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    27 Products That'll Make Your Home More Inviting — For Guests And For Yourself

    Your home is about to be the new cool place to hang.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. 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 cozy reversible throw blanket that's plush sherpa on one side and soft fleece on the other, guaranteed to make anyone who touches it want to cozy up and take a nap.


    Promising review: "Okay, so once you buy this blanket, you're going to want to buy more... for yourself, friends, family, etc. I'm not kidding. This blanket is that awesome! It's so thick and soft that you are going to want to cuddle under it every chance you get. Washing instructions say to machine-wash separately in cold water and tumble-dry low. I washed mine by itself in the wash and dried it for 30 minutes and it is fine. In fact, there was NO lint in the lint catcher! This blanket is so amazing that my cat has also decided that she needs it to be her new bed." —Kristen B.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in four sizes and 18 colors).

    2. A felt letterboard so you can share your favorite quotes or messages with anyone who comes over.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my felt letter board and letters. It's super easy to assemble and works beautifully with my Instagram aesthetic. I've received so many compliments about it! The light pink is true to color and the letters are sturdy and easy to place. I'm ordering the pastel letters next!" —Mandy Farmer - A Fierce Beauty

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four sizes and 26 colors).

    3. A charming area rug to instantly spruce up any room in the house by adding some nice texture and natural tones.


    Promising review: "This is a gorgeous rug. Both the material and the colors are rich looking. I like the fact that it’s all natural and not synthetic materials. It also seems sturdy enough to endure normal daily wear. I’m quite pleased with my purchase." —LACharm

    Get it from Nordstrom for $79.49 (originally $159; available in two colors).

    4. A storage ottoman perfect for hiding away some of that random junk and providing more seating during gatherings.


    Promising review: "Absolutely wonderful. I purchased two for my dining room to add the look of a built-in seating area. Very satisfied with product and to have extra storage when i need is great!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in four colors).

    5. A four-tier shoe rack you can place in your entry way so snowy or muddy shoes can stay off the floor and out of the way.


    Promising review: "Very happy with this item. Super easy to assemble, sturdy, and fits nicely in my tiny 1920s closets. I was able to double the number of shoes on each shelf by putting them on top of each other, otherwise it holds about three pairs per shelf. Each shelf attaches separately, so you can leave one off of you want more clearance for boots. I think this would also work nicely as a plant stand or just a general shelf for odds and ends." —Cait

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    6. A high pressure showerhead with a five-setting overhead showerhead and a five-setting hand showerhead you can use together or separately for the most luxurious shower you've ever had.


    Promising review: "I only ever want to shower in my own shower and it's because of how much I love my showerhead. I have aches and pains all the time, as well as sinus issues. The power massage setting relieves tension in my shoulders and my back and helps clear the pounding in my head when my sinuses are acting up. Sometimes I will turn on the power massager and aim it straight for my forehead and in a few minutes I start to feel the tension breaking up. But the absolute best feature is the hard mist. There is nothing so satisfying as taking a nice spa-like shower; I shave all of my legs (not just my calves) and do a hair conditioning treatment, and full body sugar scrub and then at the very end turn on both heads to the power mist with cool water. It's like the final mist at a car wash. It gets every little tiny spot of product off and when I turn the water off I feel like a new person. Anyone who has ever showered here comments on what a great shower I have. It really is a little slice of luxury every day for less than $25." —2centsdepartment

    Check out another BuzzFeeder's full review of this showerhead.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    7. And some plush towels that'll make your guests feel like they're staying at a five-star hotel.

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    These are BuzzFeed Reviews' pick for the best midpriced bath towels!

    Promising review: "I LOVE the bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths I ordered!! They are the softest towels I have ever owned and they stay incredibly fluffy even after washing. I will definitely being purchasing more in other colors!" —Megan B.

    Get it from Snowe for $22 (available in five colors).

    8. A leather-upholstered table lamp to add a pop of color to any room, as well as add a little mood lighting for a nice chill evening.


    Promising review: "This lamp is darn snazzy. I recommend it highly. Looks great in a corner on a black desk. The leather base doesn't show through that well in the photo or in the description — it makes the lamp. It has a matte look so it adds warmth. The shade is great — it's a little more cream than white for my item anyway, and they look great together. I'd buy more in a minute if I had any room for them. Two would make great end table lamps. Just the best." —QuintessentiallyYours

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 18 colors).

    9. A minimalist hanging photo display so you can show off your favorite people and moments.

    Olivehouse1 / Etsy

    Get it from Olivehouse1 on Etsy for $9.40+ (available in four lengths and with 6–12 clothespins).

    10. And a Kodak photo printer that'll help you turn all those digital pics into quality prints you can hang all over the house.

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    Promising review: "This little printer is awesome! I was very impressed with the quality of the pictures! They were every bit as good or better than ones I've had done professionally. I'll be taking it with me when I travel since it has its own Wi-Fi and it charges my iPhone 6s! Great product. Highly recommend." —T. Kierce

    Read our full review of this photo printer (#1).

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99 and refill packs from Amazon for $19.99+.

    11. A gorgeous diffuser to fill your place with soothing scents that'll greet everyone as soon as they walk in.

    Plus, this diffuser is super quiet so it won't disturb you, it has auto shut-off in case you forget about it, and you can choose from 15 different lighting modes depending on what mood you're in.

    Promising review: "After buying about a half dozen so-so diffusers over the last year or so, I finally found THE one. This holds 400 ml and runs super quietly for six hours. It's just two pieces and super easy to keep clean. Auto shut off. Very pleasant glow from the light ring. And the volume of mist that's produced is the best and the fragrance from my essential oils smells great, with only two or three drops. I can see why it's a best seller on Amazon. Best diffuser I've found, and it's actually less expensive than a few of the ones I've bought earlier. (One's with lackluster performance.) Very happy with this one, and I will probably buy another one for a room on the other side of my house. And probably another one for a wedding gift. Bookmarked for ease of finding." —Barbara Rose

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

    12. Or a natural soy wax candle that can take you right back to your beloved home state, or somewhere else dear to your heart, no matter how far away you are.


    Promising review: "This candle smells beautiful! It smells like springtime in Missouri. Just like the flowering trees that we had in my backyard when I was growing up. My father just passed away and this is just what I needed to remind me of home now that I live thousands of miles away." —La Lola

    Get it from Amazon for $29.49 (classic size has 60-80 hours of burn time and is available in scents for all 50 states).

    13. A canopy net so you can transform any bed into one fit for royalty. It'll make the whole bedroom look elegant and fancy.

    Includes four hanging hooks and four anchors.

    Promising review: "Excellent product! My two daughters also ordered the canopy and are very happy! A little bit small for a king-size bed, but it still looks great. See the king-size bed and canopy together pictured." —Olya

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98 (available in white or black).

    14. A statement houseplant to add some lovely greenery to any corner of the house.

    Home Depot

    Promising review: "I've had these palms for several months now and love them. They are very easy to care for and are thriving even in fairly low light indoors. A great, low maintenance house plant!" —panda74

    Get it from Home Depot for $31.09.

    And check out more great places to buy plants online.

    15. An over-the-sink dish drainer perfect for kitchens that are lacking counter space. This will free up some room when you're trying to prepare a big meal.


    Promising review: "Perfect for our apartment! Would also fit any size sink because of the two extendable sides. It's awesome that you can also put it on a flat surface (with a mat underneath) and use it that way. Holds a TON of weight easily! Collapses in two seconds, which is exactly what we needed so we don't have a strainer chilling on our small counter space constantly or taking up half the cabinet under the sink." —Courtney & Chuck

    Get it from Amazon for $13.03.

    16. A complimentary doormat that'll no doubt put a smile on your face (and your guests') every time you walk through the door.

    Promising review: "Super cute and so happy I found this! Makes all of my visitors and myself feel good every time we go to my front door." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $26.32 (available in three designs).

    17. A set of two soap dispensers to give your bathroom a modern chic touch.


    Promising review: "These soap dispensers are exactly what I was looking for. I bought the clear base with brushed nickel top. The clear part is a thick plastic but seems very durable. I like how modern they look and I can easily see when I need to refill them. The top just pops off, it doesn’t screw on. As long as you don’t pick it up by the pump I don’t see it being an issue. Very happy with my purchase and I’ll be buying more soon for my shampoo and conditioner!" —cortney gallicchio

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 13 colors).

    18. A unique framed mini art print that'll add some personality to your desk, table, or shelf.


    Get it from Sarah Eisenlohr at Society6 for $18.74 (originally $24.99)

    And if this one doesn't quite fit your aesthetic, shop tons of other framed mini prints.

    19. A stylish bar cart with an Oak finish and black metal frame, because no gathering is complete without some wine or homemade cocktails. You can roll it around your place easily and it has two spacious shelves for all of your mixing needs.,

    And make sure you have the appropriate glasses on hand!

    Promising review: "I love this cart — it was inexpensive, easy to assemble, and is as sturdy as it looks. I ended up buying a cheap wineglass rack and attaching it — now it's fully functional for less than other similar carts!" —KS

    Get it from Amazon for $71.31 (available in two finishes).

    20. A mesh wall-mounted mail sorter with key hooks and a mini cork board so you won't misplace your keys or those incoming holiday cards. Plus, it will seriously minimize the amount of clutter on the dining table.


    Promising review: "Makes being organized easy. All my mail goes here until it's sorted. I mounted it with pushpins and it stayed up! The seller does provide nails to hang it up more securely if necessary." —Daniba Dan-Princewill

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

    21. A hanging crocheted plant holder for adding a bit of a bohemian touch to your living space.


    Promising review: "Really cute, sturdy. As described. I actually fit a pot quite a bit bigger then the one in the picture and still looks great. I like that it's not tied at the top, it gave me more freedom to hang it." —robyn yvette

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. A pack of Bed Bands to stop your sheets from popping off and getting all scrunched up at the foot of your bed. Not only will the bed look nicer, but it will be a lot more comfy as well.


    Promising review: "We finally treated ourselves to a nice hybrid mattress and love it...but even our deep-pocket sheets were slipping off the huge thing. Read a bunch of reviews and got these bed bands. THEY. ARE. AWESOME. So easy to use and keep my sheets tight and wrinkle-free — even on our huge new mattress. LOVE them. After a few months, my husband treated me to a home-cleaning service deep-clean. Didn’t warn the team about the bands and how to remove them, so one was broken after they left. I sent a note to the seller on the off-chance they’d replace the band...and they replied the same day (right around the holidays, no less) and my new band was in my mailbox the day after Christmas. Apparently the bands are guaranteed for life!" —StillerMatthews

    Get a pack of four bands from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors and two sizes).

    23. A five-tier corner shelf perfect for holding books and picture frames in your living room or for storing toiletries in your bathroom. Basically, it's just what you need for almost anywhere that could use a little extra storage space.,

    Promising review: "Beautiful shelf for an amazing price. I have mine on carpet and tried to set it up so that it tilts slightly to the corner to avoid it ever falling forward, but I made sure to load the heavier items on bottom and lighter on top. I have NO fear whatsoever that mine will tip over. Seriously one of my favorite purchases in a while! Thank you to this company for making an affordable yet aesthetically pleasing item!" —Liana Sepulveda

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in three, four, or five tiers and 16 colors).

    24. A beanbag chair with a microsuede cover, because who wouldn't love to relax on this thing! You and your guests will probably be fighting over it.


    Promising review: "OMG was I happy? Heck yes!! Is it really that big? Oh yeah!! We flop on it, fall on it. Leap from bed to it. And sleep on it. Two 10-year-olds slept all night together on it and woke up saying how good they slept. It swallows my 5-year-old lol. Love love love it. Definitely worth the money. As soon as I can afford another I will buy again. BTW: I lay a sheet on it to keep it drool-free and also sweat-free as it is soft suede which can cause a bit of overheating in some people. 😍👌" —April Sweet

    Get it from Amazon for $112.60 (available in 15 colors).

    25. A Himalayan sea salt lamp that'll fill your room with a warm glow and some positive energy.,

    Promising review: "I had done my research on salt lamps and this brand is listed as one of the top five on the market. They did not disappoint! I bought three and they are the real deal. Absolutely gorgeous and well crafted! They come with one bulb already installed and two extras! The touch switch is super easy to operate and big, making it easy to feel for as well. You definitely will NOT be disappointed with your Levoit purchase! Also, if you’re sending as a gift, they are VERY well packaged/cushioned and come in beautiful red boxes. Looking forward to the incredible benefits these lamps will have on my family!" —Greg dossey

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    26. A serving tray you can use to stylishly place decor or turn into the ultimate host and use it to serve snacks.,

    Promising review: "The solid black color is very nice. I really like how large the tray is, it holds a lot more than I expected. The handles make it easy to carry. The wood used is strong and durable, it holds up well with drink condensation. Overall, it is very useful. An added bonus, they have a great customer service team, of you need to reach out/ have questions." —IceQx13

    Get it from Amazon for $21.59+ (available in three sizes).

    27. And a 16-color toilet nightlight so you and your overnight guests can pee in peace in the middle of the night without stubbing a toe or waking up the entire house with the lights.


    Promising review: "I freaking love this light. The motion detector is super sensitive and as soon as i walk into my bathroom it lights up. I hate turning on the light in the middle of the night and I'm also scared of the dark so this is perfect. Also the colors are awesome!!!" —Ashley Young

    Get it from Amazon for $10.93.

    You five minutes after walking out the door:


    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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