Can living room accessories make a home stylish? There are so many elements when styling one’s home, from choosing the right paint to selecting the type of floor covering, but undoubtedly the most defining factor to styling is choosing the right accents, from shabby chic home accessories to little hints of elegant silver ware or pewterware. A mix of contemporary home accessories and some more vintage pieces can add depth.
Living room accessories are crucial as a living room is often your showcase room and the most relaxed space of the home, so softness and warmth should be introduced.
When deciding which living room accessories to go for it is important to mix seasonal trends with timeless pieces so not to find the room has dated quicker than you can say black cushion! Contemporary home accessories can often be added following the Fashion Week trends for colour and texture.
Pewterware is an example where you have some softness and warmth while retaining the timeless element in the living room accessories. By pewterware we may refer to an old pewter tray on a side table, some general shabby chic accessories or a distressed pewter urn that evokes the feel of a French manoir.
The beauty with pewterware is the ease of care, virtually no maintenance is required, and in fact the least you polish it, the better it looks.
Pictures and paintings add a point of interest to any room or wall space, and give you the opportunity to express your personality and taste – whilst giving your home its own stamp of individuality.
A silver picture frame or indeed a cluster of these in different shapes and sizes on a mantelpiece or side console will instantly create a focus point.
Bookcases are also great for creating a focus point when stylishly arranged. They are often found to be too cluttered and full of small knicknacks.
Make good use of contemporary home accessories to decorate the top shelves, such as spaced architectural vases or one big piece bought from a far away holiday. Vary the heights of books with the tallest in the middle. Don’t put small books next to tall books.