Do’s and Don’ts of Accessorizing a Space

July 06, 2017
Do’s and Don’ts of Accessorizing a Space

Whether you are designing an office space or a living room, there is always a fine line between under accessorizing and over accessorizing. It’s important to get the balance right to create a perfect atmosphere for your clients, or for your home. If you’re having trouble designing your space, here are some do’s and don’ts to follow:

Don’t start with the small stuff (i.e. vases, decorative books, picture frames).

DO invest in cabinets, tables, desks, chairs, etc.. Starting with accessories can be overwhelming when trying to figure out where to put them after you have bought furniture.


Don’t distribute individual accessories around the room. This creates a cluttered, messy look.

DO arrange them in groups, combining items that share a similar texture or palette. A variety in size and shape can be pleasing to the eye when these items are placed near one another.


Don’t pair same sized items atop a too large or too small surface.

DO pay attention to scale. Pairing too large accessories together on top of a small table can make the table look even smaller- and not in a good way. Make sure to give your accessories a good blend between size, shape, and height when accessorizing a table, cabinet, or desk.


Don’t limit yourself to typical accessories.

DO use unordinary objects to create a statement. Try incorporating an old microscope or a half of an old chair into your decor; whatever you can find that has a unique shape or story! Unconventional pieces can make a space admirable and unique, and are much more fun to look at than a typical clock or vase sitting on the table.
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