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    40 Things For Anyone Who Wants Their Home To Look Nice, But Needs Some Help In The Decorating Department

    Let's spruce up your space.

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    1. A gallery wall kit that includes seven frames, a hanging template, hardware, and a set of black and white prints you can use to fill the space between other art pieces and family photos.

    A set of seven differently sized photo frames arranged on a wall

    Promising review: "This is awesome! Why isn't everyone including the outline with exactly where to put the nails? It turned out so cute, and my husband loved how easy it was to hang! Just make sure to check you're using the right size nail prior to putting holes in your wall!" —Megan Lingerfelt

    Get it from Amazon for $48.50+ (available in three colors and two styles).

    2. Some Dalmatian dot removable wallpaper to dress up any walls that are just so ~doggone~ plain otherwise. One reviewer even used it as contact paper to cover their bedside table!

    The wallpaper in a home office
    SweetPeaWallDesign / Etsy

    SweetPeaWallDesign is a business based in Charlottesville, Virginia that specializes in vivid and easy-to-apply removable wallpaper.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love the wallpaper. It adds a different dynamic to my new bedroom and it was so easy to apply!" —Anna

    Get it from SweetPeaWallDesign on Etsy for $5+ (available in four sizes and one sample size).

    3. A hidden bookshelf to turn your prized book collection into a bookworm's dream display so you can admire them daily., Amazon

    It works by holding the cover of the bottom book!

    Promising review: "These are my favorite decorating items ever. I purchased them four years ago in medical school and they have held up over many moves." —Susan Giampalmo

    Get it from Amazon for $12+ (available in two sizes, two colors, and sets of three).

    4. A stylish, handmade moon phase garland you'll be over the moon for every time it catches your eye.

    A gold garland strung above a bed with moons in waxing and waning phases strung along it

    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 grey/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. Some custom tea light holders handmade to look *exactly* like your pet! Just send the shop photos of your fave cat or dog, and they'll send you the cutest tribute to the animal that's the ~light~ of your life.

    A dog and cat tea light holder with lit tea lights
    SavaKeramika / Etsy

    You can also use it as a lil' trinket dish if you're not a candle person!

    Promising review: "Such a cute and quality little product. I liked the idea that it was custom made to your pet and my mum (and cat) love it! Also the seller was so friendly and seemed like they really cared about me and the product they were making." —Jasmine Goudge

    Get it from SavaKeramika on Etsy for $29.

    6. An absolutely stunning tapestry that'll ensure that you have a beautiful, relaxing view to gaze at no matter where you are.

    The vividly colored tapestry, featuring trees, mountains, birds, and more, hanging above a bed

    Promising review: "Beautiful. Just as described. The fabric is really light and thin, which made hanging super easy. That said, the image quality is SO good for the price. It seriously looks like textured, thick fabric. Also love the color combo. Very relaxing for my meditation corner." —Mallory R.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.09+ (available in four sizes).

    7. A disco ball to turn every day into a party and add some much needed sparkle to your space.,

    Promising review: "I love this disco ball! It's perfect for what I wanted. I put this in a sunny window and now every afternoon it looks and feels like magic in my living room. I'm ordering another for my patio." —Norma Jean

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    8. Some faux ivy that'll make a de-VINE addition to any room that needs a little touch of green — without the maintenance of real plants!,

    Promising review: "These vines are perfect for adding a pop of greenery to any room. They drape nicely over curtain rods and are easy to hang. I like that they come bound with a little bread tie so they are not tangled. They arrive in a ziplock plastic bag, which you could also use for storage. They do smell bad right out of the bag — a typical plasticky fake garland smell — but honestly, the smell faded within hours, and it’s totally worth it because they are high quality. The plastic part is thin and not bulky like some fake vines and garlands I’ve purchased, and the leaves feel silky — that’s why these drape easily and delicately, and they don’t look cheap. All in all, this was a great purchase, and I’m planning to buy more!" —T. Nicole Cirone

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    9. A set of cute carriage-style magnets you can easily attach to your garage door to give it an extra dose of charm you'll love looking at every time you pull in the driveway.


    They won't rust out at all because they're made of a super durable UV- and weather-resistant plastic.

    Promising review: "If you're looking for instant curb appeal with little effort, you need to get these. These haven't moved in large rain storms or excessive wind and hopefully won't rust out like the more expensive drilled sets my neighbors have since there are no exposed screws or hardware." —SG

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in six styles).

    10. Some stencils that'll transform your plain ol' furniture into something much more aesthetically pleasing.

    A wood coffee table with the stenciled white paisley pattern on top

    If you have any questions, check out this video tutorial on wall stenciling!

    Promising review: "I stenciled an unpainted dresser for my daughter's room and this stencil worked GREAT. If I were to do it again, I would order two stencils, as the repetitive stenciling began to clog up the stencil and the pattern became smaller and smaller as I worked — even though I tried to wash off the paint part way through the project. I used chalk paint, which is a bit heavier than your typical acrylic and I did the entire front of the dresser, not just a border." —Little Kob

    Get it from Amazon for $7.87+ (available in three styles).

    11. Some pom-pom pillow covers that can freshen up your entire living room without investing a bunch of time and money into redecorating.

    The green pillow covers with pom poms

    Just keep in mind these are pillow *covers*, so you'll need to select a size to fit your current pillows, OR buy pillow inserts starting at $6.99. If you like your pillows fuller, make sure you size down the pillow covers by 2 inches so you can achieve that firm, fluffy look.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these pillow covers! They feel very high quality at a very affordable price. I have four children, and I was afraid of the light color getting dirty, but they are very easy to wipe down and keep clean. They are SUPER soft and comfy. I am very happy with my purchase." —Jenny Hauser

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in seven sizes and 23 colors).

    12. Solar-powered hummingbird wind chimes – they're beautiful during the day and STUNNING at night. They slowly change colors and can be hung both inside and outside to add a calming vibe to your space.

    The hummingbird wind chimes against a dark night sky

    Promising review: "I love this product I have it hanging on my porch and it is so beautiful during the day and even more beautiful at night when it lights up." —magpie

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    13. Some color-changing, dimmable light bulbs you can control from your phone to change the atmosphere of your space whenever you want!

    Plus, these bulbs come with a lot of super cool features! You can set specific times for the bulbs to turn on and off, use their "sunrise" and "sunset" modes to ease you in and out of the day, sync with your music so the lights change based on the rhythms and dynamics of your favorite songs, AND you can use your camera and photos to select the specific color you want your bulb to match.

    Promising review: "I love this light bulb! The app you download for it is very user friendly, and I adapted to it very quickly. You can adjust brightness and the color all from your phone. One of my favorite features is 'scene.' It has a variety of options like 'romantic,' 'reading,' and the coolest in my opinion: 'sunrise/sunset.' Over the span of 15 minutes, it mimics the colors of a sunrise/sunset. It goes from red, to orange, to purple, etc. It’s a very cool light bulb and I recommend it to all of my friends." —Kristina Adamik

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    14. A stylish area rug that'll make your living room look like it's straight out of a magazine.

    White textured rug with tassels on edges and black plus sign pattern throughout
    Boutique Rugs

    Promising review: "This is softer than I anticipated and I'm really enjoying the tassels. It's good quality." —Michael J.

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

    15. Some mini frog figurines that look quite ~ribbiting~ when hung from edges, ledges, and even plant potters!

    GoGoGreen88 / Etsy

    These increasingly rare figurines are all handmade by artisans in Shiwan, Guangdong, China — an area that is renowned for their craftsmanship in figurines despite the practice becoming a lost art as more and more artisans retire. These particular ones were made by some of the last original craftsmen in Shiwan in 2004. And if frogs aren't your thing, check out all the other figurine's this shop has available here!

    Promising review: "These frogs are BEAUTIFUL! The perfect size and so cute! They are packaged very well and arrived in great condition." —Queentut910

    Get it from GoGoGreen88 on Etsy for $4.25+ (available in two sizes).

    16. A flameless LED candle set for anyone who craves the ambience of candles but is far too anxiety-ridden to actually allow open flames in their home.

    The candle set in a decorative tray

    Promising review: "I placed one of these candles in a bronze lantern with rocks at the base and it looks really cool. I placed the candles in separate rooms throughout the house (bedroom, living room, and kitchen table), and set them to light up at 10 p.m. and then go out at midnight. They serve as kind of a warning that two hours remain before bed and then when they go out, it's lights out and bedtime. It's a nice, relaxing way to be reminded that the end of the day is coming. They look authentic and wife and daughter love them as well." —Mike

    Get it from Amazon for $16.39+ (available in three styles).

    17. Some LED cloud lights because ~the sky's the limit~ when it comes to lighting options that can totally transform your home. Each cloud has eight different light settings (fade, flash, dim, etc.), is battery operated so there are no ugly cords to try and hide, and even includes a convenient timer.

    the clouds hanging in different shades of blue
    DreamVibeCreations / Etsy

    Promising review: "This thing is super cool!! I can’t wait to hang it up over my bed! 10/10 would recommend!" —Rachelle hood

    Get it from DreamVibeCreations on Etsy for $50+ (available in two color options).

    18. An impressively detailed, dual color moon-shaped light to add a cozy lunar glow that'll make your space feel a lil' more soothing., Amazon

    Promising review: "I originally bought the 7-inch moon for my husband as a gift of 'I love you to the moon and back' for our anniversary... Well, I loved his moon so much that I kept stealing it from our bedroom and taking it to the living room. So I bought myself the 5.9-inch moon to compare sizes and have one to call my own. As it turns out, the slightly smaller 5.9-inch one is just as amazing as the seven-inch. These moons charge up fast with a cord (with a cool 'blue moon' color when charging) and then once charged, they are completely free from cords or any connection dependence. They light up with a very detailed real moon surface design in white or yellow, and it will totally mesmerize you. You can literally 'hold the whole moon in your hand' and use it as a cordless and battery-free lamp, a nightlight, a lantern or quasi-candle in the dark. The wood stand is sleek and super easy to assemble, and is a perfect accent to any room décor. These moons are the best gift for friends, family, co-workers, kids, pets and spouses. My #1 purchase pick for 2020!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four sizes).

    19. Some super cute decals that'll make you feel like you're living in a beautiful butterfly sanctuary.

    The butterfly decals in purple arranged on a wall

    Promising review: "I love these butterflies! The sticker is easy to put on and remove. And as for the butterflies, they have a nice vibrant color and you can move the wings to any position! I have had them on my wall for three months now and none of them have fallen off! Just might buy more for the rest of my room." —Gwendolyn Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in seven colors).

    20. A floating ledge perfect for making your space feel like a cool little record shop where everything's free!

    Two ledges displaying a variety of records above a record player
    prathermade / Etsy

    Divider Records (formerly prathermade) is a couple-owned business based in Sugarcreek, Ohio. Owners Brit and Jason Prather specialize in hand-built vinyl record storage and offer a lot of super cool options for record enthusiasts!

    Promising review: "I wish there were more than five stars to give out! Quality wood; flawless finish. Arrived well-protected with lots of bubble wrap, and included drywall screws to easily hang. I requested shelves a few days earlier than their normal ship time to arrive in time for a birthday celebration, and they came through for me. Very much appreciated!" —Emily Arnold

    Get it from Divider Records on Etsy for $57+ (available in five materials and six finishes)

    21. A wacky mirror that'll put every other mirror you've owned to shame. "Who's the coolest mirror of them all?" I think you know.

    mirror with light wood with wiggly border
    littleanana / Etsy

    Little Anana is a couple-owned business based in Biarritz, France. Owners Astrid Eudeline and Ivan Grangeret share a love of wooden, handmade objects and make the majority of their products to order so that they can create in a responsible way and avoid environmentally damaging overproduction.

    Get it from Little Anana on Etsy for $74.66.

    22. Some honeycomb-style hexagon shelves that'll give your walls a little more pizzazz! You can hang them individually or combine them to create a geometric pattern that's all your own! They're great for displaying decor, housing your plants, or offering an extra spot to store clutter.

    the shelves holding flowers and a figurine
    303Woods / Etsy

    303Woods is a small business based in Shreveport, Louisiana that focuses on custom-built furniture and home decor.

    Promising review: "We received our shelves last night and I LOVE THEM! They are exactly as described and the perfect size for the wall in our hallway. They are also sent with nails for you to hang them. I cannot say enough great things about Joey. I was a little leery about hanging them because people posted so many different ways of arranging them, but I reached out to Joey and he showed me the simplest way! He was so kind and responsive. Super friendly seller! I would absolutely purchase from him again and recommend his work!" —Kristine Tran

    Get it from 303Woods on Etsy for $105.

    23. Chalkboard paint – it just might make your kitchen feel like a cute little restaurant. Now, you can dress up your walls with funny messages, cute doodles, and more, knowing you can just wipe it clean and start fresh anytime!

    A kitchen wall painted with the chalkboard paint, with the words "The Kitchen's CLOSED on Sunday" written in chalk

    Promising review: "This paint is great. Covers well with one coat and super with two coats. Perfect for any chalkboard project." —MusicGal

    Get one quart from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four colors and three sizes).

    24. Some color-changing, self-adhesive LED light strips that make it easy to change the vibe of the room with your mood. You can switch the color and dim the lights via remote control. Plus, the strips are easy to cut and link together to get the size just right for your space.,,

    Promising review: "These lights are absolutely stunning! There are so many settings on the remote to attend to anyone’s needs! The lights can flicker, dim, become a disco room, and can also stay on one color of you’d like! My favorite thing is you can dim the light or you can make them brighter! 😍 very easy to install and very worth the money!" —Brittney

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes).

    25. And an LED light strip you can put around your mirror so you can feel like a Hollywood star every time you're doing your makeup routine.

    Vanity with a three-section mirror, each with a ring of lights around the outside, illuminating it

    Promising review: "It looks beautiful on my new vanity! The brightness is incredible, and I love the dimmer feature. To line my mirror, I used about half the roll, and I wish it came with another plug/dimmer for the second half! I’ll definitely be ordering them. The light is strong, and shows you ALL imperfections (which I guess is the point, but wow, surprise!!) I am now hooked, and I'm telling my husband all the things in our home that HAVE to be lined with lights!" —Jenni P.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    26. A sleek wall planter that'll show off all your green friends without using up any precious floor space.


    EcoVibe is a Black-, woman-, and family-owned small business based in Portland, OR that focuses on the environment and sustainable, ethical practices.

    Get it from EcoVibe for $30 (available in six colors; Shop Pay, Google Pay, and Amazon Pay available).

    27. Some peel-and-stick wallpaper you can add to boring walls to make them feel more homey, then simply remove when you are looking for a change!

    The all-white, faux-brick print paper

    Promising review: "I'm very happy with this! The wall I put it on is about 9 ft. wide-by-8 foot high, there is one window, and my baseboards are about 6 inches high — I ordered three rolls but only used two (with waste). Our house is VERY old so the walls are not flat and the corners are not an even 45 degrees, that's why I had more waste than I think I would have in a newer home. I did not have trouble matching the pattern (I recommend matching up the side from top to bottom then smoothing it out from there rather than going from top to bottom). I was able to cut around the windows with ease; repositioning was easy. It's a little awkward at first, but once you get the first piece up it the rest is easy. I did this myself and it took about two and half hours (it took about 40 minutes just to get started because our walls are so wonky, so I imagine a flat plumb wall would be much faster). I used a flat plastic paper-smoothing tool to smooth it out as well as the palms of my hands. I wouldn't hesitate to use this product again." —Common Sense

    Get it from Amazon for $25.61+ (visit the shop page for more colors and designs, including a stone pattern, a brown brick pattern, and a chevron pattern).

    28. Some mirrored decals you can arrange in any pattern you can think of to dress up your walls and make small rooms feel a little bit bigger.

    A reviewer's set of hexagon-shaped mirrors on the wall

    Promising review: "Considering the price, it’s pretty good. It's easy to install and it makes a boring wall more interesting. As others said, it’s not glass. Glass would probably be way more difficult to install for a similar effect though. This works just fine and only involves peeling and sticking." —Me

    Get a set of 12 pieces from Amazon for $13.98.

    29. A botanical art print for anyone who loves plants, but has trouble keeping them alive.

    a framed print of a two plants
    NonilyStudio / Etsy

    NonilyStudio is a Black woman-owned small business run out of California that offers gorgeous minimalist wall prints and other decor ideas.

    Get the digital download from NonilyStudio on Etsy for $4.99.

    30. Some colorful wall art that'll make you smile and, tbh, could also serve as inspo for your other decor choices.

    "All Together Now" by Priscilla Weidlein, a room filled with plants, animals, furniture, and vivid colors
    Priscilla Weidlein / Tiny Showcase

    Tiny Showcase is a small business whose goal is to make collecting art more affordable and accessible. They release limited edition prints from a variety of incredible artists, and donate a portion of the proceeds to a nonprofit organization near and dear to the artists' heart.

    Also, heads up that Tiny Showcase has a quantity policy, meaning you can only buy two of each print, to avoid wholesale transactions and maintain the integrity of an online curated gallery.

    Get All Together Now by Priscilla Weidlein from Tiny Showcase for $36+ (available unframed, matted 11"x14", or framed in maple; PayPal available).

    Check out more available pieces at Tiny Showcase here.

    31. A minimalistic personalized pet portrait to turn your dog and cat into a work of art you'll want to proudly display in your home's prime spot. Customize by choosing from over 150 breeds to find your pet, select your preferred colors, design style, and size, and even add their name!

    Animalist Art

    Animalist Art is a Swedish small business that aims to celebrate your pet and how much better they make your life through beautiful modern art. They also offer free express shipping worldwide!

    Get it from Animalist Art for $67+ (available in over 150 dog or cat breeds, three sizes, two art forms, and six colors).

    32. A very cute magnetic key holder that'll make you smile every time you use it. Plus, it'll help keep your keys from cluttering up your other surfaces.

    Two sets of keys attached to the key holder

    Promising review: "This is one of the most useful purchases I've ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I've had it for at least half a year now it seems. It hasn't lost any magnetism and it holds my car keys, remote start, USB, rewards/gift cards, house and work keys, etc. I'm in love. One of the best purchases I've made." —Makenah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    33. Some stair riser decals so you can ~step~ up your home decor and make your otherwise unexciting stairs much more fun to look at.

    black and white pattern on stairs
    Bleucoin / Etsy

    Get the Amalfi pattern from Bleucoin on Etsy for $9.49+ (available in 12 sizes and two finishes).

    34. A corn-shaped candle that's simply ~ear-resistable~ and will instantly improve any surface.

    The lit corn candle
    The Chronic Iconic / Etsy

    The Chronic Iconic is a Jewish woman-owned business based in London, England. Owner Jessica Cummin, who is neurodivergent and disabled, uses her art to destigmatize chronic illness and offers a variety of cool creations from badges and magnets to candles and mirrors.

    Get it from The Chronic Iconic on Etsy for $9.58 (available in yellow or orange).

    35. Some cute little golden critters to hang out in your house plants and keep you company.

    AnotherStudio / Etsy

    Promising review: "My plant animals arrived on time and they were exactly as described. I was very happy with the packaging and think they make great, unusual little gifts for the plant enthusiast and animal lovers among us. I'm looking forward to visitors spotting them 'hanging about' in my home." —Hazel Coulter

    Get it from AnotherStudio on Etsy for $8.77 (available in 12 animals).

    36. A gorgeous shower curtain that'll make your shower feel like a work of art.

    shower curtain with stars

    Jungalow is a Black-owned business and the brainchild of designer, founder, creative director Justina Blakeney. The brand prioritizes sustainability, using natural, recycled, recyclable, and compostable materials wherever possible. They also have a cool program where they plant at least two trees for every single order!

    Promising review: "I love how this shower curtain gives my small bathroom some strong graphic detail while keeping the vibe soothing and relaxing. It looks stunning next to my collection of tropical plants and the feel of the 100% cotton exterior is beautiful. It was the simplest way to completely transform the space and I love it so much!" —Krystal C.

    Get it from Jungalow for $41.

    37. Some easy-to-install medallions to make your recessed lighting look way more impressive.

    The medallion installed over a recessed light

    Promising review: "Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love how these transformed my outdated lights! I wish installation instructions were included but I was able to drill some holes and attach them with screws." —Barbara Spear

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    38. A reversible baby play mat that'll help anyone who want to be able to easily switch any room from ~baby-mode~ to ~adult-mode~ at any time! What once looked like a stylish rug can be simply flipped over to reveal a visually stimulating design for kids, helping them learn to identify numbers and images. Plus, this mat is waterproof and cushioned so it's a safe place for your little ones to crawl, tumble, and play on.


    It's easy to clean, works great on both hard floors and carpet, and is a breeze to move from room to room whenever you wanna change things up.

    Promising review: "This is by far the best baby purchase we've made. Guests think it's a beautiful carpet and are so surprised when they see the other side. It's so cute and fun for baby! I love how durable this is and how easy it is to clean. We just sweep it and wash it with dish soap and water. It even survived a red wine spill. The guests who marveled at the carpet-like appearance also marveled at how stain-resistant it is. This mat has made tummy and playtime much safer with our hardwood floors. I can't say enough about how great this thing is!" —Ann F.

    Get it from Amazon for $149.95+ (available in eight styles and two sizes).

    39. A pack of adorable fruit coasters for a ~sweet~ way to make your furniture more fun while guarding against stains and rings.

    A glass sitting on one of the fruit coasters, surrounded by others

    Promising review: "Are you kidding me? How could anyone rate these anything less than a 5 stars? Mine arrived fairly quickly. They are colorful and the pattern is exactly as pictured. They are wrapped individually. What a good buy! I plan on using mine in a door wreath because they are perfect for decorations." —JZACKCO

    Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $3.99.

    40. And finally, a set of woven curtains to add a breezy aesthetic to any room!

    The curtains in a living room

    Get it from Anthropologie for $78+ (available in 4 sizes).

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