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    35 Affordable Pieces Of Decor To Add Much Needed Calm To Your Chaotic Home

    Sometimes you just have to turn on a TikTok-beloved moon lamp and stare into its beautiful orb until you're calm again.

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    1. A mini illuminated relaxation waterfall for your work desk or your bedside table, perfect for calming some of the "AGJAKLFGJAG" in your brain.

    The water in motion on the three layers of the mini fountain
    Reviewer image of the three tiered small waterfall with metal plates in a home

    Promising review: "Awesome addition to my workspace environment. I've tried several fountains so far. This one is awesome, the pump is quiet, as is the water, it simply provides a really nice environmental impact on my workspace. I run it up to eight hours in a day, use distilled water only and clean it periodically, and it's running just like new after several weeks. Not all of the fountains that I've tried work quite so well, I'm impressed and happy with this purchase. Six-month update: If I could give this thing 6 stars, I would. It runs so quiet, and I nearly let it go dry last weekend *(three-day weekend and forgot to turn it off...) — once I filled it up again it was just as quiet as ever. I'm beyond impressed. Still cleaning it periodically and using only distilled water." —Rod

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    2. A rainbow prism suncatcher you can easily hang indoors or out to refract sunlight and make a bunch of teensy little rainbows all over the place, adding a subtle touch of calming magic in your space 🌈.

    reviewer image of tiny rainbows reflected around a couch and room
    Reviewer image of a cat with a rainbow on it

    Promising review: "They actually were bigger than I anticipated which was actually pretty awesome. I hung them in the window of my office and its beautiful when they catch light. Definitely worth the money when it puts a smile on your face." —Emmy Ann

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.98.

    3. A set of stackable trays in pretty pastels and geometric designs to give your cluttered nightstand or coffee table a soothing face lift. 

    Geometric trays in pink, yellow, green, and white
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love the trays. I use them on my dresser for jewelry. The pastel colors are beautiful. The sellers pics are spot on. Adorable and exactly what I wanted." —Piper

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.85.

    4. An eye-catching moon phase garland that'll give some balance to the space above your bed (and inspire you to get up in the morning by ~reaching for the moon~). 

    Gold garland with different moon phases hanging from it above a bed
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm an incoming freshman this fall and I bought this to add some personality to my dorm. It has beyond exceeded my expectations! I placed it directly on top of my dorm bed as shown in the display photos and am so pleased with how it looks. It fits perfectly with the gray/white color scheme I was going for and have received numerous compliments from both my friends and RAs when they've visited. I cannot stress enough how much of an 'aesthetic feel' it adds to my dorm." —jhsgf

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    5. A vintage-inspired storage ottoman for some ~sneaky storage~ to help declutter your bedroom or living room (and make for a perfect way to kick up your feet while you're watching TV or working from home).

    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 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).

    6. A blank acrylic dry erase board you can install by the side of your bed as an easy, aesthetically-pleasing way to keep track of your schedule for the week (or write motivational messages to yourself like "Please make sure all the Goldfish crackers end up in your mouth and not all over your bed").

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

    1801 & Co. is a Minnesota-based 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 $16.76+ (originally $22.95+; available in multiple thicknesses and sizes as well as four hardware colors).

    7. A teensy tissue box home with "smoke" coming out of its chimney that is not only ridiculously precious, but will help streamline your decor by covering up loud prints on tissue boxes when you're not in the mood for them. 

    Promising review: "I first spotted this at a swank modern hotel room with all-white decor. I love how it hides an unsightly branded tissue box — it practically vanishes! so I had to buy it for my child's bedroom! It looks so cute with the tissuey 'billow' of smoke, and is functional too. Every modern minimalist's dream, it could be sold at the MoMA or in an Alessi-type store. If you love white decor, modernist furniture, and lean toward a clean, minimalist, Scandinavian style, you'll be very happy with this purchase." —nycgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $5 (available in four colors).

    8. A set of corduroy pillow covers to add some soothing color accents on your bed or cozy up your old reading chair (which, thanks to these, just became your napping chair).

    pink corduroy covers on two pillows
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These pillow covers exceeded my expectations. I needed to cover up some older and worn decorative pillows, so I chose solid corduroy to accent my home colors. The cool thing about these covers is that, along with fitting well, the fabric is super soft! Most decorative pillow covers tend to be scratchy; we ACTUALLY use our pillows for naps, so this is great! The coverings easily slipped over my pillows, and the zipper closing worked with ease. The color was just as shown (blue). I will definitely order these again." —zbergteacher

    Get a set of two covers from Amazon for $10.19+ (available in five sizes and 21 colors).

    If you're looking for affordable pillow inserts to match the covers, you can buy a set of two 18x18 hypoallergenic pillow inserts on Amazon for $15.99.

    9. A pom-pom throw that will instantly cozy up a corner of your living room and inspire you to keep it nice and tidy for optimum napping (honestly dare you to own something this soft without immediately burrowing into it forever.)

    A mustard yellow blanket with pom pom trim on a couch
    Amazon

    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).

    10. A modern shoe rack for the front of your bedroom you can use not only to display and organize your shoes, but other calming displays like succulents, candles, and books.

    A seven tier simple white standing shoe rack
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am in love with this shoe rack! It went above my expectation in terms of how many shoes it would store. It’s sleek too so it fit perfectly where I wanted it in my bedroom." —Tracy C.

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (available in two colors and two sizes). 

    11. A fluffy area rug to tie the pieces in your bedroom together in a fresh way (and make your feet feel like you're stepping onto a cloud on Mount Olympus instead of stumbling into yet another Tuesday on Earth).

    A fluffy oval shaped area rug by a bed
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Best rug EVER!! No seriously ... it is so soft! Bought this one for our living room. We have a similar rug we purchased at Lowe's for three times the price for our bedroom and my husband and I decided that we would buy this one again instead. We are actually ordering two more for the baby's room and our middle daughter's room. So many people have complimented this rug and asked us to send them the link!" —Ashley Bryan

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in 13 colors).

    12. A catty-corner shelf to break up some of the clutter and knickknacks congesting your other surfaces, because honestly, your nightstand and your desk are tired of pulling all the organization weight for all the other furniture in your room.

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

    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 $26.68 (available in two sizes).

    13. A set of clear tiered organizing cubes for that ~barely there~ kind of storage, letting you display your books and organize your life without looking cluttered.

    Promising review: "Lightweight, sturdy, and svelte. Great to combine with boxes with open tops. Requires a decent amount of force to fully attach the joints to the metal panels. Once fully assembled with joints entirely engaged, the structure is VERY satisfyingly sturdy. Can easily lift the entire empty structure and feels rigid. Highly recommend for minimalistic modular organizer shelf." —John D.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.84 (available in eight colors).

    14. A minimalist decor collage for anyone who appreciates this kind of soothing design element, but doesn't want to go on a wild goose chase searching for a bunch of images themselves.

    A series of rectangular muted photos and prints stuck to a wall with circular stickers
    Sokie Studio/Etsy

    Sokie Studio is a US-based Etsy shop that specializes in stationery, decor, and keychains. Each selection of prints is randomized, but follows a minimalist/muted aesthetic.

    Promising review: "The prints are so so cute and clean! I can tell SokieStudio put a lot of effort into what they sell because everything was beautifully handwritten and tied together with string. Definitely recommend!!" —Abigail Haven

    Get a set of nine prints from Sokie Studio on Etsy for $2.85+ (available with and without stickers).

    15. A laundry hamper so understated that it can basically hide all your gross gym clothes in plain sight. If your laundering needs are covered, you can also use it as a storage option for clean sheets and pillows.

    two toned beige and brown soft laundry hamper with handles
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This basket has been wonderful so far. I had a few blankets taking up space in my closet and so I purchased this in hopes of making some space for other things. It's definitely doing its job. It's currently holding two queen-sized fleece blankets, a queen-sized weighted blanket, and two pillows. Super spacious! It did come folded up but if you follow the instructions that come with the basket, it will easily get some shape and hold onto it without it flopping over." —CCLP

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in two sizes and three colors). 

    16. A set of minimalist hooks for a uniform, orderly way to show off 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+ (also available in wood beech).

    17. A floating hidden bookshelf that'll more than earn its keep — not only is its clean design a unique way to show off and organize your favorite books, but it frees up a lot of space on the floor and helps give the room a more relaxed, balanced feel.

    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 it from Amazon for $11.50+ (available in two sizes individually or as a set of three and in silver and white).

    18. A shower curtain with POCKETS, because the utter delight of extra pockets should not be limited to surprise ones in dresses. Now you can store all your extra brushes, soaps, razors, and other odds and ends at eye level instead of crouching down to grab them or installing something in the wall to hold them.

    A transparent shower curtain with various sizes of pockets on the side holding towels, brushes, etc
    Amazon

    Promising review: I LOVE this shower curtain. I have been buying this curtain for the past six years. If you have a shower that doesn’t have a lot of ledge room for all your 'stuff,' this shower curtain will be your best friend. You can fit so many things inside the pockets! I honestly only use like four to five of the pockets. You can also use this as a liner and have another more decorative shower curtain on the outside but I personally use it as a shower curtain. I usually change it every six months because it does start getting a little soap scummy on the bottom. The best shower curtain/liner money can buy!" —DAtkins

    Get it from Amazon for $19.80.

    19. An abstract face vase that gives you all the calm of a minimalist vibe, but still has a fun pop of personality to make the room distinct. 

    a white vase with abstract faces outlined on it in black
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful vase! It's exactly as pictured. Love love love!!!" —Veronica Fitzjarrald

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    20. A simply structured record/magazine/Cool Stuff holder that'll not only help you tame that stressful TBR pile on your nightstand, 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 $15.99 (available in three colors).

    21. A small, simply-designed rechargeable bedside lamp to add some brightness to the room without distracting from it. (That said, it also comes with touch ability so you can tap-tap-tap your way through different brightness levels and colors if you want to switch it up!)

    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.

    22. A eucalyptus lavender pouch for your shower, bath, or bathroom sink that will give you decadent ~spa vibes~ when their relaxing scents are released by the steam from hot water.

    A small satchel of lavender and eucalyptus hanging from a bath handle
    Eucalyptus Blooms/Etsy

    Psst — a lot of people use eucalyptus for allergy, congestion, and even anxiety relief.

    Eucalyptus Blooms is a North Carolina-based, woman-owned business that specializes in eucalyptus bunches designed to freshen up your home.

    Promising review: "These smell AMAZING, and they're such a perfect size for the shower. I used to have big bundles of eucalyptus, but they always took up so much space. These are perfectly sized and the blend of Eucalyptus and Lavender is HEAVENLY." —