It’s amazing how big difference accessories make to a room. You can live in a small space or a huge mansion; well-chosen accessories help style a room, give it personality, and make it more of a place where people want to spend time. Rugs, lamps, ornaments, pictures and other accessories create a big impact when you know how to use them correctly. Be careful because accessories can quickly take over a room – you need to choose, combine and decorate wisely for the best effects.
1. Pick Quality Over Quantity Every Time
You may be able to buy shelf loads of inexpensive items for all the rooms in your house but when it comes to decorating a room, less is more. Don’t go for mass-produced without a thought to how it looks. Choose quality. A few unique, specially chosen pieces from a retailer like housejunkie.co.uk work much better than loads of cheap throwaway items. Display special, attractive accessories you are proud to show off in your home.
2. Study the Scale
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Take the space you have into account when you are choosing art, accessories, rugs, and lamps. You may have fallen in love with a massive floor lamp but if it looks ridiculous in your studio you will grow to resent it. Similarly, you don’t want to choose a tiny rug when you have a huge floor space to fill. Look at the proportions of the room and see what makes sense.
3. Add Interesting Texture and Colour
Adding accessories is the best way to experiment with colour and texture. Accessories lend pops of colour to the room and you can play around with textures too to bring interest and charm to a space. The good thing about accessories is they can be easily moved around or changed to fit your mood or the season.
4. Don’t Always Be Symmetrical
Aim for balance rather than exact symmetry as a symmetrical arrangement of accessories can look uninspired and boring. Try grouping items in odd numbers to create balance without looking too planned.
5. Layer Your Accessories
First, place a few large accessories in strategic places in the room. Next, add medium and small accessories to fill in spaces and to add interest and balance. When you layer or group several small items together they take the place of one larger item. And don’t forget to leave enough space between large accessories and groups of smaller accessories. Your room also needs some breathing space so that it is not too cluttered, and so that people can more effectively take in the overall look of the room.