How To Decorate Your Home: Tips on Accessorizing

The best way to give your home a personal flair that is uniquely you is accessorizing. Accessories are the finishing touches that make your a house feel like a home. Home decorating accessories include everything from plants, lamps, pictures, paintings, and pillows. You can add almost anything else to give your home a touch of your personality. Here are several basic ideas that can help you to get started in decorating your home.

Grouping –

When you use a collection of items, it typically works best to keep them together as a grouping instead of spreading them out as individual pieces. Curio cabinets and sofa tables are often used to display collections. You should considering grouping your collections in odd numbers (3, 5, 7). Whether you hang your decorations, or place them on shelves, spacing them out at varying heights is a great way to create a more dynamic look.

Here are a few examples of how  grouping accessories together can work.


Throw Pillows –

Throw pillows are one of the most common accessories used in home decorating. They can be a fun and easy way to add a splash of color and fun to any room. Throw pillows are a great accessory because they are easily replaced, and can be changed out for special occasions, or seasons and holidays. Be sure to consider the style and color of your room when you are looking for new or additional pillows to use.

Area Rugs –

Area rugs can help define a space and help pull it together through color and texture. They tend to be the “show offs” of room accessories, and add design, mood, and pattern to a room. They are extremely useful in establishing a style to the room that other accessories can support. Placing area rugs at an angle, or angling a sofa or other furniture across a corner of a rug can help add excitement to your room.

Wall Hangings –

Wall hangings and framed art are popular accessory in most homes. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you generally want wall hangings to take an entire space. A small hanging or framed art piece on a large wall leaves the wall looking disproportionate and naked. When placing wall hangings, it is best to start at eye level and adjust up or down as needed. If you are hanging a collection of hangings or art pieces, make sure to leave at least 4-6 inches, so the pictures don’t look cluttered.

There are an infinite number of things to accessorize your home with and just as many ways to use them. These tips are a few basic ideas in how to get started in decorating your home. For more ideas on ways to decorate your home, visit

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