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How to accessorise without adding clutter

Most of us want the best of both worlds when it comes to our homes. We desire a clean and tidy looking home but we still want to have our favourite things on display. How do you accessorise without adding clutter? The minimalist space may work for some of us – but personally I need a little more decor to make my home feel warm and welcoming. Here are a few ideas to help your home look less cluttered.

Shelving ideas

Having high level shelving for your favourite ornaments, books and photographs will look so much neater than having them on low surfaces such as tables and sideboards. This way they are still on display with the added bonus of them being high up so less likely to get damaged. Shelves come in so many shapes and materials too from bamboo to metal, circular or sturdy wood – there are plenty of choices.

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Clever use of mirrors

Mirrors not only are functional pieces but they also help to bounce light around the room creating the illusion of ore space. There are many designs available from large classic mirrors with plain frames to more ornate and quirky designs in different shapes and sizes. You can cluster a dew smaller mirrors together or go for one large mirror.

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Furniture choices

Choosing pieces of furniture that are functional as well as decorative will also help your home to feel less cluttered. For instance you could go for a large corner sofa with an ottoman to store things inside so they are not all on display. Or choose a TV stand that has cupboards underneath to hide the DVD player away. A lot of sideboards have the option of some open shelving so you cab still display some of your favourite things.

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Rugs for comfort

Rugs are a great way to add a splash of colour and texture as well as some added comfort to a room. Going for a large rug will create cleaner lines in the room instead of having a number of smaller rugs. A plain colour rather than a patterned design will also be less busy to look at. Rugs also come in lots of material from shaggy rugs to sleeker looking carpets.

Adding house plants

Plants not only help to give you clean air indoors but they also add so much style to a room. You could add a palm in a large pot or basket on the floor, dainty succulents in small pots or a tall vase with some dried pampas grass or palm leaves to add a bit of nature to your room.

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You can still have a home that has all of your favourite things without it becoming too cluttered.

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9 Comments

  • Stephanie

    September 26, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    I love adding shelves and house plants. I’ve slowly been adding more plants around the house. It makes it feel so cozy!

  • Laura le Roux

    September 27, 2021 at 4:07 am

    We have spent years clearing the clutter and our home looked so much better by just getting rid of all the clutter.

  • Rhian Westbury

    September 27, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    I’ve struggled with this a lot as I love having things out and displaying things but I don’t want to create too much clutter x

  • Ivan M. Jose

    September 27, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Yes, I like the idea of accessorizing the house without adding too much clutter. They add a touch of class that way.

  • Fall Mosaic Murals

    September 27, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    Amazing tips!!! These interiors are stunning, no words!!! There is a lot going on with my interiors and I need to do something about it.

  • Jupiter Hadley

    September 28, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    I often feel that more stuff does mean more clutter, but you’ve really described how to actually make things look good – using items – without them being crowded! Very helpful. x

  • Lily

    September 29, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Adding houseplants are key for me. Plus they bring in extra oxygen.

  • Clare M

    September 29, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    The higher shelves is a great idea, definitely going to look at where I can add these at our home

  • Rosey

    September 30, 2021 at 1:45 am

    I agree, unless the room is huge, all furniture should be functional. Otherwise it becomes a big dust magnet and not much else…

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