7 Home Basics Everyone Forgets to Buy, According to Emily Henderson

We're willing to bet that you'd rather spend your money on a trending décor item over a boring home essential. We hear you: Novelty pieces are simply more fun to shop for. But how much use are you really going to get out of that floral-patterned accent chair? Precisely. To find out which home basics we should actually be buying, we consulted an expert on the subject: Los Angeles-based interior designer Emily Henderson.

The sought-after designer has a penchant for decorating impeccably styled yet pragmatically functional spaces. Take for instance, this light-filled family home which is packed with subtle storage solutions perfect for a single mom raising four young kids. The popularity of the designer's practical approach pretty much speaks for itself: Henderson has garnered over 770K followers on Instagram, penned a New York Times bestseller, and even hosted a hit television show. Needless to say, she has a lot of insight to offer on the topic of home basics everyone forgets to buy.

Keep scrolling to find out which seven items Henderson says everyone should own, and shop them for your own home.