24 Stunning Home Items to Buy This August, Straight From an Expert
With Leo season in full effect, I have one thing on my mind: shopping. It's my birthday month, and I can't think of a better way to treat myself than to get some new home items. I'm about to move into a new space, and I can't stop thinking about decorating. If you're also in the mood to update your home with a little something new this month, let my shopping journey be your inspiration.
Ahead, I curated a list of things I really want to buy right now. Most of them are hot new items that some of my favorite brands just dropped for August, in addition to bestsellers that are just always on my mind. I'm talking everything from comfortable cloud sofas to soft new bedding, and of course handy kitchen items. Keep reading to shop and see what ends up in your shopping cart.
A Stylish Console: Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Wood & Cane Transitional Media Console
We're into the elevated feel of this beautiful Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Wood & Cane Transitional Media Console ($400). What makes it so special? The price! Other designs in this style are upwards of double the price tag.
A Cloud Sofa: Albany Park Kova Sofa
My dream has always been to own a big cozy cloud sofa, and the Albany Park Kova Sofa ($1,685, originally $2,585) is at the top of my wish list. The deep, soft cushions are perfect for lounging. Plus, the modular design makes it the perfect addition to just about any space.
Sustainable Laundry Essentials: Blueland Laundry Essentials Kit
If you're trying to be more sustainable at home, then you'll love the new Blueland Laundry Essentials Kit ($42). The brand's newest addition to the line includes its Oxi laundry booster, which has stain-removing power, helps reduce wrinkles, and static. Plus, you can cut down on dry time with the wool dryer balls.
A Statement Rug: Jungalow Optimism Ocean Rug by Justina Blakeney X Loloi
If you're a sucker for statement rugs, then you'll love the Jungalow Optimism Ocean Rug by Justina Blakeney X Loloi ($110-$825). The pretty colors will add a little something extra to whatever room you place it in.
A Minimal Kettle: Hearth & Hand With Magnolia 5qt Steel Stovetop Tea Kettle
If you're into minimal designs, then we can't help but suggest the Hearth & Hand With Magnolia 5qt Steel Stovetop Tea Kettle ($35). It'll look good sitting on your stovetop.
Bold Bedding: Brooklinen Linen Core Sheet Set
The Brooklinen Linen Core Sheet Set ($242-$260, originally $269-$289) is a customer favorite, and always a good investment. The soft sheets come in a few new shades and patterns, and this bold yellow and gingham mixture is calling my name.
A Chic Lazy Susan: Concrete Cat Ambrosia Lazy Susan
When you think of a Lazy Susan, you're probably picturing something plastic and old-looking. The Concrete Cat Ambrosia Lazy Susan ($275) is anything but. The chic finish would actually look good sitting on your dining table. It makes for the perfect serving platter for when you have guests over.
A Delicious Olive Oil: Brightland Rosette Olive Oil
If you haven't tried Brightland yet, you're missing out. Fellow editors and I love the brand, and I can't wait to try the newest Brightland Rosette Olive Oil ($40). The garlic-infused flavor is zesty, and perfect for cooking.
Soft Bath Towels: Parachute Waffle Towels
Feeling like your towels are old and need replacing? Then invest in the Parachute Waffle Towels ($25-$128). The soft, honeycomb weave texture feels good on your skin and looks good on display. Plus, the new terra color is incredibly chic.
A Good Speaker: Sonos Roam Portable Waterproof Smart Speaker
I love listening to music when cooking, cleaning, getting ready . . . you name it. I'm on the lookout for a new speaker, but something portable that I can move from room to room is a better investment for me. I settled on the versatile Sonos Roam Portable Waterproof Smart Speaker ($169), because it's durable enough to take outside the house too.
On-the-Go Mugs: Fellow Carter Everywhere Mug
Now that I'm leaving the house again, so are my drinks. I prefer to use refillable cups and bottles, and my new go-to is the Fellow Carter Everywhere Mug ($30). I use it for hot drinks, and even water. The minimal aesthetic looks good, and the two sizes it comes in are ideal to fit in my bags too.
A Cozy Throw: Effortless Composition Black and Cream Abstract Throw
Every sofa needs a cozy blanket, and the Effortless Composition Black and Cream Abstract Throw ($69) is my top choice. The soft material is perfect for cuddling up in, but the fun design will look good in my living room.
Plastic Bag Replacement: Stasher Stand-Up Trio
I'm making more of an effort to eliminate plastic waste in my house. I'm already a fan of Stasher bags, but the big Stand-Up Trio ($66) is so convenient. It also comes in a clear set, but I'm into the fun shades, so I can color coordinate my things.
Fun Kitchen Utensils: GIR Very Best Tool Set
If your drawers are filled with mismatched kitchen utensils, then it's time for upgrade. Get rid of the old, and invest in the GIR Very Best Tool Set ($40, originally $52). The brand offers three different sets that range from five to 10 pieces. I love this mini one in the fun sprinkles design.
A Smart Oven: June Smart Oven
If you're in the market for a toaster oven, then take it to the next level with the June Smart Oven ($599-$999). The smart device will actually be all you need because it acts as an air fryer, grill, slow cooker, dehydrator, toaster, roaster, broiler, pizza oven, warmer, and yes, even a convention oven. You won't need anything else but this space-saving choice.