August 6, 2015 Guest Post
A good décor is, above all else, one that fits your unique tastes. There are many ways to inject your personality into your house from color to furniture. Still, the only way to turn a house into a home is to personalize it even further with home accessories. Read on to learn about the most desired accessories for decorating your house and turning it into a home.
Without a doubt, every home should have candles. Although we rarely need them as a primary source of light, candles are perfect for soft accent lighting. What’s more, candles come in an endless variety of scents, allowing you to choose the best fragrance for your desired atmosphere.
No matter how beautiful your floor is, it could probably stand to benefit from an equally beautiful rug. People have been using rugs to accessorize their homes for centuries, so you can be sure that doing the same is a good idea. For one, who doesn’t love the feel of a perfectly soft and warm rug under their feet? Plus, there are practically an infinite number of different patterns, colors, and textures—one combination of which is bound to complement your floor and the rest of your home wonderfully.
Vases are another type of accessory with a long history of being used to decorate homes. They work great as accent pieces for tables, bookcases, and the like and can even be displayed prominently on their own. Today, most vases are made of crystal, glass, or ceramic, but there are no limits to their shapes and colors.
Regardless of what your current décor is like, there is certainly a vase out there to match. Still, the best thing about vases is that they can be used to beautifully display yet another kind of home accessory—flowers and other plant life. Even artificial plants and flowers can look lush in the right vase.
Although artificial plants and flowers can look good in a home, nothing beats real, living plants for gorgeous home decor. Not only is having plant life inside of your home a great design choice, it is also a great idea for improving your overall health and well-being. This is because plants can act as filters for the air inside your home.
In addition to creatingoxygen, they also filter many of the chemicals and toxins that build up in our home out of the air we breathe. Not to mention, many plants and flowers can give your home a fresh, lightly fragrant aroma.
Nowadays, mirrors are not just for helping you get ready in the morning. Mirrors can actually serve important decorative functions within your home. For instance, long or large mirrors can be used to make a smaller space seem larger. This is especially great for those living in small apartments wherein a mirror can turn an otherwise somewhat cramped space into a bright and open home.
Mirrors also come in a variety of shapes and sizes. There are few things as stunning as a bold, round mirror. In addition, the most gorgeous mirrors are accented by beautiful, detailed frames. Mirrors like these can even be used in the place of paintings or other wall art.
Yet, you’ll likely not want to replace every piece of art in your home with mirrors. Paintings and other wall art such as posters and even wall decals are the number one mainstay of interior design. They also give you the opportunity to really personalize your home in a way that is not present with other accessories. Think about it. Any image, any photo, and any phrase can be displayed as prominently or as inconspicuously as you desire.
Unless you are going for a minimalist design, every home should have at least one piece of visual art that means something to you. This meaning doesn’t even have to extend any further than you simply enjoying the piece on a purely aesthetic level.
Whether you have a large backyard or a tiny balcony, it’s important not to forget your home’s outdoor space. By far, the easiest way to accessorize your outdoor space is to add some outdoor lighting fixtures. Torches and solar lights are perfect for backyard spaces while battery-powered lights are great for balconies. Either way, the right outdoor lighting can really make your outdoor space feel like an extension of your indoor decor.
MicheleDuchet is an Interior designer at 1800lighting.com in NJ, USA and she works with schools and homeowners to help create a safe an elegant home decor, that feature lighting with a variety of lights and lamps .