Accessorize The Right Way With 3 Easy Steps

| June 5, 2017

Freshen up with the latest home design trends.

Even people who love to decorate for their favorite holidays don't always devote much thought to refreshing their home décor the rest of the year. If you are becoming bored with your living spaces, you don't have to wait until the holiday season rolls back around. It is time to take action. Add some fresh accessories, rearrange what you already have and dream up some jazzy new ways to use color throughout your house. You'll be surprised by what a difference it makes, both for your own state of mind and your family's as well.


If you find yourself staring at four white walls and feeling uninspired, take heart. Jewel tones and shades of green are taking home décor by storm this year, according to Vogue magazine, so plain old white is on its way out. If you are not quite ready to run with this fresh color palette in a big way, consider some well-placed accessory pieces to make a more gradual change. For example, place a trio of miniature topiaries in the center of your dining room table. The greenery makes a fresh focal point, and the terra cotta pots are currently trending too.


Rich textures are the new normal, squeezing out the sleek surfaces that recently dominated many minimalist living spaces. Nubby wovens, plush upholstery, distressed wood and even cork wallcoverings are all components of this textural trend. Rustic baskets fit right in with this decorative theme, and you can use them in your entryway to keep clutter contained or on your living room coffee table to display your sea glass collection. Plush throw pillows in jewel tones also help express your fresh sense of style. No need to buy new living room furniture; simply spruce up the look with pillows in robust tones and textures.


Copper is the latest metallic material for the cutting edge home. You can pick up this trend in your choice of lamps and lighting, wall clocks and the cookware on display in your kitchen. Try placing candles in metal lanterns on the sill of your soaking tub to set a romantic mood in the bathroom. Continue the theme with copper planters brimming with soaps and sea sponges, and replace your old medicine chest with a decorative copper-framed mirror.

You don't have to overspend to bring home the latest decorating trends. At Carolina Pottery, we carry all the most-wanted accessory pieces that help you refresh your decorative edge. Look through our online catalog or visit us at one of our five North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia locations today.