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    Updated on Nov 26, 2019. Posted on Aug 19, 2019

    33 Minimalist Products That Are Anything But Boring

    Gimme clean lines and sleek designs. All of them.

    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 hanging bookshelf — a piece of decor you literally won't be able to see and your guests won't be able to stop talking about.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I cannot believe how awesome these bookshelves look in my room. With my classic leather-bound books stacked neatly on top, these apparently floating books give the room a sense of charm and intrigue. I am so glad I got these shelves. They are easy to install and each can safely hold three of my large leather bound books. They do not wobble or shake. They are very stout and sturdy, and I do not have any worries with the weight they bear. I am confident they will securely hold to the wall and keep my books unharmed. The metal is durable and long-lasting. So many of my friends and family have complimented these statement pieces and have gotten some for their own book collections." —Burrells

    Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in two sizes and two sets).

    2. A simple yarn ball bag with a basic, but bold, two-demential design that'll have people do a double take wherever you take it.

    KC Designs

    Get it from KC Designs on Etsy for $41.56.

    3. A mounted butcher paper roll that's sure to add a pleasantly unique detail to your kitchen and be a truly useful way to take notes, wrap food or gifts, and get yourself on a ~roll~ each day.

    Anthropologie

    Get it from Anthropologie for $22.

    4. A set of stainless-steel knives in a sleek acrylic block that’ll clearly be a cut above traditional kitchen decor.

    Amazon

    This set includes a chef's knife, bread knife, carving knife, utility knife, and six steak knives.


    Promising review: “I got this set for a friend as a gift. They work well and look wonderful. She loves them!” —MZ


    Get them from Amazon for $49.99.

    5. A triangle ear climber — a slight, slim detail that's gonna be an ~acute~ accessory on any occasion.

    Otis Jackson

    You can either get this as an individual earring or in a pair.

    Get it from Otis Jackson on Etsy for $17.32+ (available in four colors and four shapes).

    6. A pair of ceramic grinders to set on your table when the daily ~grind~ has worn you out and you need to elegantly dine away the stress of the day.

    Amazon

    Promising review: “These are easy to handle, even with my small hands. And they are easy to clean. I’ve been using these for a year with no issues. They are easy to refill, and I leave them on display 24/7.” —Alexandra 



    Get them from Amazon for $78+ (available in seven colors).

    7. An LED arch lamp that'll be arch-way cooler than gaudy table lamps and truly brighten up your life.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this little lamp. It works great on my nightstand. It gives off just enough light so I can read in bed easily. Tiny spaces, lots of light." —Constance L. Woythal

    Get it from Amazon for $151.20.

    8. A wire accent chair — a statement-making piece you can cover in clipped-on pictures if minimalism ain't your thang but cool, sculpted furniture definitely is.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These chairs look great, are easy-to-assemble, and very comfortable! I get lots of compliments on them." —Mrs. Anderson

    Get it from Amazon for $178.47.

    9. A wall mounted rainy pot for dearies who find dreary weather darling.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have purchased several sets of these. I have them hanging in my office and have referred friends to this link and they have purchased the set too. Great present for teachers!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    10. A slim canteen with a clean design so dazzling everyone is gonna be drinking it in when they see it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I carry water with me everywhere I go. I was looking for a bottle that I could easily carry in my purse without it feeling bulky or uncomfortable. This fits wonderfully into my purse, it has a good seal, and it looks great! It's very trendy and appealing. The comment I hear a lot is that it reminds people of a flask, but that just adds on to the appeal of it." —Iwona K.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in five colors).

    11. A lightweight trashcan with a useful handle that only accentuates its good looks — this stunning receptacle proves you can have a trashcan that doesn't look like, well, trash.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a stylish, minimalist trash can. It's amazing how hard it is to find a trash can that isn't an eye sore. This one looks nice and doesn't take up much space." —Megan Rolerkite

    Get it from Amazon for $19.50+ (available in three colors).

    12. A pair of punctuation studs that'll be your go-to earrings whenever want to something to say with a simple fashion statement — feel free to ~quote~ me on that.

    ModCloth

    Get them from ModCloth for $12.

    13. A tiered planter so you can fill your home with straightforward home decor and still show off plenty of layers in your look.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Absolutely a terrific planter — a perfect size for any room or corner. Makes a lovely display with any type of plant and it's versatile
    enough to be moved around and the planters can be tilted for a different effect.
    It was also easy to assemble." —Kskorman

    Get it from Amazon for $22.85+ (available in three styles).

    14. A salt cellar for adding a tasteful vibe to your kitchen decor by properly presenting your imported salts.

    Crate & Barrel

    Promising review: “This cellar has a great design and capacity. It feels durable and I love the look.” —Chef


    Get it from Crate & Barrel for $9.97.

    15. A house shaped tissue box that's gonna look so cute on your shelf you just might get the sniffles.

    Amazon

    This works with square tissue boxes, be sure to grab ones that fit!

    Promising review: "I'm in a dorm room and wanted to keep my color scheme going throughout the room (white/blush/gold), and multi-colored tissue boxes can look chaotic in such a small space. It's cute and functional." —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $5.

    16. A snazzy bedside lamp sure to make you re-embrace your childhood nightlight habits because you won't ever want to turn this treasure off.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a very unique lamp. It satisfied every expectation." —Bronson Gary-Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $58.99.

    17. A tiny dot necklace that'll be a striking specktacle in any minimalist's wardrobe.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I like this necklace very much and the color is so beautiful! I wear it nearly every day, even while sleeping, showering, and exercising. It's very lightweight and doesn't bother my neck. It goes easily with any style of clothing. If you are a person who likes simple style, then I would strongly recommend this necklace!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in three finishes).

    18. An LED aquarium — honestly, after owning a tank this elegant the thought of keeping your guppies in any other aquarium is gonna seem ~fishy~.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This aquarium is so easy to set up and beautiful to see. My fish is so happy in her new home. I love this unit. After struggling with less expensive units, I finally invested in something worthwhile. This has taken away the headache of maintaining an aquarium and it is simply stunning. This is just wonderful! Wow!" —JMP

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in two colors).

    19. Or a fish hotel for giving your fish the swanky space they deserve. Is this the coolest fish bowl around? You ~beta~ believe it!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a well built aquarium. It's easy to add a filter. I use mine for baby guppies." —Susan Larson

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    20. A pair of oil and vinegar bottles that'll help your Instagram-worthy salads look snappy.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I could not be happier with the look and feel of these bottles. They will fit into any kitchen design. I love the oak stoppers and could tell they had already been oiled before packaging. I'm sure I will need to apply mineral oil periodically to keep them from drying out but I don't see that as being a problem. They are the perfect size and look for my kitchen. Highly recommend." —Amy Graham

    Get them from Amazon for $34.99.

    21. A wire grid panel for any ~squares~ who keep their notes organized and tidy, even when they're on display.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great product to hang in a dorm for decoration or info purposes! I don't have a nightstand so this was a great thing to hang flyers and paper notifications on, and I used the attachable metal self that can also be bought with this product to hold additional supplies. Definitely took a little extra time to get here, but it was worth the wait." —Amazon Customer

    Get a two-pack on Amazon for $25.99+ (available in two colors and four sizes).

    22. An EcoSphere so you can watch an entire ecosystem live in a simple, small shape. Science rules.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'd heard of these and was always intrigued. The whole idea of a closed ecosystem is a bit fascinating to me. So knowing that my wife loves pets and plants but is not the best at caring for either of them... I bought her one of these. First off, it was larger than I'd envisioned. It came very well packaged and even though it was delivered in December and was quite cold when I got it, the 'fish' (or shrimp or whatever they are) seemed to be doing fine. My wife decided to keep it on a low shelf in her office (which has windows and light but because of the location and surrounding trees does not get direct sun) and so far it's doing great. None of the fish have died, they're always swimming around and it has yet to develop any real visible algae. And like I said... such a fascinating item!" —AgentCooper

    Get it from Amazon for $59.19+ (available in four sizes).

    23. A marble pastry board — a stone that'll keep your dough cool while you knead and that'll look cool while you're cooking.

    Amazon

    The marble stone naturally keeps dough and other ingredients cool, helping butter, cheese, and other cooking items chill and firm.

    Promising review: “I bought this for my son for a Christmas gift. He has celiac disease and needed a pastry board that he could use strictly for gluten-free baking. He really likes it.” —NatureDoctor


    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in two colors).

    24. A spray-on hand sanitizer sure to prove a well-designed product is well worth your money.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in eight scents).

    25. A clear shower curtain with mesh pockets that'll be a pocket full of sunshine in your storage-lacking bathroom.

    Amazon

    Read one of my BuzzFeed coworker's full review of this fab shower liner (#2).

    Promising review: "This is the perfect solution for my tub/shower situation. We have no shelving, and showerhead racks tend to get rusty/caked with soap and have even fallen off. We've had this in the shower for three months now and it's great. It holds all our bottles, razors, and bars of soap." —Rachel B

    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    26. A stoneware decanter so posh the bar cart in your basement is officially gonna be the trendiest spot in town.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love the whimsical design and colors of these decanters. I’m using them as accent pieces on a gray and white bookcase and they add a fantastic pop of color. I think the quality is just what I would expect for the great price." —Jill E. Adler

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three styles).

    27. A sheep toilet paper holder for giving your baaaathroom a fun new look.

    Amazon

    Promising Review: "I absolutely love this sheep toilet paper holder! I was sick of trying to find space in our bathroom closet to store extra rolls of TP. This seemed like the perfect solution! It’s made very well, easy to assemble, and has brought a bit of functional whimsy into an otherwise boring room. I appreciate the fact that it can be free-standing or hung on the wall. Seriously, if I could give this thing 10 stars, I would! It’s sooooo cute!" —Deanokat

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    28. A set of pastel wooden coat hooks that'll save you floor space a coat rack would usually take up and make your bare walls look brilliant.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Absolutely love it! These are impressive quality for an affordable price. I recommend them! Amazing quality and style!" —Lana P.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two colors).

    29. A pair of double-walled glass cups with lovely wooden lids so you can spill some tea without worrying about spilling your actual tea.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These glasses exceeded my expectations. I always have a glass of ice water by me in the evenings and it would get condensation and drip all over coasters. These glasses have zero condensation issues! The other reason I love the glasses is the lid. Cat people will understand this: Now I don't have to worry about my cats drinking my water or sticking their paws in it. They seem sturdy enough, but I am still extra careful with them. They also look very nice." —Cheryl O.

    Get them from Amazon for $19.95.

    30. An arc LED floor lamp with some serious ~curve~ appeal.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is the neatest floor lamp. I was looking for something unique to use in place of my harsh overhead light and this is perfect. It's light yet has a sturdy base, and the three dimming settings are really nice for when I only want a little warm light. 10/10 would buy more if I needed more. I actually saw this lamp, if not something similar, in a neighbor's place while walking home from work and wanted to find it for myself. So happy to find it on Amazon for so cheap!" —YakShack

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99+ (available in two colors).

    31. A lightweight Gihuo jumpsuit sure to be a chic and fashion-savvy outfit all on its own.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I just wanted these for kicking around in the garden and they have worked great for that... so I own three pairs now. They're lightweight and good for warmer days." —C. Zittel

    Get them from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in four colors and sizes S–XXXL).

    32. A mini beauty fridge that'll keep your makeup cool and look totally ~chill~ on your bathroom counter or vanity.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Uh... okay! I thought this might be a silly addition to my beauty routine until I tried it! I love applying cool drops to my eyes and cool serum to my face every morning and night. It has plenty of space for beauty products. Highly recommend. This is everything I didn't know I needed." —Abbaygrace

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59.95 (available in four colors).

    33. And a chained clutch that ~clearly~ proves minimalism can be a masterpiece.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $27.99.

    When someone dares call minimalism boring in front of you:

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