If your home feels like it is lacking something or that, your decor needs freshening up, the chances are you need to buy some new accessories. The way you accessorise your home makes a huge difference to how your home looks and feels. A house that is bereft of accessories simply does not feel like a home.
There are two kinds of accessories. The most common kind are there purely for decoration, the other kind are decorative too, but also has a practical use.
Buying Home Accessories That Have a Practical Use
If you are buying home accessories that have a practical use, you need to make sure that it is fit for purpose. A thin, narrow vase is no good to someone who wants to display large flower arrangements. On the other hand, a narrow vase would be great if you wanted to add a single flower to each table setting for a special meal.
You can still buy the narrow vase if you want to. It is just that you would use it as a purely decorative item. In which case, you will use a different criteria to decide which one to buy.
Buying Accessories Purely to Decorate
In reality, the majority of the accessories we buy are bought purely for decoration. Many of the nick naks we own are not designed to be used for anything in particular. They just look nice and help to pull a room together and to give it personality.
If you are shopping for accessories, you need to have some idea of what you are looking for. This does not necessarily mean knowing exactly what items you are going to buy. Rather you want some idea of what kind of look you are trying to achieve. This will narrow down where you shop to accessorise your home.
It is also important to bear in mind the colour palette of your room to make sure that the accessories you buy will fit in well. For some rooms you also need to be mindful of scale. In a small room you definitely need to avoid large scale accessories that will overwhelm it, and take up too much space.
If you are looking for home accessories in the UK
visit the My Home Sweet Home website. They sell a great range of shabby chic items, which they constantly update and refresh.
Article By: Adam Nicolson