Denver Interior Design Tips: A Fresh Take on 8 Common Accessories
Accessories are what we use to take ownership of a room, to insert our personality into its design. A bold rug, a unique pattern, or a funky lamp can elevate a room from ordinary to exciting, from conventional to utterly unique. In that spirit, check out unique twists on common accessories with the following interior design tips:
- Experiment with tint: Print all of your photos in black and white or sepia to give visual unity to your collection.
- Play around with scale and make your photos larger than life. Favorite photos can become wall art when blown up, framed, and mounted.
- Once again, scale can make a huge difference. Transform a blank wall space by adding an oversize mirror in a dramatic frame.
- Instead of hanging mirrors on the wall, put them on the floor or on a tabletop and lean them against the wall.
- Scour flea markets, thrift stories, or eBay for vintage glass bottles in varying sizes.
- Group them by color or style and display them on windowsills or in glass-front cabinets.
- Knobs are an oft-forgotten part of a room’s decor, but if you pay attention to them, they can become a whimsical centerpiece
- Enliven basic dressers, cabinets, or drawers with knobs in bold colors or textures. Use mismatched knobs to give your room a whimsical eccentricity, or unify your furniture by repeatedly using one distinct style or color.
- Monochrome palates create a clean and cohesive look, so consider grouping your books by color.
- Search out books that complement the color scheme of your room, or transform your current collection with colorful book jackets.
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- Command attention with architectural floor lamps or eye-catching dangling fixtures. Narrow floor lamps are a great way to add light and style without taking up a lot of space.
- Instead of neutrals, go for lamps with colorful shades or sparkling textures.
- Even inexpensive votive candles sparkle when put in the right container. For a rustic look, place candles in old Mason jars. For a more opulent appeal, go for elaborately designed candelabras.
- You can use chandelier fixtures to suspend candles from the ceiling, although you should err on the safe side and use electric candles.
- Large-scale plants that command space in a room create instant drama. Look for plants that reach boldly upwards or curve outwards into the room.
- Instead of the typical green, use flowering plants or hothouse flowers to add a natural dose of color to your space.
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