How do you achieve that professional level of design that makes personal space noticeable? When you consider professionally decorated rooms, a major part of their charm is the way they are accessorised. By learning how to do that, anyone can shape their home so as to feel cosy and just the way they always wanted it to be.
Well, we can help you make your home that much more pleasant to live in with some designer-tier but easy-to-implement tips on accessorising.
The first problem is usually the priority that other tasks have in your budget. While there are more urgent details like painting, flooring, and filling your bare rooms with furniture, you should still have accessories on your mind and plan accordingly.
Your home is nearly done — all the essentials are in their place, and you can start living in your functional space. But now is the perfect moment to see if you can improve it with some small but space-changing final touches.
You should ask yourself if you could add something that’s always needed, for example, a key holder next to your front door, a decorative mirror in your bedroom, or an extra shelf in the shower for all the hair products.
Accessories are essential for turning that empty space into your living space. So, choosing the right ones can make all the difference between too much and perfect.
Finding a Theme
Depending on the style you want to emulate, there are many little tricks you can use to get there. Shapes and textures, colours, and positions are all in the service of your home’s desired look.
If you want a modern and expensive look, try metallic and chrome materials. On the other hand, if you’re into elegant and sophisticated interiors, then go for earthy colours and keep it simple.
Another great way to organise your accessories is by finding a theme. Maybe add a bit of that 1970’s look or a Moroccan hint of exotic to help the room come together.
Too much of the same thing often tires the eye. Therefore, we need to group objects so that they don’t get too repetitive.
Diversity should allow the space to become more interesting and that much livelier. With a bit of rearranging, this is quite easy to accomplish. Avoiding even numbers and diversifying sizes and positions of cushions, books, and decorations is a good strategy.
Layers Upon Layers
A basic homey look is great, but what’s even better is adding a layer of elegance. While cushions and other furnishing make your time spent on a sofa extra comfy, at the same time, they add to the overall look of the space. Nothing says warm and cosy like a well-placed throw pillow lying on a wide, tasselled bed cover.
New elements also mean new opportunities to play around. Experiment with colours and furniture arrangement in your home. What better way to express your inner designer than by combining your rugs and furniture with some colourful cushions into an organic whole?
Beauty by Touch
Have you ever sat in a room that just feels nice to be in? Seeing a beautiful room is always pleasing, but feeling a well-made piece of furnishing against your skin adds a whole new aspect to it. Different fabrics can give your home a sense of intimacy and spaciousness even before touching them.
You should try out different types of textiles and materials. Picture that inviting look only a lived-in room can have. After you achieve that, lie down on your couch with your eyes closed and let the textures of your furnishings make you feel at home.
The Seasonal Rotation
Every once in a while, even a perfect room calls for a change. One of the major perks of accessorising your living space is that you can do it as often as you like, without the financial pressure of a big do-over. In fact, you can even do it seasonally.
Those brown and red colour schemes that fit fall so nicely can make way for warm and cosy blankets. Similarly, with the spring come the colourful vases that bring a flowery fragrance into your transformed home.