Tips on Accessorizing Your HomeWilliam Morris, an English Textile designer, said, “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
We are all drawn to shiny whose-its and what-its, but sometimes those purchases are not quite right and start causing clutter in your house. Here are some questions you can ask yourself when buying a new item for your house.
Not everything in your house needs to be useful, but it does help when deciding what to purchase for your home. If you don’t NEED it and it’s not useful, leave it on the shelf.
- Style and colors?
OK. So you have decided that you love this bauble, but does it fit your style? Think of art. You may think that the artist does amazing work, but you wouldn’t want to hang it in your house. If the style does work, will it go with the colors you have in your house? Having a book of fabric swatches and paint chips can be a valuable tool when purchasing coordinating items.
- Budget and returns?
We all have a budget. Sometimes we like to live like we don’t, but we do – such an unfortunate turn of events for us non-multi-millionaires. There is always a little wiggle room when it comes to decorating budgets. You can buy that one item that you MUST have, and cut corners on some of the other items. Before you buy, check on return policies. This way, if it doesn’t work, you can always return it.
Make sure it will fit! Logical right? I have heard a few stories of people buy a piece of furniture and it not fitting through the doors! Normally there is a work-around, but you don’t want to have to touch-up your paint after getting items moved around the house. And if it’s small, picture the exact location of its residence.
Again it is ok to buy accessories for aesthetics only, but if you look at form and functionality, you get the best of both worlds, plus less clutter (and maybe more money in your pocket!)
If you still need help with procurement and placement of accessories, the designers at Cheek interiors are more than happy to help you create the aesthetic you are looking for.