Accessories are the finishing touches that complete your room and complement your design scheme. From well-chosen wall art to designer cushions and throws, it’s these finishing touches that help bring your interior together and make your home personal as well as stylish.
Consider the style and theme of the room and choose your accessories accordingly. Keep your room’s style firmly in mind when choosing accessories and don’t start shopping until you have settled on the more permanent aspects of your design.
Reflect your personality
The finishing touches are a chance for you to really show your personality at home. Choose pieces that are meaningful to you and reflect the way you live.
Let your choice of accessories tell a story about who you are, whether an avid reader, quirky collector or passionate world traveller.
Small, singular objects can disappear or look out of place in a room when displayed on their own. Grouping a few items together will add weight and impact to your accessories – stagger the heights of your accessories on a bookshelf or create symmetry with your wall hangings.
Follow the rule of three; odd numbers of recurring fixtures tend to look more natural and effortless when incorporated into your design scheme.
Texture creates instant visual interest in your design scheme; use different fabrics and finishes throughout your soft furnishings to add dimension and give your room an instant lift.
Change with the seasonsChanging your accessories throughout the year is one of the simplest and most cost effective strategies for keeping your design scheme fresh. Introduce rich, deep colours, spiced scented candles and a touch of sparkle to usher in the festive period, or lighten up your space with a fresh room scent, linen cushions and soft blue accents to bring in the feeling of spring.
The living room is traditionally the room where we host guests, and for most families the living room today is also at the heart of family living.
Choose a mix of accessories here to add the finishing touches to your room; small storage solutions will help keep your space comfortable while a rug will help to create a stylish furniture grouping and help make the space feel cosy.
Mix it up
Decorative book ends, ornaments and vases give you a chance to show off your most prized possessions and showcase your personality and stacking books on shelving or side tables will create interest and visual height.