Want to change the look of your interiors without re- decorating the whole room? Well chosen accessories can do that. In fact accessories are powerful design elements in any interior. The right ones can be the frosting on the cake and truly finish off a room. The wrong ones can ruin the entire design.
If you have neutral furnishings you can easily switch out pillows and accessories to create a new look for your room for not too much money. These colorful pillows and natural floral arrangement create great texture for Fall. And they won't break the bank.
Hand crafted accessories like these suggest an Artisan feel and provide character to a casual setting. Handwoven African baskets, glazed ceramic pitchers, antique silver stirrups, a crude wooden bench and a Kilim rug work well together to make a rich, ethnic statement.
Custom made throw pillows in deep rich autumn colors make a bold statement on a white sofa. An off white or tan sofa would work too.
More textural pillows in rust and turquoise.
Southwestern basket, ceramic horses from South America and giant silk mums offer yet more possibilites for variety and change in a great room or living room.
Wonderful, crude santos from Guatamala look great on an end table. An interior designer to help you select one -of -a -kind items like all of the ones shown. You might even have some special mementos from your travels. Visit flea markets and fairs for ideas too.
Here's another look at the same living room with different pillows and accessories all dressed up for the Holidays. See my post dated December 2010.
Letitia Little is a licensed, award winning interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. Visit www.letitialittle.com for more info.