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    56 Things That'll Finally Help Give You Your Dream Home

    Things that are so good, you'll wonder if you're in your own house.

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    1. A faux-sheepskin rug you can throw on your ugliest arm chair and turn into your throne where you'll wield the most important of decisions, like which series to binge-watch this weekend.

    wicker chair with white faux sheepskin rug thrown on it

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98+ (available in five colors).

    2. A seashell pillow for MUCH cheaper than you'll see in a cool vintage shop. Seriously though, your other throw pillows can use a new bud., Amazon

    Promising review: "Wow. This pillow is so beautiful. I seriously can't stop looking at it, the color is so vibrant." —Jackie

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in 18 colors).

    3. A bidet toilet attachment for a spa-like experience to get you squeaky clean. Just think of all the closet space you're going to free up when you require FAR less TP!

    close up of the bidet attachment with dials

    We reviewed the best toilet paper and recommend this for our highest price point for efficiency's sake. And it's an easy install on your toilet. Even for renters!

    Get it from Amazon for $36.27+ (available in two colors).

    4. Lighted curtains you can layer with some sheer curtains for an ethereal look indoors or outdoors on the reg. Staying inside and getting your money's worth on your rent or mortgage is going to feel way more glamorous.


    Get them from Amazon: 300 LED light curtain for $17.99 and sheer curtains for $14.99+ (available in several colors and lengths)

    5. A velvet futon so impressive that no one will believe it's a futon because we're all so used to those unsightly metal behemoths. Folding it out into a sleeping surface will be your new fave magic trick.

    navy velvet futon that looks like a mid-century couch with wood legs

    I can say that because I owned a metal behemoth for, like, six years. Major FYI: You can shop tons of The Novogratz home decor on Amazon.

    Get it from Amazon for $550.

    6. Peel-and-stick wallpaper to help you get a snazzy DIY look 'til you're on an interior designer budget. It'll happen for ya' one day., Amazon

    This removable wallpaper is self-adhesive so you don't have to worry about using pastes or glues, and is repositionable for easy installation.

    Promising review (for left): "Huge fan of this wallpaper. It’s very easy to install and looks super cute. I put this up in our half bath and it looks very impressive. Pattern is easy to match up." —Katie Currid

    Get a 20.5" x 16.5' roll from Amazon for $34.59+ (available in two colors).

    7. An enviable Dutch oven to match your kitchen, but won't break the bank like the holy grail Le Creuset. Some day. Some. Day.

    deep blue dutch oven on a stovetop

    This enameled cast-iron beaut will be worth its weight in use over and over again.

    Get it from Amazon for $69.90 (available in several colors and sizes).

    8. Monstera leaf placemats that'll help you set your table — even if it's a tiny table squeezed into a corner! — and make every meal feel like a big deal.

    monstera leaf lookalike place mat on a table setting

    There's a lot to say about taking the time to sit at your table and eat dinner, even if it's some takeout you picked up on the way home from work!

    Get 12 from Food52 for $29.

    9. A scratch-off state map as a cool reminder to finally take that road trip out west to commune with nature, far FAR away from other people.


    I own a similar U.S. map and posted it on my Instagram and everyone asked me about it! It's gorgeous, oh-so satisfying to scratch off once I've visited another state, and has started so many convos with friends who want to take trips to the same places I want to go.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    10. A luxe-looking mousepad with a metal finish for smooth movement that'll perk up a lackluster home office — even if that home office is the couch or your bed.

    rose gold metal mouse pad

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two sizes and three finishes).

    11. A cat tree (an actual faux tree) so your fave felines can frolick in a fixture that fits in with your house plant collection. We love a multi-functional piece!


    Get it from Amazon for $142.39+ (available in four colors and three sizes). BTW, the largest size is shown.

    12. A set of soap dispensers you can decant your shower products into for a spa vibe. (No one has to know that's 99 cent-store shampoo!)

    A customer review photo of four soap dispensers in their shower.

    Promising review: "I purchased these to use as shampoo, conditioner, and body wash dispensers. I wanted our shower to look like a spa! They are great quality and many people I know have copied our idea, so they are a hit! Very high quality, the plunger part is always the most important part. These are metal and not plastic, something which seems to be hard to find when looking for dispensers." —Rebecca Morea

    Get set of two from Amazon for $12.99.

    13. An indoor-friendly hammock chair that'll give hanging out a new meaning. Add a throw pillow and you'll never want to leave.,

    "Roger, plz forward all my calls to the hammock."

    Promising review: "I have this swing outside my small apartment patio. The area I have it in is covered so the rain doesn't get to it, but so far it's been wonderful. I sit outside for 20-30 mins with a book or to meditate on my swing, I love it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    14. A super adaptable sofa you can take apart piece by piece and then swap out covers for over the years. Aka, you can buy one couch and build onto it as you build your life! Awwwwww.,

    The pieces are relatively light for furniture, easily come part for moving, and can be added to onto over time with new sections. Also, there are tons of WASHABLE cover options and accessories to make it all yours.

    Get a couch with two seats and four sides from Lovesac for $1,600.

    15. A colorful shag area rug in case you want to live in a cozy cotton candy dreamscape. That's a rhetorical statement. Of course you do.

    pink shag rug with a coffee table book on it

    Get a 4'x5' rug from Amazon for $22.73+ (available in several other styles and colors).

    16. Or a boho area rug that, tbh, would be easier to vacuum in high-traffic areas but still be SO stunning. Can you believe?!

    faded looking peach and blue area rug in a living room

    Get it from Boutique Rugs for $96+ (available in several sizes).

    17. A graciously sized storage ottoman for storing blankets or stuff you just want outta sight.

    gray rectangular ottoman with lids that raise up to reveal storage

    Get it from Amazon for $293.99+ (available in three colors).

    18. A Selenite skyscraper to dress up any ole bookshelf or tabletop. (It's going to look like you spent close to $50 on it!!! And I say that because I recently saw one in a boutique priced that.)

    hand holding the crystal, showing it's just the size of a hand

    After putting this in multiple stories, I finally bought one for myself and can vouch that it's even more gorgeous IRL. The way the light catches it makes it look downright ~magical~.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    19. A modern mirror that'll give you a glimpse of your visage while making an interesting focal point. Truly the best of both worlds.

    circular wall mirror with abstract black lines running through it
    Ashley Homestore

    Get it from Ashley Homestore for $190.99.

    20. A plant-watering bird that'll keep your plant babes hydrated and looking like their best selves, even if you currently can't be described in that way.

    bird shape glass watering globe in a plant

    It holds enough water for 1–2 weeks depending on soil and plant type so you should be set for your long weekend getaway.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.32.

    21. And a juniper bonsai to add to your plant horde. Just because!

    juniper bonsai plant

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    22. Or a faux-monstera plant complete with a planter and rocks for a realistic look even plant serial killers (like me!) can care after.

    faux monstera plant in a silver-tone planter with rocks

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in two styles).

    23. A compact desk large enough for your computer and some accoutrements but small enough to avoid it becoming a dumping ground.

    white desk with two front drawers and gold legs

    Get it from Amazon for $169.99+ (available in three colorways).

    24. A gorgeous office desk chair so you can sit pretty while banging out a report or two before logging offline for a long weekend. Byeeee.

    mid-century modern look white desk chair with wood accents and chrome legs

    Get it from Wayfair for $199.99+ (available in three colorways).

    25. A hanging frame helper so you can finally get all your wall art up and make it feel like home. (You can only lean so many frames prints against the wall as a "look.")

    the framing tool

    We all have that stack of leaning framed art we just haven't gotten around to hanging just yet. This tools helps you measure your wall art that needs hanging and then measure out the perfect place to install hardware.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.98.

    26. And if you've been putting off framing some photos, you can score a professionally framed photo for a budget-friendly price.

    framed photo of model with a guitar

    You can download the app, upload a pic, choose a frame, and have it shipped directly to your loved one. I've ordered four from the app and the frame, matting, and photo quality have all turned out beautifully!

    Get one from Keepsake for $25+ (available in a variety of sizes, styles, and frames).

    27. Or perhaps a gallery wall kit complete with pro-quality photos, hanging hardware, and paper guides — so that naked wall can finally get dressed in something special.


    I've used this kit before and it's extremely easy to use! Photos you upload to the website come matted and framed. You'll also receive all the hanging hardware and a paper template that you can use to mock up the wall where you want it and nail the hanging hardware directly into the wall. So really, all you need is photos worthy of frames, a blank wall, hammer, and about 20 minutes.

    Get this gallery wall from Framebridge for $350 (available in three frame styles). Check out more gallery wall kits.

    If your pics are already printed, check out a gallery wall kit from Amazon for $62.71+ (available in three styles).

    28. A linen budding bundle so you can fully realize your fancy home self while keeping your cool. You don't have to sleep hot to love these, but that'll make you love them even more!


    Piglet's signature fabric is made from 100% natural stonewashed French flax that gets softer and softer with wear. The linens are prewashed for softness and won't shrink. The fabric is warm and cozy in the winter and fresh and cool in the warmer months. This bundle includes a natural linen duvet cover, pair of colorful pillowcases, pair of white pillowcases, white flat sheet, and white fitted sheet.

    Get it from Piglet for $535+ (available in 14 colors).

    29. Garage magnets for achieving a desirable carriage-door style with your existing doors. (*Actual* carriage-style doors are very pricey.)


    And you can take them off the door easy-peasy when you move!

    Get a set of six magnets from Amazon for $3.50+ (available in several styles and packs).

    30. A divine candle set so you can finally set up your Golden Girls shrine.

    four prayer style candles with the golden girls characters as saints
    The Eternal Flame / Etsy

    Get them from The Eternal Flame on Etsy for $55.

    31. A mini fridge that'll be the perfect spot for your skincare! Or stash of soda. I guess that's between you and this lil' fridge.

    open mini fridge with geometric pattern on the front

    Promising review: "I got this for my wife for Christmas, and she is absolutely ecstatic! It was sort of the centerpiece of a whole gift set, and it definitely was the star of the show. She already has all of her serums and her new jade roller in the cooler, and it's working great so far! We are really stoked on the car adapter as well, cause now we have a cooler for road trips which is pretty awesome! Thank you for a great gift!" —Nick Capertina

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99 (available in two sizes and seven colors).

    32. A canopy bed befitting your royal lifestyle (with plenty of space underneath for storing all your civilian things).

    bedroom with gold tone canopy in squared off shape

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $195.10+ (available in four colors and sizes twin, full, queen, and king).

    33. A set of room-darkening velvet curtains for a super dramatic look on the cheap. Mount the rod ABOVE the window frame and measure the curtains correctly so you can get a glam floor-skimming look that draws the eye upward.

    Promising review: "Purchased these for my studio, which is in an old mill. I wanted them for their insulating properties more than to block out the light because my studio loses a lot of heat at night due to its enormous windows. The curtains/drapes work great for both — I am especially pleased with how well they help keep the space from losing heat! Before having the curtains the space would lose about 8 degrees in temperature overnight (which in the winter is a significant amount, especially in the northeast). Now, with the curtains, the space no longer loses heat overnight! It is now so nice to go into my studio in the morning and find it still toasty warm!" —Noname

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in four sizes and seven colors).

    34. A wordy pillow any bibliophile will adore. Nancy Drew solved the mystery of who lives in the gorgeous home. It's you!

    couch with a throw pillow on it with words from a Nancy drew book making up the profile of a woman with a magnifying glass

    This pillow features words taken from Nancy Drew: The Secret of The Old Clock in a clever design. But Nancy Drew isn't the only literary hero featured. You can also find home goods and accessories featuring works by Edgar Allan Poe, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Maya Angelou, and more!

    Get it from Litographs for $39 (available in six colors, includes pillow and pillow cover).

    35. A pretty yoga mat (that's legit v good) so you can finally make a lil' exercise nook to help find your center and then 'gram it.

    unfurling yoga mat with pretty abstract design on it

    Get it from Amazon for $48+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    36. Some bamboo toilet paper wrapped in pretty packaging to help you express yourself in the bathroom. Oh and if your dream home contains a replenishing stash of TP, you'll wanna sign up for the subscription!

    colorfully wrapped individual toilet paper rolls that spell out "HEY YOU!" on a toilet tank
    Who Gives a Crap

    So why bamboo toilet paper? Bamboo is a fast-growing grass (much faster than, say, a tree). But it's still OK for septic tanks! Half of the company's profits go to organizations that help build toilets for people in need. You can read more about that here. I've used this stuff and it is indeed soft, gets the job done.

    Get the 48-roll set from Who Gives a Crap for $55 (or subscribe to this set for $45).

    37. A coloring bedding set you can scribble on and then wash for a clean palette.

    person writing on a comforter with markers

    If you used to draw on your Chucks, you NEED these. Or if you have a kid who likes to scribble everywhere but their stack of coloring books.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in twin).

    38. A tic-tac-toe set I bet you'll get far more use out of that chess set that seems to be sold out everywhere right now.

    Ashley Homestore

    Get it from Ashley Homestore for $69.99.

    39. A countertop painting kit that'll transform outdated surfaces into a granite look for considerably less dough than actual granite.

    kitchen with light stone-look painted kitchen countertops

    The kit uses low-VOC, low-odor, water-based acrylic paint with a durable topcoat. You can use it on Formica, laminate, Corian, ceramic tile, butcher block, cultured marble, and traditional granite. Expect for the project to take a weekend.

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95 (available in five styles). And check out more painting kits from Giani on Amazon.

    40. And if you want a total kitchen transformation, a kitchen cabinet painting kit that requires ZERO stripping or priming *might* make you wonder if you're in someone else's house before you've had your coffee.

    kitchen with light gray modern looking kitchen cabinets

    Kit includes low-VOC, low-odor, water-based acrylic paint and primer in one. Requires a one-day application process that dries in a soft, satin finish. Covers 100 square feet of cabinet surface (40 linear feet), which is typical of most kitchen cabinets. Ideal for use on wood, laminate and primed, or painted metal cabinets.

    Formulated to cover most existing wood finishes and paint in a single coat.

    Get it from Amazon for $52.34.

    41. And some under-cabinet lights to make your kitchen look so much more expensive and help set a mood that'll actually make you wanna cook.

    small kitchen with lights under the cabinet for a larger, brighter look

    Promising review: "I had my doubts but I thought, what the heck, for the price I'd give them a try. I am in real estate and known as a lighting snob. The first thing I look at in a kitchen if there is under cabinet lighting. These are so nice (it helps if you have a lip at the bottom of your cabinets) They are a true white, very bright, and I was lucky they were just the length I needed. I just ordered a set and had them shipped to my mom's as her halogen transformer which is buried in a wall, fried and I drives me nuts that the workspace on the counter is dark. I can't wait until I make the 250-mile drive to install them. I may buy more just to use at our listings!" —pauly

    Get a 10' strand with 60 lights from Amazon for $19.78 (available in white or warm white lights.

    42. A piece of wall art with a major jewelry upgrade that'll kick up your collection.

    wall art in the style of "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" except featuring a black woman wearing hoop earrings
    PinFranklin / Etsy

    PinFranklin is a Black woman-owned Etsy shop chock full of absolutely beautiful wall art prints available in a variety of styles and sizes.

    Get it from PinFranklin on Etsy for $35+ (available in 13 sizes, in print or canvas).

    43. A ~reversible~ indoor/outdoor rug you can hold onto as your design tastes change., Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $35.20.

    44. A punchy table runner to help you set up the perfect flat lay.

    table with blue, colorful table runner on it

    Busayo is a Black-owned business based in Brooklyn. As these are artisinal pieces, please allow 10-12 days for production.

    Get it from Busayo for $90.

    45. Oversized Turkish cotton towels that are super absorbent, quick-drying, and large enough to qualify as a bath sheet.

    stack of neutral towels

    Time to toss out all those makeup-stained bath towels you've been using since college. (Guilty as charged!) Seriously, if you haven't gotten on the bath sheet bandwagon, you're cheating yourself. And these would ALSO work out great as gym or beach towels.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $49.90+ (available in eight color combos).

    46. An industrial-style table lamp in case you're after that Edison bulb style but don't want your kids bumping up against a bare bulb.

    small table lamp with edison-style bulb with a black cage around it

    Get it from Amazon for $36.98.

    47. A macrame wall hanging that'll add some texture in a sea of framed art.

    teal macrame wall tapestry

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

    48. Or a DIY tapestry kit in case you're looking to conquer a new craft. (Psst, this is skill level easy!)

    macrame wall tapestry
    We Are Knitters

    I just finished this tapestry kit and my first tapestry from it is center stage in my gallery wall! Plus there was enough yarn left over that I'm going to make another!

    Get it from We Are Knitters for $48.

    49. A Wi-Fi-connected movie projector that'll turn your backyard into the coolest place on the block. And if your yard is big enough for social distancing, you can invite the neighbors over for movie night! (Psst, it also works for video games.),

    Promising review: "This projector has been an amazing addition to our quarantine life at home. Who needs the movies when you have this. The volume is actually really good and the Wi-Fi is helpful. We hook up our Direct TV, Fire Stick, etc, and it all works great with great picture! We’ve been having a blast moving the movies home." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    50. A tasteful nude vase if your interior aesthetic can be described as a bit frisky. If you can't keep a plant alive, this'll be a gorge storage solution for makeup brushes or writing utensils.

    black flower vase shaped like a butt

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (also available in white).

    51. A grout pen you can use to work some *cheap magic* so you don't have to stare at the stained grout and imagine what it used to look like. Grout takes up a teeny bit of space but, as you can see from the pics, makes a huge impact!

    Promising review: "We moved into our new home, and the shower had a really yellow grout. Cleaning didn’t do anything, and I saw this grout pen online. What a saver! Otherwise, I would have just hired someone to replace my shower. I used this grout pen, and my husband was so impressed :D The tip loses its shape fast, but just pull out the TIP AND FLIPPED IT OVER, and you’ll have a new tip." —jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    52. An incredibly glam bar cart people won't believe you got on Amazon. It can be your new party trick!

    two tier bar cart in hammered bronze finish

    Get it from Amazon for $182.70.

    53. Or a crystal decanter set you can empty your mid-shelf liquor into and park on a shelf in case you can't afford the floor space of a bar cart.

    crystal cut decanter and two matching drinking glasses filled with brown liquor

    Get the decanter and six glasses from Amazon for $37.99.

    54. Canvas wall art with your idea of the perfect break room. (Mine too.)

    wall art that's an illustration of an office water cooler with a champagne label on the water bottle part

    Get it from Target for $35.49.

    55. An undercover dog bed for your furry lil' angel who gets to do what you'd like to do, lounge around all day while someone else works for the chow. At least with this, you'll have a luxe-looking, machine-washable surface they won't get in trouble for drooling all over.

    dog laying on faux sheepskin dog bed that looks like a nice rug

    I've seen this beaut IRL and dogs seem to really adore them. Also my former dog roommate really loved a similar faux-fur blanket we had on the couch. As for that machine-washable part, the furry part zips off and you can wash it. AND the liner within is memory-foam and guaranteed not to flatten for 10 years.

    Get it from for $239. And check out more of the luxe-looking home goods designed for your dog's lounging.

    56. And a squirrel-size picnic table that'll provide dinner (for the squirrel) and a show (for you). Talk about some tableside entertainment!


    Promising review: "This is such a cute concept, but also a well-made and great-proportioned product. There were several picnic tables for squirrels to choose from, and I’m so glad we chose this one! It’s beautiful, and the customer service is so friendly — they even sent us a hand-written thank you!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95 (and pick up the squirrel corn here).

    When you realize that your dream home is actually your current digs with a few upgrades:


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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