19 Beautiful Alternatives to Ugly Necessities

Unfortunately, it’s not all cashmere throws, embroidered pillows, and custom upholstery when you’re shopping for the home. Sometimes you have to buy things that are purely functional—and frankly, pretty ugly. These are the items you stash away in cabinets or drawers so guests never see them. But what if we were to tell you they can be functional and beautiful? Prepare to be amazed.