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    37 Ways To Turn Your Home Into Your Favorite Place In The World

    Sometimes the simplest touches can transform your entire space.

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    1. Add an absolutely stunning tapestry to your wall to 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 $14.91+ (available in four sizes).

    2. Learn how to make your bed look as welcoming and aesthetically pleasing as the ones in the stores with this helpful guide about how to style your pillows like an expert!

    A guide from Matouk on how to layout all your pillows on your bed.

    Get the full tutorial from Matouk.

    3. Consider getting yourself an automatic, programmable coffee pot so you can wake up to a fresh pot of life sustaining bean juice and customize it to your exact preferences.


    Promising review: "It might sound silly but I’ve always wanted a coffee maker that can make coffee in the morning before I wake up. This one is the best! It’s super affordable, looks nice, easy as heck to clean, and it makes zero messes (my old one would leak when it was being made and when it was being poured). This is the best coffee maker for a reasonable price." —Shell

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 + (available in three colors and three styles).

    4. Try putting up 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).

    5. Treat yourself to a bath overflow drain cover so you can actually enjoy a relaxing bath even if your tub is on the shallow side. This'll give you a few extra inches of toasty water... all without causing your tub to make that obnoxious gulping sound that is the opposite of relaxing.

    The drain cover overtop of the overflow drain in a full bath

    I frantically bought this thing after realizing that I couldn't fill my tub up very far without the overflow drain deciding that it was totally appropriate to drown out my ambient bath time playlist with its relentless slurping, and I have to say, it has been a game-changer! For anyone worried that it'll cause your tub to overflow, know that it has a hole at the top of the cover that will allow the overflow drain to still do its job if the water accidentally gets higher than the cover.

    Promising review: "I have a high-stress job, and I've started taking baths as a way to unwind. However, it never seemed like I could keep enough water in the tub to really enjoy it. This little thing makes a HUGE difference!! I get at least an extra 3 inches of water and it is great." —Hyacinthe Snyder

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in four colors).

    6. Replace harsh white lights with warm Edison bulbs 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.

    7. Fill your walls with hidden shelves 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).

    8. Splurge on an electric fireplace if you want the cozy log cabin experience without having to deal with the maintenance of a real fire! No complicated hookups or vents required! Just plug it in anywhere, and enjoy the impressive amount of heat, LED flames, glowing logs, and adjustable crackling sounds.


    Getting a little too hot? Turn the heater off and enjoy the flames and crackling on their own!

    Promising review: "So realistic!!! 🔥I absolutely love these logs! I searched through every set on Amazon and online, and finally settled on this set. I am so glad I did! The remote control makes it very easy, and the flames and logs look amazingly real. The crackle of the fire can be turned on or off and can also be adjusted...low/high. It sounds so real, I feel the need to put a fireplace screen up. This is an excellent product. No problems whatsoever. Opened the box and plugged it in. It’s very hard to tell they are not real. It’s soothing, relaxing, and comforting. I recommend this set to anyone! One of the greatest purchases I’ve ever made. Way to go Duraflame!!!" —M Hall

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

    9. Cover your windows with 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 one BuzzFeeder'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 $9.98+ (available in seven sizes).

    10. Hang 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).

    11. Get yourself a fun leafy plant that can add some life and green energy to your place. This Golden Pothos is known for helping clear the air of toxins (like carbon monoxide and paint fumes). Plus, it's one of the easiest plants to grow — even if you tend to forget to water from time to time!

    Model holding the Golden Pothos plant
    Planting With P

    Try growing it in a pot on a bookshelf or ledge, or in a hanging pot so you can fully appreciate its trailing vines, which can grow to about six or 10 feet over time!

    Planting With P is Black woman-owned and Brooklyn-based! They also offer a subscription box if you wanna continue filling your place with gorgeous green things.

    Get it from Planting With P for $23.

    12. Or opt for 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 $16.99.

    13. Learn how to arrange and layer your belongings to make shelves, coffee tables, or sofas look more visually appealing and less cluttered.

    A bookshelf with notes about color grouping, layering objects, and incorporating artwork.

    Get some useful tips and tricks that'll help you learn how to decorate your book shelf from decor coach Heather Freeman of The Decor Fix, how to layout your coffee table from School of Decorating, and how to arrange your pillows from Houzz.

    And here is some stunning bookshelf inspo to help get your creative juices flowing!

    14. Install a rain showerhead to transform your normal ol' shower into the ultimate spa resort experience.


    Promising review: "It was super easy to install and works amazing! I love it so much and the flow of water is perfect and so relaxing. It's a real steal for the price (which had made me skeptical it would work right). It works so great though, super luxurious." —Sarah Katherine

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    15. Cover bare sections of wall with some super cute decals to 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).

    16. Swap out plain ol' light bulbs with some color-changing, dimmable bulbs you can control from your phone to change the atmosphere of your space to fit your mood.

    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.

    17. Turn any wall into an art lover's dream with 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 $42.49+ (available in three colors and two styles).

    18. Make your space feel like a luxury spa with some candles made with all natural essential oils. Choose from incredible scents like lemongrass eucalyptus, water lily pear, oak moss amber, tobacco cedar, cranberry dahlia, grapefruit mango, cashmere jasmine, sea salt sage, lavender thyme, and more to treat your nose as well as your mind, body, and spirit.

    Three of the candles in "peace + tranquility," "balance + harmony," and "serenity + calm"

    Promising review: "I love candles and have purchased just about every brand offered at Amazon and Chesapeake Bay is by far my favorite. I've purchased both small candle bundles and at least a dozen medium sized candles. Every scent is my favorite but right now I'm loving 'love & passion','peace & tranquility' and 'balance & harmony' The candles themselves are beautiful. The wooden topper is a nice touch. The scent of the smaller candles is strong enough for a bedroom and doesn't fade as the candle is burning. Four-piece sets would make a great gift. Haven't had a bad candle, broken candle or a miss yet. Highly recommend" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.91+ (available in five sizes, 15 fragrances, and sets of two and three).

    19. Or try a flameless LED candle set ideal 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 $17.99+ (available in two styles).

    20. Stick a suction cup drink holder right on your bathroom wall so you can unwind with your preferred beverage in the shower after a long day.


    Promising review: "Such a simple idea, how is this just coming into my life now? I didn't think showers could get any better but now I have a brew/wine within reach at all times. Really helps take the edge off after a long day. The thing is way sturdier than you'd expect, I've tugged on it and it's not going anywhere. The slotted design allows you to use stemmed wineglasses too. A truly perfect product. This $13 piece of plastic is working as hard as my therapist and I stan." —Steven

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in six colors).

    21. Install a Tushy bidet attachment that'll make all other bathrooms pale in comparison. You'll feel much cleaner and more refreshed after going #2, plus it cuts down on your TP usage and makes your routine more sustainable.


    BuzzFeed editor Melanie Aman swears by it. In her own words:

    "This is the bidet I use (I have the Classic version but will definitely get the Spa version next if mine ever goes kaput) and I 100% recommend to my friends, family, and to you, dear reader. Installation was pretty simple; from start to poop it took about 15 minutes. The sensation say the least but you definitely get used to it. In fact, I recently moved apartments and it's taken me awhile to hook up the bidet (I'm a procrastinator, OK?!). Oh how I've missed my bidet during this time (and I'm sure my butt feels the same way). But seriously, I cannot stress how life-changing getting a bidet is."

    Get it from Tushy for $119 (available in two colors).

    22. Make nighttime a little more magical by putting a star projector in your room so you can fall asleep under the peaceful 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 $6.88+ (available in two colors).

    23. Add some colorful art to your walls that'll make you smile and, tbh, could also serve as inspo for your other decor choices.

    Watercolor and pencil artwork of dogs in a colorful bedroom
    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 Little Dog's Rhapsody by Rhode Island-based artist, illustrator, and designer 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.

    24. If you've been storing your vinyl in ugly old milk crates for way too long, try displaying them on a floating ledge that's 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)

    25. Upgrade your mirror with some LED stick-on lights to make you feel like a movie star every time you do your skincare routine — which, BTW, will be a lot easier with this lighting upgrade!,

    Promising review: "Best idea ever! I'm living in an old house with only one outlet in the bathroom so I needed a lot of light with just one outlet. This is the perfect solution. You can arrange the bulbs as you wish, you can set the distance between them and the dimming option is awesome! Dimmed for baths and super light for makeup. When it is on max it is really bright. The back of the bulbs are adhesive and they are sticking very well." —Annamarie T.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    26. Add a lunar glow to your space with an impressively detailed, dual color moon-shaped light that'll make your home feel a whole lot cozier., 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 $14.44+ (available in four sizes).

    27. Make your space look like it's straight out of a magazine by adding a stylish area rug that'll really tie the room together.

    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).

    28. Hang some solar-powered hummingbird wind chimes that are 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 $23.99.

    29. Upgrade your bathroom with a luxurious nonslip memory foam bath mat that feels like stepping onto a soft, velvety cloud so the first thing your feet feel when you exit the shower is total comfort. It dries quickly and comes in a variety of gorgeous colors you can match to the rest of your bathroom decor.

    Reviewer stes on the bath mat in green

    Promising review: "This rug exceeded my expectations. I purchased the 17x24 size & loved it so much, I then purchased the larger size. It’s SUPER soft & is so comforting to step/stand on. It’s a durable rug with a wonderful thickness. It does a fabulous job absorbing any water I get on it & dries rather quickly. I’ve never had a rug of such quality. The gray color is beautiful. The bottom is anti-slip. The rug doesn’t move. It’s solid and stays in place. It’s sewn with great quality as well. Not one flaw. I have one for my bath and one at my bathroom sink. Sometimes it’s so soft I don’t want to step off it! :) Great quality at a nice price. Highly recommend!! The rug won’t disappoint." —meshelle

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in eight sizes and 21 colors).

    30. Make any room a lot more fun with some chalkboard paint so 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 $8.31+ (available in four colors and two sizes).

    31. Gift yourself a full body zero gravity massage chair that'll turn your home into the ultimate relaxation station.

    Reviewer relaxes and reclines in the chair

    Feel virtually weightless using the one-button zero gravity setting and customize your massage using the remote control to set your preferred speed, strength, and area of focus! Speaking of your massage — this thing has eight neck and back rollers, 50 airbags placed to the shoulders, arms, hips, calves, and feet, a lower back heater, *and* a foot roller to make sure that you are 10000000% relaxed every time you sit in it.

    Promising review: "This is an amazing massage chair at a wonderful price especially for the advanced features it has. Put together in less than 25 minutes. It comes in two boxes which makes it easy to put in place and the instructions were easy to follow. Love the different features of the chair which are comparable to more expensive models. Get massages from the base of your skull to the soles of your feet and it's fully customizable. I recommend this chair to anyone that’s looking for a solution for a full body massage and just relax station after a long day or a long week." —Tim K.

    Get it from Amazon for $899.99 (available in three colors).

    32. Or try out a massage seat cushion if you don't have the space for a full chair. This thing is still pretty amazing though! It has six vibration nodes and a remote control so you can customize which parts of your back it focuses on. Plus, it has two heat levels you can choose between, ensuring that whichever chair you put it on will be your favorite spot in the whole house.

    reviewer photo of the black massager

    Promising review: "After a long day working this really hits the spot. The multiple vibration settings are fun and I'm still learning which ones feel the best. I like that I can control them independently if I feel the need to. The heat that it provides is just the right amount for me. It's not so hot that it is uncomfortable and not so cool that it isn't effective. Overall I like the build quality of this as the memory foam is very thick and makes the vibrator eggs unnoticeable." —J

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    33. Revolutionize your living room by adding a coffee table with a bunch of hidden storage and a top that lifts up to become a makeshift desk or table! Now you'll have extra space to work, eat, and store everything that's usually scattered around your home.

    the light wood coffee table with the top lifted to show the storage inside

    Promising review: "Great coffee table for the price. Assembly was relatively easy and the only part that requires a second person is the very end when attaching the top of the table to the base. When doing this, I highly recommend using a drill to screw these screws in to save time and effort. The rest of the table can be assembled with screwdrivers. The raising feature is also more useful than I thought. It’s great if you want to eat a meal on the couch or if you are working from home and want your laptop raised up to a better height. Even when raised, the surface is quite sturdy. If you are looking for a great looking coffee table for an awesome price, this is the table for you." —Evan

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

    34. Stick some color-changing, self-adhesive LED light strips to your walls 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).

    35. Keep some delightful smelling shower steamers on hand – they're essentially bath bombs for showers! Just place one in the corner of your shower to release calming fragrances while you unwind after a long day.

    The steamers next to their packaging

    Promising review: "These are the best shower steamers I've ever tried. Usually they aren't strong enough or they melt too quickly to even enjoy. They are also bigger than what you can buy at the store. I'd say they are about a hockey puck size. One lasted my entire shower and still smelled amazing even after i was done. These are the best shower steamers hands-down. I would definitely buy these again." —Krista

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    36. Display a botanical art print if you're the kind of person 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.

    37. And finally, give your space a total makeover with 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 $59 per gallon (and $2 per swatch; QuadPay available).

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