Telling your story through accessories

Accessories are things that can be added to something else in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive.

Whether it’s making an outfit or a space come alive, accessories are your own special touch. It is the perfect way to tell your own story to everyone.

Accessorizing your space

 It does not matter if your accessories are bought (e.g flower pots), created (e.g photographs) or earned (e.g medals, trophies), once done right, your story will be told.

The first thing you want to do is create a theme. This will help guide your thought process as you spread your objects around your space.

Next you want to place your objects without them looking clumsy on messy.To create a proper blend in your display, make use of these four things:

  1. Height
  2. Width
  3. Colour
  4. Texture

Power in numbers

In some schemes, repetition is key. If you put a group of similar objects together, they could have greater impact than when they stand alone.

One captain in a boat

Avoid displaying too many star pieces in one place. Do a mixture of bold and subtle pieces; some big, some small.

Do not clutter an area with two many pieces, remember you don’t have to use all you have at once.

Making your accessories the focal point

When decorating , it is possible to make your accessory the focal point of your space.

“A piece of furniture like a sideboard, console or table… can serve as an avenue to share memories and display objects that are important to you that define your natural style and personality”. – Feyisola Abiru

Finally, remember that your home is organic. It has a life of its own and grows and changes as you do. Do not be hesitant to replace items, change themes and designs as your tastes change.

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