Decorative accessories are essential for adding final touches once you’ve designed or renovated your home. Accessorizing your home is all about making your furniture, walls, or flooring look more inviting and complete. Not only can you fill empty nooks and crannies throughout your home, but it’s an opportunity to showcase your personality and unique aesthetic.

As opposed to large furniture or permanent fixtures, home decor accessories are smaller pieces that can typically be picked up and moved throughout the home without too much effort. This is perfect if you’re the type of homeowner or renter who likes to decorate for different seasons or holidays throughout the year.

The types of decorative accessories out there are endless. At CJ’s Hearth And Home, we feature these specific accessories for decorating the home: bookends, boxes, bins, baskets, trays, blinds, shades, sculptures, and vases.


Bookends are used to prop books up on a vertical bookshelf or a floating shelf on the wall. They’re known for adding width to a collection of books that might not be wide enough to fill the entire shelf on their own. Unique bookends can match the style of the bookshelf or can add a contrasting pop of color.

With bookends, you’re able to put some books on display and put the rest away when they’re not in use. Bookends are great for avid readers but also for those who want to display conversation pieces while entertaining guests. You can easily remove books from the shelf without all of the books toppling over.

Boxes, Bins, Baskets

Some decorative accessories are simply nice to look at, while others are storage disguised as art. In the case of boxes, bins, and baskets, you get both decoration and function.

The great thing about them is you don’t necessarily need them tucked away and hidden. They can align with your home decor while providing storage space.

Decorative boxes, bins, and baskets can be used to improve a space in a variety of ways. They can serve as functional storage solutions for items such as magazines, books, or remote controls. They can also be used to organize and declutter a room, making it look tidier and visually appealing.

In addition to their practical uses, decorative boxes, bins, and baskets can also add visual interest to a space. They come in a wide range of styles, colors, and materials, making it easy to find ones that complement the existing decor. They can also be used to add texture to a room, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Decor boxes, decorative storage bins, and decorative baskets can also be used as focal points in a room. They can be strategically placed on shelves or tables to draw attention to a specific area or piece of furniture. 


Trays are a great option for plating appetizers and entrees for dinner parties or other formal events. They can be used to present food in a visually appealing way, making it easy to display a variety of dishes in an organized and stylish manner.

Trays come in a wide range of materials, sizes, and styles, making it easy to find one that complements the theme of the event. They can be made from wood, metal, or plastic, and can be decorated with intricate designs or simple patterns. Some trays even have handles, which can make it easy to transport the food from the kitchen to the dining area.

Serving trays also provide a level surface for the food, making it easy for guests to serve themselves. They can also be used to separate different types of food, such as appetizers and entrees, making it easy for guests to navigate the buffet or table.

In addition to their practical uses, coffee table trays can also be used to add a decorative touch to the table setting. They can be used to complement the tablecloth, plates, and other tableware, creating a cohesive and visually pleasing presentation.

Blinds and Shades

Windows aren’t windows without blinds and shades. Window blinds and shades add privacy, covering up windows so people can’t see into the home.

They do a great job of managing the sunlight coming through the windows. Sometimes you need more sunlight if you have trouble seeing what you’re working on within the home. Other times you want less light in order to create ambiance.

Both blinds and shades can add a pop of color and texture to any wall that has a window.

Although they’re mainly a visual element, coincidentally, window shades and blinds add soundproofing. Another unexpected benefit is they help your home remain energy efficient, trapping in heat during cooler months, and trapping in cool air during warmer months.


Sculptures make great decorations as they can add both aesthetic and emotional elements to a space. Sculptures are often considered works of art, as they can drive an emotional response from viewers. They can be used to create a sense of calm or drama, depending on the style and subject of the art sculpture.

Sculptures make nice conversation pieces in a common area of the home. They not only make a plain piece of furniture more interesting, but they add a sense of appreciation for a specific part of history or culture. Depending on the materials, they can be moved between your indoor and outdoor spaces.


Vases are versatile and elegant decorations that can add beauty and style to any room. They can be used to add visual interest, texture, and depth. Bud vases or flower vases are most widely used to hold flower arrangements or plants, which can add natural elements to a room and freshen up the air. On the other hand, you can keep a decorative vase empty if the design is interesting in and of itself.

Depending on the size, a tall floor vase can be placed on the floor to fill an empty corner. Vases fit into a variety of settings, such as living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and more. They can be used both indoors and outdoors, on tables, shelves, sideboards, or mantles.

All of these decorative accessories for your home can be found at CJ’s Hearth And Home. Did you know we’ve been in the hearth and home business for over 20 years? Contact CJ’s Hearth And Home today to complete your design with the right accessories.

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