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    Updated on Oct 30, 2019. Posted on Oct 22, 2019

    27 Lazy Ways To Decorate Your Home

    Interior designer vibes with a Gudetama-like mindset.

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    1. Renters and/or lazy people, pay attention! Opt for chic peel-and-stick wallpaper to give your walls some extra love without the effort or permanence, aka having to paint your walls over every time you move in and out — save yourself the intense arm (and whole body, really) workout and paint splatter.


    Check out our comprehensive guide to buying wallpaper online.

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this wallpaper!!! It is beautiful and unique, refined and elegant, and heavy-duty quality. I found it super easy to install, though I opted to use it for a room border versus full wall coverage. I also found it very forgiving, allowing me to pull it back off and adjust areas without leaving permanent dents in the design. It gave my son’s bedroom a whole new look and I have gotten lots of compliments on this wallpaper!" —Melissa

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $24.23+ (available in 13 prints).

    2. And consider peel-and-stick faux ceramic tile backsplash as well, to give your kitchen or bathroom walls — or stairs, the possibilities are endless! — an upgrade that doesn't require any actual tiling work. My oh my, you'll be hosting parties just to show off your ~handiwork~!,

    Promising review: "Really easy to install and it sticks really well. Best bang for your buck!! I had a guy came to quote me to do the same exact style in tile that would've cost me $800, but instead this only cost me $30 bucks. Highly recommend." —huong nguyen

    Get one multicolored sheet from Amazon for $5.99 or ten sheets for $31.49+ (available in six colors/patterns).

    3. Plop a sophisticated tripod floor lamp into your living room or bedroom for cozy lighting that'll make your weary mind feel at ease after a long, rough day, while also making a statement. ~Standing~ ovation, anyone?

    Promising review: "Beyond easy to put together, I didn’t even look at the instructions. You have to clip on the shade to assemble — I didn’t expect that but it was super easy (you can’t tell by looking at it). The whole thing took me about five minutes. Looks great in my room." —NTP

    Get it from Amazon for $64.99+ (available in brass and black).

    4. For more decorative lighting, weave a line of copper string lights wherever you see fit — you can organize in about a million different ways (i.e. outlining posters, nestled within plants, etc.) for a warm glow that'll make your home feel like a magical oasis whenever you flick the switch. Couldn't be easier.,

    Promising review: "These lights are perfect for what I needed. I wanted something to light the edge of our bed frame and provide a soft glow in place of our night light, since we're always bumping our shins on the corners at night. I love that they’re lightweight and plug in, versus batteries. I plan to buy a few more for around-the-house decor. We were able to go around our king frame almost twice." —SC

    Get a 40-feet-long string from Amazon for $9.99 (available in eight styles).

    5. Or add in an adorable Smoko fruit light for the perfect dose of mood/reading light *and* cuuuuute decor — how can you walk into a room, see this bb, and not grin from ear to ear??

    Urban Outfitters

    Plus, it automatically shuts off after an hour so you don't accidentally waste your battery!

    Promising review: "I get so many compliments on this cute item! I wanted a cute, durable, and unique nightlight for my dorm room, and this fits that PERFECTLY!" —JessicaR26

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16 (available in cherry, peach, and strawberry, as well as sushi).

    6. If you're a music fan, invest in a turntable stand to show off your amazing taste in music, keep said taste goin' all night long, organize your records like a boss, and have enough space left over for plants and accent decor.

    Promising review: "This piece is gorgeous and looks great in my home. It has literally revolutionized my house — I play records all the time now! So thankful for this purchase." —Doni Cruz

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $69.61+ (available in five styles and colors).

    7. Pick up multifunctional pieces like a slim-fit aerogarden to spruce up your space with pretty greenery that you can then eat!! Genius move, tbh. It'll beautify your kitchen, while also not taking up a lot of room.


    Promising review: "So far, this garden has been amazing! I love the way it looks in my kitchen and have gotten several compliments from guests! Additionally, the gourmet herbs have been growing rapidly since I got them, and I can't wait to see the results over the course of the next couple months!" —GardenEnthusiast

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $129.99 (originally $189.99; also available in white).

    8. Make the most of your wall space and mount storage racks so you can toss all of your hats, scarves, aprons, while keepin' your walls looking cute n' friendly.

    Promising review: "This is just what I was looking for. It replaced a metal one from Pottery Barn with a similar design that had just given in to wear and tear. Best thing was that I didn't have to make any new holes in the wall. It is clean and handsome, and I hope it lasts a long time." —Valerie J.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.69+ (available in beige and brown).

    9. Or opt for a set of floating shelves to hold some extra knickknacks while lending your wall a much-needed kick of dimension.


    Promising review: "These are soo perfect!! I had to look high and low for these shelves. I was trying to copy a picture that I had pinned where the baskets had plants in white and gray planters on them. They look just like the picture!! I'm so happy!" —Wiseallek

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four styles).

    10. Stock up on some cute framed prints to make your walls more homey and an homage to the arts. Also, frames look much more put together than just taping prints (which I totally don't do...thanks for not asking).


    Promising review: "Wow, what a deal! I put this artwork in my kitchen and I think it is so cute because it highlights herbs we commonly cook with. The frame is really unique and it's kind of like a raw finish, very organic. I think this is a screaming deal because you get four pieces of art. I put mine all together but I would totally sprinkle one of these into a gallery wall if I ever change up my other wall decor." —RB

    Get the set of four from Walmart for $64, or get a similar set of canvas prints from Amazon for cheaper.

    11. Shop for high quality–like materials like brass and marble, and let them do the talking — all you gotta do is sign for them when the delivery person comes.


    Promising review (for nesting tables): "I bought these side tables to decorate my home office/loft space. I wanted to add a stylish sitting area to the room and was working around a large desk/bookcase combo. The hexagon design is so much more interesting than the round tables I have seen that are so popular right now. The tables are lighter than expected since the tops are not real marble, which I think is a bonus. I was able to put all three tables together myself using only the tools and pieces included in under 20 minutes. They are beautiful and look much more expensive than they are. All three tabletops are the same size, only the leg height is different." —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $114.99 (coffee table) and $103.99+ (nesting tables; available in three colors).

    12. And speaking of marble, jazz up your otherwise plain-looking tables and countertops with some glossy marble contact paper that'll be a total piece of cake to apply, even if you're nowhere close to being a DIY pro (hello, it me)., Amazon

    Promising review: "I wanted to spruce up my rented apartment's kitchen counter, and this contact paper did not disappoint. The contact paper is super sticky, but no matter how many times you messed up (and I've messed up A LOT!), the contact paper will still be sticky. There is a technique to sticking it so you don't get bubbles (we used credit cards to force out the bubbles), so you will have to play around with it. Highly recommend it!" —G. Chen

    Read our deep dive on this contact paper, "This Marble Contact Paper Will Make Cheap Furniture Look Like It's From West Elm," to learn more about why people love it so much!

    Get it from Amazon for $5.88+ (available in four sizes).

    13. Get a cute area rug, because it's an easy way to brighten up a space and make a room seem bigger than it is.

    Promising review: "SO very excited about this rug! We initially had a much more expensive West Elm rug in this space, but we got a puppy last fall and she ruined it. So we were looking for a less expensive option and we decided on this one based on the great reviews. IT IS beautiful! Love it in our family room. She's already had a potty accident on it (ugh!) it cleaned right up with Resolve. No stain at all." —Kathleen

    Get this rug on Amazon starting at $11.89+ (available in 13 sizes and eight patterns).

    Find out more about rug shopping, sizing, and placement at Apartment Therapy!

    14. Or, if a rug seems like ~too much~, throw some velvet floor cushions into the mix for decor down below (gotta cover all of your vantage points!), and extra sitting for when you plan your next party — your friends' bums will thank ya'.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I got the terracotta pillow. The color is a beautiful orange/red and complements my blue room. Although my room has no sign of this color anywhere else, it really just pops and adds a new element! The quality is amazing and the size and cushion makes it perfect for sitting. Highly recommend!" —Sammy M.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49 (available in nine colors).

    If you're into mediation, check out our mid-priced winner for best mediation cushion on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    15. Add a beautiful and, more importantly, relatively easy-to-care-for houseplant that'll breathe life into any room it decides to call home — just give it some a little light (not direct sunlight), and lots of love.


    Promising review: "Awesome. Really, that's all I can say. Who would think you could buy a full-size palm for home or office from Amazon?! Well, I decided to try it, and wow! The plant arrived in a tall, narrow box. The soil in the planter was well secured with packing paper and tape, and removing it was easy. I transplanted it into a larger pot, watered it, and it's absolutely beautiful, gracing the corner of my office and giving me plenty of healthy air. Packing included a care guide with more information online. Nice touch. Stands about 3' tall x 2.5' wide once the fronds relaxed a bit." —Dave

    Get one from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in Majesty, Neathebella, and Cat varieties, 12", 14", and 3' sizes, and in five planter styles).

    16. And if you don't want to go THAT big, no worries — scatter a few ceramic succulent planters throughout your home to add teensy bits of color to your home without, frankly, the stress that comes with worrying about killing your greens.

    Promising review: "Great bargain for superior quality. Beautifully made. Love how the modern patterns coordinate with the colors. The gold/copper really pops. No drainage holes. but I prefer this because I rather leave my plants in their nursery pots...keeps these pots clean and long lasting. Bonus points for the protective rubber pads on the bottom." —Michael R. Peterson Jr.

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three sizes).

    17. Spruce up an old and/or boring-ish couch with soft brushed yarn throw blankets and pillows.


    Promising review (for the throw blanket): "This is probably my all-time favorite throw blanket. It’s big enough to cover us all up on the couch — super soft, lightweight but warm, and it looks great on my blanket ladder." —JenKat86

    Get a 60" x 80" blanket from Amazon for $32.52 (available in three colors) and throw pillow for $14.40+ (available in 20 colors and seven sizes).

    18. If you lean super heavily into the blanket life, plop a ladder against that wall that's both functional and decorative to keep 'em organized and lookin' cute — or designate them as a home for your scarves, belts, and more.


    Promising review: "The first time I saw this for dirty-not-dirty clothes (you know, the jeans you're going to wear again but want to make sure you *eventually* wash) I was like 'That. Is. Genius.' Apparently everyone on Instagram and blogs and the Internetverse thinks so too, but frankly it works well and is better than transferring clothes between bed and chair over and over again. This was so easy to put together that even I didn't mess it up. I would definitely recommend using a screwdriver other than the allen wrench that comes with it, though. That sped things up significantly." —Kim Dee

    Get it from Amazon for $50+ (available in black and white).

    19. And also aside from the couch, which can cost a lot of $$$ to replace, focus on other seating options by lookin' for a beautiful statement chair — like a lavender velvet, mid-century-inspired item.


    Promising review: "LOVE the color and the way is spices up my gray living room!" —Kelly M. Cahill

    Get it from Amazon for $179.99.

    20. Dress up your bed (or couch!) with a stunning moon phase headboard for the perfect focal point that'll tie your bedroom decor together — and if you change bed sizes, it doubles as mountable wall decor!

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I bought this headboard for my daughter's bed in the copper/rose gold color. It is very pretty and unusual, and she is very happy with it. It is a nice focal point for her room. I like that it could also be used as a wall hanging someday, should she decide to get a different bed. I would recommend." —Sahara3160

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $99.

    21. Swap your boring bathroom decor with a pretty botanical shower curtain to make your bathroom the best-dressed room of the house — when it comes to decor, don't leave it out! And it's super easy to swap out every few months for a change of ~scenery~ (or if your curtains gets a lil' too mildew-y, we won't tell).


    Promising review: "This curtain is gorgeous! It is a bit sheer, so use a solid liner if you want full color saturation. The colors in this print are abundant and broad enough to match well in almost any bathroom! Everyone who has seen this in my bathroom has raved over how lovely it is, too. I spent an unreasonable amount of time trying to find a shower curtain that would look nice in my vintage tiled bathroom. I looked at about 2,000 (really!) to find one, and I am so incredibly happy that I looked long enough to find this one! I spent a few extra bucks to get the 84" length so it would be an even more dramatic focus in the tiny bathroom. Tl;DR it is a beautiful print and it is a fantastic price. Get it!" —Bethany Blah

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (measures 70 inches long and 69 inches wide).

    22. Stick some mosaic-like window film on any windows that need a layer of privacy from the outside world — and, as you can very well tell, they look glamorous, still let some natural light stream through, *and* occasionally project fantastic rainbow effects onto your room!,

    You can also buy a window film installation kit to make things even easier on yourself!

    Promising review: "Really happy with this product. I have huge sliding door windows on the first floor, so I wanted to have some privacy but still have natural light. It was very easy to apply. I thought it would be like trying to apply a screen protector, which is frustrating, but since there's no adhesive and the material is pliable, so the bubbles come out very easily. The pliability also makes it very forgiving if you don't cut it perfectly. I plan on buying more for my other set of windows! A few reviewers complained about not getting the rainbow/prism effect. It depends on the angle and intensity of the light. My windows face the setting sun pretty directly, so sunset is rainbow time! Season changes will probably alter the effect as the angle of the sun changes a bit. From the outside I've noticed that small lights in a dark room (ex: my digital clock backlight) produce pretty rainbow circles on the film." —DMG

    Get it from Amazon for $13.98+ (available in seven sizes).

    Check out our full writeup on Rabbitgoo 3D No Glue Decorative Window Film to learn more!

    23. Get some colorful stackable geometric storage trays to serve snacks or drinks to your guests, store accessories, or assign as a landing spot for your keys, wallet, and other important items you shouldn't forget on your way out.


    Promising review: "Love this color combination so much! The material is matte finish but the touch feels soft and smooth. Overall it’s better than my expectations." —BOMENG

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $8.78+.

    24. Hang a macrame wall mirror for good lewks and some quality self-reflection — for example, "This was such a smart purchase. Prime selfie opps for me and my guests, and I can touch up my makeup before I whiz out the door."


    Promising review: "I love this little mirror! Its simple design goes with basically any color scheme and really adds a nice touch to my bedroom. The mirror is pretty small, so it's mostly just for doing makeup or glancing by, but love it nonetheless!" —Alyssa Bernblum

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two colors and sizes).

    25. Or hang a boho-inspired photo display to keep your memories organized and actually on display for those pictured to see and reminisce — and it comes with 25 removable wood clips ready to go!


    Promising review: "I am in love with this wall photo display. It is perfect, very unique, and a great way to display pictures without taking up too much space and clutter. It is also great quality. Even my husband liked it. It comes with a bunch of those clips so you can clip as many pictures as you like — which is something I didn't know prior to purchasing — thought you had to buy the clips separately, but nope!" —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in three colors).

    26. Give your makeup brushes and assorted knickknacks a stylish home in some mirrored holders that'll stand out and attract compliments no matter where you put them or what you use them for.


    Promising review: “My mom gave me an antique vanity for Christmas, and I was looking for something a little more decorative for my makeup brushes than my acrylic holder. After looking at Hobby Lobby, Walmart, and Target, I was very happy to have come across these! They were exactly what I was looking for. They came packaged nicely and none of them were damaged. The holders are very sturdy and hold all my brushes and display them well. They’re not 'cheaply' made, which was my only concern. The mirrored parts are genuine and match the look of what I wanted for my vanity. I would recommend these to anyone who is looking for cute and decorative storage!" —Destiny Campbell

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $24.99.

    27. And finally, put your wine obsession to good use and store your bottles in an elegant rack that's so gorgeous it might take your breath away — so my advice to you is: breathe in, breathe out, and take a big sip of wine from any of your six bottles.


    Promising review: "This wine rack is even nicer in person. It is a beautiful color and can hold up to six wine glasses. It is so pretty and can definitely be used as decor as well. The rose gold color makes it very on trend and modern. It seems durable and good quality as well. I am very happy with this wine rack. It isn't bulky, so it adds that minimalist look." —slp07e

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four colors).

    Me emerging from my laziness...and still not having the motivation to spruce up my mess of a home:

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