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    Updated on Aug 25, 2019. Posted on Aug 17, 2019

    28 Little Things You Can Add To Your Apartment To Make It Feel Like Home

    Get ready to never want to leave your apartment again.

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    1. An LED twinkle light curtain to give a cozy, illuminating warmth to any room in your place.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Plug it into an outlet, and the 300 warm LEDs will make your wall or window glow. Oh, and they have eight different mode settings for a nice, cozy twinkle. They're even waterproof so you can use them outside!

    Promising review: "Perfect for my small apartment! These lights added such a cozy touch to my dining room!" —Brandon Youngman

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    2. A set of four potted artificial succulents that even you can't kill! They'll add a touch of greenery to any area, even if it's lacking sunlight.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "It’s a perfect decor piece in our new apartment. It arrived after two days and in perfect condition. It doesn’t need watering or any maintenance, perfect for a busy person like me. You can place it anywhere you like since it doesn’t need sunlight and it's not temperature sensitive. Also, it makes our space fresh and homey. Would definitely order again." —RJA5130

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    3. A fluffy white comforter, because no matter what bedroom aesthetic you're going for, this will make it feel clean and sophisticated.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Plus it's hypoallergenic and washing machine- and dryer-safe!

    Promising review: "It's so fluffy! As soon as I got it I threw it in the dryer with some dryer sheets and when it came out it was fluffier than before. I threw it on my bed and my dog immediately jumped up on it and hasn't left since. He enjoys it and so do I." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes twin XL-Cal king and in seven colors).

    4. A hanging shower caddy that looks sleek and modern and will help you keep your grooming products organized.

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    Promising review: "I really like this shower caddy. I have no complaints with it. It fits all of my shower essentials and has held up very well in my shower! I like how you can adjust the baskets if needed. It was exactly what I was looking for. There isn't anything really like this that I have seen anywhere else. The baskets are also very easy to clean. You just remove them and wash down with soap and water. They also have little holes in the basket so that water is not collected, which is a must!" —ERyser

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98+.

    5. An Instant Pot for when you miss your mom's home cooking and you decide to finally give one of her recipes a try.

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    The Instant Pot is a seven-in-one multi-functional cooker (pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, it sautes and browns, can make yogurt, steams, and warms) and likely one of most incredible things you will ever purchase for your home.

    Promising review: "Bought this for my college student daughter who moved off campus into an apartment. Space was limited but she wanted a rice cooker, a Crock-Pot, and a pressure cooker — this fit the bill all in one. She loves it and uses it more than the stove. I am a huge fan as well of pressure cookers, been cooking meals in it for years." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $59+ (available in six models and five colors).

    6. A foldable serving cart you can use as a traditional bar cart, to place decor items on, or even to store beauty products. Plus, it can easily fold away into a closet if you ever need to make more space.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE this cart! It fits perfectly in my apartment and I'm using it as a bar cart. It's very sturdy so it holds everything without me worrying about all of my glasses and liquor falling over. Also, the color is perfect." —Megan Bennington

    Get it from Amazon for $70.73+ (available in two styles and seven colors).

    7. A chic rose gold wall clock, because it's about ~time~ you jazzed up those boring white walls.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Oh gosh I love this clock. It looks much more expensive than the actual price. It was the best I saw out there and I don’t regret getting it." —Temz

    Get it from Amazon for $17.77 (available in six colors).

    8. A decorative window film that'll give you some privacy and let a little rainbow light shine into your apartment.

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    Promising review: "I have a weird skinny window in my house where no normal window covering works. People walking on our community trail can see up into our upstairs bathroom when the light is on and it's dark outside. Not a good plan at all. So I used this window film and cut different sized circles and placed then on this window to interrupt the view into the house. Worked perfectly! Very easy to use." —Marsgard

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98 (available in seven sizes).

    9. A natural soy wax Homesick candle to remind you of a happy memory, like summers at the beach cottage, or take you right back to your beloved home state, no matter how far away you are.

    Amazon

    Promising review (for mini memory candle): "I love the concept of homesick candles, the beach cottage is absolutely what you except a beach house to smell like. I’m definitely going to be purchasing the larger size once I use the mini up." —Deeanna Hausske

    Promising review (for classic home state candle): "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

    Price (for mini memory candle): $15.94+ (mini size has 10-12 hours of burn time and is available in five scents).

    Price (for classic home state candle): $29.95 (classic size has 60-80 hours of burn time and is available in scents for all 50 states).

    10. Or a hand-poured coconut and soy wax blend Otherland candle that smells like sandalwood, amber, and moss and will not only make your apartment smell amazing, but it will also look gorgeous with the rest of your decor.

    Otherland

    I just started burning this candle in my apartment and it's one of the best scents I've ever had! It creates such a relaxing environment and it looks really pretty as well.

    Promising review: "I have the Rattan scent and it smells amazing! I try not to burn it too often because I want to save as much as I can of it, but I love how it fits in with my decor." —Kristen Banda

    Get it from Otherland for $36 (sets of three are available for $89 with 11 scents to choose from).

    11. A unique framed mini art print to add a pop of color and some personality to your desk, table, or shelf.

    Society6

    Get it from Fernanda Schallen at Society6 for $25 (and shop tons of other prints here).

    12. A quirky banana wire grid you can clip postcards and pictures of your besties to.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I love this. My roomie and I got matching ones for our dorm room and I'm so pumped to hang up all of my pictures on it! So cute." —michelle1399

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $32.

    13. A custom floating quote that can give you some daily motivation every time you walk by it.

    Etsy

    Promising review: "I ordered two and they both turned out exactly how it is pictured. He responded to my custom response extremely fast and I had the two frames within a few days of ordering. Highly recommend!" —shaenakennealy

    Get it from BurntBranch on Etsy for $33+ (available in three sizes and three styles).

    14. A velvety fleece throw blanket with a pocket for your feet so you can live your coziest life while you watch a movie or get lost in a book.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "The blanket is very soft and durable. It is very cozy when you are curling up on the couch." —Michelle Hedrick

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    15. A fluffy faux fur rug that'll give a basic corner or chair a quick and glamorous makeover.

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    Promising review: "Love this rug! I received it in less than two days and it came very safely packaged. There wasn’t any damage to the item. The rug is soft and doesn’t shed one bit which is a problem I’ve seen with other rugs so I was very delighted. I bought it for my bedroom but I love the way it looks so much that I might buy another for under my mirror as well. Highly recommend, especially for the price." —Priscilla

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in seven sizes, four shapes, and eight colors).

    16. A vintage wall mirror to add to a gallery wall or any small, lonely area in your apartment that needs a little extra pizazz.

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    Promising review: "I've bought two of these now, they are so pretty and great for wall collages and adding a simple decor piece to a room. It's fairly small, which works for my purposes. Totally a good deal and worth it! The hardware is already on it and it's so easy to hang. No-brainer purchase for sure. Definitely recommend!" —Rachel & Austin Holt

    Get it from Amazon for $14.96+.

    17. A Fire TV Stick so you can spend your weekends alternating between Netflix and Hulu shows and wondering how noon turned into 1 a.m.

    Amazon

    This best-selling streaming media player can fulfill all of your binge-watching needs. You can watch your fave shows and movies from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Prime Video, STARZ, SHOWTIME, or CBS All Access, plus stream for free with Pluto TV, IMDb TV, and more. It also comes with an Alexa Voice Remote which means you can actually speak to it instead of clicking a bunch of buttons! To get started, you just have to plug it into an outlet and into your HDTV, sign into wifi, and then Alexa walks you through how to set up your apps.

    Promising review: "This is an upgrade from my original Fire Stick. The installation was so easy, Amazon is really good with their step by step instructions. It works perfectly. The one thing I like even more than the voice control is the size of the remote." —Kay Robbins

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+.

    18. A Harry Potter doormat that'll add a little extra *magic* to your entryway.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Has brought lots of comments from friends and family. When I answer the door I ask, 'Wizard or Muggle?' If they answer wrong, I shut the door, gets rid of the annoying guests.... has been a hit with everyone who has seen it. If you are a Harry Potter fan, this is a must!" —LittleSarge

    Get it from Amazon for $26.

    19. A waterproof bluetooth speaker so you can jam out to your favorite songs whether you're in the shower, doing the dishes, or just lounging around.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    This speaker comes in tons of cute color options to match your decor, a full charge can play music for up to 24 hours, and the 360 degree design allows for a quality listening experience from every direction.

    Promising review: "The sound quality from this speaker was surprisingly good. I have this speaker next to my bathroom sink because I wanted a speaker I could hear while I am in the shower. For the price, I didn't expect the sound quality to be so good. The speaker is loud enough for me to hear it while I am in my bedroom as well. I like this so much I just ordered a second speaker. The Bluetooth connection works really well too." —Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in nine colors).

    20. A macrame wall hanging to give a boho chic vibe to your bedroom or living room.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I’m not usually one to buy decor, but I was looking for something that would be pleasing to the eyes and not look overly flashy. Luckily I was able to stumble upon this product and thankfully it’s exactly what I was looking for. Quality is great and price is very reasonable. Would definitely recommend!" —Edwardson

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    21. A five-tier corner shelf perfect for holding anything from books to picture frames to toiletries.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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 $22.32+ (available in three, four, or five tiers and 16 colors).

    22. A pack of two velvet throw pillow covers with a pom pom trim that are luxe, stylish, and available in tons of great colors.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These pillow cases are so soft and cozy! The color is true to the picture, a nice deep red, and the material itself is cozy and velvety. The little pompoms are actually very much secured to the pillow, and I've never experienced any of them coming loose, and I am using them daily. The zippers are very well hidden without being difficult to use, too." —Al

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in seven sizes and 20 colors).

    23. A set of colorful mandala drink coasters so you don't have rings left all over your table and counters. Plus, these beautiful designs will really liven up the area.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These amazed me! I opened up the box and saw such amazing vibrant colors. When I picked them up, they had some weight to them which is always nice. They also had little stoppers on the bottom so they wouldn’t slide around. My favorite part is that they were easy to pick up off of the flat surface because some coasters are impossible to pick up and these are not; they are great! I highly recommend! Well made, affordable, and gorgeous!" —Michele Norton

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two designs).

    24. A Himalayan sea salt lamp that'll give your room just the right amount of light and positive energy throughout the night.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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 $19.79+ (available in a rubber wood base or stainless steel base).

    25. Some self-adhesive marble film to create an accent wall in your space, transform a counter top, or DIY almost any piece of furniture that needs an upgrade.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "So Pinteresting! I used this adhesive film to turn two cheap IKEA tables into less cheap looking IKEA tables because I'm not made of money, but I would like others to believe I am. Super simple to use and you get a ton of it for the price. I was really pleased overall. The pattern actually looks like marble, not a weird pixel-y repetitive pattern so that's great as well. Also it was delivered same day which was miraculous as my DIY initiative tends to fade approximately 48 hours after I discover a project I want to do." —Spencer House

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in nine sizes).

    26. An anti-bacterial lavender pillow mist, because it can fight acne while you sleep and the soothing scent may even help you rest.

    Amazon

    This pillow spray is made up of a blend of natural ingredients, such as tea tree water and peppermint water, to fight off acne-causing bacteria and help your skin stay clear. The lavender scent is also used to help you relax and fall asleep easier. It can be sprayed on your sheets and beddings, too.

    Promising review: "This stuff smells amazing and lulls me to sleep easier. I have also noticed my skin feels better in the morning." —K.S.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    27. Some gorgeous agate bookends to hold up your collection of romance novels and add some interest to a plain shelf.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These bookends are perfect for my space! I absolutely love the unique look of each one. They are heavy/can support my books without slipping, and they look good too. One issue I had was that the green dye marked up my white shelf but nothing a Magic Eraser couldn't fix. Overall I'm extremely satisfied with this product!" —Skye

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

    28. And a cute little sloth incense holder that will make you smile and make your place smell lovely.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with all the cute ceramic sloth items Urban makes and this one is so adorable. It holds your incense perfectly and looks cute while doing it, and if you are afraid of it getting messy just buy a small tray to put it on — it is small enough that it’ll fit well. I love this!" —Megan_hatch

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8.

    You staying in all weekend because you're now obsessed with your apartment:

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