24 Things That’ll Make Your Living Room Look Better | Buzzenga

From DIY upgrades to easily-assembled pieces of furniture, these products require almost no time at all.

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A stained glass corner piece that could beautify even the blandest, most boringly designed living room entryway. Every time you come home, you’ll feel like you’re entering a mythical palace built in your iconic image.


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Promising review: “There really are no words to describe how gorgeous these are. I absolutely adore them! They totally bring life to the entryway between our living and dining room. So happy to have such special pieces in my new home.”—Justine Bijas

Get it from TheSweetKarmaBar on Etsy for $139.

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A pack of 24 mandala stencils you can use to personalize pretty much anything you can think of (wall decor, consoles, tabletops, etc.) and turn it into a giant art project.


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Promising review: “I love these stencils!! I’m decorating my room boho style, and these stencils are exactly what I was looking for.” —Lorell Rolon

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

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A floating shelf that’ll look like minimalistic magic on your walls. It’ll be like you hired David Blaine as your interior decorator.


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Promising review: “These are so much fun! We ordered the small size, which fits standard hardback books (approximately five to seven hardbacks in my experience). They’re a great way to add some extra storage to our very small home, and we’ve placed them in our hallway so people ask us about them all the time. I’d highly recommend!” —LaBuenaVidaMere

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sets of three for $25 and in two colors).

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Or a floating circle shelf if you’re looking for something with a bit more versatility. You can use this to display small plants, knick-knacks, and pretty much anything else you’d ordinarily clutter a windowsill with.


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Promising review: “The wall shelf is very stylish and I really like it. The size fits my wall very well. It’s a good decorative shelf to have in the living room. I also like the light wood color.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

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A geometric bookend you can decorate with things like old photos or ticket stubs. You can even throw a dried flower on there to brighten up the display.


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Promising review: “Great-looking bookends for a great price. They do the job and the geometric design is so pretty to look at! These are a perfect addition to any room, no matter the decor scheme.” —Kathleen

Get a pair from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two colors).

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A surprisingly affordable abstract print rug — a lifesaver for people who are new to this whole adulting thing. Why did no one tell us growing up how expensive rugs were going to be???


Rugs USA

Promising review: “I purchased this absolutely beautiful rug for our living room. The rugs colors are vibrant, while the quality of the rug is excellent. It’s soft and thick and has held up to a lot of foot traffic. I’d definitely recommend this rug to anyone who likes it. I’ve never received this many compliments on a rug ever before!”—Rugs USA Customer

Get it from Rugs USA for $28.20+ (available in five shapes and 16 sizes).

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A Muslin Comfort blanket so you can snuggle up under some temperature controlled fabric for a wonderfully cozy afternoon on the couch.


Muslin Comfort

What’s the point of revamping your home if you aren’t making it as cozy as possible?

Get it from Muslin Comfort for $169.99.

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A sunburst wall mirror to hang over your couch or near an armchair so you can catch a quick glimpse of a superstar every time you plop yourself down for a bit of relaxation.


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Promising review: “I am in love with this mirror! It looks so pretty in my room. Just the right shade of gold. It’s not very heavy, so mounting to the wall was a breeze.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $40.59.

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A sleek lift-top coffee table that’ll keep all of your board games, books and other fun distractions within arm’s reach. Even on nights you aren’t expecting guests, you can fill this thing with as many goodies as you need to entertain yourself.


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Promising review: “This table was easy to assemble, and all of the pieces were labeled and the instructions were easy to follow. This table is strong and sturdy. I like that I can use my laptop on the couch now. The mechanism to lift the top is easy to use, and I like all of the storage the table has.” —wuaaron2001

Get it from Amazon for $169.99 (available in two colors).

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And some hilarious Curb Your Enthusiasm coasters if you’ve become as anal about your coffee table as Larry David is about…well…everything.


MakerMate / Etsy

Promising review: “Packaging was adorable and quality is amazing! Perfect for my boyfriend’s birthday. He’s always yelling this quote at me when I don’t use a coaster! LOL.” —Carli Rubi

Get a set of four from MakerMate on Etsy for $12.

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A mini bottle of touch-up paint that’ll cover up small, cosmetic imperfections that may be visible on your walls or furniture (such as chips, scratches, stains, etc.).


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Promising review: “Thank god this exists! Over the years, my sloppy ‘hair-dying job at home’ has left several spots on my white bathroom walls. This is exactly what I was looking for. If you’re unsure which color to use (no need to be an exact match for this type of touch-up), you can contact the company and they’ll send you a color chart for free. This is like a whiteout for the imperfections. I didn’t want to have to paint the entire bathroom for some small spots, but those spots were bothering me for certain. Now I don’t even know where those spots are anymore, and the walls look normal. This is such a lifesaver.” —mrsj

Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in nine shades).

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A brick dyeing kit in case you’re lucky enough to have exposed brick in your home (such a cool look!) but aren’t keen on the color. This stuff chemically bonds with brick, stone, block, and mortar without ruining the texture of the surface.


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Promising review: “I had a brick repair on the wall in the front of my house. They did not match the rest of the brick at all, and I was embarrassed every time I walked past it. When I bought my kit, I didn’t know what to do with it at first, but I got great service. One of the Masonry Cosmetics guys helped me. I sent him samples of the brick and pictures and he figured out the stain colors for me. He also noticed something that I never would have thought of on my own: the mortar color was wrong and had me fix that first. Fixing that was the icing on the cake. Great product and even better service.” —Gabe Williams

Get it from Amazon for $119.

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A tabletop fireplace for anyone who’d like to convert their tiny apartment into the sort of lovely suburban house that’d actually come with a traditional fireplace.


1 Man 1 Garage / Etsy

Promising review: “Bought this as an anniversary present for my boyfriend and he (we) absolutely love it! The care and detail that went into this is amazing! The wood and glass are high-quality and well-packaged and they even included s’mores forks in the kit! So great! Will definitely be purchasing more for gifts in the future!! Keep up the great work!” —April Rojas

Get it from 1 Man 1 Garage on Etsy for $18+ (available in two styles).

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A stylish yet subtle set of matte black candle holders that are discreet enough to suit a contemporary aesthetic despite featuring beautifully crafted mid-century pillars.


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They come in sets of three, and are able to fit both standard and LED flameless candles up to 4 inches in diameter. They also come with anti-scratch pads attached at the bottom.

Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

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Or a sweet tea candle cleverly poured in a mason jar, inspired by the city of Charlestown, South Carolina. If you’re familiar with southern traditions, this fruity and floral scent will remind you of long summer days and afternoons spent on the front porch.


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Promising review: “This candle was actually a gift from a friend, but I had to share because it’s so lovely. The company is Black woman-owned and the soy candles are hand-poured. The Charleston Sweet Tea scent reminds me of a summer trip I took to Charleston a few years ago with the friend who gifted it. It smells like berries, flowers, and apples.” —Kayla Boyd, BuzzFeed Staff

Get it from Southern Elegance Candle Company for $20.

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Some “leaded-glass” film that’ll add privacy and a touch of sophistication to your windows and glass doors. It’ll impress your snobby neighbors and foil your nosy ones.


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Promising review: “This film was just what I needed. It provides enough privacy without blocking light. I didn’t have any problems with it not sticking to the window. You just have to make sure the windows are very clean and remember to peel off the backing and spray lots of water before sticking it on the glass!!! I used an old credit card as a squeegee to get rid of the air bubbles. The application was very easy. I highly recommend this product!!!” —Selenable

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five sizes).

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A leather conditioner to bring your old, worn-out couch back to life and have it looking like it’s fresh off the showroom floor.


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What’s great about this product is it works on just about anything made of leather, not just fancy sofas. It can even add a layer of water protection to your boots!

Promising review: “I use this for my everyday boots, as well as my dress shoes. I’m not always gentle with my boots and I thought I had ruined them the other day (worn out color, scuffs all over), but I cleaned the muck off, gave them a brushing, then applied this leather honey and after letting it sit, my boots look almost like the day I bought them! It keeps the leather supple and restores color. You only need to use a small amount per use!” —David Horning

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

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And a wood conditioner that’ll do pretty much the same thing for coffee table. It’ll also create a protective layer that helps prevent the wood from drying out or fading.


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All you have to do is let it sit for 15 minutes and wipe. Check out BuzzFeed’s full write-up on this Feed-N-Wax Wood Polish to learn more. And! It has 4,700+ positive reviews on Amazon.

Promising review: “OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the ’30s that had been in storage forever… It was dry and dirty and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood literally came alive showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel — and a fantastic smell!” —Tiffany Sadowski

Get it from Amazon for $13.25+ (available in eight size).

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Or a fake wood contact paper if you’d rather transform non-wood surfaces instead of taking care of furniture made out of the real thing.


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Promising review: “This stuff is awesome!! Bought some to cover up sun spots on a few windows before we sold our house, and couldn’t believe how good it looked and how easily it installed. I could hardly tell the difference from the original wood! Recommend to anyone looking for a cheap fix!” —Trent

Get it from Amazon for $9.10+ (available in seven colors and five sizes).

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A set of adorable cat figurines to decorate your houseplants with.


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Maybe go the extra mile and name each one? That’s totally not weird.

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

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A calming four tier fountain if you’d like to curate a serene sort of space in your living room. Friends will visit for the decor and stay for the vibes.


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Let the soothing sounds of trickling water provide you an escape from your many, many thoughts.

Get it from Amazon for $36.90.

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A set of vintage-style botanical prints that’ll look great anywhere on your walls, but especially nice above a bar cabinet or entryway console.


Amazon

Promising review: “Good quality. I loved being able to purchase these and put them in frames for a fraction of the cost of other look-a-likes. Took some digging to find frames that were good-looking and a good price, but I found them. Love my botanical wall.” —Mon

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (for four 8×10 prints; also available with frames).

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An erase-a-hole putty if you and your roommates have turned your living room walls into Swiss cheese, but would still like a chance at getting all of your security deposit back.


Amazon

Promising review: “I love this stuff! It’s super easy to use and it flawlessly anything from nail holes to larger drywall anchor holes. Bonus that my walls are white and I can even get away with not repainting if I do a clean job! I hope they never stop making this stuff.” —bookworm

Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

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And a pack of magnetic GoodHangups so you can display artwork and photos without having to drill unnecessary holes to begin with.


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Per customer reviews, it works best with 5×7 pages and larger paper wall art.

Promising review: “I love, love, love this product! It is the best invention since Post-its, probably better. I remember seeing the woman who invented this product on Shark Tank and have been waiting to purchase it since. I just hung some beautiful hand-painted cards that have been sitting on my piano. It only took one magnet to hold quite a heavy card. I am thrilled with this product.” —Marilyn A. Chapoton

Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $14.97.

 

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