I’m a Style Editor, and These Are My 10 Favorite Home Finds of 2023

published Dec 14, 2023
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Step aside, Spotify Wrapped: I’m breaking down a 2023 design recap. This year, in terms of interior trends, I saw all-core-everything (Barbiecore, cottagecore, yeehaw core — you name it), fluid furniture and decor shapes (hello, scallop trim), more color in the kitchen, and a rise in joy-inducing decor across the board (including faux food-inspired accents).

With a new year (and new trends) on the horizon, I also decided to look back at some of my favorite home products of 2023, from personal purchases to pieces loved by both Apartment Therapy editors and readers alike. Think trending TikTok touches, vintage-inspired accents, and popular small-space-friendly furniture galore — starting at $14 — from brands like Anthropologie, Target, Walmart, and more.

1 / 10

It wouldn’t be a 2023 home roundup without THE viral Amazon candle warmer, which took TikTok by storm last winter. This stylish, vintage-inspired accent doubles as a mini lamp and flame-free alternative to enjoying your favorite candles — all while taking up minimal tabletop space.

2 / 10

Drew Barrymore’s Walmart-exclusive Beautiful line has no shortage of, well, beautiful pieces, but the bestselling Drew Chair specifically sold out almost instantly after its April release. Luckily, this cream swivel seat has since been restocked, including in a new sage colorway, both available for less than $300. Barrymore explained to Apartment Therapy that the curved, 40” x 36.5” silhouette was designed with small spaces in mind, yet it’s still roomy enough to comfortably fit two people while mingling well with any living room style.

3 / 10

For vintage fans who want to get the look of designer Giancarlo Mattioli’s iconic Nessino table lamp for less, this under-$30 Amazon replica has you covered. Made from plastic, it’s more lightweight and family- or pet-friendly compared to the original glass version, plus the punchy pop of color transitions between three different color settings. Best of all, the slim base fits on compact nightstands, side tables, TV stands, and beyond.

4 / 10
was $52.99

Consider this Honey-Can-Do bamboo organizer the Rolls Royce of compact entryway storage. It combines a minimalist four-tier shelf with an additional side bin, so you can take advantage of vertical space to corral shoes umbrellas, yoga mats, purses, and more — in style, to boot.

5 / 10
was $32.00

You’ve probably seen the cult-favorite glass mushroom lamp. Now, say hello to the next best thing: a glass mushroom lamp candle. For its own twist on the 2023 trend, Anthropologie debuted a mushroom-shaped, tortoise-print vessel with a removable lid and wax candle built into the base. Although it’s more scaled-down than similar lighting counterparts, it still emits a bulb-like glow when lit with “woody spice” scent notes and a 20-hour burn time.

6 / 10

I’m a huge fan of the spindle-infused furniture resurgence that’s been happening this year, especially as seen on this versatile, small-space-friendly black side table. The decorative base detail looks sophisticated alongside any light-toned sofa or bed, but it also comes in seven other color options (including a Barbiecore-approved pink).

7 / 10

I’ve been using Homebody’s modular two-seater sofa since March, and it’s surpassed every single one of my couch expectations — even down to the unbelievably easy delivery and assembly. The (very stain-forgiving) light linen upholstery instantly brightened up my lacking-in-natural-light living room, plus the 91” width is deceptively spacious. I can have a friend over sitting on the opposite side and we’ll still feel miles apart. Yes, this is a splurge, but it’s the comfiest piece of furniture I’ve ever owned, and all two out-of-town guests who’ve since slept on it can confirm.

8 / 10
was $129.99

If you love IKEA’s ultra-slim STALL shoe cabinet but want something a little more design-forward — sans hacks or DIY projects — check out this 8.66-inch-deep rattan Amazon lookalike. It fits up to 12 pairs of shoes and can turn even the tiniest nook or entryway into a neutral-toned footwear organizer. Stack two side by side for even more storage if you have room, too.

9 / 10

As part of Apartment Therapy’s 2023 Small/Cool NYC pop-up event in October, designer Hollie Velten-Lattrell topped off her “Historic Nowstalgia” space with a wavy gold mirror — and I was stunned to discover it cost just $75 from Target via their Studio McGee collection. Consider this the perfect piece to lean into the curved silhouette trend, without breaking the bank.

10 / 10
was $16.99

Quirky food decor largely dominated 2023 decor trends, including this editor-loved croissant-shaped night light. The battery-operated baked good doubles as joy-inducing decor and fun ambient light, wherever it’s styled. Bonus: it’s currently on sale for $13.99.