Essential Home Decor Accessories

Essential home decor accessories, here’s my list of the top ones.

Seven Essential Home Decor Accessoriesround wood block  //  brass mister  //  ginger jar  //  candle  //  candle  //  hardware



Essential Home Decor Accessories


Today I’m talking about my list of essential home decor accessories – the pieces that make my home feel stylish and put together.
It’s the chic little details of a home that can elevate the look of any space. 
I’m always on the hunt for new ideas, so please share if you have some thoughts about this topic as well!
So, what are the seven essential home decor accessories every home should have? Here’s my list in a nutshell:


1. Vases:

As you might already know, I love to use blue and white ginger jars as vases.

The one above is from Etsy.

A little fresh greenery, branches or flowers always adds the perfect touch to any space.

If blue and white jars aren’t your thing, there’s an endless amount of vases on the market.

I personally love vases that look great on their own, even when they’re empty… because life happens.



blue couchees in family roompillows  //  lamp  //  hurricane candle holders


2. Throw Pillows (everyone’s favorite essential home decor accessory):

Like many of you, I can never have enough throw pillows in my home.

It’s the perfect way to showcase your favorite fabrics, patterns or colors.

I love using throw pillows on sofas (above) beds, chairs, nooks and even in baskets.

Throw pillows are a must for almost any room, even a small space can benefit from one or two.

This is probably the easiest way to refresh a room you’re not quite ready to fully redecorate!




abstract art in living roomtray  //  basket  //  lumbar pillow //  hurricane candle holder


3. Trays:

I love a chic tray!

The one above in my living room is my latest favorite.

I love using trays in my home office, on book cases, coffee tables, bedside tables, on ottomans, the list goes on and on.

The chicest way to pull together smaller accessories and really make a room look and feel put together!



hydrangeas on coffee table with booksClear coffee table top with book display.


4. Books:

I’ve said this before but it’s worth repeating…books are the perfect way to bring your own personality and passions into your home.

Here are some of my go to favorites, several of them by top interior designers I love to follow for inspiration,

Be sure to read this post on even more of my all time favorite coffee table books here.




styled coffee table with essential home decor like vases beads and flowerspair of ceramic zebras  //  wood beads  //  gold tray


5. Objects Of Interest:

This next group of home decor accessories encompasses all the fun little pieces which add personality and style and in my opinion, the best thing to have – a bit of whimsy or sense of humor.

From the toy disco ball we have on our living room mantel to the fun wood beads and ceramic zebras above – I love to always include a few fun objects of interest throughout my home.

The zebras were an Etsy find from several years ago and the wood beads were a gift, but you can find similar ones here!





front foyer with art and rugsilhouette art  //  zebra rug


6. Art:

Saving the best for last here!

As someone who loves to create art, this is my favorite way to add style and personality to my home.

Whether it’s a bold statement piece with a lot of wow factor or simply framing sentimental objects in your life, you can never have enough art in your home.

I’ve done some other posts about finding art for your home and on the three silhouettes above, but I wanted to include a few new favorite art finds in this post here as well!




So, these are my top home decor essentials.

I also love to see fresh flowers and potted plants in a home as well.

For even more decorating ideas for a beautiful home, don’t miss this post on how to decorate your home on a budget.


I hope you loved this extensive list of favorite home decor accessories for the home.

For a few more related ideas, see this post on mirrors for you home and this post on my favorite bath towels!

We just added a whole of mirrors to our dining room – working on a post for this one soon.


*This post contains affiliate links. This means if you click a link and purchase something, I may get a small commission from it at no cost to you. For more info, please read my disclaimer. I only refer things that I truly love and hope you will too!