Accessorizing Your Home Makes all the Difference
Accessories add merry to your interior design; they give a soul to all your décor and create light atmosphere that distinguishes your home from any other place. When done right, accessories tell the homeowners’ style, philosophy, life story, travels and much more. Accessories should be like the icing on a cake; without them, your house will look normal (sometimes like a furniture showroom) but with them, the house will be warmer and better looking.
Though they are a great aspect of your home’s interior, the way you use them makes all the difference. In most cases, homeowners are unsure of what to include and what not to, where to place the accessory and which accessories should match. The trick here is to choose accessories that you will have fun with as by so doing you will have ensured that your family and friends are highly likely going to enjoy your accessories.
It is imperative to note that accessories complement your other décor, they offer the finishing touch of texture, color and shape. To this end, it is advisable to ensure that the base décor is good; the colors are blending, lighting is good and the furniture and furnishings are arranged in a tasteful and stylish way.
The main reason, you accessorize to make your home interior look better. Accessorizing communicates your personality and in the process ups the value of your home. This is especially important when you place your house on listings hoping to sell it; flaunting its interiors will attract buyers that a magnet would iron.
How to Do It Right
When doing the interior décor of your house, ensure you set money aside for accessories. Like doing décor, accessorizing is all about layering; knowing which accessory to position first. First off, you need to avoid distributing individual accessories in your house and instead put them in groups. Choose accessories that share character or texture but with varying heights and place them together. You can place items in a pyramid manner with the tallest on one end and the shortest on the extreme end.
Accessories bring out a great look when mixed with books. Books will warm up your living space. If you do not have books, make a point of acquiring some at a library or yard sale. They are quite affordable.
When arranging accessories, the anchor is the most important. Mostly, this is the tallest item on your group of accessories and which is surrounded by other items. Anchors do not get all attention to themselves but instead, bring order to your accessories. Though arranging objects around the anchor bring order, you need to pay attention to scale; accessories should not be too big or too small for the surface they are out on.
Avoid curio cabinets if you are a collector; they create a distraction by taking all the attention to themselves. Instead, take your collectibles and place them in different parts of your house – where the eyes can feast on them without the need for head turning – in groups of related items. Again, ensure that the group of items matches an accent color to ensure that the whole room is tied together.
When accessorizing your home, the only limit is your imagination. You can use virtually any item that fits in your space as an accessory. People use old magazines, doll clothing and vintage magazines and still manage to bring a great look.