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How to Look For the Right Home Accessories

There’s no place like home and nobody can say otherwise. But what makes a place feel like home? Well, it’s all about the accessories. It’s not the big things that give a space that cozy, homey feel but the little ones like the pictures on the walls, the fluffy rugs and the candles. So choosing the right accessories is very important.

The coffee table.

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The coffee table is the piece that makes the living room feel complete. Without it, the room would feel cold and empty. A modern or contemporary home needs a coffee table with clean, simple lines. A small living room needs a smart design, a table with built-in storage perhaps. The options differ with each case.

The cushions and pillows.

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The reason why couches are always so comfortable is because of the cushions. They’re the ones that make a bed, a sofa or a couch look and feel cozy and this makes the whole room look inviting.

The window treatments.

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Want to add some color to a room? How about using the blinds for that? Choose a design that stands out, like this one which is basically a map when rolled out. Great for the office or the kids’ room.

Vases.

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Vases are very common interior design accessories. They can look just as beautiful when placed on the mantel, on a table or when filled with colorful flowers. Find a style that suits you.

Baskets.

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Even though they’re not exactly decorative elements, baskets can also have an aesthetic effect on the the room’s décor. For example, use a knitted basket to store the firewood for your fireplace or to keep the newspapers.

Gold-leafed accents.

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If you want to give a room a glamorous and elegant look without necessarily making it look formal, try gold-leafed accessories like vases, lamps or wall décor.

Artwork.

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Decorate the walls with artwork. If you want the room to feel casual and inviting, use framed family photos. If you prefer a more abstract approach, hang a colorful painting. Oversized artwork works great for rooms with high ceilings.

The light fixtures.

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Take your time when choosing the light fixtures for a room. They have to fit just right into the décor. Depending on the mood you’re trying to create, you can either choose a big chandelier, a sleek pendant lamp or a subtle floor lamp.

Area rugs.

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You can also make a room look complete with an area rug. Choose something fluffy and soft for the bedroom so it feels nice when you get up in the morning, something with a striking pattern for the living room and something simple for the dining room. The other rooms could also use a rug.

Bathroom accessories.

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For the bathroom, there are a lot of small things you need to include, like the towel holders, the soap dish, the sconces and even the faucet. They all need to look beautiful together so be cohesive when decorating this space.

Kitchen details.

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It’s the same for the kitchen. You can add color to the room with themed wall décor like an oversized image of a fruit or you can combine style with function when choosing things like drawer pulls, the napkin holder, the knife rack, etc.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on June 8, 2010

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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