To make your house a home, it helps to personalise it with accessories and decor that mean something to you.

Whether it’s pieces that match the colour palette of your decor, quirky items that are a bit of fun, photographs or art that hold memories of holidays or people, or items given to you on special occasions,  home accessories are the finishing touches you need.

Here are eight ideas for types of home accessories to consider.

Decorative Pillows and Throw Blankets

Decorative pillows are a great way to add personality and comfort to any room. They come in various colours, shapes, and sizes so that you can find the perfect one for your home. Throw blankets are also a unique way to add colour and comfort to your space. They can be used as decorative pieces or keep you warm on a cold night.

Vases and Bowls

A vase of flowers is always a nice touch in a guest bedroom
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Decorative bowls are fantastic to have in your home. You can fill them with your favourite succulents, flowers, or even some marbles for decoration.

You can get bowls and vases in different shapes, colours, designs. You can find them in different amounts too. Besides, greenery looks beautiful inside homes and outside, so having plants indoors is always a nice touch too. Finally, small rugs and mats keep floors clean from dirt brought in from shoes outdoors, plus they add style.


Trays are useful accessories to have, as you can use them to organize and decorate your home. 

A tray is a great way to add personality to your coffee table or side table. You can also use them on counters or dressers to hold small jewellery or keys. They are perfect for showing off your style and adding a touch of luxury to your home.

There’s a vast of array of trays available in different shapes and styles. It’s even possible to have monograms or personalised designs added to some trays to make them unique to you.

You can find many different trays online at Verano Ceramics and other retailers. Be sure to choose one that fits your style and needs.

Fun and quirky animal design vases make a talking point in your home
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Mirrors are an essential home accessory and come in various shapes, designs and sizes, allowing you the freedom of choosing what best fits your interior. Whether you’re looking to put one above the bathroom sink or something significant that hangs over your fireplace mantel, there’s no wrong choice. You could even choose two mirrors that face each other – they will make any room look bigger. 

Some ideas for mirrors include:

  • Hanging mirror with lights wrapped around frame
  • Round frameless wall mirror
  • Large floor mirror
  • Mirrored dresser to amplify light in the bedroom
  • Decorative mosaic wall mirror
  • Antique oval bevelled glass mirror

All these mirrors are accessories worth having in your home to give it a unique style.

Wall Art

Accessories such as quirky wall art help make a house a home
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If you are having difficulty with the décor of your home, you can start by adding some wall art. You can find one at your convenience, and you don’t have to be an expert to make it look good on your wall. There lots of different types and styles of wall art available, including: 

Wall art gives rooms character by adding colour, pattern, or texture when appropriately hung on walls throughout different areas of your house.  You can also have them personalized to fit your specific needs. Just make sure you find a reputable and talented artist to do your work.

Books and Magazines

Books and magazines are some of the most common home accessories you’ll find, but that doesn’t make them less critical. They’re an excellent way to fill up your shelves with something you love while also adding colour and texture to the room.

Books and magazines not only look good but they’re functional too – they can be a source of inspiration and relaxation.

An eclectic mix of modern and vintage home accessories makes for an interesting displaying in this home interior
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Vintage Pieces

Adding vintage pieces to your home is a great way to add character and uniqueness. You can find fantastic vintage finds at flea markets, garage sales, or online. Be sure to mix old with new to create a well-rounded look.

Vintage pieces give homes a unique charm. Examples of vintage pieces you can add to your home are:

  • Antique furniture
  • A basket you can use for storage or display
  • Vintage pictures and photo frames
  • An old clock you can place on the wall to give your home some character. 

Vintage pieces are not only affordable, but they bring in a uniqueness that is difficult to find nowadays. You will be able to impress anyone who visits your home with these unique finds that you might have never expected were possible at a garage sale.

Ottoman or Bench

A bench or ottoman is a great accessory you can use to break up the room. It provides you with another place to sit down and relax, whether you’re using it for your feet, as extra seat space when you have guests over, or want somewhere comfortable to prop yourself up on while reading a book.

Ottomans are very versatile because they provide you with additional seating options that don’t take away from the flow of the rest of the home design.