Monday, June 8, 2009
Interior decorating with modern home accessories can really be an exhausting and stressful process if you aren’t sure where to begin or you are constantly changing your décor. Whether you are revamping your entire house or just one room, you need to follow some crucial steps and consider certain factors when deciding what to put in your house.
Modern home accessories need to start with design. There are many trends, fashions, and types of modern home accessories that can transform a room, and you’ll want to first decide if there is a certain theme that you will want to follow for your decorating. Everything from lamps to pillows and everything in between contribute to the ambiance of a room, so you need to be careful that everything complements everything else. For design, keep an eye out for innovative shapes and colors that fuse into your window treatments, furniture, and everything else.
Ambiance and atmosphere is always critical to the design and décor with modern home accessories. There is no successful decorating without ambiance. A much-underestimated aspect of ambiance is lighting. Lights can add depth or warmth to a room, or it can brighten and showcase certain objects in a house.
Keep in mind your need for durability, especially if there are children in the house. An entire house full of modern home accessories that are extremely fragile will not be very cost-efficient, and won’t be good for the children, you, or anyone else, either! If you are looking at outdoor modern home accessories, you should only purchase those that are weather-resistant. When you are looking for accents for the indoors, only get those that are scratch resistant. If little items will be sitting on a desk or other surface that can be scratched, be sure that there is a protective covering on the bottom such as felt.
Part of finding modern home accessories is finding those that are energy efficient, especially when it comes to the lighting. It is important to make sure that your energy efficiency is not compromised for the sake of ambiance. The good news is that the typical incandescent bulbs that are used by most people are easily replaced with CFL or LED fixtures.
Going along with the energy efficient accessories for lighting, you’ll also want to use recyclable materials whenever possible. You may be surprised at the number of things in all kinds of homes all over the country that are made using recyclable things. Flower vases in the most contemporary styles are some of the more popular modern home accessories that are recyclable.