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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How to Use Accessories to Accent Your Home

The fine art of accessorizing your home can make the difference between a subtly stylish abode and one that is cluttered and confusing. Many mid-century modern designers abide by the rule that “less is more,” and we agree, but every cozy place needs a little character to truly define your personality. So where do you begin when you want to add accents to your home? Here are a few tips that can help.

Get a Tray for Your Coffee Table

Coffee tables are the “conversation pits” of the home. Whether your drink of choice is a cappuccino or Moscow Mule, the area is meant to stimulate engaging exchanges between family and friends at all hours. Depending on the size of your table, you may have enough room for flowers, candles, books and more. However, when you factor in that fact that everyone also needs a place to rest their drink, the space issue becomes a tad more tempestuous. To prevent your items from getting disorganized or scattered, a good accessory to invest in is a good table tray. Not only can the tray help you keep everything neat and stored, but it can also create more space for your drinks. To ensure that your items in the tray still appeal to the eye, make sure you cluster candles together, stack books symmetrically and limit the accessories to 2 or 3 key pieces.

A Well Placed Pillow Adds a Lot of Effect

If you have a living space that is monochromatic, a few bright and well-placed pillows can add that bold pop that you’ve been looking for (without going overboard). Many people opt for contrasting colours to create an eye-catching environment, while others prefer to add elements of the whimsical, artistic or bizarre. To add just a little more personality to your space, graphic print pillows make a great pick. They are great back rests, but even greater conversations starters. Whether they feature pop art, varied textural patterns, or great quotes, they are accessories that can really enhance your living space with very little effort.

Vary the Symmetrical with the Organic

Symmetry, straight lines and perfectly succinct shapes make for a clean and sleek living space. However, there is a fine line between having a symmetrical space and a sterile one. To ensure that your environment has warm character with personal elements in it, ensure that you add organic or imperfect shapes in addition to the symmetrical ones. Some great choices include modern concrete centerpiecesgeometric glass terrariums or one of these unique candle holders. Bonus points for picking an accessory that can fuse elements of culture and history into it as well.

Add a Colorful Throw

Many mid-century modern furnishings are made to last for life. While this is a great testament to their quality and craftsmanship, it also means that after several years, you may want to add some color and spice to the classic for variety’s sake. Instead of reupholstering your piece, which can be costly and cumbersome, a great option is adding a colorful or textured throw to the mix. A very popular throw is the sheepskin or natural reindeer hide. Depending on the amount of color and change you’d like to add, many people opt to drape their throws over the entire back of their sofa or lounge chair, while others prefer to fold the throw into a long, neat rectangular coverlet-style shape. Whether you place the throw on your bed, sofa, sectional or chair, it will keep the overall look of your original furniture piece, while ensuring that it also has a slice of your personality and individual style.

See more of Rove Concept’s newest collection of Modern Nordic home accessories online! A special offer ends April 18th, 2016.

 

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