Decor Accessories Guide
Transform your home from drab to designer with the addition of stunning accessories! There are a wealth of fittings and finishes to suit any vibe; grand mirrors for your hallway, ornate candle holders for your mantelpiece or modern photo frames for your office. Here's our handy guide to picking out accessories that will add that special finishing touch to your home...
Types of Accessories
So, you want your household to rival those featured in interior design magazines and blogs, but you don't know where to begin? Once you've sorted out your colour scheme, wallpaper, paint and furniture, the accessories are what will really bring the room together. Why not consider the following:
Let's start with one of the most versatile home accessories, mirrors. These simple glass products can dramatically change the overall appearance of your room, reflecting light to create the illusion of a bigger space. Mirrors can be used in any room in your home and come in various shapes and sizes. They can look excellent framed and unframed. Not to mention they're handy for checking on your complexion, hair or fabulous new outfit!
A bouquet of flowers can really brighten up a room and bring the outdoors inside! Real flowers are an expensive investment however; after all they rarely last more than a week... so choose artificial flowers for a lively accessory that brings colour with no maintenance required. Fake floras are perfect for those who have trouble keeping potted plants alive too!.
Whether you choose to liven up your home with real or fake flowers, you'll need a few vases to hold them in. Vases are affordable centrepieces for your dining table, window sills or mantel piece and come in unlimited shapes, sizes and shades. You can select from plastic, ceramic or glass designs.
Frame your favourite photos and give your treasured moments the attention they deserve. Family photos can really make a house a home, and make a wonderful talking point with visitors (now's the time to bring those embarrassing baby snaps out!). Choose from frames that can be hung or stood-up, with frames in a variety of finishes and colours.
Turn your bedroom into a romantic boudoir or your bathroom into a serene haven, with the use of candles. Candle holders come in a range of styles from simple and contemporary to elegant and sophisticated.
Make your living room or bedroom super cosy with the addition of cushions. Choose from complimenting colours or striking, contrasting designs that make a statement on your settee! Cushions come in the standard rectangular form as well as novelty shapes and sturdy bolsters; a variety of fabrics are also available from soft jerseys to shaggy furs or glamorous velvets.
Tips for Home Accessories
- Stick things down! This tip is for anyone with energetic pets or young people in the house! To keep from having your new ornaments and accessories knocked and broken, consider securing/gluing them to your shelves or mantel piece.
- Don't overdo it... Buying home accessories can be fun, but don't go overboard. A cluttered room can mean you won't know where to look! One main focal point, such as a wall of framed photos/art or a large mirror above the fireplace can look stunning. Sometimes less is more!