Decorative functional accessories: the dual purpose
A house has a limited amount of space, and within that space you need certain elements to live. Each room has its own set of unique needs, without which the room would be less functional.
However, on the other hand, a house is also a living environment and beauty is important in life. You can’t just ignore the artistic aspects of your home in favor of Spartan utility. Fortunately, there are a host of design options, including various colors, patterns, sizes, patterns, and shapes, available for even the most functional and common everyday home accessories.
Take, for example, the trash can. This is probably one of the most basic and common items in your home, and yet it is absolutely necessary, and indeed, multiple trash cans will likely be needed in multiple rooms. However, instead of being an embarrassing eyesore, you can make your junk stand out by buying cans that feature unique designs or contrasting exotic colors.
In the kitchen, many people will combine stainless steel trash cans with stainless steel utensils and appliances to match the ambience of the space. This is a trick that can be used in a variety of spaces throughout the home, and in most rooms, simply having the various functional pieces combined will be enough to give the space an attractive look.
The bathroom is one of the best examples of the use of functional accessories as a decorative part of the space. This is because most bathrooms are too small to add a lot of accent pieces as well. Instead, the wide variety of functional pieces can be combined, contrasted and brought together to create the look of the room.
This is not limited to soap dispensers and toothbrush cups. Even the bedding, towels, laundry, the rug itself can be mixed and matched in color to add to the overall appeal of the space.
Another place where beauty can be added to a functional piece is with watches. Whether it’s wall clocks, table clocks, or small desk clocks, the wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and prints lets you choose something that will do more than tell time, it will act as a centerpiece to the entire room.
Larger pieces are also part of this mix. Coffee tables, sofas and even beds with their bedding are important aspects of the rooms in which they reside. By coordinating colors and patterns, you can achieve an integrated effect that will naturally enhance the look of the space.
The most important thing is to never overlook the art and beauty that can be found in even the most basic and functional accessory. Just because it’s useful doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. Keep your eyes open and coordinate these elements with the rest of your décor for a completely rounded decorative effect.