Have you ever gazed up in the sky at night and wondered at the beautiful sight that stares back at you…the countless twinkling stars in different shapes and sizes, assembled perfectly? Nothing seems to be out of order and you never get tired of losing yourselves in the vastness of the endless sky.
Aren’t we all looking to create something as amazing as that – our own masterpiece? As designers, are we not looking to create spaces that would keep everyone enchanted and mesmerized in their beauty?
When designing and decorating any space like an office, café, lounge or a house, we use several elements to make
space look beautiful. What elevates our designs are the accessories –the right accessories placed in the right location add punch to a room and leave the perfect first impression on anyone.
A designer’s delight they are – Accessories can be defined as the soul of the room decor. Each accessory narrates a story…memories to be shared with generations to come. A rustic rug from a mela, a vase from that famous accessory store, designer frames with photos capturing the weddings and new births in a family, scented candles and lights to set the right mood are all pieces that personalize and individualize a room.
As a designer, when you select an accessory, it is all about making the right impression and how people want to be seen as individuals or as a family. While traditionally most people would accessorize their rooms with more functional items, it is fast changing. People now want to use bold and beautiful pieces to make their homes stand out and make a unique design statement that reflects their personalities!
So, in a nutshell, accessorizing a space:
- Makes atmosphere lively
- Adds a creative edge to space
- Expresses one’s choices and taste
- Balances color and weight
- Creates optical illusions
Home accessories are movable items and can be functional or used only for decorating spaces. the accessories include curtains, lamps, planters, souvenirs, etc. home accessories not only break boundaries by creating an edge to décor but also provides freedom to change ambiance time to time with same objects in different compositions.
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Word of caution – Less is More when you are planning the accessories. What else? The Big Four for Accessories are:
It is important to choose the right size. A very big vase along with a small furniture piece will make both look awful. Right proportion is a must when deciding accessories.
Fusion is the latest trendsetter in today’s time, but that also need styling. A Rajasthani art inspired interior cannot accommodate a stainless steel modern straight line accessories.
3. Number and budget
Though accessories can be picked from exclusive showrooms there is no hard and fast rule for that. Many roadside vendors are selling handicrafts at reasonable prices which is a boon for art lovers. Clutter of vases or many pieces at one place can make a place look like a shop or a museum.
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4. Focus point
There is always a focal point in space your eyes adore. A console can create a beautiful corner for art, paintings, souvenirs which will become a focus point of that space.
We all have accessories which we use often by mixing and matching them with existing old pieces. We get bored of having the same things in our sight. So, we should create a secret accessory closet which will be our very own personal home decor store. Rotate items as per your mood. Sometimes small changes can create a big impact. A golden lamp may look nice and bright during the festival time but may look tacky and loud during summer time. This piece which can be used next year during the festival season will take place in your secret closet.
You don’t need to always look too expensive stores or designers to source your accessories. Dig into the following to get your load of accessories and have a gala time designing a space of your dreams!
- Personal or family collection
- Antique shops
- Accessories showroom
- From exhibitions
- Presents or gifts
- Souvenirs collection
Accessorizing is adding that finishing touch to any creation to enhance its beauty. There is no rule but purely one’s imagination and creativity which illuminates the space.