The home is, (and should always be), a special place. It’s where we relax, recharge, and spend time with the ones we’re close to. It should be filled with items that help facilitate relaxation, fun, and a general good vibe throughout. But, how do you choose the right items, especially with all the options out there?
I used to struggle when it came to picking out things for the home, especially home decor items. But, I’ve found a lot of items that just work. Here are 26 items for your home that will improve your space:
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1. Floating Shelves
Floating shelves are a great addition to any room. They can be a place to display other items or use for storage. When placed correctly, they can even be a great place for plants to flourish! There are so many options out there when it comes to floating shelves and depending on your aesthetic, here are some options:
The 3-pack of white floating shelves above are perfect for any room and can flow with just about any aesthetic. At only $26.99, they are basically a steal.
This set of 2 24 inch floating shelves give you a bit more space to add items, is super easy to hang, and comes in 5 different colors. The pair is a little over $55 and can really upgrade any blank wall.
If you want to go bigger, this 3 pack of 36-inch shelves can hold quite a bit, are easy to install, and come in 3 colors. The pack is $49.99 and can give you space to display photos or whatever you wish.
2. A Light Projector for the Bedroom
While these light projectors used to be marketed only for kids, they can make a great addition to any adult bedroom as well. They are even a great addition for those who suffer from insomnia as they tend to be quite relaxing and can aid in sleep.
BlissLights Sky Lite 2.0
This little guy can be controlled from your phone and can make any room feel out of this world. This model offers a red, blue, or green nebula cloud and blue stars. It’s pretty awesome and is only $59.99!
3. Indoor Hanging Planters
I absolutely love plants and honestly can’t get enough of them. They’re living decor! There are a lot of options out there for hanging planters but I’m especially fond of the macrame style. They can blend in seamlessly with any type of decor and despite the look of them, are pretty easy to install.
While this 5-pack doesn’t come with the pots themselves, they do come with the hooks to hang them. They fit most small pots and can really liven up a space. At only $18.99, they can make a big difference in the flow of a room on the cheap.
This set is similar but it does come with pots and hooks. It has 4 plant hangers and 5 pots. It is $27.99.
4. Book Shelves
Books shelves do not have to only hold books but if you have a book collection like I do, you need more than 1 shelf to house them all. They are also great for holding board games, figurines, plants (of course), and just about anything else you need storage for, (or want to display). They make a great addition to any home office, living room, entryway or dining room.
If you favor an industrial look, (that can also blend with other aesthetics), this one is pretty great. It comes in Retro Gray or Rustic brown, has 5 shelves, and each tier can hold up to 70 lbs! It’s only $105 and really does give you a good bit of bang for your buck.
If you want something smaller, this shelf comes in 10 colors, has 3 shelves, and is really easy to put together. It’s only $73 and can still hold a good bit of books or whatever you’re looking to store or display.
5. Fridge Organization Products
It’s entirely too easy for an organized fridge to turn into a not-so-organized fridge in a matter of days. These items can help keep your fridge neat and organized!
This set of 10 stackable fridge organization bins keep everything in its place. And, it’s only $26.99 for the entire set!
6. An Upgraded Computer Chair
Even if you don’t work at home, you may spend time gaming on a PC. A nice computer chair can really spruce up office space and add some much-needed comfort.
I always recommend the chair above because it’s the one that I use and it’s super comfortable. It’s $179 but I have had mine for at least 2 years now with no complaints!
The next one gives off a bit more of a modern vibe without making you completely uncomfortable. Plus, it’s only $79 and looks pretty sleek if you ask me.
Lastly, if you want comfort and a great place to game, I’ve yet to find a chair that matches this one even when I’ve gone far over this one’s price point. It’s $109, comes with a removable head pillow and back pillow, and doesn’t make those long hours of gaming give you a stiff neck or back.
7. A Comfy Chaise Lounge
If you want a place to read in comfort and give your room some character, consider adding a chaise lounge. Not only do these guys make the perfect reading chair, but they’re also extremely gentle on the body! Plus, with all the options out there, there is a color and upholstery for anyone!
This one is fantastic because not only does it have a small price tag, it can even used as a sleeping nook for an overnight guest. It comes in a few neutral colors that can fit any room and is only $146!
For something that’s even more comfortable, consider the chaise lounge above. This one is $229 and highly durable, making it a great option for anybody with pets who love to be on any and all pieces of furniture.
8. Some Colorful Wall Art
There are truly endless options available for colorful wall art and wall art of all kinds. The right art in the right spots can totally transform a dull space into a spectacular one.
Here are some of my favorite places to find wall art and customize my own:
- Wayfair (Always check their daily sales for the best deals).
- Mix Tiles (You can make your own pictures wall art that is super easy to hang – think of these as having “built-in command strips”.
- Etsy (Tons of customizable art as well as beautiful handmade unique pieces of wall art)
This stunning 48 x 24 inch canvas could add some color to any room. It’s $109 on Amazon.
9. A Down Comforter
These comforters are simply comfortable AF. With the right one, it can feel like you’re wrapped up in a cloud. Even though you are mostly going to see these in bright white, there are other options for those of us who do enjoy a pop of color.
The one above is tough to beat when it comes to comfort, in my opinion. It’s only $90 and beats most hotel comforters by a landslide.
10. Cozy Blankets
Who doesn’t love cozy blankets? They can serve a dual purpose of comfort and some style. Use blankets to add pops of color to your living areas.
These chunky knit blankets are fantastic! They’re super comfortable, a lot more durable than they appear and absolutely lovely! This one comes in a variety of colors, (although I am partial to this dusty yellow). The price of $79.99 may seem steep but the blanket is huge and looks great, (even after a lot of machine washes).
Plants are a great way to add dimension and character to any space, especially in the right planter. Take a look at some of these options:
This set of indoor/outdoor planters have a nice clean, modern vibe. The pair is only $29.99 and can pretty much go with any decor you already have.
I love these types of planters, (and there are a ton of options if this one doesn’t fit your style). This planter in particular has a medium, large and extra-large option with a number of color options. It starts at $51.
12. A Bar Cart
If you drink, a great way to store and perhaps even display your collection of wine and other spirits is a bar cart.
Even though the bar cart pictured above is gold, there are options in silver and black, and more. It’s a lower-cost option that looks and feels much more expensive than it is. Depending on the color you choose, this bar cart starts at $105.
13. Colorful End Tables
Another great way to add some color into a room is end tables! You don’t have to settle for something bland when these colorful options exist:
This end table, great for small spaces, comes in yellow, teal, silver, and more low-key colors. It’s $68.
14. Plants, Plants & More Plants
Okay, so obviously I really like plants. My plant collection has been continually growing for a couple of years and it still feels like there could be more, (in all my rooms).
More and more places are offering live plants that can be delivered right to your door. A great one is Bloomscape. Their website is super easy to navigate and can help even novices find the perfect plant with tons of pet-safe and low-maintenance options.
15. A Smart Assistant
I use both my Google Home and Alexa a lot more than I thought I would. It’s great for answering questions quickly, playing your favorite music, and reminding you of important tasks & appointments. There are tons of other features too.
16. Try a Gallery Wall
You don’t have to be a decor expert to try your hand at a gallery wall. With the right picture frames, wall accents, and touches of your own, it can really be something. The first one I did was pretty lame but I’ve since gotten the hang of it. Basically, find things that look well together and organize them in a way that draws the eye.
Above is a set of 10 picture frames that come in 3 colors, (Rustic Brown – shown above, gray and walnut brown). If you’re looking to simply get started on a gallery wall, this set is a great way to start. The set of 10 is only $35.99!
17. Upgraded Lamps
While basic lamps get the job done, sometimes an upgrade in even just a lamp can change the whole vibe of a room.
This floor lamp gives an industrial vibe and generally just looks cool. It’s certainly a lot better than anything basic. And, it’s only $41.99!
These column lamps are great because they give you some extra shelving. This one is $45.99 and can literally fit in with any decor in any room!
18. A New Knife block
Before I really started noticing, (or caring), about the little details in my kitchen, I suppose I saw those details in others’ kitchens. I remember seeing a friend’s hand towels and thinking they were adorable. When I got home, I realized that mine kind of sucked. This prompted me into looking at more details – particularly my old, very lame knife. I’ve since updated and not only does it make slicing up veggies easier, it looks a hell of a lot better too.
When I first starting searching for a quality knife block, some of the price tags scared me. I’m talking $300-$400 which to me felt insane at the time. I found the one above and met in the middle and I couldn’t be happier. $75 may feel like a lot but you won’t have to go replacing your knife block 2x per year.
The one above is also pretty awesome and a unique way to save space! Also, it looks super modern and is only $43!
19. A Place For Fresh Fruit
Having a hanging fruit basket makes it feel like it’s the 90’s and I’m back at grandma’s house. But, it doesn’t have to look like it! A hanging fruit basket can save space and with this macrame one below, it looks pretty cool too.
And, it’s only $39!
I’ve always loved decorative lights and probably put them in more places than needed – but they add so much ambiance! There are lots of ideas of how to hang the lights I’m going to mention but go ahead and get creative!
These LED light strips are super fun and these ones can be controlled with Amazon Alexa or Google Home. Plus, you can control them directly from your smartphone. The possibilities with these are endless – the back of your TV, around the top of a room, underneath cabinets – you name! This set is only $25.99 and has 32 ft of totally customizable lights.
21. Add Some Fun Accents
When I say “accents”, I mean any decorative object that you enjoy. There are a lot of options out there so you can get as unique as you want. If you want some accents that are outside of the box, check out these ones below:
22. Welcome Mats
Welcome mats are a great way to spruce up your porch and there are lots of great options available, (even some pretty clever ones).
23. Soap Dispensers
You have probably seen those videos where people put anything that goes in a bottle into something more “aesthetically pleasing.” While that’s perfectly cool – more power to them, honestly – who has the time to transfer all that stuff? But, I’m all for it when it comes to soap dispensers!
The 2-pack above is only $14.
If you’re looking for something different, this automatic soap dispenser for $28 is pretty great. You can even control how much soap it dispenses, making it a cool addition to any bathroom.
24. Shoe Organization
If you’ve ever tripped over a misplaced shoe, you probably realized it was time to organize. Having all your shoes neatly stored will save space and minimize clutter.
The ones above are a great way to store your shoes and protect them from dust! This set of 12 stackable shoe storage boxes is only $34.99!
25. Hang Some Mirrors
Mirrors are a great way to add dimension to any space!
Leveling-Up Your Space can be Fun.
And, it doesn’t have to hurt your wallet. Don’t be afraid to try new looks.