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Every room in your home has its staple piece that helps define the space. From the dining room table to the bed, these functional furniture items are the centerpiece of each room. But it’s the accessories that really give a home character.

If you’re looking for some inspiration so you can accessorize your home, we’re here to assist. Here are some tips to help you nail incorporating tasteful accents into your living spaces:

Choose cohesive pieces

When people first begin to accessorize their home, they often choose a theme to inspire the decor. While this can be a good starting point, you don’t always need to ensure every accessory is the same color or style. Rather, you should focus on collecting cohesive elements that complement each other.

Incorporate different colors, contrast and patterns into the space that tell your own unique story.

Make spaces look larger with mirrors

You may already know that adding mirrors to your space is an easy and affordable way to trick the eye into thinking a room is larger than it really is, but there’s more to know about nailing this look. According to Rocket Homes, these strategically placed mirrors should be accompanied by good lighting to create the maximum space-increasing effect. Specifically, you should hang the accessory across from a light source (like a window or lamp).

Don’t be afraid to experiment with mirrors of different shapes, sizes and with various frames to bring some more personality to the room

A statement mirror is visually pleasing and can make a room appear more spacious.

Layer objects for more depth

When it comes to accessories in your home, you want to have interesting decor items that show your personality without cluttering up the space. A good rule of thumb is to arrange decor items in odd numbers (like 3 or 5). This means if you want to add throw pillows, pictures or candles to your room, add them in these numbers as it’s more visually appealing.

As you add more decor, keep in mind their size, shape and scale for how you are going to arrange them. Having your accessories lined up straight can be boring, so give your space some life by layering objects.

Ensure accessories fit the space

A big accessory faux pas is including decor that is too big or small for the space, according to The Spruce. For instance, a rug that is too small for the room can look awkward and not serve its functional purpose. Curtains that are too long can also be a distraction, while a couch that is too large leaves little space for other items.

Before purchasing or arranging your decor, measure the space you’re trying to fill to choose accessories that are the correct size.

Don’t forget to add plants

A finishing touch to any of your main living rooms should be a live plant. Some greenery or florals breathe life into your space and are pleasing to look at. Whether it’s an arrangement of succulents on your windowsill or a spider plant on top of your bookshelf, house plants are relatively easy to take care of and add some dimension and natural color to your space.

Finding the right accessories for you home can sometimes feel overwhelming with the sheer amount of decor choices available. Luckily, the design experts at Decorating Den Interiors are ready to assist you. During a free consultation (either in person or over the phone), they will discuss you personal style and vision for the room to begin brainstorming which accessories will look and function best.

Contact a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors today to get started on improving your home’s value today.