The 28 Game-Changing Home Finds AT Readers Couldn’t Stop Buying in 2022

published Dec 26, 2022
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With the new year quickly approaching, it’s a time of reflection, and while a lot can be said about 2022, at Apartment Therapy we like to revel in the good as much as possible. From looking back at some of our favorite house tours of the year to re-reading the stories that resonated with you the most, as we look back we see that this year was filled with lots of moments of learning and loving in our homes. With that being said, it was also a year of discoveries. Whether it was a fun gadget, a beautiful bedroom accessory, or a practical kitchen tool, the finds this year were vast and awesome. Below, we rounded up the 28 home buys that garnered the most love from both our editors and you, dear reader. With everything from luxe bedding and chic organization tools to stylish small-space friendly furniture and the cleaning tool you never knew you needed, these are the products that became your new home essentials in 2022.

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was $289.00

If there's one product readers couldn't get enough of this year it was the Cloud Cotton Quilt from Parachute. A consistent bestseller, this quilt is made of 100 percent Turkish cotton and is both lightweight enough to sleep beneath come summer and stuffed for a bit of warmth in the cooler months as well. No surprise here — it even snagged a spot on our Best List!

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was $89.99

One of the best ways to give your home a deep clean is a good steam cleaning. Those at-home services where specialists come in and give a thorough steam clean on your rugs, blinds, and floors can become quite costly, though. That's where this lightweight and powerful steam mop cleaner is a game changer for a DIY job. A superpowered 10-in-1, it comes with a score of attachments (even a clothing steamer!) and detachable, which means you can deep clean hard-to-reach areas, too.

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was $719.99

The Bowdoin Bed from Wade Logan has quickly become one of our (and your!) favorite beds around. Coming in five chic hues, this linen bed features a straight headboard with curved sides, a finished back, and tapered black legs for a sleek, modern style that looks way more expensive than it is.

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West Elm
was $175.00

This sheet set from West Elm was a bonafide TikTok hit last year and hasn't lost any steam since. Soft and luxurious, these sheets are made with Tencel (aka Lyocell), an absorbent, breathable, eco-friendly fabric that wicks away moisture to help keep you cool. Available in a host of rich colors, they're also naturally smooth for less wrinkling. Could they be any more perfect?

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was $59.99

The size of your average wine bottle, this chic, compact, and cord-free handheld vac from eufy by Anker is anyone's dream (and a Best List winner for it, no less). While other hand vacuums can be rather large ot unsightly, this little thing puts a stylish spin on the cleaning tool. It's just 1.2 pounds and packs a powerful suction. It also comes with a multi-use crevice tool for deep cleaning, and is even equipped with a washable filter.

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was $22.99

Senior commerce editor Alicia Kort swears by this organizing product and so do you, dear readers. These two-tier stackable organizers allow you to conquer the clutter under your kitchen sink or in your bathroom without taking up too much horizontal space. Here's to getting a start on those new year organizing resolutions!

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Lo & Sons
was $205.00

A personal favorite, allow me to give you a quick refresher as to why the Catalina Tote is one of the best travel bags around. Available in three different sizes, this bag is as spacious as it is stylish. The Catalina features deep side pockets, multiple interior pockets (including a bottom compartment to keep shoes or dirty clothes separate from the rest of your belongings), a key leash, and a luggage sleeve that'll easily slip over most suitcase handles. It also comes in 11 color options (including a gorgeous new brown hue!) and two different fabric styles, making this the ultimate travel companion. It brings me so much joy knowing you all know love it, too!

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A good sofa is one of the best investments you can make, but even the highest quality couches eventually show their age — that's where this product comes in. The HomeProtect couch support board goes over the base of your sofa, gently raising your cushions and bringing your sofa back to life again. It's easy to see why it was such a hit!

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West Elm

Finding out you can get your hands on a West Elm sofa for less than $700 was all the incentive readers needed this year to pick up the Oliver Sofa. Designed with the budget-conscious shopper in mind, it offers the aesthetic we've all come to know and love from the luxe brand at a fraction of the price. Available in two hues, this sofa is compact, supportive, and small-space-friendly.

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was $84.00

To say the Stanley Quencher is a beloved product may be the understatement of the century. The vacuum flask design of this tumbler (which Stanley has been getting right since 1913) lets you enjoy both hot and cold drinks, and the adjustable lid makes it easy to switch between sipping from the lid and using the straw. With tons of colors to choose from and new drops always on the horizon, it's no wonder it consistently sells out!

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Looking to upgrade your current bed pillows for something a bit more luxurious? These Beckham Hotel Collection bed pillows are a reader favorite, encased in a 250-thread count cover and filled with a super-soft down alternative. Give your head and neck a comforting experience with these cooling and breathable bed pillows that are also wonderful if you easily overheat.

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was $49.90

We’re totally suckers for a good mattress topper here at AT — and so are you. A fluffy mattress pad can help revive an older mattress that's starting to lose its support or help to protect and improve a brand new one. Your favorite this year was the EASELAND mattress pad, which has extra-deep pockets for taller mattresses and a 100 percent cotton shell that makes it especially breathable.

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was $349.99

Drop leaf tables are a favorite staple of small-space dwellers, and this table is a lesson in versatility. Drop one leaf and push it against the wall to create a makeshift desk, drop both leaves to create a TV stand or console table, or lift both leaves and sit four people comfortably for dinner. Plus, thanks to its metal base and wood tabletop, it'll work equally well in rustic, industrial, and contemporary spaces.

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Muslin Comfort

"Of all my blankets," says shopping editor Britt, "Muslin Comfort’s 365 Blanket is the one that never ends up in the linen closet." Muslin, often used to swaddle babies, is lightweight, temperature-regulating, and delicately soft and textured, making a blanket that became a staple of many this year. "I love it because it’s light enough to sleep under when it’s warm out and makes for a great extra layer of bedding when the weather cools down.”

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was $116.00

Looking for a fake fiddle leaf fig tree but overwhelmed by your choices? This six-foot beauty from QVC is one of the best around with strong faux features, including a dense variety of leaf shapes, good texture, and realistic branching. It comes potted in a simple, unassuming container, or you can transplant it into a vessel that's more your style.

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KitchenAid devotees absolutely loved these genius attachment mounts from Etsy. Minimalist in design, they're also damage-free (just peel and stick — screws are optional!) for a pick your landlord is sure to love, too.

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These refrigerator liners were a big discovery for our team (and readers) in 2022. Kitchn writer Amy Gordon read the Amazon reviews for them so you don’t have to, and it’s unanimous: They’re easy to use, easy to clean, and just plain genius. “I love these liners … they make such a difference in the appearance of my fridge and are so easy to take out and clean,” a satisfied Amazon shopper shared.

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was $229.99

Several of our expert editors and staff use Coway air purifiers in their own homes, making the brand one of our most trusted names in the game. This one works its magic quickly, removing contaminants and allergens from the air in just half an hour. It even includes colored LED lights that let you know the quality of your air at all times.

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Cozy Earth
was $120.00

Fans of waffle weave towels, we have a treat for you! When one of our editors first wrote about Cozy Earth's bath towel set, readers were obsessed. With a textured appearance thanks to the waffle weave and amazing absorbency, these towels were impressive, even to those who typically opt for towels of the fluffier, variety. Oh yeah, and they're Oprah-approved, too.

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was $44.98

Part vacuum, part sweeper, this lightweight Bissell gadget is an Amazon favorite with thousands of five-star reviews to its name. So why the hype? The key lies in Bissell's combination of power rotating bristles and easy-glide rubber wheels, which allow you to quickly make work of any surface in your home, including hardwood floors, tile, area rugs, and carpet. A slim base and lay-flat handle ensure you can get into all of those hard-to-reach spots, like under your bed and beneath the dining room table to pick up the remnants of dinner. The best part? It’s so quiet you may not even notice it’s on

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was $38.18

They're nothing better than finding a rockstar comforter at an unbeatable price. Starting at just $19, this Alwyn Home pick from Wayfair is lightweight yet warm, high quality yet affordable, and minimal yet stylish. The polyester outside and hypoallergenic fiberfill make it cool to the touch but still warm and fluffy — which works for both hot and cold sleepers.

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Kassatex may be beloved for its superior bath towels, but this year we all fell in love with its cooling bamboo sateen sheet set. Made from a combination of 60 percent rayon from bamboo and 40 percent cotton, they’re soft and breathable, with a barely there weight that'll keep you secure yet cool all year long.

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was $94.99

Simple and modern in its design, the Anthony 61" arched floor lamp is excellent at brightening up your living room, dining area, or reading nook. A seeded glass dome shade diffuses ample amounts of light, and the lamp is operated by a convenient footswitch so that you don't find yourself fumbling to turn it on in the dark. Oh, and the bulb is included, too!

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was $29.99

Did you know one of the easiest ways to start a fire in your home is by not cleaning out your lint trap? This dryer vent vacuum hose attachment helps you get the job done, keeping your space and loved ones safe.

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was $13.69

No one likes a drafty home and this adhesive tape proved to be a game-changer this year. Simply cut it to the length you need, peel the adhesive back away, and stick it on your window frame or door. The tape is thick enough to block outside air instantly. Best of all, it comes in three different length options so you can order how much you think you’ll need!

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was $31.99

Looking for a sizeable container to store bulkier items? Check out the Sorbus storage bins, which measure 19.75” x 16” and 13.75” in height. They're perfect for sweaters, blankets, and other thick items. In addition to their considerable size, the bins also feature a transparent zip-up flap in the front, which is useful for easy access and seeing what's inside.

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Albany Park
was $1498.00

One look at this sofa and its easy to see why so many fell in love with the Kova this year. Designed to be used as either a sofa or two comfy chairs, this modular sofa is the ultimate small-space-friendly find — just pull the seats apart if you're looking to lounge separately or keep them together for the coziest space imaginable. Available in seven bold color (and fabric!) varieties, it's sure to become a treasured piece. We should know, it's also an AT favorite!

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was $2095.00

If you're familiar with our Best List, you'll know that the Saatva classic mattress won the Best Innerspring category. In addition to two durable layers of innersprings, this sag-free number has a Euro pillow top cover for plenty of cushioning. That, combined with a breathable cotton foundation and special Lumbar Zone technology for spinal alignment, make this piece a knockout.