One of my favorite accessories to use in my home have been decorative beads. They immediately add a layer of interest giving a room that collected global look we all love. In my home you can find recycled glass, wood, bone, and of course DIY decorative beads. Beads are one of those accessories that work with any decor style, and they won’t break the bank. If you have yet to try the look, I urge you to give them a shot! Here are some ideas on how to use decorative beads in your home.
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Around a Vase
My absolute favorite way to use beads are by simply placing them around the neck of a vase. These bone beads are have a special place in my heart. I like combining a larger bead strand with a smaller one. They look beautiful everywhere and because of that I’m constantly moving them all over the house.
My daughter has some pale blue green recycled glass beads that we paired with a beaded necklace of the same color in her room.
The first beads I used in our home were these wooden ones below that I made using craft store beads and twine. So easy and you can create any length you want.
On a Lamp
In our master bedroom I added some recycled glass beads to a lamp on my husband’s bedside table. It helped add some interest and color to that part of the room without having to add more items to the top of the table.
I have these beautiful extra large beads from Sugarboo (they also come in a heart option) that I won through a giveaway a few years back. The large size makes a big statement when layered over books or flat out on its own.
These smaller wooden beads in my daughter’s room were a DIY. Craft store beads were strung together and I made a tassel using embroidery floss. It was intended to be a decor piece, but it’s actually super cute as a necklace as well!
In a Dish
You can also lay some smaller beads out in a pretty dish, bowl, or tray.
Get the Look
See how versatile they are? I’ve included some beads that are the same or similar to the ones I currently have. But, there are so many more styles and colors out there as well! You can definitely fall down a rabbit hole looking for beads.
Which are your favorite? I’m thinking five and eight need to be added to my collection.