22 Chic Essential, Must-Have Home Accessories That'll Improve Your Interiors

Essential Home Items

Design: Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

There are décor accessories, stylish basics, and statement pieces that can carry a room. Then there are those essential home items that ensure you'll be ready for anything but can clash with your thoughtfully curated aesthetic. Yes, unfortunately, some of the most essential home items also happen to be the biggest eyesores. We're talking about the must-have appliances, cleaning supplies, in-case-of-emergency tools, and storage pieces. And while we would prefer to tuck them away, there isn't always enough hidden storage space to do so. 

Well, it turns out that that doesn't always have to be the case if you know where to look for chicer versions of the home items you simply go without. After scouring our favorite online retailers, we discovered the basic accessories, appliances, and home goods we all need—but with a stylish, refined edge. Scroll through to shop the essential home items that won't throw off your décor scheme. In fact, they'll enhance it.

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West Elm Solid Manufacturing Co. Decorative Found Ladder

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West Elm Solid Manufacturing Co. Decorative Found Ladder $96
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Opt for a vertical storage solution that's as stylish as it is functional to make the most of a small space laundry room.

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West Elm Monroe Trades Clothing Rack

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West Elm Monroe Trades Clothing Rack $95
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A free-standing clothing rack that doesn't take up too much space is a necessity for hanging all those air-dry only items. 

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CB2 Shagreen Hamper

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CB2 Shagreen Hamper $149
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An elevated hamper makes the tedious task of doing laundry a little more enjoyable. 

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Serena & Lily Sag Harbor Basket

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Serena & Lily Sag Harbor Basket $168
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You can never have too many baskets in a laundry room. This dip-dyed option is perfect for transporting freshly washed linens.

We suggest snagging a few of these to keep in different rooms of the house. Whether you're filling it with blankets in the living room or with dirty clothes in the laundry room, you won't be disappointed.

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West Elm Yamazaki X-Shaped Dish Drainer Rack

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West Elm Yamazaki X-Shaped Dish Drainer Rack $38
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Rather than opting for a plain metal drying rack in the kitchen, upgrade to a more formal black wood version. 

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Messermeister Mu Bamboo Japanese Steel Knives

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Messermeister Mu Bamboo Japanese Steel Knives $100
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With gorgeous bamboo handles, these beautiful kitchen knives are wall display-worthy. 

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Smeg Toaster

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Smeg Toaster $170
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Smeg is a great go-to for kitchen appliances that add retro flair and a pop of color. 

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Williams Sonoma Olivewood & Glass Canister

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Williams Sonoma Olivewood & Glass Canister $35
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A collection of glass canisters are calm, cool, and collected way to conceal and display your coffee, tea, nuts, and more.

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CB2 Nexus Black Marble Toilet Brush

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CB2 Nexus Black Marble Toilet Brush $30
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Matching bathroom accessories make the necessities and basics so much more stylish. You can buy the whole set, or just get the essentials (like a toilet brush) if you want to sprinkle in a few other pieces you already have. 

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CB2 Hex Brass Wall-Mounted Toilet Paper Holder

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CB2 Hex Brass Wall-Mounted Toilet Paper Holder $25
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Simple touches like a pretty wall-mounted toilet paper holder can really make a difference. 

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EcoDecors Oasis Corner Shelf

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EcoDecors Oasis Corner Shelf $149
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Rather than having all your shower products strewn about the place, keep them organized with a corner storage unit. 

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Jonathan Adler Smoke Hollywood Soap Dispenser

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Jonathan Adler Smoke Hollywood Soap Dispenser $42
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This sophisticated smokey gray acrylic dispenser will instantly elevate your drugstore hand soap. 

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Glaze Wooden Matchbox

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Glaze Wooden Matchbox $56
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A pretty matchbox will make all your candle lighting needs easy and you won't have to store them away. Just keep them right on the coffee table. 

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A2 Active Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A2 Active Portable Bluetooth Speaker $250
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High-quality speakers that blend in nicely with your décor make a world of difference. 

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Diptyque Ginger Hourglass Diffuser 2.0

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Diptyque Ginger Hourglass Diffuser 2.0 $190
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This diffuser will fill the entire room with a refreshing, comforting fragrance while also doubling as décor, thanks to the intricate design and hourglass silhouette. 

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George Nelson for Vitra Nelson Ball Clock $440
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Here's a stylish clock that keeps you running on time without having to constantly look down at your cell phone. 

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Izola Stashlight

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Izola Stashlight $27
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In case of a power outage, always keep a flashlight by your bedside. Your future groggy self will appreciate it during the next fire drill. 

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Charles & Rae Eames Hang-It-All

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Charles & Rae Eames Hang-It-All $295
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Keep your coats, towels, bags, hats, and jewelry organized and on display with a stylish hook system like this one. 

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Native Union Charling Cable

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Native Union Charling Cable $25
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Tangled up cords can look messy and undone, but we can't really go without them. Instead, opt for a more stylish version, like this one. 

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Dibea D18 Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

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Dibea D18 Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner $109
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Slim, sleek, and effective, this is a great vacuum option for anyone short on storage, whether it gets tucked away in the closet or not. 

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Rowenta DW5080 1700-Watt Micro Steam Iron

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Rowenta DW5080 1700-Watt Micro Steam Iron $71
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A little steamer that looks refined and doesn't kill the color scheme with a saturated hue will help you look presentable while keeping your interiors presentable, too. 

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Muji Lint Roller

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Muji Lint Roller $5
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If you have a pet or ever encounter dust (so everyone, basically), having a lint roller is a must. Slide this minimalist option in a drawer or keep it out in the open.

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