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Must-have items every home needs

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 Must-have items every home needs (Photo: iStock)

Having a beautiful home to come home to every day is a real blessing. After all the hustle and bustle of the day, you want to come home to a space that makes you feel happy and relaxed.

It's generally fine to have a place with the basics like a bed and a sofa, but it's so much better to add your own personal touch. You want your home to represent who you are, which will also make you feel more excited about having people over.

Never underestimate the power of going the extra mile to spruce up your space with these few essential pieces of home decor:

Decorative pillows

Decorative pillows are great for both functional and aesthetic purposes. They can give you a little extra support when you're lounging on the sofa, and they really brighten up your living room.

They are definitely for you if you find that your room is looking a little dull. Add a few decorative cushions in interesting colours and patterns and watch your home come alive in an instant.


When people hear the word chandelier, they visualize something grand and way out of their budget. But actually, chandeliers come in all sizes including mini chandeliers that are for smaller spaces.

A chandelier will help add that clean and refined look which might be better than just having a naked bulb. It doesn’t even have to be expensive because you can also find beautiful, affordable ceiling lamp shades that look just as good.


There is something so refreshing about being in a room that has plants. It reminds us of how amazing it is to be outdoors, breathing fresh air, and this is exactly why you should totally get a houseplant.

Your plant will improve how your space looks, clean the air in your home and even act as a stress reliever so there are literally too many amazing benefits to skip on this décor essential.

Another alternative, if you’re looking to improve the look of a particular room, is to get an artificial plant and a modern vase to go with it.

Wall art

If you compare a room with some wall art versus one that doesn’t have any, you can see the difference. The one with wall art feels more warm, welcoming and homey.

Take that as your inspiration to start searching for some wall art that best describes your personality, whether you want to have one striking statement piece or a series of pieces to make things more interesting.

Scented candles

The scent of a home is also part of what good interior décor is all about. A clean-smelling home works but you could also take that a level higher with some interesting scented candles.

First, the scented candle will be a unique décor piece wherever you choose to put it, and, it will make your home smell amazing.

You could have one in different rooms and if you’re not a fan of scented candles, unique non-scented candles are still great décor pieces to have as well. 

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