Skip To Content

    28 Pieces Of Decor That Are As Functional As They Are Stylish

    Pieces for your home that'll look good *and* be useful.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Constellations peel-and-stick wallpaper so you can spice up any room, even if you are a renter. It's self-adhesive with no glue so you can reposition it if you feel like you've made a mistake. When you remove it, no residue will be left behind!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this wallpaper! It is beautiful and unique, refined and elegant, and heavy-duty quality. I found it super easy to install, though I opted to use it for a room border versus full wall coverage. I also found it very forgiving, allowing me to pull it back off and adjust areas without leaving permanent dents in the design. It gave my son’s bedroom a whole new look and I have gotten lots of compliments on this wallpaper!" —Melissa

    Get one roll from Novogratz on Amazon for $24.23 (one roll size equals 28 square feet; available in 12 styles).

    2. An organizer that'll do the job you always seem to struggle with: keep your desk clean. With six compartments and two drawers, it'll decrease your workspace clutter so you can actually focus for once.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Can't find a pen; need a letter opener? Looking for that coupon, grocery list, remote? This well-made organizer keeps all that small stuff in one place! With two drawers that slide easily, it's incredibly useful. I can see this being used for lots of messes and it comes with hardware for wall mounting, too." —G. Byrne

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

    3. A bar cart to create the perfect little serving station in your dining or living room. It can be used for drinks or food and rolled into any room thanks to its wheels. Plus the additional wrap-around gold bars mean items will stay in place as it's moved around your home.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Perfect little bar cart. Fits wine bottles, shaker, and accessories on the top, plus long-stemmed wine glasses in the middle. And it has a third shelf for miscellaneous items, such as alcohol bottles and an ice bucket! Love this cart! The gold color is perfect!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $35.19.

    4. Pastel trinket dishes for your vanity that'll hold your jewelry and lipsticks. They nestle into each other, too, so you can mix and match arrangements to get the most out of each dish.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This tray is cute, modern, durable, and is a great compliment to many rooms in my home. I find that having four individual trays is convenient, and I also like that I can combine them together if I do not need to have everything separate. Having the ability to customize the pieces is handy for creativity, as well as complimenting the space I want to use them in. I sometimes have random trinkets that quickly clutter up a space and this tray is a great way to visually add division and organization." —Kimhoay

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $11.99.

    5. A witty coir doormat, because you should always be reminded about how fabulous you look (and are) every single day. Plus, tracking mud into your home is the absolute worst, so having a sturdy coir doormat means less mess inside your front door.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "When we saw this door mat we just HAD to have it. It's the first door mat for our new home and we couldn't have asked for anything better. The mat is heavy and super durable. We have had it now for about three months and it's hanging in strong!" —Tiffany Davis

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $30.39 (available in three styles).

    6. A magnetic key holder that'll hold multiple sets of keys so your family can end the panic-stricken morning car key search. It's super strong and can be perched in your entryway.

    amazon.com

    If you're worried at the adhesive back damaging your wall (if you're a renter), reviewers also recommend using command strips to mount the cloud!

    Promising review: "I bought this for my apartment, and my sister and I absolutely love it. It's very cute, doesn't draw a lot of attention to itself or look out of place, and actually holds a ridiculous amount of weight. Both our key rings are pretty heavy and this product holds both our key rings. I was worried that the magnets would weaken and that our keys would fall off the wall in the middle of the night, but that hasn't happened yet. The adhesive back is so strong, so renters beware. Put it in a good place because it'll be hard to move once you do." —ellery

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    7. A cubist floating shelf so you can utilize some wall space that would otherwise be wasted. You'll be able to stack books, give your precious plant baby a home, and display some photos.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great little shelf and it is a good price for modern home decor. It came with two clips for hanging, which made it feel more sturdy and balanced." —Adriana Cisco

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in two sizes).

    8. And! Mini succulent planters if you've got a full plant collection that needs a home. Succulents are a perfect way to add greenery to your space that also require minimal effort in the care category. Each comes with a drainage hole and a little bamboo tray!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These planters are so cute! They’re even better than I expected. They’re the perfect size for succulents, they feel and look high quality, and I love that they have drainage holes." —GMF

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two styles).

    9. A set of minimal wall pegs to hang hats, purses, headphones, and backpacks. Whatever you need lifted from the floor or removed from a table — these wall pegs will be your answer.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Ordered six of these in both colors. It's a simple idea that they've done very well. They're a good size, big enough to stand out, but small enough to be fairly intrusive. Good quality workmanship (nicely rounded edges, nice matte finish). Straightforward to mount. Overall, I'm really pleased. For the price, they're a steal." —m.haynes

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two colors).

    10. A peel-and-stick window privacy film you can apply for instant coverage if you feel a little bit too ~seen~ while inside your home. It'll block out 96% of UV rays, let natural light filter through, and help your home to feel a bit more private.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Not only is this functional, it is SO pretty. Gives my bathroom a totally serene feel. It's easy to install, just be sure you have a couple fresh blades, and — as the old folks say — measure twice, cut once. There IS a film on the back that must be removed. On a corner, use a piece of tape on the front and one on the back, and pull apart until the film comes off. Note: The film is clear; the rainbow effect comes from light being refracted by the film." —Stephanie Graham

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in seven sizes).

    And check out our highlight on the privacy window film!

    11. A prism frame to showcase family vacation photos, times spent with friends, and scenic shots of your favorite locations. They can be displayed vertically or horizontally, hung on a wall, or placed on a tabletop. Plus, the design makes your image look like it's suspended mid-air.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "So happy with my purchase! I actually bought three! One for myself and two as gifts. I like how the frame is very unique and stylish and can work in many different room decors. I’m using it as a table top frame, but I think that when hung on a wall it can make a really nice impact. Great quality item that I’ve come to expect from Umbra. I would highly recommend this frame!" —Amy S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.15+ (available in four sizes and five finishes).

    12. A two-tier tray that you can keep by your bedside for items like rings and glasses. It'll work in a bathroom or on an entryway table for keys, too.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Perfect to keep items organized on a small two-drawer nightstand. I love the fact that the bottom has a soft material as to not scratch any surface. It also has great weight to it without being too heavy." —Delilah McCullough

    Get it from Amazon for $20+ (available in two colors and as a ring holder).

    13. A Jonathan Adler hourglass vase, because every home seems a bit brighter with flowers. It can act as a mantelpiece object or table centerpiece come the holiday season, too!

    Amazon

    Get the hourglass vase from Amazon for $34.92, the droplet vase for $24.37, and the classic urn for $64.23.

    14. A mesh fruit bowl so you can keep a nutritious snack always within reach. If you're going to leave a bowl out permanently, you want it to be one that looks good. The double mesh walls will make the inner bowl look like it's floating, so yes, you can consider this decor.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Very attractive, well-made, and sturdy. I use it for produce on the counter, but it could be a stand alone item with artificial flowers inside on a coffee table or sideboard." —Vincent DeFeo

    Get it from Amazon for $17.65.

    15. Areaware geometric coasters to keep out on your coffee table so guests don't leave water rings on your furniture after they walk out the door. And you won't even mind having these out and lying around just because of how darn cool they are.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love these coasters! Easy to clean, well-made, and inexpensive." —Amazon Customer

    Get the set from Amazon for $17.02+ (available in 11 styles).

    16. A desk lamp so you can read at night without keeping the overhead light on. It'll provide a softer light and give off super cute Pixar vibes.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "The Tomons desk lamp is extremely well-made and very solid. The craftsmanship of the wood arm is perfection. The cord is one of the best quality I've seen, nice and thick with the switch on the cord. These lamps are a perfect example of using sustainable materials to create exceptional products." —Fran

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    17. A storage ottoman perfect for shoes, sweaters, sheets, and literally anything else you may have lying around your floor. It'll also double as extra seating and free up space on The Chair where you dump everything.

    Amazon

    This ottoman is upholstered in a linen fabric, so it's super durable. The tufted, cushioned top makes it comfortable for lounging.

    Promising review: "So roomy and sturdy! We have to have something at the foot of our bed for our small dog to use as a step up. I keep all of my boots in here and all of my husband’s sleep machine paraphernalia and have plenty of room left over. It would hold a ton of blankets, or pillows, or toys or a lot of just about anything. It’s so sturdy I’ve stood on it to straighten my curtains." —LesaRock

    Get it from Amazon for $55.99 (available in three colors).

    18. A sleek nightstand to hold your bedroom essentials and a few books. The two-tier design means you can hide some stuff away in the fabric drawer, avoiding visible clutter and mess!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this little nightstand. I have a really small bedroom so was looking for something with storage and am so glad I bought this little guy. I put it together by myself in about 30 minutes and it looks great. It's the perfect size and height and I love the drawer to store your random junk. It seems very high quality and there is a nice coating on the top so I feel safe putting my overnight glass of water on it without fear of rings." —ekd

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    19. A toilet paper holder with a mini shelf that'll hold tissues, your phone, wallet, and whatever else you may need to rest for a second. It's a much more convenient option than leaving your personal items teetering on the edge of the sink.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "There was no detail left out on this simple, yet functional and stylish piece. From the marker, to the glue, gloves, instructions, and cleaning cloth, it was refreshing to receive a product that had everything you needed to install out of the box." —MJG

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    20. A blanket ladder to hold spare throws that literally cannot fit draped across the back of your couch. It's also a great solution for scarves, towels, or extra clothing.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I really like this product. It is lightweight and it is very sturdy. It doesn’t have that cheap feel, but feels super high quality. The ladder is perfect for our home and adds a nice little decor touch to any room. The problem is I think I am gonna need more for other rooms. I love it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    21. A rope basket, because chances are you have a ton of ~stuff~ lying around with no sensible home. Rope baskets are the perfect solution to miscellaneous items that desperately need to be collected!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are very cute rope baskets that I use to put my throw blankets, extra pillows, and any other random things that clutter my room. The best part about this is that it looks very beautiful in any room and can be used as a minimalist functional decor item. It carries a lot of items and is spacious." —Akanksha

    Get it from Amazon for $15.22+ (available in five sizes).

    22. A vinyl record storage holder to hold your collection in a neat way so you have 'em all on-hand during your next party. The unit is shatterproof and won't warp under weight, so no matter how intense your music obsession is, this rack will hold everything.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I ordered two of these to display our record collection, which was stacked under our buffet. I no longer wanted our vinyl stacked and I was sick and tired of others flipping through them on the floor and then leaving them in a state of chaos. I have to say, we absolutely love these and will likely be purchasing more in the near future! They have exceeded my expectations. I love the practical, minimalist design. And my friends can now easily flip through our collection and play records without using our floor." —Kaci B.

    Get it from Amazon for $25+ (available in five finishes and two sizes).

    23. A moon-shaped neon light that'll sub in for a traditional lamp and provide more than enough light for your bedtime routine. It'll look super cute in your bedroom or even in a kid's room! No age limit here.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We love it. We have it on top of a bookshelf in the living room and it's adorable. It's not childish like I worried it might be, it just gives a fun vibe and is super cool." —Jessica Lage

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in eight shapes).

    24. Geode bookends so your mini library can stay organized and on full display. They're weighty, so yes, they will support your growing collection. They also feature rubber bumpers on the bottom so they won't scratch your shelves.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was so excited when I opened the box and viewed the bookends. They exceeded my expectations! The color (aqua/teal) and natural design of each bookend is STUNNING! I ordered the largest size and their weight is PERFECT for the size of the large, heavy books I own. They also double as a decorative feature in my living room." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in three colors and four weights).

    25. A speaker lantern that'll give off a gentle glow (hello, awesome nightlight) *and* double as a speaker. The base acts as a battery pad, so you can set it down at night and have it fully charged by morning. You'll be able to listen to soft music before bed while also having a super cute lantern nestled in the corner of your bedroom.

    Food52

    You can choose from 10 colors and four light settings! And the speaker is Bluetooth, so you'll be able to control it entirely from your phone.

    Get it from Food52 for $99+ (rechargeable plate sold separately).

    26. A magnetic shelf to hold all different types of things depending on where you place it. It'll magically create more space where you're home is (definitely) lacking, plus it'll look chic doing so. And! Since it can be mounted, it won't hog up your counter. Win!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this mainly to hold our paper towels because the wall holder pulled out of the wall. When I first put this on the side of our refrigerator I was skeptical it would hold because the magnets seemed a little weak. I was wrong! The holder has been firmly in place for a while. It holds our paper towel roll and a selection of other miscellaneous things we wanted to get off our counter." —M K

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in two colors and two styles).

    27. A storage bucket that can act as a utensils crock in your kitchen. It's a modern take on an everyday, functional item and will wrangle all your cooking tools into one convenient place.

    West Elm

    Get it from West Elm for $14.99 (originally $24; available in two colors and three styles; also orders over $49 ship free with code MERRY).

    28. A nine-bottle wine rack so you can display your *precious* collection in style. And so you always have a bottle close by just in case the in-laws get a bit testy this holiday season. It can be placed anywhere and since it's so sleek, it won't take up much space but it'll double as a nice display piece.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased this rack because I was looking to get organized, but didn’t want to sacrifice style. This rack is perfect! It’s cute and has great storage capacity!" —Shair

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in five finishes).

    Every time you go out:

    PBS

    Looking for more? Check out our favorite places to buy the best bathing suits online, travel accessories for long flights, and, of course, our ultimate guide to cleaning every single room in your house.

    Shopping for something specific? Check out BuzzFeed Reviews to find the best things for every budget!

    BuzzFeed

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

    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form