27 Pretty Things For Your Home That’ll Convince Everyone Who Comes Over That You Have Great Taste

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27 Pretty Things For Your Home That’ll Convince Everyone Who Comes Over That You Have Great Taste

No time like the present to elevate your space.


Rachel Dunkel

by Rachel Dunkel

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by Maria Sabella

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A set of string lights that are a staggering 48 feet long to make your outdoor space even more usable. Now you can transform your patio space into a private outdoor bistro for you and your pals to enjoy.

a reviewer photo of the lights hung over an outdoor dining table


Promising review: “I am a big fan of lighting and ambience. These made my rooftop terrace all the more charming and comfortable. I bought two strings for a huge deck and they fit great! All the bulbs came intact and all work so far!” —Shanna Cancino

Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in two styles and five sizes).

2. wall-mounted bookshelf for displaying books, knickknacks, and your extensive candle collection. Extra storage that happens to look great is the ultimate win-win. 

reviewer close up of the gold and white bookshelf holding decorative items and a white cat

reviewer photo of the white and wood bookshelf holding pieces of decor

Promising review: “This bookcase was just perfect for our living room. It has a lot of capacity but is still sleek. It fits perfectly into a contemporary/midcentury modern/Japandi aesthetic. It was easy to assemble and made from high-quality materials. The only complaint I had was that I needed an offset screwdriver to screw it into the wall. I would also like to commend the rep for the excellent customer service I received. The original item I received has a small manufacturing defect: The thread in one of the holes of one shelf was missing so I couldn’t attach the bolt. After I contacted them, they looked into it, and sent me a replacement bookcase free of charge.” —Aniruddha Gupta

Get it from Amazon for $125.15+ (available in three sizes and 23 colors/finishes).


A velvet floor pillow to give your pad a little extra seating. And as a huge bonus, they’ll still look adorable stacked when you’re not using them.

Stack of five plush velvet floor pillows in various shades

Urban Outfitters

Promising review: “I LOVE my floor pillow! I use mine every day and I have several because I love them so much. Highliy recommend!” —KoyaMC

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $49 (originally $59, available in six colors).


A gallery wall frame set because one of the great joys in life is setting up a display of all of your favorite photos, prints, and artwork. It’s just good to be surrounded by the things you love.

The frames on a wall behind a sofa


The set includes one 11×14″, two 8×10″, and four 5×7″ frames.

Promising review: “I’m very pleased with this purchase. These frames are great quality, sturdy, well-made, and they have glass rather than plastic like some others I’ve purchased. I will definitely be buying more.” —rhyan davis

Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in four colors and two styles).

5. An artificial ficus for anyone who’d like a little more life in their space but is sadly lacking a green thumb. Listen, bigger plants and trees are super hard to keep alive indoors, I support this decision. 

The tree in a white planter inside of a home


Promising review: “I love this tree! It’s really great quality. Artificial trees are typically very expensive, so I was afraid this one would look cheap because it is sold at such a great price, but I took a shot based on the great reviews, and I’m so glad I did. It does not come with a decorative pot, just the small black planter as shown in the picture, but I knew this at the time of purchase and had already planned to put it in a pot I already owned. I added some dried moss on the top of the filler items I put in the pot to hold the plant in place, and it looks great. I would definitely purchase again, and I just might buy another one for another area of my home.” —SK

Get it from Amazon for $31+ (available in five sizes).

6. A pair of rainbow drip candles that reveal more and more hues the longer they’re lit. What a delightful surprise!

Two white candlesticks with dots of inner colored wax

Candle after burning, with rainbow drops dripping down sides


Promising review:These have to be the coolest things I have ever purchased. I have them in an empty wine bottle. I will be buying many more to cover the entire bottle in wax.” —Bre

Get a pair from Amazon for $6.91.


A sun-patterned shower curtain, because the one you’ve been using since you moved into your first apartment has seen better days.

a white shower curtain with a dark grey solar quilt-like pattern


Jungalow is a Black woman-owned business started by designer Justina Blakeney. 

Promising review: “The shower curtain did not disappoint it was the crowning jewel on my bathroom masterpiece. It pulled the whole color scheme together, the quality is nice, it’s soft, and it hangs elegantly. I was very pleased with this purchase.” —Lisa K. 

Get it from Jungalow for $49.

8. A hanging branch clothing rack for displaying your favorite or most reached for pieces of clothing in a true place of honor. Bringing a little piece of the outdoors in is almost aways a good choice when it comes to decor. 

Clothes hanging from the birch branch clothing rack

PaPappa / Etsy

PaPappa is a small business based in Tallinn, Estonia that sells whimsical clothing racks, rugs, and other home goods.

Promising review: “Everyone who has visited my new flat has commented on how lovely this is.” —Claire Mackenzie

Get it from PaPappa on Etsy for $116.81+ (originally $155.88+; available in four different branch options and five hanging material options).

9. A minimalist colorblock decal that adds a pop of color and design without committing to actual paint. Much easier to put up *and* take down when you’re ready for another change. 

the wall decal behind a bed

the yellow, green, and red decal on a wall

Kenna Sato Designs / Etsy

Saint George, Utah-based Kenna Sato Designs sells fun wall decor, prints, and gifts like mugs and phone cases.

Promising review: “Don’t know how I went this long without trying wall vinyls! These really do liven up boring white walls. These were relatively easy to put up even by myself and on slightly textured walls. Also great communication from the seller and getting back to questions quickly!” —Amy Cheung

Get it from Kenna Sato Designs on Etsy for $56.99 (available in four color combos, or you can customize with colors of your choosing).

10. A fresh eucalyptus bundle whose scent will be released when you shower for a delightfully calming effect. Not to mention it also looks A+. 

a eucalyptus bundle hanging from a shower wall underneath the shower head

Eucalyptus Blooms / Etsy

Eucalyptus Blooms is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based Etsy shop creating relaxing bath time products.

Promising review: “I was surprised at the actual size of the eucalyptus I received, in a good way! It’s great that it includes the hook and directions to get the most out of your product. I’m super happy so far and am really impressed with the quality. Can’t wait to order another one in the future!” —Hannah Lowe

Get it from Eucalyptus Blooms on Etsy for $13.65+ (originally $19.50+; available in three sizes or multi-packs). 

11. A gorgeous glass cake stand to show off your bakes in style. But no presh. Even if it’s chillin’ on your countertop most of the time, it’s still a beautiful display piece. Let the compliments roll in. 

gif of the cake stand changing colors, and a hand lifting a glass cloche off of a cake

the green cake stand holding a cake that's covered with a glass dome


Promising review:Freshly baked goods in these beauties make my kitchen look like a darling bespoke pastry shop, and that simple pleasure has lifted my spirits greatly. They are beautifully crafted from a glassmaker in Ohio, and right out of the image of a picture perfect retro kitchen. Love.” —ginandjuniper

Get it from Food52 for $47+ (available in three sizes, with or without a glass dome, and in eight colors). 

12. mini bar cart you can use for drinks, photo frames, or anything in between. Its sleek look and wheels make it equally chic and functional.

Reviewer photo of the gold bar cart filled with serving vessels

Reviewers say it’s on the shorter side, so depending on your height, it might be better as a stationary piece rather than something you wheel around.

Promising review: “I give 6 stars for sturdiness. This cart doesn’t squeak or lean; it’s very high-quality, and something I would expect to find at a Crate & Barrel.” —Jason E Steckey

Get it from Amazon for $83.09+ (available in six finishes).


A wireless library light to highlight your favorite works of art or sections of your bookshelf without having to call in help from an electrician. They even come with a remote that helps you fine-tune their brightness to just the right level.

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The portrait lights run on AAA batteries and come with a remote that sets both the brightness level and a timer.

Promising review: “For the price you can’t beat it. Super easy to install and lightweight. The gold had a slight orange tint to it, so be mindful of that. I actually just taped over the light and spray painted ours with gold spray paint I had left over and then they were absolutely perfect.” —Paris Seder

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in 13 colors and two sizes).

14. velvet sectional couch so you can kick back, relax, and settle in for a movie marathon. This beauty comes in 10 upholstery colors to give your living room a stunning new focal point. 

side view of the blue couch in a living room

close up of the green couch in a living room

AllModern, AllModern

Promising review: “This couch is really beautiful — the color and just the way it looks. It was also the easiest thing to put together. I’m notoriously bad at assembling furniture, and it took me, alone, less than 20 minutes. It’s not super comfortable, but it’s comfortable enough.” —Giules

Get it from AllModern for $1170 (available in 10 upholstery colors and two leg colors).


A Barefoot Dreams throw blanket so soft and squishy it’s developed a cult following. Just be prepared that people might start dropping by when they “happen” to be in the neighborhood just to snuggle with it.

A stack of three plush blankets


Promising review: “I’m obsessed with this blanket! I brought it with me when I went to the hospital to have my little boy and it was so comforting. I love snuggling with it and him! I’m definitely buying more! I got the green, fantastic color. Holds up well in the wash too.” —BlissMama

Get it from Nordstrom for $158 (available in four colors).

16. tree floor lamp because there’s nothing more important than secondary lighting when it comes to curating a vibe. 

closeup of reviewer's lit lamp

the gold-tone lamp lit up in a living room

Promising review: “This is an awesome lamp, it’s very unique! It comes with amber glass incandescent bulbs. 10/10 would recommend this lamp!” —Preston

Get it from Amazon for $83.99.

17. velvet accent chair to place in any corner of your home that you think needs a little extra va-va-voom. What a nice little perch. 

reviewer photo of the blue velvet chair with gold legs

reviewer photo of the pink chair in a blue room

Everything you need for assembly is included!

Promising review: “I was viewing this chair for weeks but was unsure of how sturdy it would be…well, I was wrong! I bought it to use as my desk chair in my work space at home. I wanted something chic to match my personality because I don’t really like rolling chairs (they lack that ‘home’ feel in my opinion, leave them at the office lol!). It took me about 15 minutes to put it together, and it sits perfectly with my desk. She’s comfy, strong (BBW approved lol), and the pink is absolutely beautiful!” —Ce’Asia T.

Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in 13 designs).


A storage locker from Mustard Made if you could use another closet lying around that doubles as a deliciously retro piece of decor. Clothes, tools, linens, books, and all that hobby stuff you have no place to store all would look killer in this trendy unit, which by the way comes in 12 stunning colors. (Good luck picking.)

tall double storage locker in butter yellow

Mustard Made

Promising review: “I knew this was going to be a cute storage solution but what I was SUPER impressed about was the assembly process! This was so well designed, and was so easy to put together, and you can put this together yourself. Plus the instructions were really easy to follow!” —Wendy

Get it from Mustard Made for $599 (available in 12 colors).

19. leaning mirror that will both give you an excellent place to play fashion show every morning *and* make your room feel a bit bigger thanks to the reflection. 

rectangular full-length mirror with a gold frame

reviewer photo of the gold floor mirror in a living room

Promising review: “Absolutely stunning, packaged very well, and easy to stand up. I’m a TALL girl (a little over 5’10”), and having a mirror that was large enough for me was very important. This does exactly that, but isn’t so big that it takes up too much space. Overall amazing and definitely worth the buy!” —Bria Million

Get a 65″ x 22″ mirror from Amazon for $135.67+ (available in 17 other sizes and tons of finishes).

20. A woven jute basket to keep any blankets, pillows, or other living room accessories neat with little to no effort.

the jute basket with dirty clothes in it


Promising review: “Beautiful, heavy duty, well-made. I bought it to put next to a chair for books, a blanket, etc., but my cat loves it too! Makes a soft bed for her!” —charlotte silver

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four styles). 

21. A beaded bohemian chandelier if the cheap standard ones you currently stare at all day long are getting you down. Invest in something a little more you. 

a chandelier hung over a reviewer's bathtub

the light fixture in a different reviewer's bedroom

Promising review: “Love this light fixture! I have it in my kitchen. Really adds to the boho vibe. If you have a handyman around, I’m sure they could install it. My husband did it in about an hour or so. Beware: It is rather large and in charge, but beautiful! May not suit a small area. In addition, the light bulbs it comes with are not dimmable so you may want to purchase three of those if you need it to dim. Very happy with the purchase overall!” —Sierra

Get it from Amazon for $135.12 (available in two colors).

22. A set of five honeycomb-style hexagon shelves made from cedar wood that add a cool geometric design to your wall while also giving a perch for all of your keepsakes.  

The shelves holding flowers and a figurine

303 Woods / Etsy

303 Woods is a Shreveport, Louisiana-based, couple-owned small business that makes a variety of custom-built furnishings and home decor pieces.

Promising review: “We received our shelves last night, and I LOVE THEM! They are exactly as described and the perfect size for the wall in our hallway. They are also sent with nails for you to hang them. I cannot say enough great things about Joey. I was a little leery about hanging them because people posted so many different ways of arranging them, but I reached out to Joey, and he showed me the simplest way! He was so kind and responsive. Super friendly seller! I would absolutely purchase from him again and recommend his work!” —Kristine Tran

Get it from 303 Woods on Etsy for $106.95 (originally $115).

23. An ultra-modern iridescent vase with an unique flat shape to place anywhere you think needs just a little extra pick-me-up. The side table, bookshelf, and bathroom counter are already arguing about who gets to hang out with this guy. 

arched vase with a single eucalyptus stem inside. it's iridescent in color.


My BuzzFeed Shopping colleague Sally Elshorafa says: “I own this vase! I prefer to buy vases on Amazon and pair different pieces together. This one is great because it doesn’t have a round footprint, so it’s easy to put on a bookshelf or against a wall. I totally recommend it!”

Promising review: “This vase is gorgeous, playful, and elegant. It gives of beautiful ethereal vibes. I’m very happy with it.” —Suzanne Roth

Get it from Amazon for $34.88

24. A stunning painted tea kettle because a home its at its best when its functional items double as little pieces of art. Your stove is going to be thrilled to display this baby. 

the pink painted teapot next to a jar of cookies

Kaushalam Creations / Etsy

Kaushalam Creations is a small biz based in India that makes just *the* most stunning hand-painted kitchen accessories, from bowls and trays to tumblers and spice containers. 

Promising review: “All I can say is WOW! It’s so beautiful and shipped quickly. I am very proud to own such a beautiful, fine tea pot. I can imagine owning it for a very long time.” —Pauline Orr

Get it from Kaushalam Creations on Etsy for $55+ (available in stainless steel or aluminum). 

25. A ridiculously cute macrame produce hammock to free up some precious kitchen counter space while also giving your produce a little place to chill. Aw, it’s like they’re on vacation!

the white product basket attached to the bottom of a cabinet and holding fruit

Knapp’s Knots / Etsy

San Diego-based small biz Knapp’s Knots is pretty much any macrame lover’s dream — in addition to their popular produce baskets, they make beautiful shelves, plant hangers, and wall decor.

Promising review: “I hated having a pile of fruit on my countertops. Bowls and baskets were always too big or small and taking up precious counter space. This is the perfect, cute and functional solution! I was able to screw in the hooks by hand — quick and easy installation.” —Taylormschulte

Get it from Knapp’s Knots on Etsy for $28.90+ (available in two sizes and 11 colors). 

26. tapestry that’s colorful and fun, creating an organic outdoorsy feel wherever you hang it. It’s an especially great choice for any renters out there who need a healthy dose of brightness and personality but can’t paint. 

The vividly colored tapestry, featuring trees, mountains, birds, and more, hanging above a bed


Promising review: “Beautiful tapestry! Nice stitched edges, good quality print of the design. It was going to go elsewhere in the house but it selfishly ended up by my bed because it’s so pretty.” —s.black

Get it from Amazon for $11.98+ (available in five sizes).

27. And a handmade macrame hanging plant holder so your plant babies can catch a great view of your apartment and maybe a little extra sun if they’re by a window. It’s like they’re flying! How adorable.

the white plant hanger hanging in a bathroom

the brown plant hanger hanging in a blue room


Promising review: “I bought this product as a gift and I am so happy with the quality. The plant hanger is well-made and looks sturdy. It holds even smaller pots securely. I will be buying more for myself and for other gifts. Can’t say enough good things about this product!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (also available as a set of two and in four colors). 

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

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