Quality, not quantity
The saying, ‘less is more’, very much applies with decorative house accessories. Whether it’s a ceramic or glassware piece, a sculpture, a mirror or work of art, it is often better to take your time to select one item of quality than to fill your space with multitudes of curios. Think about creating an unfussy focal point, where the eye is drawn to a single yet special object that fixes the gaze, rather than averts it. And remember, you don’t have to fill every nook and cranny with interior design accessories. A little breathing space here and there could be just what’s needed.
Get things in proportion
A vase that’s lost in an alcove doesn’t carry a great deal of appeal, simply because little consideration has been given to proportion. Before you choose your interior accessories, take good time to think about scale and proportion, and what would fit best in your space. Measure before you buy, and try offering up a dummy item to see how it works for size and placement. You won’t regret the effort, because the results will be pure proportional perfection.