35 Practical Things That Can Also Serve As Decor

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1.

A statuesque pen holder modeled after a Renaissance masterpiece, because organization is a form of art.

two stylish david pen holders on a desk holding pens and pencils


Fluffy Buggy

Get it from Fluffy Buggy on Etsy for $33.59 (available in two styles).

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A set of four hand-painted stoneware measuring cups for the cook who always forgets to put their dishes away. But these will make you leave them out on purpose. Admirers beware!

reviewer image of the four Creative Co-Op Hand Stamped Striped Stoneware Measuring Cups


amazon.com

Promising review: “I LOVE these! They are exactly as described and look just like the pictures. They are perfect! I will be keeping them right out on the counter!” —Lisa S

Get it from Amazon for $25.18.

3.

A geometric table lamp to light up your space while pulling your aesthetic together with its clean lines and sharp angles.

the black SOTTAE Modern lamp on an accent table


Amazon

Promising review: “I bought this lamp to brighten my workstation while adding a touch of modern to my otherwise boring cubicle. It is small enough to not take over my work space and bright enough to read and write by. Great alternative to the typical desk lamp!” —L. Gillotti

Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in three finishes).

4.

A femme figure wall hanging and jewelry display with hooks and loops that’ll help you show off your favorite pieces in style. Plus? No more tangled necklaces and lost rings!

the femme wall hanging mounted on a wall, storing jewelry


Urban Outfitters

Promising review: “Love it! This was a super cute way to decorate my room! It looks exactly like the photo and holds so much of my jewelry!” —simone18

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

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A whimsical wicker hamper shaped like a majestic elephant that’ll be perfect for housing laundry, extra blankets, or toys.

three Animal Laundry Hamper in white, brown, and natural


The Home Depot

Promising review: “Surprised that it holds as much laundry as it does. And it’s so cute!” —Angela

Get it from The Home Depot for $69 (available in three finishes).

6.

A metal clothing rack with shelves you can use to display your finest shoes as the decor they are!

the 17 stories Reavis 16.1" white Garment Rack in a bedroom


Wayfair

Promising review: “One side of my walk-in closet did not have any shelves or racks for hanging clothing. This fit so perfectly and was just what I needed!!” —Nichole

Get it from Wayfair for $76.99 (originally $79.99; available in black and white).

7.

An elegant jewelry organizer whose sleek design will surely rival those of the earrings draped from it.

the WOWCUTE Earrings Organizer


Amazon

Promising review: “I love this! It’s minimalistic and has just the right amount of space. It is easy to blend into any decor and space.” —Justin Thompson

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two sizes).

8.

A snowy leaf catchall tray so your rings, keys, and lucky pennies have a beautiful place to call home.

the michael aram Winter Leaves Geranium Catchall


Neiman Marcus

Promising review: “I love leaves, and this beauty looks lifelike.” —Nancy G.

Get it from Neiman Marcus for $45.

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A set of four hand-cut marble coasters featuring brass inlaid crescent moons you’ll be too busy admiring to even want to rest your glasses on them.

four marble moon coasters


West Elm

Get it from West Elm for $32 (originally $40).

10.

A modular metal bookshelf groovy enough to store your vinyl collection, vintage books, and potted vines.

the black alana bookshelf


Urban Outfitters

Promising review: “I love the retro feel of this bookshelf!! i keep my record player and records on here!! And it adds a really cool vibe to my room!” —aaaava

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $199 (available in black and white).

11.

A wooden fruit bowl and hanger hand-crafted to show your produce off.

reviewer image of the casa bellante fruit bowl and hanger full of fruit on a customer's kitchen counter


amazon.com

Promising review: “I purchased this fruit bowl based on its looks. I am very pleased with how much fruit it actually holds. Style and function.” —L. Moore

Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

12.

A rustic chalkboard with a cute and useful shelf that makes this as charming as it is practical. You’ll want to write your to-do lists, weekly menus, and shopping lists on this beauty!

reviewer image of the rustic whitewash chalkboard mounted on a wall with a checklist on it


amazon.com

Promising review: “Exactly what I was looking for! I have two teenage boys (prayers and positive thoughts appreciated), and they tend to leave the house without something they need for the day. I have a narrow space that is just inside the door to our garage, and I wanted to create a checklist of things they likely need that day as a final reminder for when they go out the door. Hoping it helps, but at least it is cute and makes me smile!”—TN

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

13.

A crystal-shaped makeup organizer that’ll help you keep your brushes organized and add to your vanity’s gorgeous glitz and glam aesthetic.

reviewer image of a customer holding up their Wicked Vanity Beauty Crystal Makeup Brush Holder


amazon.com

Promising review: “This makeup brush holder is so cool and pretty! It holds all of my brushes and my beauty blender and looks fabulous. It has a good weight to it and is a very solid product.” —bumslie22

Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

14.

A contemporary storage ottoman perfect for housing extra blankets, keeping all your board games organized, or just as a dumping ground for clutter when the unexpected guest turns up!

reviewer image of the deep blue adeco square storage ottoman in front of a floral armchair


amazon.com

Promising review: “This ottoman is a beautiful addition my room. Its storage area is great for a throw blanket or any number of things. Excellent quality and sturdy construction.” —Nancy

Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (available in three colors).

15.

A vintage-inspired surge protector with USB ports that’ll make sure your devices stay charged in style!

reviewer image of two wood grain surge protectors


amazon.com

Promising review: “This power strip is awesome! I was tired of looking at the ugly power strip next to my couch. I use it to plug my laptop in so I can use it on the couch but man, what an eyesore. This wood grain one looks great and blends in with my wooden side table!” —LisaP.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in seven styles).

16.

A criss-cross spice rack that includes 18 accessible spice jars (and spice refills) that’ll make your kitchen the hot spot for effortlessly flavorful cooking.

the kamenstein criss cross 18 piece spice rack mounted on a kitchen wall


Wayfair

Promising review: “This spice rack set is just beautiful. The criss-cross frame is made of bamboo and is very solid. All the jars came marked and filled with different kinds of spices. It also comes with a free five-year refill on all the spices. Looks amazing on my kitchen wall and is so handy as well. The best spice rack and set I have ever bought. This is a must-buy if you are a cook or know someone who loves their kitchen.” —susan

Get it from Wayfair for $49.99.

17.

A nautical knot door stopper so you don’t have to worry about your door slamming shut when the rough seas send a mighty gust through your window, arrrgh!

reviewer image of the ivory Creative Co-Op Nautical Rope Knot Cotton Door Stop holding a customer's front door open


amazon.com

Promising review: “My door actively closes on itself because of the way it was installed, so I was worried this couldn’t hold it, but it actually does. I used to use a pile of books, which I would stub my toe on constantly. This doorstop helps free up space and wouldn’t hurt even if I did kick it. And it looks really chic and cute, too.” —A.K.

Get it from Amazon for $21.21+ (available in two colors).

18.

A pair of golden bookend hands whose antique finish will add ~character~ to your shelves.

the Hands Sculpture Bookend Set holding up books on a glass table


Streamline Handmade

Promising review: “Beautiful piece of decor for my room! It adds a funky yet elegant tough to my bookshelf.” —Gabriela

Get it from Streamline Handmade on Etsy for $36.99.

19.

A colorfully bohemian anti-fatigue mat that’ll make standing for long periods of time more comfortable, so you’ll want to se it in your kitchen or for your standing desk! It’s also spill-resistant and super easy to wipe clean.

a model kneels down on the nama kitchen mat


The House of Noa

The House of Noa is a woman-owned mat company that keeps comfort and style at the forefront of their designs. These products are made with the busy mom in mind.

Promising review: “Love love love these mats! I bought both sizes for our kitchen and can’t say enough great things about them! They’re so comfortable and are just as pretty in person as they are in the pictures! My husband loves them as well and has asked if we could cover our entire kitchen in them because they’re so comfortable!” —Katie

Get it from The House of Noa for $89+ (available in two sizes).

20.

An intersecting cubes accent shelf with 14 platforms to display your books, tchotchkes, and photos on. This sculptural shelf will offer a modern splash to any room!

the espresso Vernonburg Square Accent Shelf mounted on a wall


Wayfair

Promising review: “This little accent shelf is perfect for holding just a few odds and ends of import to me. It just dresses up the wall perfectly. I am thinking about ordering another one!” —Kitty

Get it from Wayfair for $43.99 (originally $45; available in four colors).

21.

A golden tripod lamp — the glamorous life never shined so bright! This Hollywood-inspired lamp will warm you up as you dream of your own name in lights.

the willa arlo interiors Floretta 66" Tripod Floor Lamp next to a dresser


Wayfair

Promising review: “A super classy lamp! Just what we were looking for to fill up the area by the couch. Great height, it looks amazing in our living room.” —Anonymous

Get it from Wayfair for $151.99 (originally $266.11).

22.

A set of three farmhouse kitchen canisters designed with airtight lids that’ll keep your food fresh! These round metal canisters will also add a rustic touch to your kitchen counters.

the three barnyard designs kitchen canisters on a kitchen counter


Amazon

Promising review: “These are perfect for storing coffee and baking essentials. They are lightweight and very cute.” —Mary Blanco

Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in three colors).

23.

A set of two nesting storage tables that can be neatly stacked or separated to be used as multiple, decorative side tables (that also happen to be able to store blankets and toys)!

reviewer image of two Lavish Home Nesting End Tables with Storage in a customer's living room being used to store blankets and pillows


amazon.com

Promising review: “I’m obsessed with these tables! The tall one comes high enough to enjoy coffee or to eat at. My favorite part about these tables are the storage! I love them because they don’t take up a ton of room and are easy to move around! Super happy with these!” —Andrew Vinh Tran

Get it from Amazon for $96.99+ (available in five finishes).

24.

A classic accent cabinet perfectly sized to fit any small space! Use this beautifully crafted cabinet as extra bathroom storage, or to house wine bottles and glasses, or even as a supplementary bookshelf.

the dark espresso Caleb 2 Door Accent Cabinet in an entryway


Wayfair

Promising review: “I wanted a bar cabinet that was small enough to fit our space without compromising on the look. The copper crackled glass pattern on the doors offers a beautiful touch to this cabinet. I’m happy that it came with an adjustable shelf, allowing us to place it so that it fits our liquor bottles. Overall, I love this cabinet and highly recommend! It can be a cute addition to any space :)” —Nikhila

Get it from Wayfair for $169.99 (originally $276.99; available in two finishes).

25.

A four piece bathroom accessory set with hand-carved detailing that’ll give your bathroom an artisanal feel. This set includes a soap dispenser, a soap dish, a toothbrush holder, and a tumbler cup, so all your bathroom needs will be stored with care.

the VIRTUNE Premium Navy Blue Bathroom Accessory Set on display


Amazon

Promising review: “I love this set! They look and feel like really nice quality. They are also easy to clean and dry fast. The soap dispenser holds a decent amount of soap, and the pump works great. There’s rubber feet on the bottom of each piece that keep them in place. They’re so unique and look great in our main bathroom!” —maisie

Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in two colors).

26.

A rose gold desk organizer whose five storage compartments will make sure your gel pens, rainbow Post-it notes, and other stationery essentials are easily accessible.

reviewer image of the rose gold desk organizer in the corner of a customer's desk holding a small succulent, pens, and a notebook


amazon.com

Promising review: “This rose gold organizer is super cute and convenient! I can keep all my paper clips, pencils and markers all in one place. I like to write letters to family and friends and this organizer makes writing even more fun!” —MediaBoxEnt

Get it from Amazon for $20.97 (available in four other colors).

27.

A set of two storage baskets handwoven in Senegal because hiding mess can (and should) look good.

two handwoven baskets


Jungalow

Get it from Jungalow for $229.

28.

A Growlight frame shelf that’ll not only add a modern touch to your space but also help you keep your plants alive. With a built-in timer and a tucked away full spectrum LED grow light, your herbs and succulents will have no choice but to thrive.

the growlight frame shelf with houseplants hanging in it


Uncommon Goods

Promising review: “My apartment gets a lot of natural light in every room but my bedroom. I want plants, but they just don’t get enough light. This shelf was the perfect way to have a few plants and make sure they won’t die. I really like having the timer so I can have the light turn out at bedtime. Well made and the color is beautiful.” —1texastia

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $139+.

29.

A crystal honey jar shaped like a beehive that even comes with a dipper so you can easily access the sweetness you need for your tea and biscuits!

reviewer image of the STUDIO SILVERSMITHS Beehive Crystal Honey Jar


amazon.com

Promising review: “Super cute, unique and functional. It has a surprisingly heavy base, and feels and looks like the finest crystal. The top fits securely onto the base. When you put honey in, it has the warmest amber glow through the crystal. Would make the perfect gift but I’m keeping mine!” —Tana

Get it from Amazon for $17.96.

30.

A bamboo desktop bookshelf with shelves and drawers for all your organizational needs. This adjustable shelf is durable, waterproof, and super stinkin’ cute!

reviewer image of the tribesigns bamboo desktop bookshelf on a customer's desk


amazon.com

Promising review: “It serves a critical purpose in organizing things and small items in my meditation room. Bamboo has a great vibe and blends in well.” —Srimanta Roy

Get it from Amazon for $41.99+ (available in two finishes).

31.

A pair of Eiffel Tower bookends so your classic French novels will feel right at home on your shelves.

a pair of fasmov eiffel tower bookends


Amazon

Promising review: “Love these! My books kept falling over so these are finally holding things in place. They’re also really cute. Would definitely recommend.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

32.

A set of darling flower pens whose petals change color in the sun! Set these in a pen holder near a window and watch as your office space turns into a garden.

reviewer image of a pack of yarahchel color changing flower pens in a mug


amazon.com

Promising review: “So cute! They really change colors and write smoothly.” —Megz

Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in two styles).

33.

An industrial console table with two shelves perfect for organizing and de-cluttering your entryway. Its demilune shape will add a fun touch to all you choose to display on it.

the joss and main Goodlow 50" Console Table against a seafoam wall


Wayfair

Promising review: “What a super cute table! We are using it as an accent table to store board games on. Unique design! It was very easy to assemble, and we are very happy with it!” —Connie

Get it from Wayfair for $269.99.

34.

A vintage camera pen holder because you’ve got a lot of important things to write, and this will make sure you don’t miss your ~shot~. This retro chic holder will add a touch of fun elegance to your space!

reviewer image of the bellaa vintage camera pen holder with pens in it


amazon.com

Promising review: “This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever gotten for use on my desk. As a photographer, it says it all. I have received lots of compliments on it. This was exactly what I hoped for.” —Sci-fi guy

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

35.

A fierce animal print accent chair made with memory foam so you can comfortably stalk your prey…even if that prey is just the antagonist in the book you’re cozied up reading.

the Simba Brown Accent Chair


Bob’s Discount Furniture

Promising review: “I love this chair! It is very comfortable and looks stylish in my living room. I get lots of compliments on it.” —yermis s.

Get it from Bob’s Discount Furniture for $99 (available in two colors).

36.

A tall mail organizer whose slots you can designate for different people or types of mail. It even has hooks for you to hang your purse, scarf, or jacket as you return home.

The sage Tall Mail Organizer with two mail slots


Walmart

Get it from Walmart for $45.95 (available in 22 colors and two finishes).

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