There are many steps towards decorating and designing your dream home. Once you've completed your furniture selection it's time to choose accessories. This often fun task can turn wrong quickly if you tend to like too many things. Luckily, we've compiled a list of the top ten tips for accessorizing your home. Keep these handy while browsing Belfort Furniture's showrooms filled with accessories ready to take home with you today and try to stick to these simple tips to create beautiful rooms.
1. Limit your color scheme to 2-3 colors
Too many colors creates a chaotic look. By choosing 2-3 main colors for accents and accessories throughout your room, your eye will be pulled through the cohesive space.
2. Include metallic texture
To bring some visual interest to the room a metallic sheen captures your eye and creates some easy focal points. Choose just a few metallic accents for a balanced look.
3. Multiples make an impact
Line 'em up! When you find something you love, don't be afraid to run with it. Creating a grouping of similar items creates a main focal point for your room and can also help institute theme or color.
4. Stick with a theme
Not every room needs a theme but this is an easy way to accessorize! Pick one theme and gather accessories that speak to it. This can easily help to create visual interest in an otherwise mundane room.
5. Add something fresh – or fake it!
Bring some life into your room with a plant or flowers. Whether you're great with mother nature or you're a terrible parent to your plants, there are options for you. Accent manufacturers have come a long way and now faux florals are often hard to distinguish from the real thing.
6. Utilize trays to group accessories
Trays, trays, and more trays! We're seeing trays everywhere in interior design and throughout the trend magazines and blogs. Not only is the tray itself an awesome accessory, but now there's a gorgeous way to coordinate and anchor a grouping of accessories. Try utilizing trays for a variety of accessory types or for a grouping of similar items - like candle pillars!
A tray placed on this cocktail ottoman by Huntington House helps wrangle a variety of accessories into a nice composition
7. Play with contrast
It's all about color and when you add some contrasting hues you immediately create interest, depth, and personality to your room. Whether you stick with black and white or play with some bolds, your room immediately livens up with contrasting colors.
8. Vary texture to create interest
Neutral rooms are all the rage lately, but even we admit they can sometimes be a little boring. If you're shy about color or you're going for an all over neutral room, the key to a great look is texture! Choose accessories in the palette of your liking with a variety of textures and you'll create a focal point that's subtle yet impactful.
9. Hang art or mirrors above a console table
Accessorizing a console table can be a challenge in and of itself - but the key is...don't neglect the wall! Hang some wall art or a wall mirror about 8 to 12" above the surface of the console. Make sure some of your accessories atop the console overlap with the hanging wall decor. This look combined with accessories of varying heights helps to anchor your console.
10. Vary size and shape for visual interest
Keep it simple...but not too simple! If your accessories are similar color, be sure to vary size and shape. Especially when it comes to accessorizing bookcases and hutches, it's important to include a variety that's balanced but not necessarily symmetrical so that your eye moves around the beautiful design.
Still feeling overwhelmed with the thought of selecting accessories? Allow us to help! Belfort Furniture's design team is ready and eager to help you with furniture selection, paint color choices, and accessorizing your home to create the look you've always wanted or something fresh you'll love for years. Make a design appointment today to get started!