What is your favorite part of decorating? I sure know what mine is! I like coordinating colors and textures, carefully choosing furniture, finding art for walls… but I love love love accessorizing decor. I am wild about creating vignettes, picking out accent decorations, hunting for that one perfect statement piece that will bring my personality into a room! I am the self appointed Embellishment Queen. I love to make things pretty! I bet you like that too, so here are 5 ways to beautifully accessorize a room.
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My number one rule is… DO NOT accessorize a room with too many little things. A few or even several are okay, especially if they are grouped together. They can add detail to a vignette or a stack of books or a basket, but too many little decorations scattered about can end up looking like clutter.
A trio of smaller items can look quite charming together on a little table or a stool or tucked into a corner. Just don’t over do the amount of small grouping of small things in one room!
The bigger the piece of furniture the bigger the accessories should be!
I love accessorizing with bigger pieces. A large urn, huge lantern, weather vane or a couple of topiaries! When adding those finishing elements to a room we still want the room to shine and the trimming we add to it to work with the rest of the room. Think BIG when accessorizing!
Make a statement! Accessorizing your home is all about letting YOUR personality shine through in your decor! Use what you love! I think I like embellishing and accessorizing so much because I can build a layer of decor that is personal and creatively mine!
A friend came to my home not long ago and asked why my home always seems so inviting? Thank goodness she came on a day when almost everything was in order!!!!!! She went on to say that she could see so much of me in my decor. Wow, I thrilled! It’s that layer of embellishing and accessorizing that works magic and lets your personality shine!
I think my home reflects who I am and my philosophy about my home.
Layer, layer, layer! Layering decor is another way to beautifully accessorize your home! It can be a bit of an art and most of us need to spend a little time working on it to achieve a pleasing-to-the-eye look! Layering accessories must LOOK effortless, but it’s not at all!
Accessories should be all about bringing interest, beauty and even function into a room. Think about textures, heights, materials, balance, and size when layering and embellishing. Use something organic too! All the decor layers you add to your home should (I said this before) work together!
Think of layering as “playing with what you have”. Play with decor in your home that you love and think might work well together. Accessorize an area, stand back and look at it. Edit and add and change things up. I often have to walk away from something I’m working on and come back to it later with a “fresh eye”.
Layering is so worth the effort and time it takes to get it right!
Another one of my favorite ways to accessorize is to create a fabulous vignette! I love to group things together (big and small and in between) in a basket, tray or crate. The synergy of a vignette like this makes one big decor statement.
The same elements and rules used in layering also apply to a vignette. A vignette is a grouping of items corralled together to make one big eye-pleasing (said that before too) decorative “story”.
Even a kitchen table can look beautiful with a vignette made from its wares!
I may have left the best for last. Pillows are like jewelry to a room! Think of them as little gems that add amazing beauty of a room! A room just does not seem complete without some well chosen pillows!
I love that I can change up pillows so easily! They can totally change the look of the entire room! Same sofa, same mirror, same lamp, same anchor pillows and rug as above, but very different look!
When you accessorize your next room, start with the pillows!
Do you have a tip for accessorizing the rooms in your home? Please share, we would love to hear about it!
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