Let’s talk about the ‘Decor Every Home Needs‘.
Yes, need is a relative term, but…
There are certain pieces of decor that every home does need to take it from mehh… to marvelous.
Here is a selection of foundational pieces that will make your home more beautiful and comfortable.
For the full list of decor every home needs ~ and reasons for the need ~ listen to my podcast chat. Just click the little arrow.
Decor Every Home Needs
Let’s start from the bottom. Your dining room will greatly benefit from a rug under the table.
I didn’t always believe this was true. But IT IS!
Make sure the rug is large enough so when the chairs are pulled out for comfortable seating that the 4 legs are still on the rug.
Candles everywhere and always for dinner no matter what is being served. Candles are a bit of luxury we can all indulge in regularly.
A mirror in every room ~ even the kitchen! Not for admiring, although feel free, but to bounce the light around in the way only a mirror can.
A really comfortable chair is essentail. A ‘go to’ chair. As in a go to to relax chair. Make it two if you can ~ only fair!
A collection of vases and/or pitchers for greens & flowers.
Pitchers are particularly wonderful to have on hand as they look great empty and can be used to store small items like matches, batteries, bottles of olive oil . Psst..mine are doing just that right now.
This one if probably my top NEED for every room in your house ~ three sources of lighting in each room. Overhead, table & task or what I call ambiance lighting.
You can think of it this way too ~ up, down task or detail. I guarantee you this one need fulfilled will dramatically improve the look, feel and comfort of your rooms.
A piece of art that is meaningful to you.
I have a few pieces of valuable art that we collected and I love each painting. But my thrifted canvases mean so much too me as well. Like this painting of Mount Whitney. I found it shortly after climbing that very tall mountain so it speaks to me.
I like the subject and the touch of the hand of the artist makes it, and by extension my decor, unique. Your art can be a special card from a dear friend in a frame, your child’s art. Anything that is original, meaningful and hand created will fill this need nicely.
Adding these few important pieces to your home will most definitely up your decor game and make your home more comfortable & more YOU!
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Do you have a suggestion to add to our list of home decor essentials? Let me know what it is in a comment.
** Kelly **