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Creating a Comprehensive Interior Decor Items List

Creating a Comprehensive Interior Decor Items List

Creating a Comprehensive Interior Decor Items List: A Guide from John Amabile Design

At John Amabile Design, we understand the importance of creating spaces that are not only beautiful but also functional and personalised. Whether you're designing a single room or an entire house, having a well-thought-out interior decor items list can make the process smoother and more enjoyable.

In this blog post, we'll share our go-to decor items, how we source and supply them, and tips on making your own list to transform your living spaces.


Flooring sets the foundation for any room. We offer a variety of options including hardwood, LVT, carpet, and tiles. Each type of flooring brings a different feel to a room; for example, hardwood and carpet exude warmth and elegance, while tiles and LVT offer durability and ease of maintenance.


From paint to wallpaper, wallcoverings are crucial in setting the tone of a room. We provide a range of textures, patterns, and colors to suit any style. Accent walls can add depth and interest, while subtle wallpapers can create a calming backdrop.


Window Dressings

Curtains, voiles, blinds, and pelmets are essential for controlling light and adding a layer of softness. They can dramatically change the ambiance of a room, providing privacy and insulation while contributing to the overall aesthetic.


Furniture forms the backbone of any interior space, offering both functionality and style. We carefully select and supply a range of pieces to suit different rooms and purposes. Key considerations include comfort, durability, and how well each piece complements the overall design.



Cushions and Throws

Cushions and throws are perfect for adding comfort and a pop of colour. They can be easily changed with the seasons or your mood, making them a versatile decor element.


Rugs define spaces and add warmth underfoot. Whether you're looking for a statement piece or a subtle addition, our selection includes various sizes, patterns, and textures to complement any room.

IMG_9664.jpgMirrors and Art

Mirrors can make a room feel larger and brighter, while art adds personality and focal points. We source and supply mirrors and artworks that reflect your taste and enhance the decor.


Lighting is crucial for creating the right mood. We specialise in a variety of lighting options including ceiling lights, wall lights, floor lamps, and table lamps. We particularly love occasional lighting, which allows for a cosy atmosphere without the need for overhead lights (or, putting "the big light" on).


Accessories like ornaments, planters, vases, keepsakes, and trinket dishes bring character and charm to a space. They are the finishing touches that make a room feel complete and personalised. 


Room-Specific Decor Items

Living Room

  • Curtains/Voiles/Blinds/Pelmets: Choose materials and colours that complement your furniture and walls.
  • Matching & Coordinating Cushions: Create a cohesive look by coordinating cushions with your curtain or blind fabrics. 
  • Rug: Define your seating area and add warmth.
  • Sofa/s and Chair/s: Invest in comfortable, stylish seating.
  • Coffee Table and Side Tables: Practical and decorative surfaces for drinks, books, and accessories.
  • Ceiling Light, Floor Lamp/s, and Table Lamp/s: Layer lighting for different moods.
  • Artwork: Add visual interest and personality.
  • Accessories: Planters, vases, and other decorative items.
  • Media Unit/Sideboard/shelves: Functional storage and display space. 

Dining Room

  • Dining Table and Chairs Set: The centrepiece of your dining area.
  • Sideboard/shelves: Functional storage and display space.
  • Ceiling Light: Focused lighting for dining.
  • Artwork: Enhance the dining experience with art.
  • Mirror: Reflect light and create a sense of space.
  • Sets of Vases and Decorative Bowls: Stylish centrepieces and decor.


  • Curtains/Voiles/Blinds/Pelmets: Ensure privacy and add softness as well as personality, you can go as bold as you like on your fabrics or keep it plain and neutral.
  • Matching & Coordinating Cushions and Bed End Throws: Add layers of texture, comfort and style.
  • Bed End Bench: Functional and decorative.
  • Headboard & Bed Frame/Divan Base: Choose a style that suits your decor and need, for example, do you need extra storage?
  • Bedside Tables: Essential for storage and convenience.
  • Ceiling Light and Bedside Lamps: Create a relaxing ambiance.
  • Mirror: Practical and decorative.
  • Artwork/Photographs: Personalize your space.
  • Dressing Table and Chair: Functional and elegant.
  • Accessories: Vases, trinket dishes, jewellery holders, and keepsakes for a personal touch.

Making Your Own Decor List

When designing your space, start with a clear vision of what you want to achieve. Consider the function of each room, your style preferences, and the atmosphere you want to create. Make a list of essential items and prioritise them based on your budget and needs. Don’t forget to add personal touches to make the space truly yours.

At John Amabile Design, we’re here to help you every step of the way. From sourcing high-quality decor items to providing expert advice on design, we’re committed to creating spaces that you’ll love to live in.

Contact us today to start your design journey!