Decorating your home in style: A quick guide to accessorizing.

In this article, we will be focusing on those home accessories that will make your castle a home.

“Home is where the heart is” as the saying goes and every little object in your home should contribute to creating a cozy atmosphere. So what do you need for this? We have chosen 10 items that fit into every budget and that will make your apartment or house feel like a home.

On the next page:

  • Curtain Tiebacks and Brackets
  • Where to place them?
  • Get inspired by our picks!

Let’s get started!

Curtain Tiebacks and Brackets – where to place them? Where do you put curtain tiebacks and brackets? This is something we often ask ourselves when looking for accessories. It’s fairly simple, but it does require some thought… Let us guide you through this process by taking an example of a drawing room decorated in creams and gold. The curtains are already hanging on the window, now comes the fun part! You can choose between adding smaller details like tassels (see very first picture), pom-poms, tassel tiebacks, fringes… Or you can go bigger and choose your decor according to the room’s architecture. Let’s say our drawing room is symmetrical with two windows facing each other creating an archway above them. You can use curtain brackets at the top of the window, either on the left or right side, depending on where you want your curtains to open. Then add a nice centerpiece at the center but that’s not all! Add wall decorations just below your main decorative piece or perhaps hang something from one of the arches creating thus a connection between all three items. Just be creative and have fun decorating!

These are some ideas to get you started:

Our picks for this type of room:

Fringes and tassels that will bring some texture to your decor.

  • Ornate tiebacks to match your curtain rod.
  • A round pouf with tassels to sit on or use as an ottoman.
  • Pom-poms are always fun, easy, and cheap! You can even make them yourself! And if you’re not the crafty type, there are plenty of tutorials online showing how it’s done, just Google it – we promise you’ll find something to suit your needs.

Decorative Balls –

Where to Place Them? Decorative balls can be seen everywhere nowadays in many shapes, colors, materials and designs for any taste and budget. Most common uses would be holding candles, flowers or just standing by themselves to add a bit of flair and coziness to a room.

We see them used in many different rooms but if we had to choose one, it would probably be the living room. Nothing feels homier than your living room decorated with balls of any kind. Paint some on your walls or even make a nice mobile out of them! Just remember that whatever you do, don’t overdo it! Use only 1-3 decorative balls per wall unless you’re going for an avant-garde look then use as much as you feel like 😉

Light Fixtures –

Where Do You Place Them? These are very popular nowadays among designers and homeowners alike it doesn’t matter whether you’re going for a minimalist or a modern look, lamp shades can add flair to any room.

Let’s say your house is decorated in grays and whites with some pops of color from furniture and wall decorations, and then it would be best to keep the light fixture simple by having only one single bulb. Maybe something hanging low over the dining table… But if your walls are painted in bold colors like reds, yellows… Then you could opt for something flashier! As long as there is balance between all elements decorating your home you can’t go wrong.

Get inspired by these beautiful light fixtures:

And don’t forget to keep the lighting dim unless you’re doing this for an action shot

Candles –

Our Picks! Where do you put candles? This question usually takes us a lot of time to answer since we’re already in love with the idea of candles and use them in pretty much every room. The main rule here is: do not leave empty spaces! Even if it’s just one candle, place it anywhere where there is nothing else around it or perhaps add a nice centerpiece that will blend nicely with your decor. Use candlesticks, lanterns, hurricanes… Just remember to layer everything by height so you get something like this:


Remember that decorating is not only fun but also very personal. There are no rules written in stone, you can do whatever you like as long as it makes you happy! We hope this post has given you some ideas on where to place your least favorite things (curtains…) and helped you take a fresh look at them, making them the centerpieces of the room.