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    25 Products To Freshen Up Your Living Space Ahead Of Fall

    Let's get your house feeling homey before this year's hibernation begins.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A set of velvet pillow covers that prove you can really brighten up your space with just a few fun, simple swaps.

    orange yellow, and white pillows in the covers on a couch

    Promising review: "This is the second set of these I've purchased (bought two different colors to change out when one set is in the laundry), and I completely love them. They are so soft, easy to put the pillows into, and they come out of the laundry looking brand-new. Get a couple of different colors and switch out for holidays, or when desiring a quick easy decor change. I highly recommend them." β€”Melanie Mastin

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in eight sizes and in 32 colors).

    2. A twinkle light curtain to give any room in your home a magical autumnal feel., Amazon

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

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    3. A pack of skinny velvet hangers that'll make more sense of your closet by getting your clothes closer together. Mmmm, snuggly.

    on the left clothes neatly on the velvet hangers labeled "after," on the right the same closet labeled "before" with various hangers overlapping and messy

    Promising review: "These hangers are seriously low profile enough to give you close to twice the amount of space in your closet. Probably not necessarily a good thing, but I revamped my closet with these instead of donating a large portion of clothes to Goodwill (although I had already donated two other closets full until a friend recommended these hangers) and now my clothes all fit neatly! And they are sturdy, no more cracking hangers when you pull off an item of clothing in a tizzy. I'm very happy with my purchase of a few packs of these hangers. It cost pennies in comparison to a closet organizer system." β€”Lisa427

    Get a 50-pack from Amazon for $19.78+ (available in five colors and various package sizes).

    4. A nice little succulent to bring some literal life into your home. Start thinking about what you're going to name your new plant bb!

    hand holding succulent in a grey vase in front of an open box

    The Nice Plant is a Black-owned business that strives to deliver "self-care in a box" through house plants and natural products.

    Get it from The Nice Plant for $23.99 (available in three plant types and two pot types).

    5. A roll of self-adhesive marble film to cover any counters you're currently less than excited about. A quick, cost-effective redo could be just what you need for the upcoming hibernation.

    on top a reviewer's plain bathroom counter, on the bottom the same counter covered in marble film

    Promising review: "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." β€”Spencer House

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50+.

    6. Or a roll of fake wood contact paper that'll give your surroundings a more organic feel.,

    Promising review: "This stuff is awesome!! Bought some to cover up sun spots on a few windows before we sold our house, and couldn't believe how good it looked and how easily it installed. I could hardly tell the difference from the original wood! Recommend to anyone looking for a cheap fix!" β€”Trent

    Get it from Amazon for $7.23+ (available in seven colors and five sizes).

    7. A set of two-tone jute baskets to replace any drab storage with a statement piece that actually speaks to your sense of style.

    Effortless Composition

    Effortless Composition is a Black woman-owned business based in Los Angeles that carries eclectic decor that elevates your space and will make you fall in love with your home. Every purchase also comes with a free email styling session! Such an amazing service you should totally take advantage of.

    Get them from Effortless Composition for $24.

    8. A set of floating bookshelves that serve as both cool decor *and* useful organization. Love a multitasker! Bonus points for showcasing some past beach reads to remind you of sunny times.

    review photo of six books seemingly floating from the wall with a small cactus on top

    Promising review: "If you are running out of space for your books, get these bad boys right away. They are incredibly strong, can hold several heavy books, and give your bedroom an incredible look." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.96+ (available in two sizes individually or as a set of three, and in two colors).

    9. A leafy bathroom mat so even as the leaves turn and fall outside, you can still be surrounded by a little greenery.

    white bath mat with leaves in three shades of green in front of tub

    Promising review: "Plants are abundant in my bathroom, and this mat is a perfect addition. It absorbs water well, and I can easily throw it in the washing machine when it needs cleaning. I am very happy with my purchase." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    10. A cozy buffalo check blanket from Chappy Wrap made of a cotton blend that's nice and warm but also super breathable. I have one of these blankets and it's my absolute favorite!

    Chappy Wrap

    The blanket is also machine-washable and can be run through the dryer!

    Get it from Chappy Wrap for $135.

    11. A concrete step vase, because your plant babies also deserve a home glow-up. This handmade, modern, minimalist vase is just what they want, they texted me and said so.

    white concrete vase shaped like a flight of stairs with a small rectangular opening on top holding a leafy branch
    Lill Maisons

    Lil Maisons is a woman-owned shop based in Burbank, California that specializes in handmade concrete decor and planters.

    Get it from Lil Maisons on Etsy for $40.

    12. A set of under-the-bed bags for storing off-season clothes for the fall/winter, and in spring/summer when it rolls around again. I know, absolutely wild that time continues to march forth.


    Promising review: "This was exactly what I needed! Perfect to store some clothes under my bed! It fit perfectly. I like how the sides were not hard so it was easy to put under my bed, which has a shorter frame. Will definitely buy again when I need to store more clothes!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three colors).

    13. A set of stainless-steel and glass bath product dispensers that will make your shower feel a little more luxurious. Not to mention no more fussing with uncapping slippery shampoo bottles!

    review photo of four soap dispensers full of different products in their shower.

    Promising review: "I purchased these to use as shampoo, conditioner, and body wash dispensers. I wanted our shower to look like a spa! They are great quality and many people I know have copied our idea, so they are a hit! Very high-quality, the plunger part is always the most important part. These are metal and not plastic, something which seems to be hard to find when looking for dispensers." β€”Rebecca Morea

    Get set of two from Amazon for $14.99.

    14. A decorative window film to add a fun sparkly touch to any room while also covering any oddly placed windows β€” an odd inevitability in many rentals.

    reviewer's window with holographic geometric frosted covering

    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 them on this window to interrupt the view into the house. Worked perfectly! Very easy to use." β€”Marsgard

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in eight sizes).

    15. A bidet attachment that will ~freshen up~ your apartment by ~freshening up~ your behind. And it's easy to install and uninstall you it can come with you even if you move.


    I have this and β€” without giving you too much detail about what my butt's up to β€” it's really fantastic. It was really easy to install, works fantastically, and I'm so happy I can easily bring it with me whenever my current lease it up. A worth-it upgrade that I totally recommend. The version pictured above is the Omigo Element, which has rear and front washes. I think this totally suffices, but if you want a touch more luxury, try the Element+, which can also attach to hot water for a warm wash.

    Promising review: "I can't believe we waited so long to make the switch. The bidet life is where it's at β€” so fresh and so clean! The reduction of toilet paper use is a plus. We are saving money and probably some trees. I like having the front and back options on the dial β€” it helps to get the job done. I would like to eventually upgrade to one of the seat attachment models one day. The Element is incredibly easy to install and all the reference materials provided in the box and on the site was very thorough. No regrets!" β€”Junahlyn H.

    Get it from Omigo for $71 (originally $79).

    16. A heart-shaped pillow knitting kit so you can have an adorable new piece of decor you know for SURE was made with love.

    model holding small bright pink chunky knit pillow
    We Are Knitters

    The kit comes with straight or circular knitting needles (or no needles if you already have them for $12 less), one skein of wool, a pattern in English or in Spanish, a darning needle, and an embroidered label.

    Get it from We Are Knitters for $49.50 (available in eight colors).

    17. Geometric wallpaper that will change the entire vibe of whatever room you decide to put it in. If you're looking for a quick bathroom makeover or have been thinking about an accent wall, this may be the perfect fit.

    light and dark sage green geometric stripe patterned wallpaper

    Jungalow is a Black woman-owned business started by designer Justina Blakeney. Their mission is to sustainably make your space more creative and inspirational β€” basically everything at Jungalow is on my wish-list!

    Get a roll from Jungalow for $150.

    18. A handmade wooden record holder so you can ditch the cardboard box you've been toting your vinyl around in all these years for something homey and just plain nice.

    a minimalist dark wood vinyl holder with a flat bottom and V-angled sides holding a stack of records with dark side of the moon on top

    Get it from weselldream on Etsy for $68.62.

    19. A washable shower curtain liner, because the "buy a new plastic one every five years and just shower next to a mildewy nightmare" maybe isn't best.

    reviewer's white cloth shower curtain liner

    The liner is machine-washable for maximum cleanliness!

    Promising review: "This is the way to go if you've had it with trying to find the seemingly non-existent mildew-proof plastic liner. These are sheer enough to let a fair amount of light through and it took eight months for any mildew to start forming in a shower where before I'd be replacing the liner every three months. The liner launders perfectly (used gentle cycle and extra low heat) so unless it's used roughly I can see it remaining in good shape through a number of wash cycles." β€”A. Quint

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in six colors and six fabrics).

    20. A set of fake monstera leaves for anyone who needs a touch of greenery but lacks a green thumb β€” no shame!

    three large plastic monstera leaves in a vase

    I used to buy live monstera leaves at the corner shop. They really brightened up the room and lived much longer than traditional flowers. The only problem is that they do still die after a while. These fake ones will never hurt you like that.

    Get them from Amazon for $15.98+ (available in packs of 4–6, with monstera or palm leaf options).

    21. An acrylic cosmetics organizer so you can finally give your makeup collection the chic space it deserves, and clear off your countertop while you're at it.

    the clear organizer with gold edges and 10 sections in different sizes for beauty tools

    Promising review: "It's frugal elegance! Beautiful heavy thick acrylic plastic with gold accent edges. It looks like crystal or cut glass at fraction of the cost." β€”NorCalMom23

    Get it from Target for $13.

    22. A midcentury modern futon that will satisfy your desire to swap your old couch for something more your style and do so for under $300.

    light blue vertically tufted couch

    Promising review: "Very impressed with this couch especially for the money! We put it in our Airstream trailer, and it has taken the design to another level. So happy we pulled the trigger on this. I also like the mustard color β€” unique and funky. It is firm but still comfortable." β€”William Skiles

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $282.99+ (available in nine colors and six styles).

    23. A new area rug so your room has a cheery, vibrant accent piece. I recently got this rug and it helped make a previously sad room into a nice little space I actually enjoy spending time in!

    blue, great, pink and yellow floral and geometric patterned rug
    Boutique Rugs

    Promising review: "I bought the runner for my entry and I love it! The colors are beautiful β€” bright but not too bright and obnoxious. The perfect pop of color." β€”Stephanie D.

    Get it from Boutique Rugs for $44+ (originally $110+, available in six sizes).

    Enter code "LABOR60" at checkout to get the discount above.

    24. Sheer floral curtains that will let natural light in while still providing some privacy *and* remind you that flowers will bloom again in give or take six months.

    Sheer curtains in pink with multi-color floral pattern down the middle

    Promising review: "These are beautiful! I placed them in my bedroom and my living areas. I was initially worried that they might look a bit juvenile, but they aren’t... they look wonderful. In my bedroom. I'm very pleased with it." β€”Cantthkofone

    Get them from Target for $19.99.

    25. A mug rack for displaying all of the fun, colorful mugs you've collected over the years. Why shouldn't your novelty Snoopy mug double as decor?

    wood mug rack on wall holding many mugs and a kettle on its dowels

    Promising review: "This mug rack is perfect! It came in one piece and with instructions for hanging. I'm not worried about the weight of the mugs at all, it's very sturdy. Love it!" β€”Allie Bernstein

    Get it from FegerFurnishings on Etsy for $55+ (available in sizes that hold18 or 27 mugs and three colors).

    Tfw fall and winter are just around the corner...

    Universal Studios

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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