When you think about it for a second, it's really amazing how accessories and small items can have a huge impact on the feel and look of a home. While most of the times it's designers that know exactly what accessories to combine in order to make a room look simply amazing, you don't have to worry about the fact their secrets are well kept and as a regular person you won't be able to access them. In fact, to show you that it's absolutely possible to make your room look breathtaking without being a designer, we've come up with some wonderful ideas below on how to use home accents for your home decor. Let's check them out!
Always go for quality over quantity
You can easily purchase mass produced items from almost any goods store, but is that actually what you'd like to fill your home and life with? In fact, one of the main rules of decorating your house with accents is that less is always more. In this vein, it's best that you consider looking for a unique and attention-grabbing piece that "pulls" the room together and "completes" it instead of loading it with small knickknacks that have no other value besides their (low) price.
Combining colors and textures is always recommended
If you ask me, I'm a huge proponent of neutrals in permanent fixtures and large furnishings. However, that doesn't mean that I don't like to use inexpensive accessories to really break out with varying textures and also pops of color. I always advise my friends and everyone else who comes to me looking for advice on how to decorate their home that accessories should always be used for adding contrast and visual interest in a space. On top of that, the good news is that accessories can also be exchanged or altered in order to fit changing seasons, styles and moods.
If you have a coffee table that looks too dull and you'd like to give it a splash of "life", there are quite a few ways you can do that. Tables offer lots of space for decorative pieces, flowers and books, but be careful when decorating them. You need to make sure the accessories chosen are pleasing to the eye, so how about you use trays for grouping similar items, such as pillar candles and ceramics? One idea would be clustering vases or bowls in one tray and candles of various colors and sizes in a different one. To add a last touch, you could consider using a vessel filled with found objects to jazz up a stack of books.
Focus on a certain collection
If you try to decorate the room with collectibles from a wide range of collections, then the eyes will find it hard to focus and enjoy any one item. To fix that, you may want to consider focusing only on a single collection. This usually means sticking with items that are similar in terms of hue and/or size. Depending on the items you have and their number, you may want to gather the one you like most in one spot in order to create a centerpiece that immediately grabs the attention of anyone who enters in the room.
It's all about proportions
When it comes to properly decorating a room, I always thought that if you mess up with the proportions, then it's only going to go downhill from there. In fact, you've probably seen several homes by now where homeowners used a very small rug in a very large room or hung a very large painting on a very small wall. My advice is to make sure you always study the proportion and scale of what you want to use a decorative item in your home in order to make sure it perfectly suites your space. After all, it's proportion and scale that help you create a comfortable and great looking home.
As you can see, decorating your home and making it look beautiful, comfortable and relaxing is not hard at all now that you have these valuable tips on how to properly decorate it. With a bit of patience and experimenting, you'll soon manage to decorate your home in the same way a designer would, but without holding a diploma in interior design!