Friday, July 8, 2016

Checklist of Must-Have Home Accessories That Complete Your Look

Imagine this scenario: you’ve decorated a room that, once completed, seems to be missing something. You can’t put your finger on what it needs, but the room seems dull and impersonal despite your best attempts to make it a warm and inviting showcase for your personal style. Use this checklist as you finalize your room’s d├ęcor so that your space will have the polished, finished look you are trying to achieve. 


Done right an all-beige or all-white palette can feel fresh and new, however, it often seems lifeless and sterile. Bringing in texture with baskets, throw, pillows, and rugs adds interest and polish to a room’s design. If you have great pillows on your sofa, but you still think it looks uninviting, try adding a throw. The sleek lines of the Fontana Sofa by Lexington are complemented by the black and white geometric print on the throw pillows. The textured area rug adds another layer of interest and the smaller, botanical inspired print on the wing chair complete the look.
You can use the same technique in the bedroom by casually layering a throw at the end of the bed to tie the look together. Woven baskets that contain firewood, toys, books, or extra pillows can also add texture to a room while doing double duty as additional storage.


Whether you add coffee tables books in the living room, fill the kitchen shelves with cookbooks, or store children’s books in the family room, using books as a design element will add a personal touch to your space. And not to worry if you don’t have built-in bookcases, there are plenty of unique and fanciful ways to display and store books. This doesn’t mean you need to be an avid reader or display a library full of books. Just consider them as beautiful objects to display that can help highlight items you want to showcase.

Something Black

Try adding something black to your room if it feels like it’s missing something. You can add piece of accent furniture, a chalkboard-painted sign, or a set of black picture frames. Adding black seems to bring cohesion and ground the space. The Carrera Topaz Hexagonal Accent Table is the perfect home accessory to bringing black into your living room. It adds modern appeal and interest to any room.


Your home should reflect you and your family’s personality, to highlight your family’s interests, hobbies, and travels by displaying accessories that tell those stories. Home accessories that tell your story make great conversation starters and add life to your room. Photographs are one way to do this, collections and souvenirs are another.

Something Living

Houseplants can liven up any space. For a low maintenance option, try some hardy, easy-to-grow succulents. Small trees can add life and height to a room. Fresh cut flowers are another option, and may last up to two weeks if properly cared for. A small flower arrangement on the coffee table or kitchen counter, or a houseplant near a sunny window makes a space feel like home.

For tips on how to make your house feel like home, make an appointment with a design professional today and take advantage of Baer’s Furniture’s free design service. Visit Baer’s Furniture on Houzz and browse through more the 38 projects for inspiration.

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