Accessorizing seems to be the one area that people struggle with the most. Some people never even make it out of the store because they analyze every single thing they pick up and eventually just give up. But I’m here to tell you that IT CAN BE REAL SIMPLE! You can do it with some help.
Number 1: Let’s begin at home in the room you are ready to accessorize. Look around and make an outline of each table or mantle that you want accessories for.
Number 2: For an example, I’m going to accessorize a bookcase. First let’s go to Pinterest and search bookcase or accessories. Then create a board called “Accessories” and start pinning items that you like on it. I have a board called Interior Design. You’re welcome to go search there for ideas. Now, go back and select the bookcase accessories you love the most and write down the items you need to shop for to achieve that look. Then do the same for each table, ottoman or coffee table in your room. Now you have a basic list to begin your shopping.
Number 3: Now it’s time to go shopping! If you have a friend who has a good eye for accessorizing ask them to come along and treat them to some Starbucks as a thank you. Make sure you have access to the Pinterest pictures you are trying to recreate so that when you find pieces in the store you can refer to your pin to make sure the size and item match up.
Number 4: The fun continues when you get back home! Unwrap your accessories, turn on some fun music that motivates your creative spirit, and start placing items in their place.
Number 5: Now that you are finished, clean up everything, find your favorite wine or tea, sit back and admire your work. You now have designer accessories and you did it by yourself! It’s REALLY THAT SIMPLE.
Oh, and here is a list of places I like to shop for accessories: TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Home Goods, Target, Pottery Barn, WalMart, Stein Mart, Ballard Design.