Top 8 Best Home Finds of 2021

After a fun year of transforming spaces in my home, I looked back at my purchases to see which ones I loved (and you loved) the most. Here are my top 8 best home finds of 2021.

These pieces are great quality, worth their price tag, versatile, can transition into many seasons and style of decor, can work in multiple rooms in your home, and can stand the test of time (aka not too trendy).

In no specific order of preference…

One: Loloi Rug

The first time I saw this rug in homes on social media, I knew this was the one for the upstairs living area. This is the Loloi Layla Rug in Olive/Charcol. The print adds so much coziness to the space and a vintage vibe but yet still modern and warm. This is a 9×12 size.

It’s really easy to clean, feels good under the feet, and doesn’t so dog hair if you have pups.

There are a ton of buying options for this rug (and Loloi rugs in general) and it frequently goes on sale at various retailers.

Buy at: Amazon | Rugs Direct | Home Depot | Bed, Bath & Beyond | Walmart

Two: Tiger Pillow

I’ve had a Tiger Print Pillow on my wishlist for a while but I was searching for the exact right print. Animal prints vary so much and I wanted the traditional, classic print that was amazing quality. I found what I was looking for in this pillow cover from the Flying Tack Etsy boutique.

It is stunning quality and comes in varying sizes and double and single-sided (depending on your budget).

I used these pillow inserts from Amazon.

If you like this style but want a more affordable price, I also ordered these pillow covers from a different Etsy shop and like them as well.

Three: Antelope Pillow

While we’re talking about pillows, let’s talk about this stunning Antelope print pillow from Dillard’s. Stumbled across these while browsing the store for Christmas gifts for family. This guest room has been in various stages of decor throughout the year and we were finally able to find the key bedding pieces at the end of the year to put the finishing touches on this room. Still, a little bit left to go to get it fully styled but it’s worth waiting for the exact right pieces for your home.

Shop the pillow here.

Four: Quilt

Still not leaving the guest room yet because as I stated above, I finally found the perfect pieces for the guest room over the holidays, including this Southern Living Olive Green Quilt Set. It adds just the right amount of warmth and color to the room.

It just really changes the space for the better. Sized up to a King to get the right hang on a queen bed. The quilt is also reversible with a neutral tan on the other side, if you want to switch it up.

Shop the quilt here.

Five: Crystal Lamp

If you’re looking to add a little subtle glam or the classic elegance of crystal, THIS is the lamp for you. Loved this one so much I am ordering another one because I can see it in so many spaces in my home. I’ve been moving this one around all over the place and love it more and more each time.

The lamp is AMAZING quality and heavy. I mean it really stands out as a feature piece because it’s so beautiful.

Shop the lamp here.

Six: Anthropologie Mirror

Caved and finally purchased the popular Anthropologie Primrose Mirror. This is the 3 foot. There are a ton of dupes out there that have a really similar vibe. I have actually purchased many of the dupes and returned them all. In my heart, I just knew I wanted this mirror.

It is pricey but the quality measures up, in my opinion. It also totally transforms any space you put it in. This fireplace was a snooze fest until I added the mirror. It’s the perfect height and style to bring a little vintage gold into your home.

If you really want one and can wait, hold out for an Anthropologie sale. The mirrors are only included a couple of times a year (typically toward the end of the year) and usually 20% off.

Seven: Wood Slice Art

I really love the versatility of these wood slice art canvases. These are a fabulous Amazon find. They come in a set of 2 for under $100. I’ve styled them in the guest room and the office thus far.

A freebie favorite is the set of cement-inspired tapered lamps with black shades. Also, an Amazon find. Can’t beat the price and the classic lines of these lamps. Perfect for a bedside table, like I have styled here.

Shop Wood Slice Art | Shop Lamps

Eight: Walmart Thyme & Table Dishes

Started seeing these beautiful dishes in Walmart stores at the beginning of the year and thus my collection began. I nearly have the completed set and just recently purchased the new baking dishes. I love the quality and the price is UNREAL.



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