Accessorizing: Design's Underrated Superpower
Sometimes, the difference between a “Wow!” room and one that falls flat is in the accessories. Many underestimate the power of completing the final 5% of the design. Not sure? Look at these examples.
This hall bath, while containing some beautiful elements like the metallic grasscloth wallpaper and the knockout quartz countertop, lacks some oomph. Even the awesome leather-upholstered mirror just blends into a sea of beige.
Look at what happens with the addition of a simple window treatment, flowers, and coral towels.
Here’s another potentially beautiful room that doesn’t quite knock it out of the park. The soft and feminine color palette of brass and teal appears very humdrum without a few accessories.
Look at what the addition of some vibrant velvet pillows, bedside lamps, and some carefully edited objects d’art adds to the aesthetic. The room comes alive as a peaceful and feminine retreat away from quotidian cares.
This vintage dining room possesses some very strong design elements: the dark accent French doors wall, the “badass” chandelier, and warmly welcoming wood floors. Still, it fails to welcome guests. What’s missing? Accessories, of course!
The addition of a very special hand knotted wool rug, fresh florals, and a bit of decluttering raises this room up to its potential.
Do you have any rooms in your home needing that final 5%? Don’t stop now – you’re so close to a vibrantly welcoming room. Tell us about them in the Comments section. And if you want a bit of help, we are here for you.