Buzzfeed, Oct. 11, 2022

Buzzfeed, Oct. 11, 2022

1. A washable rug so you won't have to worry about that ~one friend~ who tends to spill their drink every single time they come over. The bold design will instantly change up the feel of your room, too. 

the rug in a living room accented with a blue chair and other home decor

Ruggable rugs are machine washable and stain resistant so they're a worthwhile investment that will hold up over time. 

Promising reviews: "We have two chihuahuas which are rather, um, leaky. We bought two runner carpets. One I have washed at least five times and it really is good as new. This was an excellent purchase. Well worth the price. Highly recommended." —Jonathan S. 

"The blue is so pretty and I love the design. Makes a striking addition to my foyer." —Chris D. 

Get it from Ruggable for $269+ (available in seven sizes and four colors). 

2. A gold metal bar cart that will make your living room look like it's straight out of the pages of Arch Digest. The casters on the bottom allow you to move it from one room to another, which is ideal for entertaining! 🍸

the bar cart with two glass-top shelves with a geometric pattern to them

Promising review: "I absolutely love this bar cart. It's a great size (on the larger side as far as bar carts go), and I constantly receive compliments on it when friends come over. Assembly wasn't difficult at all. Didn't realize the glass panels had an art deco-esque etching on them until after buying but actually really like it." —ilikemyorangeburnt

Get it from Amazon for $153.96+

3. A CovoBox to hide cords, plugs, outlets, or anything else that doesn't fit your design aesthetic. It looks like a panel of books but it's completely hollow on the inside. 

before and after showing how what looks like a bunch of gold and tan books actually hides a wifi box and Alexa device
Covogoods / Amazon Handmade

Before adding this to your cart, you have the option to customize it, including selecting from 14 lengths and 15 colors (including custom colors). The CovoBox is made from reclaimed books and sustainable wood.

Covogoods is a small, family-owned business creating home decor in Utah!

Promising review: "I’m pretty sure I’ve never loved a purchase from Amazon as much as I love this one, and I’ve been a Prime member since Day 1. This product is EXTREMELY well made and very unique. Plus, it does the job of hiding the ugly routers and cords. And the customer service was great and responsive. I was a little hesitant to spend the money on this but after years of living with the husband’s pile of technology, the money was well spent!" —AmazonEmme

Get it from Covogoods on Amazon Handmade for $29+.

4. A pair of corduroy pillow covers because they're an easy way to change up the look and feel of your couch without spending a ton of money! Reviewers say the material is buttery soft and easy to clean. 

two olive green pillows on a couch

FYI — this listing is only for the pillow covers. If you need inserts, too, you can grab 'em here!

Promising review: "These covers added some pop to my living room and spruced up the throw pillows that came with my living room set, which I was beginning to find boring to look at after all these years." —Shang Dyers

Get the set from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in seven sizes and 25 colors). 

5. A lip-shaped wall-art holder with slots to hold lipstick or lip gloss. The eye-catching design is sure to be a talking point with guests PLUS it will make it easier to see which products you actually have. Win win!

lip-shaped wall art with circle cut-outs that fit lipstick and lip gloss containers
Makeup In Place / Etsy

Makeup in Place is a Florida-based small biz that specializes in these super fun and practical makeup organizers. 

Promising review: "I love this lipstick holder!! It's practical but also a fun decoration for the wall. It's really well made. It is also packaged beautifully!! I really love it!" —Adriana W

Get it from Makeup in Place on Etsy for $49.99 (available in 10 colors and two hole size options). 

6. An acrylic plant hanger so you ~finally~ have an aesthetically pleasing way to display your plant bbs without taking up precious floor space. It will add a touch of greenery to your windows and won't yellow in the sunlight. 

The three-tiered shelf holding nine plants
Indoor Window Gardens / Etsy

Indoor Window Gardens is a family-owned small business based in South Carolina. The acrylic shelves come assembled, and you can secure them with a single fastener. 

Promising review: "Not only do these shelves look amazing and give me so much more room for my plants but the customer service is amazing! I forgot to order extensions with my order so I contacted the shop and they helped me by making a special listing for the extensions. They placed them in my original order so everything came together. If you’re looking for a window shelf, this is it!!" —Jamie Miner

Get it from Indoor Window Gardens on Etsy for $74+ (available in three styles and five mounting options).


7. A boho-chic velvet futon that will have you cancelling plans just so you can spend more time lounging around on this perfectly pink sofa. Pretty sure you could fool people into thinking you found this at a vintage shop, too. 

Promising reviews: "Y'all!!! I was skeptical at first but this couch is so cute and comfy!!! Gotten so many compliments on it!!!" —Brooke Thompson

"I waited years before finally being able to get my own pink couch and this one is lovely. It’s not the most comfortable thing you’ll ever sit on. But it’s still incredibly nice, cozy, beautiful and perfect for when friends want to visit! It’s easy to assemble and the color is a beautiful shade of pink. I get so many compliments on it! I was also able to do a payment plan which makes it even better. A great purchase." —Keira W.

Get it from Amazon for $312.16+ (available in five colors).

8. A pack of abstract watercolor wall decals to give your walls a pop of color without altering their appearance permanently. They can be used on any flat surface (i.e. walls, mirrors, windows) and they're waterproof!

Promising review: "I was looking for something that would match up my abstract aesthetic and pastel colors. It really adds more personality to my room! It was easy to stick — probably spent 15 minutes trying to decide the best arrangements. I would 100% recommend." —Sofia Camarillo

Get it from Amazon for $10.89 (available in seven colors).

9. A set of stackable geometric storage trays wayyyyy too cute not to buy!!! Reviewers love that they can be used for serving food, holding knickknacks, displaying jewelry, and so much more. 

the colorful storage trays

Promising reviews: "Very cute and gets lots of compliments!" —Ten10

"I love, love, love this stackable jewelry tray!! It's really cool how you can move around the pieces and use them however you like. The colors are really, really pretty as well! I actually don't really use it for jewelry. I use it in my bedroom on top of my drawer for my glasses, hand cream, Vaseline and a few other essentials. It's a great way to organize items on top of your drawer and make it look neat!" —curlyhairgirl

Get the set of four from Amazon for $9.69.

10. A bouquet of faux jasmine flowers that'll trick your friends into thinking they're the real deal. They'll last forever, and you never have to water 'em.

A bundle of the faux Jasmine flowers in white

Promising review: "Gorgeous and true to color. I was able to cut them to size easily with a regular wire cutter (pliers). They are easy to bend and shape and the bunch you get looks full and dainty. Easy trick to make them stay together like my pic is to use the little gold twist tie that comes on the stems to keep them together. I cut them and just slide the gold tie up the stems and used white beta sand for fish tank in the vase to hide the tie. Would buy again." —Amanda Savoie

Get a 10-piece bundle from Amazon for $17.99

11. A booty-shaped vase for displaying dried flowers, makeup brushes, and pretty much anything else that you can think of! It's made by hand and measures 4.3-inches in height. 

Pink ceramic vase shaped like a butt with flowers in it
Base Roots / Etsy

Base Roots is a Los Angeles-based and woman-owned home decor shop that blends modern and traditional design elements.

Promising review: "Love my planter! Shipping was quick and packaging was very good! Good size to put my dried flowers! Have received a lot of compliments from people who visit." —Kathyria Cruz

Get it from Base Roots on Etsy for $19+.

12. An elegant floor mirror that'll enhance a small space and make it seem brighter. Reviewers LOVE the stylish look of this mirror and high quality materials.

The full-length floor mirror leaning against a wall

Place your new mirror on or up against a wall that's beside a windowed wall (like they have in the picture above). It helps extend the look and light the window.

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. The gold trim is super classy and adds an expensive-looking quality to the mirror and my room. Overall amazing and definitely worth the buy!" —Bria Million

Get it from Amazon for $112.99+ (available in 12 sizes and 34 colored frames

13. A fun smile mirror to remind you to 😃😃😃. Each mirror is handmade in England and comes with command strips for easy hanging! 

two of the smile mirrors on a white wall
two smile mirrors in yellow and pink

PrintedWeird is a small biz based in Birmingham, United Kingdom, that creates funky wall art, mugs, greeting cards, and other home accessories. If you're looking for something bright and unique to add to your home, look no further. This shop has an incredible selection and I seriously want it all!!!

Promising review: "I have fallen in love with this mirror, I got the orange because I’m trying to add some color to my room and it came packaged amazingly, bubble wrapped and card from the seller. I am definitely going to buy a couple more :) amazing." —Georgi Peach

Get it from PrintedWeird on Etsy for $35.90+ (available in 18 colors). 

14. A set of color-coordinated books so you can easily curate Instagram-worthy bookshelves. The books are all readable, so you can build your book collection, too.

A bookshelf filled with color-coordinated books
Covogoods / Amazon Handmade

Covogoods is a Utah-based shop (and small biz!) on Amazon Handmade specializing in unique and colorful book designs for any space.

Promising review: "If you've been looking for decorative books, then look no more — you've found your shop! Colors are true to the photos and I love how they were real books! Not those hallow, fake ones you see. This made decorating very easy, plus they have fast shipping, and the quality is suburb. Will be ordering more from here in the future!" —JH2

Get a set from Covogoods on Amazon Handmade starting at $4+ (packages start with just one book and go up to 25 books, they're also available in 16 colors including custom colors).

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15. A string of fairy lights that will make any space feel like a hidden fairy garden. Because the lights are waterproof you can drape them over walls, railings, outdoor furniture, etc. 

Promising review: "I absolutely love my twinkle lights! I have gotten so many compliments on them and I plan to keep them up year-round. I hung lavender curtains behind my bed with them behind and I also have silver curtains in my living room that I put them behind. It looks pretty without being gawdy. My kittens love them too...maybe a bit too much." —Rhiann

Get them from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in five colors). 

16. A pair of minimalist metal planters for displaying all of those plant babies you impulse bought during quarantine (oops). You can use them indoors or outdoors and they come with hanging hardware. 🪴🌱

the hanging planters in black

Promising review: "I am nesting on my front porch and embracing a new style of mid century modern. These planters are lovely and so in sync with my new decor. The plants love love love them....the cuttings I put in are thriving happily in their new homes. They are easy to water and turn for better sunlight exposure on all sides. I bought two sets and am really delighted with the look. I love that they are large enough to handle a sizable plant so my plants will be happy in their new homes for quite awhile. I have had so many compliments. I have limited floor and table space so hanging the plants brings green to my room without taking up valuable horizontal real estate." —Mwest guy

Get them from Amazon for $32.99 (available in two colors). 

17. A colorful shag rug that is ~sure~ to elevate your mood and living space. Just add some cute floor pillows and BAM. You've got an Instagram-worthy floor space for lounging, working, etc. 

the shag rug styled with a leather floor pillow
Rugs USA

Promising review: "I love this rug! Super shaggy and bright! I get a ton of compliments on it. It really brings my living room together! It does shed a bit, but I just vacuum it every few days on my vacuums highest pile setting and it seems to be OK. Overall, best rug USA purchase yet!" —Jennifer

Get it from Rugs USA for $106.40+ (available in five sizes and two styles).

18. A pack of invisible bookshelves that will help you create a unique wall display. Each metal shelf can hold up to 15 pounds and will totally disappear when books are added on top! Magic.

Promising review: "These invisible bookshelves are great, they worked perfectly for us. They are very sturdy and hold a lot of books, I did not overload my shelves for visual reasons, but they could have held more books. I would highly recommend these shelves, they are a unique focal point in a room." —Christin Tobey

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $28.99+ (also available in a four-pack).

19. A handmade cable-knit pouf to make your living room or bedroom feel extra cozy. Reviewers say it's well made, sturdy, and stylish.

A customer review photo of their pouf in their livingroom
The cable-knit pouf in orange

Promising review: "I just recently moved to LA and chose a color scheme of white and gray. I bought two of these to go next to my sofa table (on each side). They are comfy/stiff at the same time. Great pattern, very strong, and good quality material. My dog tried to bite/rip them and nothing happened! I also bought these on Amazon because of the price. I found similar ones at CB2 where I originally looked for $120 each! Buying two of these for $60 were a steal, and they look and feel great in my living room." —Ana Fakiris

Get it from Amazon for $72.99+ (available in 16 colors).

20. A sunset projector that'll enhance the natural warmth of ANY room and boasts a 180-degree rotation.

The sunset light projected onto a living room wall

Promising reviews: "Bright and worth more than it costs! Very bright and I like that it has a button to turn it on and off." —V.R.

"Great! Very simple design and easy to use. Just need your own USB power adapter. Don’t expect influencer-type lighting. But it’s a perfect cozy light for me!" —Kim

Get it from Amazon for $10.59 (available in four colors).

21. A funky candelabra so you can turn your dining table into a literal work of art. It's handmade in Brooklyn and can hold three taper candles. Seriously, how cool is the w a v y design?!

the candelabra in white with multi-colored candles on top

SIN is an AAPI-, woman-owned small biz in Brooklyn, New York. They create gorgeous ceramic decor and home accessories that deserve to be on display. FYI — because everything is handmade the shipping times might be a bit longer!

Get it from Minted for $90 (also available in black). 

22. An adorable peach shower curtain that'll have you feeling ~peachy clean~ the next time you walk into your bathroom. I couldn't help myself there.

Promising review: "I love this shower curtain!! I paired it with some oil-rubbed hooks to hang it and it looks beautiful! I do have a shower liner on the inside of the tub, but the shower curtain seems pretty water resistant & doesn’t stain easily! Definitely perfect for my bathroom." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three colors). 

23. A peel-and-stick wallpaper to add a little pizzazz to your kitchen (or really any room) without spending a ton of money. Plus, this cute pattern will make you feel like you're living in a European cottage! 

the blue and white Mediterranean-style tiles
hands peeling off the sticker

Promising review: "This removable wallpaper is one of my favorite purchases in a while. It’s exactly as pictured, extremely easy to use, and while the adhesion is quite good it’s also easy to reposition or remove. It looks awesome and I’ve gotten so many compliments! I highly recommend this product!" —Icee Etheridge

Get it from Amazon for $33.85+ (available in three colors).

24. A gallery wall kit that includes seven frames, a hanging template, hardware, and some pretty black-and-white prints that you can use or replace.

Promising review: "I love this set! It was delivered quickly, all of the frames and glass came in perfect condition. My favorite part of the entire thing was the guide it came with. After putting the pictures in the frames, I hung the guide, made sure it was level, and drilled the holes right into the paper. Everything came out level, the frames and pictures look great. Definitely happy with this purchase." —Cristina C Sanchez

Get it from Amazon for $47+ (available in three finishes).

25. A foldable rope plant basket to house your plant bbs (and pretty much anything else in your house). Reviewers note that you'll need to reshape it when it arrives.

The rope plant basket next to a sofa

Promising review: "Came just as pictured. It is a little wrinkled at first but they provide instructions on how to remedy. I do not have an iron at the moment so I actually just popped it in the dryer then filled with warm towels for a while and it plumped it out nicely." —W. Miller

Get it from Amazon for $17.99


26. A panel of velvet curtains that'll add a glamorous touch to your space without trying too hard. They're thermal insulated and will block out the sunlight, which is great if you like to watch movies in the dark for an authentic "movie theater experience."

Promising review: "Purchased these for my studio, which is in an old mill. I wanted them for their insulating properties more than to block out the light because my studio loses a lot of heat at night due to its enormous windows. The curtains/drapes work great for both — I am especially pleased with how well they help keep the space from losing heat! Before having the curtains the space would lose about 8 degrees in temperature overnight (which in the winter is a significant amount, especially in the northeast). Now, with the curtains, the space no longer loses heat overnight! It is now so nice to go into my studio in the morning and find it still toasty warm!" —Noname

Get them from Amazon for $33.99+ a panel (available in six sizes and 18 colors).

27. A macrame wall hanging mirror to zhuzh up your living room, entryway, or bedroom. FYI — adding mirrors to a space is an easy way to make the room look larger than it actually is.

The macrame wall mirror hanging on a wall

Promising review: "This mirror is GORGEOUS!! I bought this with few expectations and it's simply amazing! It's securely placed in the macrame and hangs flat. I want more but don't need them. :D" —M. Bradley

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

28. A super cool DIY moss wall art kit that will upgrade your walls if you're bored with the same old decor. It's a fun project to do with family or friends and it will make your space feel more alive. 🌿🍃🪴

The completed DIY Moss Wall Art Kit
The DIY Moss Wall Art Kit
Naturely Box on Etsy

Naturely Box is an LA-based Etsy shop and small biz specializing in DIY and craft kits. This kit includes a pine wood frame, wood tint, preserved moss and ferns, and all necessary hanging materials. You also have the option to add a glue gun and pack of glue to the kit for an extra $4.99.

Promising review: "This was fun to create and well priced. I added some of my own extras just for color. It would be cool to customize some of the accent pieces but still beautiful overall! I will be getting more." —nicciperry

Get it from Naturely Box on Etsy for $30+ (available in four sizes).

29. A woven pendant light for anyone who wants to turn their home into an airy and calm sanctuary without trying too hard. FYI — the shade is hand-woven from bamboo!

three tiered woven pendant light cover made with rattan. the image shows a model making their bed underneath the light.

Promising review: "We love it. We had to get a black mounting plate for the likes of our ceiling but otherwise it’s awesome. It looks amazing." —Lady JLJ

Get it from Amazon for $89.99