Tried and True Decorating Favorites

The re-decorating "itch" often strikes around here.  Rather than constantly buying pretty new things, I first try to shuffle things around to freshen up a room.  And each time I re-arrange, there are two common decorative elements that I tend to rely on when "accessorizing".  They work well with any design aesthetic, so I thought I'd share...


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Decorative accent pieces that are made of natural woven materials are something that I am especially drawn to.   Baskets, trays, bowls, stools, you name it... if it's woven, I'll incorporate it into a space.  Natural woven accessories add warmth and texture, which works with any design style.  They can also be a "neutralizing" element in highly eclectic, color-rich rooms.

Useful Tip:  From time to time, run the vacuum hose attachment to "clean" your woven accessories.  This helps prevent any microscopic dust particles from collecting!

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I may not have a green thumb at all, but indoor plants are an absolute must in our home!  They literally add life to any space.  They are also great for indoor air quality.  Since I don't have a super successful track record with plants, I try to stick with varieties that require minimal care (like snake plants).

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Design Tip:  Get unique with the type of plants you use indoors.  For instance, when prepping for our kitchen reveal, I used edible plants (i.e. various herbs) as "accessories".  It was pretty and practical.  Aloe or succulents are also good options, especially if you are plant-challenged in the maintenance department like myself!

Do you have any "go to" accessories that you like to use when decorating?!

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