So we are talking about How to select Home Accessories Like an Interior Designer as we are receiving a lot of queries from Homeowners.
Why do we need accessories?
It’s the soul of any house. Thats what I learned from One of the Masters of Design, In philosophical way.
It Reflects your personality and taste. The right Home accessory completes any room’s look while adding style and finesse to your space. Designers know the influence of adding small artifacts, throw pillows to space and know how to use them wisely.
These small items can overtake home if not decorated carefully.
These small tips on selecting, combing and arranging the accessories can help you pull out your home like a pro.
‘How to’ Select Home Decor Step By Step
Select the areas to be decorated.
Firstly, you need to decide, which areas need my emphasis and which areas need to be kept subtly. You might have a dry balcony which you may like to touch as of now, just move on.
There might be areas for which you might be ok to put only a photo frame and a small planter.
Select the areas which need special attention and start with those. Your living room might be your most visited area by an outsider after main entrance door. Shortlist the areas which needs decor based upon your priority. You can also search pinterest to look for ideas.
Select the colour scheme to match the Home
Decor should definitely depend upon your taste and liking but it should also depend upon the colour scheme of material palette of the rooms and house.
To understand more about material pallete you can read our article here.
Now, There might be two schemes, one you may go along the same colours as per your current house scheme, or else you may go for contrast.
For scheme one, If your TV wall is hunter green, you may like to add a flower vase in yellow. (because yellow looks great with Hunter green). If your house colour scheme is white or grey, mostly any colour or texture of the decor item may work.
Decide your budget
There are million and millions of home decor items which are available in the country. Even a single sculpture you could find at 50 rupees or 50 lakh. It will totally depend upon what you like and what you don’t, but keeping a budget of 25000/- rupees per room is usually ok for Indian homes.
The budget also depends upon how original piece you are buying from the market. For example, If the work is the first copy of SCALA DEL PALAZZO ROSA 14CM ASHTRAY made by some Chinese company, you can find it at one fourth the price. (We don’t appreciate or suggest buying a copy of work though).
Decide how comfortable you are with the selection of home decor items. Be Realistic. Don’t go overboard at this stage. If you like any piece you can surely buy it later even if your budget is tight at the moment.
Go for a stroll
Now as you clear what you are looking for, start with the nearest decor store. You can search google maps for this. Google maps usually have pic of the place and it might be helpful to look at those before investing you time at the store.
There are indian cities, where Home decor might not be easily available. Even in Metropolitan city like Pune we usually don’t get what we exactly are looking for. In such a case we look online and order.
These days companies are very professional. (everyone wants business boss)
Everytime we receive an order, it comes in a perfectly packed box and in perfect condition.
Here is an exhaustive list of decor item selling websites which might interest you.
Alas! How to Plan Your Home Decor Items
Whether decorating with flowers, photos or candlesticks, layer the elements to create depth. Add in small lamps, mirrors or metallic items throughout the display for a hint of glam.