Guest Picks: 20 Neutral Accents to Ground Your Decor
Agate coasters are on my personal must-have list for any home. They are so practical but look like little jewels when placed on an end table or coffee table. Mine are blue, but I love the coppery tones of this set.
The sculptural quality of these wishbones is hard to beat for a table arrangement, but what I like most is their whimsical appeal.
Boxes! Boxes are the best, y'all. They're practical and beautiful and a great way to create height on a bookshelf, table, etc. There are so many good-looking boxes out there, and these bone ones are just to-die-for gorgeous.
I never ever use white lamps and now I'm wondering why! The geometric facade of this one is anything but boring, while the white color makes it totally workable in so many settings.
This little sea urchin box would be at home in any coastal setting, but I think its organic shape lends itself so well to any interior style. I love the idea of using it on modern, lacquered white furniture.
Sometimes an object is pretty just because. This "objet" lends interest to a bookshelf or side table — or anywhere you want to add a little something to catch the eye.
I would buy two of these candle sets and use them in a big arrangement on a sideboard or long console. Varying heights is key in any artful arrangement, and these candles make achieving that look quite simple.
Don't neglect the soft accessories in your home! We are all mindful of pillows, but I think each room should have at least one cozy throw. Not only are they lovely to have on chilly days, but they are an opportunity to add texture and pattern to your space as well.
I love horns — in a major way. There is something slightly creepy about them, which makes them feel edgy to me. And their organic shapes are so beautiful. These have me drooling over their rich tones — and those brass bases!
Trays are another staple that is so great to have around the house. They provide a base for object arrangements or a place to corral disparate items that you'd like to keep together on a table. And when you entertain, they can transform into serving pieces. The golden tones of this one will seamlessly mix with your decor from room to room.
A tortoise mirror is on my decor bucket list. I must have one at some point! This one is so wonderfully classic with its simple rectangular silhouette that lets the caramel tortoise pattern shine.
A classic checkerboard box gets a revamp with a striped effect. I love the contrast of black and white and that it mixes so well with other colors.
Wouldn't this box look so handsome on a gentleman's dresser? It's a great place to keep a watch, keys, loose change, etc. I'm a sucker for anything burlwood, and the black edging just puts this box over the top in my book.
Here's another bone box — what can I say? They are obviously a favorite when I'm looking for neutral accents. I love the Moroccan vibe of this pattern. Set it on a TV table to house remotes in a chic way.
Wow! This capiz pendant is glorious. I would love to use it as the quiet element in a boisterous room full of color.
Accessories really make an impact when grouped. And the beautiful ivory/khaki tones of this pottery set are so calming to the eye. I would leave them all empty for a sculptural look, and then fill them to the brims with buds for parties.
Just like your home, your table provides an opportunity to mix beautiful items for a look all your own. I love the handles on this simple and pretty set of salad servers. They're not fussy but still totally put together.
This serving dish definitely caught my attention. The shell is so beautiful that I would likely display it on my dining room wall when not in use.
I love the monogram on this bread plate. It's the perfect neutral tabletop accent that can mix in with items you already own.
Bone strikes again — but this time in a bowl. I love setting a bowl atop a big stack of coffee table books.Next: The Case for In-Between Colors