31 Things From Wayfair Any New Apartment Owner Should Probably Check Out
Congrats on getting a place of your own. Now, time to make all of it as awesome as you are.
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1. A set of peel-and-stick mosaic kitchen tiles, so you can give your sink or counter area a new look without learning how to actually retile a wall (which sounds, frankly, terrifying).
2. A midcentury-inspired end table that will give you a thoroughly stylish way to stash all of your stuff.
3. A traditional lantern flush mount ceiling light with a contemporary design update, for rooms where you're going for a classic look that's not old-fashioned.
4. A classic upholstered headboard with button-tufting and nailhead trim, because it will instantly make your bedroom 1000% more sophisticated (yes, even if the rest of your bedroom is occupied by your Lego builds).
5. Or an upholstered headboard with a whimsical forest pattern, so all your visitors will know that they have entered Quirk Central Station.
6. A totally unique bar cart with a circular frame, two levels, and caster wheels, that allow you to easily move it depending on your design/party needs.
7. A sleek, modern full-length cheval mirror, for when you want to examine your adorable outfit from multiple angles — the mirror can be tilted for different perspectives.
8. A versatile brass wall sconce with dimmer compatibility, because it adds a refined look to classic or modern decor schemes, while casting soft, ambient light. Plus, hey, you own the place — you can put in wall sconces now!
9. A minimalist, five-level wall shelf that's stylish and functional — it's a way to add simple storage space that isn't bulky or distracting.
10. A geometric, honeycomb-style bookcase, so you'll have space to show off collectibles of any size. Or organize your books. Or make a happy home for your plants. Or all of the above.
11. A simple five-piece breakfast nook set, because the neutral tones will fit in with any decor, and the compact seating area gives you just enough room to have dinner with your besties (admit it, you don't actually want to ever have more than three people over).
12. An area rug in an abstract, marbled print, for rooms that need a pop of subtle color, but not a distracting pattern.
13. A super-unique cabinet handle with a braided pattern, so you can liven up an old kitchen without getting into a big, fancy renovation project.
14. A roll of chevron peel-and-stick wallpaper that will help you easily create an accent wall, or just quickly update a room that the previous owners last decorated in 1989.
15. A vintage-styled velvet slipper chair, because it's always great to have an extra seat for guests — especially one this compact and cute.
16. An over-the-toilet cabinet with three shelves and New England-style glass-paneled doors, for people with small bathrooms but not-so-small storage needs.
17. A clean-line sleeper sofa that folds flat into a bed, sparing you from having to dig out your old SpongeBob sleeping bag for overnight guests.
18. An iRobot Roomba robotic vacuum with Wi-Fi and voice activation, so you can attack your apartment's messiest areas in multiple ways: use the app to schedule a cleaning for your carpet, hardwood, laminate, or tile, or use a voice command to clean up ASAP.
19. A Black and Decker portable washer, because buying an apartment that doesn't have in-building laundry doesn't mean you're destined to spend the rest of your life dragging your clothes to the laundromat.
20. A floating desk with a folding desk top and built-in tack board, so you can turn small or awkwardly laid-out areas into the home office you desperately need.
21. A square floor pillow with an offbeat, mod-inspired print that could fit easily into a boho-themed living room, a colorful playroom, or wherever you need an extra seat.
22. A three-piece, iron hanging planter with geometric flourishes, because you finally have your act together enough to be a plant parent.
23. A mid-century coffee table that gives you all the style of an actual antique with tons of practical storage, too.
24. A farmhouse-chic sideboard made from distressed-look acacia wood with crown molding details and adjustable shelves, so you can have a bit of that rustic glamourous-country-house thing going on (even though you can probably see a pizza shop from your window).
25. A Ring home security kit that uses motion sensors to monitor your doors, windows, and any movement in your place while you're out. So you don't have to spend the entire time you're away from your apartment worried about your apartment.
26. A motion-activated, battery-powered 21-gallon kitchen trash can, because cooking is way more fun when you can get rid of all your garbage with just a wave of your hand.
27. A panel curtain that blocks out light, dampens external noise, and keeps the room cooler — basically, it does everything besides figure out what that gurgling noise coming from your sink is about.
28. A closet organizational system with five shelves and two rods, designed for smaller closets, so you can get serious about getting a handle on your mess, even if you don't have a big walk-in closet.
29. A Novogratz platform bed with a simple, elegant wrought-iron-style head and footboard, and two height options, because sometimes you need that sweet, sweet under-bed storage space, and sometimes you don't.
30. A writing desk with a trestle base, built-in multi-level hutch, and a wide surface space, for folks who work best when everything they need throughout the day is piled right next to them.
31. And a wall-mounted open storage towel rack with room for both bath and hand towels, so you can finally stop messing around with unstable over-the-door hooks. After all, this is your place — time to get comfortable.
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