Hi, I’m Susi, a writer for Design Shuffle, a wonderful social media site and online community for interior designers, other design professionals, home owners and design lovers. Design Shuffle is a great place to find inspiration for your next project and show off your designs. For finding inspiration, I love to visit blogs like A Blissful Nest and see what bloggers like Rebekah are up to. Rebekah asked me to guest blog about decorating with accessories and I am happy to be here. There is an art to adding accessories to interior designs, so here are some of my favorite tips on using accessories to give your room a polished, well designed look. Enjoy!
Accessories can turn bookshelves into cool vignettes. Natural treasures, boxes, even big beaded necklaces can be used to decorate and style shelves or tables.
Another examples of stylish bookshelves. Books can be accessories too. Rethink the way you stack and display them. Mix horizontal and vertical lines for more interest.
Mixing accessories on a table or shelf makes for a more interesting vignette. Break up pairs; create groups of odd numbers for a more dynamic energy.
Accessories are a great way to add color and texture to an interior design. They don’t always have to be functional. Their job is to add interest to a space.
Glass accessories can add both color and shiny sparkle to a room. Coastal rooms look great with old glass bottles and glass fisherman’s floats.
Mantels are just calling out to be decorated with stylish accessories. Display a mix of objects or a favorite collection.
Plants and flowers can be beautiful accessories and creative decorating ideas. In the kitchen and dining room you can use food or drinks as accessories too.
A great tip when decorating with accessories is to chose a color palette for the group or vignette. Odd numbers make for more interesting groups. Bookshelves don’t have to be just for books. Look for places in your room that could benefit from decorating with some stylish accessories. Images ( 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 )
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