13 Home Decor Essentials You Need

Article by BlissLights LLCFri, Mar 18, 22
dog in blanket surrounded by home decor

Whether you’re redecorating your house or moving into a new space, turning your house into a home requires lots of thought and planning. As you consider factors such as budget and size, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and lose sight of your vision. But building your dream home means more than figuring out logistics – it’s about making your space friendly for you and your family. You can begin your home transformation with the below home decor essentials that’ll bring your dreams to life.

What is essential for good decoration?

The best home decor accessories allow your personality to shine and keep you excited to walk through the front door. Home decor essentials such as pillows and blankets should be functional, stylish, and – of course – comfortable. Other types of home decor essentials such as wall art, vases, and accents should grab your attention the moment they catch your eye. You want to astonish your guests – and yourself – with every trip home.

13 home decor essentials every home needs

You should fill your space with home decor that elevates its joy and comfort. The way your home decor looks and feels can make all the difference to you, your family, and your guests. Showcase your personality and create a welcoming environment with the below decorating ideas.

1. Decorative pillows

Nothing says warm and cozy quite like some nice decorative pillows. These simple home decor additions make a practical, fashionable impact. There are endless options to choose from for any color scheme or room theme.

You can place your stylish pillows on beds, couches, benches, sofas, chairs, or even just in an eye-catching basket. Whether you go for bright colors and bold patterns or neutral tones and simple designs, your home will look alluring. Plus, you’ll always have a pillow to rest your head-on.

decorative pillows on couch

2. Throw blankets

If you add decorative pillows to your home, it’s only fitting that you pair them with throw blankets. You can place your throw blankets on sofas or the end of your bed, or you can fold them over a bench. You can also hang them over chairs or fold them over a basket – whatever brings the right dimension to your home. They elevate any space with their color, texture, and comfort, and you can switch them out as seasons change to keep the room warm.

folded blankets

3. Fancy books

You can do so much more with books than just read them. If you’re an avid book collector, try bringing your books out of boxes and showing them off to your guests. Fancy books add a ton of personality and style to your home on a budget.

Take a trip to your local thrift store or flea market to search for some vintage finds. Displaying your new collection in your living room, study, or bedroom can bring a sense of elegance to your space. You’ll also never have a problem finding something to read.

fancy vintage books

4. Small rugs & mats

You might think the only way to keep your home looking clean and polished is with completely bare floors, but that’s not quite correct. Floor attire including small rugs and mats can completely transform your home’s atmosphere. Just place a welcome mat at your entryway to create an additional layer of depth and texture. Or you could place a small mat by the sink in the kitchen to tie the whole room together. You’ll bring new bliss to washing dishes and chopping veggies.

small decorative rug

5. Statement lighting

A shimmering chandelier hanging over your dining table or an avant-garde pendant floating above your kitchen table can take your space to the next level. These eye-catching light fixtures will immediately grab your attention and add a sense of elegance to your home. You can also use easier statement pieces such as wall sconces, strip lights, floor lamps, and table lamps.

6. Stylish coffee table

Think of those picturesque living room scenes you see in interior design magazines with big comfy couches, fireplaces, and stylish coffee tables. You too can bring that wow factor into your home. Coffee tables come in so many shapes and sizes that you can surely find one to complement your home decor vision.

Go for a table that checks every box off your list – material, color, shape, size. You could stack your fancy books on a gold and marble round table or display a vase of flowers on a Tambor concrete coffee table. Glam, elegant, or modern – the choice is yours.

designer coffee table

7. Welcoming dining table

A welcoming dining table with plenty of space for your guests makes for tons of great memories. The size, shape, and style of your dining table should ultimately come down to your personal entertainment needs. If you’re mostly feeding your family of four, you only need enough space for that. If you love entertaining guests, a bigger table might be better. Some tables can seat your entire extended family for a reunion – and these are all people to impress with your home decor.

modern dining table with yellow flowers

8. Oversized mirror

When you’re decorating a smaller room, you may be hesitant to add furniture, art, and other eye-catching sights. That’s understandable – you might worry that your accessories will take over the space. If this sounds like you, then an oversized mirror may be the perfect solution. Both practical and elegant, your mirror can help your small room feel larger since it reflects light.

Try hanging a gorgeous oversized mirror across from a window in your study, over your entrance table, in the bathroom, or above your bedroom vanity. You’ll be amazed at the magic a mirror can bring into your space.

oversized mirror

9. Wall art

Think of an empty wall as a blank canvas – but instead of painting it, try putting up some beautiful wall art. You can get as creative as you want with your wall decor. After all, wall art is much more than just framed paintings. Framed pictures, illustrations, signs, decals, or tapestries are all on the table (and the wall).

wall art

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10. Personal accents

Your dream home is just that – your dream. You should walk in and immediately feel relaxed. A great way to achieve that experience is with personal accents around your home that make it feel like a unique extension of yourself.

To figure out which personal accents to add, think about accessories that you enjoy. That might mean a collection of vases, plants and succulents, vintage books, DIY projects, artwork by your favorite artist, or anything else. You could also hang photos or portraits of family and friends to really make the space your own.

personal accents

11. Baskets and crates

For something that serves as both storage and aesthetically pleasing home decor, try baskets and crates. Their versatility means you can use them in almost any room to help with organization.

Wicker baskets can bring a homely feel to your space and hold blankets, shoes, books, or snacks in your pantry. Wire baskets can hold your toiletries, towels, or produce. And if your kids are always leaving their toys out, a fabric storage might change your whole space. It can conceal the kids’ toys while adding texture and style to the room, and you’ll go from chaos to comfort in mere moments.

mini wood crate

12. Vases with plants

Bring the serenity of nature into your home with greenery. Whether you prefer artificial plants or the real deal, greenery can freshen up your space, boost your mood, and add a splash of color. Once you have your favorite plant or bouquet of flowers, find a chic, classy vase that will keep your greenery safe and thriving. Vases and plants are always in style, so you’ll never have to worry about these home decor essentials feeling dated.

sunny room with vase of flowers

13. An inviting sofa

No home is complete without an inviting sofa for relaxing, snuggling up with family, or reading a book. Your ideal sofa should be sturdy and last through relocation or renovations. It should also be of a color that matches the rest of your interior.

When choosing your inviting sofa, you should consider the size of your space. A couch that juts from the living room into the kitchen since it’s too long can stick out like a sore thumb. That means it goes against the immersive experience you’re striving to create. Above all, though, your couch should be comfy. If you can spend hours on it watching movies and eating popcorn with your family and friends, you’ve set the right mood.

golden retriever on comfy leather couch

Create your dream home with BlissLights

Decor for your dream home should put you in a joyous, serene mood. Your unique personal touches should let you see your space in a whole new way. BlissLights, for example, are home decor essentials through and through – they let you customize and control your ambiance to exactly your taste. Browse the BlissLights collection now to bring your vision home.

About BlissLights

BlissLights has been a leader in the laser lighting industry since the company was founded in 2006. Our team of experienced engineers and technicians helped create award-winning special effect lighting for major theme parks before minaturizing ourpatented technology for home use. BlissLights is dedicated to laser safety and education, and is registered with the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).

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