In any room, small decorative accessories and items can make a huge impact. Designers create awesome spaces with lighting, rugs, art, throw pillows, and other accessories.

However, small decor and accessories can also break a space. To add a new look or to freshen a room the most inexpensive way is to use decorative items. But these items can quickly overtake the home if a decorator is not careful.

The good news is you can pull together any room like a pro by combining, choosing and decorating with the right accessories. Follow these decorating tips to avoid the common mistakes many people make while decorating their homes.

Choose Quality over Quantity

Stay away from mass-produced items. Yes, they are easily available as well as inexpensive but that is not what you want to fill your home with. Less is more when it comes to room accessories. Instead of loads of tiny knickknacks, all you need is one unique piece to make a room look appealing.

Choose Accessories That Are the Correct Proportion

In a huge room, a small rug will look awkward. And a huge artwork will look odd in a very small room. Take time to study the scale before placing and choosing accessories. It doesn’t cost a dime to study proportion and scale. But it will go a long way in creating a comfortable and beautiful home.

Combine Colors and Textures

In permanent fixtures and large furnishings neutrals are great, but to really break out with varying textures and pops of color inexpensive accessories are perfect. To add contrast and visual interest in space, accessories can be used, and they can be exchanged or altered to fit changing seasons, styles and moods since they are not too expensive.

Consider Asymmetrical Arrangements

Symmetrical arrangements can sometimes look boring. Instead of symmetry what one should aim for is a balance when arranging accessories. You can club in a group of smaller items in odd numbers and they will look interesting.

Add Accessories in Layers

Accessories are like decorations on a cake. What should go first are large accessories followed by medium and small-sized accessories. When grouped together several small accessories can give the “feel” of a large item. However, try not to fill the room with too many accessories.

Home Accessory Ideas

Choose pieces of varying widths, heights, and styles as well as textures, layers, and colors. Mix vintage items with modern pieces for additional contrast. Here are a few items that will help you to enhance the look of your home.

  • Lighting such as pendant, floor and table lamps.
  • Bins and baskets
  • Magazines and books
  • Vases and other glassware
  • Candles and candle holders
  • Natural elements such as pinecones, seashells, flowers, and twigs
  • Photos, art, and mirrors
  • Doormats and rugs
  • Throws, cushions, and pillows
  • Themed collections
  • Hanging decors like birdcages