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Like it or not, the spaces we use for living in are often an extension of us. We all have that sickeningly pragmatic friend you just know is going to call a so-minimal-it’s-barely-there home, home. That’s not us, though. We measure the greatness of a space by object pick-up rate per visitor. Yep, we know plates are probably a more important homeware piece than a leopard-print ashtray — but who cares.

From collectible bears to designer candles, the list of attention-grabbing homeware pieces below is a safe bet for turning that drab space into one you might not want to leave.

Scroll on for some space-changing homeware goods.

Wacko Maria Leopard-Print Ashtray

Leopard-Print Ceramic Ashtray

Wacko Maria

$70

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Here’s the aforementioned leopard-print culprit. Japanese wild one Wacko Maria gives a better reason than most to start smoking. Just kidding — appropriate for holding jewelry, spare change, love letters. You name it.

Carhartt Walkie Talkie

Walkie Talkie

Carhartt WIP

from $82
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Not homeware per se, but a home essential IMO. Because who wants to run down the hallway or up a flight of stairs just to let them know you take two sugars?

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Medicom Toy

from $140
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You know the score with a [email protected] A museum-worthy home accessory that you’ll have to remind people not to touch. More than once.

Muuto Glass Vase

Small Silent Glass Vase

Muuto

$45

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This one’s decidedly more minimal, but the forest green hue will lift a tired space more than expected. Coming in at under $50, it’s also not a bank-breaker.

Gucci Candle

Fumus Star Eye Scented Candle

Gucci

from $350
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While the above keeps it sensible on the budget front, it’s all about balance. Which is why we’ve included a candle that comes with a plus $300 price tag. It’s Gucci, though! It’s also hand-painted and made in Italy, fit for really showing off.

Billionaire Boys Club Rug

Panelled Tufted-Wool Rug

Billionaire Boys Club

$275

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Just stained your mom’s cream carpet? This Billionaire Boys Club rug is a better option for covering it up than the family cat.

BFGF Pillow Cover

Green Vase Pillow Cover

BFGF

$127

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Created by Lilian Martinez, homeware purveyor BFGF combines illustrations straight from the ancient-world with pop culture symbols and characters — the head of Lisa Simpson, basketballs, and, in this case, a Nike Swoosh, for example.

Hender Scheme Coin Bank

Car Coin Bank

Hender Scheme

$111

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Dressing your space doesn’t come cheap. And before (and after) doing so, you’ll want to count that coin. Do so in style with a handcrafted leather coin bank, shaped like a car, by Hender Scheme.

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  • Curated by: Rhianna Matthews
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