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    Edison Bulb String Lights, Plus 14 Other Things That'll Add A Touch Of Charm To Your Space Without Requiring Much Effort

    Choosing the right decor, furniture, and accents for your home can be fun, but also overwhelming. Here are some popular options that live up to the hype to get you started.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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 hidden bookshelf to turn your prized book collection into a bookworm's dream display so you can admire them daily.

    Ten hidden bookshelves holding books
    Showing how the shelves are hidden inside a partially open book

    It works by holding the cover of the bottom book, and comes with all necessary hardware (including drywall anchors) — making installation a breeze!

    Promising review: "These are my favorite decorating item ever. Purchased four years ago in medical school. And have held up over many moves." —Susan Giampalmo

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

    2. An impressively detailed, dual color moon-shaped light for when you wanna add a cozy lunar glow that'll make your space feel a lil' more soothing.

    Reviewer holds moon light in hand showing other color / brightness level
    The moon light on its hand-shaped perch

    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).

    3. And 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
    Amazon

    It's lightweight (under four ounces), making it quick and easy to hang using nails, pins, hooks or Command hooks (hardware not included).

    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.

    4. A stylish UV fade- and weather-resistant outdoor rug you can use to dress up any room or patio!

    This lightweight rug is low maintenance and easy to clean according to reviewers. To clean it, simply blot stains, hose clean, sweep, and use a leaf blower. 

    Promising review: "A beautiful rug that polishes our cozy outdoor space. Great quality and very easy to clean — this is important especially with two big dogs." —Meghan

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in six sizes and six colors).

    5. Some solar-powered hummingbird wind chimes reviewers say are beautiful during the day and STUNNING at night. They slowly change colors and can be hung both inside and outside to add a soothing vibe to your space.

    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 $17.33.

    6. An elegantly arched floor lamp with a hanging drum that’ll ~elevate~ any room you put it in. You can adjust the arc however you like, connect it to Alexa and Google Home for hands-free use, *and* keep the small, but strong marble bass conveniently out the way.

    Promising review: “Beautiful arched lamp. This is just the style I was looking for. The base is really solid, supporting the lamp. It has an adjustable retracting pole so you can fit it to your space, and the shade also adjusts, which makes it hang properly no matter what length you expand the pole to.” —Omeima A.

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99 (available in three colors)

    7. A set of cute carriage-style magnets to add some charm to your plain ol' garage door.

    The black magnets on white garage doors
    A close-up of the magnets on a reviewer's garage door

    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 $12+ (available in two styles).

    8. A sleek, two-drawer mid-century-inspired accent or end table that’ll make any room look like it's straight out of a magazine! It even comes in a variety of colors to ensure that it fits with the rest of your home's aesthetic.

    Promising review: “It’s an incredibly solid and sturdy end table and I’m obsessed with it. I want ten of them. I wish everything came this nice and put together. I can’t recommend this end table enough. So worth the money.” —Branae E.

    Get it from Amazon for $112.61 (available in four colors)

    9. A velvet accent chair with a petal-back design, gold metal legs, and a padded seat that'll make you feel like you're sitting in a comfy lil' flower!

    Promising review: “This chair is the cutest and is really comfortable too. Dusty pink color is exactly like in picture and fabric is super soft. Easy assembly — took probably 10 minutes. It shipped really fast too!” —Lori L.F.

    Get it from Amazon for $175.89 (available in 10 colors and two fabrics).

    10. A durable suede pouf — it arrives unstuffed so you can fill it to your preferred firmness with towels, blankets, or clothes that you don't use all the time. This stylish piece is perfect for when you need a foot rest, extra seating, or somewhere visually appealing to hide your clutter.

    Promising review: “I live in a one bedroom apartment and there isn’t a lot of storage. I have wanted a pouf but I couldn’t justify the expense. I went on Amazon and I found these beauties. They look great and can store a lot of pillows, bedspreads, blankets, etc. I do mean a lot. They are soft but firm to sit on. I also use them to stand on to reach objects on the top of my bookcase. I highly recommend them!” —Julie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.96+ (available in seven colors)

    11. Connectable Edison bulb string lights that'll make the people next door wonder if a cute little cocktail bar has moved into the neighborhood.

    a reviewer photo of a backyard with strings of lights handing above a set of benches
    a reviewer photo of an outdoor gazebo with string lights along the edges

    Promising review: "I have ordered four boxes of these light sets now. I love love love these lights. When they arrived, I plugged them in while in the package to make sure they all worked. Then I unscrewed all the bulbs to make it easy to hang. I hung them up all around my balcony using a staple gun. When I finished I screwed the light bulbs all in :) I would highly recommend these lights. They are PINTEREST perfect!" —Cora

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in three sizes, three colors, a pack of two, and two multicolor packs).

    12. A prismatic window film – it's easy to stick on any glass surface for an extra layer of privacy *and* some gorgeous rainbow reflections that'll make your space feel a little more magical.

    Gif of light shining through the film causing rainbow patterns
    reviewer photo of a dog surrounded by rainbow reflections
    The window film

    The window film is static cling so you can easily install it without dealing with any sticky, harmful, and chemical glues. Plus, it's easy to remove and reuse multiple times if you're a renter!

    Check out former BuzzFeed editor Bek O'Connell's full write-up on this rainbow window film.

    Promising review: "Buy it just for the prisms! I can't tell you how surprised and delighted we were at the rainbow effect this film has. I bought it to make a window overlooking the street more private, and I thought I would appreciate seeing the rainbow colors on the window itself. But then when the light was shining on it at the right angle, it cast these beautiful rainbow colors on the wall. So I bought a second roll to put on one of our master bedroom windows that overlooks our neighbor's patio so I don't have to draw the curtains. In the morning now, the light comes in at just the right angle to pass through the rainbow prism and cast beautiful rainbow colors on the wall.... and the bed... and the cat." —J. B.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in nine sizes).

    13. A cute tissue box cover you'll wanna keep stocked at all times because of how fun it is to pull tissues out of the chimney.

    The tissue box covers sitting on a stack of books
    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    Here's why BuzzFeed editor Elizabeth Lilly loves these:

    "I, an adult woman, cannot remember the last time I bought a box of tissues for my home (though I have several purse packs?!). It may have been when I most recently had a sinus infection, which I guess was two-plus years ago. But now that I’m playing house as a grown-ass person in an apartment to myself, I’m trying to be *responsible*. So obviously buying this whimsical tissue box cover we’ve featured in a million BuzzFeed shopping posts is peak adulting.

    Perhaps the reason I’ve been so bad at keeping around a box of tissues is because tissues just look...kind of ugly out in the open. But not with this lil’ cover! Now it’s a ~design element~ that I’ll hopefully remember to keep full. For now, it’s filled with a square box of tissues I unearthed from my old apartment’s closet while packing; it's presently neatly housed inside the tissue box cover, providing the 'smoke' for the tiny chimney. The only downside to committing to this box is that I'll have to buy square-shaped tissue boxes only now. But I can live with that. And with my not-snotty nose."

    Get it from Amazon for $8+ (available in two colors and a set of one or two).

    14. 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.

    Simply peel off the sticker and and use the strong adhesive backing to securely stick it to smooth wooden, ceramic, plastic, flat metal surfaces.

    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.

    15. And finally, some interlocking teak tiles — they'll trick your feet into thinking you've permanently moved into a spa resort.

    Backyard patio covered with the tiles
    Reviewer's shower in with the tiles on the bottom

    No glue or tools needed! Simply snap the interlocking tiles together, even over slightly uneven surfaces, and you'll be good to go!

    Promising review: "Living in Hawaii you have to select wise items that are weather-, salt-, and red dirt-proof, etc... In total, I ordered 11 boxes to complete my yoga deck. I have a few leftover to make steps on the back. Very pleased and happy. May order more for an outdoor shower project!" —Adazzle

    Get 10 sq. ft from Amazon for $77.99.

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