Show off your accessories and make your rooms shine with personality by following our top tips to accessorising your home. Lamps, candles, rugs, cushions and canvas images – they’ll all add life to your room without being too overwhelming. After all, a bright pink cushion is far easier to live with than a bright pink wall! Take a look at this link for decorating materials to help you get started.
- Got some lovely plates? Instead of lining them up around your kitchen wall or on a formal dresser, arrange them in an informal pattern on the wall in another room of the house, as in the image above
- Brighten up your bedroom without adding clutter in the form of decorative pieces or too much detail on the wall by using patterned bedclothes or by adding a patterned throw – it might sound obvious, but it adds interest to the room without taking up any extra space
- Make a feature out of your favourite books and knick-knacks by displaying them on open shelving units – a brilliant way to make your books into a focal point. Group colours together and remember – don’t use the shelving unit as a dumping ground!
- Hang a statement clock. Clocks used to only be hung in kitchens, but now, they’re becoming art in their own right – hang them in your living room, dining room or bedrooms
- Choose a statement light feature or use a glam chandelier to add elegance to a room. Practical and stylish, light fittings are an easy way to accessorise
- Add a faux fur throw. Fold it and hang it over the end of your bed for a luxurious feel, drape over a sofa or hang over a cosy armchair. Look for soft, strokable fabrics and not only will they add a glam feel to your room, but you can also wrap them around yourself on a cold night
- Not got the budget to buy new textiles? Revamp them with a packet of fabric dye. In the kitchen, dye your apron, oven gloves and tea towels to give them a new lease of life, dye white towels for use in the bathroom or even a set of white bed covers if you’re creating a new colour scheme in your bedroom
- Glass vases are an easy way to add opulence to any room – plus, you can pick them up really cheaply from charity shops. Display them in groups on shelving units or on windowsills
- Make the room feel bigger in an instant by adding a freestanding mirror – in many cases, the larger the mirror, the better. Plus, it gives the room an opulent, luxurious feel
- Transform the floor into a cosy, snuggly, lounging spot by stacking large floor cushions
- Makeover every day items like a vintage milk jug or old teacup into accessories – use them as vases or to display candles
- Tie curtains back with jewelled ribbons for a luxurious look on a budget
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