Balboa Island Residence Great Room
Balboa Island Residence Great Room

By Beth Whitlinger, ASID, CID

Home accessories can make all the difference in making a home look finished and pulled together. Accessories add scale, balance and proportion and complete the look of a room, just like fashion accessories do with an outfit. Layering accessories of different texture and structure create a cohesive force in the room and help draw people into the space.

Like a scarf completes an outfit by tying disparate colors together, pillows, area rugs and artwork can marry a color palette, bringing the colors together into a cohesive, flowing aesthetic. For example, when using two very different colors such as gray and yellow, accessories can tie them together to make the room look complete.

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