When decorating your home, sometimes it’s the smallest decorative touches that end up making the biggest design impact. This is often the case when adding homespun accents and decorations to a room. Although they may be small, these eye-catching accents and thoughtful accessories often end up “making” the room from a design standpoint. As an added bonus, accessorizing your home with small homespun accents is usually a very easy, fun and cost-effective way to decorate. Here are a few tips to try if you’d like to add a bit of homespun charm to your own home.
Choosing Accents that Fit Your Decorating Style
If you are already using a particular home decorating style in one or more of your rooms, you might decide that you are essentially happy with the overall look. If this is the case, then you’ll want to carefully consider your existing decor as well as the architectural style of your home when choosing your accent pieces. For example, if you currently have your family room decorated in a Tuscan style, adding a few accent pieces that feature wrought iron or warm natural colors could be the perfect choice. You could enhance the look of a wall by using one or more decorative wall grilles to add a rustic and homespun look. Or, hang a piece of handcrafted needlework depicting a bottle of wine and a grapevine. Although these small touches are simple, easy and often quite inexpensive, you’ll be surprised at how much charm and warmth they can add to a room.
Decorating Accents for Country-Styled Rooms
Although many people initially think of country decorating styles when they hear the words “homespun accents,” you can actually use handmade decor as part of almost any decorating style. However, in the case of country and rustic decorating styles, quaint, sweet and pretty homespun accents seem to work especially well. For example, decorative door toppers can work quite nicely with almost any country or rustic style of decorating. Doilies, braided rugs and knitted or crocheted throws can also work well with a country theme.
Homespun Accents with a Modern Touch
If you prefer a more contemporary style of decorating, you can also use homespun accents as part of your overall look. However, you’ll probably want to focus more on items that have a sleek or simplistic look, as opposed to accent pieces that are overly fancy, frilly or fussy. For example, a simple tree branch spray-painted white, black or a metallic shade can be displayed in a handmade ceramic vase, combining the warmth of a homemade piece with the sleek, stark look of modern decorating. Color choices can also help to accentuate the overall look of a modern-styled room. While warm natural shades such as taupe, cream, yellow and melon work well in country-styled rooms, cool shades of blue, white, gray, sage green and metallics are more at home with contemporary decor. By choosing your accent pieces in cool contemporary shades, you’ll be able to add a more modern look to your home while still adding a touch of charm.