You might’ve heard the quote from William Morris, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” This sentiment guided me through decluttering our previous home and styling our new one. I focus on decor that I truly love or really need and have found that there are certain pieces I use again and again. Here, I’m sharing my favorite home decor pieces that look great in almost any space AND how I use them.
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- Cream & Black Moroccan Style Rug
- Black Porcelain Table Vase
- Large Wicker Basket
- Acacia Wood Stool
- ZZ Plant
- Mudcloth Pillow
- Wood Tray
- Wood Frame
- Black and White Woven Blanket
These items create really dynamic spaces and move past some of the Outdated Home Decor Trends we might find ourselves in.
Moroccan Style Tassel Rug
This Moroccan Style Tassel Rug stole my heart for several reasons. First, the neutral, modern design makes it easy to incorporate into various spaces. It’s also super cozy and the tassels add some often, much needed texture.
Wood Picture Frame
Simple Wood Frames have a new place in design heart. They soften up a space when black frames can be too harsh and look great with both colorful or monochromatic art. These ones from Target are both inexpensive and strong.
Black Mud Cloth Pillow
If there was a game called bring one home decor item with you on an island, it might just be Black Mud Cloth Pillows for me!
I am always shuffling them around to enjoy them in different spaces, from our entryway bench to our family room accent chair. Providing contrast and texture, I’m convinced these are needed in any pillow collection.
Plants might be an obvious home decor choice for me, I need one (or a dozen) in every single room. But one of my most favorites is the ZZ Plant. Not only is it extremely easy to care for, it does well in various lighting.
It also provides some height so I often use it to “fill” a blank space like next to our TV or the front door.
Large Woven Baskets
You don’t need me to tell you the baskets are a beautiful home decor addition to any room. However, the shape and texture of these Seagrass Tote Baskets make them extra versatile.
This wood tray was given to us as a gift last year and I truly can’t remember life before it! I use it all over the house; in the kitchen to gather seasonal items, the living room as a base for plants and a candle, and the dining room as a table centerpiece.
I love how the wood adds warmth (can you tell this is my mission in life?!) and the touch of brass in the handles adds some interest and detail. It’s no longer available but this wood tray is very similar!
Black and White Woven Blankets
Rounding out the list of my favorite home decor items are Black and Ivory Woven Blankets. I think every room in my house has a woven blanket, the boys and I each like to curl up with blankets in the evening. And the woven element adds that bit of texture every room needs!