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    1. A mini recreation of Michelangelo's David which you can use as a statement piece, bookend, vase, or even a makeup brush holder because your looks are absolutely a work of art. 

    a reviewer's david bust being used as a bookend
    different reviewer using it as a vase

    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 $13.99.

    2. A cutesy salt and pepper shaker set that'll pay homage to your favorite episode of Hey Arnold! — you know, the one where Arnold and Gerald try to blow off Helga's play about the food groups but end up closing out the show anyways. 

    a hand holding the strawberry shaker
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12

    3. A hammered gold moon phase garland if your space could use some witchy (think a la Stevie Nicks) energy. 

    the gold garland over a reviewer's window
    the moon phase garland over a reviewer's bed

    Promising review: "Everything you’d expect it to be. Such a delicate and elegant feature for all us moon children out there. This shop is also exceptional in everything they do (at least from the three products I’ve bought from them so far they are extremely thoughtful in everything from packaging to follow-up, plus knowing I’m supporting a woman-owned small business is really the cherry on top of personal satisfaction besides the great product itself. Highly recommend 👌🙌👍" —fernanda kaufmann

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    4. A ceramic lips planter that makes me think of both The Rolling Stones and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Basically, it makes me want to throw open the windows, enjoy the breeze, and sing along (badly) to songs that I only know 50% off the lyrics to.

    someone holding the red lips planter which has a plant inside
    Shelby Sells Co. / Etsy

    Shelby Sells Co. is an Odessa, Texas-based shop with tons of cute planters, mugs, dog bandanas, and more.

    Promising review: "Great quality and exactly as pictured. It’s a nice heavy pot. I love it!" —Liz Petkis

    Get it from Shelby Sells Co. for $25.50 (available in three colors)

    5. A tasseled throw you can cuddle up underneath when the world is just too much to bear. Then, when you're done, you can artfully arrange it on the arm of your sofa. 

    the white throw blanket on a couch
    the black throw blanket
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I ordered the black background with white nubbys. Arrived timely and packaged well. It is beautiful and exactly as described. It is light weight and really not suitable for snuggling up and keeping warm, but I will be using it on my bed as accent decor only, so it is perfect!" —Baby It's Cold Outside

    Get it from Amazon for $26.07+ (available in four colors). 

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

    three catchall dishes in yellow, orange, and purple
    Leif

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

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

    7. A trio of starburst mirrors capable of zhuzhing up any 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. 

    the mirrors in gold over a bookshelf
    the mirrors in bronze over a couch
    Amazon

    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 $14.99 (available in four finishes). 

    8. A soy candle that comes in a simply gorge vessel you can totally repurpose after your burn through it. And before you say "Chelsea, it's almost $30 for a candle!!!," yes, I'm aware, but this sucker burns for ~90~ freakin' hours. 

    a reviewer's rose candle
    an evergreen candle in a green decorative jar

    Promising review: "This is hands down one of my favorite scents from this line. The smell is heavenly. It, of course, smells like rose but not an annoying, heady smell. The other earthy notes in the candle add some depth to it to help smooth it out. It’s not perfume-y either. In my opinion, it’s hard to get a rose-scented candle right but the brand hits the nail on the head. As always from this brand, the packaging is stunning. Not cheap either, it’s nice and heavy. Definitely worth the price tag, plus all of their jars are reusable. Also, they burn evenly! I always burn mine for at least two hours at a time. I’ll definitely be sticking with this brand." —Adriane

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two scents). 

    9. A woven basket that not only looks cute, but is deep enough to hide every item you've been too lazy to actually put away. Shoes, cords to your 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!

    the taupe basket with a blanket hanging off the side
    Amazon

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

    10. A geometric arch print sure to make guests wonder if you majored in art and therefore have an incredible eye, or if you're just *really* good at online shopping. 

    the black and white print with arches
    Desenio

    Get it from Desenio for $12.97+ (originally $19.95+; available in four sizes). 

    11. A self-watering elevated planter that not only matches your aesthetic, but ensures your succulent stays in tip-top shape even if you forget about it for a few weeks.

    a reviewer's snake plant in a white pot
    a different reviewer's plant in a teal pot

    So, how does the magical planter work, you ask? Well, there's a reservoir in the bottom that can hold up to 0.4 gallons of water and the second your plant gets thirsty, it can draw H2O up through an absorbent cotton rope. As the reviewer notes below, it also has a built-in sensor that will beep at you the second it runs out of water.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this! The price is just right and the alarm beeps when the water is low which is perfect for me because sometimes i get off my watering schedule! I will definitely be ordering more just wish there were more colors." —Nichole Price

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

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

    a reviewer taking a selfie in the mirror
    the cloud mirror on a table

    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).

    13. A striped linen tablecloth that'll make a trip to your dining room feel like a trip to the French countryside. Just throw on a fan for some added wind-through-your-hair drama. 

    the tablecloth on a table
    zoomed in view of the linen tablecloth
    H&M

    Get it from H&M for $24.99 (also available in blue and white stripes). 

    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.

    a reviewer using two of the gold library lights over built-in bookshelves
    a reviewer using the light over a portrait

    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 for 15, 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 $27.99 (available in three colors).

    15. A cheery throw pillow with bright daisies that appeal to both child me — who grew up in the Lisa Frank-era — and adult me, who often wishes I could return to simpler times with puppy-print pencil case. 

    a purple throw pillow with a white floral pattern
    Society6

    Rhianna Marie Chan is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Texas.

    Get it from Rhianna Marie Chan on Society6 for $20.99+ (originally $29.99+; available in four sizes and two styles). 

    16. 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.

    a reviewer's bouquet of white pampas grass in a vase
    a reviewer's brown bouquet of pampas grass in a vase

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

    Get a 30-piece bouquet from Amazon for $22.99.

    17. A lidded stoneware dish — in a delightful shade of sage or blush — where you can store keys, coins, scrunchies, or even dog treats if your pup is the real driving force behind your home decor. 

    the sage jar holding an orchid
    the tall sage jar and shorter pink jar
    Target

    Promising review: "This canister is the cutest thing I have ever seen. The pink and sage green are so true to their color! I purchased the sage green. Do not sleep on this adorable canister! Buy it ASAP!" —bohoaddiction

    Get it from Target for $15 (available in two colors).

    18. A solid brass cabinet knob ready to take your '90s, builder-grade kitchen to mid-century modern glory. Attention, everyone whose ever been on House Hunters! Yes, some fresh paint and fixtures can really make a world of a difference.

    two brass knobs on a white background
    brass knob on a dark wood
    Redefine Hardware / Etsy

    Redefine Hardware is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based shop with all sorts of modern brass — you guessed it! — hardware.

    Promising review: "These knobs are beautiful. The customer service and contact was above and beyond. We will be using Redefine Hardware again." —Keaton Alexander

    Get it from Redefine Hardware on Etsy for $6.99+ (available in two sizes).

    19. 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 compliment your trinket tray and other accessories.

    the white etched vase with a bouquet of dried flowers
    Amazon

    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.

    20. An amber bubble vase that is straight heirloom quality. Not to be morbid or anything, but you'll need to specify who it's left to in your will or there may be a big ol' family fight that trickles down generation after generation.

    amber and pink vases in different retro styles
    Unique Aesthetic Decor / Etsy

    Netherlands-based small biz Unique Aesthetic Home is the place to go for trendy vases, rugs, mugs, candle holders, and general home decor.

    Get it from Unique Aesthetic Home on Etsy for $27.09+ (available in three styles and two colors).

    21. A wooden beaded garland you can wrap around candles, vases, doorknobs, you name it. No, there really is no ~functional~ point to them, but come on, look how cute they are!

    the garland around a reviewer's candle
    the garland around a different reviewer's vase

    Promising review: "Love, love, love! It’s the perfect farmhouse accent! It’s versatile and very pretty. It’s not long enough to run my mantle length, but I’ve had several uses for it so far. It just brings pretty to any space you want to pop. It’s thick, but not too thick either, and the beads are smooth and well-made." —May@36

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    22. A colorful yin yang candle so freakin' cute, you won't ever burn it. That said, you will keep it dusted and in eyesight at all times for maximum enjoyment.

    the candles in orange, brown, white, pink, yellow, purple, green, and blue
    Shop for Love Club / Etsy

    Paige Torres' Shop for Love Club sells a bunch of candles (tea lights, pillars, jars) that encourage self care.

    Promising review: "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE I ordered three of them for me and my best friends and they all love it so much!! The colors are beautiful and so is the quality! Thank youuuu." —Paniz

    Get it from Shop for Love Club for $15 (available in 10 colors; you pick two).

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

    a reviewer's pink shell pillow on a couch
    a reviewer's bed with two pink shell pillows

    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).

    24. A concrete catchall dish hand-poured in the shape of, well, hands! Use it to store jewelry, keys, and coins, or as a home for tea lights.

    the non-pigmented concrete catchall dish holding earrings
    Made by Rheal / Etsy

    Made by Rheal is a Black- and queer-owned business based in Oakland, CA. Rheal's pieces include jewelry, blankets, pots, coasters, and more.

    Promising review: "This little beauty is everything I hoped it would be! It’s on the small side, but it’s perfect for rings or other tiny treasures and I absolutely love looking at it every day. It’s well-crafted and was packed with so much care. I’m looking for excuses to buy more!" —amberandhoneycomb

    Get it from Made by Rheal on Etsy for $15.

    25. A set of three modern pillow covers that look like you bought each of them individually and thoughtfully so as to make sure they all suit each other. Ofc looks are deceiving and the reality is much simpler — they come in a pre-curated pack.

    the pillows on a reviewer's couch
    the pillows on two accent chairs

    Promising review: "I LOVE these pillow cases. I’ve been shopping around for something with a boho touch for a while and finally found these. I love that I can take them off to wash. They feel great and are made with great quality. The price point you can’t beat either for three pillow cases. I would definitely recommend!" —Josh

    Get the three-piece set from Amazon for $29.97.

    26. An acrylic vinyl holder so it'll be immediately apparent what great taste in music you have. Dolly Parton, Fleetwood Mac, and Bowie right up front?? Color me impressed.

    side view of the natural wood vinyl holder
    front view of the black holder
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This item is the perfect addition to my record storage! I can easily flip through my favorite records without causing any damage to them. At first I didn't believe this would be strong enough to flip through up to 50 records and have them hold on the acrylic end piece. I was very wrong! This item is sturdy and strong. I started off just buying just one to see if I would like it and ended up getting another almost immediately. I have many different storage options for my vinyl and this is absolutely my current favorite!" —Kohl

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in six finishes).

    27. A set of removable tile decals you can slap on over tired stairs. They look like legit tiles sourced from Portugal or Morocco but they take less than 10 minutes to apply.

    stair raisers in the brand's Campagne Navy print
    Quadrostyle / Etsy

    Quadrostyle is a woman-founded brand from Aussie designer Gabrielle Morabia. With operations based in Bali and an HQ in the South of France, Quadrostyle embraces all corners of the globe and takes inspiration from the traditional tiles found in the Mediterranean, Latin America, and Scandinavia.

    Promising review: "What a great upgrade to my very old, tired stairs — the product shipped quickly, was very forgiving as I worked with it, and it only took a couple hours to complete the project. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!" —Valerie

    Get it from Quadrostyle on Etsy for $13.47+ (available in six heights and two finishes).

    28. 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.

    A reviewer using the gold tray to hold glasses and liquor bottles
    The gold tray in size medium and large

    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).

    29. 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
    Etsy

    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).

    30. A lightweight, easy-to-install ceiling medallion that will make you feel like you live in a French chateaux and not just next door to a White Castle. 

    A reviewer's photo of the white medallion mounted beneath a pendant light
    A reviewer's photo of the white medallion mounted beneath a chandelier

    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).

    31. A velvet cover so you can hide your couch's god-awful floral upholstery which can only be described as Kim Kardashian at the 2013 Met Gala (shudder). The sofa may be ugly, but it was free from your grandma and with this, it'll be like brand-new.

    The cover comes in three different sizes which stretch to fit chairs, loveseats, sofas, oversized sofas, and recliners.

    Promising review: "The price for what you get is unmatched. I love this cover! I do wish it came with straps and more foam but it was easily fixable. I got some cheap foam and straps from Hobby Lobby and sewed the elastic straps to the underside of the bottom cover and tied it down underneath the couch. Easy fix, doesn’t budge now and its so cute!" —Amber Motley-Wackett

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in three sizes and 11 colors).

    32. 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.

    33. An acacia cheese paddle on which you can serve delicious fromage one moment, and then display it artfully on your kitchen counter the next.

    Promising review: "The charcuterie board is high quality and the order shipped super fast! The wood feels heavy and solid, and is quite smooth. It looks much more expensive than it was. Highly recommend if you are looking for a nice charcuterie/cheese board!" —@throughkelseyslens

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    34. And a set of geode bookends sure to draw some serious attention to your collection and make certain everything stays in its place. PS: The bottoms have rubber bumpers, so they won't scrape your bookshelf.

    A reviewer's photo of the bookends in natural
    The bookends in pink

    Promising review: "Love it — the rocks are BEAUTIFUL. Showed up on time and these are great book holders. I have them across my fireplace mantle and have had nothing but compliments. Highly recommended for the crystal quality and I’ll definitely be ordering more in other colors in the future. Thanks." —Gage

    Get a pair from Amazon for $27.99 (available in six colors and four weights).

    When you set out with a plan to decorate you room with $30 and not only do it, but have the majority of items delivered in 24 hours or less...

    HBO Max / Via giphy.com

    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity. 

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