Interior decorating is tough. So tough, in fact, that there is an entire industry cottage devoted to channeling your aesthetic into your home. But let’s face it: not everyone can afford an interior decorator. Luckily for you, we’ve assembled a list of 37 home products that are wildly popular with our readers for improving their living space.
These products have been vetted, tested, and approved for word-of-mouth recommendations. From houseplants to tent-fans, this list contains a plethora of unique home additions that readers have found joy in bringing into their homes.
There’s an item on this list for anyone’s budget and taste. Start scrolling and let the positive data speak for itself!
Storage Solutions for Small Spaces
Short on space, but tired of sitting down on the toilet only to realize the toilet paper is out? (Man, I hate with that happens.) You can stuff this narrow storage cabinet just about anywhere and hide several rolls of TP behind the door while using the built-in dispenser for your current roll. I like the little shelf on top, which looks like the perfect place to prop up your smartphone to watch TikTok videos in the john.
This Faux Monstera Plant Is Life
Monstera plants are so cute but can grow to literally monstrous sizes. Keep your plant life contained when you snag this faux monstera that’s just the right size for a desk, side table, or countertop and 100% looks like the real thing. It’s great in all kinds of rooms, from tropical to kids’ to modern.
The Bacon Bonanza for Crispy, Oven-Baked Bacon
The Bacon Bonanza is a better way to cook bacon! The set includes a copper-colored pan and specially designed rack that holds up to 18 slices of bacon at an angle. This way, the bacon cooks faster while the grease drains away. The result is crisper, lower-fat bacon. One satisfied customer calls it, “the most delicious bacon I have ever had.”
A Video Doorbell for Less
I know, everybody you know has Ring doorbells … andddd, they spent a few hundred dollars getting them, installing them and setting them up. Don’t be like everybody. This wireless video doorbell is only $36 and has all the features your neighbors have: Smartphone app control, two-way audio, and an early warning function that alerts you when somebody is at your door. It also supports cloud storage services.
A Fan You Can Hang In Your Tent
Got a camping trip coming up? Don’t forget to pack this fan — it might be the only reason you can fall asleep at night. Not only do the whirring fan blades work great as white noise, but it also has a built-in light so you can see around your tent. Oh, and did I mention that the rechargeable battery lasts for up to 25 hours? Because it does.
Drift Into Sleep With The Pillowcase Of Your Dreams
Drift into dreamland with the softest pillowcases. I’m so happy I took the plunge on these – they are breathable, feel like cashmere to the touch and my sleep has never been better. Plus, they are super affordable. Feel like a princess without the price tag and add these to cart before it’s too late!
A Towel For in the Shower
Repeat after me: Towels don’t belong in the shower. Towels don’t belong in the shower. This towel belongs in the shower? I’m now questioning all of my life choices. This is an exfoliating shower towel made in Japan and reviewers say it leaves their skin softer and cleaner than ever. I love its exfoliating capabilities and how well it helps your soap or shower gel to lather.
This Skinny Cart Acts Like an Extra Shelf
We have our washer and dryer stacked and jammed into a small closet with no space for shelves. But where to store the detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, etc? This slim cart is the perfect solution! It fits perfectly in the gap next to the appliances and holds everything we need. This would also be really useful in a small kitchen as extra storage.
These Glass Food Storage Containers Come Highly Rated
I loathe meal planning, but I’m sure it would be less of an odious task if I had glass food storage containers as nice as these. I’d be much less tempted to order take-out if I had healthy, ready to go food already in the fridge. My husband can even use these for work lunches, so he’s less tempted to order out also!
My Dinosaur Statue Ate Your Garden Gnomes
I’m not going to lie: I’ve never been much of a fan of garden gnomes. I know, I know, there are people out there who feel strongly about them so let’s not turn it into a debate about gnomes vs. dinosaurs, O.K.? This gnome-eating dinosaur garden statue inserts a bit of whimsy into your flower beds and patio spaces. Just keep your other gnomes a safe distance away, you know?
If You Have Cast Iron, You Need This Scrubber
Made from rust-resistant stainless steel, this scrubber gets all the crud off your cast iron cookware without damaging the seasoning you’ve built up. It won’t get grimy like a sponge, and it dries almost instantly when you hang it up. Or, if you’re like me, you can leave it crumpled in the bottom of your sink like a slob — either way is fine.
Silicone Molds For Limitless Possibilities
Sometimes you just need one mini-bundt cake. Not three or six or a dozen — just one. This 24-piece set of silicone molds has endless possibilities with both bundt cake and doughnut baking styles in a variety of shapes — hearts, stars, flowers, circles, pumpkins, and spirals. So, you’re free to make a heart-shaped doughnut for your honey and a star-shaped cake for yourself.
Don’t Worry About Killing Another Plant With This Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig
I consider myself to be a pretty big plant lover. In fact, I’m pretty sure I have over 30 plants at home. Yet I can’t seem to keep a fiddle leaf fig alive no matter how hard I try. They’re one of the most finicky plants out there, and if not given the perfect amount of water and light, you’ll end up with a dead plant in no time. This faux fiddle leaf fig offers the look of the plant without the hassle of keeping it alive.
Don’t Get Mixed Up
Countertop mixers take up a lot of space, but handheld mixers have attachments that always seem to get lost. I’ve never seen a smarter design in a handheld mixer than this one from Hamilton Beach. A snap-on storage case keeps all of your attachments within reach (read: not hanging out in the back of a cabinet where you can’t see them). It’s available in red or white.
This Gel Seat Cushion Reduces Pain, Numbness, and Heat
If you sit for hours every day, this Gel Seat Cushion is a miracle for your butt! The honeycomb design disperses weight and pressure, which reduces the pain and numbness common with long periods of sitting. The airy design and medical-grade gel material allow more airflow and help disperse heat. Customers are using it in wheelchairs, desk chairs, and while working on the computer at home.
Clean Carpets and Upholstery Using Heatwave Technology With This Lightweight, Portable Cleaner
It’s hard to believe a carpet cleaner can be this small and easy to use, but you can carry the Bissell SpotClean ProHeat with one hand using the built-in handle. Just fill the tank with the cleaning formula and use the three included attachments to permanently removes tough spots and stains. Because it’s so easy to carry around, you can use it in every room of the house, as well as in the car.
This Blanket Is Cool — Literally
I know, I know, the words “cooling” and “blanket” don’t seem like they should go in the same sentence but hear me out. Made of cool-to-the-touch bamboo, this lightweight blanket comes in various sizes and colors. Reviewers love this blanket for its size, lightness, and “perfect silk/cotton hybrid.” I love the price at less than $24 and the fact it can be used year-round in humid Florida.
This Wall Art Is The Perfect Pop Of Color
I have always struggled with finding wall art that I love. Everything is the wrong vibe or way overpriced. So I was extremely surprised when I found this mountain painting. It’s super colorful so it matches almost every room, plus it’s an easy way to decorate an otherwise boring wall. And the best part is that it comes in a wide variety of colors and designs, so there’s something for everyone.
A Pillow Infused With Cooling Gel To Keep You From Sweating
If you’re one of those people who’s always flipping their pillow to find the cool side, this pillow is a total godsend. It’s infused with cooling gel, which means you won’t have to flip your pillow anymore — the side you’re on will stay chill all night long. And in the name of comfort, it’s even filled with ultra-plush memory foam.
This Cling Film That Adds Privacy To Your Windows
Love walking around naked, but want to save your neighbors from the embarrassment that you look way better than they do? Then grab this cling film. It makes your windows slightly opaque to block the view, plus it’ll even help filter out the sun’s hot UVA rays. And if you’ve got a noisy dog? Throw this up in their line of sight — it’ll keep them from barking at everything that walks by.
Give Your Tile and Laminate Floors an Easy, Deep Clean With This Premium Spray Mop
This premium spray mop has an extra-large mop head that cleans 40% faster than the leading competitor. Just fill the cartridge with the floor cleaner solution (it comes with one container to start you off) and attach the microdermabrasion cleaning pad to the mop head. From there, the mop is easy to use on linoleum, vinyl, sealed tile, and several other styles of flooring. The mop sprays in a fine mist, which prevents over-saturation. When the mop head is dirty, just pop it in the washing machine and it’s ready to use again.
Stack Files In An Orderly Manner
When I bought my home office desk a few years ago, I thought it was a great find: Streamlined and chic, with just enough room for my computer and maybe a candle. Fast-forward to working from home, and that same desk, I’m discovering, is not as effective as I thought. One thing that might help is this set of file organizers/stackable trays designed to tame the paper beast.
Stock Your Kitchen With This 24-Piece Utensil Set
Here’s a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to quickly stock a kitchen for not a lot of dough. For right at $25, you can grab this 24-piece set of kitchen utensils, which includes everything from a soup ladle to tongs to measuring spoons. Made of nylon and stainless steel, these pieces will keep you whisking, peeling, cutting, stirring, mixing, basting, baking, grilling, frying, and serving up your favorite dishes.
These Faux Pampas Grass Stems Are All The Rage Right Now
Plants, flowers, and other greenery are terrific ways to make a house feel more like home. Pampas grass is all the rage right now, but it’s not the most practical. It sheds like absolute crazy. Yes, you could constantly spray it with hairspray. Or you could just buy these faux pampas grass stems. They’ll never die, and they won’t make a mess of your room. I’d say that’s a win all around.
This Mini Fan is a Life Saver
If you get the dreaded hot flashes, or just run hot in general, check out this personal fan for quick cooling. It’s small enough to fit in a desk drawer or purse so you can just crack it open whenever you’re in dire need of some fresh air. Reviewers also rave about the long battery life and it’s easily rechargeable.
This Meat Tenderizer Injects Marinade Like a Boss
This meat tenderizer also injects marinade into your meat for the tenderest, most flavorful meal around. I love it since you can wait until the very last minute, like forgetful me often does, to marinate your meat and still get a fully infused marinade for deliciousness in every bite. You’ll also get a 40% faster cooking time, according to the manufacturers!
This Taco Holder Keeps Things Neat
We love Taco Tuesdays around here, but the shells can be hard for little kids to fill and hold. This taco holder makes it easy to do both since it keeps them upright, no tipping over and spilling. You’ll get a set of six so everyone can have their own taco making station!
I Love Labels
I didn’t even know a label maker this chic existed until hashtag Amazon. I thought they all looked like chunky mini-computers with built-in keypads. This one is great because it’s so streamlined and portable. Using an accompanying app right on your smartphone, you can adjust the text, font, colors, size and so much more. Once you send the label to the printer, it spits it out faster than you can say, “Prime two-day delivery.”
This First Aid Kit May Literally Save A Life
Everyone should have access to a first aid kit, which means you probably need at least one. It’s a good idea to have one in your home and even in your car because you never know when an emergency might pop up. This kit is OSHA compliant (that’s a good thing!) and contains disposable gloves, adhesive bandages, burn cream, tweezers, and more. It’s a no-brainer for less than $20.
These Silicone Lids Mean No More Plastic Wrap
Every time I go to store leftovers or anything that needs covering in the fridge, I’m reminded how much plastic wrap we’re using (and that it’s always time to buy a new roll)! I was psyched to find these silicone lids, which stretch to fit over many sizes of food containers and even the food itself, like a watermelon half! They come in multiple sizes, so they’ll work for jobs large or small, and they really eliminate the need for plastic wrap or aluminum foil. My parents gifted me a set and I absolutely adore them.
This Golf Ball Ice Maker Is So Cool
How cool is this golf ball ice mold that creates a perfect, dimpled sphere? The larger ice ball won’t water your drink down, either, since it’ll melt a lot more slowly than small cubes. My mom’s a big golf enthusiast; I’m snagging this for her to use for apres-golf lunches with friends!
Use Your Card On These Adorable Candles
Have everything you need? At a loss for what to spend your gift card balance on? You can’t go wrong with these soy wax candles that come in a four-pack of fragrances: Lavender, lemon, fig, and spring. I love the colorful Bohemian vibe on the candles’ tin exteriors, which can be repurposed into adorable storage containers once the candles have burned out.
These Containers Are Cereal Killers
This one goes out to all my uber-organized friends and even strangers I haven’t met yet. If you are so serious about your organizing that you’ll remove cereal from its boxes and put it in these labeled plastic containers, you are my kind of people. These are perfectly proportioned to accommodate an entire box of cereal. One reviewer raved that the air-tight seal is perfect for her tiny humans who forget to reseal typical cereal bags.
This Fake Ivy You Can Hang On A Blank Wall
With this fake ivy, you’ve got options — hang it up on a blank wall for a touch of nature, or stuff it into a flower pot to create a cascading waterfall of leaves. But if you ask me? I’d hang it on a wall, and add those globe lights to it to create a relaxing green ambiance.
No Foliage? No Problem With These Artificial Bundles
I admittedly do not have a green thumb, but it’s not for lack of trying. I love the look that flowers add to almost any space, but I cannot keep real ones healthy to save my life. Maybe what I need are artificial flowers like this set of six bundles. Go with green just to add a bit of life to your outdoor area or jazz it up with blooms in shades of magenta, yellow and orange-red. No one ever has to know the difference.
This Coat Rack Is Great For Small Spaces
Linen closets, if a home even has one, are typically tiny and pretty much useless. They can hold a whopping three jackets before overfilling. If you find your closet overflowing, get this coat rack. It has 10 durable hooks for clothing items and features a shoe rack too. Keeping it by your door also gives you quick, easy access to the items you need the most.
Light Up The Night
One of the things I hate most about traditional candles is how quickly they can burn down if you’re using them very often. No such issues here with this set of flameless candles. You control the “flame” via remote in an assortment of sizes that will look great on your patio or deck. These are realistic, wax-look candles, but they’re weatherproof so you can use them indoors or out.