The Art of Accent Furniture
Furniture upholstery comes in all colors and patterns from mango peach to apple green to stripes and polka dots. Choosing the right colors and patterns for your style may seem like a difficult task, although it is relatively easy.
The fundamental tip in choosing color is to minimize it to a few key pieces, we call these pieces accents. Accents can be anywhere from pillows, to lamps, to pictures, it can even be a whole piece of furniture. Accents can differ from the color of your walls and main furniture to highlight the room. For instance, Let's say your room has gray walls, black couch, black and white pictures. Now you need some color. By adding red lamps, red pillows on your couch or even a bright red recliner can bring definition and character to your room. Accent Furniture truly can create dramatic but elegant change.
Accent furniture should add to your room, it should not be overbearing or overly done. The key is how much to use and what to use. Can polka dots be used with stripes? Sure if you incorporate it right, it can make for a very sharp room. Do you want a red and green room? Probably not, you will walk into it everyday thinking Christmas. Unless you minimize the color and make it a very appealing country style home. Accent furniture is the art of highlighting your room and furniture with in it. Accents should not take away from the beauty of a room.
The next step in choosing accent furniture for your home is to choose a color scheme. Color schemes that work amazing are yellows, black and whites, or for a bolder look try red, purple and beige, or a yellow. For a softer look try aqua, pale yellow, and gray. The possibilities are endless. It's ok to mix and match colors until you find what works best. Go ahead and experiment. Ask your furniture dealer what types of colors couches, loveseats, and recliners come in. Your furniture dealer might also be able to help you choose the best accent furniture for your room. Also ask if they have rugs, lamps and pictures in a variety of colors. Your furniture dealer will be happy to show you samples and room layouts.
Once you have decided on a color scheme the next step is to decide what type of accent furniture or accessories you want in your room. A red room with a zebra striped chaise lounge chair is bold, and elegant. Or how about oak or white bedroom furniture, with a brightly painted dresser and accent pillows in different colors on your bed. A variety of textures, patterns and colors can bring light and style to your room and draw attention to your furniture.
The final step is to actually find your accent pieces. Go to your local furniture home decor store and see what they have to offer you. Ask to look at samples and be sure to ask there opinions. Furniture dealers and home decor stores specialize in creating unique spaces and should be able to show you a wide selection of accent furniture and accessories. Don't shy away from getting valuable opinions from them. They can help you create an amazing room with your thoughts and ideas. Always remember accent furniture is an art and your room is the canvas, open up your mind and create.