When you move into your first house, you think about all the big things you need—beds, a sofa, a television stand—but adding accessories to a home is what completes it.
I love my house, having renovated it all over a six month period, but it feels so bare and unfinished. It isn’t cosy because adding accessories to a home is what makes it cozy and comfortable.
So, what accessories can you add?
I’ve been searching for some artwork to put above my fireplace. It is such an empty space, and a large piece of art will draw the attention away from our 50” monstrosity.
The problem is, artwork is expensive. Well the artwork, not so much, but the frames can cost an extra £100. This is why we’ve put off buying any house accessories until the wedding is over in 7 months time.
Art.co.uk have some wonderful pieces, from classics by Monet to prints, maps and abstract paintings.
Rugs are another accessory than can be pricey, especially if you’re like me and want a huge one to cover your entire 8-person dining table. With wooden floor through the dining room and kitchen, it still feels a bit echoey.
I would love a rug to go over the wooden floor to soften it all up. I think I’m a bit apprehensive though, especially of crumbs and stains getting on the carpet!
Curtains and blinds
The only rooms we have proper curtains in is the bedroom. The bathroom, landing, lounge and kitchen diner don’t have them yet. Curtains and blinds are another expense that we’re not spending until after the wedding. Curtains will really help to soften the room, and can make the ceiling look higher when hung correctly.
Blinds can also be used to reflect light so we’ll be investing in some blinds for the landing and kitchen windows.
I’ve been really fussy, more so than I thought, with lighting. I’m yet to find wall lights for the landing that I actually like, and we haven’t got a ceiling light in our lounge yet, only two lamps and a bare wire hanging out of the ceiling, which is demonstrated below.
Again, these aren’t entirely a priority for me, but they transform the look of a room without much effort.
Adding accessories to a home can make a huge difference. You’ll be surprised what a rug or a picture frame can do. Have you ever experimented with your accessories, and did it make a difference?
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