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    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.

    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).

    The tiles, which are long, rectangular, and various shades of gray and deep blue

    2. A midcentury-inspired end table that will give you a thoroughly stylish way to stash all of your stuff.

    The table in blue, with thin natural-tone wood legs, and two narrow drawers with oblong handles

    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.

    The light, which is cylindrical glass with a dark bronze frame, and a base with three narrow bulbs extending from it

    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).

    The headboard in gray, which has button-tufting, and a rounded top with multiple arches

    5. Or an upholstered headboard with a whimsical forest pattern, so all your visitors will know that they have entered Quirk Central Station.

    The headboard, which has a dark blue background and a forest print with deer, foxes, and trees

    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.

    The bar cart, which has a circular gold-toned frame, two mirrored levels, a handle, and four wheels

    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.

    The mirror in black, which has a V-shaped base, and pins in the center which allow the mirror to pivot up or down

    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!

    The sconce, which has a square base mounted to the wall, a long, thin lamp hand which extends from the base, and a small cream cloth shade at the top

    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.

    The shelving unit, which is flat and mounted directly on the wall, with five simple, flat horizontal shelves extending from it

    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.

    The bookcase, which is made from brown wood and has an open back; each shelf, rather than being straight across, are made of interlocking square areas

    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).

    The set, which includes one table and four chairs with open lower backs

    12. An area rug in an abstract, marbled print, for rooms that need a pop of subtle color, but not a distracting pattern.

    The rug in blue, which a white base and abstract "waves" of marbled blue

    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.

    The handle, which is long, thin, and gently arched, smooth but with a braided pattern in the center of the handle

    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.

    The wallpaper, which is cream with a gold-and-blue chevron pattern

    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.

    The chair in orange, which has black splayed wooden legs, no arms, and a button-tufted back

    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.

    The cabinet, which has two legs that go on either side of the toilet, a shelf above the toilet, and a cabinet with two cabinet doors

    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.

    The Roomba, which is round and small, cleans using vacuum suction and small brooms

    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.

    The washer, which is narrow and has a small door on the top that opens to load laundry

    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.

    The pillow, which is large, square, and has a patchwork pattern

    22. A three-piece, iron hanging planter with geometric flourishes, because you finally have your act together enough to be a plant parent.

    A three-tiered holder with triangular planters jutting out from a chevron-patterened design

    23. A mid-century coffee table that gives you all the style of an actual antique with tons of practical storage, too.

    The table, which is long and rectangular, with splayed legs, rounded corners, and two open storage areas in the middle

    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).

    The sideboard in gray, with two levels of shelves and three sets of glass-fronted double doors

    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.

    The Ring motion detector, which is square and is mounted on the wall

    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.

    The trash can, which is made of brushed steel, with a plastic flip lid

    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.

    The curtain panels in blush, which reach the floor and have grommets for hanging

    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.

    Closet organizer made of metal piping with black plastic brackets, with a top and bottom shelf, 3 shelves on the left side, and two curtain rods with hanging space on the right side

    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.

    The bed in teal, with slatted wrought-iron-style bars inside a rounded frame at the head and foot of the bed

    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.

    The desk, which has trestle legs that cross in an X shape on either side, with a flat, wide desktop are, and a small built-in hutch with two levels of shelves

    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.

    The rack, which is mounted to the wall and has a J shape, with rolled towels fitting inside the curve of the J

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