By choosing to accessorize your living space, you will be saving money and time on renovation. When you want to change the look of your home but do not have the requisite budget, accessories can really come in as useful change which can be quite refreshing. You will be able to create certain focal points in your home as well as increase the functionality of space layout. If you want to accessorize only then you need to take into account certain factors relating to colors, fabrics, textures and patterns which may suit your taste. While choosing accessories, opt for items that are natural with a certain touch of elegance. You can hunt for these accessories in antique or furniture showrooms, catalogs or magazines. Here are some ways in which you can upgrade your home with accessories.
Put the mirrors up
First assess the size of the room in which you want to start accessorizing and see if you can make any alternative arrangements. If you have a small space, then try to arrange the furniture and remove those which are too heavy and take up too much space. You need to create a kind of free flowing feel to the room and for this mirror on the wall will do wonders. Mirrors have a dramatic effect in any room as they make a room appear larger than it is supposed to be. You can have an elegant gilt framed mirror to lend an air of regal sophistication. You could even choose mosaic frame, painted glass, wrought iron or a frame less mirror for a minimalist clean look.
Follow your design instinct
You could play upon your design scheme by mixing something casual with the dramatic, something old with the new or classic style with modern touch. However, try not to confine your taste to a particular preference only. If you have classic style rooms then accessorize it with something which can give a touch of the ultra modern. Always choose your accessories according to your personality and individualism. Concentrate on creating focal points which should be accessorized with eye catching objects. Having done this, you can then accent other details in the entire room.
Tell your story on the wall
Choose accessories for the wall which will create a natural flow throughout the room. These accessories could range from canvas art, black and white photography, heirlooms and wall decals. You can even put up something which you have created yourself. You also need to consider the size of your wall and accessorize accordingly. The wall should not be cluttered with too many objects as it will look too crowded. Let your wall accessories tell a story about you but do not overdo it.
Accessorize the lighting as well
To create a softer and warm glow in the room, change your light fixtures to something striking and unusual. You could hang a chandelier above your dinning table area or a stellar shade such as a tin lantern in colored glass insets over one corner of the room. Create this same flow in the bedrooms and bathrooms as well in varying styles and designs.
The finishing touch
Finally, give your house the cozy lived in look by positioning small furniture in different parts of the room. Keep some magazines, books and journals here and there in the room beneath small tables. Lend a touch of bright cheerfulness to the room by placing vases with flowers on side tables or center of the dinning table. These little touches will surely make your accessorizing efforts all the more rewarding.