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Home Accents

What is a home accent?

The definition of the word accent is “to emphasize”. So basically, home accents are items that stand out and set your humble abode apart. Think of a leopard-print throw pillow on a neutral couch or a bright yellow velvet chair against a white wall. Accents make your space pop and they’re the perfect way to show off your unique personality and style. With home decor, you have the potential to convey a mood or feeling in each room, so let’s get started with some fresh ideas on how to invigorate your space.

Living Room

The living room is where you’ll probably spend most of your time, so you’ll want to ensure it has a warm, cozy and authentic feel. It’s important to strategize your layout beforehand so everything is positioned perfectly and there’s good traffic flow. Once that’s settled, feel free to up the ante with accent furniture like a fun floral chair. You'll also want a coffee table that suits your style. This is the perfect place to add picture frames, so it’s a good time to sort through your digital files and print all those great family pics you’ve been collecting.

Dining Room

Your dining table is the focal point of the room and the perfect place to add expressive detail. The decorative accents you add depend on the size and shape of your table. For a large rectangular table, we like a chic tray arranged with candle holders and fresh flowers. If your table is small and round, we’re particularly partial to one elegant vase or a wooden accent bowl filled with bright citrus fruits. 

Home Office

The den is always a key indicator of how you operate, so keep it clean and organized to maximize productivity. If you’re going to add decorative objects, make them thoughtful and inspiring. A clock or globe can be both utilitarian and tasteful, while fluid sculptures or figurines can help get your creative juices flowing. Add bookends to keep your bookshelves streamlined.

Patio

Take your personal taste to the patio with the perfect assortment of outdoor decor. Globe lights are easy to install and add a whimsical touch that’ll make you feel like you’re eating al fresco at a Parisian café. Complete the mood with a cute bistro set and a colorful outdoor rug. If you have more space, add a cozy sectional and an electric fire pit for entertaining guests.

Make your home your own with the perfect accents, available at Macy’s.

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