Make Your Home Yours

So you’ve just moved into your first “real” place. Maybe you’re finally a home owner, or maybe you’re just renting. Regardless, your new place needs a spruce, but you’re on a budget! What to do?

Don’t spend time and money painting and carpeting when you can accessorize your new home with details to make it feel like your own. And the best part is that you can bring these items with you when you upgrade from your starter home. These pieces are an investment for the feathering of your nest, now and in the future.

Ten Thousand Villages brings you contemporary styles with a global twist. Spice up your setting with enchanting pieces from faraway places. Sink into sophistication with home accents from distant lands.

Here are some tips and tricks to make your home feel homey:

Handmade Glass Bowls - Fair Trade Home DecorContrast Warm Colors Against Cool

Amber Glow Meets Forest Drift

To prevent things from looking too “matchy matchy,” mix up the warm and the cool tones. The Amber Glow Bowl is warm and welcoming, with hand-blown imperfections to give the piece unique character. This bowl holds just the right charm for making a space feel unique. Pair it against the steel blue tones of the Forest Drift Tablecloth for a contrast that will pop.

Handmade TableClothes - Fair Trade Home DecorContrast Smooth Textures Against Rugged Ones

Burlap against Blockprint

Another great way to make your home feel homey is to pair rough textures with smooth ones. The Woven Woodlands Table Runner incorporates two-tone earthy hues hand-woven for a rustic feel.  Pair this with the Forest Drift Tablecloth for a complete look of both splendid sophistication and a natural nest.

Incorporate a Variety of Materials

Recycled or Renewable

Handmade Candleholders - Fair Trade Home DecorChoosing a few statement pieces created with unique materials and processes will make your décor feel truly yours. Plus, it’s a great conversation starter for when you finally throw that housewarming get-together.

The Linked Rings Candleholder is assembled by welding recycled washers.

Handmade Vases - Fair Trade Home DecorThe Frosted Ground Bud Vase is handmade by artisans in Indonesia from the clay of a local riverbank. Glazed with a mottled finish, this vase brings subtle texture and color to the table.

Handmade Baskets - Fair Trade Home DecorThe Blossoming Bloom Basket from Uganda is woven from natural grasses and fibers that grow all around the artisan’s village. These raffia grasses are harvested, dried, dyed, and woven entirely by the women of Uganda Crafts 2000.

 

 

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