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Five Easy Decoration Tips Using Accessories

Have you ever sat down and considered the kind of impact that small decorative accessories have in a room? Designers are aware of what simple rugs, throw pillows, art, lighting and other embellishment items can do in terms of adorning a space or room, and definitely they know how to wisely take advantage of this.

On the flipside, and quite unfortunately, small decor and accessories are also capable of breaking a space because by being inexpensive, you have so many such that they may overtake your home. Check out our five tips below:

1. Go for Quality, Not Quantity

Do not fill your home, and life, with small mass-produced room accessories just because you can afford to collect a bunch of them from the home goods store in your locale. Sometimes, less is more. A single unique and specially-selected piece of accessory may actually be a better adornment of your space than a bunch of tiny randomly-picked knickknacks.

2. Choose the Right Proportions

You do not want to choose a postage-stamp rug as an accessory for your coliseum-sized room. Nor do you want to cram some oversized piece of art into a very small and undersized space. What we are saying is that you should take time to know what is best fitted for your room or space before going for accessories.

3. Textures & Colors

Although neutral colors and textures may seem like the best look for large furnishings or permanent fixtures, using some patches of small decorations along them may be a good idea. This improves the variations in coloring and texturing, as well as enhancing contrast and visual interest in your space according to a changing style, season or mood.

4. Asymmetrical Arrangements

This is something else you should consider when decorating your room or other space. For instance, many people decorate mantles with a centrally-located mirror or piece of art, then flank it by a candle or flower vase on either side. But your arrangement does not have to be symmetrical all the time. Go for balance and random beauty instead.

5. Layering of Accessories

Imagine your accessories were cake decorations. Sparingly place the large ones first, then fill in and add some balance with medium-sized and small accessories. Many small items organized together can give the impression of a large accessory. And remember to leave some space for breathing.

Some Ideas for Home Accessories

The following is a compilation of some home decor accessories and items that you can pick from. Combine various colors, textures, layers, as well as varying heights, widths and styles. Add some contrast by also mixing vintage items with new ones. Note - if you really do not love something, just leave it on the store shelf.

  • Lighting such as floor, table & pendant lamps
  • Baskets and bins
  • Books and magazines
  • Vases and other glassware
  • Candles and candleholders
  • Natural elements like flowers, twigs, pinecones and seashells
  • Mirrors, pieces of art and photos
  • Rugs and doormats
  • Pillows, cushions and throws
  • Themed or specialty collections
  • Birdcages and other hanging décor

 

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