New in homes: Homeware and accessories we love for May

All the brand-new buys you'll need to shop for the month of May

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If you're hoping to start May with a brand-new slate, then it's about time to start taking your shopping seriously, and by that we mean by taking full advantage of all the springtime homewares and accessories that so many retailers have recently released. 

We're talking about reaching botanical bliss through garden-inspired candles and rattan storage units that are both pretty and practical, as well as a slew of other must-haves. With so much to see and so little time to see it all — it's time to act fast and thank us later. 

Here's our carefully curated list of all the homeware and accessories that are new in April and absolutely require your attention (and investing). 

Oh, and if you need more top-notch suggestions, head on over to our Editor's Picks roundup to fully furnish your homes to perfection. 

New at Otherland

1. This candle that will leave you blushing

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Georgette Candle for $36, at Otherland

A modern twist on fresh florals, this Georgette candle highlights Southern Magnolia, Lily of the Valley, and White Amber throughout. Featuring a pretty-in-pink vessel, this choice is sure to leave everyone blushing. 

2. This out-of-the-blue candle

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Out of the Blue Candle for $36, at Otherland

Similar to a springtime daydream, this candle jumps out of the blue in the most sensational of ways. Layered with blue hydrangeas, sheer hyacinth, and water lilies, the fresh aquatic notes mesh with vanilla sweetness for a pleasurable scent. 


3. This crisp linen candle

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Clean Blossom Candle for $36, at Otherland

Tablescapes are front-and-center at any garden party —and this candle drew influence from that. With clean, fresh laundry comfort, mimosa flowers and creamy gardenia notes fill the air. 


New at Brooklinen

1. This multi-functional towel

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Beach Towels for $65, at Brooklinen

In collaboration with Norway-based artist Isabelle Feliu, Brooklinen launched brand-new limited-edition colorways in the brand's Beach Towels. Designed two patterns, Daybreak and Moonscape, bringing escapism to life with balmy oranges, cool blues, and nods to the outside world. View Deal

2. This linen robe

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Linen Robe l Was $148, Now $118.40, at Brooklinen

For all our lounging needs, take Brooklinen’s chic yet casual linen outside the bedroom with our Linen Robes, which now is launching in limited edition colorways Wisteria, Caramel Stripe, and Cream. 


3. This linen bedding

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Linen Sheet Set l Was $269, Now $215.20, at Brooklinen

This year Brooklinen is bringing back one of their immensely popular Terracotta shade (which sold out in just one month in 2020!), accompanied by Soft Green, Wisteria, Caramel, and Caramel Stripe. Crafted in Portugal, our linen is made from the finest Belgian and French flax and stonewashed for irresistible softness, with a lightweight feel ideal for summer. 


New at Etsy

1. This trendy tableware

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Prabal Gurung Creator Collab Tableware starting at $70, at Etsy

Spruce up your outdated bowls, dishes, and mugs with this gorgeous green ceramic tableware that will leave everyone green with envy. 

2. This uplifting scent

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Prabal Gurung Creator Collab - Candle Holder for $72.78, at Etsy

Whether you highlight your best candles on a tablescape or looking for a way to spruce up consoles, this candle holder is the dream detail you need. 


3. This signature stationary

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Prabal Gurung Creator Collab - Personalised Gold Hot Foil Notecards and Lined Envelopes starting at $40.76, at Etsy

Elevate your WFH-space with this gold foil notecard and lined envelope option. With a monogrammable feature, it's the personal touch that will be much appreciated. 

New at Anthropologie

1. This floral vase

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Zahara Vase for $68, at Anthropologie

This Mother's Day, show your loved one a garden's worth of gratitude with an artfully handpainted vase. This colorful option elevates her most beloved bouquet of flowers with a fanciful flourish.

2. This fringe blanket

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Fringed Bay Throw Blanket for $98, at Anthropologie

Haven't you heard? This '80s decor detail is back in a big way, and this fringed blanket is perfect for those looking to go all-in on it. Handcrafted from cotton, wool, and acrylic, this multi-colored blanket is the cozy-chic piece everyone needs. 

3. This fringe mirror

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Solana Rattan Mirror for $448, at Anthropologie

With a rattan frame, this nature-inspired mirror brightens up any room in your house.

New at Target

1. This lovely lounger

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Multi-Position Lounger with Carrying Strap Cabana for $25, at Target

This durable white powder-coated steel frame multi-position lounger with a carry strap, and a white weight capacity of 200lbs, this is chair is a must-have this summer. 


2. This tie dye umbrella

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6' Umbrella with Anchor Tie-Dye - Sun Squad for $20, at Target

This umbrella provides up to UPF 50+ protection and has a built-in sand anchor for easy staking in the sand. The head of the umbrella tilts so you can adjust your shade level as the day goes on, so you can enjoy more summertime fun!


3. This faux plant

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Faux Eucalyptus Tree - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee for $170, at Target

This artificial potted plant showcases a lush green tree for a natural look and is potted inside a natural wicker pot for quick and easy display. Plus, the side handles make for easy carrying from one place to another. 


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Brittany Romano
Brittany Romano

Brittany Romano joins the Real Homes team as their U.S. E-commerce Editor, based in New York City. From her start as a fashion market assistant at Marie Claire to building highly profitable commerce vertical at Us Weekly and AMI brands, Brittany has produced award-winning content covering everything from celebrity beauty hacks to must-have items from online sales. She is a graduate of New England College. When she isn’t writing, you can find Brittany indulging in yet another DIY-project or cheering on her beloved Boston Bruins. Find her on Instagram at @Rammmyyy.