The Dos and Don’ts of Decorative Accessories

The process of designing a room is fairly similar regardless of the use of the space. We start with foundation pieces, move on to accents, and then select artwork and accessories to complete the overall aesthetic. The last element, accessories, are what truly set the space apart and make it feel more like yours.

Our award-winning Milwaukee designers know a thing or two about selecting accessories and are on-hand to assist. Here are a few helpful tips to consider when choosing some for yourself!

Pay Attention to Proportion

Scale is critical for all elements, but especially artwork and accessories. Small pieces will look even smaller when placed in large rooms. Alternatively, oversized artwork will make a small space look crowded. Before selecting pieces, take time to study the space, take a few measurements, and decide what will fit best in your space.

Mix and Layer

Like fashion, decorating a space should be done in layers. A mixture of large, medium, and small pieces in a variety of textures and colors will help to create balance and visual interest. If you have a large spot to fill, several pieces in a variety of sizes can give the illusion of a single large one.

Go with Quality Over Quantity

While mass produced items are inexpensive and readily available, those pieces won’t make your space feel true to your style. When it comes to accessories, the phrase “less is more” often applies. A single, specially chosen piece will bring much more joy than loads of cheaper things with no value beyond price.
When it comes to selecting artwork and accessories for your space, our fantastic team of Milwaukee interior designers are well practiced. Visit our showroom in Brookfield today to learn more and see how we can help you!