Home accents are expressions of your personality. They make a room come to life. Home accents can be decorative and serve a purpose too. For instance a throw or pillows are decorative and have a function also, as do clocks and mirrors. You can add drama to your home decor with bold accessories like large wall grills or wall hangings and tapestries.

Home Decorating Tips

When your home is well decorating it offers a reason to linger in the room and enjoy your surroundings. Don’t neglect to add pieces you pick up at flea markets or when you’re traveling. Changing your accessories with the seasons makes your rooms feel fresh and new. Accessories should delight the eye and focus attention on different areas of the room.

Choose some fundamental pieces to anchor your room and then change items that are easily changed, seasonally. Change things like rugs, throw pillows, candles or drapes. Slip covering sofas and changing lamp shades gives your room a new look and feel.

The key to adding home accessories is finding items that interest you and add to them as you find new pieces you love. You’ll soon find that your personal style has evolved over time. It’s your unique home decor after all. It should fit your taste and budget and be pleasing to you and your family.

Have you ever visited someone’s home and although it was beautifully furnished it felt cold and uninviting? This can sometimes happen when the owner has thrown too many items into a room that were disconnected. Start by looking at your room creatively and with a discriminating eye. You may find that some of your accent pieces would fit better in another room or in a new grouping.

I have heard two schools of thought on which rooms to decorate first. The public rooms, where guests will see and the Master bed room where you rest and pamper yourself. That’s a decision you’ll have to make based on your lifestyle. Wherever you decide to start, make it a perfect fit for you.

To begin a home decorating project clear your dining table or other large flat surface and place all your accent pieces there. Group them by themes, color or material in collections. Make note of your wall color and colors in your accents. Remember “a collection” can be as little as 3 related items. Decide what you want to keep in the room and what you need to add. Remove the accents that don’t fit to a new area.

The details are what define a rooms character and style. There are numerous home decor pieces that are considering to be accessories including: rugs, pillows, lamps, art, sculptures, wall decor, candle holders, mirrors, pottery and vases. Actually anything decorative you add to a room. Choose these items based on the style you’re comfortable with, keeping in mind that more is not always better.

Consider getting rid of small accessories that are cluttering an area and replace them with one bold accent piece that really gets noticed. The bonus to this is, you create impact with one large item and there’s less to dust. We have so much stress in our lives, creating a serene living space with home decor items you love is very soothing and we have need that.