Affordable Accessorising: Small Things That Make a Big Impact

15 April, 2016

Whether you’re planning on perking up your colour palette, or introducing a feature wall to your living room, there are a number of ways you can add elegance to your home with simple shots of detail. Since the resurgence of restored furniture and decorative interior pieces, recreating interior sophistication without blowing your budget has never been simpler.
Here we explore how to switch up your interior style utilising affordable accessories to give your home an interior edge.

Details matter

When it comes to your home, the little things can really make a difference. And choosing which areas of your home you want to emphasise can determine the kind of accessories you introduce. Your chosen accessories should perfectly reflect your interior style – with country themed spaces benefiting from heavy floral materials, and Scandi style homes being all about the minimal industrial touches. If your interior falls into the country chic style, consider distressing edges of your furniture to add an extra sense of depth into your home. Patterned wall murals can give a quirky finish to drawers and cupboard doors, and give you potential accent colours to channel through the rest of your home.

Create ambience

Creating a multi-functional space needn’t stop at the furniture you choose. Home accessories that provide a number of functions are particularly welcomed for small interior spaces. Inexpensive decorative elements such as candles and incense sticks can add extra ambience to any space that needs a little TLC. Upcycling is still a huge trend so don’t be afraid to get lost in the hunt – check out any local car boot sales or flea markets for quirky lighting or home accessories that bring something different to your space.

feature wallpaper for living room

Soft Triangles, Lile Sadi

Diverse displays

There’s been a huge shift in how possessions are being displayed in homes. Whether its ornate glass and brass boxes to store away keys, or geometric style storage solutions for books and magazines – the way we store our belongings has evolved to further lend itself to the interior trends of today. Try using cocktail trays to display candles and magazines on your coffee tables.

bedroom wall mural feature wall

Confetti, By May

Interior reflections

Statement mirrors not only give the illusion of a greater interior space, they also provide a timeless decorative piece that brightens up your home. Decorative bathroom mirrors are set to be a huge interior trend for 2016, but this needn’t be purely reserved to add light and space in your bathroom. Ebay is a fantastic place to pick up reclaimed bargains that will help transform your space.

Feature wall

One of the quickest interior fixes to create a big impact is the introduction of a feature wall. Whether you switch up the style with a vibrant print wallpaper, add in some stunning canvas prints, or an alternative feature wall using photo frames, there’s a whole host of things you can do to make your space pop. Check out our post on interior styling for spring to get seasonal accent wall ideas.

What accessories will you be introducing into your home?