I bet you have a secret, or not so secret, decor crush? Something that right now catches your eye and makes you swoon! A crush can last a long time or can be here one day and gone tomorrow. For me, a crush seems to last at least several decor seasons. And I love adding new items that beautifully update my home AND that don’t cost me a ton of money or break my decor budget!
Today I’m not only telling you what my biggest decor crushes are right now but why I love them and where you might get them too!
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Today on Decorating Tips And Tricks we are also talking about our decor crushes. And we have some good ones! I think of a crush as something that I don’t want to spend a lot of money on and that something will update my home and make it look fresh!
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The biggest “WHY” for me crushing on a particular decor item is… first of all, I like it. That’s pretty obvious. It’s usually something unique and different and has not been a part of my decor before.
The second reason for a decor crush is the crush item will fit nicely into the decor I already have. And third is that it will enhance and breathe new life into a room in my home.
Besides those big three reasons, I like certain decor for its trendy feel or its WOW factor value. I never want to get bored of my home or have it look boring! And I love decor pieces that can be moved from room to room.
For me, a crush items must be economical! And be well worth its price! Because like most crushes, they are only a friend for a season or a few more and seldom turn into the love of my decorating life! So beauty and economy are of the utmost importance!
Here are 5 decor items I’m crushing on right now…
Lucite goes with everything and every style. It has class and sass and because it does not have much visual weight it can be slipped into almost any room!
Lucite is hot right now, but has been on the decor scene for almost a century!
Lucite can be very very, over-the-top expensive but you can find it so so reasonably too. And most people cannot tell the difference! I go for the less expensive versions because lucite is still a crush!
I have a set of lucite stacking tables and several lucite dining room “ghost” chairs. And I just ordered a gorgeous lucite tray! It has a fun design on the bottom of it and my monogram. I think this tray is something that will be with my for a long, long time!
My ghost chairs are top row right. I love them!
The next thing I’m crushing on is…
BIG HUGE INDOOR PLANTS
No fauxs for this crush! I’m crushing on the read deal green thing! I’ve fallen in line behind all the people who are crazy about fiddle leaf figs! It’s hard to admit that I’m like minded with millions of people who love this plant of the moment!
I’ve not had big plants in my living spaces for over a decade because I’m not a huge fan of that more-is-more jungle look. And to be very frank… I am a plant killer. I apologize to all plants that come to live in my home. I look at them as cut flowers. YIKES!
But I’m a changed woman… turning over a new leaf (lol)! I am so taken with this gorgeous, big leafed plant that I bought a few months ago! And it is still going and growing strong. I promised this plant that I would do everything in my power to keep it alive. And so far so good!
A single big plant makes quite the decor statement! Don’t you think? Put a big plant in a planter, urn or basket worthy of it!
Try one in your living room, dining room or family room. It’s great for your rooms and good for your soul!
Again, these rugs have been around for centuries. But now they are reasonably priced and they not from endangered animals. Hide rugs give a room warmth, pizzazz and a bit of a global look.
My zebra rug has gone from crush to love and is now a permanent fixture in my living room! I’m adding a couple cow hides to an upstairs bedroom and a Mongolian sheep hide to my master bedroom.
If you try them you will love them. And don’t be afraid to layer them. It is a very on trend way to use hides.
You can also take them off the floor and drape over a chair or bench or use on the back of a sofa!
The price range for the rugs below is varied. My zebra hide is the top row on the right. It really is not a crush, but something I dearly love in my home!
COLORFUL ACCENT CHAIRS
As you probably know I love neutrals and live comfortable with them. But lately, I’ve been hankering for a pop of color and a fun motif in my monotone rooms.
Maybe it’s the season, but I’m finding so many chairs with some fabulous fabrics and gorgeous colors and I am certainly crushing on them!
It all started with THIS chair!
I know it is still very neutral but I just love the fabric! I’m waiting for it to come back in stock at Wayfair. It’s going in my Gable room!
You can get it in this pretty blue too! See it HERE. (Notice the big plant?)
Accent chairs can be priced reasonably enough to be used for several seasons and then given away or tossed out! They add personality to your rooms!
All the accent chairs below are less than $250.00. Some much less!
LARGE URNS AND GINGER JARS
Now here’s a blast from the past. I have a huge crush on large urns and shapely ginger jars with lids. Oh, so pretty. Just adding one or two to a room makes a huge decor statement!
Look in vintage store for older ones and you will save big bucks! I got this pair for a song at Luckett’s in Va! The question is do I repaint them, make them into lamps for my bedroom or leave them just as they are?
Thank goodness I didn’t get rid of this pretty lidded blue and white jar. I’m going to use it in my master bedroom!
Now you know what I’m crushing on! And maybe you are crushing on the same things too!
It’s your turn! What are you crushing on?
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