Look around the room you're in right now. Chances are, you have at least a few decorative accessories around you. When adding decorative accents to your home, there are infinite choices and combinations. Visit Bell's Ethan Allen Design Center to explore our selection of premium home accessories from Ethan Allen®.
Many believe that while decorative items can be visually appealing, they are not necessary. We disagree. You don't need to have every available inch of space donning decor for your home to be considered accessorized. In fact, we discourage that. The trick is to find the pieces that make you happy. That's the first reason why decorative accents are important. Here are a few more:
A clean slate is essential when you're first designing or redecorating an area in your home. By removing things like artwork, lamps, and throw pillows, you free yourself from distraction and can better visualize your ideal decorative outcome.
Decorative accents bring a space to life by adding texture, color, and pattern. The right accessories pull a whole room together, and your decorations can combine function and fashion. Vases, bowls, and books can all be put on display for aesthetic reasons and also be used for practical purposes. Large baskets add texture, an organic vibe, and are the perfect spot to store throw blankets when they're not in use.
Another thing to keep in mind is that you can create a timeless aesthetic by using neutral pieces for the foundation of the room. Flooring, wall colors, and furniture can stand the test of time and still be accessorized with on-trend materials. It's like a basic outfit that you can wear anytime, to any occasion, just by adding the right jewelry, purse, or shoes.
Never choose a decorative accessory at the expense of your own style. Just because something is popular doesn't mean you have to like it. That's where the real beauty of using decorative accents lies; you have the first and last say regarding all pieces. Use accents that make you happy when you look at them. Nearly anything can be made into or used as decor. Use variations of any of the following items:
Bell's Ethan Allen Design Center carries an expansive selection of Ethan Allen® decorative accessories and furniture for every room. We're also your premier Hunter Douglas window treatments dealer and offer an array of fabrics and lighting options. Schedule an interior design consultation for advice and recommendations from some of the industry's top interior designers.
Contact us today to begin the journey to the decorative destination of your dreams. We're happy to serve Newburgh, Fishkill, Warrick, Middletown, New Paltz, Wappinger Falls, Rhinebeck, Monroe, Tuxedo, Warwick, Washingtonville, Poughkeepsie, Orange County, Dutchess County, and Ulster County, NY.