By Deb Williamson
Keep It Simple
Home accessories include any replaceable items that are easy to move and used to decorate your home, including furniture, window treatments, floor coverings, artwork and decorations. When it comes to accessorizing your home often times less is more. Keep it simple, focus on the basics, and always pay attention to the details!
One of the most important accessories in any home is furniture. Furniture is a great way to add interest and comfort to your living spaces. A comfortable linen upholstered sofa with throw pillows in fun pops of color might be just what your living room needs. Complement it with a couple of unique accent chairs, occasional tables and a pair of table lamps and you’ve created an inviting space to read a book, watch tv or visit with family or friends.
Once you have furniture in your space it’s time to turn your attention to your windows. Window treatments add color, texture and pattern to decorated spaces. They soften a room, provide privacy and often times serve as a focal point. Window treatments come in the form of drapes, blinds, shades and more. These days they are available in a variety of materials including fabric, wood, organic materials such as bamboo, and grass cloth to name a few. Window treatments also provide protection from the sun and can reduce fading of flooring, cabinetry and furnishings.
Hardwoods, tile and solid flooring materials are all the rage in flooring trends these days which makes floor coverings a home accessory you won’t want to forget. Area rugs protect beautiful wood floors from high traffic and are available in an array of colors and patterns. They provide comfort to your feet and serve as a design statement that complement your solid flooring surfaces.
Finally, don’t forget to accessorize your walls and furniture. Oversized artwork, family portraits, clocks and mirrors are all great wall accessory options. For high ceilings and large walls, an oversized wall accessory might be all you need to tie everything together and create a comfortable and cohesive look. Keep decorative items simple and strategically place them around a room, mixing in family photos and greenery to create an inviting space that reflects you!