Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Details, Details

When it comes to decorating, it is important to focus on the details. Even a room filled with expensive furniture can fall flat if it isn't given the right accessories. The details of a room are what give it personality. For example, a pair of vibrant green drapes can spice up a beige living room, while a punchy aquamarine lamp can add life to a monochromatic bedroom.

Some of my favorite accessories are those with unique stories behind them or ones that have been thrifted or used unexpectedly {such as a group of old horseshoes strung together to make a wreath}. Here are some of my favorite details found throughout blogland:

I love the yellow painted vanity and the little pops of turquoise. It is evident that each piece was chosen for both visual dynamics and sentimental value. Such a great addition to a neutral bedroom.

Rather than hanging your children's artwork up on the fridge where it can be damaged, purchase some inexpensive frames from stores like Michael's or Ikea. Then, display the artwork in a hallway where there is lots of foot traffic. It not only spruces up the wall but it also makes your child feel incredibly special to have their personal artwork framed for everyone to see.

This grey retro phone is so chic ~ any idea where I can buy one?

These inexpensive candle holders were painted white to add both drama and uniformity. I think they look incredibly romantic grouped together like this.

Combining vintage and modern elements adds interest and prevents monotony. The white, painted mirror is gorgeous, especially when paired with the modern lamp and candleholders.

This Pottery Barn replica is an excellent way to take an expensive item and turn it into something unique and thrifty. All that was used was a sharpie marker and a sentimental quote. I also love the little Eiffel Tower!

What are some of your favorite ways to add interest to a space?

14 comments:

Miss Anne said...

that mirror!? i die!
:)
love the kids art idea too!

Champagne Taste said...

I could die for everylast one of these photos... Seriously! Love them

Meredith from PenelopeLovesLists said...

What a pretty display of the kids artwork. That's inspiring me.

micah @ the yellow front door said...

what great inspiration photos.... love that yellow table!

Jesse said...

I love all of the photos! That mirror is wow and the mix of pieces, LOVE the kids artwork too.

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

i love the idea of combining vintage and modern. i need to find some vintage for my house. oh, and the kids artwork looks fantastic in frames instead of on the fridge!

ashlina said...

ooooh i love this post.

michelle b @ every little thing said...

very pretty post! i love yellow and turquoise too!
i would love you to pop over to my place and help me name my new girlie-sofa! she's in desperate need for a name and i have a little gift for the successful namer, too!! :)
thanks so much!!

http://missbblogs.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-girl-in-town_06.html

Cassie said...

I love that yellow vanity. And the phone. And the candle sticks. Oh my, too many good photos to choose from!

Andrea said...

Pretty pictures !

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I couldn't agree more, accessories make the home. I like to choose accessories that mean something to me, regardless of price. One of my favorite accessories is an apothecary jar that I filled with sand and shells I smuggled home on the plane for Jamaica. The biggest compliment I think you can get about your home is when someone says that your house reflects your personality.

simplyMae said...

Oh I love all of those ideas, the yellow vanity is beautiful and I love the children's artwork

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Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Love the childrens artwork idea!

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