When it comes to refreshing your home, there are big things like buying furniture or renovating that are true upgrades. But when it comes to tackling the smaller things, we tend to glance over them. Investing in the secondary items in your home can make any room look and feel ten times better, which will make you appreciate your home even more.
simplehuman Kitchen Steel Frame Dish Rack, $80 on Amazon: A lot of city apartments don't have dishwashers, which means you'll need a dish rack. Dish racks aren't normally the most attractive kitchen items, but there are some that actually elevates your kitchen's style, like this simplehuman one, that's stylish and functional.
Emile Henry Made In France HR Modern Classics Salt Pig, $40 on Amazon: Honestly, one of the best things I did was buy all the small, seemingly meaningless kitchen things you always see in magazines or staged on TV, but never think to buy yourself. These include things like a salt pig (in ceramic or wood), a spoon rest, trivet, and a container for sugar. I now own all of these and my humble kitchen has started to look like an HGTV show.
Plush Towel Set, $114 at Riley: Towels are the most underrated bathroom necessity. Invest in something you'll literally use every week for months. These plush ones from Riley Home are super absorbent and stay soft, even after washing them many, may times.
AquaDance 7" Premium High Pressure 3-Way Rainfall Combo, $40 on Amazon: I always thought that living in a rental meant you couldn't really do anything about a crappy shower head, but I was so wrong. Investing in a shower head that saves you money, or gives you the rain shower you crave, or even sports a duel-head design, will make your bathroom experience that much better.
Philips Hue Go, $80 on Amazon: One of the biggest issues in living rooms is not having enough light. I'm not a fan of overhead light to begin with, so I keep a couple floor lamps around my couch. Find ones that will distribute light like this one from Crate and Barrel or something like the Philips Hue Go, which can be placed basically anywhere to add more light.
Gloss Floor Mirror, $499 at CB2: A floor mirror can make any room look larger, lighter, and more put together. I have this one from IKEA but you can find gorgeous floor mirrors at West Elm, CB2, and more. The curve of the CB2 options adds dimension to its very large size without feeling overwhelming.
Percale Sheet Set, $188 at Snowe: Sheets are the best thing to invest in and it's the best time to do so. There are so many great direct-to-consumer bedding brands pumping out amazing-quality sheets. Snowe's classic, durable percale sheets can make any bed feel like a hotel bed.
AmazonBasics Down Alternative Bed Pillows, $26 on Amazon: I recently learned that there are different sizes of pillows: Euro, standard, queen, and king. Adding a couple king pillows with some really nice shams completely changed the way my bed looked and felt. They fill out the head of the bed, covering the headboard completely so it looks seamless and sleek.
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