There are many types of decorative accessories to use in your home. Below are 11 decorative accessories that we have used in client homes.
Decorative trays look great in many places. They can be used on a dining room buffet or on the table. They are practical when used on a cocktail ottoman in a family room. Smaller trays also look nice on a nighttand or an end table.
Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes. The starburst mirror as shown above is very popular now and looks beautiful in any room or space.
Warm soft blankets make great decorative throws. They can be draped over sofas, chairs, and ottomans. Throws give a cozy feel to your home and are practical as well as beautiful. They come in a wide variety of colors and sizes.
Pillows are a great way to add an accent of color and comfort in your room. Down filled pillows really add comfort to your room. The picture above shows a pretty throw along with bright colored pillows.
Sculptures offer a way to really personalize your room. They could reflect an interest or hobby (such as model cars or ships). Sculptures could be just for fun. They can be made of stone, metal, clay and various other materials, such as the bronze sculpture shown in the photo below.
Candlesticks can be used in every room. They are great to put around a built-in tub, mantles, dining tables and end tables. They can be very practical when the electricity goes out.
7. Decorative Boxes
Decorative boxes are great for stashing the remote control in the tv room, for hiding eye glasses in the office, and for putting jewelry in, in the master bath or bedroom. They come in various sizes and are practical as well as beautiful.
8. Glazed Pottery
Glazed pottery looks great on a mantel or shelf. It brings in color and comes in lots of beautiful colors and various shapes. It is a good idea to have the same color in different pottery shapes or pots in the same shape with different colors.
9. Grouping of Artwork
If you have prints of various sizes it really creates an impact if you group them all together. If you are afraid to do this, hire an interior designer and they can easily do it for you.
10. Beautiful Bowls
Beautiful bowls filled with whatever you choose can really add to your home decor. If you are more casual, choose apples or any fruit you like. If you are more formal, crystal balls or colored glass balls are a good choice. Pretty bowls can be filled with almost anything-your choice.
11. A Floral Piece
It is always nice to have a flower arrangement in your home. Flowers look great in your foyer, your dining room, your dinette, in fact in any room of your home.
In summary, there are many great accessories to use in your home. We didn't name all of them, such as coffee table books, magazine racks, photo frames, etc. However, if you are planning to make your home more comfortable and "homey", you will want to use some of the accessories listed above. Trays, throws, sculptures, candlesticks, decorative boxes, glazed pottery, a grouping of artwork, bowls, pillows, mirrors, and florals are all things that will help to make your house a home.
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