Antique accessories are decorative objects that reveal the home owners personality, gives the home character and reveals your decorating style.
Accessorizing takes time and excites your collecting passion. It becomes a lifetime obsession to find just the right object for that space that’s been needing that little something extra.
Always choose things that appeal to your inner self and not because it’s the latest fashion. This gives the space character. The room shouldn’t look like the decorator went out and finished the room. That will not reflect your style and will have that “done” look.
I like to arrange accessories in groups of odd numbers, like 3 or 5 similar pieces on a table or mantle. Scale is also very important. Vary the size of the items so they have different heights and widths.
Don’t be afraid to add a touch of humor or add an unusual piece that is totally unexpected. This will certainly act as a conversation starter for your guests.
Another important element is balance and symmetry. This brings a calmness and order to the room. If you’re a collector, group everything together. Color is important. Group pieces of similar color together. It gives cohesiveness to the collection.
Susan Silver Antiques has a huge assortment of accessories to decorate your home: desk accessories such as antique inkwells, magnifying glasses with unusual handles, antique silver letter openers, paperweights, letter racks or a multicolored onyx ruler.
Antique photo frames look great intermingling with your books in the bookcase, along with decorative bookends and book slides.
Accessorize your coffee table with antique game boards and antique boxes. The entry door to your home will need an antique doorstop.
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