In Part I of this two-part series, we looked at five décor pieces and accessories that are considered essential in decorating any space. In Part II, just as we promised, we have a second set of amazing décor items we highly recommend getting your hands on, to give your space that ritzy, finished feel.
Are you ready to give your home that ‘Architectural Digest’ makeover? Here’s what you’ll need:
1. Personal Art
Hanging exclusive art that isn’t manufactured in large batches is an impactful way to elevate the visuals of your space and personalize it. An over-sized canvas or framed art piece for your living room is highly recommended as it adds personality to the room and acts as a conversation starter. DIY art ideas are also very popular if you’re the artistic type and even something as simple as a work of art made by your kids can be used to add character to your walls with the right tactics.
Mercana’s Studio M line has several unique, made to order pieces that we’re sure you’ll want to include in your space. Check them out here.
2. A Rug
If your space has hardwood or any other type of flooring that doesn’t categorize as carpet, investing in an area rug is the key to make your house feel luxurious. Area rugs are known to add a sense of warmth and coziness to any space, making it an essential décor addition to your cold, hardwood floor. In addition to providing warmth, an area rug can be used to introduce textures, colors, and patterns into your living room and can give your space a stylish look and feel.
With several different styles and materials to choose from, the Mercana Marketplace is home to plenty of Rugs that we’re sure you’ll love. Check them out here.
3. Throw Pillows & Blankets
If you’re trying to introduce colors while trying to upgrade the comfort levels of your space, throw pillows and couch blankets will help you do just that. With millions of patterns, colors and textures to choose from, throw pillows are guaranteed to make your space look great. As for couch blankets, try getting something that reflects your personality but also aligns with the design style that your space is based on.
Mercana’s marketplace is home to throw covers and pillows of various patterns, colors, and textures. Find one that’s right for you, here.
We’re not just talking about using wall mirrors to validate your outfit. We’re talking about using them as decorative pieces. Mirrors are known to produce the illusion of space and increase a room’s appeal (that explains all the mirrors in exuberant hotel lobbies) which makes them the perfect décor item to include in this list. Investing in geometrically interesting, ornately designed mirrors and hanging them as a collection on a rather mundane wall can be a game-changer for your space. In addition to introducing a touch of luxury and giving it an airy feel, these stunning mirrors will help keep you looking sharp!
Don’t have inspirations for mirrors and collection mirrors? We’ve got you covered. Check out one of our most popular blogs from last year – Designer’s Picks: Top 5 Collection Mirrors.
5. Rolling Cart
A bar or rolling cart is a visually appealing décor piece that is also exceptionally practical. A beautifully designed, stylish rolling cart can be an instant hit in your space that also works as a moving side table near your sofa or dining table when needed. They can also be used in bathrooms when you need to store toiletries and other small items and, let’s face it – who doesn’t want to make their bathroom feel luxurious with a rolling cart in it!
We’ve got some amazing rolling carts on the Mercana Marketplace. If you’re looking to add one to your space, check them out here.
In Part I of this two-part series, we had an essentials checklist for our readers that is sure to help you choose the right decor pieces and accessories for your space! If you haven’t downloaded it yet, scroll down below to get your free, downloadable pdf. If you enjoyed reading this series, let us know in the comments what you’d like to read more off – we’re always listening!
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Decor Essentials Checklist
In association with some of our long-term clients, the Sales and Merchandising team at Mercana have put together a checklist exclusively for you – one that will help buy the right decor pieces, in the right quantities.