This is a first in a series of blog posts that will touch on a particular area of interior design associated with a letter of the alphabet, beginning with A, and eventually ending with Z (that should be interesting…) Let’s begin-
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A is for: ACCESSORIES
You can invest a lot of time and money into designing a space, moving walls, raising ceilings, painting, new flooring, all new furniture, but if you don’t spend the time towards the end finding and placing the proper accessories, trust me, the room will feel unfinished and definitely lack the WOW factor. S Interior Design is often called upon to accessorize rooms for clients.
So, when the design plan and budget is being developed, make sure to include a line item for the accessories. Accessories can include, accent pillows, decorative objet such as vases, candlesticks, floral arrangements, greenery, and so much more!
Some good places to shop for inexpensive accessories are Marshalls Home Goods and TJ Maxx. Professional designers have access to wonderful wholesale resources for accessories.
The most important things to keep in mind while shopping for your accessories are scale and proportion. For example, if you are placing candlesticks on an entry table, think about the height of the ceiling and overall dimension of the table. Group candlesticks of varying heights in groups of 3-5. You can even mix the materials of the candlesticks themselves ; iron, crystal, wood. Just make sure to keep the color of the candle the same, we recommend ivory.