The word knick-knack might bring up memories of grandma’s house, full of figurines and candy dishes and other old-lady tchotchkes, but decorative accessories are what make your home stand out. The right knick-knacks can both add character and show off your own personality. Just keep them classy and stylish like these five fab finds.
These ain’t your grandma’s tchotchkes (they’re better)
Wooden LanternThe silver hardware contrasts nicely with the wood and rope on this modern-looking lantern. Put a pillar candle inside or slip in a skinny bud vase and let a big single bloom peek out over the top for a stylish twist. Threshold™ 13" Nautical Wooden Lantern (Natural), $24.99, available at Target stores across Canada.Image: Target
Gilded BowlThis gorgeous gold and brown bowl looks luxe. Use it as the fanciest-looking fruit bowl or just place it on top of your favourite coffee table books for a pretty vignette. Ikea Angenam bowl, $19.99, ikea.ca.Image: ikea.ca
Silver fox doorstopWest Elm's Franklin the Fox looks just as good guarding your door as he does holding up your books. West Elm Franklin the Fox Doorstop, $55.68, westelm.comImage: Target
Leather LeafThis charming, modern bowl makes your junky knick-knacks look better. Throw your phone and loose change into this leather leaf and your clutter instantly becomes cool. Crate and Barrel Leather Leaf Tray, $20.38, crateandbarrel.com.Image: crateandbarrel.com
Owl VaseThis vase looks good empty or full of flowers. It should impress both home decor enthusiasts and fashionistas. Kate Spade New York Woodland Park Owl Tall Vase, $67, thebay.com.Image: thebay.com