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Tips to accessorizing your home

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Dressing up a room is much like dressing ourselves; accessories make the outfit and the room. Understanding how to accessorize without going overboard requires a keen eye and a little editing.

As the great style icon Coco Chanel once said, “When accessorizing, always take off the last thing you but on.” Coco Chanel believed in minimalism and yet thought every woman should be stylish without appearing overdone. This philosophy can apply to any room in a home too.

A few key things to note when accessorizing a room are to select loved and adored objects, rather than trendy motifs. Think of a collection as a reflection of one’s personality. Seashells, crystal vases, animal motifs, candle sticks of various sizes all offer visual appeal to a blank tabletop. Display items in groups of three as not to over crowd a space. The use of negative space is just as critical as it gives the eye a place to rest. Too many objects cause visual chaos.

For as unique look, try a symmetrical approach using pairs of identical items and arranging the display in a mirror like fashion, with each vignette identical to the other.

Just remember, less is more when it comes to accessorizing.

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