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Where To Find Colorful Decorative Accents For Any Color Room

Updated on September 26, 2014

Decorative Accents Enhances The Look of Your Home Décor

Decorative accents, such as, pillows, lamps, vases, wall art and centerpieces, helps to enhance the look of your home décor. They can be used anywhere in the home, living room, guests room, family room, powder room, and dining, but mostly visible in the living and dining area.

When you use decorative accents, you want it to be eye-catching, bringing attention to your room's focal point. But how easy is it to find colorful, decorative accents for the home?

During a recent home décor project I found out that colorful decorative accents are not always easy to find in your local store. It took weeks of shopping between close to seven different department stores, driving sometimes over 50 miles one way to finally find most of what I needed for my living and dining room.

The reason as you might well know is most stores that carries quality home decors hardly have a brick and mortar store outlet. They sell online and are not always easy to find unless you search for specifics, down to the color. Here are a few that I stumbled upon:

Onion Vase
Onion Vase | Source

Decorative Vases - Rare Colorful Vases

These colorful vases will make for a great décor accents in an area of that's the focal point of your room. Though rare, they are very affordable.

Onion Vase - Not like your ordinary onion vase. This lime green vase is nothing like I've seen before. This vase stretches the limits between natural and artificial objects, and it's sure to make your home guest asking the question, "where does the vase end and the flower start?".

It will definitely enhances your home focal point whether it's used with other décor or by itself. It will look great in against a lime green, yellow, coral, or pink wall. Vase is designed by Iris Zohar. (

Sunfire Glass Vase - This vase glows with a brilliant red and gold. Its like watching the sun set in the morning sky. It glows in any light, bringing a burst of color to any room. And when you add your favorite blooms to this striking glass vase, the result is a breathtaking beautiful focus piece!

Colorful, Decorative Fruit Bowls & Centerpieces

Bubblicious Fruit Bowl - This fruit bowl is unique. It is made up of spheres of varying volumes that are joined together to form a bowl. This allows you to place fruits of different sizes in this bowl.

As you devour some of the bowl content, you may find your fruit shifting to a different part of the bowl. This is due to a change in the center of gravity.

This original fruit bowl design will definitely make a great focal point either on your dining room table or in your kitchen. Can even be used as a living room coffee table centerpiece. You decide. Bowl is designed by D-vision.

Koziol Eve Fruit Bowl - This curvy fruit bowl remings me of a toddler scribbles on a piece of paper. The contemporary fruit bowl has the exclusive look of enduring design. It is made from high quality red plastic (acrylic). Eve Red Fruit bowl is available in red, black or White and is designed by Robin Platt.

Decorative Throw Pillows

Take an ordinary room with an undecorated chair, love seat, or sofa, then toss in some colorful decorative pillows. The result is a vibrant, stylish, room.

Decorative pillows have the ability to change the temperature of any room, from "ordinary" to "hot". Even an off-white/beige room can look vivacious in no time with the right combination of decorative pillows.

Get them in soft, cuddly fabrics, such as, silk, velvet, felts, soft linen, or microfiber. Decorative pillows can be found in different shapes and colors that's sure to suit your style of décor. Or, you can toss your old pillows into a colorful, chic pillow cover.

There are plenty of stores on Etsy that sells beautiful, colorful, decorative pillow covers. You can also make your own pillow covers, if you can sew. It's cheaper that way and you get to choose your own fabrics.

Extreme Make-Over With Decorative Pillows

Colorful Centerpieces & Glassworks

Home decorating is not complete without a good centerpiece. You'll need one for your dining table or coffee table. And if you've got a table in your foyer, you'll definitely need one for that too. Whichever one it is, you want it to be an enticing piece that'll wow your house guests.

Centerpieces ought to be an eye-catcher. And what's more enticing to the eye than a well made, hand-blown glass work. Here are a few art work that will sure make good centerpieces.

Decorative Moroccan Ottomans

There are a bunch of options out there that can be used to spice up your home décor. Take ottomans, for example, there are very colorful Moroccan Pouf Ottoman footstools out there that can be easily incorporated into any home décor.

The Moroccan Pouf Ottoman footstools come in various sizes and shapes, and are usually made of colorful leather (hide skin) that makes for a classy upgrade. Spice up your living room with a couple of these beauties.

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Decorative Area Rugs/Carpets

Another way to add colors to your home décor is through the use of area rugs. You can always find beautiful hand-crafted carpets designed with great details. Solid color carpets are easy to work with as you can decorate your home around it. Multi color carpets are also good options.

Other Colorful Decorative Options

Other possible colorful decorative options to consider are; wall arts, frames, candles, and lamps with a modern look and shape. Also, window curtains, silk flowers etc.

When decorating, take the time to weigh your options. Do not limit yourself to what's available at your local department stores. Broaden your search to include online stores for specifics, like, the color of the item. There are online stores that are known for their great selection of quality decorative items. One of those stores is Overstock dot com. And though shipping from online sites can sometimes be a deterring factor to some buying from online retailers, at Overstock, shipping doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Other online stores that carries great décor items are Ikea, Pier 1. Shipping may be expensive, but the bright side is, you'll be getting exactly want you envisioned your home to be.


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Author: Comfort Babatola - © 2013


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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great ideas ComfortB. I love how you gave us great examples to add some accents to the room. Voted up!