These days I’m feeling a great respect for essential workers. Decorative Things is far from “essential” in the ways we think of as essential these days. But how we live is essential to all of us. We all have our niche in life and we hope the pastiche of the home decor we have assembled feels essential in some way to your comfort.
Whether you start with an empty home, or simply want to update the one you’ve lived in for years, there are always things you need for room decoration. We believe in making those ordinary, aka essential, things decorative. The goal of our business has always been to help you turn the ordinary things you need for your home into decorative things. We will never offer you an ordinary home decor item that does not have a decorative twist. You won’t find white cloth napkins here. But you will find them in block prints, chintzes, Marimekko prints, toile de jouy, seersucker stripes, and much more. We strive to turn ordinary things for the home, like napkins, into decorative things.
Unlike tattoos, the ordinary things we make decorative, like our placemats, paper hand towels, throw pillows, room valences, shower curtains and more, are not permanent, they are decorative home decor you can use to bring a touch of joy to your table decor, bathroom decor, kitchen decor….or wherever you use them. And if you make a “mistake,” or change your mind, it’s easily fixed. All of the decorating and entertaining greats that we admire will tell you that there is no right or wrong in room decoration We believe that is essential to remember. We hope you enjoy our offerings of what we consider to be “essential home décor” and keep that in mind.