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    41 Functional Home Products With A Pleasing Aesthetic

    Not you posing for an Instagram with your egg cooker cuz it's just that darn cute.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A geometric wire basket so subtly glam that you can incorporate it preeeetty much anywhere, whether it's holding fruit in the kitchen or little decorative baubles in the entry way or accessories in your room. 

    Promising review: "Very modern and stylish. This is perfect as a fruit bowl or a centerpiece to put decorative balls inside. It is quite large but it still looks nice with just a few pieces of fruit inside. I love how the design makes the color of the fruit pop. I've had nectarines, mandarins, and apples in there at various times and they all looked so much more appetizing compared to when they were in their original plastic bags. I'm surprised that this is one of the cheaper bowls on Amazon. Definitely bang for your buck." —Skytheas

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in six styles). 

    2. A chic marble milk frother that makes rich, creamy froths in seconds, making you as powerful as the Starbucks mermaid herself. It also doesn't need to be plugged in, cleans with a quick stream of hot running water, and is teensy for storing. (It comes with its own little display stand, though, if you wanna show it off!)

    Reviewer image of white marble handheld frother on its stand
    Reviewer using the frother to frother milk in a cup

    Promising review: "All of my friends and family had this so naturally I had to get one and I am obsessed. Makes every homemade coffee taste like you went out and bought one. Very affordable and worth every penny. I love that it comes with a cute holder for it." —Kayla Dillinger

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in five styles).

    3. A vintage-inspired ottoman that'll serve not just as a tasteful accent to any room, but also give you some ~sneaky storage~ to help de-clutter your space. 

    A gold hairpin legged blush pink velvet ottoman with a removable lid
    BuzzFeed editor flipping the top of the ottoman to show the storage and the table top underneath
    Amazon, Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Another bonus? If you flip the lid over, it has a wooden base, so you can *also* use this as a teensy snack table. I recently got one of these for my new apartment to stash my candles and ~candle accessories~ in and it's pretty much become my favorite piece of furniture?? I use it to prop up my feet during work hours and sometimes if I want to eat on my couch I'll use it as a tray. It's also sturdy enough to sit on, if I ever wanted to have guests over and needed an extra chair. It was RIDICULOUSLY easy to set up — I had it done in less than 10 minutes, and probably didn't even need the directions. It also just looks so darn cute (and comes in so many colors that I'm tempted to buy another!).

    Promising review: "I was using a small foldable step stool in my bedroom to reach the top shelves of my wardrobe. But you know, those things aren’t pretty. It wasn’t be bringing me joy, just begrudging utility. This ottoman brings me joy. It’s pretty, it’s lightweight so I can move it easily to use it as a step stool, and the storage capacity is perfect for things like my nightly moisturizers, my kindle and journals, and other little miscellaneous things." —Monica N.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in nine colors).

    4. The Always Pan from Our Place, which is perfect for anyone who has big culinary ambitions, but might not have the massive kitchen arsenal needed to realize them. Enter this gorgeous BuzzFeed-beloved nonstick pan, which is actually eight (!!) pieces of cookware in one, designed braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté, fry, boil, serve, and store. Basically, if you can dream it, you can cook it in this bb.

    the spice colored always pan on top of a kitchen counter surrounded by amber cups and peach dishes
    a model stands over the the spice colored always pan, sautéing mushrooms and onions on a stove
    Our Place

    Here's what BuzzFeed Shopping writer Taylor Steele has to say about the Always Pan: "As someone who neither enjoys cooking nor is particularly good at it, the Always Pan has made being in the kitchen feel like less of a chore. Having one pan that can do everything means I don't have to second-guess every cooking decision I make. I can boil and prepare pasta in it. And I can roast Brussels sprouts. And I can make the perfect fried egg. And I can steam dumplings. The best part is that everything slides so seamlessly out of the pan and onto the plate, which also makes clean up super fast and easy. Both the amateur (read: reluctant) cook and the more seasoned chef will enjoy creating fan favorites and new recipes in the Always Pan!"

    Also, BuzzFeeders LOVE this pan. Here's our review of the Always Pan, in which seven members of our team weigh in everything they love about it, from the nonstick coating to the versatility to the ~aesthetic~.

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

    5. A lovely pastel rapid egg cooker that I am warning you right now is going to become your only personality trait. It can make soft, medium, *and* hard-boiled eggs in addition to poaching, scrambling, and making omelettes out of them. Not only will it amp up your breakfast game, but it'll amp up your ramen, egg salad, and even burrito game, too.

    The egg machine with a transparent dome lid showing six eggs cooking in it
    Reviewer images of an omelette and two poached eggs on avocado toast

    I've owned one of these babies and have faithfully used it every week for upward of two years, and especially love it during quarantine — it simplifies breakfast because I know no matter what weird assortment of groceries I'm working with, there are precooked eggs to add some protein to it (I like mine medium-boiled 🍳). If my dinner is boring or seems like it needs a little extra "oomph" to it, I'll throw in an egg from this too. Some reviews note that the alarm on it is a little loud, but the new models have significantly decreased the volume and sing a little song instead!

    Promising review: "You know those objects that are totally unnecessary, but you see them and fall in love and live forever in happiness with your random kitschy thing? This is that thing. I saw this egg cooker on a BuzzFeed list and, even though I am a fully functioning adult who has never had trouble cooking eggs before in my life, I knew I had to have it. I have not been disappointed. It makes especially lovely, perfectly round omelets with minimal cleanup required. Hard and soft boiled eggs cook evenly and taste great. The poached eggs are tender and melt in your mouth over toast." —Sonnet A. Fitzgerald

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in five colors).

    6. A blank acrylic dry erase board designed to blend so seamlessly with the room that you might forget it's there altogether, if it weren't for the words "ZOOM HAPPY HOUR @ 5PM!!" scrolled in black ink on the surface. 

    Square transparent whiteboard with four gold knobs installed on a wall
    1801 & Co/Etsy

    1801 & Co. is a Minnesota-based, family-owned Etsy shop established in 2016 that specializes in family wall calendars, chore charts, wedding signs, and more.

    Promising review: "I love it! I got it so fast after ordering and it’s perfect. I love the sleek design for my small home office space. I can’t function at work without a dry erase board but couldn’t find any that would look nice in my office space which is in the corner of my master bedroom! Having functional office space but not LOOK like office in the bedroom is challenging but this acrylic board is PERFECT. The black pen that comes with it is very nice fine tip and erases without a trace." —Dawn Powell

    Get it from 1801 & Co. on Etsy for $16.06+ (originally $22.95+; available in multiple thicknesses and sizes as well as four hardware colors).

    7. A cheerful rainbow magnetic hanging utensil set that includes (*DEEP BREATH*) a slotted spatula, spaghetti server, slotted spoon, solid spoon, and a ladle, all designed to nest into each other so you'll always have them at the tip of your fingers instead of them getting lost in a drawer. 

    The utensils hanging and nested together in different rainbow colors

    Someone gifted me one of these many moons ago, and the utensils have held up for over four years! They're still as perfectly magnetized and functional as they were when they first arrived, and I barely ever notice them even though my counter space is approximately that of a lunch tray (wish I were kidding!!!).

    Promising review: "We travel full-time and move every three months so everything has to be compact and packable. These replaced five other kitchen utensils that did not nest in each other. They sit on the counter ready to use. They are sturdy and have been used in nonstick ceramic and cast-iron pans. Very happy with this set." —Justice Talbot

    Get a set from Amazon for $28 (available in two color varieties).

    8. An incredibly sleek, TikTok-famous rotating digital alarm clock — it may look small and trendy, but it comes complete with two USB ports, plus an input port, PLUS a mirrored screen, so it'll also save plenty of space on your nightstand.

    Psst — you can check out the TikTok featuring the mirrored digital alarm clock to see it in action! Reviewers also mention that the alarm sound is effective without sounding harsh and that it goes into ~Night Mode~ to prevent brightness from disturbing your sleep.

    Promising review: "Love love love this clock ... sleek and definitely a statement piece. Alarm is subtle it will definitely wake you up however it will not scare the B-Jesus out of you. Love the extra ports on the side to charge other things with it." —Meika B.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.59+ (available in two colors).

    9. A set of aesthetically pleasing stackable fridge drawers so you can streamline your fridge without overcrowding it. The transparency of these is also great because it reminds you to eat your fruits + veggies before they go bad!

    Promising review: "Excellent organization system! I once opened the fridge often, always looking for something I hadn't seen the last time I checked. The thing is — I often found something new because it just wasn't organized in a functional way. Now, with this system, I find what I'm looking for the first time. And when a bin is empty, I know I need to buy more of that product and just ask my smart home to add that item to my shopping list. Very grateful for the sense of calm and control that this fridge organization system has given me, and for all of the food that is no longer going bad in the back of the fridge!" —Chelsea T.

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $34.99.

    10. A set of minimalist hooks for a uniform, orderly way to stash your favorite accessories and precious plant babies, aka the lights of your life.

    Dark brown wall hooks holding up a black purse and red coat under a mirror
    Reviewer uses same wall hooks to display hanging succulents on a corner wall

    Promising review: "I am chronically cold and have a bunch of very nice knit cardigans. I usually end up leaving them laying over chair backs or recliners and cluttering things up, so I bought these to have a good place to hang them. The thick wood prevents stretching damage from the weight of the sweaters, and not using a hook prevents damage and holes in the knit. Definitely worth the upgrade." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $16.99 (available in two colors). 

    11. A floating hidden bookshelf that'll more than earn its keep — not only is this a chic way to show off and organize your favorite books, but a lot of reviewers used them for clever displays for shoes and memorabilia.

    Reviewer photo of six books seemingly floating from the wall with a small cactus on top
    Reviewer photo of shoes displayed on the shelves

    Also, the weight capacity on these is NO JOKE. Even the smaller ones hold up to 15 pounds, to the point where reviewers were balancing textbooks on them.

    Promising review: "If you are running out of space for your books, get these bad boys right away. They are incredibly strong, can hold several heavy books, and give your bedroom an incredible look." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $24.98 (available in two sizes individually or as a set of three and in silver and white).

    12. An apothecary bathroom set to streamline your messy counter situation in a seamless way once and for all, no matter what color scheme you choose for your bathroom. 

    Each set comes with a soap dispenser, a toothbrush holder, and two apothecary jars. The labels come with the jars separately, so it's up to you whether or not you want to stick 'em on! 

    Promising review: "These Mason jar sets dress up your bathroom sink very nicely because they are so different. They all arrived in perfect condition with all the necessary pieces. I will emphasize that the soap dispenser was not difficult to assemble as long as you used the pieces that were shipped to you. The seller included the pump, the plastic insert, and another plastic piece that you had to fit into the upper portion of the pump. I’ve already gotten several comments on how they give that nostalgic appeal to my bathroom!" —Avid customer

    Get the set from Amazon for $19.99

    13. A handy reversible floral dishwasher magnet to prevent anyone in your home from inevitably yelling "ARE THESE CLEAN OR DIRTY??" so loud that all your neighbors know your dishes' business. 

    A magnet with floral watercolor that says

    Promising review: "I have received several compliments on this. It makes it so much easier to know when the dishes are clean or dirty. Works great." —Bart Bolin

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    14. A record/magazine/Cool Stuff holder that'll not only help you organize your life a bit, but will give you the opportunity to make your favorite things part of the decor.

    Rose gold triangle file organizer holding books and notebooks
    same organizer in gold holding books about plants

    Promising review: "I didn’t want anything too bulky on my nightstand but I like to have several books I like to read in bed. I previously had them stacked on top of each other and found this and was afraid it might be cheaply made but it is sturdy and beautiful! I’m such a bookworm and I am in love with this added piece to my room." —Stephy Lynn

    Get it from Amazon for $15.89 (available in three colors).

    15. A neutral two-tone rope basket perfect for playing my favorite game, "pretend we cleaned up by dumping everything in a basket, but make it chic." 

    Two-tone white and brown woven basket with blankets inside in a room

    Promising review: "I love this basket. We use it to store the living room throw blankets and pillows rather than having them pile up on the couch. It fits a lot, and the quality is good, not cheap looking/feeling. I can tell it's the type of product that will last a long time. I would definitely consider buying from this brand again." —DHz

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in four styles).

    16. A small marble mortar and pestle you can use for everything from crushing herbs to grinding spices to breaking up pills. Lots of reviewers mention that it's beautiful enough that they leave it out to display! 

    Promising review: "It's bigger than expected but that's a good thing. It's extremely beautiful. The inside has ridges which some people complain about but for me it's not a problem. I would buy this again in a heart beat. I didn't have the intention of buying it as a display piece but it's so beautiful it will double as one. I'm not putting this in the cupboard. I'm showing it off." —SuperConnected 

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A black faux marble desk with elegant hairpin legs for an extra vintage touch to your home office that will make you actually *enjoy* setting up your tenth Zoom call of the week. 

    black marble desk with black hairpin legs and two open shelves for storage

    Assembly is also *super* easy because the desk comes preassembled — all you have to do is screw in the legs. It even features a hole on the top to string your cords through for easy management. 

    Get it from Novogratz for $149 (available in three styles). 

    18. A set of stackable trays in pretty pastels and geometric designs to help bring some order to that one corner of your desk with odds and ends that never looks *quite* as organized as you'd like.

    Geometric trays in pink, yellow, green, and white

    Promising review: "This adorable set of trays is just great! The colors are pastel without being wimpy, and the variety of shapes lends a very contemporary air. They are useful on a dressing table or bureau or desk. Terrific value too." —Lou Powers

    Get it from Amazon for $7.88 (for a set of four).

    19. handmade floral coaster so you can save your unsuspecting surfaces from the condensation of all your mugs and bottles and add a bit of whimsy to your living room. 

    Set of transparent coasters with uneven edged gold rim and white pressed flowers inside
    Poppy & Pour/Etsy

    Poppy & Pour is a California-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in custom flower coasters, keychains, and more.

    Promising review: "Absolutely gorgeous! It's hard to get a good photo of resin without reflections or light so trust me when I say this is even more beautiful in person! Seller gave me exactly what I requested and I couldn't be happier with this purchase. Highly highly recommended!" —nlivnil

    Get it from Poppy & Pour on Etsy for $14+ (available with or without gold trim and two different edge patterns).

    20. A portable, rechargeable bedside lamp with touch ability so you can tap-tap-tap your way through different brightness levels and colors depending on the vibe. Not only is this adorable, but the charge lasts for a long time, so you can take it from room to room (or even outside!) as you see fit. 

    reviewer image of cylindrical small lamp glowing white resting on a bed
    Reviewer tapping the light to change its colors

    Promising review: "I was so happy with the first one I bought that I purchased another shortly afterward. In addition to several levels of brightness for regular light, you can select one of several colors for mood/night lighting. You change your lighting selection with a simple finger tap on the top of the lamp. To turn on/off, just press lightly for a couple of seconds. The light is USB-powered (most newer nightstands/tables have a USB port) and the battery lasts a long time. You get a lot of light for your money — I strongly recommend this product." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    21. A subtle catty-corner shelf to store some of your baubles and plants, because honestly, your nightstand and your desk are tired of pulling all the weight of your cute things. 

    A small white corner shelving unit with three shelves holding plants and frames

    Psst — this is waterproof, so reviewers use it in the bathroom and kitchen, too!

    Promising review: "This is so perfect for my needs. I have a small bedroom room, but needed shelving for my plant and journals. It is very light and super easy to put together. Perfect for me and inexpensive. I got the large one." —monet

    Get it from Amazon for $16.01+ (clip the "50% off" coupon on the product page for this price; available in two sizes and three colors).

    22. A cosmopolitan bar table so darn versatile you'll want to launch an entire Instagram account around styling it whenever guests come over to enjoy wine and cheese. Bonus — it folds in a cinch for easy storage!

    A gold bar cart with a white top and gold hinges at the bottom to hold wine glasses

    Promising review: "I love this cart! Let me count the ways. It is foldable! It is easy to put together! The wheels come with a wench to tighten! The handles come with screws and an Allen wrench for tightening. I put this together in just a few minutes and it works great!" —L L Larkin

    Get it from Amazon for $108.40.

    23. Or a brightly-colored indoor/outdoor bar cart you can use for truly any shindig you ever throw, from summer birthday shenanigans that come with a *touch* of rain to cozy indoor movie nights that pair best with red wine. 

    A two tiered yellow bar cart with wheels on a patio

    This is made with weather-resistant powder coated steel and the wheels on the bottom of two locking mechanisms to keep it snug in place. 

    Get it from Novogratz for $119 (available in three colors). 

    24. A leaning ladder for a chic way to store blankets, purses, and accessories (and also flex that you do, in fact, have *excellent* taste in drape-able things). A lot of reviewers also used this to replace The Chair, or that one spot in your room where you leave your "I'm going to wear this again, but wash it soon" clothes.

    A white leaning ladder against a wall with scarves, pants, and a purse hanging from it

    Promising review: "The first time I saw this for dirty-not-dirty clothes (you know, the jeans you're going to wear again but want to make sure you *eventually* wash) I was like 'That. Is. Genius.' Apparently everyone on Instagram and blogs and the internetverse thinks so too, but frankly it works well and is better than transferring clothes between bed and chair over and over again. This was so easy to put together that even I didn't mess it up." —Kim Dee

    Get it from Amazon for $55 (available in two colors) and get a pack of 20 S-hooks for $7.99.

    25. A pom-pom throw bright enough to add a pop of color to your favorite corner of the room and soft enough to use as a backup blanket when you have guests staying in the spare bed or on the couch. 

    Yellow throw blanket with pom poms on edges

    Promising review: "So this was a total impulse buy, but I’m sooo glad I bought it! Literally no dislikes. I bought the mustard yellow in the 60x80 and it’s the greatest thing everrrr. So pretty and comfortable. I’m obsessed. 🥰 I will definitely be purchasing as a gift for family and friends in the future." —Kassandra Emerson

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in eight colors and two sizes).

    26. A minimalist 3D-printed key holder/envelope keeper, aka the organizational BFF of your front entryway or bedroom door. This keeps the clutter on counter to a minimum *and* serves as a good to-do list by keeping the paperwork or cards you have to mail out directly in your eye line. 

    A white plastic cover for the lightswitch with three hooks for keys and a small shelf at the top for mail and a tiny notebook
    Crossover Designs/Etsy

    Crossover Designs is a Florida-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in 3D-printed home products.

    Each of these fits a standard double gang (toggle/rocker) light switch cover, and can be installed easily without drilling, nails, or glue.

    Promising review: "Love it! Simple, sleek, space-saving, smart... who knew I’d be so stoked for a switch plate cover! Not to mention the customer service was very personal and attentive." —Kelsey Johnson

    Get it from Crossover Designs on Etsy for $17.99+ (available in six colors and two finishes).

    27. A soothingly streamlined set of airtight pantry-organizing containers so you can not only give your pantry the glo up it deserves, but keep all your goods fresher *way* longer.

    Customer image of five air tight containers with dry and wet goods in them
    Customer image turning the container upside down to show it won't spill

    Promising review: "When you use OXO products, you know to expect quality and these storage containers did not disappoint! You get five containers in four sizes that perfectly vacuum seal to protect your food. The sizes are useful and versatile, and the airtightness means no worrying about pests. While these are recommended for storing dry goods, I put some liquid (olives and brine) in one of them to REALLY test the seal. Even when you turn it upside down, no liquid leaks out. Another nice feature is that you can partially disassemble the lid by removing the white plastic piece on top of the gasket, allowing you to completely clean the gasket. I tried this on the container with the olives, and it worked perfectly. The entire container has no residual smell. Overall, if you want the best in food storage containers, these OXO containers are absolutely essential!" —Emi A

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $49.95.

    28. A luxe velvet swivel desk chair to add a touch of vintage sophistication to an otherwise modern setup at your bedroom desk. (Also, desk chairs that spin > all desk chairs ever.)

    Reviewer image of green velvet swivel arm chair with thin arm rests in front of desk
    Reviewer image of pastel pink version

    Psst — I bought this chair in pink a few months ago and I love love love it for working from home. The swivel and height adjustment is very responsive, the cushioning is comfy for all day sitting, and it looks very chic in my room. I also appreciated how simple the setup was; I barely had to look at the directions. 

    Promising review: "I got this chair in green and it looks much better in person than it does online! The velvet is super soft and the chair itself seems pretty comfortable. It's a desk chair so I didn't want the cushion to be too soft. I love that it has such a great range of height because I usually want to sit in different ways depending on what I'm doing at my desk. It was incredibly easy to assemble, and it arrived much more quickly than Amazon originally estimated!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $139.80 (available in four colors).

    29. A pretty pastel mug warmer that'll keep your tea and coffee warm on the bedside table for you while you're taking your sweeeeeet sweet time navigating your emails at work or emerging from your covers on the weekend.

    A pink mug warmer on a desk with a mug onf coffee on it

    I got one of these for my mom for Christmas (her entire kitchen is pink, it is a Big Mood) and can confirm it is QUITE beautiful in person.

    Promising review: "I researched so many coffee warmers and am so glad I decided on this one. It definitely keeps my coffee hot, no matter how long it takes me to drink it. I also like that it has three settings. As you drink down your coffee, you can lower the heat because it keeps the coffee very hot. I like it so much I ordered a second one for another part of the house." —hottytoddy

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in six colors).

    30. A bunch of teensy macaron boxes you can use for anything from storing pills to trinkets to cash to folded-up cash for tipping delivery drivers. 

    Tiny macaron boxes holding pills and jewelry

    Promising review: "Just received these cute little boxes and am in love with them. Very thick and sturdy plastic but easy enough to open. These will work perfectly for filling solid perfumes and giving out as stocking stuffer gifts as I don't have to worry about it being a snug fit/lid falling off. I imagine these would also be great for pretend food for kids' play-sets or for a kid's trinket box. Overall I love them, love their feel, love the colors and am very happy." —Mary

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.99.

    31. A frankly *dainty* over-the-toilet storage shelf that will make your toilet feel like a literal throne, giving you plenty of space to chicly stash extra toilet paper rolls, towels, candles, and beauty products. 

    A white two shelf storage shelf positioned over a toilet with towels, flowers, and soaps propped on it
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Seems to be of good quality. This was packaged nicely and the instructions are fine. Easy to assemble and is holding a lot of cleaning supplies with no issues." —AnneMaija

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $159

    32. A fully customizable dog feeding station that comes with ~sneaky storage~ — perfect for fitting all of your favorite four-legged friends' treats and toys so they aren't scattered all over your floor instead. 

    An elevated dog feeding station with a green drawer as a base and a flat wooden top with two silver food bowls installed
    ABH Designs Shop/Etsy

    ABH Designs Shop is a Texas-based, family-owned Etsy shop established in 2017 that specializes in handcrafted, custom wood decor and furniture.

    To customize it, on the product page you can select the color of the wooden top, the color of the drawer base, and the type of handle. Production currently takes about eight weeks.

    Promising review: "I just moved to a studio apartment, and was looking for some space-saving furniture, as well as an elevated feeder for my senior pup. Not only are these absolutely gorgeous and functional, but Alanna and Bryan helped me with custom dimensions to perfectly work for my pup! I loved that I got to choose the color of the paint, choose the hardware, and choose the wood. This is a really nice custom product!" —Emily Greitzer

    Get it from ABH Designs Shop on Etsy for $150+ (available in three stain colors for the top, eight base colors including custom options, and two types of handles).