5 Interesting Furniture Pieces to Add to Your Home

By L. Roberts on July 7, 2019

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We often find ourselves feeling antsy and itching to change up the decor of our living quarters. Or maybe as the end of the summer rolls around, you’re looking for a new place to live and you’re thinking about overhauling your collection of home decor. Part of how you decide to decorate where you live is directly connected to who you want to be as a person. Are you jumping on the minimalist bandwagon, keeping everything neutral and earthy? Or does your color scheme include the full spectrum and your furniture choices are bold? Regardless, there are ways you can add to your furniture in order to “spruce up” what you come home to every day.

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1. An art piece that makes a statement

An easy way to spruce up a wall in your home is to hang an art piece that truly makes a statement. Whether you decide to make it the focal point of a room or you add something bold to the end of a hallway, art is the fastest/easiest way to change the overall look of a room or a space.

But there are so many art pieces to choose from, how do I decide? 

If you’re the creative type, consider making something yourself to add a personal touch. Otherwise, there are hundreds of options to choose from online.

2. An interesting chair for relaxing (or maybe just for looks)

Sure, your living room probably has a couch or a loveseat but adding a chair that’ll spark some intrigue can truly change the overall feel of a room.

Whether you decide on something bold or something that matches your current decor, adding a new place to sit can really open up the room. You’ll be able to change up your habit of coming home and flopping onto your sofa. Instead, come home and enjoy the new piece of furniture you’ve added to your living space.

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3. A light fixture that’s the centerpiece of the room

Changing out a light fixture might not be one of the first things you consider doing when you redecorate. There are so many options out there, and choosing one can be really overwhelming. Consider making a new light the centerpiece of the room. Choose something that’s really bold.

If you change out the light over your dining room table, also consider a tablecloth or new placemats. You’ll be surprised to come home to a dining room that seems to be completely redecorated, even if you’ve only switched out a few things.

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4. Organization that doubles as decor

More than anything, what college students and young adults need is a decorative way to store all their stuff. If you’re considering adding new decor/furniture to your home, think about ways in which you can add some organization without a label maker and clear tubs.

One of the best ways to add some organization to your space is to replace the furniture you already have with more suitable options. Consider adding an entertainment center instead of just a tv stand and use shelving to store knick-knacks, photos, and little pieces of decor.

Have too much empty wall space? Consider adding a key holder by your front door or a place to store your mail.

If your closet doesn’t have doors, hang up curtains on a tension rod to hide the clutter.

Even something as small as putting a lid on your dirty clothes hamper can really take your organization game to a new level.

5. Pillows that add a little “spice” to the room

If you’re on a budget (aren’t we all?) then you might consider adding some throw pillows to your existing furniture. You can always pick up a few pillows for not that much money and it can change the whole vibe of your living space.

Consider tying in some colors from other rooms or choosing pillows with patterns. You’d be surprised as to how much just some simple pillows can really add to a room.

We all know what it’s like to fall out of love with the way your place is decorated. But we rarely have the money to get rid of it all and start from the beginning. Consider sprucing up small spaces, one at a time. Focus on the rooms where you spend the most time — your bedroom and your living room. Without having to break the bank, adding a piece of furniture here and there can make you feel like you’ve really redecorated the whole place.

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