How to Choose Accessories For Your New Apartment [7 Rules]

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Want to make your new home dazzling? Have all your guests commenting on your amazing apartment decor by following these seven rules for selecting accessories.

There’s a lot that goes into making an apartment into the home you desire. You have furniture to place and plenty of belongings to add, such as clothing.

And then, there’s the figuring out of where to put accessories!

Your apartment might already be looking overcrowded. If that’s the case, you should ask yourself some tough questions.

Of course, you want your apartment to look fantastic and dazzle guests. It’s not a requirement, but it’s ideal if you can create a beautiful home!

But don’t get too carried away. Adding one too many accessories can create a cluttered mess!

So, before you figure out which items to add to your home, think things through.

Choose Accessories For Your New Apartment

Asking yourself some questions will help you accessorize with care. And, knowing how to choose accessories will also keep things in order!

Below are some tips to think of as you select accessories for your new home:

1Think About Existing Color Schemes

What color schemes do you currently have in your apartment? For example, if one of your rooms has yellow and white, look for complementing accessories.

You could buy seat cushions in yellow and put some sunflowers in a vase on a table.

Focus on getting accessories that complement the rest of your decor. Having this mindset will make everything in the room flow together well.

Think about what layouts and colors you have going. To streamline everything, stick with accessories that will match moving forward.

If you want something random that doesn’t fit in well — don’t get it.

2Consider Whether it’s Something Your Dog Might Ruin

Does your dog like to have fun while you’re away sometimes? All dogs can misbehave, especially if they miss their owners!

Depending on your fur child, he may take your absence out on the throw pillows! If he does tend to go after anything fluffy after you leave, you may not want to buy more of them.

Sure, they look pretty and add comfort to your apartment. But, if it’s something that your pet will attack, save your money.

Or there’s always the option of putting your favorite pillows away while you’re gone to keep them safe.

And, there are other things you can do to keep your dog out of mischief. One idea is to accessorize with a stylish dog gate. Use the gate to keep your dog in the kitchen or in a bedroom where he won’t get into trouble.

A trendy pet gate will not only keep your dog in one area, but it’ll also protect the living room and pillows!

3Ask Yourself Whether it Makes You Happy

Will the accessories you want make you happy? If the answer is no, ask yourself why you’re buying them then.

Don’t get something new just because it’s trending at the moment. If you’re getting sucked into the fear of missing out (FOMO) mentality — step back and reevaluate.

So, ask yourself if this is some fad. If you don’t think you’ll like it in the future, it’s best not to add it to your apartment.

4Decide If You Really Need It

There are a lot of things you may want, but that doesn’t mean you have to have it.

Consider whether it’s something you need. For example, accessories you would use include:

  • Picture frames
  • Catch-all trays
  • Hooks for your keys

Accessories that aren’t as practical are single-purpose accessories such as figurines. And, if you already have plenty of books on the bookshelf, you probably don’t need more.

It’s tempting to continue to get more accessories. And, let’s be real, collecting decorative signs with trendy sayings is a lot of fun! But, try to stick to practical accessories such as kitchen gadgets for cooking.

You can splurge and get nice accessories once in a while, but don’t buy everything you want. You won’t have enough space in your apartment to hold it all!

5Take Your Interior Themes Into Consideration

Much like you think about how color schemes tie in with accessories, it’s the same way with themes.

For example, if you have an earthy look in your bedroom, it wouldn’t make sense to have a bright painting on the wall. It’ll look very out of place!

Having a few plants or a framed picture of a forest would fit in better with an earthy theme. You could also add other accessories such as crystals and a candle.

Think about what accessories will add to each space instead of having random ones that are out of place.

6Find Out if a Roommate Agrees

If you are sharing an apartment with a roommate (or significant other), get their feedback.

You may want something new for your apartment, but will they like it? Find out if they’re open to adding more picture frames or putting a new rug in the entryway.

Be considerate and ask them before placing new accessories in the apartment. If you’re not and they come home to new items in the living room, they may or may not be happy about it!

So, discuss it with them first before assuming they’ll like your new choices.

Now, if it’s a significant other who doesn’t care, then having fun accessorizing to your heart’s content!

7Watch for Duplicates

Does it make sense to keep stocking up on accessories that you already own?

If you’re a fan of a specific type of artwork, you may end up continuing to buy more art prints.

But, if you already have a few, it might be best to work with the collection you have.

You could always get a few new ones and swap them out with your other art pieces for a while. Although, don’t get into the habit of doing that.

Having too many items that look similar can quickly take over your interiors.

In Conclusion

After reading over these suggestions, do you have a better idea of what to add to your apartment?

It’s challenging to narrow things down, but if you’re working with limited space — it’s something you can’t put off

If you start to add whatever you feel like, you’ll have to deal with a disorganized apartment. You won’t like how it looks, which can lead to anxiety because there’s so much going on in each room!

So, take some time to think things over and form a strategy. In no time, you’ll create the perfect set up in your apartment with the right amount of accessories.

Having a beautiful apartment to come home to will make your spirits bright every day!

Author Bio:

Novel Rio is a brand-new, mid-century inspired complex located in downtown Tempe just steps away from restaurants, shopping, museums, and cultural events. Explore the Rio life by grabbing a kayak from the on-site gear room, or grill by the pool with your friends. You will have everything you need right at your fingertips. All you have to do is seize the day!