A home has a limited amount of space, and within that space you need certain items to live. Each room has its own set of unique necessities, without which the room would be less functional.
However on the other hand, a house is also a living environment, and beauty is important in life. You can not just disregard the artistic aspects of your home in favor of Spartan utility. Luckily, there are a wealth of design choices, including various colors, models, sizes, patterns, and shapes, available for even the most functional and common every day home accessories.
Take for instance the trash can. This is probably one of the most basic and common objects in your home, and yet it is absolutely necessary, and in fact multiple trash cans are probably necessary in various rooms throughout. However, rather than being an embarrassing eyesore, you can actually make your trash stand out, by purchasing can which feature unique designs, or exotic contrasting colors.
In the kitchen, many people will match stainless steel trash cans to stainless steel utensils and appliances to bring the ambiance of the space together. This is a trick which can be used in a variety of spaces throughout the home, and in most rooms simply having the various functional pieces all matched up will be enough to give the space an attractive look.
The bathroom is one of the best examples of using functional accessories as the decorative part of the space. That is because most bathrooms are way too small to add very many decorative pieces too. Instead, the wide variety of functional pieces can combine, contrast, and congregate with one another to make up the look and feel of the room.
This is not just limited to soap dispensers and toothbrush cups either. Even the linens, the towels, the wash clothes, the carpet itself, can all be mixed and matched in color to contribute to the overall attractiveness of the space.
Another place where you can add beauty to a functional piece is with clocks . Whether its wall clocks, mantel clocks, or little desk timepieces, the wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and prints, allows you to choose something that will do more than tell time, it will act as a centerpiece of the entire room.
Larger pieces are also part of this mix. Coffee tables, sofas, even beds with their bedding are all major aspects of the rooms in which they stay. By coordinating colors and patterns, you can achieve an integrated effect which will naturally enhance the look of the space.
The most important thing is to never overlook the art and beauty that can be found in even the most basic and functional accessory. Just because it is useful, does not mean that it can not be gorgeous. Keep your eye open, and coordinate these items with the rest of your décor, to achieve a fully rounded decorative effect.