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Accessories …your home’s jewels

When we dress our selves, often the last touch is a necklace, or earrings, or some other adornment.

Think of accessories as the finishing touches for the rooms in your home.

They can be elegant, whimsical, humorous or artistic. But without these interior objects, a room can look like a plain Jane.

The challenge with accessories is their placement. If used without the ‘eye’ and skill of an interior designer, accessories become just “things”.  Instead of careful staging by a professional, they become clutter. They don’t add any attraction to a room’s overall effect.

You could be talented in finding interesting accessories, but without the addition of careful placement, they add nothing to the overall look.

Here are examples of the magic that happens when you put the right accessory in the right place at the right angle.

The effect is surprising.

Centering oversize art above furniture is okay but if you want to create a visual impact I recommend off centering as shown here with visual balance and a few accessories. 

Here are more art placement ideas for you to add sparkle to your home


An accent wall color makes accessories and art stand out and you can showcase them as if they were in a museum.                                                                                                                                                         

Varying shapes of art and frames to your gallery wall creates an artistic element. Here’s a room that is hardly Plain Jane! The whale adds whimsy and humor.

Accessorizing with wall sconces.                                                                                                                       

Create a new focal point with accessories behind the sofa, whether it’s art on a wall, mirror, curtains, decorative items on a sofa table or a combination of all of them.

Throw pillows (and their counterparts, throw blankets) are the finishing touch on sofas, chairs, beds, and even benches, and they can really pull a room together, making it appear cohesive and welcoming.   

Bookshelves have become a place where we showcase more than just the knowledge we’ve picked up, but also our sense of style. Maybe you’ve looked at a bookcase before and thought: “How did they do that?” Well, attention to detail and curating beautiful complementary items is exactly how.    


Bring the outside in with fresh flowers and greens to your space. To create a visual impact I recommend off centering the vase as shown here.


You may also like to read: oh-joy-of-accessories
Design and Photos by Du interiors

 

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