Our Favorite Functional Decor Additions to Any Home

Decorating your home is so much fun! We love switching out pieces for the holidays or as seasons change, but what’s most important is developing your “core” pieces that will remain year round. Our favorite pieces are decor are beautiful but also serve a purpose and have some functionality to them. With that in mind, we’re sharing some of those favorites that we feel work in any home to add a little extra pop to your space!

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Image Source: Buzzfeed

Indoor Herb Garden

Kitchens are becoming more and more neutral in their coloring and styling (which, don’t get us wrong, we love!), but adding a nice counter top herb garden is a great way to add some color. The function in this is pretty obvious -- you always have fresh herbs on hand. Check out our post on how to create your own for some more inspiration to get started!


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Image Source: Etsy

Blanket Ladder or Basket

In most places, blankets aren’t needed year round, but they sure do look pretty if styled correctly. We love having a beautiful storage solution for your blankets. If you have room, we love love LOVE a simple ladder to hang blankets on in your living room. If space is more of an issue, grab a fun bin or basket to put on your fireplace and fill with your favorite throws. This will keep your couch looking more organized with the blankets being kept separate.


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Image Source: Etsy

Clocks

We love clocks! Wall clocks, tabletop clocks… you name it, we love it. The functionality of clocks is also clear: to tell time. Work a wall clock into your gallery wall or a tabletop clock into your shelves. There is a huge variety of shapes, sizes, and styles to select from, so it’s basically guaranteed that there will be one that matches your home aesthetic. We love a clock that adds a little pop of color to your space!


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Image Source: Runted Run

Baskets

We use baskets everywhere. Here’s the thing about baskets, if you pick the right ones, they’re pretty BUT you can also use them to hide so much stuff! Little things you don’t want to be seen can easily slide into a basket. We love using them in closets, in the bathroom, and even in the living room. They’re a great organizational tool, but organizational tools can be pretty and functional!


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Image Source: Design Sponge

Wooden Cutting Boards

Wooden cutting boards are beautiful and add a rich pop of color to your kitchen. It also keeps them handy for when you’re prepping your food! We love wooden cutting boards because overtime, plastic ones can actually start to break down and pieces can end up in your food… ew! So, showcasing your wooden cutting boards adds some easy decor but also a safer alternative for chopping.