8 Home Decor Accents That Will Transform Your Home

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Home décor

Accents and accessories are what make a home a home. If you’ve ever walked into a display home or a home that is staged for sale, you’ve probably noticed how soulless the rooms feel. This is because in order to make the house into a “blank slate,” the designers remove all accents and decorations from the house. If you want to inject some style into your home, home décor is the best way to round out the look of your furniture and pictures. Here are some of our favorite home décor accents from our line that are sure to give your rooms personality.

1. Antique mercury glass bottles

Mercury glass is very popular right now and they are the perfect accent even for a modern home design. These give off a definitely vintage vibe, but with the right surroundings, they can add kitsch to any and all mantelpieces, half-walls, or bookshelves. You can even use these bottles as vases for real or fake flowers, which can help to offset their monochromatic appearance and will allow you to add color to your room without sacrificing the vintage-y vibe.

2. Early riser lighted canvas picture

Why just have a pretty picture when you can have a lighted pretty picture. This scene of the sun rising over a beautifully disheveled barn, barnyard, and farmhouse is neutral enough to go in any room, but colorful enough to add light and spirit to that room. The light in the center of the picture adds further fun and helps to add to the beauty of the entire scene. This is a great option to put in a bathroom where you want an interesting nightlight, or in a child’s bedroom to help kids who are afraid of the dark to get their sleep.

3. Electric light cream star garland

This lighted star garland is the ideal addition to just about any home and home décor. Perfect for draping along the edge of a metal bedframe, hanging above a doorway, or along a bookshelf, these lights will add a little festive fun to any room. While you can use them just for Christmas or 4th of July decorations, they will look beautiful in your home at any time of year. You can even hang them from the ceiling to give your room a cosmic effect.

4. Faucet soap dish

If you’re going for a vintage or industrial vibe in any of your rooms, this faucet soap dish is sure to fit the bill. While the faucet doesn’t actually work, it certainly looks real. With ample room for your favorite soap, this is sure to be a talking piece of any bathroom or kitchen. You don’t even have to use it a soap dish! Leave it by your entry way to collect keys or coins, or on your vanity to hold necklaces and rings. There is also a larger version with two buckets that is perfect for holding shower supplies!

5. Ivory electric light star

Lighted hanging stars aren’t just for Christmas. They are the perfect addition to any room that needs a little fun or a little whimsy. It comes with its own lights and cord, so all you have to do is hang it up and turn it on. Again, this might be a good option for kids who have a hard time sleeping in the dark or for those who just like a little hint of the cosmos in their bedrooms. This definitely gives off a vintage vibe, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work great alongside more modern home décor.

6. Key plaques

Looking for something vintage to hang on your walls? Maybe something you can hang your bag or keys on? These little plaques look like vintage door locks with a skeleton key in the lock. Hang them by your door and they’ll hold anything and everything, or simply just add them to a room in order to give the wall some visual interest. They work best as a set, but you can buy just one plaque and use just the one to add a vintage feel to your room.

7. Metal basket set

Storage doesn’t have to be just utilitarian. In fact, if you need baskets to collect and store toys, magazines, books, etc., you should have a set that you absolutely love, like these metal baskets. They come in three different sizes, making it possible to turn any shelf or cubby into a storage space. The burlap liners keep the mess hidden and still show off the neat metal work on these baskets. These are an easy way to encourage kids to clean up after themselves or even to encourage yourself to clean up after yourself! Just throw everything in the basket and slide it away and it’s hidden!

8. Oval leaf platter

A beautiful platter can be the ideal decoration for the center of a dining table or coffee table, and this is definitely a beautiful platter. Verdant green with light green accents, it looks like a bed of beautiful leaves that you can lay your serving dishes on during meals or simply leave out as decoration in between meal times. If you have a big blank table right now, you can easily decorate it with a platter like this.

Choose one or all of these home décor accents to make your home look beautiful and unique and give it some personality!

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32 Fun and awesome uses for Balloons!

There needs to be more uses for balloons! I was sitting at my desk this morning and we were all so busy with customer’s balloon orders and I was helping get them ready and as I was helping, I realized that not only could you achieve so many different looks and color combinations with balloons, but there’s also got to be so many different fun and decorative uses for balloons. So, I started looking all over the internet to find someone creative enough to discover fun and unique uses for balloons and that’s when I stumbled upon this really awesome article on buzzfeed.com. The article was written by Peggy Wang of the Buzzfeed staff. It’s an excellent article with cheerful, and bright pictures but also demonstrates 32 unique and fun uses for balloons! Working around balloons all the time, I’m definitely going to have to try some of these things because you really get sick of seeing the same old arrangements and colors day after day. Some of these tips and tricks are such a unique spin on your basic balloon. I know that I never would have thought of many of these ways to enhance them and honestly this article is going to save you money too! You can purchase balloons off of our website for 25 cents a piece! And I guarantee you can find the supplies to decorate them for a pretty reasonable price, you just have to be a little creative and thrifty. I hope this article gives you all some insight into different uses for balloons and ways to save money because I know that decorations for parties can be expensive so balloons are sometimes a helpful way to decorate without spending too much, but now you have more than just decorations, you can create vases using balloons, drum sets and even hang pictures! Way to go Peggy, thanks for the excellent article and I’m sure our readers will thank you as well!

1. Glue pom-poms on them.

Glue pom-poms on them.

2. Attach streamers, feathers, tinsel, and any other long stringy sparkly things to them.

Attach streamers, feathers, tinsel, and any other long stringy sparkly things to them.

3. Revamp your vases.

Revamp your vases.

4. Surprise someone you <3.

Surprise someone you <3.

Go for the single balloon for a subtler effect.

5. Freeze water ballons and use them to keep drinks cold at a party.

Freeze water ballons and use them to keep drinks cold at a party.

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Your new party trick. When the water melts, just throw them back into the freezer.

6. Make your guests do a little work if they want to find out where the party is.

Make your guests do a little work if they want to find out where the party is.

7. Make a drumset.

Make a drumset.

Thankfully, this one doesn’t make any noise.

8. Create a balloon drop.

Create a balloon drop.

Basically a small-scale version of…

9. Display photos.

Display photos.

10. Hang tiny people off the ends.

Hang tiny people off the ends.

11. Splatter them with gold paint.

Splatter them with gold paint.

12. Give someone the gift of bubblegum.

Give someone the gift of bubblegum.

Your valentine will think you are impossibly clever. Directions here.

13. Put confetti in your balloon.

Put confetti in your balloon.

Hint: Use a funnel.

14. Put confetti AND money in your balloon.

Put confetti AND money in your balloon.

15. Put LED light bulbs in them.

Put LED light bulbs in them.

Just make sure the bulbs aren’t breakable in case one of them comes crashing down due to a popped balloon.

16. Create a table centerpiece with plants and flowers.

Create a table centerpiece with plants and flowers.

17. String them into a fruity garland.

String them into a fruity garland.

18. Give the kids a super durable bouncy ball to play with.

Give the kids a super durable bouncy ball to play with.

Get the directions on how to make this using balloons here.

19. Make a giant strawberry party decoration.

Make a giant strawberry party decoration.

All you need is green construction paper and a sharpie.

20. Instead of piñatas, hang water balloons.

Instead of piñatas, hang water balloons.

21. Fill them with non-toxic paint and have a fight.

Fill them with non-toxic paint and have a fight.

22. Make water balloon yo-yos.

Make water balloon yo-yos.

23. Brighten up those mason jars.

Brighten up those mason jars.

They look deceptively paint-dipped!

24. Use them as molds for twine ball lights.

Use them as molds for twine ball lights.

Get the DIY here.

Use different colored string for a decorative fixture.

25. Turn your favorite little one into a walking apple tree.

Turn your favorite little one into a walking apple tree.

26. Use a balloon as a mold for a votive holder made from a doily.

Use a balloon as a mold for a votive holder made from a doily.

All you need is a balloon, a doily, and sugar starch.

27. Hang them from the rafters with macramè.

Hang them from the rafters with macramè.

Get the directions here.

28. Run a threaded needle through the tied end of the balloon to string them together.

Run a threaded needle through the tied end of the balloon to string them together.

29. Wrap them in cellophane and put them on sticks to make giant lollipops for a candy-themed party.

Wrap them in cellophane and put them on sticks to make giant lollipops for a candy-themed party.

30. Hang them upside down from the ceiling.

Hang them upside down from the ceiling.

31. Freeze an LED tea light into a water balloon to create a winter “fire and ice” lantern.

Freeze an LED tea light into a water balloon to create a winter "fire and ice" lantern.

Add food coloring if you want them to be colored.

32. Make a water balloon to end all water balloons.

Make a water balloon to end all water balloons.

Game over.