Home is where it’s at these days, which means making your abode as comfortable, cozy and livable as possible is essential. From the perfect candle to a nap-inducing weighted blanket, here are 7 must-have items for transforming your home into a soothing sanctuary.
Haven’t heard of Boy Smells? It’s high time you familiarize yourself with this queer-owned cult favorite candle brand that’s “packaged in pink and conceived beyond the gender binary.” It is beloved by such celebrities as songstress Kacey Musgraves, who has even collaborated with Boy Smells on a signature scented candle. We’re big fans of cedar stack and cowboy kush.
Art transforms a house into a home. And custom artwork of one of your favorite subjects — your partner, your pet, your plant — is all the more meaningful. The brains behind this Instagram-born startup aim to offer museum-quality art at a revolutionary price, crafted by one of the talented creatives within its network. How it works: You upload your photo and select your medium and size, and within a few weeks, your one-of-a-kind piece is shipped right to your doorstep.
When it comes to coziness, nothing wraps you in pure comfort like, well, a comforter. Bella Notte’s exquisite artisan-crafted Carmen comforter takes relaxation to new levels with its silk velvet backing, hand-mixed color palette and eco-conscious luxury. Bonus: Like most of the brand’s goods, the comforter is easily laundered at home.
Want to bring some flora into your living spaces but don’t have the greenest of thumbs? Bloomscape has you covered with “home-ready” plants delivered right to your front door. There are plenty of plants from which to choose — including a variety of sizes, difficulty levels and light requirements — that comes in sustainable Ecopots. Plus you can support Detroit Prep by purchasing a grow-how kit.
Things feeling (and smelling) a bit stale and stagnant? Sandoval energizes your spaces with its interior aromatics. Each scent is hand-blended using only natural essential oils, absolutes, woods and resins — plus an energy crystal that’s charged with good intentions and bathed in the light of the full moon to promote positivity. They’re perfect for misting the sofa or fresh bed sheets for a revitalizing boost.
In fact, those Sandoval interior aromatics can be used in your favorite essential oil diffuser, too. Don’t have one? Then you must get your hands on one of Vitruvi’s lovely stone models. The Goop-approved brand also crafts plenty of single-origin essential oils and pitch-perfect blends, from boost to sleep to retreat.
Has restful sleep seemed elusive as of late? We hear you. Bearaby’s weighted blankets were made for napping (no, seriously) and come in a variety of materials, colors and weights. There’s the cotton napper that’s made from 100% organic cotton, then there’s the tree napper, which is constructed with layers of plant-based TENCEL for a naturally cool, fully biodegradable blanket. What sets Bearaby blankets apart are their even distribution, their soft, organic materials and their breathable, hand-knit construction.