22 Products That’ll Bring A Little Nature Into Your Home
1. Peel-and-stick wallpaper that might trick your mind into thinking you're surrounded by lush greenery.
Promising review: "This is amazing! Love this wallpaper. If you have ever done old-school wall paper, just forget that stuff and buy this. Great prints, excellent quality, and sooooo simple to use and install. I am honestly so impressed with how this goes on the wall. I used no tools aside from a razor to trim. Just put in place and smooth out with your hand. It is beautiful and vibrant. You can reposition as needed, and when time to change décor, [it] comes off with no residue or glue to deal with. I did an accent wall and at first wasn't sure, but once I got going, I was so impressed how easy it was to dress up any room in you house. You could also use for many other things I am sure, decorative, shelf liner, etc...….GREAT PRODUCT!" —jackosteve
Get a roll from The Home Depot for $34.97.
2. A low-maintenance countertop garden for having fresh herbs at your fingertips year-round (no matter how small or sun-less your apartment might be).
The kit includes the countertop garden, Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, Thai basil, and Miracle-Gro plant food. I actually own the Goodful Aerogarden and can confirm that it's super duper easy to use, even for a beginner like me. It automatically alerts you when the plants need more food or water, so you don't need a green thumb for it to work. Plus, the herbs grow crazy fast, so you'll be able to use them for cooking in no time. Read my full review!
Here's an excerpt: "I've never had a countertop garden before so I wasn't sure what to expect. But I am happy to report that after two weeks, ALL of the herbs have sprouted and the seedlings are in excellent shape — with basically zero effort on my part!" –Yi Yang
Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $79.99 (available in two colors).
3. A transparent window bird feeder so you (and your feline friend) can observe local birdies up close without startling them.
Promising review: "I was shocked that the birds found this feeder within a day! We put it next to our cat tree and our cat loves laying there watching the birds. Only the nuthatches are brave enough to eat out of it when she’s there watching but multiple bird types feed from it." —meowmeow
Get it from Chewy from $19.95.
4. A sleep sound machine programmed with multiple nature sounds (summer night, thunder, ocean, brook, white noise, and rain) to soothe your tired soul and help you get some quality Z's.
Promising review: "I bought this a month ago and I love it! Several sounds to choose from that are realistic. It is the perfect size, not taking up too much room on my bedside table." —Cyndi6
Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $24.99.
5. A natural-looking faux hanging vine garland that'll make an excellent background for FaceTime/Zoom calls.
Promising review: "I’m in the process of redecorating my room and these were such a fun touch! I got the idea from a friend and it’s a great way to pass time during self-quarantine." —eevelyn11
Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16 (available in two colors).
6. A set of rustic steel planters for a creative way to turn your succulents (real or faux) into wall art.
Promising review: "Had a lot of fun adding fake succulents to these tins! Everyone comments on how much they love them!" —Wayfair Shopper
Get a three-piece set from Wayfair for $50.99.
7. Chic plastic wall planters so you can finally achieve your dream of having an entire wall of plants.
Promising review: "I have been looking for something to add to my living room for succulent plants. The plastic it's made of is very durable and can withstand being dropped. I love how you can put them all together or separate them to add beautiful decor to any room you want. Very easy to hook them together and it has metal hooking areas (not plastic) so you don't have to worry about them dropping everything on the floor. I would most definitely be getting some more for my bedroom as well." —Wayfair Shopper
Get a three-pack from Wayfair for $20.
8. A macrame plant hanger to turn your pathos or string-of-pearls into a lovely green waterfall.
Promising review: "I seriously want to buy many more of these for my home. Love it! So beautiful compared to other macrame plant hangers I have. This is my fav!" —World Market Shopper
Get it from World Market for $12.99.
9. A set of rope hanging glass planters that'll make adorable homes for tiny plant cuttings.
Get a set of three from HiRusticReach on Etsy for $16.
10. A butterfly biome for attracting winged visitors to your patio or backyard. It'll provide non-migrating butterflies with food and shelter and you with some much-needed company.
In spring and summer, the door folds down to become a front porch feeding station, with removable cups for nectar and seed.
Get it from Uncommon Goods for $35.
11. A relaxation water fountain (with a LED crystal ball light on the top) so you can close your eyes and pretend there's a babbling brook inside your house. It's small enough to fit nicely on a desk.
Promising review: "Perfect size for my bedroom and easy to put together. You can hear the water and it’s super relaxing. Side note: you have to buy your own rocks but they sell them at the dollar store so no biggie." —Kendra
Get it from Wayfair for $35.99.
12. An LED-top terrarium to create a tiny green oasis in your home, even if there isn't a lot of space for potted plants.
This terrarium requires three AAA batteries (not included).
Get it from Terrain for $34.
13. A self-watering flower jar garden kit that'll not only look adorable on your table but will also be a breeze to take care of. Just add seeds and water, place the under sunlight, and you're all set.
This set includes Chamomile, Pansy, and Zinnia jars. These jars use a passive hydroponic system that brings nutrients up to the plants' roots while regulating moisture, so there's no guesswork over whether the soil has the right amount of water.
Get a set of three from Food52 for $54 or West Elm for $59.
Or, you can learn how to make your very own herb garden using old glass jars!
14. A little artificial lemon tree for anyone who doesn't have a yard but wishes they did.
It's me. I'm anyone.
Promising review: "I really like this artificial lemon tree. Wish it had a couple more lemons. I have it on my hearth and it just brightens the room. Come on spring." —KBJ
Get it from Target for $30.49.
15. A pack of air plants, because they require very little care but can bring you a whole lotta joy.
Promising review: "Very pleased with my air ferns. Very colorful as picture showed. Excellent condition." —lexienemma
Get a three-pack from HelloTilly on Etsy for $7.75.
16. A bouquet of fresh flowers (these are blue hydrangeas) to give your bedside or dining table a refresh.
The vase is included!
Get them from Urbanstems for $55.
17. Or, a floral comforter set that'll instantly brighten up your bedroom (and your mood) — no actual flowers required.
This set is made of 100% cotton and comes two pillow shams (only one is included with the twin-size set) and a comforter.
Get the queen-size set from Bed Bath & Beyond for $159.99 (available in three sizes).
18. A wildflower meadow tapestry for giving you a ~view~ of the great outdoors.
I had this exact tapestry in my last apartment which was super small and didn't get a lot of natural light. It really made a difference in changing the mood of the entire room *and* it covered the entire wall so it made decorating easier. It's also super lightweight so even tacks can hold it up — you won't need to drill holes.
Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49 or Society6 for $35.99+ (available in three sizes).
19. An aesthetically pleasing display stand so you can put your plant buddies (including hanging ones) front and center in any room.
Promising review: "I absolutely love this plant stand! It was easy to put together and works great in my space." —Angie
Get it from Wayfair for $116.99.
20. A monstera plant to turn one corner of your apartment into a little tropical paradise.
I actually ordered my monstera plant from Bloomscape and it came very well packaged with instructions on how to take care of it! I've since recommended this website to my friends and everyone has been pleased with their deliveries. All the plants from Bloomscape come potted and living-room ready, so you don't have to do any extra work.
Get it from Bloomscape for $150 (available in five pot colors).
21. Or, an assortment of mini succulents to adorn your windowsill — they're low maintenance and perfect for new plant parents.
Get a set of six from The Sill for $39.
22. A soy wax candle that smells like "incense wafting through a birch forest" because if you can't go to the mountains, you might as well bring the mountains to you.
It has a burn time of approximately 40 hours and you can reuse the metal container for storage afterward.
Promising review: "They burn so well and they are so fragrant. I burned mine a couple of hours everyday for the past week and a half and I love how it doesn't pool to much or burn away to fast. Oh and they come in the cutest containers that can be reused! Definitely will be repurchasing!" —Kels
Get it from Madewell for $22.
Courtesy of BuzzFeed