Favorite finds: Accent pieces
Getting bored with your decor? Rather than investing in a total home makeover, consider updating your space with interesting accent pieces. You may be surprised how quickly and easily a few new fabrics, designs and colors can update your style. Here are a few of our favorite finds:
Module R Tetris mirror
You can add light, dimension and the appearance of space with a well-placed mirror, but you want to make sure the mirror you choose reflects more than just your face. If you're a contemporary woman who likes to design with angles and lines, consider purchasing the Tetris Mirror from Module R. This fun and funky mirror can be interlocked with additional pieces to create a number of interesting designs. Pricing starts at $540.
Delta table lamp
When shopping for lighting, go bold and pick up a lamp that jives with Pantone's top hues for 2012. Whether you're a fan of bright Tangerine Tango, or you lean toward a more classic Titanium gray, Blue Key Studio's Delta table lamps are available in 12 different colors, so there's sure to be one that suits you. Each lamp is a little fun and funky. Top it off with an Oyster shade for $150.
East Camp Home peacock pillow cover
Instantly update your sofa and loveseat by covering your throw pillows with interesting new pillow covers. Rather than opting for something subtle, get the conversation started with East Camp Home's Peacock pillow cover featuring an original photograph by artist Valerie Shaff that's been digitally printed on linen. If the peacock is a little bright for your taste, you can choose from lots of other animals, too, including rhinos, macaws, crocodiles, bunnies, owls and doves.
angelo:HOME Sutton Modern Damask Provence purple armchair
Who says accent pieces have to be knickknacks or wall hangings? A well-placed armchair covered in interesting colors or fabrics can work just as well, particularly in a clean, modern space. Rather than go to the hassle and expense of getting an old chair re-covered, look for deals online. This fun angelo:HOME Sutton Modern Damask Provence purple armchair is available on Overstock.com for only $233.
Wendell August Dogwood Ruffle Bowl
Every room in your house deserves at least one beautiful bowl to display decorative items, fresh fruit, potpourri or collectibles. Rather than using the clear glass number you picked up at a garage sale a couple years back, invest in a beautiful, handmade bowl like the Dogwood Ruffle Bowl by Wendell August. The sculptural look sets it apart, but its large size keeps it functional. Priced at $69, it's affordable, too.
Max Daniel Designs cheetah throw
A house becomes a home when you feel comfortable curling up on the couch with a cup of coffee and a good book. To accomplish this level of comfort, you need a soft, cuddly throw blanket that feels as good as it looks. Max Daniel Designs offers a number of plush, adult-sized throw blankets in eye-catching styles like cheetah, snow leopard and zebra. Use the throw to accent your favorite chair during the day, then cuddle up under it with your honey at night. Each throw is available for $225.