Choose home accessories with care

By: Vikram Kuamr

Your home’s been remodeled and painted and all the furniture is in place but you will want to add a few personal finishing touches for that special touch. Even if you plan your home and hire an interior designer to wok on the home décor, placing a few well-picked accessories will help pull the space together. Take factors such as style, color scheme as well as the theme of the room into consideration while choosing accessories for your home. There are several things you can do to make the any space look more attractive and what you pick should also reflect your unique style. The important thing is to avoid clutter.

Aim for cohesiveness
It is very easy to fall prey to overbuying home accessories and if you are not careful, before you know it, your house will look like a museum. You can hang art on walls or frames with family pictures in them. Mirrors encased in ceramic or iron look elegant and add dimension to the room. When you go shopping for pieces, pick pieces that have colors similar to the rooms that they are going to sit in. In some cases, contrasting colors look good too. However, it’s a great deal better to stick to the style of the room. This, because your room can otherwise end up looking like a messed-up jigsaw puzzle.

Picture that
For example, if the room has been designed in a contemporary style and had darker shades like chocolate brown, very bright shades of home accessories will end up looking out-of-place. You can hang larger picture frames on wider walls and group smaller frames on a smaller one. The pictures should generally be hung at eye level. Lighting plays an important role to in the ambience of the room. Recessed or alcove lighting adds an even glow to the room. Ambient lighting comes from chandeliers and lamps. These have to be placed strategically in order to ensure that the room has a sufficient amount of light without creating too much of a glare.

The light of the matter
Choose lamps that match your home décor and use a mix-and-match of table and floor lamps. Dark corners can be lighted up very effectively with these. Victorian-looking spaces are a good backdrop for hand-painted designs and antique lamps. Curved stem lamp shades look good in contemporary design living spaces. Candles add a quaint touch to an end table, coffee table, fireplace, shelf, nightstand or a mantle. Votives or three pillars add to the ambience and soften the look of the room. Pick colored or scented candles for the desired effect.

It’s a knack
Display pictures, knickknacks, vases, statues or any other treasured items that you would otherwise store in the closet. Pull out all the memories and display them around your home. Accessories and the love with which you buy them and decorate spaces is what make a house, a home. Group articles that are of different heights but are styled in a similar manner. You can occasionally use contrasting textures for a stunning effect. Floral bouquets or plants also liven up the room and add freshness to it. If you don’t want to be bothered with the upkeep choose silk flowers and artificial plants. Accessorize wisely and change the pieces from time to time. This will change the way your room looks.

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