If you want to change up your look but you’re a little strapped for cash—home accessories offer the perfect solution. In fact, these little wonders offer an instant way change your color scheme and add texture and character. Best of all, they’re an easy, quick and inexpensive fix.
Among the ways you can transform your space with home accessories:
Area Rugs. These design gems do so much more than add warmth, color and comfort; the right rug can truly “anchor” your furniture, set a tone for the entire room and serve as a beautiful complement to other accent pieces and décor.
Mirrors. These home accessories offer a great solution for expanding small spaces and adding light and depth to a windowless wall or room.
Wall Art. Surprisingly, beautiful artwork doesn’t have to come at a hefty price tag. If you don’t want to spring for original art, there’s a plenty of “manufactured” artwork on the market that looks realistic with brushstroke texturing. For a more relaxed, casual vibe, opt for a canvas-wrapped frameless print or painting that can be placed on a mantel or floating shelf.
Bedding. Updating your bedroom could be as simple as purchasing a new comforter (or a duvet cover for your existing comforter) and new pillow shams. New linens with contrasting color schemes will awaken your bedroom with a fresh sense of style.
Pillows. Using decorative pillows has got to be the simplest—and most affordable way—to update your décor and refresh a room’s appeal. Many exciting new pillow trends are making their debut, including highly textural ruffled, ruched and ribbed options, along with fresh organic hues for a naturally beautiful touch.
Lighting. Let there be light in every sense of the word. Along with an element of style, lighting brings warmth, comfort and life into your space. Feel free to use a mix of lighting styles (including chandeliers, wall sconces and table lamps) to define areas and illuminate separate spaces. With so many sophisticated choices available, lighting has evolved into quite an art form.
Most importantly, your home should reflect you. By displaying personal pieces like your great grandmother’s vase, picture frames filled with memorable photos and other keepsakes, you can add warmth and style that’s uniquely you.