I recently moved and bought a house (after many, MANY months of looking) and when I first saw it, I fell in love. It was a nice upgrade from a 1 bedroom condo to a 3 bedroom house, and all my rooms were very bare. It was like living in a box vs living in a home. These are some of the things that I bought to make my house feel like a home.
This vintage-inspired carafe and glasses set will lend a touch of elegance to any desk or sideboard. It's also handy to keep on the bedside table -- just fill it with water before you hit the sack and there will be no need to trek all the way to the kitchen to get some midnight hydration.
This fun and colorful bathroom rug is a great way to make even the bathroom a magazine-worthy room in the home. The bathroom is often the last place people decide to decorate nicely (which is too bad -- it should be a sanctuary, shouldn't it?). Even something as simple as a new rug with a splash of color will do wonders.