Do you ever walk into a room, and wonder…”How do I make this room have a better ‘home feel’?” A great way to do this is by adding accessories, such as: pillows, ottomans, lamps, paintings,etc. When you incorporate these personal items, it gives the viewer a sense of who you are even if you are a person that may like a simple, tranquil room such as this Beige Room below. You are still making a statement about yourself when choosing items that you place in the room even if the room is all neutral.
By adding simple, monochromatic touches to this tranquil room, you give it a cozy inviting touch. When you have a room that has no personal items, this may suggest to the viewer a comment such as…”I just moved in…” or “I’m taking a minimalistic approach to design…”
At Fabrics and Frames we have heard many of our clients talk about how they have a stark, unfinished room and it is because they don’t know what accessories to add. Most people are overwhelmed by this and are afraid they might choose the wrong item and make a mistake. They would perfer to just have someone else come in and pick the items for them. The issue that comes up with having someone come into your home and choosing everything in your home for you, is that it then becomes their room not yours. You want your home to have a sense of who you are with your own personal style. The truth is that when picking out something personal, such as a piece of art…You don’t have to buy or choose it because it matches perfectly. You want to choose it because it makes you happy and is something that you enjoy looking at day-after-day. When choosing pillows or small ottomans, it is more important to have them coordinate with the larger pieces in the room, such as your sofas and chairs. These are considered accents with in the room which means that you can live with them for a shorter period of time, and if you notice in 3-5 years down the line that your style has changed, you can replace them without a huge investment.
Some other examples of rooms that are incorporating small accent pieces are shown below:
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Written by: Erica Guajardo
Edited by: Linda Decuir