As a Shopping Editor, part of my job is knowing when to spend money on home items and when I shouldn't. I rationalize my decision to spend thousands of dollars on the best mattress or the best armchair for my office as I know typically know they're worth the investment, and I'll get more use out of them.
Then, to make up for my losses, I look to cut corners when shopping for more miscellaneous items for my home. I know that practical pieces such as a garbage can or kitchen towel will be used and replaced in a few months, so I tend to look for the most affordable option.
Never once do I take into consideration how they'll look aesthetically with the rest of my home decor as I equate that factor with dollar signs, and again, I never care to go down that rabbit hole — or at least, I wasn't willing to until now.
Amid yet another Amazon late-night shopping experience, I was left speechless over how many mundane items are not only affordable but oh-so-chic; it was a completely foreign concept to me. We're talking garbage cans, ice tray cubes, and even garbage cans: pretty, practical, and in my price point.
Are you having a hard time believing me? See for yourself.
Here are the seven practical and pretty home items to add to your homes ASAP.