If you like to browse home decor magazines, then you probably feel confused as well as fascinated by so many beautiful objects, as well as a little frustrated at not being able to put all these ideas into practice at home. Whether it’s down to a lack of funds or a lack of time…or simply because the nearest home decor shop doesn’t quite cut it… whichever your case, here are 7 accessories available online that can really help you out. Even better, they are both functional and attractive at the same time.
Accessory 1: dish rack
Has the reign of closed furniture and drawers come to an end? Yes! Your dishes can be exposed to the light of day and decorate the kitchen walls in their own unique way. Some will say that cupboard doors protect crockery from dust….for sure, but you use dishes every day, right? Others will argue that the doors also hide the mess inside… okay, okay. But you use your crockery every day and the inside of the cupboards isn’t full of dust, there’s no reason you can’t have dishes on display and to hand. Keeping your tableware handy, without having to open and close the cupboard doors each time you need something, is even better.
Photo: corner dish racks
👉 Perfect for helping you to effortlessly tidy away the dishes.
Accessory 2: storage baskets
An organised workspace makes cleaning faster and more efficient. Whether it’s the living room coffee table, your desk or the kitchen worktop, use storage baskets. Storage baskets made from textiles are particularly popular: hand woven, each basket is unique and this authentic touch adds that extra something special to your home decor.
Baskets let you not only sort items into groups of the same type, but also make it easier to clean work areas. It’s easier and faster to shift a single basket out of the way that 15 small boxes or dishes. And when you need something, you know where to find it. In the long run, you’ll save yourself plenty of time!
Accessory 3: hooks and hangers
If you’re lacking space, then opt for vertical storage and above all, hooks and hangers. Self-adhesive or hanging over a door, such hooks help you to decorate a wall while creating extra storage capacity.
👉 Discover Compactor’s range of hooks and hangers
Whether it’s for the bedroom (scarves, jackets, handbags, etc) or for the kitchen (utensils, the stove, etc), hooks will do the trick!
Accessory 4: suction-cup storage
Complimentary to hooks, suction cup adhesion systems have the advantage of not damaging the wall or support they are attached to. There’s no need to drill: with just a quarter turn, the suction cup will stick firmly to the wall. These suction storage products are extra handy for organising the bathroom: a soap dish, a towel-holder, hanger rail, hair dryer holder, etc. However these products can also be used in the kitchen
Accessory 5: clothes rails
The classics never go out of fashion: clothes rails can be used anywhere in the house—the bedroom, laundry room, near the front door (to hang up coats) or even in the living room.
This type of accessory is also a great way to display your pretty clothes, just like fashion boutiques do.
Accessory 6: upcycled and vintage objects
To contrast with the new, there’s nothing better than vintage: these old objects that come from another era add personality and character to a room. Chairs, side tables, chests, lamps from the 20s and old-fashioned baskets all help to update your home style.
In the same vein, why not go for upcycled items (crates or pallets spring to mind). A touch of varnish or paint is often enough to give a second life to an object which would otherwise be thrown out…
Accessory 7: plants and flower pots!
More than just a decorative item, plants bring life to a room. From indoor plants to cacti, as well as herbs, there’s a place for everything….naturally. In the living room, on the balcony, on a windowsill, why limit yourself?
Cactus fever shows no signs of abating… it can be found year in, year out in home decor magazines.
What’s their secret? Does their success lie in their appearance? In the therapeutic properties we ascribe them (that they absorb negative energy)? In the fact they’re easy to look after? It might be a bit of everything….regardless, cacti continue to be a staple of on-trend home decor. To the extent that we print them on cushion covers, or frame them on walls. We, for one, are fans!
Photo: “cactus” jewellery stand “Providing both decor and practical storage for rings and jewellery, this is a jewellery stand that won’t go unnoticed!”
The Compactor ‘Decor’ section
Compactor doesn’t only sell vacuum storage bags. Discover decor accessories and ideas in the Decor section:
- Candle holders
- Photo frames
- Decorative and storage boxes
- Storage baskets
Plenty of small accessories that are both fun and useful!
Perfect for decorating a mantlepiece, a coffee table or a corner of the living room. These are ideal for bringing warmth to your room.
👉 All of our product demos and simulations are available on the official Compactor YouTube channel.