5 Tips For Adding Accessories To Enhance Any Room


Style is a big factor when you furnish the rooms in your home, but functionality is incredibly important too. Once you have decided on the larger pieces that work best from our luxury furniture store at the Lake of the Ozarks, it's time to accessorize. Home accents are an excellent way to personalize a space, bringing in your own customized touch of style.

Home decor items are also what will pull the furniture pieces together in a way that makes the overall look unique. Follow these tips from John Elliott Interiors to help you accessorize your home and create rooms that are all yours.

Pay Attention to Scale
Bigger pieces of furniture can handle a large accessory on them, but you don't want the accent piece to overwhelm what it is sitting upon. In a similar fashion, you don't want to place a couple of small objects alone on a large shelf because they will look lost and out of place. It is okay to have empty spaces here and there so that you are not giving everyone too much to look at. A little bit of empty space will add to the balance of the room.

Use Color Creatively
The accessories in a room can be used to bring out a dominant color that is already present, or they can instead enhance it with additional complimentary colors or shades. If the room has a neutral palette, your home accents can be used to add a "pop" of color where there is none. Adding color to a room with only the accessories makes it easy to switch them out when the mood strikes you, giving the space a fresh feel without an entire remodel. 

Use What You've Got
Home accessories can highlight your interests or hobbies, or they can tell a story like a trip you took or your family's history. Look around your home for things that you already possess. A seemingly regular object can be displayed in an artistic or interesting way to create an intriguing arrangement. We have many beautiful accent pieces in our home interiors store at the Lake of the Ozarks that will allow you to display some of your keepsakes in a decorative way.

Group Items Together
Clusters of similar items make for a much more interesting display than if you were to take many like pieces and scatter them around the room. Each grouping should have a common thread that ties them together. It could be a texture or color scheme, or it could be a chance to showcase something that you collect. 

No Need For Symmetry
You can achieve balance in a room without making everything in it too matchy-matchy. While symmetry is good for hanging wall art (although there are exceptions for arrangements that look excellent a bit off-kilter) your home accents will have a better flow if they are not completely symmetrical to each other.

Use odd numbers of items when you group them, and have taller objects on one side of your mantel with shorter ones on the other. Instead of putting only books on a shelf, break up the monotony by adding home accents between books and even placed on top of a stack of them. 

In the end, accessorizing the rooms in your home should be fun, so don't let it cause you stress. When you find a piece that catches your eye, find a place for it. The showroom at John Elliott Interiors is a fantastic place to find inspiration. Let your personality shine through the home accent pieces you display in your home. If you need a little help deciding how everything should fit together, our skilled Lake of the Ozarks interior designers are always willing to lend a helping hand and share their expertise. 

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

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