Add Accessories to Your Room for a New Look

With a new season on its way in are you looking to switch up the decor in your room without having to completely redesign it? The easiest and quickest way to transform the look of your room is with accessories. Just as an outfit can transform into something new with the addition of a cocktail ring, pendant necklace or gorgeous pair of chandelier earrings, so can the interior design of your room with a few accessories. Keep these tips in mind to bring a new look to your room with accessories.

  • Follow the season. Add accessories that match the weather of the current season and your design will always have a fresh look.
  • Add a new rug. Breathe new life into your room with a rug that pulls everything together in a new way.
  • Play with pillows. Bring texture to your sofa by adding pillows with touches of colors and bold designs.
  • Use more than one. Accessorize your room by adding multiple numbers of the same item.

Need more help adding accessories to your room for a new look? Put your home in the hands of Janine Terstriep of The Decorative Touch by calling 913-888-1388.

Tips adapted from House Beautiful.

Image from decor pad.

2011 Atlanta Market Trends

A few weeks ago the 2011 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishing Market took place at the AmericasMart in downtown Atlanta. The trade show drew in interior design professionals from all over searching for this year’s trends in home furnishings. The overarching design trends for furniture, fabrics and accessories emerged as they always do and they include hand-made items and those with Old World finishes.

Industry experts believe that the trend of hand crafted furnishings come from the takeover and over availability of increasingly modern decor. Handmade furniture and accessories have the ability to warm up a room with a familiar texture.The Old World furnishings making their way onto the scene will be reminiscent of the classic style found throughout European homes. Aged leather and antique finishes will be popular in throughout the trend, but in a more streamlined design.

Take a look at some pictures from the Market that we found on casasugar of the hand made and Old World style trends.

Images from casasugar

Which furniture trends would you add to the interior design of your home?