While a statement wall, or even a statement sofa, can certainly make a room pop, there are a handful of other decor items that work just as well. From stylish clocks and electric fireplaces to beautiful chandeliers and designer window treatments, these are the accessories that can make your home decor pop.
A clock can be the perfect accent piece in your home. There are a variety of clock styles: modern, antique, hanging, grandfather and more. Your own personal design preferences should play a role in which type of clock you select. Oversized rustic clocks pair well with farmhouse-style homes. Smaller-scale, ornate clocks look great when perched atop side tables. And a grandfather-style clock can give a stairway stately appeal. Consider adding a clock to your own home office or library.
An electric fireplace is often the focal point of a living room. While renovations to add a new fireplace to an existing home can be expensive, purchasing an electric fireplace is an affordable alternative. Great in family rooms or renovated basements, electric fireplaces can serve as a gathering space for your friends and families. And, when the winter seasons come around, an electric fireplace can provide comforting heat, without the dust and chemicals of a standard fireplace. Plus, there are a seemingly endless selection of electric fireplaces available that can complement any decor style. Some of which even play double-duty as a media console where you can store books, blankets and other home decor items.
Not just for the rich and famous, beautiful and ornate chandeliers can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any home. There are no hard-and-fast rules to decorating with chandeliers, but there are a series of dos and don’ts to consider. First, do make sure your chandelier is the correct size. Try adding the dimensions of the room together and converting your result to inches. The end result should equal the diameter of the chandelier fixture. It is also wise to keep chandeliers at least four-feet away from walls and any large pieces of furniture like a sideboard or tall cabinet. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles. And do not hang a chandelier from a standard ceiling electrical box, as standard electrical boxes are not strong enough to support heavy fixtures like chandeliers.
Designer Window Treatments
Stylish window treatments can transform any room in your home. Not only do these accessories provide visual interest while allowing you to express your own decorating style, window treatments like shades and blinds provide privacy, too. There are countless ways to decorate with window treatments. Small spaces can benefit from slim blinds. Choose a light, neutral color that looks great in natural daylight to keep your space feeling airy and light. Sheer panels and curtains are great options for homes that do not have a lot of windows, as these styles still provide privacy without limiting the amount of natural light that is allowed inside. And tall curtains in bold colors can make a strong statement while making the room appear bigger. Choose bold a color that pairs with the neighboring accessories in the room to tie the look together.
There’s more to making a room pop than adding a pop of color. How will you make your decor pop?