No furniture is complete without its accompanying accessories.
If we check out the dictionary meaning of the word accessories, it says “a supplementary component that improves capability.” This statement stands very true in terms of clothing and furniture. Just like without the matching jewelry, handbags and shoes, a woman wouldn’t consider herself complete, in the same way, without the right accessories to follow such as draperies, curtains, table clothes or upholstery and the matching carpets, cushion covers no furniture can look its best.
Choosing furniture for any room be it living room, bedroom, dining room, lounge, kids room, study room or even and office becomes easy if you already know how the room is decorated, what is the color or walls, how are the windows done and what color is the carpet in that area!
In this section, we will not talk about the furniture and what to do when buying furniture, on the contract, in this article we will talk about some of the most important furniture accessories that give a new look and life to a room!
These add-ons or supplemental decorations make a room seem more full and decorated and make seating a pleasure. Available in a wide variety to suit every choice and every individual taste, furniture accessories now hold a very important place in interior decoration and designing. Let us discuss some of these furniture accessories in detail and see how they can give a new appearance to a desolate area.
Let us discuss some of these furniture accessories in detail and see how they can help give a new appearance to a desolate area.
Some Important Furniture Accessories
Cushions or small pillows are an important part of furniture. From big sofas to small ones and antique to contemporary ones, all can be made more relaxing, comfortable as well as more appealing with cushions.
Available in a vast variety of sizes, shapes as well as covers from leather, synthetic and brocades, these cushions make seating more comfortable and easy. To match the sofa sets and chairs, cushions can be purchased from the furniture manufacturer in the same materials or they can be custom made too. In many cases, people also prefer buying cushions sets in contrasting colors to add a more colorful touch.
From round to square and oval to heart, as well as large squares, cushions are available in a number of designs to suit individual needs to be matched with furniture.
Rugs and Carpets
Rugs and carpets are a very important component of any room and without a matching carpet or rug, no room furniture is complete. Available in large varieties in numerous colors, patterns and designs, rugs and carpets add a very comfortable touch to any room.
Carpets are purchased to match the furniture and the curtains and add a cozy feeling. Especially for rooms where floor seating is preferred, carpets are a must as they keep the room warm and with a floor cushions, make a perfect casual setup.
Rugs are smaller than carpets and are used in either middle of the room for decoration purpose or in front of the bed, as they are things to be seen and admired. Rugs come in a number of patterns and designs to match the décor of any room.
Curtains and Draperies
Curtains and draperies are very important for every room with a window. They not only decorate the window but also help to decorate a room with their modern fittings, beautiful fabric and colors.
From brocades to cottons, synthetic fabrics to jerseys and numerous other fabrics, there is a large variety in colors, designs and patterns of curtains and draperies to choose from. They not only cover the windows but also add more color and appeal to the room décor and can be chosen to match the carpet and furniture of any room be it dining room, living room or bedroom.
Blinds are a new trend these days which is replacing curtains on windows with their attractive color combinations and fixtures.
Lights and Table Lamps
Lights have a very profound effect on the décor and furniture of any room. With proper lightening a room can be made more beautiful while improper lightening can make a beautifully decorated room dull and drab.
These days very beautiful and decorative lights and lams are available that not only light up the room very artistically but also add to its décor with their fine art work which adds to the décor of any room. From chandeliers to single lights, accent lamps to tall lamps and other varieties, lighting and lamps are now an important part of room décor especially living rooms and dining rooms that are used for entertaining guests.
Vases, Wall Hangings and Decoration Items
Vases, wall hangings and decoration items like candle stands, photo frames and other items of decoration add more visual appeal and beauty to a room along with furniture making it more personalized and livable.
Available in a vast selection of colors, sizes and shapes, vases and wall hangings make a room come alive. Long and small vases can be either placed on tables or on the floors either with or without flowers to add more color to a room, especially living room and dining room. Wall hangings make walls beautiful, they can either be made of cloth or be any scenery that makes the room more colorful and habitable as compared to bare walls that seem stark.
To add a more personalized touch, framed photographs of the family are a very nice touch. A cluster of these photographs can be created either above a chest of drawers or at a wall which gives a very homely touch to the room. Candles and candle stands are the new rage that not only emanate a heavy smell on burning but look very beautiful with their artistic stands and holder.
These add-ons or supplemental decorations make a room seem more full and decorated and make seating a pleasure. Available in a wide variety to suit every choice and every individual taste, furniture accessories hold a very important place in interior decoration and designing.
Whether its rugs, curtains, carpets or vases, wall hanging or anything else from candle stands to holder and pen holders, they add more beauty to a room décor and make it more pleasant to sit and entertain. Furniture accessories play a major role in reshaping the décor of any room be it home or office and define its personality.