6 Convenient and Cute Home Accessories You Never Knew You Needed

6 Convenient and Cute Home Accessories You Never Knew You Needed

Additions and Remodels
Interior Design
By Alex Mikayelyan May 04, 2021

Creativity lies at the heart of any home decor. Regardless of how kitsch various interior elements of your home may be, there is still plenty of room for you to explore. There is a slew of creative goods and accessories you can purchase or even make yourself that are budget-friendly and will improve your day-to-day at-home conveniences.

A lot of these accessories and gadgets many homeowners don’t even know about. But once they get their hands on them, these items become an inalienable part of their interior. On your search for the extraordinary and useful, here are some items that may help you spice up your interior or bring more convenience to your daily routine. 

1. Clap Light Switch

Smart Light Fixture That Is Super Convenient

Smart Light Fixture That Is Super Convenient

Step into the future of home automation with the clap control light. When you come home tired from all the work and studies you have on a daily basis, you might not even have the mental energy to look for your light switch in the cover of darkness. But with a clap light switch, you can just step inside, clap your hands, and the lights turn on automatically. This is a very simple home automation addition you can make to your electrical system that will be your first step to turning your home into the home of the future. With just a clap of your hands, turn on the lights and turn them off from anywhere in the room. This can work especially well in bedrooms when you don’t want to leave the comfort of your bed in order to turn off the lights.

2. Rustic Blanket Ladder

The Rustic Appeal of a Blanket Ladder

The Rustic Appeal of a Blanket Ladder

A DIY blanket ladder is one of the coziest additions you can make for your home. Now, it is not the most ergonomic way of hanging your towels — a hanger or wall hook has that covered. But a blanket ladder is a very creative spin on something we all have in our homes. All you’ll need to make one is a wooden ladder that you don’t use anymore and your blankets. Give the ladder a fresh coat of paint so it complements the rest of your interior. On the other hand, if the ladder is old and the paint is worn out, you can use this to your advantage to create something that is adorably rustic. The chipped and cracked paint of the wooden ladder goes along nicely in farmhouse interiors, where the natural, rough textures accentuate the interior. The worn-out look will add some much-needed visual depth, especially if the ladder is white with dark brown wood underneath. The contrasting colors can work great in bright interiors and best of all it offers a unique way to hang your towels without using those kitsch plastic hangers that are adhered to the walls. 

3. Sofa Arm Table

Maximizing Comfort With a Couch Arm Rest Table

Maximizing Comfort With a Couch Arm Rest Table

Tired of having to reach out for the coffee table every time you’re drinking a hot beverage in order to put the mug on a solid surface? There’s a great accessory for the couch potato in all of us. The couch arm tray is great for anyone who looks to make their leisure time more pleasant. This accessory can be placed on the armrest where it stands firmly, giving you a solid enough surface to put your mugs, plates, and bowls on without having to reach for the coffee table or the floor. It is super convenient for those who love watching films or reading books with their favorite drinks and snacks but hate having to leave their comfortable positions to grab a bite or take a sip. Just be careful when moving around so you don’t knock it over. 

4. Pop Up Outlet

Why Are Pop-Up Outlets the Ideal Addition to a Kitchen?

Why Are Pop-Up Outlets the Ideal Addition to a Kitchen?

Kitchens are full of various appliances. Waffle makers, toasters, toasters for hot dog buns, toasters that have room for hot dog buns and hot dogs, coffee makers, and so on. Needless to say — kitchens need plenty of electrical outlets to work properly. But installing traditional electrical outlets near the countertops is not always safe, as a splash of water or a bit of grease and oil could damage the socket or potentially short circuit one of your appliances. 

This is why some homeowners install a pop-up power socket into their kitchen countertops. It’s a safer alternative to having the outlets out in the open, where they are vulnerable to being damaged. What also makes the pop-up outlet so convenient is accessibility. Sometimes, you need the appliance to be close to you, but the kitchen outlet is too far away. Simply lift up the outlet and plug it in close to your workspace. This way your countertops are not riddled with wires, all the appliances you need are close by, and you don’t have to constantly reach for the opposite corner of the kitchen when you want to get your toast. 

5. Foldable Room Screens

The Practical Advantages of Room Screens

The Practical Advantages of Room Screens

Can’t decide if you want your room to be more open or closed off? Screens are your answer. These home decor items allow you to segment the interior without having to install curtains or walls. These foldable screens can be placed anywhere, folded to fit into any area of the room, and when you need to open things up, simply fold them up and put them under your sofa or lean them against the wall. You will find these foldable screens in antique interiors, such as Victorian or Gothic, but they do have plenty to offer in modern interiors as well. They come in many designs that can suit a variety of interiors. If you have a contemporary or mid-century modern interior, you can opt for foldable screens that are very simple in design without any ornamentations. But if you’re going for a more regal interior, such as Victorian or Gothic, there are a ton of designs and colors to choose from. 

6. Basket Lamp Shades

Basket Lamps Add Authentic Vibes to Your Interior

Basket Lamps Add Authentic Vibes to Your Interior

In the long list of quirky home accessories, the wicker basket lampshade is a genuinely delightful sight. You’ve probably seen your fair share of wicker light shades in Bohemian or Scandi interiors, where their natural textures and hues add biophilic elements to the room. But what makes these lampshades so special is that you can repurpose your old baskets to make the shades yourself. 


When it comes to the easiest decor items you can make at home lamp shades really take the cake, as you can customize them and turn them into something more personal than those generic shades you buy at the store. If you’re into weaving, then this is an even better project, as you can shape your basket lampshades any way you’d like. These kinds of unique home accessories add a lot of character and charm to your interior, making it a more pleasant atmosphere for your household and your guests. Just make sure that the baskets you use don’t have wide gaps in them unless you like having rays of light randomly perforating the walls.

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Alex Mikayelyan

Written by Alex Mikayelyan

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