10 Pretty Items For Your Home You Can Actually Use

I’ve never understood the idea that for something to be useful, it’d have to be solely utilitarian. Who says something has to be just what it is and nothing more? Just look at these gorgeous home décor items that are actually ingenious — they're the kind of things I'd want in my apartment. If something is going to be in my home where I am forced to look at it every day, why shouldn’t it be beautiful? From old school coat racks to a standard bookshelf, those things can all be updated and turned from a boring necessity to beautiful addition to your home.

Even the smallest things in your home can be special. Take toilet paper, for example. It’s just toilet paper, and sure, you can chuck it under the sink, but why, when you can turn it into a piece of art on your bathroom wall with this organizer? Even your tape dispenser has a right to be cute (and by cute I mean cat-shaped)! If you’re looking to upgrade your home with touches that make it feel like a true haven, read on for some of my favorite gorgeous home items that are actually useful. Just remember: form and function, people, form and function.

1. The Chicest Way To Hang Your Scarves

Copper Umbra Pendant Hanging Scarf Organizer, $15, Amazon

Usually my scarves get balled up and thrown into a pile in my closet some where, but with this pretty copper organizer, it looks so pretty you'll want to show it off.

2. The Perfect Shelf For City Lovers

Fire Escape Shelf, $99, Amazon

Fire escapes are not a surprising sight in the city, but this clever shelving unit is certainly a surprising way to show off plants, books, or anything else you want.

3. The Cutest Way To Organize Your Desk

Cat Pack Post-it Note Dispenser and Scotch Kitty Dispenser, $16, Amazon

Cats. Need I say more?

4. Organize And Display Your Jewelry With This Geo Stand

Umbra Jewelry Stand, $25, Amazon

Instead of throwing all your rings, earrings, and necklaces into an old jewelry box, display them on this cute jewelry stand.

5. Update Your Toilet Paper Organization

Cloudy Day Toilet Paper Storage, $99, UncommonGoods

Yes, it's just toilet paper, but with this holder, it becomes a clever work of art.

6. Hang Your Plants With These Trendy Copper Planters

Umbra Trigg Hanging Container (Set of 2), $13, Amazon

There's nothing wrong with terra cotta pots, but just look at how gorgeous these are!

7. A Desk Plant That Doubles As A Pencil Cup And iPhone Stand

Kikkerland Potted Pen Phone Stand, $9, Amazon

Now you can find a useful reason for having a plant on your desk!

8. The Cutest Way To Disguise That Box Of Tissues

Umbra Casa Tissue Box Cover, $7, Amazon

If you always have to have tissues on hand, throw this adorable box over it so it blends in with your decor.

9. Catch Your Mail & Keys With This Elephant Rack

Kikkerland Elephant Organizer, $16, Amazon

Old file folders are fine and everything, but this is just a far more cute option.

10. Hand Your Coats And Bags From This Cheerful Rack

Umbra Flip 3-Wall Hook, $20, Amazon

Oh, hello! Skip the old-school coat rack and upgrade to this adorable one.

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