Your home should be your oasis, with each room within serving a different purpose. How you want these rooms to function is also a question of your design style. Whether you are completely making over a room or want to give it a refresher of sorts, accessorizing is a fun and exciting way to breathe new life into any space. Here are some tips for accessorizing the most important places in your home.
This is the most personal of all rooms in your home, and perhaps one of the most fun to decorate! Depending on the size and layout, there are a number of options for properly accessorizing. A current trend in home furnishings and accessories is mixing materials and textures. Start with your color palette, and choose shades in accessories that provide balance. For example, if you have a neutral base in shades of gray or cream, you can add interest with pops of cool colors in an array of blues and greens in the form of throw pillows and bedding. Mix lighting by using different styles for your nightstands in materials such as glass, metal, or marble. A soft and cozy area rug beneath your bed will pull all of these elements together, creating a warm and comfortable atmosphere.
Your kitchen is the heart of your home, the place where family, friends, and other guests gather at for all occasions. Free up your counter space by clearing the clutter. Keep appliances in cabinets and other storage areas when they are not being used, and use your pantry to keep all of the unessential foods and beverages stored away. In this space less is more, and the right accessories can make a big statement. Add metallic and ceramic canisters to give the room some personality. High hat lighting and dimmers can give the room a glow and provide that extra lighting when needed. Fresh flowers in a decorative vase are a sure way to brighten up the area as well.
The possibilities are endless in your living room! Mix fabrics like fur, leather, canvas, and more in the form of pillows, and of course don’t forget a cozy throw. You can use neutral tones to ensure they blend with your current furniture and wall colors, or add color if you already have that neutral base. Many coffee tables and decorative cabinets double as alternative storage, making it easy to clear up space when hosting. Adding mirrors and large pieces of artwork can give your living room the appearance of feeling more spacious, and offer another representation of your design style. Mixing lighting again here in the form of floor and table lamps add diversity and multiple levels of warmth.
All of these rooms should not only be functional, but should serve as a reflection of your personality and style.