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Some classy-looking peel-and-stick tile to dress up your walls and make your home feel fancier than it actually is.


Promising review: “I’m very pleased with this product. They are very shiny and look beautiful in natural light. They are textured and look very real. Honestly I didn’t do the best job installing them but you can’t see any mistakes unless you really stare at them up close! So even if you don’t have a diy thumb, you can do it!! The white ‘grout’ on the white tile helps hide mistakes as well! Definitely would recommend. :)” —lauren porter

Get it from Amazon for $33.99 (available in five colors).


A happy little planter that just wants to sit around and bring positive vibes to your space.

Urban Outfitters

Promising review: “Love this little smiley pot. Brings a smile to your face :)” — Lp77

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16.

Promising review: “This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places. We also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were. Several other areas were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magical eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand-new. I’m buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We’re so glad we found this product.” —Kris

Get it from Amazon for $14.73.


A storage tree so you can show off your collection of cute mugs that now double as decor.

Urban Outfitters

Promising review: “The wood is nice and solid and the piece itself is well made and looks wonderful holding my favorite mugs!!” —kkatee

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $20.


A sleek (but ventilated!) cable box that’s much nicer to look at than ugly piles of tangled cords cluttering up your floor space.


Plus, now your kids and/or pets won’t decide those cords are their new favorite dangerous toys.

Promising review: “The quality of this is great and I love that it makes my desk look so much more organized. It has many openings and can fit a larger extension cord inside of it.” —nancy simmons

Get it from Amazon for $25.99. Check out an option that’ll blend in with wood floors.


A Crosley record player because there’s just something cozy about throwing on a record while cooking, cleaning, eating a romantic meal, or even just having a quiet night around the house.

Urban Outfitters

Promising review: “Great sound, nice clean design, with straightforward instructions, it’s good for a first-time player or someone looking for something more portable because it’s sleek and light to carry around. Definitely happy with this purchase!” —carlyyyy1313

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $69.


Promising review: “Such a simple idea, how is this just coming into my life now? I didn’t think showers could get any better but now I have a brew/wine within reach at all times. Really helps take the edge off after a long day. The thing is way sturdier than you’d expect, I’ve tugged on it and it’s not going anywhere. The slotted design allows you to use stemmed wineglasses too. A truly perfect product. This $13 piece of plastic is working as hard as my therapist and I stan.” —Steven

Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in six colors).


A set of woven curtains to add a breezy aesthetic to any room.


Get it from Anthropologie for $78+ (available in 4 sizes).


Some colorful wall art that’ll make you smile and, tbh, could also serve as inspo for your other decor choices.

Priscilla Weidlein / Tiny Showcase

Tiny Showcase is a small business whose goal is to make collecting art more affordable and accessible. They release limited edition prints from a variety of incredible artists, and donate a portion of the proceeds to a nonprofit organization near and dear to the artists’ heart.

Also, heads up that Tiny Showcase has a quantity policy, meaning you can only buy two of each print, to avoid wholesale transactions and maintain the integrity of an online curated gallery.

Get All Together Now by Priscilla Weidlein from Tiny Showcase for $36+ (available unframed, matted 11″x14″, or framed in maple; PayPal available).

Check out more available pieces at Tiny Showcase here.


A lovely hazelnut and coffee-scented candle to make your space smell like a cozy cafe instead of your roommate’s pile of week-old dirty dishes.

Paige’s Candle Co.

Paige’s Candle Co. is a Black woman-owned small business based in New York City that specializes in vegan candles that are shipped with biodegradable materials. Founder Paige Graham is a strong believer that access to natural products should not be constrained by one’s zip code, and works to create products that contribute towards a positive and healthy lifestyle accessible to everyone. A portion of sales are donated to offer free craft classes to New York City non-profit organizations, and during the COVID-19 crisis, a portion of sales are donated to City Harvest, a non-profit organization helping to feed hungry New Yorkers in need.

Get it from Paige’s Candle Co. for $15+ (available in three sizes; Shop Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal available).


A surface cover so you can pretend your surfaces are made from expensive marble. No one has to know!


Check out our write-up of this inexpensive and super cool marble adhesive surface cover!

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

Get it from Amazon for $6.09+ (available in four sizes).

It comes with a bottle of cleaner, a scraper, and a cleaning pad.

Promising review: “I’ve always been annoyed cleaning our glass stovetop, but this has made things so much easier. I even burned on a sauce made with brown sugar last night (and if you’ve ever done that, you know it’s a pain to clean off) and this kit helped clean every little flake off. I’ve also used the scraper to clean paint off of our countertops and tile floors (I may or may not have spilled some during another DIY product 😂) but the scraper helped get it off super easy. 10/10 recommend.” —Rebecca B

Get it from Amazon for $11.50.

Plus, these bulbs come with a lot of super cool features! You can set specific times for the bulbs to turn on and off, use their “sunrise” and “sunset” modes to ease you in and out of the day, sync with your music so the lights change based on the rhythms and dynamics of your favorite songs, AND you can use your camera and photos to select the specific color you want your bulb to match.

Promising review: “I love this lightbulb! The app you download for it is very user friendly, and I adapted to it very quickly. You can adjust brightness and the color all from your phone. One of my favorite features is ‘scene.’ It has a variety of options like ‘romantic,’ ‘reading,’ and the coolest in my opinion: ‘sunrise/sunset.’ Over the span of 15 minutes, it mimics the colors of a sunrise/sunset. It goes from red, to orange, to purple, etc. It’s a very cool lightbulb and I recommend it to all of my friends.” —Kristina Adamik

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.


Some cool blue paint to cover up the original wall color you’ve been tolerating since you moved in. Or if blue isn’t your vibe, check out some other color options here!


Clare is a Black woman-owned small business that focuses on making paint shopping easy and inspiring, offering designer-curated colors, peel-and-stick color swatches, and high quality paint and supplies so your experience is hassle- and mess-free. If the whole concept of repainting stresses you out, Clare is here to help!

Get it from Clare for $54 per gallon (and $2 per swatch; QuadPay available).


A gorgeous shower curtain that’ll make your bathroom feel like a spa resort.


Jungalow is a Black-owned business and the brainchild of designer, founder, creative director Justina Blakeney. The brand prioritizes sustainability, using natural, recycled, recyclable, and compostable materials wherever possible. They also have a cool program where they plant at least two trees for every single order!

Promising review: “I love how this shower curtain gives my small bathroom some strong graphic detail while keeping the vibe soothing and relaxing. It looks stunning next to my collection of tropical plants and the feel of the 100% cotton exterior is beautiful. It was the simplest way to completely transform the space and I love it so much!” —Krystal C.

Get it from Jungalow for $41.


A third-generation Echo Dot that can play music, make calls, send hands-free texts, read the news, set alarms, and that’s not all! You can even connect it to your smart home so you can control your lights, thermostat, locks, and more with just your voice.


Promising review: “Easy set up. I never realized how much I needed this until I got it!! Alexa helps manage my pre-coffee mornings by telling my weather, turning on my lights, and even starting my coffee with the smart plugs and smart lightbulbs I also purchased. She can tell me my news, help me pick what to wear based on the weather and will even sing me a song, tell me a joke or just be that little voice that says “have a nice day!” You can sign up for morning meditations or inspirational quotes to be read to you in the a.m. too. She turns on my lights before I walk into a dark house as well. All little things. But it helps to start your day out right. Yeah she isn’t a Jack Black with her jokes. And no she wouldn’t make it to a competition of “The Voice,” but she keeps me organized and helps me actually FOLLOW a shopping list during my weekly grocery shop. So I would say she is worth it. I also purchased the Echo studio and clock style Dot. They will all interconnect and I will review that whole business when they arrive. (I wanted a higher quality of sound for the music in my music vault, thus the studio purchase.) This would make a great Christmas gift for any Prime member and be a great place to start with your own smart home devices collection. It would be nice for small spaces like the bathroom for tunes while in the shower too! Thanks Amazon for the great sale deal too!” —Lisa H.

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

AnotherStudio / Etsy

Promising review: “My plant animals arrived on time and they were exactly as described. I was very happy with the packaging and think they make great, unusual little gifts for the plant enthusiast and animal lovers among us. I’m looking forward to visitors spotting them ‘hanging about’ in my home.” —Hazel Coulter

Get it from AnotherStudio on Etsy for $8.52 (available in 12 animals).


Some easy to apply and remove nonadhesive static window cling that’ll give you an extra layer of privacy while adding a gorgeous rainbow glow to your space.


It can also be trimmed or combined to fit any size window glass.

Promising review: “Beautiful! I love love love this window film! It was very easy to install and so far I don’t see any edges or corners trying to pop up. I looks beautiful all day long, but in the evening when the sun is shining in this window’s direction, it creates rainbows all over. I would definitely buy this again.” —Megan R.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in seven sizes).


A stylish, handmade moon phase garland you’ll be over the moon for every time it catches your eye.


Promising review: “I’m an incoming freshman this fall and I bought this to add some personality to my dorm. It has beyond exceeded my expectations! I placed it directly on top of my dorm bed as shown in the display photos and am so pleased with how it looks. It fits perfectly with the grey/white color scheme I was going for and have received numerous compliments from both my friends and RAs when they’ve visited. I cannot stress enough how much of an ‘aesthetic feel’ it adds to my dorm.” —jhsgf

Get it from Amazon for $21.99.


A laundry hamper that’s easy to hang over the door so you can finally keep the floor clear of clothes, dirty towels, and laundry baskets that take up even more of your already-limited floor space.

Promising review: “Very convenient. I’d been looking for new laundry baskets to keep in my bathroom so my family didn’t just throw clothes into a pile on the floor. There isn’t a lot of floor space in there, so I was looking for a tall narrow basket and found these. They are great. I put one on the back of the door and one hanging from a towel rack and labeled one for light colors and, without even asking, my family has been putting their clothes in the correct bin, and I just need to unzip and let the clothes fall into the laundry basket and they are ready to go into the wash. I really like them.” —D. Jelte

Get it from Amazon for $13.96+ (available in six colors).


A pet hair remover because you already have some really nice things! They’re just…covered in fur. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ This thing has over 35,000 five-star reviews for a reason! Just roll it over your fuzz-covered item of choice, and watch it lift the hair right off like some sort of magic.

Promising review: “Chom Chom, you da real MVP. I’ve had it in my possession for like two hours and I’ve cleaned everything. The couch, the blinds, the cat tree pad, the chair, I’m obsessed. I feel like this thing should win an award for being so awesome. I feel like it should be in raffle baskets and giveaways and silent auctions for every event that highlights ‘things cat people need.’ It’s better than those sticky rollers, it’s better than the one-directional velvet wand thing that I always use the wrong way and make a mess, it’s the best. I don’t have any before pictures because as soon as I started rolling stuff I went crazy.” —Meowser

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.


Some Command hooks that make it easy to create extra storage space and hang up decor with *no tools* required! Plus, you can easily move or remove them whenever you want — without leaving behind any damage or sticky residue that might get your landlord on your case.,,

Promising review: “I just moved into a brand-new apartment and didn’t want to put holes in the walls. I have purchased quite a variety of the 3M Command mini hooks, wire hooks, cord bundlers, picture hangers, photo bars, display shelves, extra adhesive tabs in different sizes, etc. It will be a long time before I go back to using nails. These Command products are the greatest! I recently found one of the unused adhesive tabs in the pocket of something that had gone through the washer and dryer and it STILL worked! ! ! Thanks for a terrific, easy-to-use product.” —LJE

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.


A night-light projector you can set to make your entire ceiling look like the vast night sky or calming ocean waves.,

It even comes with a built-in Bluetooth music speaker so you can sync your favorite songs or audio with it, plus a remote with ten color and dimming options so you can control it from wherever you are in the room.

Promising review: “Bought this for a galactic-themed party recently, and I’m amazed by the quality! The LED lights are crisp and clear, and very colorful on empty canvases. This can also be used for kids’ rooms, gaming rooms, or for a night under the ‘stars’ when it’s rainy out. The instructions are clear on which buttons are which on the remote control, so you can change the colors of the simulated nebulas, set timers, etc. easily.” —Shin-Chiao Fang

Get it from Amazon for $33.99.


A grout paint pen that works like a regular marker, making it super simple to cover up the years of dirt and grime keeping your floors from ever looking truly clean.

Promising review:This stuff is amazing! After over 10 years of the grout not being cleaned, and a botched repair job, the bathroom floor in this house looked horrendous. Two pens covered the entire bathroom floor, with plenty left over in the second pen, even with applying two to three layers (which you will definitely need as the paint is a bit thin and also absorbs into the grout). Super easy to apply, works exactly like a regular paint marker. Be sure to press the pen tip on a separate (thick) cloth to activate it before actually using on the grout so you don’t end up with a huge mess on the tile when the paint floods out at first. If you see the first side of the tip is getting frayed, just pull it out and turn it around to the other side.” —regalle

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).


An essential oil diffuser you’ll be ~pining~ for every day until it arrives on your doorstep.

eLo Vegan Lifestyle

eLo Vegan Lifestyle is a Black-owned small business based in Brooklyn, New York that offers plant-based, organic, and vegan products.

Get it from eLo Vegan Lifestyle for $125 (available in three colors; Shop Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, and Amazon Pay available).


An easy-to-install neon sign that comes in a variety of fun and inspirational messages and designs to give your room a vibe makeover.


Promising review: “So this sign is great. It came completely packed with the little foam pieces shown in the video to ensure it arrives intact. No setup was required, just plug in and turn on. There is a handy on/off switch so it may be left plugged in. The light is super bright and beautiful and exceeded my expectations. Can’t wait to get it hung on the wall!” —Dakota Watson

Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in 11 designs).


A wall tapestry so you have a spellbinding view no matter where you are.


Get it from Society6 for $33.74 (originally $44.99).


A ladder rack that’ll provide a stylish way to store those items that have been cluttering up your space.

Bespoke Post

Get it from Bespoke Post for $80.


A poster of Elaine dancing that’ll give you a ~little kick~ every time you look at it.

TheFilmArtist / Etsy

The Film Artist is a woman-owned business that offers a wide collection of female-focused prints and more!

Promising review: “I’m doing little kicks over this print! The artist absolutely nailed the nuances of Elaine’s dance moves and attitude. It arrived timely and packaged with care.” —Ceceliaginger

Get it from TheFilmArtist on Etsy for $12+ (available in eight sizes and 20 color options).


An impressively large and mesmerizing gem chunk powered by dimmable LEDs to give your space a soothing, magical glow.

West Elm

Get it from West Elm for $199.


Some faux ivy string lights that’ll look ~de-vine~ no matter where you hang them.

Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16 or something similar from Amazon for $16.99.


A pack of adorable fruit coasters for a ~sweet~ way to make your furniture more fun while guarding against stains and rings.


Promising review: “Are you kidding me? How could anyone rate these anything less than a 5 stars? Mine arrived fairly quickly. They are colorful and the pattern is exactly as pictured. They are wrapped individually. What a good buy! I plan on using mine in a door wreath because they are perfect for decorations.” —JZACKCO

Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $4.99.


An amazing drill brush kit that’ll make it much easier and faster to get surfaces cleaner than they’ve ever been!,

Need a drill? Here’s one.

Promising review: “I bought this on a whim because my walk in shower is just a pain to clean. I’m 51 and I guess I’ve just been old school with how I clean, so hand scrubbing it was for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower more clean than it has been in years. In the corners, the floor, the glass door… everything came out squeaky clean. I’m NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again.” —Terry

Get a set of three brush heads from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in soft, medium, stiff, and ultra-stiff bristles).


A stunning duvet that’ll make your bedroom feel like a fresh spring day no matter the season!

Urban Outfitters

Promising review: “I get so many compliments when people see my room. It goes well with the theme I have going on. I would definitely recommend someone to invest in this because it is not only cute, but comfortable on my sensitive skin.” — Lynn152020

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59+ (available in two sizes).


A cool magnetic chess set for anyone who is *obsessed* with The Queen’s Gambit or who just…likes games! Plus, decor that doubles as an activity will make your home way more fun to be in.

WindingHillsDesigns / Etsy

Winding Hills Designs is a small family business that uses the individual skills of variety of family members to create out of the ordinary gifts. They mill their own wood, design their own art, and assemble all of their products near the foothills of the Rockies.

Promising review: “I looked through a lot of different sets before deciding on this one. My boyfriend wanted a chess set but doesn’t have a lot of table space, and he has a cat so I was afraid she would knock the pieces over or eat them. He loves wall art so this was the perfect solution! This also shipped so fast! I think I received it within two days of ordering. WOW!” —Andrea Sanchez

Get it from WindingHillsDesigns on Etsy for $59.


A plant-based stainless-steel cleaner and polish that quickly dissolves fingerprints and smudges on kitchen appliances so your space is always sparkling.


It also comes with a microfiber cloth, so you can avoid using paper towels!

Promising review: “Just thought I would be doomed to a fingerprint-stained fridge for the rest of my small children’s time at home. I have tried everything from sprays to special microfiber cloths, and there were always shadows of where the handprints and fingerprints had been. The very first time I used this, it cleaned off two years of three kids’ fingerprint smudges that I thought were permanent! It took a matter of seconds. Ah-mazing.” —ZMomUtah

Get it from Amazon for $16.95.


A gel-enhanced seat cushion to make your at-home desk chair more of a friend than a foe to your back so you don’t have to dread sitting in it every day.

Promising review: “I’ve purchased similar items in the past that visually looked like this but were stiff and rigid. This is amazing. Totally eased my back pain from my quarantined-at-home desk job. Highly recommend.” —Bellarosa555

Get it from Amazon for $34.95 (available in two colors).


A faux fur blanket that’ll make you feel like royalty and your home feel like your palace.


Comma is a small business based in Oceanside, New York whose goal is to make your home feel like a peaceful sanctuary. In order to work toward their mission of spreading this feeling to all, Comma donates 10% of their sales to local organizations that help those dealing with homelessness.

Get it from Comma for $169+ (available in two sizes and two colors).


And some hanging planters perfect for anyone running out of surface space.

West Elm

Get it from West Elm for $62 (available in five colors and two sizes).

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