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    37 Things To Make You Look Around Your Home And Think “I Like This Place”

    Colored lights, stunning tapestries, easy DIY upgrades, and other things to help you fall back in love with your space

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    1. Some LED cloud lights because ~the sky's the limit~ when it comes to cool decor that can totally transform your space! 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

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

    2. 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 item ever. Purchased four years ago in medical school. And have held up over many moves." —Susan Giampalmo

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98+ (available in four sizes and two colors).

    3. Some truly amazing wood polish and conditioner that'll make your scratched and dinged up wood furniture look brand new, because it turns out we can have nice things.

    Promising review: "OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the '30s that had been in storage forever... It was dry and dirty and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood literally came alive showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel... fantastic smell!" —Tiffany Sadowski

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $11.85.

    ALSO, if your wood issues are a tad more serious, you may want to try their other (also with over 1,000 reviews!) product called Restore-A-Finish since it works harder on scratches and marks that are tougher to remove. The two products are made to be used together. Get that on Amazon for $10.

    4. 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.

    szero4 / Via, Rachael G. / Via

    See BuzzFeed's full write-up on this rainbow window film.

    Promising review: "This window film is just STUNNING! I used it for the bottom half of my windows on my main floor for added privacy, so I don’t always have to keep my curtains closed! I wasn’t expecting all the beautiful colors the film presents throughout the day. It’s like having crystal prisms all over the house and it changes from minute to minute! Applying it is also very easy, I recommend getting the application kit that is recommended by Amazon." —Stacy M. Ambrose

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in seven sizes).

    5. Some faux ivy that'll make a de-VINE addition to any room that needs a little touch of green.,

    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 $14.99.

    6. An absolutely stunning tapestry to ensure that you have a beautiful view no matter where you are.

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

    Promising review: "Beautiful tapestry! Nice stitched edges, good quality print of the design. It was going to go elsewhere in the house but it selfishly ended up by my bed because it’s so pretty." —

    Get it from Amazon for $14.51+ (available in four sizes).

    7. Some gray and black crocodile peel-and-stick wallpaper that'll add some texture to your space and make boring surfaces look more exciting (and expensive) than they actually are.,

    Not feeling animal print? You can also grab a solid black version if that's your taste.

    Promising review: "This wallpaper has all the looks of expensive, sexy wallpaper without the high price. I used it to cover a simple dresser which I also purchased through Amazon (pictured above, left). The wallpaper is strong and has a great texture to it. I would recommend this wallpaper to anyone. This is not a true deep black if you're looking for that. It definitely have a lot of gray tones in it." —Jake Strickland

    Get it from Amazon for $59.19.

    8. A cute little wicker laundry hamper – it fits neatly in the corner so it doesn't take up too much floor space, comes with its own removable cotton canvas laundry bag, and looks so much nicer than plastic laundry baskets cluttering up your home.

    The hamper with a towel inside

    It's got over 1,000 5-star reviews for a reason!

    Promising review: "This is by far one of the most innovative ideas I have seen in a long time. No more plastic dirty clothes hampers, showing off all you haven't washed. This fits just perfect between my dresser and the door to the closet. Holds tons of clothes (they never seem to reach the top) and it is attractive to look at. Great invention! (Must have been a woman who designed this). Well-made and attractive!" —Pamala

    Get it from Wayfair for $24.99 (originally $45.99).

    9. A super detailed, dual color moon-shaped light perfect for adding some lunar glow to your space. Leave on its perch or carry it around with you from room to room — its coziness knows no bounds!, 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 $17.99+ (available in four sizes).

    10. And a moon phase mirror set you'll be ~over the moon~ for.

    Five stick-on wall mirrors in growing crescent moon shapes on either side. Circular mirror in middle.

    Promising review: "This is a great bedroom decoration. They're a great size, cute design, and on trend. This meets all my expectations. It is my favorite product. Cheap price, high quality!" —Madeline Dumm

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in two colors).

    11. Some cool blue paint to change things up and make any room feel brand new. Or if blue isn't your vibe, check out some other color options here!


    Clare is a Black woman-owned small business that focuses on making paint shopping easy and inspiring, offering designer-curated colors, peel-and-stick color swatches, and high quality paint and supplies so your experience is hassle- and mess-free. If the whole concept of repainting stresses you out, Clare is here to help!

    Get it from Clare for $54 per gallon (and $2 per swatch; QuadPay available).

    12. 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 $88+ (available in seven sizes).

    13. A happy little planter that just wants to sit around and spread positive vibes. Same, lil' guy.

    The planter sitting with a succulent in it
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Love this little smiley pot. Brings a smile to your face :)" — Lp77

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16.

    14. 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).

    15. 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.

    16. A set of thick velvet slip covers that simply slip over sofa cushions so you can feel like you have a whole new couch without breaking the bank or having to go down a complicated DIY route.

    Reviewer before/after of their couch with the pink velvet slip added. The after pic shows couches that look brand new and completely different.

    This set even comes with nonslip straps to ensure your new seats ~sit~ perfectly still and stay in place.

    Promising review: "I have never been so excited about a slipcover. Total transformation of our couch and love seat. I was worried about it not working on our leather couch, but it stays on really well due to the straps and the separate cushion covers. LOVE." —Brian/Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $46.49+ (available in 10 colors).

    17. A star projector so you can fall asleep under the night sky without having to leave your home.

    Another reviewer's picture of the star projector but in their bedroom

    Promising review: "I love it! It works great and lights my whole room up with a great red galaxy — worth the money I have to buy four more for my daughter's room." —A. Handy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two colors).

    18. A disco ball to turn every day into a party and add some sparkle to the room that needs it most.,

    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 $16.90.

    19. A very cool 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 $7.68.

    20. A beautiful duvet here to make your bedroom feel like a fresh spring day even if it's the dead of winter.

    The duvet on a bed
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I get so many compliments when people see my room. It goes well with the theme I have going on. I would definitely recommend someone to invest in this because it is not only cute, but comfortable on my sensitive skin." — Lynn152020

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49+ (available in two sizes).

    21. Some chalkboard paint that 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 $14.20+ (available in four colors and as an aerosol or in a can).

    22. Some trendy Edison bulbs to replace stale white lights with something a little warmer that'll give your space a charming vintage feel.


    Promising review: "I'm in love. These Edison bulbs are a phenomenal addition to just about any room in the home. I bought these bulbs for my bedside table lamps. They're a perfect addition to my Steampunk industrial themed bedroom. Definitely recommend these Edison bulbs. Side note: my bedside table lamps are touch lamps with three dimming levels. The bulbs work on all three dimming levels." —Zachary

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $14.99.

    23. A handmade, wall-mounted coat rack complete with nine hooks and a generous amount of shelf space to keep your coats, keys, hats, decor, and other objects nice and tidy while adding some rustic charm to your space.

    the Key and Coat Rack mounted on a wall wit a jacket, umbrella, and keys hanging from several hooks
    Distressed Me Not/Etsy

    Distressed Me Not is a family-owned small business based in North Carolina that creates handmade rustic and beachy pieces that'll make your home feel warm and toasty.

    Promising review: "We live in the mountains and have lots of coats, scarves, and hats all over the place. This rack is twice as big as what we had before, with the added attraction of having a shelf on top. I went to a little antique shop and got a few things to put on top, and my husband and I really like the look! The shelf is well-made and of a quality that it is built to last." —Bev Linder

    Get it from Distressed Me Not on Etsy for $29+ (available in 10 sizes and with or without a top shelf).

    24. Some flameless, flickering bulb LED tea lights for anyone who craves the ambience of candles but is far too anxiety-ridden to actually allow open flames in their home.,

    Promising review: "Finally found faux candles that AREN'T orange. I understand flames are orange, but I don't know why every fake candle company makes the entire thing orange. Those never look realistic to me. These are perfect and white with an awesome flicker. I need these for my wedding since my venue doesn't allow real candles outside and I am so excited I bought these." —K.T.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    25. A reversible baby play mat to 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 $139.95+ (available in eight styles and two sizes).

    26. A cool magnetic chess set for the person who likes their decor to double as an activity *or* is just obsessed with The Queen's Gambit.

    Model playing the magnetic chessboard attached to the wall
    WindingHillsDesigns / Etsy

    Winding Hills Designs is a small family business that uses the individual skills of variety of family members to create out of the ordinary gifts. They mill their own wood, design their own art, and assemble all of their products near the foothills of the Rockies.

    Promising review: "I looked through a lot of different sets before deciding on this one. My boyfriend wanted a chess set but doesn't have a lot of table space, and he has a cat so I was afraid she would knock the pieces over or eat them. He loves wall art so this was the perfect solution! This also shipped so fast! I think I received it within two days of ordering. WOW!" —Andrea Sanchez

    Get it from WindingHillsDesigns on Etsy for $69.

    27. Some color-changing, dimmable light bulbs you can control from your phone to add much more atmosphere to your space than regular ol' light bulbs can.

    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 lightbulb! 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 lightbulb and I recommend it to all of my friends." —Kristina Adamik

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    28. Or 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 $16.99+ (available in two sizes).

    29. Some wall decor you'll be a huge ~fan~ of.

    Large beige fan on wall above queen sized bed
    Urban Outfitters

    It folds up for easy storage!

    Promising review: "I’m so glad I purchased this! The quality is great and it sits perfectly above my queen sized bed. It’s a perfect neutral statement piece." —sprks88

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $99.

    30. A stylish grow frame that uses a custom, high-powered LED grow light so you can actually keep real plants alive, even if your apartment is lacking in natural light.

    Bespoke Post

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $150.

    31. A stylish lattice tassel rug to add some patterns and neutral colors to tie the room together.

    Rugs USA

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this rug! It adds texture to a room and is super soft. As other reviews have said it does have more gray in person than in the photos but it's very beautiful and great quality." —Hannah

    Get it from Rugs USA for $60+ (available in two colors and seven sizes).

    32. A pair of metal planters you'll love hangin' around with.

    Two hanging planters with circle metal frames

    Promising review: "These are the perfect addition to your mid-century modern, boho, farmhouse, or whatever style you're rocking indoor jungle! I love the versatility of hanging them alone or connecting two or more together! They fit a standard 6” grower pot inside which allows you to remove the plant for easy watering. I highly recommend these!!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $34.99.

    33. A Samsung TV cleverly designed to avoid being an eyesore when not in use by disguising itself as a beautiful picture frame. The motion sensor can even detect when you're present and change the display to your favorite art whenever you enter the room!

    The television hung up in a dining room, displaying abstract art to blend in with the framed art pieces beside it

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful TV – a little more formal for our living room. We have enjoyed the art reproductions on the screen as well as the superior picture! The colors pop on this screen. The frame gives it a streamlined look. One nice surprise is that the sound is actually perfect! After spending so much on the TV, we did not need a sound bar! Yay!" —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $1,197.99 (available in four sizes).

    34. An easy-to-assemble canopy bed frame that'll turn your bed into your favorite place in the house.

    Pipe canopy bed frame

    Promising review: "I love this bed!!! It came well packaged, with no damage to the box or bed frame. And all the parts are LABELED! The instructions are easy to read. All screw holes drilled and aligned. Seems to be pretty sturdy. I'm very pleased with this purchase." —Karen Rivera

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $177.14+ (available in three sizes and four colors).

    35. 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).

    36. 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).

    37. And finally, some hilarious Schitt's Creek-themed dish towels that'll make you chuckle whenever you see them. The only caveat is, every time you use one to wipe up something gross, you're basically required to say "Ew, David."

    One towel that reads "Fold the Cheese" with cheese graphics, and another towel that reads "I HAVE ASKED YOU THRICE NOW FOR A TOWEL"
    96Palms / Etsy

    Promising review: "These are even better than I imagined! The towels are so soft and the graphics look amazing. These were purchased as a gift, but I’m definitely going to order another batch for myself!" —bunnyheffner

    Mix and match set of two from 96Palms on Etsy for $18 (available in 13 styles).

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