7 Areas With Style to Accessorize

For nearly all of us decoristas, blogs and magazines and the gorgeous spreads of perfectly styled houses you will find what inspire us and make us moan … and make us feel inferior at the same time. The spreads of imperfect spaces, rooms that feel completed, lived-in and loved, rooms that are accessorized with perfection. Perhaps not a blank wall or tabletop to be viewed. How do they do it?

Well, first off, most the chambers in professionally photographed spreads have also been professionally styled by quite talented people. Nevertheless, there are a couple of tips that homeowners can remove from analyzing these pictures to produce their homes fabulous also.

The major rule: experimentation!

Don’t be afraid to try and fail and try again. Move things around, buy items (more than you think you need) return what you do not love or use. Buying accessories is one of the very first and toughest parts of accessorizing a house. We all know when we need a sofa or side table, however when faced with a decorative vase, dish, bookend, anything, we ask ourselves “do I need it?” Or “where would I place it?” If you do have the money and space for a fantastic new find, leave these thoughts and give yourself permission to have pleasure. Your home will have character, a sense of humor, and first and foremost, a sense of being completed over time.

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1. Coffee tables. I’ll start with one of the toughest acts to follow. Accessorizing doesn’t come naturally. When I see something like this I really think, “how did them come up with this?!” Upon further thought, I look like a painting that is written. You’ve got different textures, scale, color, shape — play around with these things until the arrangement pleases your eye.

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Coffee tables are hard because they are functional; you do not wish to fill the whole table top so you can not put down a cup of java. But you want it to seem elegant and calm without it seeming as if you fussed too much by it. I liken this to dressing for a party: I wish to look fabulous, I simply don’t wish to seem like I attempted to look fabulous. See the way the items are paired to little conversations in random places on the dining table? 1 section is seems more scattered while the other hand is piled and structural. Effortless and elegant, and place together just enough.

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For the fundamentals, think in strange numbers. Three objects seem better than 2 or 4. Our minds want to produce patterns and also often we fall prey to organized things in a line or symmetrically. That’s the passing of an interesting tablescape. Here, it is all about scale (low basket and tall finial) and monochromatic color.

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2. Consoles, credenzas and unwanted tables frequently have their own terminology. Symmetry can definitely work here, but it is not required. Have fun with collections of items, or frame a wall sculpture, painting or mirror with matching table lamps. I love the color in this particular arrangement. The tiny bit of bright pink, orange and yellow alongside the mostly brass and faded pink palette really makes this job.

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To get a more manly and structured look, play with shape and scale, however keep things neatly organized. The oversize lamp, piled books and smaller items in between create a timeless arrangement, but it is the small, rectangular wall bit under the mirror that makes this more interesting. Don’t simply stick a mirror on the wall along with a lamp onto the desk with a couple books and think you are done. If your accessories and arrangements look stale, your house will feel warmer.

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3. Entryways and foyers can suffer from being ignored and forgotten — particularly when we use back and side doors more frequently than our entrance entrances.

Make your foyer to a little gallery of curiosities. While many of us may not use our entrance doors as much nowadays, we still walk through them to get upstairs, therefore make this space an experience as opposed to an afterthought.

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Foyers do not have to be formal or fussy. This table almost resembles a little kitchen island piled with blossoms. I adore the simplicity of this traditional arrangement of a lamp, painting, smaller items of different scales as well as the great complementary colors.

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4. Dining room tables are another challenging act. They’re long and full of lots of surface space to cover. Don’t feel as though you’ve got to have a massive arrangement of fresh flowers daily. A couple of glass jars, cloches, or even empty vases with one filled with a couple stalks of fresh or dried greenery is going to do just fine. Remember to change texture, scale and shape.

Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab

Have fun and do not feel as though everything has to match. Mixing glass with metal functions as well as moving the all-glass path.

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5. Mantels. Avoid the temptation to centre one large picture or one large mirror slap dab in the middle. Layer pictures or mirrors and you can manipulate a stack of books to just the right height to balance an adjoining object.

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6. Kitchens can be rough because they are so function-focused and whatever unnecessary can wind up looking like clutter. I adore these topiaries; they are almost cartoon-like within their anthropomorphic texture, with different heights and haircuts. I have seen rosemary topiary plants as well, and those add an excellent smell to the kitchen. Potted herbs, one bud vase, along with other things of a more straightforward character work in kitchens.

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7. Bedrooms. While I like my accessories to have a sense of humor and haphazardness in a public space such as a living room or living room, I like bedroom accessories to make a sense of calm. This room makes me just want to crawl in bed. It is serene and sparse, without being dull. I adore the little mirror on the wall along with the almost miniature looking stack of books. The space around each bit is what gives them their sense of serene.

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