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.
West Elm Monroe Trades Clothing Rack
A free-standing clothing rack that doesn't take up too much space is a necessity for hanging all those air-dry only items.
CB2 Shagreen Hamper
An elevated hamper makes the tedious task of doing laundry a little more enjoyable.
Serena & Lily Sag Harbor Basket
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.
Messermeister Mu Bamboo Japanese Steel Knives
With gorgeous bamboo handles, these beautiful kitchen knives are wall display-worthy.
Smeg is a great go-to for kitchen appliances that add retro flair and a pop of color.
CB2 Nexus Black Marble Toilet Brush
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.
CB2 Hex Brass Wall-Mounted Toilet Paper Holder
Simple touches like a pretty wall-mounted toilet paper holder can really make a difference.
EcoDecors Oasis Corner Shelf
Rather than having all your shower products strewn about the place, keep them organized with a corner storage unit.
Jonathan Adler Smoke Hollywood Soap Dispenser
This sophisticated smokey gray acrylic dispenser will instantly elevate your drugstore hand soap.
Glaze Wooden Matchbox
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.
Diptyque Ginger Hourglass Diffuser 2.0
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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Here's a stylish clock that keeps you running on time without having to constantly look down at your cell phone.
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.
Charles & Rae Eames Hang-It-All
Keep your coats, towels, bags, hats, and jewelry organized and on display with a stylish hook system like this one.
Native Union Charling Cable
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.
Rowenta DW5080 1700-Watt Micro Steam Iron
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.
Muji Lint Roller
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.