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Home Decorating Ideas to Get You Started

Moving into a new home or redecorating an existing space is an exciting journey, and you can do it all on your own by selecting statement pieces and decorative accents. Allow us at Pottery Barn to make the process even more delightful for you with our guide to getting started. To begin, consider what your personal style is and find products that coordinate with the theme. You can also choose several colors to serve as your inspiration for the makeover and create a balanced look throughout your entire home.


No matter which style you choose for a room, a mirror is sure to complement the space. If you have a small room, you can use a collection of mirrors to add depth and make the space appear larger. By selecting a variety of different mirrors, you can cover an entire wall and create an artistic display. Try selecting framed mirrors in your favorite colors to reflect your personality and create contrast. You can also add dimension to a larger room by placing a mirror on the main wall as a focal point for your decor. If you have a window in the room, consider adding a mirror to the opposing wall. By placing the mirror directly across from the window, you can amplify the amount of natural light in the room.

Pillows & Throws

If you’re someone who loves switching up your decor frequently, consider selecting a collection of different pillows and throw blankets to have on hand. Switching out your couch accessories is a way to give the room a quick update without redecorating the entire space. Consider choosing a special set of pillows and blankets for each season. Imagine how cozy you’ll feel when winter arrives, and you whip out your luxurious faux fur blankets and pillows for the couch. You’ll love how you instantly give the room a wintry feel with a simple switch of a blanket. For warmer seasons like spring and summer, consider choosing solid pillows in your favorite hues to create a bold statement. Colors like tan and white are perfect neutral shades that work any time of year. When the leaves begin to fall, you can pull out the plaid, flannel blankets for chilly nights. You’ll appreciate how easy it is to recreate the look of the room each time you change the pillows and blankets.

Candles & Candleholders

Brightening up any room is simple with candles and candleholders. You can use candles to add warmth and coziness at any time of year. Create a relaxing atmosphere with an array of different sized candles spread across your coffee table. Selecting a variety of shapes and sizes helps to create a beautiful tablescape. Planning for a holiday dinner? Consider placing several lanterns at the center of the table and filling them with decorative accents. You could add a candle to the main large lantern, and fill smaller lanterns on either side of that with greenery and decorative floral accents. Searching for a stunning party favor for your guests? Try selecting a few sets of glass votives and placing live succulents inside. You can then set a plant at each place setting with a name card for a unique party gift.

Complete Your Makeover

Once you decide which style is best for your home and your family, choosing the best accents pieces is easy. Remember that you can make the process simple by selecting one or two dominant colors for the room and selecting items that match that color scheme for a seamless look. You can use mirrors to make any room appear larger and candles to create a warm, inviting look. Find your inspiration and become your own interior decorator.