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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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.

Liven Up Your Home With These DIY Indoor Herb Gardens

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IMAGE SOURCE: @JOANNAGAINES

If you love cooking like we do, you know the hardest part about cooking in the winter is a lack of fresh herbs. In the summer you can step onto your porch, or go to the garden, and pick all the fresh herbs you will need; however, in the winter herbs are harder to come by and the prices go up at the grocery store! To remedy this issue, we are going to show you ways in which you can bring an herb garden indoors, so get your green thumb and DIY skills ready! Click the photos for step-by-step instructions for each herb garden!


DIY INDOOR HERB GARDENS


HERB GROWING 101

All herbs require different amounts of light, water, and TLC. To ensure your indoor herb garden succeeds, refer to this herb growers cheat sheet for all the information you will need!

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IMAGE SOURCE: ANGLIAN HOME