Adding the right accessories can dramatically elevate any room décor. It’s also a relatively inexpensive way to freshen up a look or change the tone of your interior design.  Best of all, with the right know-how, adding the right accessories is not too complicated. We’ve simplified it to two steps:

1. Choose accessories you love that also complement your overall interior design. 

2. Place the accessories strategically within your room to get the most impact. 

Regardless of your interior design style Annabelle’s Furniture has the perfect accents to complete the look for your home or office. Here is a list of tips to decorate your home in two common interior design styles; contemporary and traditional.

Contemporary Design Style

Contemporary interior design includes a range of styles from the latter half of the 20th century. “Contemporary design calls for simple geometric forms and clean lines, like these beautiful accessories from Uttermost,” says Alice Alexander. The space should be open and airy, highlighting a few stand-out pieces.

Arteriors Vase

Arteriors Vase Trio

Surya Rug

Theodore Alexander Lamp

Metal, stone, and opaque or clear glass, like these vases from Arteriors, are the perfect finishing touches when decorated in a contemporary style. Textured fabrics in plain colors for window treatments, pillows, or rugs can help to soften up your space, creating warmth.

Contemporary styles also use neutral colors, such as chrome and steel, with bright accents often including circles, ovals, cylinders and waves. Sculptures, abstract rugs like this one from Surya and abstract art are some elements to design or update your home with a contemporary flair.

Traditional Design Style

Traditional interior design is a timeless style inspired by 18th and 19th century European decor. For those who love antiques, classic art and symmetrical design elements, a traditional design will help your home feel at ease with a friendly charm. Alice Alexander states, “characteristics of a traditional design style include ornate detailing, dark woods and rich tones. You will often find florals, damasks and/or paisleys prints, with accessory accents of gold or silver.”

The gold color and lattice pattern on this lamp from Chelsea House or mirror from Uttermost will brighten any room. This gold and navy traditional rug from Oriental Weavers can serve as the centerpiece for a traditional look from which to design around.

Are you ready to make some design changes in your home?  Accessories are a great way to begin. Contact one of Annabelle’s interior designers today, and see the possibilities!