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23 Things That'll Make Your House So Much Homier

It's time to actually move in.

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1. Keep your plates, cups, and saucers coordinated and cute with a super-affordable dinnerware set — perfect for your next dinner party.

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The dinnerware set includes four dinner plates, four dessert plates, four bowls, and four mugs.

Promising Review: “These dishes are sturdy, and the color representation from the online picture to the actual product is very accurate. The bowls, though smaller than the ones I had before, will be wonderful for controlling soup and cereal portions. I also love the size of the salad plate, and the mugs are a decent size. If you enjoy a hefty cup of coffee in the morning, these won't be for you. But for entertaining or the occasional tea or hot chocolate drinker, these mugs are the perfect size. The handles are the kind that are easy to rest your thumb on top of, too. So that's another plus!” —Kaela

Get the 16-piece set from Amazon for $27.99 (available in four colors).

2. Add some serious personality to your living room or bedroom by hanging up a set of wooden gallery frames. They even come with super helpful templates!

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Promising Review: “I purchased this set a few months ago, put the frames in a closet, and have been dragging my feet to get pictures printed. I finally opened the box and was shocked to find there was already artwork included! The photos are actually really nice, so I decided to hang the frames up with the included art. The templates made them really easy to hang. Just cut them out, tape them to the wall, so you can get a feel for how you want it arranged, and make the holes right over the paper. I decided not to use the anchors and opted for small nails instead. They are pretty lightweight, so I don't foresee any issues with not using the anchors.” —Diana

Get the seven-piece set from Amazon for $33.32.

3. Cook basically whatever you want with a multitalented Instant Pot and the super-helpful The Instant Pot Cook Book.

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The six-quart Instant Pot can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sautéer, yogurt maker, and warmer.

Promising Review: “This has changed how I cook roasts, baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, and even stews. I love how easy it is to get a moist, tender roast. It gives me much better results than I ever had with the slow cooker. It’s so easy to throw something in and have it ready for dinner.” —Jodi Harmon

Get them from Amazon: Instant Pot for $99.95 and The Instant Pot Cookbook for $2.99+ (available on eBook and Paperback).

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4. Swap out your mismatched pots and pans for a full non-stick cookware set so you can really start putting your kitchen to work.

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The cookware set includes three saucepans with glass lids, a stockpot with a glass lid, frying pan, slotted spoon, slotted spatula, pasta server, ladle, and potato masher.

Promising Review: “These pots are very pretty, heavy and large. I love the shape at the top because it helps prevent water boiling over them!” —Diane Harding

Get the 15-piece set from Amazon for $42.99 (available in two colors).

5. Lay down a luxurious shag rug to make your bedroom or living space cozier.

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Promising Review: “I love this rug! It looks great in my living room. I have spent a few months looking for a shaggy rug with free shipping. This one is great, and I’ve had no shedding!” —Sullystein

Get it from Amazon for $27.56+ (available in 10 colors and 10 sizes).

And check out our full list of the best rugs you can buy on Amazon here.

6. Make your friends' eyes gleam with envy by grabbing a chrome in-sink dish rack that’ll make washing dishes kind of sexy.

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Promising Review: “Sinks come in many sizes, and finding a dish rack to fit mine was quite the endeavor. I looked at many different racks on Amazon to try to find one to fit the smaller side sink in my kitchen. This over-the-sink drainer rack worked perfectly. It is well-made, good-looking, and fits just right! I will often wash a glass or dish by hand, and this allows me to let them dry in the rack. I don't get too excited about items like this. But when something works, is made well, and looks great, then I get happy!” —Frank

Get it from Amazon for $18.87.

7. Liven up your room using a gorgeous velvet accent chair all your guests will be talking about — and may even try to take home.

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Promising Review: “This chair is great quality. I purchased the gray one, and it's exactly like the photos. The velvet is very soft and in great condition. The seat’s height is good if you want to fit it under a desk or table. Plus, the chair is actually pretty deep, so taller people should also be fine sitting in it. The assembly was also very simple!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $91.99+ (available in six colors).

And check out our full list of the best chairs you can buy on Amazon here.

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8. Store your cotton swabs in an adorable lotus holder for a delicate addition to your bathroom counter or vanity.

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Promising Review: “This is the cutest item ever! The lotus blossom has different-size petals, in case you decide to use it for something other than cotton swabs. I just love this item and plan to purchase several to give as gifts!” —Stacey C

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four colors).

9. Toss your keys or scarves on a leather and brass wall hook that’ll immediately dress up your room.

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Promising Review: “These hooks are unique and work beautifully on my gray mudroom bench. They are very high-quality hooks. But you will have to buy your own screws to install them.” —Winnie

Get them from Anthropologie for $20+ each (available in two styles).

10. Bury yourself in a set of comfy microfiber sheets you can guarantee will put your current ones to shame.

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The set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and one pillowcase for Twin and Twin XL, and two pillowcases for other sizes.

Promising Review: “These sheets are super impressive for the price. The sheets are extremely soft after one wash and have a nice sateen look to them. I would hold them up against our 700-count Egyptian sateen sheets any day. We love them so much, we even bought a second set." —BoldAdventure

Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 10 colors and six sizes).

And check out our full list of the best sheets to buy on Amazon here.

11. Bring some serious coordination to your bathroom with a bamboo accessories set that’s never basic.

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The set includes one dispenser with a brushed stainless-steel pump, one cotton swab box with a lid, one toothbrush holder, one wastebasket, and one towel holder tray.

Promising Review: “This set is lovely, well-constructed, and looks expensive. The wastebasket is medium-size and very adequate. Unless, of course, you are lax in emptying the wastebasket. If you want a bamboo set, this is a great choice at a great price!” —Marsha S

Get the five-piece set from Amazon for $44.99.

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12. Switch on an antique-looking brass floor lamp to light up even the darkest corners of your home — and possibly your heart.

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Promising Review: “This lamp was just perfect for my boho-inspired home office. While I purchased it mostly for its aesthetic, it'll make the perfect reading light. It is easy to put together and adjust for such a reasonable price!” —Renee

Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two finishes).

13. Make your fridge just a little more inviting with a set of refrigerator storage bins.

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The storage bins set includes a wide bin, narrow bin, condiment caddy, and 21-egg holder.

Promising Review: “These bins are the perfect size for their intended products, and they keep the refrigerator organized. They're a good quality and thickness, and easy to clean. I’m very happy with this purchase!” —Shopping Angel

Get the four-piece set from Amazon for $29.99.

14. Swap your metal home office accessories for a vibrant desktop organizer you can configure in limitless ways.

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Promising Review: “I was very excited to get this item and decided to toss my old mesh desk organizer as soon as I took it out of the package. It looks so perfect! It has five divided parts that can easily be arranged to fit any desktop area. It can also hold more office supplies than other desk organizers I’ve owned.” —Ken

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in eight colors).

15. Increase your living room's fabulousness with a walnut and faux-marble coffee table.

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Promising Review: “We absolutely love this table! It isn’t hard to put together, if you follow the instructions. It's been sturdy enough for our family, including two kids. It’s a really beautiful piece, and people are always shocked at how much we purchased it for!” —Maggie H

Get it from Amazon for $61.64.

And check out our full list of the best furniture you can buy on Amazon here.

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16. Get scarves and small handbags off the floor by placing them on a sleek metal accessories hook.

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Promising Review: “I bought the two-pack, so I could use one for scarves and the other for jewelry. I moved into a new house and still had a box of my larger necklaces. In my last place, I had them hanging on hooks or pins on the wall, which wasn’t really 'adulting-approved.' But I hooked my necklaces and bracelets, big and small, onto these rings. And not only is my necklace collection now organized and detangled, but it also looks like art!” —Kristin

Get it from Amazon for $8.45+ (available in seven finishes).

17. Sip in style with a set of hand-blown glasses made from recycled glass.

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Promising Review: “I bought these glasses to replace a set I bought 20 years ago — which I actually still had three of. But these are even bigger than the set I was replacing, which I really like. They arrived intact and very nicely packaged. I just ordered the matching smaller set to go with them!” —Cindy M

Get the set of six from Amazon for $42.99.

18. Secure your over-the-head headphones on your dresser or desk using a headphones rack.

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Promising Review: “This stand was easy to assemble. It has a stable bottom anchor weight with a relatively small desk footprint, which helps prevent tipping over. It is a really great buy, seeing that I did not want to mess up the finish on any of my furniture or wall to clamp, stick, hang, or drill in a headphone holder.” —Linda S.

Get it from Amazon for $18 (available in three colors, with a round or square base).

19. Ditch your predictable glass cruets for a set of stoneware oil and vinegar bottles your friends will adore.

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The canisters are dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing is recommended.

Promising Review: “I love how these bottles look. They're modern and add a little something to my kitchen counter. However, the oil dribbles out of the bottle instead of flowing out in a stream. So it should be noted you may have to wipe it down after you use it!” —Anonymous

Get the set of two from Crate & Barrel for $10.95.

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20. Pack away towels, bedding, or off-season clothes in a handsome set of under-the-bed storage boxes.

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Promising Review: "My husband and I have to share a closet — ugh, good thing he's worth it! So I bought this to free up the top shelf. It is extremely sturdy, holding five pairs of pants, 20 shirts, a dress, and my pajamas. The box also doesn’t tilt or stretch!” —Mflinn

Get the set of two from Amazon for $14.99.

21. Take bread storage to new levels with a clear bread box that’s worth every single carb.

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Promising Review: “I’ve been baking bread for quite a while now. And until I got this bread keeper, my bread would go stale in about three days, if I left it out. I could extend it to four days, if I put it in a plastic bag. But there would definitely be mold by the fifth day. But with this bread keeper, I've seemed to be able to keep bread fresh for over a week. The crust definitely gets soft. But there is no mold. And after about 10 days, it is only stale around the edges.” —Cases Davis

Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

22. Display your jewelry in a terrace tray that’ll make your current accessories holder look super wack.

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Promising Review: “This tray looks great on top of my dresser and is just the right size. It doesn't take up too much space and holds a lot of jewelry. I also love the sliding trays and how easy it is to access everything. I’m so happy I purchased this!” —J. Grady

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

23. And upgrade from your creaky, old mattress to a plush firm-feel foam mattress. Your back will most definitely be grateful.

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Promising Review: "I have a 15-year-old son who kept complaining about his old mattress, saying he couldn't sleep on it. He was having all kinds of back pain and, just in general, growing pains. So I ordered this mattress. It came early, which was a big plus. And my son is now sleeping through the night and not complaining. He loves it!" —Ella

Get it from Amazon for $113.13+ (available in seven sizes and four thicknesses).

And check out our full list of the best mattresses you can buy on Amazon here.

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