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    35 Home Products That'll Probably Be A Serious Step Up From The Ones You Have Now

    That ottoman you bought when you moved into a dorm, unlike a fine wine, has not grown better with age.

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    1. Satin pillowcases — they'll be gentler on your hair and skin while making your bed look oh-so fancy.

    Amazon

    They're machine-washable, anti-static, and ~breathable~. I use these and they're a delight! They feel cool to the touch and, as a stomach sleeper, I don't wake up with a bunch of lines on my face!

    Get them from Amazon for $8.48 (available in 15 colors and four sizes).

    2. An Instant Pot with 7(!!!) uses! It'll do so much more than your OG slow cooker. (But really, you still don't have one yet?!)

    Amazon

    This baby serves as a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker and warmer. Pinterest has been all about the Instant Pot for a few years and you should really hop on this bandwagon. Just check out our Instant Pot review and Instant Pot recipes that'll basically cook themselves. Still unconvinced? Look at all the yummy Amazon reviewer photos.

    Promising review: "There are so many people who say the can't cook, but I swear I'm on a whole new level of not being able to cook. This little appliance helps expand our menu and I Have learned to do so much with it. I will sum up in a nutshell, I love how easy it is and how I throw everything in it comes out done. No stirring and not many messy dishes. I still don't love it for meats (which I don't eat much of anyway), but I think that's just a matter of needing to experiment more with them. I seriously can't believe how many foods can be cooked in here!" —Aundrea

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95+ (available in four colors).

    3. A Grand Canyon–scented candle to burn while you're plotting your next national park visit. One could say it's a bit more ~adventurous~ than your standard vanilla candles.

    Amazon

    But what does this soy candle (which burns longer, BTW) smell like? It has notes of Italian bergamot and white jasmine bloom.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (also available in Yellowstone, Great Smoky Mountains, and Yosemite).

    4. A moisture-wicking comforter made of ~cooling~ hygro cotton that'll keep you cool in the summer and toasty in the winter as a cozy transition from that bed in a bag you bought five years ago.

    Macy's

    It served you well! 'Tis time to say farewell.

    Get them from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $69.98 (originally $200; size full/queen).

    5. And some equally cool pillows also made of hygro cotton to help regulate your temperature. If you have to do the math on how old your bed pillows are, it's time to buy new ones.

    Macy's

    Get them from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $17.48+ each (available in sizes standard and king).

    6. A glass pendant just begging to be hung over your dining room table. People are going to be asking, "Did you remodel?"

    Walmart

    Get it from Walmart for $49.50.

    7. A convertible dish drying rack that'll be an improvement in the meantime 'til you can shell out for a place that has a dishwasher. (Goals!)

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    8. And a modern bottle drying rack to help declutter and serve as a helping hand when you're spooning leftovers into freezer bags.

    Amazon

    *And* it folds down for easy storage when not in use! Check out a BuzzFeeder's review (#1).

    Get it from Amazon for $17 (also available in white).

    9. A gorgeous kettle with a stay-cool handle to finally replace that hand-me-down model your old roommate left behind.

    Macy's

    I replaced the well-loved tea kettle my roommate left behind with this beaut and use it all the time. It's so nice to grab the kettle without having to get an oven mitt first!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $39.89.

    10. A storage basket/table — it'll be so much more pleasing to the eye than the overflowing fabric cube full of months-old magazines.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $99 (available in three color combos).

    11. An ~attractive~ bean bag you can fill with the kids' stuffed animals that can become a fun activitiy to get them to finally do a little bit of cleaning.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Our stuffed animals and blankets always ended up all over the basement. Thanks to this awesome chair, they are now all contained and they make for a super cozy reading nook under the stairs. The quality seems excellent.. I expect it will last for many years! The stuffed chair is also comfy — double win!" —Emily Heilman

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    12. Beechwood utensils – they make a handsome replacement for those warped plastic utensils that helped you discover that hot pots can melt a plastic spoon!

    Macy's

    Includes a spoon, turner, and pointed spoon.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $8.83.

    13. Glitzy shower curtain hooks to razzle dazzle as a bathroom focal point more than your lackluster plastic rings ever could.

    Amazon

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    14. An aluminum mouse pad for taking your mouse accuracy to new heights and looking gorgeous in your home office.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in four finishes and two sizes).

    15. A ceramic cookware set as an earth-shattering change from the collection of pots and pans you can't remember acquiring but made its way into your kitchen cabinets.

    Macy's

    Includes 9.5" fry pan, 2 Qt. saucepan with lid, 11" grill pan, 3 Qt. saucepan with lid, 4 Qt. jumbo cooker with lid and helper handle, 6 Qt. Dutch oven with lid, and recipe booklet. Made with heavy-gauge aluminum construction and a titanium ceramic non-stick surface. Eco-friendly, and PFOA- and PTFE-free.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $150.49.

    16. A tripod floor lamp because that model with bendable arms and colorful plastic shades you picked up before you could legally vote deserves to be retired.

    Amazon

    No shade, I owned that lamp too!

    Get it from Amazon for $61.99+ (also available in black).

    17. Organic kitchen towels ready to take the v helpful place of those Halloween dish towels your mom sent you in a care package a few years back.

    Macy's

    Though I am V MUCH into leaving up your Halloween decorations year-round. Highly absorbent and machine-washable.

    Get them from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $16.09 (available in four color combos).

    18. And some incredibly soft bath towels that'll only get softer over time.

    Snowe

    I've had mine for a few years and they truly do just get softer and softer and softer.... Also, these won out as the mid-tier price point for the best bath towels on BuzzFeed Reviews. So I'm not alone in this thinking! AND there's a 90-day money-back guarantee.

    Get them from Snowe for $22 each.

    19. A fancy pants infusion pitcher to give your clouded plastic sale section pitcher the heave-ho because you've just become one of those people who not only drinks but MAKES their own cucumber water!

    Macy's

    Holds 2.25-qt., fits in most fridge doors, and has a leak-proof lid. BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $16.09.

    20. A coat rack with hooks that flip up when not in use so you won't become ensnared by an empty hook on a late-night trip to the fridge and scare yourself to death. (The stuff of urban legends.)

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $21.16+ (available in three sizes and six color combos).

    21. A bamboo hamper to camouflage the dirty clothes your plastic hamper can't.

    Amazon

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

    And check out a similar double hamper or a similar corner hamper.

    22. Baseball patent prints that'll show your love for the sport without bombarding house guests with your team's logo.

    Amazon

    These unframed prints measure 8"x10" and are printed on premium-grade photo paper.

    Get them from Amazon for $24.95. And get a seven-pack of frames for $29.99.

    23. A richly scented candle in a gorgeous container to help satisfy all your Instagram urges.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $45 (available in three scents).

    24. Bottled matches (with a built-in striker) that'll look so much nicer than that bowl of bar matchbooks that's your go-to.

    Urban Outfitters

    I too have a dish of bar matches. Sigh.

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    25. A turntable stand you could honestly use to hold most anything, not just records! But you should still move your vinyls from those plastic crates. They deserve it!

    Amazon

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $69.61.

    26. A welcome mat designed to look like a mosaic tile floor — it'll make for the best #floorcore pics.

    Target

    Get it from Target for $30.39.

    27. A green tea–infused mattress as a cushy alternative for that mattress you bought from your roommate's cousin three years ago.

    Amazon

    Confession time: I purchased this mattress in the 12-inch full size and bed frame a year after researching it for this story. And there's no need for a box spring!

    Promising review: "This mattress FAR exceeded my expectations. The bed puffed up almost immediately and was ready to sleep on within a couple of hours. The bed is firm yet soft and supports pressure points. I got the 12-inch and am glad I did. I was also pleased that it completely reduces the motion or movement on the other side of the bed. It is WELL worth every penny. Sheets fit well. BARGAIN!" —Aubrie D.

    Get it from Amazon for $209.24+ (available in three thicknesses and four sizes).

    28. A canopy bed frame for making bedtime feel grand.

    Amazon

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $137.63+ (available in four sizes and four finishes).

    29. An industrial storage cart so your house plants can have a nicer place than that old IKEA bookshelf you've had since college.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $149.

    30. A smart convection oven that might make you break up with your old toaster oven... and maybe even your actual oven?!

    Williams Sonoma

    Convection powered with an in-built fan that circulates the hot air within the oven. It speeds the cooking process by stripping away the cold air that surrounds your food. Has a non-stick cavity coating, interior oven light, and10 pre-set cooking functions (toast 6 slices, bagel, bake, roast, broil, pizza, cookies, reheat, warm, slow cook). Will hold a 13" pizza.

    Promising review: "This little oven saved Christmas for me. When the oven on my Jenn-Air range went out on December 20 and we could not find an appliance installer with time to install our new range before Christmas, I ordered the Breville Smart Oven Pro model. I knew that I wanted a Breville since I've used the compact model for several years in our 5th wheel on vacations. The new oven arrived on December 22 (thank you Amazon Prime!!) and I immediately put it to work on pies and cakes. The oven comes up to temp quickly and the convection fan worked beautifully on my pastries and breads. The controls are intuitively easy to use and the oven light is so very helpful. I also ordered the oven-top bamboo cutting board since the top of the oven can get a bit warm. I can take a hot pan out of the oven and set it directly on the board, saving counter space. I've used it every day since it arrived and it has earned a permanent spot on my countertop." —Deb

    Get it from Amazon for $349 (two colors) or Williams Sonoma for $349.95 (two colors).

    31. Velvet accent chairs everyone will assume you dropped a paycheck on because of their pretty quilted backs. Time to put the old chairs on the curb!

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    Get them from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in three colors).

    32. A faux-fur throw blanket for a glam look actually just thrown on your couch, unlike that novelty fleece blanket your Secret Santa gave you last year. Which is warm! But chic? Eh.

    Amazon

    It's about 1/2-inch thick on one side and a velvety soft fabric on the other side.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.64+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

    33. A luxe-looking dog bed you'll wish came in your size too.

    Walmart

    Get it from Walmart for $104.30.

    34. A kitchen cart with a granite top that no one could mistake for a utility cart.

    Amazon

    Just look at that slide-out basket!

    Get it from Amazon for $70.11.

    35. And an extremely fancy quartz tea light holder because you're fancy as hell and all your guests should know it.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $60.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

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    Looking for more stuff to help make your house a home? Check out the best places to buy inexpensive furniture online, the best places to buy couches online, cute home decor you’ll wish you knew about sooner, or check out all of our home content for even more great ideas.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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