You probably already know how a simple dress or shirt you've had for years can be instantly transformed -just with the addition of a new belt, bold necklace or scarf.
Likewise, a plain, neutral couch or chair in your basement can also be brought back to life with a few colorful pillows and a throw perhaps.
Home accessorizing is also a great and cost effective way to allow your unique style to shine through, when you want to spice or change things up sometimes. Doing things like adding or substituting throw pillows can also help differentiate your furniture piece from your neighbor's down the street - who just happens to have the exact same one. Oops.
Maybe you're interested in rotating accessories seasonally or for a specific holiday. Here's some year round color ideas of how to do this:
Regardless of what you choose seasonally (if anything!), adding new accessories don't have to be expensive necessarily. Look for 50% days at your favorite stores and head for the accessories department. (That is usually how I add to my collection!) Or if you're a clearance shopper, you will likely find deals there too. Maybe even something that you've had your eye on for quite some time.
For my personal home decorating needs, as well as for a few of my clients, I have scouted off-price retail stores, such as Home Goods, and TJ Maxx. I have also found some AMAZING finds at thrift stores! But I've certainly learned to take my patience with me there...more about that in another post :)
I suggest making a very specific list of the things that you need the accessories for, before you head out. Then, you can buy with confidence, knowing that everything was bought with a purpose.
Have fun with accessories, but beware of collecting TOO much stuff that you don't have the room for OR won't coordinate with your existing decor!
How have you taken things up a notch with home accessories? Have there been certain rooms that you've enjoyed accessorizing ...more than others?