Accessories are the finishing touch in any space. Without them, there would be no personality in a room - it would be strictly functional. Artwork, family photos, vases of fresh flowers and candles create the ambiance that make a room both beautiful and inviting.
However, blending these critical elements can be tricky and, if not done correctly, can lead to visual clutter or an absence of character in your home. Start by evaluating what you have. Is it functional? For example, a basket to hold the TV remotes. Is it sentimental? Was the piece passed down from your grandmother? Do you absolutely love it? Maybe it a treasure from a trip you recently took with your family. If it does not fall into one of these categories, it might be time to give it away, donate it or consign it. At the Peacock Furniture Galleria, we consign a variety of furniture and home decor items.
Once you pare down your items, the best way to display the meaningful items you have leftover is to group them by color, theme, texture or collection.
Built-in or stand-alone-bookcases are a great way to showcase pieces. When filling a bookcase, keep in mind that you don't have to have every shelf the same height. This helps to move the eye around and creates visual interest.
If you have a collection, make sure that you keep like items together. Spreading a collection throughout your home creates chaos. Corralling your collections into one location makes an impact. If you have an overwhelming amount of items in a specific collection, be particular. Select your favorite pieces and put the other items aside in an accessible place. Should you choose to, you could swap out pieces and add new ones periodically. This keeps things fresh and unexpected.
For a formal look in your room accessories with symmetry. For a more casual feeling, mix it up.