I received complimentary products as compensation for this post (thank you Lamps Plus and Minted!). All thoughts, opinions, and stylin’ ideas are my own.
Welcome back to the final week of the New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge. It’s an exciting week with another round of room reveals from half participants, and more tips and tricks from those of us who revealed last week.
Today, I want to talk a little bit about choosing accessories for your home style, whatever that is. Given the choice, I think we would all live in homes with plenty of character and charm, but in real life, we are often tasked with enlivening sometimes unexciting spaces and making them feel like home and like us. Luckily, furnishings and accessories can go a long way to making that happen!
As you know, we worked with a number of generous sponsors during this challenged, and I’m very grateful to have partnered with Minted and Lamps Plus. I’m so, so pleased with what the art and lamps they provided added to my room.
One of keys to successfully choosing accessories is to choose pieces that create a certain vibe. A unified color scheme and cohesive mix of materials is also important, of course, but that also factors into how a decor feels in a space. A mix of different styles can work well if used to create a singular vision. So let’s break a few examples down!
I would not usually describe my style as “country” overall, but given the herd of cattle I put on my wall, it’s time to concede on this one. The white lamp with an organic shape jives well with the country feel, but the sleek glass base and streamlined shade keeps it modern.
Fun and Feminine
This gorgeous mid-century sofa from Lamps Plus (yes, they do furniture, too!) is elegant but not too serious. Accessorized with colorful art and lamps in pastel shades, the vibe is fun, happy, and little bit girly.
Cool and Contemporary
Lots of white and cool metals always contribute to a contemporary feel. A clean-lined console and retro arc lamp work together because they both feel slightly futuristic. The art, which has the look of both a photograph and a painting, is contemporary but also brings an organic element.
Bold and Glam
Bold, saturated colors and luxurious materials (this is another Lamps Plus sofa!) like velvet and satin pump up the drama. A traditionally shaped gets an irreverent twist from a fresh color and mingles perfectly with an abstract art piece.
Fresh and Mod
A retro shaped lamp and shades of green and blue give a mod feel. The abstract pillow continues the geometric theme and fresh color palette while keeping the decor feeling very current.
Neutral and Organic
Colors, materials, and subject matter all give these accessories an organic feel. The ceramic lamp that mimics weaving links together the fantastic nature photograph and the pillow with a traditional Southwestern tile pattern.
Thanks for following along on this challenge! It’s was tons of fun. Make sure to head over and check out the rest of the participants for some fabulous reveals!