Accessories can include anything from eclectic artwork to ornaments, vases, designer pieces,
mirrors and rare collector pieces. They can be used to enhance a styling scheme, fill awkward
gaps or spaces or be feature themselves. Accessories are important because they give your
home a personal touch and enhance a theme, style or ambiance you want to create.
For me, accessorising offers the perfect opportunity to personalise your home with pieces that
reflect your life experiences. I personally love art and eclectic objects. I always have an eye out for something special that connects with me.
When placing things next to each other it is common to use different heights like a tall vase next
to a small mask. Uneven numbers work usually better with each other; try different items
grouped together. A danger here is not to over accessorise, remember less is sometimes more.
Give your style a personal touch and highlight your story!
• Choose an area in your home that you would like to enhance with accessories. For example a console table or a blank corner in the corridor/lobby.
• Gather together a selection of pieces that already exist in your home that could possibly fit considering the size.
• Once you found your items, have a play with it and place them in different ways next to each other until you find the right balance that resonates with your designer eye.
• Look out for quirky little accessories shops, flea markets, art shows, and auctions. Some places specialise in certain antiques or collector items, others import pieces from the orient or Africa. There is a vast array of options to choose from and something for every budget.
The result? A more personalised space, your own story and style will reflect your home.
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