Here’s Proof These Home Essentials Don’t Have To Be Ugly

I’ve gone through my fair share of ugly housewares in my younger days. From “borrowing” essentials from my parents to grabbing the cheapest one at Target that my broke college ass could afford, it has not been cute. But now there are tons of beautiful and minimalistic products that will help you keep your home feeling aesthetically pleasing. Keep reading for some unexpectedly beautiful basic home essentials.

Cleaning Products

Gone are the days of mop and glow. These sleek cleaning products are so pretty you’ll want to display them!

Sweeper & Funnel in White

Dust Pan + Brush Set

Scrub Brush

Dishwashing Brush

Dustpan + Broom Set

Ayla Toilet Brush

Kitty Toilet Brush


Waste Products

From trash cans to compost bins, waste receptacles can be…unsightly. But with these, your guests will be asking “wait, where’s your trash can?” because they’re too good to be true.

Como Trash Can in Pink

Woven Trash Can

Compost Bin in Natural

Tower Compact Pedal Bin in White

Square Step Trash Can

Kitchen Essentials

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve glowered at the big ugly dishrack taking up space on an otherwise aesthetically pleasing counter. But you have to dry your dishes, right? These products will help you keep your kitchen organized and in tip-top shape, without the negative feelings every time you see them.

Tosca Dish Rack

Bucket Dishwashing Set in Warm Grey

Bamboo Dish Rack with Utensil Holder

Tower Dish Drainer


Laundry Products

As someone whose husband has had the same ugly massive hamper since his teenage years, I can attest that this home essential can be a total eyesore. Sure, you could store your ugly hamper in the closet, but sometimes it’s just easier to find one that contains all your stinky gym clothes and looks good in your space.

Macramé Canvas Laundry Bag

Laundry Bag

Grid Printed Folding Hamper

Chevron Frame Wire Hamper


Cooling Fans

We’re entering into the months where fans are pulled out from the garage and plugged into their new home for the summer. I always hate seeing the giant ugly tower fan in our living room during the summer, but also can’t bear to live without it. These chic cooling fans are so pretty you’ll want to keep them out all year.

Brushed Nickel Table Fan

Mini Classic Personal Vintage Air Circulator Fan

Black Table Fan


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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram