As you get set to redecorate the living room, you are likely pretty focused on the sofa, and other large statement items. We’re here to remind you–don’t overlook the accessories!
Today, she takes that expertise to offer us FIVE simple tips for snazzing up your ottoman trays and cocktail tables:
- Rule of 3’s: Three items work well
- Vary the height of the items
- Consider selecting at least one sculptural accessory
- Contrast color & texture
- Use repetition of form and color
In this first photo, the tall sphere provides architectural interest. The round greenery does triple duty by softening the sharp lines of the tall piece, repeating the sphere shape, and adding texture to the composition. The vase repeats the round shape four times, and adds contrast with texture and color.
The sculptural shape of the lady’s profile creates an interesting focal point. The shiny dark exterior of all three accessories repeat the texture and color of the black pillow and the metal table base. The dark accessories pop against the light gray sofa, and the lady’s profile is a beautiful contrast in texture and color against the white fur pillow. Notice how the vases are staggered, and stair step down to lead your eye toward the lady!
We post thoughtful and practical decor tips every Monday. Check in next week for another #DSTipOfTheWeek.