Decorating with Crystal Accents

It’s no secret that I love and appreciate a bit of bling in my home.  I like to include a bit of sparkle here and there to add a bit of elegance and a touch of femininity.  In my opinion, crystal is timeless, classic, and never goes out of style.

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I used to think that crystal was only for chandeliers and only for very formal or fancy rooms.  Not true!  You can add a bit of sparkle to any room, even casual ones.  The current trend for crystal seems to be 1) use it use sparingly and 2) mix it with more casual elements to create a bit of contrast. {Note that for purposes of this post, I’m using the term “crystal” in a general manner, referring to actual crystal, cut glass, or even acrylic, so long as it resembles crystal.}

Chandeliers are of course the first thing that probably comes to mind when you think about using crystal in your decor and admittedly, they are beautiful!

{via House and Home Magazine}

{via House and Home Magazine}

 

But small touches of crystal can be equally beautiful, like cabinets with delicate crystal knobs.

 

Or doors with crystal handles!

 

Crystal also looks beautiful used on lamps, button tufted upholstery, and even curtains!  {I love the idea of using crystal on the curtains.  You could even add the accent buttons directly onto the existing pleat!}

 

Inexpensive crystal garland can also be used to dress up areas of your home, like the crystal I added to my chandelier {post here} or the garland draped on the mirror below.

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In my own home, in addition to the chandelier in the dining room, I’ve also added touches of crystal throughout my bedroom on door knobs, drawer pulls and even as a bookmark.

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How do you add a bit of sparkle to your home?

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10 comments on Decorating with Crystal Accents

  1. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    April 7, 2014 at 10:25 AM (4 years ago)

    Love all of your crystals. I think I need to add some more to my house. I hope you will link up to Inspire Me this afternoon. Party goes live at 3 PM. See you there. Hugs, Marty

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      April 9, 2014 at 9:37 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you for hosting a great party {and for the advice}! :) Kim

      Reply
  2. Mary Alice Patterson
    April 7, 2014 at 11:17 AM (4 years ago)

    I love a little or lots of bling around the house! Especially crystal chandeliers.
    Mary Alice

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      April 9, 2014 at 9:37 AM (4 years ago)

      Chandeliers are my favorite, too!

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  3. Christine
    April 7, 2014 at 4:20 PM (4 years ago)

    Sweet! Love the crystal touches…especially on a chandelier!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      April 9, 2014 at 9:37 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Christine!

      Reply
  4. Mary
    April 8, 2014 at 12:02 AM (4 years ago)

    I have natural crystals of all different sizes laying on the windowsill in the kitchen. Enjoy the sparkle and rainbows daily. Would love a crystal chandelier like the one in the bedroom picture. Just don’t know how to hang it and not get shocked!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      April 9, 2014 at 9:39 AM (4 years ago)

      Little rainbows in the kitchen sounds beautiful! If you’re not ready to install a new light fixture, you can always add crystals to your existing one!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      April 9, 2014 at 9:39 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Shirley!

      Reply

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