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 Solid Manufacturing Co. Decorative Found Ladder
Opt for a vertical storage solution that's as stylish as it is functional to make the most of a small space laundry room.
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.
West Elm Yamazaki X-Shaped Dish Drainer Rack
Rather than opting for a plain metal drying rack in the kitchen, upgrade to a more formal black wood version.
Messermeister Mu Bamboo Japanese Steel Knives
With gorgeous bamboo handles, these beautiful kitchen knives are wall display-worthy.
Williams Sonoma Olivewood & Glass Canister
A collection of glass canisters are calm, cool, and collected way to conceal and display your coffee, tea, nuts, and more.
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.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A2 Active Portable Bluetooth Speaker
High-quality speakers that blend in nicely with your décor make a world of difference.
Dibea D18 Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner
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.