From Antique to Eclectic- How to Choose the Right Accent Pieces
In our last two write-ups we largely shared with you, our readers, the beauty of accent walls. In this one, we are shedding light on accenting our homes- why and how. As mentioned earlier, just not with walls but with pieces of antiques, table accents, sculptures or furniture we accent. The choice is on us, the homeowners and our family members. However, while choosing the accent pieces, we need to paint in the landscape of our mind an overall picture of our spaces, so we know the pieces fit in perfectly, as accent pieces not only add warmth and colour but also character to our homes. Accent decor is to a home what accessories are to an outfit. A simple outfit can turn into something unique by adding a dramatic bag, colourful shoes or a statement jewellery piece. The same holds true for decorating or styling our spaces with accent pieces, a room without any accent looks bare and impersonal. Accents add another layer to our space. They make it feel textured, and lived-in, giving our a legacy and story to our interior space.
An accent piece could be anything from an antique kansa/brass pot reused as a vase or a planter or it could be a more eclectic piece like a headlight of a truck refurbished as a floor lamp. Infact with the19th art-deco style coming back to the foray in a huge way, furniture from that period could be the center accent piece too. The possibilities are immense. We need to don our creative cap here.
Apart from budget and space constraint, below we are highlighting the things to keep in mind while choosing accents for our homes:
- Always choose quality over quantity: Instead of buying many knick-knacks, we recommend one accent piece that will uplift the game of our entire interior space.
- Match the accents with style: If home already has a style, then it is best to buy the accent that matches with style
- Setting Colours: In case homes are dominated by neutral colours it is advisable to get accents with dramatic colours and neural accents if spaces are already colourful.
- Balancing: Think of accents as decorations on a cake or creating the perfect bouquet. Large accessories should be placed first and sparingly, with medium- and small-sized accessories filling in and adding balance where needed.
- Breathing Space: In quest for accents, sometimes the home gets cluttered as a result homes look overly done up.Not every nook and cranny in a room need to be filled with accents.