Modern Living Room

When it comes to decorating, larger scale pieces seem to be the favorite.  They add drama, fill up spaces and give the feeling that you get what you paid for.   But, I think it’s the little things that really make the space.

The little things are the very details that make a house a home.  They are the pieces that hold our memories and add a finishing touch.  And although these accessory pieces may be small in size or stature, they are often the very things that tell a big story.  After all, isn’t it the accessories that make an outfit?  The same concept goes for decorating a space. A crystal candelabra on a mantle works the same as sparkly chandelier earrings do to an outfit.

Modern Accessories

Small Glacier Glass White Vase, Fuller Clear Glass Document Box, Clear Crystal Taper Candle Holder, Nambe Movie Vertical Glass Photo Frame, Dark Smoke Hand-Blown Glass Bottle Vase

The great thing about accessories is that they can be added as a finishing touch or they can be the very thing to build an entire room around.  Little things are often picked up on a whim while shopping, but they can also be items that are well thought out and planned for.  I like to use accessories that not only look pretty also have meaning or serve a purpose.

A few ideas for accessories are:

• A frame that holds a photo of a loved one or one of your most cherished days

• A bowl that holds seashells from a favorite vacation

• A candle holder which lights up the room

• A box or tray that gathers and collects favorite or special objects

• A vase filled with flowers (either received or bought by yourself to brighten your day and your space)

After all, it’s the little things that hold our memories and make our homes a place in which to create new ones. 

Image: Le Journal Sézane