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Have you ever flipped through a design magazine looking at the pictures and wondering why you can’t achieve that sense of style in your own home? Perhaps you’ve been at friends’ or family member’s homes and wondered just how they were able to put together such a cohesive and beautiful design? Often the trick is in the accessories and the little things that you add to a room. These can bring a space together, help with the flow in the house, create a theme, show personality, and really make the space unique.
So if you’re ready to wade into the world of home décor accessories, here are five items you don’t want to underestimate the importance of.
Before you just settle for the standard ceiling light fixture, such as the builder grade fixtures so many homes are outfitted with, you may want to consider how your lighting plays into your overall décor. Sure, lights serve a function and are important in that respect, but they can also add elegance, design, and interest to a room when you pick the right fixture.
There are many lights that look more like artwork than a standard ceiling light, which means it’s going to act as a talking point in your home. People will notice the fixture the minute they walk into the room, and it can help to elevate your whole decor. You can find everything from elegant and sophisticated fixtures, to less assuming and more modern styles.
Another must-have accessory is window treatments. Even if you’ve been holding off because you “love the natural light” there are treatments that will still work and yet add personality to the room. Window treatments can really pull a space together, make the room look complete, and yet also serve a purpose.
You can hang blackout curtains that will block out light and help with temperature control, blinds or shutters, traditional drapes, or sheers that still allow for natural light but add elegance to the room.
Area Carpets and Rugs
An area rug performs two jobs – it will act as a design feature of the room, but it also helps to create spaces or zones in your home. This is especially important if you have an open-concept room in which you are trying to create various zones. They work to create a natural perimeter, warm up a space, and pull the various elements in the room together.
Decorative cushions or pillows are one of those items that you can use in a variety of places around the home including the living room, bedroom, office, and even in your outdoor living space such as the patio or sunroom. Decorative cushions are a great way to add a punch of colour and style, yet they are easy to switch out, or update the covers, as your design taste changes.
Your Own Personal Art
When it comes to artwork, there is absolutely nothing wrong with hanging prints and paintings that you have collected over the years, but you also want to be sure you add a personal touch. Your own personal art in the form of photographs, drawings, and even paintings will instantly provide a sense of uniqueness to your home. No-one else will own that same art, and each piece will tell its own story.
Experience the Difference Accessories Make
By including these must-have accessories in your home you’ll instantly see the difference it makes in the look and feel of your house. This is why it’s so important not to underestimate the importance of home accessories.