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5 Essential Decorations You Need to Have In Your Home Before Inviting Friends

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Every home should be an expression of the individuality and personality of the owner. However, there are a few essential home decorations that every home should have. These are classic décor items and ingredients that make up the foundation of a good house. Here are five essential decorations that you need to have in your home before you invite your friends over.

Real Napkins

If you’re still using paper napkins and towels at your dining room table, it’s about time you consider upgrading to real napkins. Real napkins are much softer on your face and are much less wasteful than paper napkins, plus with the right color and design, you can add a nice splash of color to your dining room and kitchen. You can even make your own by hemming fabric meant of quilting together, providing you with a cheap alternative to what can sometimes be an expensive décor element.

An Entryway Console Table

If your home features a long, narrow entryway, you really should have a console table situated near the front door as a sort of landing strip where you can place your keys and mail and hang your coat. You don’t need to do a lot here, but including a narrow console table can pull the area together and make your entryway feel more complete. If you have the room, you may want to consider including a larger table, mirror, pin board, coat hooks, and a waste paper basket and a tray. The nice thing about having a tray is that it can be used to corral accessories on the surface of the table, writes Lauren Flanagan, a writer at The Spruce.

Wall Art

Hanging art and canvas prints on the wall is a great way to add character and personality to your home. When it comes to hanging art on your wall, the general rule of thumb is to hang all of your artwork at 57-inches on center, which means that the center of each piece of art should be at exactly 57 inches from the floor. When it comes to selecting the art that you place on your walls is to find something that you won’t see in anyone else’s home décor.

Plants and Fresh Flowers

Along with bringing a touch of nature into your home, indoor potted plants add texture and color into your home, according to the experts at Architectural Digest. Indoor plants and fresh flowers can bring another layer of depth to your home décor while increasing the oxygen levels around your home. Bring in a mixture of fresh flowers and potted plants and trees to add more greenery and liveliness to your home décor. 

Something Vintage

Every home should have something vintage on display. Whether it’s a piece of furniture, a bit of fabric framed and hung on the wall, or a decorative accessory. Incorporating vintage pieces into your home décor can add a sense of history and character to your house that just can’t be found with newer items.

When it comes to decorating your home, these five essential pieces will allow you to create a space that is uniquely yours. Take the time to carefully choose the right items that will bring your individuality and personality to your overall design.