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    36 Ways To Make Your Bedroom A Sanctuary

    Let's keep your favorite room calm and peaceful, so you can feel that way too.

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    1. Lay down a base layer that makes entering your room like walking on cloud nine. A plush shag rug in a pretty color or light gray should do the trick!

    The shag rug in pink

    Reviewers love this one for being an ~extra-thick~ 3 inches, and feeling super cushiony under the feet!

    Get an 8'x10'-size rug from Amazon for $274.99 (available in 13 shapes/sizes and sizes and six colors).

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this rug. It's gorgeous and though we have a thick rug pad under it, it it is thick and luxurious even without the pad. I vacuumed it for the first time and no fluff no shedding; I was very impressed. Great buy, I am totally thrilled." —Jt

    2. Make your bed a bed-activities-only space. Set up a designated work space and stop working from your bed (I know, it's really tempting, especially if you're working from home for the...foreseeable future, like me). Don't fire up Netflix on your computer; watch TV from your couch instead!

    The header image for 27 Things To Do Before Bed Instead Of Netflix
    Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed

    If you need replacement activities, we've got you covered with 27 Things To Do Before Bed Instead Of Netflix. And check out practical tips to help you sleep better for more info on why you should cool it with the screen time before bed!

    3. Fill your space with decor that makes you happy and feel at home. It doesn't have to follow rules or all be the same aesthetic; this is YOUR space, and make it how you want it.

    Jungalow, Shop Candice Luter / Etsy

    Check out cool online boutiques and Etsy shops for unique pieces to make your room feel like your own, like this ah-mazing macramé mirror and these gorgeous faces.

    Get the face bookend planters from Jungalow for $99 (available in three styles) and the mirror from Shop Candice Luter on Etsy for $325+.

    Both of these small businesses are Black owned, and both are on my list of places I'm shopping for my own home decor! Jungalow also has a collab with Target that is exceptionally cute — I just bought two fab pillows from the collection!

    4. Cover your bed with a mega fluffy all-season duvet insert, because being cozy isn't just for the wintertime. The over 60,000 people who rated this one 5 stars can't be wrong!

    The comforter in white on a bed

    It's made with down alternative for peak fluffiness with no sneezing, and the box-stitch design keeps the filling from moving around or getting clumpy. 

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes twin–oversized king and seven colors).

    Promising review: "This comforter is amazing! I was getting too warm with my down comforter but still wanted something soft, and this was the answer. It's very light, yet still provides enough warmth that I'm only using this with a flat sheet. It fit perfectly in my duvet cover and comes with loops on each corner and midway between the corners." —Joiseygirl

    5. And wrap up your plush insert in an expensive-looking duvet cover that'll make you happy to come home to a neatly made bed every night.


    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in sizes twin–king).

    Promising review: "This duvet cover and pillow cases really brightens up our bedroom! Beautiful, vibrant colors and much more durable than I expected. When I first took it from the package, it felt so soft and delicate. I was certain my two dogs would have it shredded and full of holes in no time. They aren't that bad. They just really like to rearrange things. I've had it on the bed for over a month now. I've washed it three times and it still looks perfect! The dogs know I don't want them on it!! Still, when we are not home, they sleep there. They rearrange it a bit but it is holding up remarkably well. Anyway, I'm very happy with it." —K. L.

    6. Speaking of which, make your bed every day. That's right!! Every day. It'll help you *kick-start* your productivity AND make your bedroom seem like HEAVEN on earth when you get back after a hectic day.

    An image from the Morning Person challenge that says "week 2, day 4: actually make your bed"
    Alice Mongkonglite / Thinkstock / BuzzFeed

    This is part of BuzzFeed's ~Morning Person Challenge~, so if that interests you, check it out!

    In a commencement speech at the University of Texas, US Navy admiral William H. McRaven said if you want to change the world, the first thing you should do is start making your bed. He said: "It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. And by the end of the day that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed."

    7. Psst: Want to make making your bed easier? Try a set of bed bands that will keep your fitted sheets neatly tucked under your mattress, so you'll sleep more comfortably *and* be able to make your bed wayyyy faster in the morning.

    Promising review: "I have a pillow-top and pillow-bottom queen-sized bed that is a little too small for king sheets and with queen sheets I have battled to keep the sheets from popping off. I have tried everything! I was about to try to customize some king sheets because it was so frustrating. Then I saw this product advertised on Facebook in one of those posts about the amazing products that people love. So I figured it was worth a try. It works. I was shocked. My sheets have not popped off once. I ordered this in February and it is May now — and they have not popped off once! They used to pop off EVERY...SINGLE...NIGHT. To say this is life changing is not an exaggeration. Such a relief to be able to sleep through the night without ending up in rumpled sheets." —TinkerbellAPixie

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

    8. And if you're unhappy with your mattress, you're just not going to be happy there. Select a firmness that's comfortable for YOU, like an adaptive foam Tuft & Needle mattress that'll never sag or get uncomfortable. Just pure body-sinking-in comfort. Good luck getting out of bed!

    The mattress staged in a room, showing the box it ships in

    Their mattresses are designed to keep you from sinking in too far and "sleeping hot" — giving just enough support and cushion for a solid night's sleep. Oh, and it ships right to you in a box. You also have 100 days to decide if it's right for you!

    Get it from Amazon for $645+ (available in sizes twin–California king).

    Promising review: "I've had this mattress now for a week. I gotta say at first I was a little bit uneasy about buying a mattress online. I'm a very picky sleeper and I suffer from bad insomnia. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with this mattress and they way it adjusts to my body weight. After so many months of looking and trying out mattress I'm so happy I took a chance and bought this one. Best purchase I've made. It's comfortable and it doesn't get hot during hot summer nights in Florida." —Florangel

    For more option, check out our roundup of the best mattresses you can buy online.

    9. When you're reading (but remember, not working!) in bed, use a table lamp with multiple brightness and color options so you can sleep soundly soon after. As you head towards bed time, opt for warmer light colors rather than cool or blue light!

    The brightness and color modes

    This one also has a wireless charger built into the base for your phone or AirPods.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    Promising review: "I got this desk lamp because I've been struggling to see my class notes in my bedroom lighting. This lamp was a little more than I wanted to pay, but the adjustability, USB port, and wireless charger made it seem like a better option. It looks great, and six brightness levels and color tone options are nice! I normally use bright, even to just give my room more light, but I keep it on the more yellow tones and less brightness for TV watching. I've tried three different wireless phone chargers, and this one is by far the best! I haven't used my cord since I received this lamp, and it fast charges my phone through my case and pop socket. Luckily my desk is next to my bed, but this would be a great bedside lamp for reading and charging your phone while you sleep. Overall, this is one of the best purchases I've made recently , and I've already been telling my friends about it." —Amazon Customer

    10. Enjoy the comfort of a candle burning in your favorite cozy scent to breathe in a little bit of relaxation and know that you're in your ~zone of peace~.

    The autumnland candle collection

    May I recommend Otherland candles? Not only are they *gorgeous* pieces of decor, but they smell ahhh-mazing. If you're looking to cuddle up as the leaves start to fall, Otherland just released their ~Autumnland~ collection, called Homestead and I can vouch personally for how just LOVELY the vibes are.

    Get them from Otherland for $36 each, and shop all of Otherland's candles to find your Signature Scent.

    11. Or if you'd rather not doze off next to an open flame (fair), ~light up~ a set of eight flameless candles that look like the real deal — and have a light vanilla scent for ultimate relaxation.

    The set of eight candles in three different sizes

    They come with a timer setting so you can set them to auto turn on every evening, and auto shut off after you've drifted off for the night.

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $39.99.

    Promising review: "I ADORE these candles. Five years ago I ended up living with several cats. At that point, I stopped burning candles (for everyone's safety). I missed the warm glow of candles. A couple of years ago I came across these lovely, wax, flameless candles WITH timer. I have them scattered throughout my house on random bookshelves, in large houseplants, bathroom counter, kitchen counter, etc. and they all pop on just after dusk (via the timer). They take AA batteries (I buy them on sale at Costco). Around the holidays we put one in each window. It's an effortless way to make your home feel a little bit warmer and cozier every single night!" —Aaron

    12. Set up your four-legged bestie in the lap of luxury; place this extra-deep (and machine-washable!) pet bed near yours so you can both totally chill out.

    A medium sized dog fully inside the high-wall pet bed

    The extra-high walls of this one provide a sense of security and support your furry child's head and joints. The bed is called the "deep-dish cuddler," which is about the most adorable name ever. PS: This is definitely for smaller dogs or cats, so keep that in mind!

    Get it from Amazon for $29.24+ (available in two sizes and 16 styles and colors).

    Promising review: "My 10-lb dachshund LOOOVES this. She normally circles around, bunching up blankets until they feel right, but with this, I place her in it, and she settles right in, often not bothering to even move a muscle, except to lay her sweet head down. I got this for my car passenger seat, which is hers, and the extra-tall 'back' is what I’ve turned windshield-facing, as it gives her a little added safety, too. It’s extremely soft — I wish I had a human-sized one: I’d curl up in it each night to read a book! :) She loves it, and I’m very happy that she’s so comfortable in it!! I definitely highly recommend!! :)" —L

    13. Create a corner gallery wall right behind your bed and nightstand to add some dimension to your space (and show off your amazing taste) without taking up a whole wall or making the room look cluttered.

    A corner gallery of line drawings next to a bed

    Check out how to recreate your own at Collective Gen.

    Pro tip: Map your template out with paper before you start bangin' in any nails!

    To get started, try a set of seven differently sized frames from Amazon for $33.14 (available in three finishes).

    14. Hang a strand (or several) of photo clip lights so you can surround yourself with your favorite memories with your friends and family throughout the years.

    A collage of four images showing pictures hanging from the glowing clips

    Get a strand of 40 light clips from Amazon for $16.9.

    Promising review: "Ordered for my daughter for her dorm room and she loves it! A little piece of home in picture form and the lights are bright enough to see the pictures without disturbing her roommate." —Elle Jae

    15. Or stand out from the crowd with a geometric light, like this one that anyone who visits your space will surely ~moon after~.

    A crescent moon-shaped wall light
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $34.

    Promising review: "Looks super cute and makes your room a very cozy environment with the dim light it emits! I love it!" —kmr22

    16. Looking for uninterrupted sleep? Go for blackout curtains to keep out the sunlight on weekend mornings or turn your bedroom into a nice and dark movie-watching cave. They're also great for keeping your room a steady temperature in the summer or winter.

    A review image of the curtains blocking out full daylight

    Over 60,000 5-star reviewers swear by these ones!

    Get two panels from Amazon for $24.59 (available in 13 sizes and 36 colors).

    Promising review: "Best blackout curtains ever for the price. I've shopped all over and these are truly what they are advertised. I didn't think I would need blackouts, but I work nights and sleep till noon and these are absolutely perfect. The color is a rich navy, which is difficult to find in store. Trust me when I say I went everywhere: Lowes, Home Depot, Home Goods, Tuesday Morning, Ross, TJ Maxx, Walmart, Target. No place had them in this color for this price. I love, love, love, Amazon Prime because I wasn't sure if these were going to work out, but they are above and beyond what I expected." —Josie Holdridge

    17. Or if you like when the sunshine comes streaming in, hang pretty sheer curtains that'll let the light in but maintain your privacy and serenity when dancing around your favorite room, Kirsten Dunst in Bring It On–style.

    The cross-hatch textured curtains in a light teal

    Get a pair of these textured sheer curtains from Amazon for $20.49 (available in four lengths and seven colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "These panels are beautiful and of good quality. I love the color and it makes the bedroom where they are now hanging have a beautiful glow to them. I highly recommend these curtains if you are using lavender or lilac colors. You will be pleased with these curtains." —hopechest

    18. Bedding is all about layers. Keep a variety of actually comfy pillows you want to bury yourself in, then layer super-soft sheets, a lightweight blanket, and your favorite duvet — then top everything off with a faux-fur throw over the bottom of your bed for a luxe and inviting final touch.

    You can find more layering inspiration at Homemade by Carmona.

    Looking for a gorgeous and inexpensive faux fur throw? Get one from Amazon with over 3,500 5-star reviews and ADORABLE review photos full of pets for $29.99 (available in six sizes and 21 colors).

    19. Pick a color scheme and paint color you find soothing, happy, and peaceful — color psychology might help you!

    Tiffany Kim / BuzzFeed

    Looking for more advice? Check out how to choose a color palette.

    And if you're looking to do some painting, check out Clare, a Black woman–owned, direct-to-consumer website that'll ship you eeeeverything you need to get the job done — paint, primer, ceiling and trim paint, and supplies. And they have cool peel-and-stick swatches so you can be sure you're happy with the color!

    20. If you're lacking in windows, pop a chic hexagonal mirror on an opposite wall to reflect natural light to make your space feel brighter.

    The gold-frame mirror

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in three sizes and four finishes).

    Promising review: "This mirror looks way more expensive than it is. Adds reflective light and looks vintage mid-century modern." —Dot A

    21. Upgrade old, scratched, stained, or just plain old boring furniture that bums you out whenever you look at it with a waterproof, stain-resistant faux-marble granite adhesive. Just peel, stick, and smooth, and your bedroom desk just got a whole lot more grown-up.

    Faux white and granite covering a white desk

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four sizes).

    Promising review: "I took a chance and bought this originally as a 'Band-Aid fix' to refinish a desk. I had looked in stores in the contact paper aisles, but all of them were just that ... paper. THIS item is actually a thin sheet of vinyl (?) with adhesive, and I ended up liking it so much I bought more and refinished my kitchen countertop with it as well! Highly recommended if you want to change the look of your counters but you don't have the money for a full remodel just yet. It can be cleaned with dish soap and water just like a real countertop." —Ezra Boyd

    22. Set up a stylish wood grain essential-oil diffuser to keep the room from drying out, while adding your favorite scent for a little aromatherapy.

    A reviewer's diffuser letting off steam and glowing green

    This one has a 400-ml capacity, 14 different light modes, and four timer settings for easy auto shutoff. It also comes with 10 essential oils to get you started!

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh I love the aromatherapy set! I love the scents of the essential oils and how cool is it that it provides a little light show :). I use this EVERY night. It is so calming." —Amazon Customer

    23. Or for a quicker fix, spritz some lavender linen and room spray to take things to the next level of chill.

    A trio of the sprays

    This one is made with 100% pure lavender essential oils, with no artificial fragrances. 

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (also available in seven other scents).

    Promising review: "Wonderful relaxing fragrance. I have been using this the past few nights to help me fall asleep. I have horrible insomnia, and after spraying this lightly on my pillow and sheet, it soothes me into a calm night. And I find that when I wake up during the night, which is very typical for me, I am easily able to doze back off. Highly recommended." —Diane C. Barton

    24. If you're looking to add some greenery to your room but don't want to add the stress of keeping it alive, choose one of these low-maintenance, hard-to-kill indoor plans.

    The infographic of plants, including snake plant, fiddle leaf fig, spider plant, rubber tree, and aloe

    Learn more about the full list at Lauren Conrad.

    25. Plug in a Himalayan sea salt night-light to cast a warm, inviting glow (it's not only kids who love a good night-light!) *and* protect you from stubbed toes during nighttime ventures to the bathroom or kitchen.

    A reviewer's glowing night light

    This one is made with natural salt, so your color might vary!

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    Promising review: "OK — I love this product. We ordered it for our sons room, I wanted a night-light that looked natural and simple and one that wasn't going to emit a bright white light. This is the one we chose, and we are so pleased. It is heavy and well made, but sturdy in the outlet so our little one cannot pull it out easily. It also emits a very calming colored light (a nice orange-pink tone, just like the salt rock itself) and it dimly lights the WHOLE room due to the 360° coverage of the salt rock around the light. 100% would recommend." —Sarah E.

    26. Hang up a quartz wind chime for a piece of decor that'll look as pretty as it sounds.

    A lavender-white colored wind chime

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 29 quartz and geode colors and styles).

    Promising review: "Love this! Bought for sister’s birthday and she loves it too! The glass geodes are fine glass and I would not recommend putting outside, seems breakable, but makes for perfect house decoration! Also great price for the quality of it!" —Briana

    27. Cover your ceiling in realistic, domed, 3D glow-in-the-dark stars to recreate the swirling constellations of the sky...right above you.

    A reviewer's ceiling covered in the stars

    Get a set of 252 stars from Amazon for $11.99.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these stars. My apartment was recently destroyed by a tornado and when I was allowed to go back inside and collect what was left of my belongings, these stickers were still on the walls. I ordered a new pack for the new house I moved into and love how they transform my walls and ceiling into my own personal galaxy. I even tried to make my own constellations to name over time! These are a must have for anyone who loves space as much as I do. Very bright at night with a quick charge time." —Amazon Customer

    28. And if you're more concerned about annoying lights in your room that are keeping you awake (looking at you, TV time clock), cover 'em up with LED-dimming stickers.

    A revierwer's HDMI switch with a bright light on the left, and the light significantly dimmed on the right

    They dim 50–80% of the light, so you can still tell that your devices are still actually *on* and functioning. You can always double them up to completely block out the light source if you'd like (many reviewers do this) or buy the stronger **full blackout** edition!

    Get a sheet of over 100 dimming stickers (in multiple sizes and shapes) from Amazon for $4.49.

    Promising review: "This is the best thing you never knew you needed. I own a digital clock with the numbers displayed in red LED light, and every night I've blocked the light with a cover so it doesn't shine in my eyes as I sleep. Silly I know, but I like my room pitch black and cavelike. On a whim I bought this product. OH MY GOD! Game changer!! For the first night EVER I didn't have to cover the clock display before I went to bed!! I had no idea how big a difference this little dimmer could make, but I'm more than pleased with the result. I can still see the time display just fine, but now my room is a happy cave! Some commenters argue you could get the same effect using electrical tape, regular tape covered in Sharpie, etc, but true to the name of these products if you're looking for something to DIM, then this is for you. Also the product is easy to remove and doesn't leave a sticky residue at all, which can't be said for most tapes. I did notice a slight lag in response when I covered my TV LED sensor, so if you're trying to block something that actually senses inputs I would maybe not suggest this. Other than that, excellent product!" —Amazon Customer

    29. Decorate an accent wall or your bookshelves with stunning branch string lights to transform your room into an ethereal secret garden.

    The lights trailing along a wall shelf

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99.

    Promising review: "Love these lights! They are perfect. I have them across my entertainment center and they look so awesome. I like having lowlights like this all year round, and these are just so perfect. I will be buying more for the bedroom." —Barbara

    30. Set the mood with a color-changing speaker that can stream your favorite relaxing tunes via Bluetooth connection.

    A reviewer's speaker glowing blue

    This one is touch controlled, so you can change the light settings and modes with the press of a finger.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    Promising review: "This is so cute and honestly cheap. If you're a light person like me who needs like a good night-light on when sleeping you’ll love this. And the quality of the speaker is good TBH!! I love this. It came within a day. Prime is the way to go. But I love this light. Effortlessly amazing and easy to use!!!!" —Amazon Customer

    31. Get cozy under a weighted blanket reviewers swear by to help with anxiety, stress, and insomnia. The just-heavy-enough pressure can help you relax and feel comforted enough to drift off.

    Model cozied under the striped blanket

    It's available in three sizes and and 10 weights, so whether you're looking for one for a kid, for yourself, or to use in a king- or queen-sized bed with your partner, there's an option for you! It's recommended to buy one that's around 10% of your body weight, BTW!

    Get it from Amazon for $49.80+ (available in six colors and prints).

    Promising review: "This is the BEST purchase I have ever made. I have been an insomniac for years and have never successfully been treated. Even with many doctors' appointments and medications — NOTHING worked! On top of that I have RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome). I thought I would give this blanket a try. This product is not advertised for RLS but it absolutely should be! I have had my blanket for three days and I have been basically sleeping in a coma-like state!!! It is the soundest and best sleep I have ever had in my life. And the comforting weight on my legs and boy just eases those RLS symptoms and drifts me off to a sound sleep!!! It is so hard to describe the feeling of peace and comfort the minute you lay it on your body. I actually ordered the 15-pound blanket for my weight and height because I wanted the extra weight just in case. I decided to go ahead and order a second one if I have an emergency situation and need even more weight on my legs. This product is phenomenal to say the least!!!" —DeAnn Barksdale

    32. Or if you're looking for something to match your ~aesthetic~ a weighted blanket that *looks* like a regular heavy-knit blanket (so cute!).

    Model taking a couch nap under the grey cable-knit weighted blanket

    They're breathable, machine washable, plant based, and hand-knitted. If you're really worried about overheating, it also comes in a cooling version made out of Tencel.

    I have this in the cooling version (in the color "avocado"), and let's just say I've used it quite a bit in recent times. The large knit style is super chic, and the organic cotton is breathable (and there's nothing in it to create the weight *other* than cotton, so no uncomfy glass beads). I *love* it, and it's actually extremely cute, looking like a regular old fancy blanket! It's heavy, but still I take it from bed to couch and back to bed all the time as I WFH. It doesn't overheat on the couch (thanks to the fabric and the "holes" in the large knit), but provides a pleasant weight as I watch TV or work. And when it's layered over my duvet, it keeps me extra cozy and warm.

    Get it from Bearaby for $249 (available in three weights and five colors).

    Promising review: "I thought long and hard before purchasing this napper. You can definitely get weighted blankets cheaper than Bearaby, but I loved the look and went for it. I do not regret it at all." —Kaci P.

    33. Store all your dirty clothes in an actually cool woven hamper, because nothing harshes your chill vibes like seeing your nice clothes piled high on The Chair.

    This one has two sections so you can presort your clothes and comes with two removable (and washable!) canvas bags with handles you can use to tote your stuff to the laundry!

    Get it from Amazon for $63.19 (available in four styles).

    (Long, but worthwhile) Promising review: "This hamper changed me as a person. Listen, I've lived the $7 collapsible laundry hamper life. When I graduated and got my first office job, I thought, you know what, it's time to be an adult, and what does that mean? Separating my laundry. I took a plunge on this hamper, and I have never regretted it. In fact, when I moved cross-country and had to leave this hamper behind due to lack of space in my car, I missed it so much I ended up buying a second one. I, who am not a rich person, have bought a $70 laundry hamper twice in my short life. It means that much to me.

    "This hamper is beautiful. It smells good. I experience joy when I lift up the little wicker flaps. The bags inside come out and you can carry them easily to the wash. They hold the perfect amount for a full load. I don't have to worry about separating my lights and darks. It's easy to keep track of my clothes. And since the lid stays closed, my closet stays clean. With this hamper, I respect my clothes and the cleanliness of the space around me. (I swear to god; once I used this hamper in a job interview when asked to sell the interviewer on my favorite object, and I got the job.)

    "I truly believe this hamper was the mark of adulthood for me. It was a huge step in becoming an organized person who values their belongings. It's more than a hamper for me, it's a symbol. If you're ready to elevate your life, to graduate from s***ty fabric hampers to this beauty, you should absolutely do it. It's an object you'll use every day, so why not make it well curated? Do the right thing." —S. Baker

    34. Opt for a bed frame with built-in storage space to reduce the clutter in your field of vision so you can stay focused and feel serene.

    The grey velvet bed

    This super-chic one is available in linen and velvet to match your aesthetic and has *four* drawers in the queen and full sizes.

    Get the queen size from Amazon for $399.99+ (available in sizes twin–king and seven color/fabric choices).

    Promising review: "Bought this bed for my daughter who had storage issues. Originally she was going to get a different color but ended up with the gray velvet. I thought it was going to be cheap and crappy looking because of the price. Boy was I wrong! This bed is beautiful! High quality. very sturdy, and looks beautiful in the room. It was easy to put together the two of us did it in about two and a half hours. No issues just that everything has to be tightened with those little tiny Allen wrenches, Thankfully we had an extra one so we could both work at the same time. Highly recommend. Still cannot believe the price!" —Susan Dalton

    35. Continue the "out of sight, out of mind" theme with clutter by adding a vintage-inspired storage ottoman for bonus space — it also makes a great low seat at your vanity!

    Amazon, Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Here's what BuzzFeed Shopping editor Emma Lord has to say about these: "Another bonus? If you flip the lid over, it has a wooden base, so you can *also* use this as a teensy snack table. I recently got one of these for my new apartment to stash my candles and ~candle accessories~ in and it's pretty much become my favorite piece of furniture?? I use it to prop up my feet during work hours and sometimes if I want to eat on my couch I'll use it as a tray. It's also sturdy enough to sit on, if I ever wanted to have guests over and needed an extra chair. It was RIDICULOUSLY easy to set up — I had it done in less than ten minutes, and probably didn't even need the directions. It also just looks so darn cute (and comes in so many colors that I'm tempted to buy another!)."

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in nine colors).

    Promising review: "I was using a small foldable step stool in my bedroom to reach the top shelves of my wardrobe. But you know, those things aren’t pretty. It wasn’t bringing me joy, just begrudging utility. This ottoman brings me joy. It’s pretty, it’s lightweight so I can move it easily to use it as a step stool, and the storage capacity is perfect for things like my nightly moisturizers, my kindle and journals, and other little miscellaneous things." —Monica N.

    36. And keep the outside noises OUT — that means you, doing dishes loudly roommate at 5:30 a.m.!! How? Add an insulated soundproofing strip that adheres with ease to the edges of your bedroom door. Ahhh, silence.

    These also help keep your room a comfier temperature, too!

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97 (available in two colors).

    Promising review: "Product works really well! I needed a quick fix to my home office situation, I live in an apartment in Manhattan and never noticed how much sound comes in and out, until I had to be on conference calls working from home! This little tape made a big difference, took me a couple of minutes to install." —Sandra Revueltas

    That feeling when you've entered your favorite room of the house.


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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