The Art of Accessorizing in Interiors

published On Feb 02 2017

accessories in interiors

Accessories can be defined as soul of our interiors, which can easily break or make the room. Accessories can be a storyteller, when everything is displayed in manner...It can distinguish whole lot about your lifestyle and even your personality. But quite often they are neglected or simply ignored! Whether you owe an old sculpture or you buy fancy piece of art, there is apt way to expose your accessories. They act as finishing touches by infusing color, shape and texture to obtain the coveted look of your space.

Accessorizing is really an art, nothing adds more grace to your space like accessorizing does. Accessorizing is not only about decorating your space with few cushions, a rug or coffee table as much as our elders would have us to believe. The key for a sinful accessorizing experience is doing what feels natural to you, with a belief to harmonize your space.

Well, Interior Design experts can help you shortlist few accessories which will transform your interior landscape and make your space more inviting. Meanwhile, here are some tips which will assist you in a long run.

BUDGET

From the beginning of Design Process, Every homeowner should set aside a significant amount of budget to accessorize their home. Accessories can be found to fit in even in a small budget, During Renovations there is requisite amount of time to choose Right blend of accessories, which can begin with things your already owe.

COLOR

Color is an essential visual language that can communicate well with your decorating scheme. In order to work with color, we must be figure out their impact on our mood and character as well. Light color are smooth and airy whereas dark colors are warm and sophisticated.

colors in room

Image credit: Williams Sonoma

contemporary living room

SCALE

Scale refers to size of an object with respect to Human body or your room, for example – a tall canopy bed with miniature night stand would not be an appropriate scale for your room.

contemporary bedroom

Below both images signify the importance of “Scale” in accessorizing in which large headboard is balanced by wide night stand and a large lamp.

transitional bedroom
transitional bedroom

PROPORTION

After Scale, it is also important to reveal the accessories in accordance with Proportion. Proportion refers to shape of an object and its affinity to other objects in the room.

modern bedroom
transitional bedroom

With Reference to above pictures, the proportion of the space is made harmonious with pairing of right size of artwork with scaled console.

REPETITION

Accessories which possess same detail should be placed together to leave a long lasting impact.

accessories placed together

Image credit: Picture of Elegance

accessories

Image credit: Atlanta Homes

In both the Pictures, Visual Rhythm is created by repetition of accessories.

FOCAL POINT

Art of accessorizing finds it’s meaning in focal point, it’s easy to locate a focal point in your room! Usually, Fireplace or beautiful window serves as focal point in living room. If there is no obvious focal point then it’s easy to create one. Be it Hefty clock or set of artwork.

contemporary living room
contemporary hall

We all know earning money is also an “Art” but accessorizing your home is similar to worthy investment. Knowing how to mobilize your accessories in an artful and useful way is crucial part in a design process. We must consider the installation of accessories at very beginning of our project and not in the end.

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