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Looking to add some decor to your home to enhance your entertaining and grab the attention of your guests? Adding conversation pieces into your decor will not only add to its decoration but will give you a subject in the room to talk about to help to up your entertainment game. Read on and consider these five conversation pieces to add to your decor!
Are you a worldly traveler? Do you enjoy exploring different areas of your state or even town? Whether you are traveling to different countries, out of state, or to different towns in your area, pick up a unique item at a gift store or local shop to add to your home that will help to start a conversation with guests. Consider choosing an item that the location of your travels is known for and do a little research on it! This piece will be sure you grab the attention of your visitors and you will be able to tell them the back story about it. If there aren’t any items that grab even your attention on your travels, purchase a piece of artwork that shows the landscape of the place you have visited and display it to remember this trip.
A family portrait is a great conversation piece especially when you have guests in your home that are not familiar with your family. This portrait can be you, your immediate family, and even pets! A similar option is to display a family portrait of your extended family members such as grandparents or members that are even further up the family tree. Give your guests a little family history as they notice, question, and conversate about this particular piece of decor! If you choose to display a family portrait of your immediate family, having yourselves photographed can even be a fun activity for everyone to enjoy.
Wall clocks can tell fantastic stories and often have great, handcrafted detail that will gain attention when displayed as a piece of decor in your home. Styles of clocks can range from Cuckoo Clocks to Railroad House Clocks, which gives you many options to choose from that may fit your own style and the style of your decor. Choose a clock that will stand out and that guests will comment on, question, and will be intrigued by for an excellent conversation starter.
Most people have blankets throughout their house serving as comfort pieces while also adding to their decor. Most people also have a ton of t-shirts of their own or even from relatives that may not be worn in their weekly or even monthly rotation. It has become more and more popular to create t-shirt quilts or have them created as a memory blanket of sorts. These are fantastic conversation pieces to remember special times in your past by each t-shirt and memories of family members and friends which can be discussed with guests. T-shirt quilts can be easily ordered online if you aren’t the crafty type or can be a fun project to complete with kids, other family, or even friends. Use this t-shirt quilt as both a functional item in your home and a conversation piece for your home’s decor.
Sand art is a great focal point and conversation piece to add to your decor. The best thing about sand art is that it can be produced and made in many different forms, styles, and colors that can actually match the decor you already have in your home. Sand art is eye-catching and can range from sand places in a unique bottle or vase to a piece of art that can hang on any wall or be placed on display in a stand. Mesmerize your guests and start a conversation with a piece of sand art!
Consider adding one, a few, or even all five of these conversation pieces to your decor to have an item or items that will result in a fun discussion with your guests. Momentos from traveling, a t-shirt quilt, and family portraits can trigger a chat that will give visitors even more of an insight into your life. Sand art and clocks will also enhance your decor and will grab the attention of those coming to your home!