Innovative Design Ideas for Everyday Items
While most furniture and household goods you can buy in a store remain more or less the same year after year, some people aren’t satisfied with the status quo. They see common items and seek to make them more.
Whether it’s in style or function, the items on this list take the ordinary and make it extraordinary. The clever innovations on this list can completely change life at home.
Two for One
Style and function don’t have to be in opposition, and nowhere is that more apparent than in sleek convertible furniture items like this one. This unassuming coffee table has a liftable top that can convert into a desk or table.
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
Do you ever find yourself struggling to get out of bed in the morning? Of course you do; we've all been there. That's why someone out there invented this brilliant alarm clock to give you a reason to sling back those toasty covers.
Terrarium End Table
Aren't succulents the best? No matter how many other plants you manage to kill, a trusty cactus will always remain to assure you that the other plants were just wimps. Bring your love of succulents inside with a cool see-through side table.
This Countertop Dishwasher
Do you live in an apartment that you've convinced yourself is far too small to ever house a dishwasher? Your assumptions are about to shatter in all the best ways. It turns out that they now make countertop dishwashers that are perfect for apartment dwellers everywhere.
Wall Bridges for Your Cats
If you’re an unashamed cat lover, why not make your house a lot more fun for your purr-babies? After all, life can get a little boring for indoor kitties who take out their climbing instincts on your Christmas tree.
This Shamelessly Huge Beanbag Chair
Remember how much you loved bean bag chairs when you were a kid? Nothing was more fun than sinking back into a big nylon sack and shifting around until it conformed to the perfect shape. It seems that there's no longer a need to leave such fond memories in the past.
Fold Down an Extra Desk
We've all heard of fold-down beds, but now it seems that you can get all kinds of cool fold-down furniture. Among the most convenient has to be this fold-down table. When it's closed, it just looks like a small cabinet space where you could store food or office supplies.
When it comes to adding flavor to a room, nothing does the trick quicker than great shelving. The cool thing about shelves is that they come in all sorts of styles, from floor to ceiling bookshelves to conveniently compact wall shelving.
This One-Stop Breakfast Shop
If you love a great breakfast but hate clean-up, then it's time to get compact. This cool breakfast station includes everything you need to make an awesome breakfast without having to walk all over the kitchen.
The Other Side of the Mirror
If you love your jewelry but hate trying to untangle your necklaces every time you open your jewelry box, then worry no more. A surprising number of companies are now selling these fun, standing-length mirrors that contain a hidden jewelry storage compartment inside.
You know those cold winter nights when you sometimes wish you could snuggle around a fireplace with a cup of cocoa? Well, there may be a way to bring your dream to life without moving or having a chimney built into your wall.
Four Pieces in One
If you love to put your space to good use, then look no further than this cool contraption. If you fold the sides all the way down, you've got a nice ottoman. Fold one down and the other up, and it turns into a lounge chair.
This C-Shaped Pillow
This huge, C-shaped pillow is technically supposed to be for pregnant women. Our advice, however, is to proceed with absolutely no regard for this detail. It looks delightful, whether you happen to currently be with child or not.
Rotating Coffee Table
Hate taking up half of your living room with a huge coffee table? Then check out this rotating coffee table. This solid wood table is made with your ever-shifting needs in mind. When you're looking to keep things compact, you can maneuver all three pieces to stack on top of each other.
Deluxe Dish Drying Rack
If you're looking to free up some room in your kitchen, then an over-the-sink dish drying rack can be a real boon. You can find them online or in stores in plenty of different sizes, shapes and styles. Some fit over one end of your sink, while others are positioned so that you can hang dishes a few feet above it.
The Transforming Table
Convertible furniture comes to the rescue again! At first glance, this looks to be a straightforward industrial bookshelf. Indeed it can serve this purpose and display books, photos,or other trinkets as long as it remains positioned upright.
Let Your Toilet Light Your Path
This one is a mixture of a hilarious concept and a legit accessory that can prove quite useful. It seems that these days, there are plenty of companies out there who offer motion detecting night lights for toilets. They come in all sorts of different neon colors and can be hooked right to the inside of your commode.
Turn Any Night Into a Starry One
If you love the idea of sleeping out under the stars but aren't so keen on twigs beneath your sleeping bag, then a star projector is a nice compromise. These laser projectors can instantly infuse any room with a magical vibe by casting stars and nebula clouds along the walls and ceiling.
Hidden Compartment Storage Bed
There are all kinds of beds on the market, but some of them come with innovative perks. The frames of storage beds lift up to reveal a huge amount of storage space for extra blankets, linens or anything else you'd like to keep safely stowed away.
The Burrito Blanket
Have you ever wished you could wrap yourself up as tight as a burrito on a cold winter's night? Well, now you can. This hysterical burrito blanket is made of freakishly soft fleece that's designed to look just like a giant tortilla shell.
World's Handiest Coaster
Never nag your guests, spouse or kids about remembering to use a coaster again! Now all you need is a set of these handy couch coasters. They're designed to fit right around the arm of any sofa, recliner or armchair.
Make the Most of All Your Space
You know that narrow strip of space between your kitchen cabinets and fridge? Why not put it to good use rather than merely allowing it to sit there and collect dust? Check out these organizers that can roll right in and out of those unutilized spaces around your home.
One of the downsides of renting a house or apartment is that your lease may restrict you from decorating your walls. If you're not allowed to paint, then removable wallpaper may just be the perfect answer for you.
Illuminate in Style
An awesome lamp or chandelier can make for a great centerpiece for any room. If you're looking to go industrial, then Edison bulbs are a great way to add a little steampunk style to your lighting design. You can even get fun industrial-themed chandeliers to make them stand out even more.
Transform Your Fireplace
If you've got a fireplace that you rarely use, rather than letting it go to waste, try placing a candelabra inside instead. The cool thing about candelabras is that there are a million different styles to choose from, from minimalist to Victorian-inspired.
Adding even one colorful piece of furniture to your room can be a great way to jazz things up a bit. The distressed look is always a fun way to go, whether you decide to buy a pre-distressed piece or make one from an old piece of furniture.
Get Your Tile On
If you want to give any room a whole new feel, then stick-on tiles can go a long way. You can find them in different shapes, sizes, and styles and in the form of strips or larger, individual tiles. They're super easy to use, and most are made of vinyl, which gives the appearance of porcelain.
Change Your Wall's Texture
It can get a little boring staring at plain white walls day after day. If changing the paint or wallpapering isn’t enough, then you might consider changing your wall's texture entirely, or at least appearing too.
Decorative Space Savers
The great thing about old trunks is that they can serve a wide variety of purposes when it comes to interior design. You can use them as stand-alone accents or as coffee or end tables. Finding one that matches your style, whether it be boho chic or vintage, is a great way to up your decor game.
Never Skimp on a Great Rug
If you want to redecorate a room but aren't sure where to begin, then a great rug is always a good place to start. The style of rug you end up picking out will likely give you a hint about the feel you'd like to go for in the room, even if you couldn't quite put your finger on it before.