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    30 Splurge-Worthy Products That'll Make Your Not-So-Nice Apartment Feel Luxurious

    Including a fancy teal velvet couch, a peacock chair that'll make you feel like Beyoncé, and a heated bidet.

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    1. A cooling mattress with adaptive foam that'll help you remember what it's like to not wake up without pain. Unlike the lumpy mattress you've been using since college, this one cushions your body and even draws away heat as you sleep so you can snuggle under a million blankets without waking up drenched in sweat.


    Promising review: "I struggled with back pain every morning until we started sleeping on this awesome mattress. I haven't had a single back issue since we started sleeping on it a week ago. The mattress is firm yet molds to your body. I run pretty hot since having kids. This bed has kept me cool every night since we got it. The only negative I can see is that this thing will be a bear to move if we relocate. Otherwise, it's just amazing and worth every penny. I wish we'd bought it sooner." —Jesse Brown

    Get a queen from Amazon for $995 (available in sizes twin–California king).

    2. And speaking of blankets, a plush faux fur duvet so you can toss the one that's on your bed — you know, the one that used to look like this but now all the fur is matted or missing.,

    Promising review: "I don’t have a single bad thing I could say! I bought two of these for both of my daughters because we are renovating our home. As soon as I put them on their beds I was immediately jealous of my own kids! They are soft and have just the right amount of weight, not to mention they are BEAUTIFUL and oh so cozy! (I may or may not take naps in their beds when they’re at school..😜) Best thing I’ve bought off Amazon to date! Note: Don’t forget to wash the duvet inside out (I zip mine closed too) on the gentle cycle. I was worried the first time I washed them, but they came out just as soft and fluffy as before. The fur didn’t mat either, which was my main concern. Worth the money! Just go ahead and buy it and you can thank me later!" —AshleyF.

    Get it from Amazon for $76.99+ (available in three sizes and 11 colors).

    3. A soil-free AeroGarden Harvest for adding a futuristic feel to your boring kitchen. If you love fresh herbs but lack the space (or green thumb, tbh!), this hydroponic system alerts you when it's time to water and feed your plants.

    The AeroGarden in white

    Check out my colleague's AeroGarden review for more deets!

    Promising review: "Absolutely worth it. I haven't had an issue with it not telling me it's low on water but I do check it every other day just to make sure. Sprouts seeds like magic. So fast! I will be buying a lot more. I look forward to being that weird lady with like 15 AeroGardens. I just won't tell the husband how much they cost." —jessica johnston

    Get it from Amazon for $99.10+ (also available in black).

    4. A bidet attachment to transform your regular old toilet into a porcelain throne that cleans your freakin' butt for you. Oh I'm sorry, I didn't realize this bathroom was a 5-star spa now. Not only will it help you use less TP, but it also just leaves you feeling cleaner after you go.


    This is the bidet I use and I 100% recommend to my friends, family, and to you, dear reader. Installation was pretty simple; from start to poop it took about 15 minutes. The sensation say the least but you definitely get used to it. In fact, I recently moved apartments and it's taken me awhile to hook up the bidet (I'm a procrastinator, OK?!). Oh how I've missed my bidet during this time (and I'm sure my butt feels the same way). But seriously, I cannot stress how life-changing getting a bidet is. If my bidet ever goes kaput, I'm going to upgrade to the Tushy Spa, which has the added benefit of allowing you to select the temperature of your water.

    Get it from Tushy for $89 (available in nine colors). And use our promo code BUZZFEED at checkout for an extra 10% off.

    5. A vintage-y area rug because let's face it: your floors are ugly. I get it; it's a rental and you obviously didn't get a choice. But let's keep it covered (and your toes nice and warm) with a cushy rug.

    The multicolored rug
    Boutique Rugs

    Promising review: "I hate buying things unseen but this rug was a wow from the moment I unrolled it. I’m now looking at rugs for other rooms in my house! So happy!" —Jennifer -.

    Get it from Boutique Rugs for $33.14+ (available in 32 sizes).

    6. A monstera if you wish your decidedly bland apartment were instead your greenery-filled happy place. (You can call it Plant Parenthood!) This big boy, also called a Swiss cheese plant, is great for beginners because it's pretty self-sufficient and doesn't need a ton of light.

    Model holding a monstera that's a few feet tall in a black pot

    Here's what my former colleague Yi Yang had to say about hers:

    "I ordered my monstera plant from Bloomscape and it came very well-packaged with instructions on how to take care of it! I've since recommended this website to my friends and everyone has been pleased with their deliveries. All the plants from Bloomscape come potted and living room-ready, so you don't have to do any extra work."

    Get it from Bloomscape for $150.

    7. A ~so-fish-ticated~ shell accent chair that'll have you entering your credit card info faster than Ariel signed away her voice to Ursula. If you can't resist the siren song of modern glam velvet furniture, this is the chair for you.,

    Promising review: "Worth the price! You will melt like chocolate when you sit on it. Beauty queen of the chairs!" —Gooey825

    Get it from Amazon for $178.44 (available in three colors).

    8. A lift-top coffee table so you can hide your clutter in a chic way. It also doubles as a desk if you prefer working from the couch. You gotta spend money to make money, baby!

    The dark wood coffee table with the top lifted and a laptop and mug on it

    Promising review: "This table is so cute and practical. My husband sort of uses the living room as his office space and always has electronics and papers everywhere, so I needed something that could store (aka hide) all his stuff, especially when we have company. This took me about three hours off and on to complete. It takes some patience but the end product is great!" —Carline

    Get it from Amazon for $109.99+ (available in five colors).

    9. A bookend vase for putting your Christmas tree to shame. Seriously, just position this where you'd normally stand your tree; it's that beautiful.

    The two face-shaped bookends, one with orange hair and one with dark skin and black hair

    Jungalow is a Black-owned business and the brainchild of Justina Blakeney. It's stocked with aesthetically pleasing home goods that'll add ~jungalicious~ vibes to any room. Plus, Jungalow is committed to responsible and sustainable business practices (like reducing their use of single-use plastics!), and they donate to organizations like the ACLU, Girls Who Code, and The Rainforest Alliance, among others!

    Get it from Jungalow for $98 (available in two styles).

    10. A handmade raw edge bowl to make every meal look fancy schmancy — even if it's salad, steamed broccoli, or a bowl of fruit.

    The bowl, which has a raw edge design
    Earth + Element

    Earth + Element is a woman-founded small businesses creating long-lasting, reusable ceramics that are designed to help you live a zero-waste lifestyle.

    Get it from Earth + Element for $40+ (available in three sizes).

    11. A Le Creuset Dutch oven because *slaps Dutch oven* this bad boy can cook you practically anything you want and make it taste like it's straight from a restaurant. Bread? Done. Stews? Done. An entire bird? Done. Braised meats and veggies? Done! Seriously, please stop asking.

    The blue Dutch oven

    Promising review: "Bought this on sale and it’s worth every penny. So versatile for roasts and oven use as well as stove-top cooking. The rounded edges (compared to a normal Dutch oven) make cleaning/stir-frying certain dishes so easy!" —Lauren Scarlett

    Get it from Amazon for $179.95 (originally $299.95; available in 10 colors).

    12. A 2-in-1 Hoover carpet cleaner if your formerly white carpets are looking...definitely not fact...what color is that? This machine sucks up dirt, dust, and pet hair *and* steams your carpets. It's time for your white carpets to make a comeback. Maybe this weekend?,

    Promising review: "Y'all. I don’t do this a lot, but something has me SHOOK. And I never say that. I said it while I was using this thing. Our carpets were filthy. Our animals made them so gross. Plus, we don’t have a good habit of taking our shoes off before we get on the carpet. Anyway, the stains were DISAPPEARING after ONE pass over. I mean gone. It smells fresh and light in the house now and not like pee. They look good now. This worked WAY better than the industrial wet vac we rented last year. And now it’s a little more expensive since it’s not Cyber Monday but we did get a great deal on it. SO worth it, even at full price. Just thought I’d recommend to anyone with carpets and pets!" —Kristina E Marks

    Get it from Amazon for $229.99.

    13. A simplehuman trash can that'll convince you that foot pedals are for plebs. It's motion activated and will open with just a wave of your hand. Plus it also has voice recognition features so you can literally say, "Open can" and — surprise, surprise — the can will open.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed / Via, simplehuman / Via

    My colleague Heather Braga loves her simplehuman trash can. Here's what she had to say:

    "It wouldn't even be a stretch to tell you my simplehuman trash can is the light of my life right now. I often finding myself awkwardly waving my hand over OTHER garbage cans expecting them to magically open like mine does. Oops."

    Promising review: "I enjoy the chic look, the quality, and the intent to lessen germs and bacteria. Once I begin my family I will surely be purchasing more product from this company. It’s on the expensive side but very much worth every penny." —Darius H.

    Get it from simplehuman for $200+ (available in four colors).

    14. A Roomba i7+ so you can take the day off and let this lil' guy do the vacuuming. It's Google Assistant and Alexa compatible, meaning you can literally tell it to go clean under the table. *And* it'll empty itself when it's done!

    The black vacuum

    Promising review: "Love this product! I was a bit reluctant to buy but it works great. I have a golden retriever pup who sheds and kids who run in and out of the yard to the living room. This picks it all up, even on carpet. This product definitely worth the money, not to mention it's a time saver!!! I also got the mop version as well. Helps me maintain my floors clean. I went from mopping three days a week to only one." —Ivette P

    Get it from Amazon for $699 (originally $999.99)

    15. A rustic sideboard buffet with a sliding door for holding your dishes or knickknacks and looking pretty darn beautiful while doing it. Now to find some beautiful dishware...

    The white buffet with a dark wooden sliding door

    Promising review: "Wow, this unit is absolutely fantastic. It literally shipped in two days. I will admit, I was overwhelmed and intimidated by how many pieces and parts it came with...but once I got started putting it together, it really was a breeze. The wood color is gorgeous and matches the rest of my 'farmhouse' theme perfectly! I’m just beyond thrilled. If you’re debating this purchase, do it. It’s a solid, very sturdy, beautiful piece of furniture and you can’t beat the price either." —Victoria cossota

    Get it from Amazon for $168.99.

    16. Would you look at that! An 18-piece stoneware dinner set to complete your childhood dream of owning pink plates. C'mon, white dishware is boring!

    A dinner plate, salad plate, and bowl

    This set comes with six dinner plates, six salad plates, and six bowls.

    Promising review: "Just what I expected. I love that they’re dishwasher safe!" —PLS

    Get it from Amazon for $107.20.

    17. A porcelain pitcher because you'll always have a soft ~spot~ in your heart for beautiful kitchenware. It's too bad that spot is right next to those awful reusable plastic cups you bought for your first apartment. (Psst! Here's a cute alternative.)

    The white pitcher with black spots on it pouring water into a cup

    Franca is a POC- and woman-owned small biz based in Brooklyn that specializes in handmade ceramics.

    Get it from Franca for $114 (available in five colors).

    18. A boho-chic velvet convertible sofa if you're a sucker for that vintage aesthetic. The backseat reclines so it's great for when you find yourself falling asleep on the couch but literally cannot be bothered to walk the five feet to your bed. Plus, it doesn't have weird stains like the couch you're sitting on right now.

    The teal velvet couch

    Promising review: "The futon is really soft and sturdy. I could easily disassemble it and it would fold up and fit in the back of my small SUV if I needed to move. It is relatively firm, but not uncomfortable, especially with a few blankets and throw pillows. I was hoping for a little more cushion, but overall it is still very comfy and I can easily sit comfortably for extended periods playing video games or watching TV. I feel it was a bargain for the price compared to other couches with a similar look. The reclining/futon feature is handy, though I don’t expect to use it very often." —Mark

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $488.

    19. Minimalist oval serving platters that'll have you asking, "Damn, am I in a fancy restaurant right now?" — even if the only thing you're serving are Cosmic Brownies.

    Jono Pandolfi

    Get it from Jono Pandolfi for $40+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    20. A 75-inch Samsung 4K Smart QLED TV so you can stop watching The Office on your teeny tiny laptop screen. With this screen, you can view all your favorite shows, movies, and video games in the smoothest, clearest picture possible.

    The TV

    Promising review: "My current TV is not inferior by any means, but the Samsung Q60 QLED blows away my current one. The picture quality is outstanding; it is nowhere near to any TV I've seen till today. The TV has tons of smart features. The Netflix app is very fast and snappy, and YouTube loads very fast. Changing TV channels is instant. Oh, my favorite feature is that when I turn on the TV, I can pickup exactly where I left off. Isn't that amazing? The app store has tons of apps. The black is deep, and colors are vibrant, and screen is bright. Hands down the best TV I've seen. I will surely recommend this TV to friends and family." —somu_btech

    Get it from Amazon for $1,249.95.

    21. An extendable bamboo bathtub tray with no-slip grips, a reading rack, a cellphone tray, and a wineglass holder for making bath time feel truly luxurious.

    The caddy with a coffee mug, candle, and Kindle on it over a bathtub

    Promising review: "I love this bath caddy. Right from the start the caddy was nicely packaged. It is beautifully constructed and worth every penny. I'm not a wine drinker but a nice stemmed glass of ice tea or juice sets the mood just fine. Have fun!" —F Allred

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    22. A set of woven baskets to hide — er, I mean, store — your extra linens, dirty clothes, or magazines. Plus the bright pops of green will make these the ~envy~ of all your roomies.

    The two baskets, which have slightly different patterns

    Get them from Jungalow for $229.

    23. A palm tree print peel-and-stick wallpaper because just thinking about your white walls is putting me to sleep. This is a fun alternative to messy paint jobs and even the least DIY-type person can apply a sticker.

    The orange wallpaper with white palm trees on it
    Chasing Paper

    Get it from Chasing Paper for $40+ (available in three sizes).

    24. A floor-length mirror for reflecting light into small spaces and making them look larger. Also, we can all agree that it's just really freaking pretty, OK?

    The mirror with gold trim

    Pro tip: Place your mirror next to a window so the incoming light is reflected into the rest of the room.

    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 $149.99.

    25. An industrial heavy duty clothing rack that'll make your bedroom look like a fancy minimalist clothing store.

    The clothing rack, which also has a three-tier shelf attached to it with shoes and accessories on it

    Promising review: "I have a small closet in a room without a lot of extra space. I was looking for solution that was sturdy, looked nice, and would fit neatly in an already cluttered space. Happy to say this garment rack delivered on all three. Once I got it set up my roommate ordered another one for himself almost immediately! This has worked out much better than some of the modular cube solutions I've tried in the past" —Jason

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (also available in black).

    26. A peacock chair so even the simple act of sitting feels as fancy as you are. Your followers should prepare for this to be your Instagram background for many photos to come.

    The tan woven peacock chair

    Promising review: "I have always wanted a peacock chair, but found them too frivolous for the money. With the unexpected passing of my father, I decided to treat myself. This one is pricey but well worth what you pay. This is no ordinary peacock chair; it is fine craftsmanship. It is sturdy and beautiful, and a work of art. If you’re hesitating, don’t, you will love it. It fits right in with my British colonial/boho vibe, particularly with string lights woven in around the back. I love it!" —Pattie

    Get it from Amazon for $898.72.

    27. A set of two 100% cotton percale striped pillowcases for anyone whose aesthetic is Northeastern B&B chic.

    The striped mint green and white pillowcase
    Hill House Home

    Hill House Home is a woman-founded brand specializing in bedding, bath, baby, and loungewear. You may have heard of HHH because of their nap dresses. I am a huge fan and love mine (the Ellie, ICYWW).

    Get it from Hill House Home for $100 (also available in blue).

    28. Some peel-and-stick floor decals to cover the faded, scuffed wood or poorly chosen tiles without spending big bucks to rip out the floors.

    Mirth Studio

    Mirth Studio is a woman-owned design house helmed by Sally Bennett. Their peel-and-stick floor and wall decals, and wall tiles add whimsy and a serious pop of color.

    Get them both from Mirth Studio, a 12-inch-by-12-inch tulip-print tile decals for $96 and (12) 1-square-foot geometric floral print hardwood tiles for $336.

    29. A gold metal bar cart because alcohol bottles as decor only looks nice when you have a pretty surface to show them off — and this totally fits the bill.

    Reviewer pic of the bar cart with two glass-top shelves with a geometric pattern to them  and assorted alcohol bottles and glasses on each one.

    Promising review: "This bar cart is perfect for our needs. A great size, it can hold a substantial amount of products and the thickness of the glass helps it feel very sturdy. The glass pattern — really, the cart's whole design — helps make this a (usable) statement piece. One glass panel arrived with a slight scratch — barely noticeable to admirers, but we knew it was there — and the company replaced it immediately free of charge once we had sent through a photo. Excellent customer service and prompt communication. I'm very happy with the choice we made after searching for so long and can't help admiring it each time we walk through our front door." —KP

    Get it from Amazon for $175.76.

    30. A doormat if you want to add a touch of ~sloth-phistication~ to your entryway. It'll greet you with a smile and a friendly reminder to hang in there. You're doing great!

    The brown sloth hanging on a tree against a blue jungle background

    Get it from ModCloth for $39.

    You doing anything in your new fancy apartment:

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

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