If you’ve ever picked up and read a women’s fashion magazine in your lifetime, you’ll know that any stylist will tell you that accessories can make or break an outfit! You can accessorise your outfit in many different ways, using jewellery, scarves, bags, hats, sunglasses and more. People often put a lot of thought into the accessories they are going to wear with a certain outfit, so why not do the same with a home? Think of the walls, the floors and the furniture as the clothes. These are just the foundations of a great interior. We need trousers and tops as much as we need floors, washing machines, sofas and beds. But what about the stuff for our house that we don’t necessarily need? What about the sunglasses, the hats and the jewellery of a home? Just like an outfit, there are many different ways you can accessorise your home. In this article, we will explore some of the ways you can add accessories to your home and really make it stand out!
Let’s start with the bathroom. Unlike your bedroom, almost every guest who comes to your home will most likely make a visit to the bathroom at some point. Along with the living area, this is probably one of the most-visited rooms in any house by any guest! If you think you can’t accessorise in here, you are very wrong indeed! Candles in the bathroom are always a nice touch, especially if they’re scented. There are also many plants that will thrive in your bathroom which can also add a touch of colour and nature to an otherwise boring room. There are tons of articles you can find online that tell you about the best plants to have in your bathroom. Some of the suggestions include Bamboo and Aloe Vera. Another way to accessorise your bathroom is to keep everything in lovely pots and bottles. If you use liquid soap, you can decant this into a pretty pump bottle. On the other hand, if you like to use solid soap bars, you can find a cool soap dish. Likewise, you can buy stylish toothbrush holders and cute baskets for your fresh rolls of toilet paper.
In your bedroom, you can have lots of personal accessories. Your bedroom is your sanctuary, and it will probably only be shared by you and your other half. Here is where you can hang or display your precious photos or any artwork that holds a particular significance to you. Luxurious headboards, bold sheets and decorative cushions can all be used to add a decadent touch to your bed, too. Quirky bedside lamps are also an idea for lighting, and candles are always romantic in the bedroom. To help you sleep and add a little something green, you could put a pot of lavender or jasmine on your bedside table or on top of your dresser. Rugs, blankets and mirrors can also be used in the bedroom to transform a boring room into something altogether more charming and Pinterest worthy!
The kitchen is probably the easiest room in the house for you to accessorise. This is mostly because you can just buy useful things – but useful things that are stylish! In other rooms, like the bathroom or the bedroom, you probably hide away most things, like your medicines and your clothes. However, in the kitchen, it’s time to let your useful possessions shine! Kettles and toasters don’t just come in white or grey… you can literally get a kettle or a toaster in any colour you like! Display them proudly on your kitchen counter, along with your snazzy blender or designer mixer. Fill your kitchen windowsill with any herbs that you use regularly in your cooking. Not only will this save you money every time you want go to the supermarket, so you don’t have to keep buying bags of mint or coriander, but it’ll also be a lovely touch. Other nice touches in the kitchen are patterned tea towels and kitchen magnets. Tea towels don’t have to be dull and chequered, and not all fridges have to be home to children’s ‘artwork’! Instead of hiding ugly tea towels in a drawer, buy a set of cute and colourful ones that you can hang over drawer handles or on hooks. Make a habit of buying a nice magnet every time you go somewhere on holiday and use them to accessorise your fridge in a cool way!
Your living area is where you can really go crazy with your accessories. Of course, there’s always a fine line between accessorising and just creating clutter, but this is something you’ll learn to tread well with practise. In terms of lighting, candles, lamps and statement light fixtures are all great ways to accessorise your living space. With plants, you can go big and bold. In the bathroom and the kitchen, you probably don’t have anywhere near the amount of space you have in your living room. A big plant will be a great accessory to any living area, and it will also purify the air! You can add a tall plant to any unused corner, and it will transform the space completely. A trendy pot would be a great addition, too. Many of Malta’s garden centres have wide selections of pots, in all shapes, colours and designs. Choosing the right pot might even be harder than choosing the right plant! Just like in the bedroom, rugs, blankets and cushions are perfect living room accessories for the winter months. They’ll make it feel a lot cosier! You can go simple and tasteful, or you can go bold and beautiful – whatever works with your space. If you have bookshelves, why keep them just for books? Spice things up and add some tasteful ornaments or vases! The living area is also a lovely place to put up pictures for you and your guests to enjoy. Photo frames come in all sorts of designs, from table top frames to epic wall installations. Having pictures on display will remind you of good times and perhaps serve as conversation starters when you have people over!