I am a firm believer in accessorizing; I love what a statement necklace or a silk scarf can do to an outfit. Accessories have the ability to complement, complete and even convert a look. Interior decorating is no exception. I believe the look of your living space represents your style. The truth however, is that very often, its not so clear cut. After purchasing the essential furniture; couch, dining room furniture, bed etc., the best part, in my opinion, is usually pushed for later. And sometimes, 'later' never comes and every time you look at your space, or see something in passing at a store, you tell yourself "I'll get to it". Truth is if you're still not ready to "get to it", this may not help you much. But if you are open, here are a few tips on taking steps to 'accessorize your space'...
Identify the need.
Take a look at your space and identify what areas could use accessorizing. This is important for 2 reasons:
Go window shopping! Visit a few stores, check out sites like Pinterest, to see what options are out there and get inspiration for what to do with your space. I normally hate window shopping unless I know its for research purposes which will eventually lead to a purchase. And to tell you the truth, a lot of times it results in premature purchases. Sometimes you come across that item that is perfect and you want to grab before anyone else gets to it. If that happens, you have the green light.
Decide on a theme.
This could come at any point in this process, but its been my experience that things change once you go out and there and get a feel for what you would like. A theme simply helps you to identify the right items. It doesn't have to be something cliche or common; it could be something as simply as a color theme or an inspired theme or a fusion of different things you like.
Now that you know what areas in your space need accessorizing, what is out there and what theme you want, its time to shop! And if you're looking for something in particular but just can't find it, you can always DIY.
Your environment has such a huge part to play on your state of mind. Don't live your life in suspense...waiting for "something" to happen; how about you make that something happen?