Hello there! Hope you had a great weekend, ours was relaxing and incredibly cold. Let's face it, accessories are practically one the most important ingredients of a room. Sure you need sofas and chairs, but the accessories are what really gives a room it's personality, that vibe. I love accessories (obviously) since my online shop is practically all accessories! It's a surefire way to change up a look, whether you are adding, layering or taking away....its a fast, "instant gratification kind of a way" to transform a space. If you imagine a room without any accessories, it would look rather bleak and incredibly boring. Yes, we definitely need them!
I love "playing" and often do in my own home. Constantly tweaking, adding a few books, maybe a pair of Staffordhsire dogs, it is a constant (but fun) game of experimenting until you get it just right. I hope if you are stumped with how to style a spot in your own home, you might just get some great ideas and inspiration here! I think there's something for everyone. And chances are you don't need to run out and buy anything, it's probably around and you just don't know it yet! I get especially excited when I can "reinvent" something I already have in my home (often).
So today a look at some beautiful ways to display accessories and then at the end a wonderful giveaway opportunity courtesy of the ever so lovely Bonnie Neiman of Bonnie Neiman Antiques who has an online shop just dripping with the most beautiful antiques, and best part is her prices are fabulous AND she ships all over the country! Her giveaway is so beautiful, I just know you are going to love it! Ready to begin.....
Natalie Merrilyn shows that bathroom styling can be really fabulous!
a sprinkling of accessories too, candlesticks, a bowl, jars, stacks of books and flowers all work well
I like this, it draws you right in. Flanked by a tall pair of lamps, there lamps, stacks of books and even an unexpected object like the old fashioned telephone make this so interesting! Pinterest
I think the console with two small benches tucked under is very attractive and streamlined looking, Howard
The idea is to keep a table interesting, layered and of course pretty!! Bungalow Living
Another stunning example of how books and flowers are a recipe for success! Pinterest
Never underestimate the power of a pair of tall topiaries, they add such drama to this gorgeous console! Bunny Williams
So....what do you think? Do you have a "formula" for how you like to use accessories or are you like me and always experimenting? Clearly there is no wrong or right way to do it....it's all about experimenting and this post has me in the mood to do some tweaking of my own today!
If there is one thing to take away from the post, it's that you won't know until you try....so have fun don't be afraid to switch it up! Having just, as of yesterday taken down the last of our Christmas decor, it's feeling a little sparse, think its time to play :)
To help you get busy....I am offering this fabulous accessory bowl courtesy of Bonnie from Bonnie Neiman. Think of the possibilities! Feast your eyes on this magnificent white and gold bowl from Portugal......... you choose a beauty Bonny!
Want to win it? Here is how-
Leave a comment here
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If you want a second chance, start following her on Instagram, to sign up for her Instagram
That's it! I will announce a lucky winner on Friday morning. Thank you Bonny for the gorgeous giveaway and to everyone else for stopping in. If you want to see more of Bonny's treasures to visit her wonderful shop....
Wishing everyone a fabulous day and start to your week........
Reminder...the clock is ticking, so don't forget to send in your kitchen pictures. Got some beauties in so far! Details below.
My new contest is called Kitchen Love. A subject near and dear to our hearts, the heart of the home. Send in your pictures of your kitchen or it can be a snippet of your kitchen, something that makes your kitchen special and beautifully yours. I cannot wait to start getting the entries! Rules are-
Max. two pictures per entrant
They must be your pictures (not taken off the internet)
Please send your pictures to email@example.com
You must put Kitchen Love in subject line to insure it is received and included
I am accepting pictures as of today and the deadline is Feb. 8th
The contest will begin Feb. 10th and run for two days.
The lucky winner will receive a beautiful large Spanish olive tray, a gorgeous addition to any kitchen.
Happy Monday and enjoy your day!