Editor’s Picks: 10 accessories For A happier home

senior editor Sally Armstrong shares her favorite cheerful home accessories. 

Whether its bright colors, an unusual shape or a quirky detail, lighthearted design never fails to bring a smile to my face. here are some sweet picks in stores now that are sure to bring a little delight into your home (and who couldn’t use much more of that?).

I can’t resist a pom-pom, especially one in a bright, juicy color. Pehr’s cotton-canvas Pom Pom bin will bring a dash of whimsy to neutral rooms, and creates the ideal spot to stash toys, throws and clutter.

Source: Pehr Designs

Products: Pom Pom bin, $44

This distinct decorative bowl is crafted out of recycled magazines by female artisans in Swaziland, Africa. Its zig zag pattern and sunny yellow and electric blue hues will instantly brighten up a tabletop, and knowing you’re supporting the work of these women — and their families — will certainly brighten your day.

Source: far & broad Collective

Products: Yellow Zig Zag bowl by Quazi Design, $40

Keep your counters and workspaces tidy with this petite brush from Brook farm general Store. Its oiled beechwood deal with is carved into a fun hedgehog shape, so you’ll be tempted to leave it out on display.

Source: Brook farm general Store

Products: Hedgehog table brush, $26US

These removable vinyl wall stickers from Ferm Living go up in minutes, and lend white walls a lively, youthful look. I particularly love the bright pink colorway.

Source: Ferm Living

Products: small Dots wallsticker, $18 EUR

Metallic touches have a way of making everyday items feel extra special. each time you set your glass on one of these ornate, screen-printed coasters from John Robshaw you’ll see a fantastic flash of gold.

Source: John Robshaw

Products: Gold printed coasters, $50US/set of four

Thanks to its quirky rounded base, the balance Box from Umbra playfully tilts from side to side whenever you add or remove pieces of jewelry, paper clips or other small items.

Source: Umbra

Products: The balance Box by Philippe Malouin, $60

Eye-catching tea towels are a quick, inexpensive and low-commitment way to bring cheerful pattern and color into your kitchen. This dynamic cotton tea towel from Brika is one of my current favorites.

Source: Brika

Products: Purple + Pink tea towel by A sensible Habit, $22

This gold-leafed lamp from Anthropologie is a really funny and eccentric piece. I like how its easy white shade tempers the look a bit.

Source: Anthropologie

Products: Gilded Hare lamp ensemble, $398

The unusual shape of this steel shelf is based on the sound wave generated by the word “bliss.” Nifty dips and rises create distinct spots to set your favorite books.

Source: A + R Store

Products: Storylines shelf in White by Frederik Roijé, $340With its tiny beechwood lighthouse, islands and finishing boat, this beautiful Norwegian-made toy set evokes memories of a range of coastal settings. I can’t help but smile when I admire its simple, childlike design.

Discover much more fun shopping finds, plus visit our Playful design & decorating Guide for interior inspiration.

Source: Kauffman Mercantile

Products: Norwegian Archipelago set, $129US

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