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4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

A basket makes the perfect vessel for a potted tree in this kitchen. Author: Tracey Ayton

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4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

Trends come and go, but these four stylish accent pieces are here to stay.


We examine the never-ending appeal of our favourite home accent pieces. Whether you're looking to fill a blank wall, add a pop of colour or bring texture into your space, we guarantee one of these decor accessories will make the perfect addition.
 

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4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

1 Fiddle-leaf fig tree

This tropical beauty is coveted for its wide, glossy leaves and towering height. If you can’t find the real thing (or discover it’s too fussy), try a good-quality imitation. Artifical Fejka tree, IKEA, $15.

By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Tracey Ayton, Michael Graydon and Stacey Brandford Credits: Style at Home

4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

An organic accent

Towering above the mantel, this tree in a burlap “bucket” is a fresh, organic counterpoint to a contemporary hand-painted wall mural.

By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Tracey Ayton, Michael Graydon and Stacey Brandford Credits: Style at Home

4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

Modern touch

A basket makes the perfect vessel for a potted tree in the California-modern kitchen of Style at Home design editor Stacy Begg.

By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Tracey Ayton, Michael Graydon and Stacey Brandford Credits: Style at Home

4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

Filling corners

In a handsome den, a fig adds a sculptural note to an empty corner.

By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Tracey Ayton, Michael Graydon and Stacey Brandford Credits: Style at Home

4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

2 African headdress

Whimsical and eye-catching, the juju hat, a type of African headdress, has become a contemporary decorating staple. The piece’s round bull’s eye shape makes it a natural focal point over fireplaces, beds and sofas. Plus, it injects a note of softness to hard-edged modern rooms. Feather headdress in White 30", Snob, $500.

By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Sue Stubbs, Tracey Ayton and Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

Pops off the walls

A canary yellow headdress is a can’t-be-missed feature in an otherwise neutral dining room.

By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Sue Stubbs, Tracey Ayton and Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

The perfect correlation

When matched with the beautiful bedding, this hot pink juju hat offers a decorative one-two punch of boldness.

By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Sue Stubbs, Tracey Ayton and Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

A soft flare

White feathers keep the mood calm in a home office nook, adding texture without the distraction of colour.

By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Sue Stubbs, Tracey Ayton and Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

3 Moroccan Berber rug

Soft underfoot and graphic in impact, Berber-style rugs can be made from nylon, synthetic fibres or wool. But it’s the natural creamy tone and black zigzag or diamond design that really set these rugs apart, making them a perfect fit for spaces both contemporary and traditional. Wool Souk rug 8" x 10", West Elm, $1,139.

By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Virginia MacDonald, Angus McRitchie and Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

Make it stand out

Preppy splashes of green and pink liven up the neutral rug in this youthful living room.

By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Virginia MacDonald, Angus McRitchie and Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

Feminine touch

A feminine bedroom gets graphic impact from the black lines of the rug and the Hollywood Regency-style ribbon trim on the valance.

By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Virginia MacDonald, Angus McRitchie and Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

Sweet accents

Distinctly Italian in flavour, this living room vignette shines with just three colours: cream, black and honey brown.

By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Virginia MacDonald, Angus McRitchie and Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

4 Leather pouffe

The versatile Moroccan-style leather pouffe – a more sophisticated version of the beanbag chair – comes in almost any colour imaginable, with metallic versions on offer as well. Pouffes can present as playful or polished – it’s all about the context. For a dash of global flair, this piece can’t be beat. Moroccan leather pouffe in Pink, The Cross Decor & Design, $395.

By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Janis Nicolay and Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

Serene sitting

A white pouffe with reverse stitching goes upscale as a spot to put on shoes or makeup in this dreamy dressing room.

By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Janis Nicolay and Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

Chic and functional

In this stylish nursery, a pink pouffe provides a chic footrest for a nursing mother.

By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Janis Nicolay and Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

4 must-have decor accessories to spruce up your space

Safe and sleek

There’s no need to worry about little ones running into sharp edges – pouffes are super soft and toddler-safe.

By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Janis Nicolay and Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home
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