Thursday, September 12, 2013

Accessorizing Tips


I am an accessories hoarder.  Last week Michelle from My Notting Hill did a darling post on "Death by Accessories" that I have been thinking of ever since.  Is there a science behind it?  I think so.

TIP 1: 
 Think Large, Medium, Small.  
 
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TIP 2: 

Create an arch with the tallest item in the center. Our friend and genius decorator, Sherry Hart, talks about that here.
 
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TIP 3: 
 
Make it personal with your own treasures and things that mean something to you and your family.

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TIP 4: 
 
Add a combination of textures, sparkle and shine!


and don't forget to have fun!  Enjoy your home.





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17 comments:

  1. This is the post I need! My poor family - I had to leave for Chicago before dealing with all that stuff on the dining room table! This is great advice I place to follow :)

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  2. I think there is a science to it, too, but I usually eyeball everything.

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  3. Great examples, I love that first image, I want an old phone! :)

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  4. OK, I'm conflating your last two posts—lighting and accessories. Glad to see in tip two sconces+nearby lamps. Goody! Two addictions combined. I feel vindicated!

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  5. Love your pretty pictures. I can't get enough of home accessories either! Great tips for accessorizing--I love the way you layer things.

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  6. Thanks for the great tips! It is so nice to see some beautiful examples! Enjoy your day!
    -Shelley

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  7. Love how you broke this down. the sm med lg couldn't be more true!

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  8. This is fabulous advice, and I need to work on my nightstands a little more!! Love the first image.

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  9. Great tips Nancy! Never knew the rules really, just went with what looks good to me but knowing this really helps!!!! Thanks a bunch!

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  10. Your tips are great. I find this hard to do. Sherry is the queen of all this. I'm going to follow your tips.

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  11. This is a really nice break down of tips that people can really understand and experiment with.

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE this post. It's so important. I am an accesories junkie and need to keep these tips in mind!

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  13. Great tips and I LOVE that orange phone!
    xo,
    Phyllis

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  14. Oh, I love this post!! I will definitely be referencing closely as we begin unpacking all of our treasures and accessories!!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  15. Great post! Sometimes I find that our treasures get lost just in the way they are displayed. Thanks for the guidelines:)

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