Suggestions to Help You Accessorize Your Home

Accessorizing Your Home Can Serve Functional Needs and Decorative Purposes

Floor Globe Lamp from CarrocelChoosing the ideal furniture for any room in a home can present contrasting emotions for a shopper and/or their family members. On one hand, it could prove to be a rather daunting and exhausting process due to the amount of time and effort they must dedicate to finding the right piece or set; however, these feelings will give way to euphoria and a sense of pride (and perhaps some relief too) as soon as the buying decision/purchase is finalized.

Once the new furniture has been delivered and is in place for a while, there is the possibility that it can lose some of its charm or appeal; after all, life does go on after any type of major investment in the home, with current or more immediate needs and concerns often taking precedence over past activities. Consequently, one means of prolonging the joy and pride-of-ownership created by a significant furniture purchase, and to keep the focus of attention on that living room suite or bedroom set long after the date of sale, is accessorizing; that is, adding those special touches that will enrich the look of the furniture, tie the room together so to speak, and invigorate that particular living space.

Art Deco Vanity with Black Marble Top from CarrocelWhile accessorizing might sound complicated at first, it does not have to be so intricate that it is becomes easier to simply ignored altogether. To begin, the concept of accessorizing a single room or an entire home serves two elementary purposes: functional and decorative. Examples of accessories within each of these categories would include:

Functional Accessories

  • Vanities and area rugs
  • Lamps and lighting fixtures
  • Pillows, throws, and blankets
  • Clocks, books, vases, candles
  • Window shades, curtains, blinds

Decorative Accessories

  • Mirrors and shelving
  • Flower arrangements
  • Vintage items/objects
  • Paintings/photographs
  • Columns and sculptures

Collecting such items is just part of the home accessory equation, however; displaying them in a unique, stylish, and eye-catching manner will complete this picture by accentuating the room and its furniture – and perhaps reflecting a homeowner’s personality and style as well. Here are some home accessorizing tips that may help in achieving all of these objectives:

  • Incorporate pieces of varying heights and shapes
  • Display the items in groups of three or perhaps five
  • Choose pieces that reflect family or personal interests
  • Integrate asymmetric styling (versus a perfect balance)
  • Group pieces that reflect a theme rather than randomness
  • Coordinate neutral and bright colours but limit to two or three
  • Pay attention to scale (accessories should not dwarf their surfaces)
  • Quality over quantity – no need to fill every inch of space in the room

It is important to keep in mind that accessorizing should not overshadow the furniture in the room, nor should it be so extravagant that it places a strain on the home decorating budget. The focal point of the room should be its furniture, with the accessories enhancing its appeal and adding to the overall ambience of that space.

Home Accessory Ideas to Complement Your Living Room and Bedroom Furniture

Homeowners looking to accessorize their existing furniture may find inspiration from a visit to the Carrocel fine furniture showroom at 245 Bridgeland Avenue near Toronto’s Yorkdale Mall. Throughout this 20,000 square-foot showroom, homeowners can gain an appreciation for home accessory ideas and options to help accentuate such living spaces as:

  • Living rooms
  • Libraries and dens
  • Dining rooms and kitchens
  • Guest and master bedrooms
  • Entranceways, foyers, and landings

Carrocel has a range of accessories for these rooms/areas, consisting of but not limited to:

  • Compact vanities
  • Victorian lanterns
  • Leather ottomans
  • Mirrors, pedestals
  • And much more …

Some of the accessories currently on display in Carrocel’s showroom include the following:

Floor Globe LampPair of Victorian Style Iron and Glass Parisian Street LanternsArt Deco Vanity with Black Marble TopMid Century Lucite Compact VanityMid Century Lucite Waterfall VanityStriking Lucite Colum Pedestal

Looking for ideas to accessorize your living room, bedroom, or another area of your home? Visit the Carrocel fine furniture showroom and speak with an expert to help stimulate ideas that befit your personality and style. Call Carrocel today at 416-999-2525 or Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation at your convenience.

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