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Monday, 18 December 2017 20:37

The Dos and Don'ts of Accessorizing

Written by Kristen Camden
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Decorating your home is about more than choosing the right furniture. It's when you style it with accessories that the magic really happens. Artwork, lighting and decorative items can make or break a space. But there are a few guidelines you should follow to get the look right. So we've put together a list of accessorizing dos and don'ts to help you style your way to a beautiful home.

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Don't create clutter. One of the most common mistakes people make is over-accessorizing and that just leads to clutter. Clutter never looks good and certainly doesn't make you feel good. Your home should be a place that brings calm to the chaos of the world.

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Do consider scale. When accessories are too small they just look out of place. Using larger pieces looks more modern and chic. Be sure to vary texture and shape to create an interesting mix.

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Do use interesting pieces. Look for items that reflect your interests or artwork that you connect with in some way. Pieces that are unusual will make for great conversation starters. Uncommon pieces will also set your style apart and create a look that is truly unique to you.

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Don't forget that lighting is an accessory too! A pretty lamp will fit right in with your curated pieces while adding a soft glow to the space. Tuck a small lamp into a bookshelf or light up a dark hallway with a unique light that will serve as a fun accessory.

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Do incorporate organic elements. Something as simple as a sprig of branches can be popped into an existing vase or jar. This brings a fresh feel to the space while layering in another texture. Fresh flowers are another easy way to add color and an organic touch.

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Don't cover every inch of wall space with artwork. The eyes need a place to rest. If artwork is hanging everywhere it can overwhelm the senses. A go-to designer look is to hang one oversized piece which creates a focal point while adding dramatic impact.

Hopefully this will help you style your accessories in a way that elevates your interiors to the look you have always wanted. If you need more help, visit our showroom to find stylish and unique accessories for your home along with expert advice on how to use them.

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