I found 7 fun versions of boring home items on Amazon

Cute home items? From Amazon? It's true and we've found seven of them

home items from Amazon
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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. 

1. This adorable ice cube tray

dog ice cube tray

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2. These trendy mugs

amazon coffee mug

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3. This labeled laundry basket

Home items for laundry room

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4. This trendy thermometer 

home items for bathroom use

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5. These decorative dish towels

home items towels

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6. This sustainable set

home items for kitchen

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7. This colored trash can

home items trash can

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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.