I’m a big believer that it’s the accessories that make a house really feel like a home. Once you’ve picked your paint colors and furniture, the accessories are where the fun really starts! It’s the easiest way to add a punch of personality to your space, while also making it feel warm and inviting for friends and family who to come visit. Bonus – great accessories can also help mask the fact that you’re working with a hand-me-down couch that you can’t yet afford to replace or have less than ideal flooring in a rental. If you’re just starting out or looking to freshen up your space, here are my picks for the 10 must-have home accessories, sure to make any house a home!
10 Must-Have Home Accessories 1 of 11
Click through for 10 must-have accessories that will help any house feel like a home!
Area Rugs 2 of 11
Area rugs are the biggest key to making your decor feel all pulled together. They add color, help to visually anchor a room, and add warmth and coziness. I love this one because it's made from durable wool and the graphic tone-on-tone blue pattern is modern without being too intense.
Buy it for $48 and up at West Elm
Books 3 of 11
There's something about books that instantly make a space feel like home for me. I love them lining bookshelves or stacked on tables. If you're not a big reader, no big! Just collect coffee table books that cover subjects you personally love. I love Anthropolgie's selection of books, because they're unique and beautiful.
Buy it for $23.99 from Anthropologie
Floor Pouf 4 of 11
Poufs are so versatile you won't even know how you lived without them - especially in small spaces! They can add a pop of color in an otherwise overlooked corner, but they also provide great extra seating for parties or when clustering around the coffee table to eat dinner in front of a favorite movie.
Get it for $450 from Serena & Lily
Fun Bookends 5 of 11
I love fun bookends for adding interest to a shelf, an end table or a console table. We have these gold pig bookends in our home and they never fail to get commented on by guests. Plus, they just make me smile.
Get them for $29.95 from CB2
Baskets + Bins 6 of 11
Baskets and bins are crucial in every home! They help organize and keep tidy everything from toys to linens to pantry goods. Plus, I love how they can add a touch of texture to a room.
Buy it for $7.99 from IKEA
Throw Pillows 7 of 11
Throw pillows are pretty much necessary in every room if you ask me. I love them lined up along the couch, stacked up on the beds and tossed in arm chairs. The color and softness makes a room feel complete - oh and don't forget how they can help mask a less-than-pretty couch, too.
Get it for $9.99 and up at World Market
Trays 8 of 11
Trays are another decor mainstay everyone should have in their home. Use them on the coffee table to hold things like remotes and coasters or in the kitchen to corral the coffee maker, sugar bowl and creamer. Bonus - they can serve double duty when entertaining, too!
Get it for $59 and up from West Elm
Large Mirror 9 of 11
I love the power of a large mirror to bring a room together. It serves the same role as artwork to add personality to the wall while also having the added bonus of bouncing light around. I love the gold color and shape of this one!
Get it for $160 from Lulu & Georgia
Cozy Throws 10 of 11
I'm almost at obsession level with my love for cozy throw blankets. I keep them stocked in the living room and the bedrooms for those nights when you just want to snuggle up. This blue herringbone throw is gorgeous!
Get it for $90 from Furbish Studio
Candles 11 of 11
Candles! Candles, everywhere, I say. They have purpose in every room in the house - I always keep them in the bedroom, the living room, the kitchen and one on my desk. They add warmth and ambience and aren't a big investment piece. Linnea's Lights hand-poured soy candles are my favorite!
Get it for $32 from Orange & Pear
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