Simple tips for decorating with home accessories

Decorating your home can be a tricky feat – how does Serena Goh, Victoria Smith, Kristen Grove, Blair Stakey and all the other design bloggers do it so well? They make it look easy and so gorgeously good. Well, here are five simple tips inspired from our friends at The Spicy Stiletto, sfgirlbybay, Simple Grove and The Fox and She to name a few, on decorating with simple home accessories. Any amateur interior decorator can follow. Soon, you’ll be the envy of that on-fleek effortless look; others will wonder what design school you went to!

Keep it neutral 

First rule is to keep it neutral. Neutral tones provide a sense of calmness and tranquility through opening up spaces and offering respect to the natural world. Whites, greys and browns never retire from our palette. Look towards accessories made from natural materials themself, like this amazing concrete pendant which remains pared down despite its dramatic over fall, or marble vases with such beautiful natural veining!

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Slanted Marble Vases from Rove Concepts Kure styled with gentle eucalyptus

Small pops of color

With a neutral foundation now in place, it’s always fun to add a small pop of color. These pops are a fun accent to show off your personality and are easy to change as the seasons come and go. For the spring/summer, pastels like these shades mint and blue compliment the neutrals tones of bright grey walls and white furniture. This mint vase is particularly fun!

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Short Ceramic Vase from Rove Concepts Kure styled with a lucky jade succulent

Add cushions

Cushions and throws are a small item to that make a big impact on the coziness of a home. It’s so simple, and with the plethora of prints to choose from, cushions can be that double pop of color in your neutral base home.

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Blair Stakey from The Fox and She’s modern living

Layer and use multiples

It’s basically art. Get creative with these two key words in mind. Once stacking books, laying wood boards has become a very stylish trend in the kitchen compiled from functional practical objects. Multiples of three is a personal favorite. This looks particularly nice with varying heights, and is great with mixing flower pots or vases and candles.

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Nilsson TV Stand and mix and matched planters, styled by sfgirlbybay Victoria Smith

Flowers add freshness

Lastly, you can never go wrong with flowers. Add a spring bouquet to a simple marble vase or bring home fancy foliage for a more authentic rustic feel. Succulents and cacti are always a good choice, whether planted in a small terrarium or large planter. Trees and large plants can add so much character and life to a home. You just can’t go wrong with green!

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Metal Planter from Rove Concepts Kure with a super healthy English Ivy, styled by Simply Grove

For more ideas on how to decorate with home accessories, see our product pages on how to stylize each accessory from our Kure Shop. And don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest and Instagram for daily inspiration!

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Meet the Concrete Collective

The Concrete Collective is a compilation of our most inspired concrete touched spaces. The utilitarian properties offer serious minimalism to an otherwise contrasting interior. It’ll be hard not to follow us

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Concrete Collective Part 01 – Polished concrete floors, wood and black. Need I say more? Photo from Homedit

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Concrete Collective Part 02 – So simple is the Hans Wegner Shell Chair in this concrete home in Santorini Photo by Sara Medina Lind on location at Sophia Suites for @myscandinavianhome

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Concrete Collective Part 03 – Concrete plays an important role in preserving the old industrial look of this former oriental warehouse in SF. Ultra-cool renovation by Edmonds and Lee Architects, inspired by @Zeutcher

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Concrete Collective Part 04 – Concrete elements bring the outdoors in at this Sydney home by Nobbs Radford Architects. Photo from @archdaily

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Concrete Collective Part 05 – The smooth and cool concrete surfaces contrast nicely with the warmth and richness of the wood used throughout this fantastic family home in London by McLaren.Excel. Inspired by @nordic_design

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Concrete Collective Part 06 – The raw profile of this Swedish summer home is brighter than you think. Designed by Tham & Videgård Arkiteckter located in the Stockholm Archipelago, inspired by @nordic_design

 

This post was originally featured on @roveconcepts Instagram August 24-27. Do you follow us on Instagram?

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Pretty Pinks and the Pastel Paradise

Enter the Pastel Paradise, a calm place for the gentle heart. This week we relax with pretty pinks, mellow yellows and minted greens that neutralize sharp edges and complement our favorite simple designs. Follow us to our happy place.

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Pastel Paradise Part 01 – Forget your sorrows and dream away in peaceful slumber. Photo from @thedesignchaser

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Pastel Paradise Part 02 – Playful dining with this pop of pastel color. Inspired by @fantasticfrank

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Pastel Paradise Part 03 – Mid-century style meets super subtle hues in this home inspired by @sarah_cocolapine

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Pastel Paradise Part 04 – Get inspired by this makeshift room divider and blue-green hues by @vtwonen

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Pastel Paradise Part 05 – Try on a geometric wallpaper with multiple shades of pretty pastel. Inspired by Weekday Carnival

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Pastel Paradise Part 06 – Pretty in pink. Photo by @frederikkeheiberg inspired by @nordic_design

 

This post was originally featured on @roveconcepts Instagram August 17-21. Do you follow us on Instagram?

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