"Jewelry" for a Room

"Jewelry" for a Room

Sarah Coffey
Jan 22, 2008

My grandmother had great style, and she let me in on the secret. She bought classic clothes and used jewelry to change the style of her outfits. Her high-quality shirts and pants lasted for years, and she mixed things up with a combination of real and costume jewelry. Years later, I try to apply the same rule to decorating. High-quality, classic furniture anchors a room, and the rest is "jewelry."

"Room jewelry" can be expensive: a chandelier, artwork for the walls, an antique lamp. Or it can be simple and easy-going: fresh flowers, a warm throw, a cluster of candles. Without the basics a room has no substance, but without the jewelry it lacks soul...

Simple, well-planned details can bring a lot of life into a room. Our favorite room jewelry: good lighting, flowers, house plants, throws, and artwork. (We love the "jewelry" in this image from Janel's post on How to Hang Artwork in Clusters).

Top Image: Martha Stewart's Maine Guest House via Martha Stewart Living.

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