Decorating Accents to Give a Room Instant ‘Bling’

‘Bling’ for your home is a little touch that gives it something special. It doesn’t have to be expensive and you can even make it yourself. Yet, the small design accents such as the ones listed below. give your home an instant designer look. Read on for some simple and affordable ways to add a little ‘bling’ to a room.


Pretty beads can give a special touch to cushions, curtains and other soft furnishings. For instance, adorn curtain tassels with glass beads in a color which is coordinated with the fabric. Some pretty beads sewn on a cushion front can instantly transform it with a handmade designer look. Keep in mind that is not a good decorating idea if you have kids or pets who might swallow or break the beads.


It has been said so often that it is almost cliché! But it is no less true: Cushions add instant design impact to a room. A few pretty cushions on a sofa, bed or chair are an easy and affordable way to make a room look special. Choose a luxurious fabric such as satin or brocade for added ‘bling’. A cushion requires little fabric so you can afford to be a little extravagant. If you are into sewing, why not recycle some old clothing? An old prom dress or silk tie can make a dazzling cushion.


Candlesticks contribute an instant sense of refinement and elegance. You can even find antique candlesticks at bargain prices on eBay and in thrift shops. Don’t forget to add pretty candles to finish the look. I prefer not to use my candles. I simply display them in pretty glass candlesticks for a design accent that lasts and lasts.


A colorful rug can give a room a designer look and you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Opt for a smaller beautifully designed rug to save money while still achieving a designer look. Tapestry rugs look sophisticated and vibrant. Also, rugs in jute and other natural materials can lend an earthy feel. Place a rug centrally in the room to maximize its design impact.

The accessories above are easy to find (or make) and add instantaneous style. ‘Bling’ for your home couldn’t be easier or more affordable! A final helpful design tip is to acquire a stockpile of these types of accessories. Then, whenever you need a special touch for a room, you’ll have something on hand that will do the trick.

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