• (adj): Serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose.
    Example: "The buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"
    Synonyms: cosmetic, ornamental

Some articles on decorative:

Coulton Waugh - Maps
... In Provincetown he created decorative maps, including ones of Provincetown (1924), Cape Cod (1926) and Newburgh, New York (1958) ... scale drawings of historic ships, designed fabrics, and made decorative maps and charts.. ... Waugh was considered to have revived, if not originated the art of decorative map making when he exhibited a large map of silk in 1918 at the International Silk ...
Punch (tool) - Decorative
... Punches with a decorative motif have been used to create patterns or images on metals and various other materials, notably leather ...
Charles Codman - Overview
... Codman began as a decorative painter and had no formal training ... was to design and paint five fireboards (decorative panels placed over hearths during the summertime) in the landscape style, for the Portland mansion of shipbuilder James Deering ... He also filled commissions for both portraiture and decorative arts ...
Coshocton County Courthouse - Exterior
... The first floor windows are long rectangles with decorative mouldings and the second floor windows are long arched windows ... The mansard roof rests on a decorative entablature with dormers and white trim ... reaching to the top are two sets of arched windows with decorative recessed bays with the top window being palladian style ...
Uses of Cathedral Glass
... extensively in churches (often for non-pictorial windows) and for decorative glass in domestic and commercial buildings, both leaded and not, often in ... It lets in light while reducing visibility and is an inexpensive, but useful and decorative material ...

Famous quotes containing the word decorative:

    Mildred Pierce: And just what do you do, Mr. Beragon?
    Monte Beragon: I loaf. Oh, in a decorative and highly charming manner.
    Mildred Pierce: Is that all?
    Monte Beragon: With me, loafing is a science.
    Ranald MacDougall (1915–1973)

    A man may lack everything but tact and conviction and still be a forcible speaker; but without these nothing will avail.... Fluency, grace, logical order, and the like, are merely the decorative surface of oratory.
    Charles Horton Cooley (1864–1929)