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Accessories For Your Furniture?

The New York Times recently reported on the trend to "accessorize" furniture with items such as giant charm bracelets. According to the article,

The idea that furniture should wear jewelry may strike some people as, well, nuts. But the notion behind it — that the kind of personal style associated with fashion can and should be expressed through home accessorizing, in ways that go far beyond throw pillows — has become a guiding principle of the furnishings industry.

Funny—I was under the assumption that the artwork we choose, the family photos we display, and the furniture and wall colors we decide upon, showcased our personalities. And as much as I may love interior design, its main purpose has always been, in my humble opinion, to make residents and guests happy, healthy, and comfortable.

What do you think? Any interest in this home accessories trend? Or do you think it's ridiculous, too?


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Rachel419 Rachel419 9 years
I think this is kind of a weird idea for furniture... but that charm bracelet would be really cute on my wrist!
MamaD MamaD 9 years
I always thought we were the furnitures' accessories!!!!!
runnergeek runnergeek 9 years
word aSLAMMINhottie. that made me laugh! too funny:)
AnnieQ AnnieQ 9 years
Wow. This just seems like a huge waste of money. But it was a smart way for designers to literally get every last dollar they can from people. I am glad that the money from this will line their pockets* *sarcasm
starrynite45 starrynite45 9 years
looks cool...but seems it might not be comfortable as it should anyway i love that accessories in this pic!
katherynn katherynn 9 years
eek.. that charm bracelet is all wrong for the minimalistic nature of the chair! eek! I've seen people using tassles in creative ways, but I dont think i'd do the whole charm bracelet thing. How heavy is that, I wonder?
stellarcourtney stellarcourtney 9 years
ew, ew. this is beyond heinous. i already have enouugh of a problem with those little covers that go on the arms of the couch falling off, and to deal with a large, gaudy piece of bling as well would be to much to handle.
kikkoman kikkoman 9 years
I don't like this at all. Less is more people!
jeunesse jeunesse 9 years
Ahhh, No.
hboogie hboogie 9 years
I feel like this is something Paris Hilton or Mariah Carey might go for. Tawdry and tacky.
emalove emalove 9 years
I think it's silly-looking.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
No No No!!! Tacky central...
aSLAMMINhottie aSLAMMINhottie 9 years
I No no no. Besides the tacky factor (amen, ash) and comfort factor (steen, I feel ya), I've gotta go with a big ole "What's the point?!" We wear jewelry to express ourselves, and no offense to my futon, but ours is a very one sided relationship, and I don't really think it has all that much else to express.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Ew no. it looks super tacky...
chancleta chancleta 9 years
eek the minimalist in me is shreeking
steen steen 9 years
I think, above all else, furniture should be livable. If I want to stretch out on the couch or have guests over, I don't want to have to move a gigantic charm bracelet or some such thing out of the way every time. Plus? As was mentioned, your decor is supposed to reflect your personality. This is just way too much.
katedavis katedavis 9 years
No no no no no. All wrong. On so many levels. Look at the clean lines of the chair. Why mess with that?
notoriuskitty notoriuskitty 9 years
o wow. i don't think my furniture needs to be accessorized. although this would be cool if you were having company. it would be a fun convo starter
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