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High Style on a Small Budget with Accent Furniture

When it’s time for a decorating update, there’s no shortage of places to go for inspiration. From Pinterest and Houzz to design blogs, you probably have plenty of ideas for interesting ways to refresh a room. Sticking to a budget complicates those ideas for many of us, especially when it comes to home furnishings. That’s why starting your redesign with accent furniture is a simple hack you’ll love! These statement-making pieces bring plenty of appeal without a hefty price tag, so you can achieve your dream décor without going over budget with a little help from Twin Star Home™. Here, we’ll share a few simple ways to score big style on a small budget with accent furniture.

Look for Accent Furniture with Timeless Appeal

Everyone knows that trends come and go – and even when we can’t imagine growing tired of them, styles become dated* right before our eyes. This is even more important when you’re working with a budget, as you don’t want to invest in a high-priced item that will leave you cold in a year or two. To make the most of your investment in accent furniture, look for pieces that meet two key benchmarks. First, focus on timeless elements and perennial style. These pieces are likely to please you year after year, long after rose gold, bohemian accents and velvet are no longer in style. Second, consider accent furniture that creates a coherent look within a room. Doing so can set the theme for a space and deliver a more polished appearance.

If you love a glamorous look, the gleam of mirrors will seldom disappoint. Consider outfitting your living room with a mirrored coastal glam TV stand with electric fireplace and matching bookcase for a pulled together aesthetic that expresses elegance at a glance. Both items feature high-glam mirrored doors to draw attention with reflective beauty. There’s more to these accent furnishings than just good looks, however, as each offers concealed storage for A/V gear, remotes, books, movies and anything else you might need to organize in the living room. As a bonus, the soft gray finish will mix and remix easily as you update the surrounding décor. Thanks to the statement-making looks of these pieces, a selection of simple decorative accents are all that’s needed to really set off the room and make it complete.

Can two pieces of accent furniture, like a TV stand with electric fireplace and an accent cabinet, give my room a coordinated look?
Adding matching pieces like a TV stand with an electric fireplace and accent cabinet, can be a simple way to give any room a cohesive look.

Create an Elegant Bar

Picture this: you’ve invited friends over for an evening of drinks and conversation. Soft music plays, ambient lighting sets the mood and your guests gather around a swanky bar cabinet to pour out favorite vintages or mix up cocktails. A bar cabinet instantly adds sophistication to all your gatherings, as well as casual nights at home with a loved one. Best of all? With the right accent furniture, it’s possible to create the bar of your dreams on a realistic budget – you’ll even have enough left over for new bar tools!

The stunning bar cabinet seen below fits the bill perfectly with its striking navy finish, as well as gold hardware that’s on-trend today, yet classic enough to stand the test of time. In fact, this is one of the top reasons accent furniture is so attractive to the budget decorator, as it’s an easy way to incorporate trendy elements and enduring style without spending more than you wish to. And thanks to this bar cabinet’s thoughtful design, there’s no need to invest in a wine rack or storage for glasses. Everything you need is found just behind the doors, including a drawer for accessories and open storage space for spirits, mixers and more. Best of all, the tempered-glass top creates an added touch of style and makes cleanup easy with a water-resistant design.

Is a bar cabinet the kind of accent furniture that will make my home look better?
A striking piece like this bar cabinet is both on-trend and timeless and adds a dash of style without requiring a full redo of your room.

Update on a Budget

There really is no limit to the ways you can reinvent a space with accent furniture, especially when you start to explore all the versatile options available. Even if your budget makes you think updating a space might be impossible, there’s a good chance you can find pieces that allow you to create a new look and turn outdated areas into rooms you love.

For example, you can bring visual interest to a hallway, foyer or open wall with a console table. Choose a style that fits your overall design aesthetic, like a planked top console table for country charm. To style the table, look to items you already own, including books, framed photos, candles and more.

Shannon Ggem, an award-winning interior designer from Los Angeles, has another great tip for decorating on a budget – nature! “When you’re working on a budget, you should shop in your yard. Because sticks look great in a vase, you guys! You can cut branches off your trees, you can cut flowers, obviously, or you can get a beautiful rock.”

Another bonus is that a console table can also help define boundaries in an open space when placed behind a sofa or used as a divider.

Is a console table accent furniture that I need?
A console table styled with items that reflect the real you is a great way to upgrade using accent furniture without breaking the bank.

More Ways Accent Furniture Can Help You Save

Accent furniture is also a good way to try out a trend without going all-in. That way, when a new trend catches your eye, you can restyle with ease rather than replacing all your furniture at the same time. For example, if you want to try bringing an industrial edge to your décor, a coffee table with a metal pipe frame is a good way to try this style without making a lifetime commitment.

And you should look for accent furniture that multitasks. A hardworking coffee table with drawers maximizes your investment with plenty of storage inside, plus space for bins, decorative items or blankets beneath its stylish top.

Learn More About Accent Furniture for Any Budget

Accent furniture isn’t just beautiful. It’s also highly functional, helping you create memorable rooms and get the most out of your budget. To explore accent furniture for every room in your home, visit Twin Star Home™ online. Our large selection of high-quality home furnishings helps ensure you can achieve the style you want with value you’ll appreciate for years to come. Contact us today to learn more.

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