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    29 Pieces Of Decor That Are Guaranteed Conversation Starters

    Me, you, and this decor need to have a chat.

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    1. A Dewplanter that'll grow a little plant babe in your home without you having to water it at all, ever. This high-tech planter generates water by condensing moisture in the air, so all you have to do is sit back and marvel as your plants grow!

    the dew white planter with wooden accents and a visible moisture vent
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "My girlfriend banned me from buying plants cause of reasons (the reason being I kept forgetting to water them and they died), but I've proven myself by keeping my pothos alive for over six months now. I've watered it a total of zero times, so I'm extremely satisfied with my hard work of buying this planter." —jefferyb

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59.

    2. A four-pack of cute hand towels sure to be the talking point of any bathroom. These friends are like a little hug for your hands.

    a blue and gray hand towel

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $11.99 (each pack comes with two penguin hand towels and two dog hand towels).

    3. A hypnotizing jellyfish lamp everyone in your household will find themselves staring at, and guests are sure to comment on once it is safe to have friends over!,

    My baby cousins have this lamp and it was a major talking point when I last visited them!

    Promising review: "I like to occasionally add decorations to our guest house and this one turned out to be a real conversation starter. The guest comment on how they love just relaxing and watching the jellyfish. There is a multi-color light or you can choose a single color. I like the blue myself. This was a good project for my girls to work on together. They soaked the jellyfish in soapy water (blue Dawn) overnight, then rinsed them off as to not make the water turn blue. Then they filled the plastic tank with distilled water, added the jellyfish, and viola, instant feed-free aquatic life. This comes with everything you need to get you up and running: tank, lid, motor, cord, wall outlet head, and two four-inch jellyfish that are unique from one another. The motor shuts off after four hours. It comes in a gift box if case you are gifting." —Texas Knowhow

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    4. A mermaid tail blanket to help you achieve your dream of living life as a merperson, sprawled out on the couch in bliss.

    a reviewer wearing the purple mermaid tail blanket on a couch with a fork in their hair

    Cue everyone else in your household shaking with envy.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this blanket (so does everyone who's laid eyes on it). Makes for a great conversation piece. Oh and can't beat the free necklace that comes with it and the nice carrying bag! It's a beautiful color and very well made. Washed and dried it on cold/low and had no issues." —Jayleen SpencerTop

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

    5. An ingenious DIY book nook kit I so would love to have in my home. Anyone who catches a glimpse of this little world on your bookshelf is for sure going to ask where it came from, and then you can brag about building it yourself!

    a book nook insert showing an alley with cafes, cobblestone, cats, and plants
    The Diy Craft Art / Via Etsy

    This kit is at a beginner's level and takes approximately six hours to complete. It comes with all the materials you need to build like wood, fabric, paper, resin, and plastic, plus LED lights with a battery box and light sensor. The glue and battery are not included due to airmail restrictions.

    Promising review: "This was incredibly fun to make and looks fantastic. Fabulous detail and ingenious design." —Shantel Shave

    Get it from The Diy Craft Art on Etsy for $131.89.

    6. An adorable mini retro speaker to match all the retro vibes in your house, and play some jams in the cutest way possible.,

    Promising review: "This is a good little speaker. It is good for playing music outside surrounded by a group of friends. Plus it makes a nice little conversation starter." —Jeffro

    Get it from Amazon for $19.89 (available in siz colors).

    7. A custom constellation map guaranteed to start many convos about the special date you've chosen to memorialize by capturing the starry sky of that night! It's a perfect way to celebrate anniversaries, adoption dates, and other special times.

    an example of the custom star map printed in Chicago on April 15th, 2019

    Promising review: "Absolutely beautiful and great quality! My husband loved it for our first Valentine’s Day as husband and wife❤️. When I told my MIL about it, she was so touched that she cried. Couldn’t be happier!" —Layla

    Get it from Finch and Cotter on Etsy for $26+ (available in two sizes, with or without a frame, and with or without a mat).

    8. A super fuzzy and soft area rug I bet you're going to have many talks about with your dog or cat as they claim this piece as their nap spot yet again.

    the fuzzy floor mat in pink on a wooden floor with slippers nearby

    Promising review: "I love this rug. It doesn’t shed. Makes my bedroom look classy and chic. Everyone asks where I got it from. I liked this rug at first sight and feels like it’s great quality for the price." —Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in six sizes and 15 colors).

    9. And a living room area rug that'll bring the room together and act as a vibrant conversation starter!

    the bright pink, purple, orange, mint, and white floral pattern rug in a living room
    Boutique Rugs

    Promising review: "I am so glad I purchased this rug for my dining room. The jewel tones have made me love my cherry wood dining set again. It was feeling dated but this rug modernized it and brought a beautiful richness to the room!" —addysuzanne

    Get it from Boutique Rugs for $34.12+ (available in six sizes).

    10. A set of two cactus storage cubes to add an adorable touch to your kiddo's cacti-themed bedroom.

    the two cacti floral fabric bins tucked into a storage cube in a bedroom

    Promising review: "So cute. My daughter wanted a cactus room and these are perfect for her cubbies!" —laurieanne

    Get them from Wayfair for $37.99.

    11. A ceramic waterfall incense burner so you can enjoy aromatherapy and watch the incense cascade towards you. Cue comments about how soothing it is from everyone in the house!

    a customer review photo of the incense burner next to a cactus

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this! The smell and watching the smoke flow down is so very relaxing! It looks great in so many different locations in my home. It’s very easy to keep clean, just a simple wipe down when I do my weekly cleaning. There are also no ashes all over the place like other incense burners I have used. This is a great gift for anyone you know that likes something unique and it’s a great conversation piece!" —Missy

    Get it from Amazon for $23.94.

    12. A "to be trans is to be infinite" print to fill your home with T4T energy and empowerment.

    a print that reads "to be trans* is to be infinite" with two hands in the background
    Lexnonscripta / Via Etsy

    Lexnonscripta is a queer-run Etsy shop that offers art and objects centered around nature, social justice, astrology, and gender diverse identities and communities. They recently raised $700 for the Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund.

    Promising review: "This print is so beautiful and perfectly describes my feelings!" —Sky Cubacub

    Get it from Lexnonscripta on Etsy for $15.

    13. A mini-humidifier for anyone who wants to add some much-needed moisture to their home, and a squishy cat you may or may not be able to stop squishy every time to pass by.

    three different colored humidifiers with LED lighting and a white squishy cat in the middle of each humidifier

    Promising review: "I really like this product and how it has so many features for such a low price. It's quiet, and the fan it comes with is a super nice touch. It works very well so far. Also, the cat is squishy. That alone would make this deserving of a 5/5 even if the thing was completely broken or didn't work at all TBH." —Nathaniel D.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three colors).

    14. A unique fruit hammock to keep your fruits in reach so you remember to eat them, not to mention it'll show off your excellent home decor finds to all who enter the kitchen.

    the fruit hammock with white rope hanging underneath a kitchen counter with bananas, apples, and oranges inside
    Knapps Knots / Via Etsy

    Get it from Knapps Knots on Etsy for $27.90+ (available in two sizes and nine colors).

    15. A sunset painting that'll remind you of all your favorite sunsets and the people you saw them with.

    a painting of four people watching the sunrise over a hill with an abstract landscape
    Tactile Matter

    Tactile Matter is run by Kenesha Sneed, an award-winning multidisciplinary artist and creative director whose work speaks to empowerment and the Black female experience.

    Get it from Tactile Matter for $45+ (available in four sizes and with or without a frame).

    16. An iridescent privacy film that'll give your windows a rainbow stained glass effect, to the delight of yourself and future guests!

    Amazon / Via, Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "This is so pretty! If you get very close to it you can see out, so knowing who is outside your home is not an issue like I worried it would be. The rainbows this thing puts out while still letting in light are unreal. It even looks cool at night. Installation was easy, the only part I struggled with was cutting a straight line, a razor blade worked best as trimming the edges with my kitchen scissors was impossible. Everyone that has come over compliments it. Conversation piece! My cats even seem to like it." —allensca13

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50+ (available in nine sizes).

    17. A splash-resistant nonbinary pride folding stool for all my nonbinary angels out there who are the main character (if life were a movie), and deservedly so.

    a folding stool with a nonbinary pride cat face printed on the top
    iamjaxxis / Via Society6

    Get it from iamjaxxis on Society6 for $44.10.

    18. A duvet cover and pillowcase set that is sure to make your bed stand out and receive many compliments from those you are staying at home with!

    the pink quilt with strawberries printed on a bed

    This set includes one strawberry duvet set and two pillowcases. I really want to splurge on this set for my partner as they love strawberries, plus the duvet itself and the pinstripe sheets 😍.

    Promising review: "I really enjoy everything about my new bedsheets! The strawberries 🍓 are honestly the best part, and the quality of the fabric is good, I have no complaints. Ever since I have been using the comforter cover in my college dorm room, I have been flooded with compliments on how amazing it looks. It has completed the room; honestly one of the best things I’ve ever ordered off Amazon :D." —Jennifer Alvarado

    Get it from Amazon for $58.99 (available in two sizes and seven colors/patterns).

    19. A 62-inch cat tree out to prove your cats are really the ones running the show here. You and others may try to argue, but this magnicficent beauty (and the amount of cats it can accommodate) speaks for itself!

    two cats on the cat tree in a living room

    Promising review: "My cats love it! It is huge, all five of them fit on it at the same time. It's soft and very durable." —Virginia Santos-Delgado

    Get it from Wayfair for $70.07 (available in four colors).

    20. And a cat butt tissue dispenser guaranteed to cause a lot of laughs, or pure fear and loathing, depending on one's sense of humor!

    a reviewer photo of the cat-shaped tissue holder in a bathroom

    Promising review: "My father hates it. He said it was the most disgusting gift he has ever received. Thank you!" —Booplesnoot

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in two colors).

    21. A wood knife block gorgeous enough to serve as a center talking piece of your kitchen counters if you ask me.

    a knife block with magnetized knives on the side

    Get it from Food52 for $140 (available in two colors and in vertical or leaning design).

    22. An investment-worthy Aerogarden truly adored by gardeners far and wide. Trust me, once you experience the ease of growing fresh herbs indoors, you won't be able to stop talking about this baby!

    the white Aerogarden growing an array of herbs on a countertop

    Promising review: "We have really enjoyed growing our herbs with the AeroGarden bounty basic. Set up took five minutes, and our herbs were sprouting in no ~thyme.~ We have never had a garden of our own, so it has been a big *dill* watching our herbs grow. The size is great for our medium size kitchen. It fits like it was ~mint~ to be! In all seriousness, the AeroGarden has been a treat to have. It’s amazing how easy it was to set up, maintain with the digital reminders, and watch the herbs grow quickly! We already have substantial growth with no additional effort since set up. We can’t wait to start cooking with our homegrown herbs." —JJ

    Get it from Amazon for $222.54+ (available in multiple models and two colors).

    23. And a Child succulent planter ideal for anyone who *does not* have a green thumb. It comes with an equally-adorable faux succulent for everyone to coo over!

    The Child themed planter with space for a small plant in the pram

    Get it from BoxLunch for $19.90.

    24. A colorful accent chair with cutout armrests to function as a comfy place to rest and a work of art for your living room.


    Promising review: "I LOVE THESE CHAIRS!!! They came quickly and were well packaged! It's a great quality chair, very comfortable and big enough for an adult to sit with a small child next to them. Those of you shopping for accent chairs know EXACTLY what I mean!" —Casey

    Get it from AllModern for $500 (available in seven colors).

    25. A teeny-tiny magnetic vase (tiny-teeny plant not included) so you can keep little leafy friends growing on your fridge, and use the magnets to hang up photos and notes!

    eight different tiny vases, some with plants inside of them
    Apollo Box

    Promising review: "Why do I love this magnet? Because it's a tiny mini vase that you can actually put a small flower in. Even a simple weed from the yard can turn this into a stylish addition to the kitchen fridge. When I see a cute tiny flower outside that would be too small for a regular vase I will put it in this little magnet so I can enjoy it a bit longer. Cool mini magnet!" —Christy

    Get it from Apollo Box for $12.42 each (available in eight styles).

    26. A JiJi-themed lamp to spark up conversations about your favorite Studio Ghibli film.

    the cat-shaped lamp with the light hanging from the end of the black cat's tail

    Promising review: "Very cute. It's small and definitely a conversation starter for any desk." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    27. A decorative five-piece moon set made of durable acrylic to add some light and dimension to any room!

    the set of five mirrors

    Promising review: "I got these as a cute decor for my house, which is a bohemian theme, and they were perfect. The stickers pop on the back and then you can put them up. They are very lightweight and are a good size with a 10-inch diameter. Overall I’m super happy with how they look and the good price!" —Mia Johnston

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    28. A colorful toadstool to add some fun and a pop of color to your bedroom.

    the toadstool with a white base and red and white polka dot mushroom head as the seat
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "The cutest little stool ever! Got it for my friend as a gift and it fits perfectly in her dorm :)." —eliazor

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $40.

    29. And a storage cabinet for anyone who needs a clever nook to keep impressive collections of spices, thread, or craft supplies. Cue many oos and ahhs every time you open it!


    Promising review: "Absolutely love this cabinet! Delivery was fast, it was assembled (except for mounting hardware), and this 5'2" woman could easily add hardware and place it on door, the hardest part was removing the hinge pins! I was so pleased with the unit that I ordered another one the next day. For my use, I needed shelves from both units, a total of 12 to store thread, and have more on order for the second cabinet. I may order a third for the spare bedroom, if I like it for gift wrap." —Malik

    Get it from Amazon for $189.99.

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