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    26 Things To Spruce Up Your Home Because Quarantine Has Made You Realize You Hate Everything You Own

    These pieces will make your home feel new again...kinda.

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    1. Some aesthetically pleasing gold stainless-steel measuring cups and spoons because you're cooking more now and these'll make your meals feel just a little fancier. Unlike other measuring cups, these have the measurements engraved in them rather than printed on, so they won't fade or wash off over time.

    The set holding various kitchen ingredients

    Promising review: "These are so cute! They’re sturdy, well-made, and add such a pretty pop of color to my kitchen! I love being able to accent the kitchen in bright colors (i.e. gold). Is that a little bougie of me? Perhaps. Do I care? Nope." —Jenna Oxford

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99.

    2. A booty-shaped vase to make a statement — no ifs, ands, or ~butts~ about it. If fresh flowers are your kryptonite, this is a fun and ~cheeky~ place to showcase them.

    A vase that's shaped like a butt in light pink with a wide open top with flowers in it

    Promising review: "It looks so cute as statement piece in my bathroom. Everyone who sees them gasps and wants to know where they came from. They feel so expensive and are sturdy. No drainage, but a nursery pot would fit inside if you wanted to use it for that. But honestly, my brain has been exploding with all the uses for it as it is. 10/10 would recommend!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    3. An area rug that'll add a pop of color — but not too much color, mind you — to your living room and spare your toes from having to touch the cold ground. Reviewers say it's surprisingly durable, which is great if you have pets or are super clumsy (or both!).


    This rug is 2 feet by 2 feet 11 inches.

    Promising review: "This rug has surpassed all my hopes. It is super soft and fluffy. Needless to say my dog and cats love lying on it. Very boho chic! Spot cleans well!" —Aimee

    Get it from Boutique Rugs for $82.86 (available in various sizes and colors)

    4. A Renaissance-style custom pet portrait so you can spruce up your walls and have a good laugh. Hang it in your home office and you'll be constantly reminded of why you work so hard — to give your fur babies a good life, of course!

    BuzzFeed writer's photo of her two hairless cats wearing Renaissance outfits
    Mal Mower / BuzzFeed

    Here's what my colleague Mal Mower had to say about hers: "I recently ordered two of these, one of each beloved cat. I sent in a photo each, making sure their faces were clear and forward-facing, and then picked my favorite outfits (there are a ton to chose from)! I can't believe how great the results are. The quality is fantastic and they are laugh out loud funny and fab. I'm a huge fan."

    Get it from Crown & Paw for $10+ (available in a variety of styles).

    5. A fringe stool with built-in storage if you want the best of both worlds. It's super stylish and incredibly practical so you won't feel guilty about your new purchase.


    Jungalow is a Black-owned business and the brainchild of Justina Blakeney. It's stocked with aesthetically pleasing home goods that'll add ~jungalicious~ vibes to any room. Plus, Jungalow is committed to responsible and sustainable business practices (like reducing their use of single-use plastics!), and they donate to organizations like the ACLU, Girls Who Code, and The Rainforest Alliance among others!

    Get it from Jungalow for $210.

    6. A set of five petite glass vases for brightening up your window sill or dining room table. Cluster them together to create a cute centerpiece, or sprinkle them throughout your apartment to add a touch of whimsy.

    Five small glass vases in different sizes with etching on the bases in green, blue, purples, red, and orange

    Promising review: "These little vases look great holding fresh, artificial, or dried flowers or herbs. Alone or in groups on a night stand or a luncheon table, you can enjoy their pretty colors and designs." —C. Gaj

    Get the set from Amazon for $19.95 (available in five styles).

    7. An LED light strip because your boring old vanity could use a major upgrade. Just stick them on with double-sided tape and it'll feel like you just bought new furniture.

    Vanity with a three-section mirror, each with a ring of lights around the outside, illuminating it

    Promising review: "It looks beautiful on my new vanity! The brightness is incredible, and I love the dimmer feature. To line my mirror, I used about half the roll, and I wish it came with another plug/dimmer for the second half! I’ll definitely be ordering them. The light is strong, and shows you ALL imperfections (which I guess is the point, but wow, surprise!!) I am now hooked, and I'm telling my husband all the things in our home that HAVE to be lined with lights!" —Jenni P.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    8. Some new towels to funkify your linen closet. You'll end up always reaching for these instead of your plain white towels.

    The multicolored striped towels
    Coming Soon

    Coming Soon is a NYC-based, woman-founded home goods and gifts store.

    Get them from Coming Soon: the washcloths for $10, the hand towels for $22 (available in two colors), and the bath towels for $44 (available in two colors).

    9. A fabric shower curtain that'll put your sad, moldy $5 plastic shower curtain to shame. The inside has a special resin coating so water just slides away instead of soaking the fabric.

    The fabric shower curtain with a triangle design across the bottom third and fringe across the bottom hanging around a bathtub.

    This shower curtain is 72 inches by 72 inches.

    Promising review: "I have NEVER written a review. EVER. If you are on the fence about it just go ahead and purchase. It’s beautiful and true to the advertised extra-long length. It’s in a bathroom that my four kids use (ages 19, 17, 9, and 7). We use it without a liner and it wicks away water and dries almost instantly. I can tell the material is going to be perfect for frequent washing. If it doesn’t hold up long I will just buy another, that’s how great it is!" —Toyia

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in seven sizes and also in blue).

    10. A vertical shoe tower so you can organize the pile of sneakers, sandals, and boots that's sitting in your entryway.

    The tiered tower holding seven pairs of shoes

    Promising review: "I really love this shelf. It works perfectly in a corner. It's high quality and very easy to assemble it." —Mary Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (also available in black).

    11. A pair of outlet lights if you're looking for just a little bit of light without having to commit to ugly, bulky nightlights. Night-lights are for kids; outlet lights are for adults.


    Promising review: "I don't like night-lights because they take up the wall outlet, so this was the perfect solution. I put it in the guest bath and at night with the bathroom door open this provides just enough light to guide a person to the bathroom without blinding them. I ended up putting two on my hallway switches as well. What a great product." —LMK

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98 (available in four colors).

    12. A string of fairy lights to create a little magic in any drab, dreary room.,

    Promising review: "I bought these lights to light a wall in my office. They provide such a lovely ambient glow to the whole room. They aren't too bright for the space, and I don't feel the need for a harsh overhead light. I'm even considering a second set to use in our guest room. I can't speak to how well they work outdoors but they're spectacular for indoor use. Overall the quality for the price is fantastic." —Roxi

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99.

    13. A woven basket because it adds an earthy feel *and* hides all your clutter...but mostly it hides your clutter.

    The basket, which has a tan bottom and a white top with handles

    Promising review: "I finally found a decorative basket for my blankets so I can keep them in the living room no need to hide them anymore. It goes great with my home decor." —Cheryl Cuevas

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in two styles).

    14. An artificial fiddle-leaf fig in a black sleek pot to add some greenery despite your black thumb. It looks pretty darn real and it won't be mad if you forget to water it. Seriously, please don't water it.

    A faux fiddle leaf fig plant in a small pot with black and white paint-drop like stripes down the side

    Promising review: "I am redoing my bedroom in farmhouse style, and this little plant is so realistic. The price was fantastic too. Plants can be very costly, but this one wasn’t at all. I mean people ask me if it’s real or not when they visit. It fits right on the nightstand. The leaves are shiny and the pot is a light gray, which fits into the theme of the room. A plant can really make a room look a little more like home, and that’s what this plant did for me. Plus, I can’t keep a live plant alive for the life of me. With this plant, I don’t have to worry about it." —Whit

    Get it from Amazon for $27.61 (also available in a snake plant).

    15. Or a bundle of faux jasmine flowers that'll add some pizzazz if green plants aren't your thing. You'll get the stunning look of dried flowers without worrying that the petals will fall off at the slightest wind. Plus they're just as beautiful on their own as they are in a larger floral arrangement.,

    Promising review: "I have never used artificial flowers but these changed my mind — they are blow-you-away gorgeous! Every client comments on these. I combined these with some other silk flowers from Amazon and it's really stunning." —Lisa B

    Get a 10-piece bundle from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in six colors).

    16. A too-pretty-to-burn candle so you can add something ~spe-shell~ to your collection. These candles from Summer Morning Studios are specifically made to not be burned — but you can totally do that if you want and they'll smell divine.

    The shell-shaped candle
    Summer Morning Studios

    Summer Morning Studios is a small Edinburgh-based candle company that specializes in candles that are too pretty to burn — that's literally its motto. It's committed to sustainability and ships in and with recycled boxes and tissue paper, uses biodegradable bubble wrap, and makes its natural candles with soy wax, essential oils, and natural dyes.

    Get it from Summer Morning Studios for $25.87 (£20 GBP; available in five colors).

    17. A peel-and-stick wallpaper if you're looking for a low-effort DIY. What's easier than a sticker?


    Promising review: "I am IN LOVE. I bought this to use as a backsplash in my rented studio apartment kitchen, which has potential to be pretty but really needs some help. I ordered two rolls thinking that if I liked it in my kitchen, I’d order more to use on the wall behind my bar cart. I loved it so much when it came in that I decided to go ahead and put it up on the big wall and deal with the kitchen later. The pattern is so easy to line up and it looks so good! My tiny, dark apartment instantly looked bigger and brighter. Even up close I can’t tell where the seams are. It was super easy to put up by myself, though I would recommend having another person to help if possible because it would have taken a lot less time if I’d had someone to hold it steady while I lined up the edges. If I could give six stars I would. It’s expensive but worth every penny!" —Lizzy

    Get it from Amazon on sale for $29.87+ (available in three colors).

    18. A art print by Finnish artist Hanna Konola for adding a bright pop of color to your walls.

    The pink print, which features different color shapes on a polka dot background

    Moth is a super cute home goods/fashion and accessories store in Chicago curated by Catherine Becker. I visited the brick-and-mortar location on a trip to the Midwest and I loved it. It's a really fantastic mixture of Japanese and Scandinavian artists and designers and sells pieces I've never seen sold anywhere else.

    Get it from Moth for $38.

    19. A double wall copper mesh bowl because it looks like it belongs in an art museum exhibit rather than your kitchen counter. Just add a bunch of bananas and call it modern art. You don't get it? That's fine. It's art; you're not supposed to get it.

    A photo of the mesh bowl

    Promising review: "Once had a boyfriend I'd describe this way: if he'd been this bowl, he's still be around! This is absolutely phenomenal. Looks rich against my black granite countertop with copper flecks. Super sturdy and YES the airflow allowed around fruit does add longevity to your fruits. Do not hesitate!" —Christian

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    20. A pair of minimalist metal planters to take advantage of unused vertical space and encourage your quarantine habit of buying plants, lots and lots of plants.

    The round circle planters

    Promising review: "These are the perfect addition to your mid-century modern, boho, farmhouse, or whatever style you're rocking indoor jungle! I love the versatility of hanging them alone or connecting two or more together! They fit a standard 6” grower pot inside which allows you to remove the plant for easy watering. I highly recommend these!!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $34.99.

    21. A gold lunar garland that'll ~eclipse~ all your other bedroom decor as your favorite purchase of all time. You'll be ~over the moon~ with your choice. Congrats!

    The moon phase garland above a couch

    Promising review: "I was pretty nervous ordering this because there weren't a ton of reviews on the gold moon phase. When this arrived, I thought I would have to assemble it, but it was already put together and nicely packaged so the chains didn't tangle! The quality is so much better than I expected and the moons are pretty thick/heavy. They gave me gold matching screws to hang it, but I just used a thumb tack instead. Love this!" —Holly Grote

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    22. A metal wall mirror so you can make your space look bigger and brighter by reflecting light. Also, it's just really freaking pretty, OK?

    The round black mirror

    Promising review: "I purchased two of these mirrors for a recent master bathroom remodel. They are perfect! The color of the metal is really pretty, and they have the right amount of a rustic look. They were easy to hang and fit really nicely over each sink of the double sink vanity. The price was great as I had seen others that looked similar but were more expensive." —DARCY DELOACH

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

    23. A Capri Blue Volcano candle if you need to distract yourself from how boring your apartment is with what is arguably the best scent in the world.

    The candle tin
    @capribluecandles / Via

    Promising review: "SO WORTH IT! It's hard for me to pull the trigger on such a pricey candle, especially when I don't like to actually LIGHT them because of the smoke. But wow. This candle smells so amazingly strong and fresh that I've never even lit it! I kept it in my panties drawer until it smelled so strongly that I then moved it to a closet, which is now smelling awesome! I realize it's not meant to be an air freshener, but it works perfectly for that purpose and it is such a light, airy fragrance that smells so fresh and clean! Reminds me of the scent of Dendrobiums! I LOVE this candle and it looks great next to my orchid by the bath tub!!" —Sj773

    Get it from Amazon for $16.09.

    24. A rustic sideboard buffet with a sliding door for holding your dishes or knickknacks and looking pretty darn beautiful while doing it.

    The white buffet with a dark wooden sliding door

    Promising review: "Wow, this unit is absolutely fantastic. It literally shipped in two days. I will admit, I was overwhelmed and intimidated by how many pieces and parts it came with...but once I got started putting it together, it really was a breeze. The wood color is gorgeous and matches the rest of my 'farmhouse' theme perfectly! I’m just beyond thrilled. If you’re debating this purchase, do it. It’s a solid, very sturdy, beautiful piece of furniture and you can’t beat the price either." —Victoria cossota

    Get it from Amazon for $168.99.

    25. A cozy pet sofa because your dog's stained dog bed is a total eyesore. This stylish *and* functional seating option for Fido comes with a machine-washable removable cushion so you cleanup is easy.

    Dog sitting on the mustard mini couch

    Promising review: "This is the perfect size for my 39-pound blue heeler. She took to it as soon as I opened the box. Now this sofa is her favorite place to take a nap." —Christine

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $123.33 (available in three colors and two sizes).

    26. A set of stackable geometric storage trays to remind that it's OK that you failed seventh grade geometry. You don't need math skills to know that these'll look great on your coffee table.

    The storage trays

    Promising review: "I purchased these trays for food displays. They are thin and pretty small but everything looked great on them! They definitely can’t handle anything incredibly heavy so in the future I’d use them as decorative trays for utensils/napkins or cheese platters but you can’t beat the price. I love the colors." —melissah

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $8.87.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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