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37 Awesome Things You Never Knew You Needed For Your Home

Who *wouldn't* want a bookcase shaped like a tree or a T. rex head to hang on their wall?

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1. A poster covered with classic books that you can "scratch off" (like a scratch ticket) as you read them.

If you love nothing more than physically checking something off a to-do list, this is the poster for you.

Get it from Pop Chart Lab for $35.

2. A lamp that looks like a jellyfish floating on your wall.

It lights up in over 6 million colors. Yes. Six million.

Get it from Think Geek for $99.

3. Wall decor for anyone who has practically every word of Jurassic Park memorized.

"Dodgson, Dodgson, we've got Dodgson here!"

Get it from Mod Cloth for $84.99.

4. Or a dinosaur with an appetite for linguine.

He'd love to nibble on some angel hair as well.

Get him from Amazon for $8.

5. A drinking challenge board game you'll end up using at all your house parties.

Also, I mean "board game" very literally: This thing is a hunk o' actual factual wood and would make a great gift.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $32.

6. A little device you can use to scan the barcodes of running-on-empty items in your kitchen (to create a grocery list).

You can also add to your list with your voice (the device — Hiku — has a microphone) or via an app. Then, when it's time to go shopping, just open up the app on your phone to peruse your list.

Get one from Amazon for $59.

7. A lamp where the *shade* is actually the *light* (a 3D LED one, to be specific).

Get it from Fab for $89.

8. A bottle you can easily put a ship (or anything else) into.

...via a lid in the bottom.

Get it from Animi Causa for $19.99.

9. A jewelry organizer (and mirror! and makeup holder!) that hangs right over the top of a door.

Swinging open and closed isn't that strenuous. Put your door to work.

Get it from Mod Cloth for $34.99.

10. Trompe-l'oeil wallpaper you can paint to match your decorating scheme.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $30 (brick) or $30 (pattern).

11. A handmade coffee table that looks like a giant's Nintendo NES controller.

Get it from Bohemian Workbench on Etsy for $6,500.

12. A huge hunk of (huggable) amethyst to place on your couch.

Get it from Mod Cloth for $39.99.

13. A pendant lamp you can doodle on.

Get it from Fancy for $535 (or get your own cheap lamp and some chalkboard paint if you don't have a bunch of 💰).

14. A Bluetooth speaker that thinks it's ready to head off on a lunar mission.

Sorry, buddy: no lunar mission for you, just streaming music wirelessly from devices up to 10 feet away.

Get it from Amazon for $35.

15. A faux-3D closet rack to hang bags, scarves, or belts from.

Get it from Animi Causa for $29.99.

16. And a planter for vines who love geometry.

Get it from A+R for $15+.

17. A cactus that breaks apart into coasters.

Get them from Clive Roddy on Etsy for $31.

18. A glitter snow globe that you'll end up shaking over and over again.

It's just so soothing to watch it settle.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16.

19. A laser-cut wooden map you can have customized to depict a region of your choice.

Get one from Atelier D on Etsy for $200.

20. Pillowcases for anyone who believes the best place to snack = bed.

"But the crumbs!" Not all of us are slobs, thanks.

Get them from Zana on Etsy for $39.

21. The sweetest way you've ever seen to store rings and other trinkets.

Get them from Mima Workshop on Etsy for $29.63.

22. A night light that isn't afraid to express its feelings.

Get it from Housey Home for $25.

23. A tree-shaped shelf to cover with leaves (and by "leaves", I mean books).

Get one from BespOak Interiors for $858.93.

24. Adorable illustrated prints available in 22 different dog breeds.

Get one from Dandy Horse Press on Etsy for $30.

25. And some prints for people who really identify by their zodiac signs.

Get them from Groovy Gravy on Etsy for $35.

26. A wooden frame filled with layers of felt to display photos, postcards, ticket stubs, and other mementos on.

Unlike using a cork board, this won't involve puncturing anything with tacks.

Get it from Mod Cloth for $34.99.

27. A bird-shaped peeler with a "cowlick" you can use to remove potato eyes.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

28. A special ~collector's edition~ Harry Potter calendar.

Get it from Think Geek for $19.99.

29. A moon-shaped floor pillow that's big enough to nap on.

Get it from i3Lab on Etsy for $199.

30. A metal wall hook for people who need a *very* explicit reminder not to forget their keys.

Get it from Sim Sisters on Etsy for $38.

31. A mirror to remind you of your beloved home state.

At the moment, the shop has 27 different states available.

Get one from Flux Glass on Etsy for $110+.

32. A case to keep your "hangover souvenirs" in.

Get it from Teals Prairie & Co. on Etsy for $39.99.

33. An oh so ~groovy~ BB-8 lava lamp.

Get it from Think Geek for $29.99.

34. Pastel rice washers that are cheap AF.

You can also use 'em to wash fruits and veggies.

Get them from Amazon for $4.33.

35. Bobbin-shaped stools that'll make you feel like you're living out the plot of the movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

Get one from Monoculo Design Studio on Etsy for $429.50.

36. A super snuggly s'more pillow for those with a sweet tooth even when it comes to decor.

Get it from Mod Cloth for $44.99.

37. And elephant with a corkscrew for a trunk.

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

Use him to open up some champagne and recreate the "Pink Elephants on Parade" scene from Dumbo.


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