Piece by Piece
Adding accessories to a space helps to complete a room and give it a finished appearance. It can be done all at once, but don’t feel like you must rush the overall process. It’s nice to fill in spaces with accessories as you locate them. They can come from several different places over time. They help tell a story inside your home and represent who you are.
|LATI VASE FROM CRATE & BARREL|
Traveling is a great way to collect accessories for a room. Try to avoid getting typical tourist attraction gifts and look for unique pieces from a local store or vendor that ties into the journey. If it happens to be in your room’s accent color, even better!
Selecting meaningful accessories doesn’t have to require extensive travel. Try looking within family circles to see what is available and who is willing to share. That colorful vase from a grandmother could be the missing piece on the console table! Not only does it help provide balance but it’s also a nice touch to have family mementos in a space. It brings a sentimental feeling to family and friends to cherish for years to come.
|MARBLE & WOOD OBJECT, SMALL |
OCTAHEDRON FROM WEST ELM
While filling a space with accessories, it may be hard to find everything from family or traveling. In that case it can be easier to scour local stores to locate any remaining pieces that will provide that finishing touch. Or you can always shop for accessories initially and then change them out with more important pieces over time as they’re acquired.
|MODERN YOGA WOMAN FROM PIER 1|
In any case, enjoy the travel, take in the experiences, share time with family and friends, and remember it takes time to make a house a home, one piece at a time!