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    28 Products That'll Make Your Home More Inviting — For Guests And For Yourself

    Because staying at home is the best!

    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 comfy throw blanket that'll cozy up any piece of furniture whose path it crosses.

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    Promising review: "Okay, so once you buy this blanket, you're going to want to buy more...for yourself, friends, family, etc. I'm not kidding. This blanket is that awesome! It's so thick and soft that you are going to want to cuddle under it every chance you get. Washing instructions say to machine-wash separately in cold water and tumble-dry low. I washed mine by itself in the wash and dried it for 30 minutes and it is fine. In fact, there was NO lint in the lint catcher! This blanket is so amazing that my cat has also decided that she needs it to be her new bed." —Kristen B.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in three sizes and 13 colors).

    2. A felt letterboard you can use to display reminders, funny or inspirational quotes, or welcome messages.

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    The letterboard is made with an oak-wood frame and felt backing, and includes 650 letters, numbers, and symbols (256 one-inch letters, 220 ¾-inch letters, 62 one-inch numbers, 52 ¾-inch letters, and 60 symbols).

    Read a full review of this product here.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in five color combos and in three sizes for pink only).

    3. A storage ottoman that discreetly tucks away all of your odds and ends plus provides additional seating when you have guests over.

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    Promising review: "Absolutely wonderful. I purchased two for my dining room to add the look of a built-in seating area. Very satisfied with product and to have extra storage when i need is great!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in black, brown, green, and white).

    4. A three-tier shoe rack to place at your entryway so you won't have to worry about tracking mud or dirt around the house and messing up any just-cleaned floors.

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    The shelves hold up to 30 pounds each and units can be stacked with one another.

    Promising review: "Love these shelves. Bought one for a little extra racking for my shoes. Bought a second one to stack on top of the first. They go together very easily and quickly and it's easy to add on to the unit. They match my dark wood and metal wall units perfectly. Definitely worth paying the little extra for a quality shelf that will last! They will fold down flat for easy storage if need be. Shelf spacing on middle racks is just a little short for my highest heels, but I'd say they fit under 4" heels just fine! Three pairs across, four rows = 12 shoes per unit." —M. Branch

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    5. A showerhead with 24 water-flow options that'll turn your morning routine into a spa-like experience.

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    Promising review: "I only ever want to shower in my own shower and it's because of how much I love my showerhead. I have aches and pains all the time, as well as sinus issues. The power massage setting relieves tension in my shoulders and my back and helps clear the pounding in my head when my sinuses are acting up. Sometimes I will turn on the power massager and aim it straight for my forehead and in a few minutes I start to feel the tension breaking up. But the absolute best feature is the hard mist. There is nothing so satisfying as taking a nice spa-like shower; I shave all of my legs (not just my calves) and do a hair conditioning treatment, and full body sugar scrub and then at the very end turn on both heads to the power mist with cool water. It's like the final mist at a car wash. It gets every little tiny spot of product off and when I turn the water off I feel like a new person. Anyone who has ever showered here comments on what a great shower I have. It really is a little slice of luxury every day for less than $25." —2centsdepartment

    Read a full review of this showerhead here.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    6. And some plush towels to seal the deal (and maybe make you late to wherever you're going because you won't ever want to leave your bathroom).

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    These are BuzzFeed Reviews' pick for the best midpriced bath towels!

    Promising review: "I LOVE the bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths I ordered!! They are the softest towels I have ever owned and they stay incredibly fluffy even after washing. I will definitely being purchasing more in other colors!" —Megan B.

    Get the bath towel from Snowe for $22 (available in five colors).

    7. A charming area rug in a neutral color that'll instantly pull together any room.

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    Promising review: "I don't think I've ever written an Amazon review before, but holy cow — this one deserves it! I have six dogs. My experience with having rugs in the house hasn't ended well in 12 years, but we just moved into our first home and I wanted some new decor and furniture. Let me just tell you. I don't know what kind of genie magic they placed over this bad boy before shipping out, but this thing WILL NOT STAIN. I honestly don't know how that's even possible considering it's an off-white color, but good lord am I happy! So far is stood up against dog pee, poop, mud, dry dirt, and spilled drinks and it still looks amazing. Side note: The instructions say not to use a vacuum with rotating brushes, but I've had no issues at all with it. I've even cleaned it with a carpet cleaner and not had any problems with the carpet fraying. Buy this rug! Sells for over $150 on every other site I've seen." —Big daddy

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in five colors and 16 sizes).

    8. A leather-upholstered table lamp to provide a warm glow while adding a chic pop of color to your space.

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    Promising review: "This lamp is darn snazzy. I recommend it highly. Looks great in a corner on a black desk. The leather base doesn't show through that well in the photo or in the description — it makes the lamp. It has a matte look so it adds warmth. The shade is great — it's a little more cream than white for my item anyway, and they look great together. I'd buy more in a minute if I had any room for them. Two would make great end table lamps. Just the best." —QuintessentiallyYours

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in 17 colors).

    9. A cheese board with a sliding drawer you can quickly set up for impromptu get-togethers that'll make it look like you actually made a lot of effort.

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    The organic bamboo wood tray comes with a sliding utensil drawer with four stainless-steel tools for serving cheese and four reusable slate cheese markers.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    10. A minimalist hanging photo display to adorn your wall with Polaroids or other personal snapshots in the easiest way possible.

    Olivehouse1 / Etsy

    Get it from Olivehouse1 on Etsy for $9.50+ (available in four lengths and with 6–12 clothespins).

    11. And a Kodak printer so you can enjoy professional-quality IRL versions of your favorite digital photos for the above display.

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    Promising review: "This little printer is awesome! I was very impressed with the quality of the pictures! They were every bit as good or better than ones I've had done professionally. I'll be taking it with me when I travel since it has its own Wi-Fi and it charges my iPhone 6s! Great product. Highly recommend." —T. Kierce

    Read a full review of this product here (#1).

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99 and refill packs from Amazon for $19.99+.

    12. A gorgeous diffuser and humidifier that'll fill any room with the scent of your favorite essential oils.

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    Promising review: "After buying about a half dozen so-so diffusers over the last year or so, I finally found THE one. This holds 400 ml and runs super quietly for six hours. It's just two pieces and super easy to keep clean. Auto shut off. Very pleasant glow from the light ring. And the volume of mist that's produced is the best and the fragrance from my essential oils smells great, with only two or three drops. I can see why it's a best seller on Amazon. Best diffuser I've found, and it's actually less expensive than a few of the ones I've bought earlier. (One's with lackluster performance.) Very happy with this one, and I will probably buy another one for a room on the other side of my house. And probably another one for a wedding gift. Bookmarked for ease of finding." —Barbara Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    13. Or a candle to rid your home of stinky-dog smell and replace it with one of 21 delightful scents — seriously, it works wonders!

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    Read a full review of this candle here.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    14. And an adorable matchstick bottle to boot.

    BrightwoodCandleCo / Etsy

    Get it from BrightwoodCandleCo on Etsy for $8.

    15. A canopy net to transform your bedroom into the serene and romantic space of your dreams — plus, it can hang from the ceiling, no canopy bed required!

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    Includes four hanging hook and four anchors.

    Promising review: "Excellent product! My two daughters also ordered the canopy and are very happy! A little bit small for a king-size bed, but it still looks great. See the king-size bed and canopy together pictured." —Olya

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in white and black).

    16. A subscription to Enjoy Flowers, which sends fresh flowers to your doorstep — because a floral arrangement always makes for the perfect match-everything centerpiece.

    Enjoy Flowers

    Seven days of freshness guaranteed.

    Promising review: "I signed up on a whim in the middle of winter, just craving some fresh flowers to brighten the dark days. I wasn't really expected much from this spur-of-the-moment enrollment. Wow, was I surprised! The bouquets so far have been FRESH and GORGEOUS. They last for several weeks and I keep different size vases on hand so as some flowers die, I change the bouquet accordingly. They are just as nice as what I might order from a local professional florist, but frankly, they are less expensive. The assortments have been lovely — not run of the mill, a cut above, and suitable for any decor, aligned well with the seasons. My spring one just came today and I love it. I also had great customer service, since I moved in the middle of my subscription and wanted to put it on hold for a few months till I settled in. No problem, No mixups, just good service! I am impressed with Enjoy Flowers. i am considering them as gifts as well and would definitely recommend them." —Susan

    Get it from Cratejoy for $45+/month and find more of the best places to order flowers online here.

    17. Or a statement houseplant if you're looking to commit to some green decor that'll last a bit longer.

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    Get this palm plant from Home Depot for $25.57 and check out more great places to buy plants online here.

    18. Already-framed prints that'll liven up your space — or that'll remind you where you inevitably wind up having more fun anyway.

    Rustic Door Creations / Etsy, Wayfair

    Get the "Drips Painting" print from Wayfair for $112.99, the Emma Watson print from Wayfair for $64.99, or the "Let's Stay Home" framed print from Rustic Door Creations on Etsy for $26 (available in two designs).

    Find more framed prints from ArtSugar on Wayfair here.

    19. An over-the-sink dish drainer that'll free up counter space in a small kitchen — so you have more room for prepping and laying out some appetizers and bevs.

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    Promising review: "Perfect for our apartment! Would also fit any size sink because of the two extendable sides. It's awesome that you can also put it on a flat surface (with a mat underneath) and use it that way. Holds a TON of weight easily! Collapses in two seconds, which is exactly what we needed so we don't have a strainer chilling on our small counter space constantly or taking up half the cabinet under the sink." —Courtney & Chuck

    Get it from Amazon for $21.

    20. A welcome mat to let guests know exactly what they're getting into (and start their visit off with a laugh).

    2BooeeHome / Etsy, DiceCubeCo / Etsy

    Get the "Welcome to the Shitshow" mat from 2BooeeHome on Etsy for $35 and the "Wine/Work" mat from DiceCubeCo on Etsy for $36.

    21. Chic soap dispensers that'll instantly make your bathroom and kitchen look more pulled together than just using labeled dispensers straight from the drugstore.

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    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five color combos).

    22. A bar cart, because nothing says "Please, stay a while!" like a fully stocked rolling cart with booze galore.

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    And make sure you have the appropriate glasses on hand!

    Promising review: "I love this cart — it was inexpensive, easy to assemble, and is as sturdy as it looks. I ended up buying a cheap wineglass rack and attaching it — now it's fully functional for less than other similar carts!" —KS

    Get it from Amazon for $56.26.

    23. A customizable couch that's comfy but also durable enough to withstand the wrath of pets — and clumsy humans.

    Emmy Favilla / BuzzFeed, Burrow

    The fabric is free of chemical treatment and designed to be stain-resistant, the wood is made from sustainably sourced materials, and the couch includes a hidden USB charging port tucked away in the left corner.

    See a full review of the Burrow here (#1).

    Get the loveseat (left) from Burrow for $795 and other sofas from $495–$1,745 (available in beige, red, gray, navy, and charcoal). Shipping is free and Burrow products come with a 30-day trial period. And check out more great places to buy a sofa here.

    24. A key-hook shelf to reduce clutter on your tables and make room for things like food and drinks to enjoy with your housemates or guests.

    New Love Decor / Etsy

    Mini mason jar included! The shelf is 7.25" wide and 3.5" deep.

    Promising review: "This was exactly what I was looking for to use in our entryway. We are going to use the jar to empty pockets of spare change. The hooks for keys are perfect!" —Marissa Shepard Dombrowsky

    Get it from NewLoveDecor on Etsy for $28.99 (available in seven wood colors and two hook colors).

    25. A hanging crocheted plant holder that'll instantly bring the cozy vibes and upgrade that boring ol' planter your greenery is currently residing in.

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    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    26. Bed bands, a genius product to prevent sheets from carrying out their plans of being anywhere but snugly on the bed throughout the night — peaceful slumber, here you come!

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    Promising review: "We finally treated ourselves to a nice hybrid mattress and love it...but even our deep-pocket sheets were slipping off the huge thing. Read a bunch of reviews & got these bed bands. THEY. ARE. AWESOME. So easy to use and keep my sheets tight and wrinkle-free — even on our huge new mattress. LOVE them. After a few months, my husband treated me to a home-cleaning service deep-clean. Didn’t warn the team about the bands and how to remove them, so one was broken after they left. I sent a note to the seller on the off-chance they’d replace the band...and they replied the same day (right around the holidays, no less) and my new band was in my mailbox the day after Christmas. Apparently the bands are guaranteed for life!" —StillerMatthews

    Get a pack of four bands from Amazon for $12.99.

    27. A beanbag chair, if you're feeling nostalgic for simpler days and also love being really comfy (or: if your pet is looking for an upgrade to their ratty old bed).

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    Promising review: "OMG was I happy? Heck yes!! Is it really that big? Oh yeah!! We flop on it, fall on it. Leap from bed to it. And sleep on it. Two 10- year-olds slept all night together on it and woke up saying how good they slept. It swallows my 5-year-old lol. Love love love it. Definitely worth the money. As soon as I can afford another I will buy again. BTW: I lay a sheet on it to keep it drool free and also sweat free as it is soft suede which can cause a bit of overheating in some people. 😍👌" —April Sweet

    Get it from Amazon for $108.27+ (available in 15 colors).

    28. And a cute rustic-looking serving tray that doubles as a catchall for small items, so you can reduce clutter, serve some snacks to guests, or enjoy breakfast in bed in style — your call!

    Emmy Favilla / BuzzFeed

    The tray has a whitewashed wood exterior, a woven rattan pattered interior, and two sturdy rope handles.

    See a full review of it here (#5).

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two sizes).

    Me, after stocking up on all these goods:

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    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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

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