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Adding Decorative Accents to Homes

Experimenting with Accents

You've done it! After countless days of planning, furniture shopping, upholstery picking, and color swatching, you have successfully designed your home! However, if you feel like certain rooms are missing a little something-something, adding decorative accents to homes is the perfect way to tie a room together and achieve that finished look. Read on to learn our top tips when it comes to experimenting with accents below!

Adding decorative accents to homes near Newport News, Virginia (VA) including custom throw pillows.

Adding Decorative Accents to Surfaces

Windowsills, coffee tables, and hutches are all beautiful pieces that amp up the charm of any space. However, if you find that these surface spaces are lacking, adding decorative accents to the mix is a great way to spice things up! For spaces that love a good organic look, we recommend adding plants to these surfaces. With a variety of vases to choose from, our showroom is a great place to find that perfect vase for fresh-cut flowers or lush green plants. For surfaces that call for a little more tradition, like a dining room table, candles help contribute to that cozy feel. We also provide a wide variety of candle holders to achieve a design that flows with your current decor. Though these accents may be small, they are sure to make a big difference when placed on the empty surfaces in your home.

Adding Decorative Accents to Furniture 

While furniture often looks great on its own, neutral or earth-toned chairs and couches sometimes need a little extra design oomph to reach their fullest potential. For example, throw pillows are an excellent way to add an extra layer of coziness to your furniture while making a statement. Bright throw pillows with fun patterns are a great and easy way to add a pop of color and character to any room. You can also choose a throw pillow that fits seamlessly with the color scheme of any room in your home if you are trying to achieve a consistent, monochromatic look. No matter your style, adding throw pillows to your furniture is a sure-fire way to add personality to any space.

Adding Decorative Accents to Walls 

While we love a gorgeous color palette, the walls in our homes often create negative space that can make a room feel small and bare. Fortunately, adding decorative accents to walls eliminates negative space without looking cluttered. Carefully placed shadow boxes, picture frames, and artwork not only reduces the amount of negative space in your home, but it also tells a story. This might be the story of your family through photographs or a story showing your love for Van Gogh after you hang a framed poster of one of his paintings. No matter the accent you decide on, your home will instantly be filled with more warmth, character, and personality.


To learn more about adding decorative accents to your home, be sure to contact or visit us at Unusual Designs today! 

We are located in Newport News, Virginia, and proudly serve the areas of Hampton, Chesapeake, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Suffolk, Gloucester and the surrounding areas.