Accent Furniture – How accents help to dress up a room
Furniture comes in all shapes, sizes, designs and materials. A good many pieces are designed to anchor a room – there are others whose function is to add beauty and elegance to a setting. These are collectively referred to as accent furniture – they have a utilitarian function as well.
Accent furniture is used to add that special touch to a room – finding the right piece makes all the difference in the world. The biggest hurdle most people face is figuring out what to pick and how to fit it into the décor of a room. There are several well-known furniture designers who offer a wide range of furniture – including accent pieces which will assuredly turn any room in the house into a showpiece. Accent pieces can be anything – tables, chests, bars, wine storage, chest of drawers, Etageres and screens.
The entryway of a home is the most hard to decorate space – accent pieces have to be the right size. One can choose to use a nice bench or chest to store gloves, toboggans and hats. A coat tree or hooks will provide a means to put essentials away neatly, but within easy reach. Other options to choose from are the foyer hutch and table combination. Hutches can be used to put away shoes or other small items – an entryway table can be used to display family photographs and any souvenirs or other decorations.
As far as other rooms in the house are concerned, items such as chests and screens can be used to give the perfect touch and also storage. There are many different styles to choose from as well – leather, metal, wood etc. Screens bring elegance and color to any space while also offering privacy. They are a great tool to hiding clutter in a room – or provide privacy in an outdoor area for changing etc. Screens have the effect of cordoning off a particular space without the need for walls.
What one has to keep in mind is that most accent pieces are smaller than the usual furniture that one is used to. Needless to say, tables and chairs are the most common accents used in almost every home – benches and stools are also used to accessorize. There are many beautiful and stylish chairs to choose from – chairs provide much needed seating without taking up too much space. Tables provide much needed space to display items or even space for putting down food and other things.
As far as bedrooms go, there are many styles in chest of drawers to choose from – accent tables can be used as nightstands as well. Dressers or a chest can be used in an entryway as a statement piece. The space provided by an entry table or dresser can be used to display floral arrangements, bowls or dishes to hold small items such as keys and jewelry. Footstools are another great accent piece to use in living rooms or kitchens along with sofas or chairs. Look for pieces that appeal, have utility and enjoy decorating the home to make it uniquely yours.