When redesigning any space, no matter how large or small, there is one element that should never ever be overlooked, accessories.
The Importance of Accessories & The Do’s & Don’ts
Without accessories, your spaces, no matter how beautifully decorated or furnished, will be left looking and feeling incredibly unloved. Think of accessories as the icing on a cake, offering visual interest, and detail. If you source your accessories during the design process, your room/s will look complete.
The Importance of Accessories
They are a powerful tool and here’s why.
- They make your spaces come alive as they add texture, colour, pattern and form.
- Accessories aren’t just eye candy – objects can be functional in their form such as vases, books, and bowls.
- Accessories pull your design scheme together.
- Always budget for accessories when pulling together a design scheme. They should never be an after thought. If you budget from the outset, you will ensure that you won’t end up spending all your hard earnt cash on furniture and decorating leaving a bland boring space.
- Tell Your Own Story – Go through what you already own, and see what works with your new scheme. Adding memorabilia such as family heirlooms, photographs, and your interests shows who you are as a person. Having things you love around you will ensure you’ll enjoy your homes more. These personal touches are often great conversational points when you have visitors too.
- Choose accessories that not only reflect your spaces but also your style and taste. By doing so, you’ll be making your home unique and individual to you.
Mix It Up
Bring Your Room Alive – Add Texture
Group Small Accessories For Greater Impact
Mix Scale & Form
Think Outside The Box
Enhance The Architecture
Complement Your Decor
Add The Element of Surprise
- Spreading accessories out within a space waters down their visual impact and become less significant.
- Try not to clutter your spaces with meaningless objects. If you feel no love or use for an object get rid. It will only make you unhappy in the long run.
- Don’t choose accessories too samey/unified otherwise, you end up with a contrived look that is unnatural. Mix it up and you’ll create more interest.
- Try not to overwhelm small spaces with large objects/accessories otherwise, you will find your room will feel and look cramped.
That’s all from me this week.
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