In my profession, I always like to start with a circulation layout. This is crucial and the most important step of any interior design project. After that step I go on to place furniture on the plan visualizing the best solution for my client’s lifestyle. After the selection is made, colors are selected, wall finishes are specified, I go on to looking for stylish accessories that would transform any interior.
As we all know, modern home accessories could cost an arm and a leg or you can shop smartly and get trendy pieces that would add glamour to your home.
What To Look For When Shopping For Home Accessories
When looking for home accessories, you need to look for pieces that would flatter the ambiance. This is why I specifically advise to select the furniture first and then go to this step. To make it easier, I will list some tips below.
*If your color palette is neutral and monochromatic, it is best to go for metallic accessories.
* If you are going for a more contrasting theme, I prefer to go for the darker color as the finish of the major accessories. Don’t go overboard though unless your theme emphasizes bold prints or contrasting color.
* If you are unsure, metallic and mirror accessories are always a safe option to go for.
* Avoid replicas, this is the one thing I am really against. I encourage everyone to value designer’s rights and not buy a knockoff of their product, a product which they took time to create and study. If you can’t afford the original, try to go something ‘inspired’, you don’t want fake designs to ruin the whole look.
* Look for items that represent your personality. You don’t want to live in a space that looks like it is out of a catalog. A home should be personal and inviting. This could be represented in nice photos in frames, artwork, traditional or ethnic pieces, etc.