Accessories have the singular advantage of putting finishing touches to your home décor. They pull the room together and bring out the harmony in your choice of colour, style or theme when you add them to your furniture, walls, gadgets, ceilings, and other things or spaces in the room.
Things you can use to accessorize your room include, family portraits, pictures, art works, pillows, candles, lamps, electrical fittings, flowers, rugs, statues, vases among others. Family photos for example can give your home a warm and welcome feeling to both you and your visitors.
Joan Isiaku an Interior Decoration expert says, “adding accessories to your décor transforms it from a house to a home. The rooms in your house will only look good and inviting after you have accessorize them. Without accessories the rooms particularly the sitting or living room looks dull and empty. For maximum effect, ensure you use only accessories you like. The colours of the accessories should also match or contrast with the furniture or other things in the room.”
Janece Bass, another home décor expert advises:“Use the same two or three colors throughout the room: one main color, a secondary color and a third bold color to be used sparingly .Avoid over-doing it. If your eyes don’t catch everything when you first sweep the room, there may be too much for the eyes to focus on. Try removing a few items. If you have too many items you want to display, try rotating them so there’s always something “new” to look at but the room isn’t over-saturated.”
She gave the following additional tips on using accessories in your home décor.
– Liven up the room with plants or floral bouquets. Choose artificial plants or flowers if you don’t have a green thumb or don’t want to worry about the upkeep. Use them to introduce color and “life” into the room.
– Hang art, pictures or mirrors on the walls. Pick pieces that contain colors, items or similar content as the room they’ll hang in.
– Use floor lamps or table lamps to light up dark corners of the room. Choose lamps that complement the decor. For example, use antique lamps with hand-painted floral designs for a Victorian living room or bedroom.
– Display a collection of knickknacks, pictures, statues, vases or other treasured items. Create a group of similar items that are different heights, widths or textures so they go together while creating balance and interest. For example, if you have a collection of various snow globes or small keepsakes from a vacation, display them together. Each item should be clearly visible within the grouping, or you have too many items.
– Include texture in your accessories. Accomplish this with a rug in a neutral color for a modern room, or a rug with an interesting design in a plain room. Spruce up your chairs, sofa or bed with throw pillows of different sizes and colors. Place a bold throw on a single piece of furniture that’s easy to grab when it’s cold and makes the room feel inviting and comfortable. Tie in any bold colors or patterns, or use soft, muted hues in your curtains as the final touch.
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