inches, two 5x7 inches, one 8x10 inch, three 12x16 inches) and two collage hanging templates.

    Get it from Ikea for $39.99.

    30. A glass-top dinner table that looks super luxe but costs less than $130, saving you plenty of extra $$$ for takeout (support your local restaurants, guys!).

    reviewer's set up with the glass table

    Promising review: "This table really is everything I thought it would be. It completed my vision of how I wanted my sunroom to look. The assembly wasn’t the easiest but after messing up and redoing it a few times, I finally got it down and I love it!" —Ruby

    Get it from Amazon for $125.99.

    31. A modern desk chair that won't put too much strain on your wallet or your back. I mean, just look at that cactus green faux velvet...

    The rolling task chair in cactus green

    Promising review: "For the cost, I am so so happy. Honestly, I am surprised that the cost is as great as it is. It is so easy to assemble and DURABLE! Very cozy and like any other computer chair as far as functionality and pretty." —Hina Siddiqui

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95.

    32. A velvet memory foam futon so when your mom drops by unannounced — as she loves to do — you don't have to wrestle your air mattress out of a closet and then rearrange your spare room so it fits., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite Amazon purchases. Yes, it is a fUtOn 🙀. But it looks like an expensive mid-century modern couch, and is surprisingly comfy for under 400 bucks. When my children destroyed my first living room set from a furniture store in two years, I was over expensive furniture. Seriously, it looked like my couch had been in a war zone. So I took a chance on this for a fourth of the price. It looks awesome and feels sturdy. The box looked like hell when it came, but the couch was untouched. Came together in 15 minutes. So will this last forever? No probably not. But does it look amazing? Yes, yes it does. Will I be able to domesticate my wild animal children? Only time will tell." —Ben Cline

    Get it from Amazon for $396.86+ (available in six colors).

    33. And a fluffy area rug that will have you kicking off socks and slippers so you can bury your toes in the plush faux fur.,

    Promising review: "It’s so soft. I did not expect it to be quite as nice as it is. So obviously I immediately purchased several more in varying sizes. Then they were so nice I got more for a second room. I blame the first long luxurious black faux fur sheepskin-shaped one. They’ve all already come in, and are just as wonderful. I want more... I will be getting more. I need furry walls. I just want to lay in them forever. They’re soft and luxurious, and magical. You’ll forget the world is awful. My dog still isn’t so sure how she feels about them, but she’s scared of grass so... we’ll ignore her review and say 9/10 (negative one for cleaning... kind of a pain but what fuzzy rug isn’t?? ...I’ll just use them in low foot-traffic areas or for seating — they’re still amazing.)" —Hilary J.

    Get it from Amazon $18.99+ (available in 11 sizes and 19 colors).

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