Accessorize more than your outfit

January 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

Accessories are the easiest way to take a simple outfit from drab to fab. Throwing on an armful of bracelets a la The Man Repeller, or a n eye-catching collar necklace add interest and aesthetic appeal to any look. I have always loved accessories for their ability to transform outfits. I have jewelry that I wear every single day, like my four sterling silver rings and my Michael Kors watch, and I have accessories that I love to employ to make my outfits extra special, like waist cinching belts, printed scarves and statement jewelry.

Just a few of my favorite "everyday" accessories

Just as accessories can add that extra something special to any outfit, they can do the same thing for any room in your house. And while the accessories you can use in your abode may not be the rhinestoned jewelry, fringed scarves or structured belts that you’re used to, they can be just as effective at adding interest to your home’s interior.

Bedroom

Wallpaper is no longer reserved for the bedroom’s of babies and grandmas, wallpaper with punchy patterns and cool color combinations are the perfect way to add an instant statement wall to your sleeping sanctuary.

 

1. Livenza Aqua from the Designers Guild

2. Volte-Face Wallpaper from Fabrics and Papers

3. Cabriole Camellia from the Designers Guild

4. Marrakesh Honey Wallpaper from Urban Outfitters

5. Poppy Wallpaper from Urban Outfitters

Kitchen

Kitchen’s are often overlooked when thinking of interior design; though many people do dream of gourmet kitchens, they forget about the easy updates that accessories can add in the meantime. One of the quickest ways to add appeal to a kitchen is to insert some graphic kitchen jewelry, like teapots and canisters, which are both functional and decorative.

 

1. London Pottery Company Red and White Spot Teapot from John Lewis

2. Missoni Bianco Nero Teapot from Bloomingdale’s

3. Black and White canister set from Overstock.com

4. Sorrento set of canisters from Amazon

Living Room

Living rooms open themselves up to a wide array of accessory opportunities; candles, throw pillows, book ends, lamps, rugs and artwork all come into play when decorating living rooms. Looking for pieces that are colorful or utilize interesting textures and finishes can keep living rooms from being run of the mill and too simple.

1. Gold Candles from Crate & Barrel

2. Bird and Twig Bookend Pair from Amazon

3. Girad Pillows in Taupe from Design Within Reach

4. Espana Area Rug from Home Decorators Collection

5. Carrie Table Lamp from John Lewis

6. Brooklyn Bridge Artwork from Bloomingdale’s

Dorm Room

Even if you don’t have a place of your own yet, you can still accessorize your temporary room. Removable wall decals are a great way to personalize any utilitarian dorm room. You can choose a pattern or icon that is indicative of your personality and move it around your room anytime you want a change. Sets of picture frames are another great way to add some personal touches to any dorm room, with countless styles and sizes, frames are one of the best quick fix accessories.

 

1. Fedha Frame Set from Uttermost

2. 7 Opening Birds Picture Frame from Target

3. Tree Branches Peel and Stick Wall Decal from Amazon

4. Eiffel Tower Wall Sticker from Amazon

5. Birds and Blossoms Vinyl Wall Decal from Amazon

 

So whether you’re looking to totally spruce up your space or just add a couple of new elements to a room, make sure you don’t forget the accessories. Taking the time to complete your room’s decor down to the smallest details ensures that your room will have the visual flair your looking for.

Keep living the fashionable life in your fashionable home!

~Bridget

 

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