Friday, April 26, 2024

Test Your Home Décor Knowledge

Do you consider yourself an interior design aficionado? Do you hold up the checkout line at the grocery store to finish articles in the home décor magazines? Do you continuously refresh your browser in December to be among the first to see the Pantone Color of the Year?

At Baer’s Furniture, we understand the obsession. Our stores are staffed with interior decorators who have voracious appetites for all things design. That’s why we created this entertaining interior design quiz.

See how closely your answers match the opinions of our Design Team below!

Interior Design Quiz Questions

  1. What is the 60-30-10 color principle?
  2. Name three natural materials found in home décor.
  3. What is the difference between contemporary and modern?
  4. What are the three traits of Art Deco design?
  5. What does the “aniline” in aniline leather refer to?
  6. What are six accessories found in living room décor?
  7. What is the Danish concept of Hygge?
  8. Where did the term “Dark Academia” originate?
  9. Which of the following is NOT true of Feng Shui?
        a. The intended occupant of the room should have a commanding position.
        b. There are five elements of Feng Shui: wood, metal, fire, water, and earth.
        c. The words “feng shui” literally translate to “tiny flowers.”
        d. According to the principles of Feng Shui, you can use geometric shapes to achieve balance.

Interior Design Quiz Answers

We’ve provided you with the answers for each question, along with a helpful explanation. 

  1. There are many approaches to creating color schemes in interior design. One popular one that we often recommend is the 60-30-10 principle. Choosing three colors from the same palette, 60% of your space is in the primary color, 30% is in the secondary color, and 10% is in the tertiary color. For example, in this photo displaying the Parker House Americana Modern Writing Desk, the walls and area rug comprise the primary color. The white desk and curtains are of the secondary color, and the tertiary color is neutral wood tones. 

  2. Some examples of natural materials include wood, leather, metal, rattan, cotton, and stone. This gorgeous tropical bedroom featuring the Tommy Bahama Home Island Estate Round Hill Bed makes heavy use of wood, rattan, and linen. There is not, however, a great deal of metal since this is not an element that’s readily available in the tropics. 

  3. There is a lot of understandable confusion over contemporary vs. modern. Modern design has more rigid rules. For instance, the modern interior is simple and efficient. It’s characterized by straight lines, neutral and primary colors, and highly functional materials like glass, steel, and concrete. Contemporary, on the other hand, is always evolving. It is a far more flexible design principle that reflects the trends of the moment. 
  4. Art Deco is a design trend that has come in and out of vogue over the past century. Some of the characteristics of Art Deco are geometric shapes and patterns (particularly straight lines), symmetry, luxurious materials, black and white, jewel tones, typography, allusions to ancient cultures, and an overall glamour. 
  5. Aniline refers to a type of dye that’s used to color leather. The leather that’s used for this process is particularly supple, which means that aniline leather furniture sells at a premium.
  6. Almost any item that isn’t a piece of furniture or a fixture can be considered an accessory. Common living room accessories include throw pillows, blankets, lamps and lampshades, curtains, area rugs, wall art, mirrors, and objets d’art. 
  7. Hygge is a Danish word that was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2017. While Hygge is a broader concept, it is often applied to interior design. Hygge emphasizes comfort and coziness. For instance, a Hygge living room may include fluffy, textured pillows, a thick blanket, scented candles, and soft mood lighting. This Terra Fabric Sofa from Bernhardt’s Plush Collection was designed with Hygge in mind. All you need to add is a thick blanket. 

  8. Dark Academia is a term used to describe a style of décor that uses muted blacks and grays to create a light-absorbing interior. Scientific implements and artifacts are used to give the effect of an anthropologist's study. The term traces its roots to a Tumblr site dedicated to Harry Potter. 
  9. Feng Shui is an Asian decorating principle based on the concept that rooms have their own spirit or energy. While all of the concepts listed are part of the Feng Shui discipline, the name literally means “wind and water” and not “tiny flowers.” Therefore, “c” is the correct answer.  

With 16 furniture stores in Florida, Baer’s is your number-one partner in interior design. Stop in at Baer’s Furniture today!

Friday, April 19, 2024

Hot Furniture Trends

 2023 was a lightning-fast year, and with a change in seasons upon us, we're excited to make some fresh changes to our interiors! These are a few of our favorite furniture trends right now - and we think you'll fall for them, too. 

The Continuing Evolution of Farmhouse 

If you have already embraced the coziness of farmhouse décor, you’re in luck. The farmhouse furniture motif is still alive and strong, but it is evolving. Modern Farmhouse is an emerging new look that has moved from naked wood with black iron details to a slightly more refined appearance, drawing from coastal, Scandinavian, and modern designs. 

A piece like the Palmetto Home Cane Bay Collection Coffee Table checks all of the right boxes. While it clearly would work in a coastal living room, it can also add that touch of lightness you’re looking for in Modern Farmhouse décor. 

The Long-Anticipated Arrival of Curvy Furniture

If you’ve grown tired of the razor-straight lines of the furniture that became so popular during the 2010s, you’re in luck. Supply interruptions and delayed purchases may have forestalled the move from straight to curvy, but this trend is finally ripe.

Circular and oval table tops, rounded legs and feet, and camel-back sofas with rolled arms are all de rigueur. The Tommy Bahama Home Bali Hai Quickship Shoreline Sofa has beautiful rolled arms, slopes forward at the base, and sits atop solid, curvy legs. These ornate fern leaf carvings make this sofa ideal for tropical or coastal décors.

Maximalism is In (but so is Minimalism)

There has been an explosion of maximalist styles over the past few years, but we believe minimalism still has legs. 

Maximalist styles like Dark Academia, Grandmillenial, Boho, and several other décor disciplines are going to keep being huge. Look for dark, heavy furniture for Dark Academia, brilliant floral patterns for Grandmillenial, and earthy tones or greens for Bohemian — and of course, tons of accessories for all of the above.

Speaking of Boho, the Loose Back Wicker Rum Chair would make a fantastic accent piece for your Bohemian room. Flank it with a few macrame plant holders, and your room is ready to relax and enjoy!

Why doesn’t this mean the end of minimalism? Because there are too many minimalist trends that remain extremely popular. Minimalism may not be for everyone, but it’s too popular (and practical) to go anywhere. That leaves you with a lot of choices. 

Texture Remains in Vogue

At Baer’s Furniture, we love decorating with textures. It adds space, dimension, and warmth to any decorative theme. Textures may not be a burning new trend, but they are going strong with no end in sight. Here are some of the popular ways you can include texture in your space. 

  • Furniture Accessories - Knitted or faux fur poufs, throw pillows, blankets and throws can all provide a soft feel and look to your furniture. Adding textured accessories can also break up the rigid lines of furniture pieces that may not go with the softer look that you’re trying to achieve. 
  • Wallpaper – Generally more expensive than a coat of paint, wallpaper can be a useful accent for adding texture to a room. The push toward maximalism allows you to explore creative options.
  • Rugs and Curtains – You can warm up a room with a large area rug or place several smaller rugs around for a more versatile look. 

Creating a Zen Space

If there are two home trends that have made it big this decade (so far), it’s the home office and home wellness spaces. Creating a quiet place for meditation and self-care has become an essential antidote for stressful times. 

It also gives you a fun option for smaller spaces since it doesn’t take a lot of room or furniture to create a self-care area. 

If you’re looking for “now” furniture in Florida, Baer’s Furniture is our go-to place for trend-setting furniture pieces. Their knowledgeable staff keeps abreast of the newest trends and highest quality furniture. Stop in at one of Baer’s many Florida furniture stores today!

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Turning Your Living Room Into a Home Gaming Center

 One of the many lessons the pandemic taught us is that you can have a lot of fun staying home and playing games. If you’re a committed gamer of one type or another, you may have decided to go all in and convert a room into a full-blown game center.

Non-Floridians often use their basements for just such a purpose, but because virtually no homes in Florida have basements, the possibility of a subterranean rumpus room is nonexistent. On the other hand, you may not want your living room to look like a strip mall arcade.

We consulted the Baer’s Furniture design team to assemble some guidelines for creating a gaming center in which adults can feel comfortable. As usual, the team didn’t let us down. 

Types of Games You Want to Play

Before you start picking out tables, cabinets, and recliners, you might want to think about the types of games that you want to play.

If you’re embedded in VR, you’ll want a floor plan that gives you plenty of space. A minimalist approach to your décor might be best.

If you’re more of a tabletop gamer, you might want to select a nice elevated pub table with some tasteful bar stools.

If you play console games, a reclining sectional that faces your television sets might be your furniture of choice. 

Measuring Your Space 

It might be fun to play laser tag in your living room, but you probably don’t have the room for it. Once you figure out how you want your room to incorporate your gaming, you need to determine the layout of the area. Some basic elements might include a table for playing board games, a pair of gaming chairs facing a wall-mounted television, or some open area for Twister or Oculus play.

That doesn’t mean you’re done. You might want somewhere to place a lamp or set down your cocktail, but figuring out the room layout is a great start. 


At some point, you may need your room to serve another function other than games. For example, if you have your family over for a holiday, not all of your guests may be as passionate about play as you are. If nothing else, a bar in the corner or maybe a sound system will add to the festive atmosphere of the room. 

Furnishing Your Living Room Gaming Space

You might have the impulse to empty the room out and just start playing, but we’re talking about a gaming space for adults. You’re going to eventually want to sit. For this, we recommend the unparalleled Large Opal Classic Chair from the Stressless Furniture Mike Collection (or anything from Stressless, really):

It is beautiful, compact, and you will feel like you’re floating when you sit in it — ideal for VR, video gaming, or just taking a nap. 

Again, because this is an adults’ playspace, we need to keep things neat and orderly. Having cables, boxes, and remotes strewn around the room is not the sophisticated look you’re going for. A console with wire management is an absolute requirement for any gaming room. Check out the Hooker Furniture Big Bang Entertainment Console with removable shelves. 

This beautiful storage piece has a bold pattern that enhances the excitement of gaming. It is also large enough to support a television of substantial proportions. 

If you think that your gaming room should also function as a social center, you can’t go wrong with a reclining sectional. It encourages close conversation, but it also has ample seating for sitting around a Monopoly board or playing on the TV.

We like this Natuzzi Editions Intenso Contemporary Power Sectional for an adult gaming center. Add a storage ottoman to the center as a playing surface and hide away your board game boxes. 

A Few Tips for Rounding Out Your Gaming Space

The devil is in the details, they say. Here are a few items that you don’t necessarily have to have but are nice add-ons for a well-rounded game room:

  • Dark curtains to eliminate glare on the TV 
  • Surround-sound speakers for a more immersive video-gaming experience
  • Area rugs because they’re nicer to stand on and they dampen the sound 
  • A dimmer switch for ambient lighting options
  • Oversized throw pillows or poufs make a nice touch for sitting around a game board on the coffee table

Always remember to avoid tackiness by investing in high-quality furniture at a Baer’s Furniture store near you

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

What is Cluttercore? Is the Cluttercore Aesthetic Right For you?

If you’ve heard the term Cluttercore being bandied about in home decorating circles and thought that it sounds like a lazy way to excuse being a messy housekeeper, you might be surprised to find out that it’s a fairly disciplined approach to interior décor.

While minimalism has ruled the day since at least the mid-90s — although its roots trace back as far back as the '60s and '70s — it’s not a design trend that everyone wants.

The Cluttercore aesthetic is the exact opposite, and we think that it has legs. 

The Cluttercore Trend Defined 

While the term Cluttercore is relatively new — as are most design trends using the -core suffix — the concepts behind it are rather old.

Cluttercore involves using knickknacks, objets d’art, souvenirs, and collectibles to individualize your space. It is a maximalist design that allows decorators to embrace the chaos to whatever degree they’re comfortable. 

Cluttercore does not mean the end of surface cleaning... Quite the opposite.

Adopting a true Cluttercore space will increase your workload. The more surface area you introduce to your space – and all of these items add surface area — the more dusting and shifting items around you have to do. This is one of the main reasons that many home designers love minimalism. It’s low maintenance. 

Tips For Achieving Cluttercore Design

If you’re undeterred by the additional cleaning and maintenance that will become part of your home life, these tips should help you achieve the Cluttercore look you’re hoping to achieve. 

Theme or No Theme: You Must Decide

Collectors love Cluttercore because it means that they can leave their hard-won prizes on display.

Their living rooms might be a little busier, but collectors tend to display items from a certain genre or that share a particular theme. This is one approach to Cluttercore. All of the clutter is Hummel figurines, sports memorabilia, Star Wars collectibles, etc.

On the other hand, you can go for a truly eclectic look where the pieces don’t follow any particular theme. This would depend on your tolerance for true chaos. Colors will clash, straight lines will mix with curves, patterns represent different eras, etc. This route may give you the most freedom, but it also may take a greater toll on your sense of tranquility. 

Utilize Storage Space

This may not seem to make sense on the surface, but it addresses the question of whether you want a Cluttercore theme or just don’t want to have to put things away. Although Cluttercore is a forgiving style choice, certain items are not decorative in any way: remote controls, dog leashes, electronic cords, and house keys are not Cluttercore — they’re just clutter.

Have a space to store non-thematic items. This Lexington Oyster Bay Shadow Valley Media Console (shown in a distinctively non-Cluttercore setting) provides you with display space to show off your items, but it also gives you hidden storage for your remotes, keys, games, etc.

Display Cabinets are a Must

Unless you intend to clutter the floor with your cherished items, which may result in breakage and injury, you’re going to need surfaces to celebrate them.

Bookshelves are a nifty way to display rows of items, or you could go with a more whimsical design, like the Ocean Club Tradewinds Bookcase that gives ten different compartments plus the top to display your favorite pieces.

If you have breakable items, a good alternative is a sturdy curio cabinet, like the Pulaski Chocolate Cherry Two Way Sliding Door Curio Cabinet.

Offset Large Items with Small Ones

You are going to want to have some level of balance in your space. It will make it more comfortable when you’re enjoying your treasures. If you have a large item, you can surround it with smaller items or create symmetry by putting a collection of smaller items opposite of it.

For example, if you have a jukebox or pinball machine on one side of a doorway, you can install a curio cabinet with smaller pieces on the other. 


While your space is already full of decorative accessories, you also want to make it warm and inviting. Use throw pillows, area rugs, quilts, etc., to make your space feel warm and inviting. 

Invest in Quality

If you buy cheap furniture, it will cheapen the look of your interior. If you’re serious about decorating, invest in it.

Baer’s Furniture is Florida’s number-one retailer of high-quality furniture. Stop into Baer’s today and find the pieces you need to complete your Cluttercore space.  

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Incorporating Vintage Finds Into Modern Interiors

 Whether you already have a modern interior and discover an antique in a thrift shop that you just cannot pass up, or you have a family heirloom that’s incongruent with your interior, a vintage piece can present decorative challenges for even top-tier decorators. However, it’s not an insurmountable issue.

Answering these questions and following the corresponding guidance will help you incorporate vintage pieces into more modern interiors.  

Is it a Principle Piece of Furniture?

As a rule, the larger the piece, the more difficult it will be to blend into the rest of your décor. For instance, it’s going to be really difficult to maintain the modern look of your bedroom if you’ve purchased a vintage chest of drawers or bedframe. If this is the case, and you don’t want to give up the vintage piece, you may want to rethink the rest of the room. 

For example, it would be extremely difficult — but not impossible — to merge the Coral Gables Sofa from Tommy Bahama Home's Ocean Breeze Collection in the first image with the vintage loveseat in the second image:

However, if you do decide to go down this road and you don’t want to completely do away with your modern décor, you could employ an eclectic look and perhaps bring in elements that are both modern and traditional. For the two pieces in question, place modern cushions with straight lines on the vintage piece and frilled or round throw pillows with a traditional print on the sectional.

Is It a Smaller Item?

For obvious reasons, smaller items are much easier to deal with. If you purchased a small antique piece that can sit on a shelf or table, you have many options. You can use the vintage item as a centerpiece on a dining table, place it on a shelf or atop a console, or put it in a curio cabinet with other collectible items. 

Not only is the Coastal Console Table from Hooker Furniture’s Surfrider Collection a really cool piece, but despite its modern leanings, it’s a suitable place to display vintage objets d’art like this antique jug, which might add a pop of color to this otherwise neutral space. 

Is There a Common Color or Pattern?

Colors, patterns, and other visual elements can create a powerful impression on the eye. Even if the shape and substance of your vintage piece don't mesh with your décor, matching the color to other pieces may make all of the difference. 

For example, if you purchased the tripod lamp in the first image, you would have no problem placing it in a Mid-Century Modern living room or bedroom, but what if you had a contemporary or minimalist setting? You could closely match the shade with the primary or secondary color of the room. The lamp would look amazing in the corner behind the Synergy Home Furnishings Three Piece Slipcover Sectional from the 1300 Collection

How to Avoid Buying the Wrong Vintage Piece 

Whether you’re antiquing, thrifting, attending auctions, or hitting yard sales, the impulse-buy vibe will be strong. If all goes well, you’ll find a truly interesting and unique piece that cinches your home décor. If it goes wrong, you could end up with a little less space in your garage. These tips will keep you on track and improve the chance of a successful purchase. 

  • Remember Your Color Palette – one way to eliminate 90% of vintage impulse buys is to rule them out by color. If you have a room full of pastels and neutrals, a jewel-toned Tiffany lamp is not going to fit easily. If you keep paint chips and material swatches, you can make a small kit to compare vintage items with the colors of your space. 
  • Keep Pictures of Your Rooms – Use your phone or tablet to take multiple photos of the interior of your home. If you’re hunting for a particular type of item — a driftwood storage trunk or an amber vase, etc. — take photos of the area where you want to display it. Put the photos in an album so you can readily access them whenever you find a piece of interest. 
  • Follow the Zero-Gain Principle – If you’re an avid collector, you can easily overdo it. The zero-gain principle requires you to get rid of an item when you buy a new one — usually one of the same type. So, if you purchase a new lamp, it has to replace a lamp that you already own. 

While Baer’s Furniture is Florida’s number-one retailer for new pieces, we understand the appeal of vintage items. Stop in at a Baer’s Furniture showroom with pictures of your vintage item. We’re happy to discuss ideas with you. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

The Mid-Century Modern Revival – Does it Still Have Legs?

Mid-century modern design came to fruition after World War II ended and remained a popular décor trend for several decades until the 1980s, which had its own oddities in furniture design. Once mid-century modern furniture returned in the 2000s, it made quite the splash with sofas with curved edges, tables with sleek finishes, and chairs that curved and were made to fit the human form. In 2023, however, there’s debate among experts and consumers as to whether this style is even, well, stylish anymore. 

If you ask a professional designer if mid-century modern furniture is still a hot trend, their answer will most likely depend on their own personal preferences. Some say the trend is slowly but surely fading, some say it’s here to stay, and some say it should only be used sparingly when creating an interior look. You might ask yourself, “Well, how do I know what’s right versus wrong? What will look good versus bad in my home? Do I have to return some pieces to the store now?” First, we will break down exactly what mid-century modern furniture looks like and delve into how you can use it in your home. Second, don’t return your pieces to the store — there are ways to incorporate furniture of various styles into your design while still maintaining a current and fresh style

What is Mid-Century Modern Furniture? 

As the name states, mid-century modern furniture started becoming a design style in the middle of the 20th century. Inspired by the works of different architects of that time, this design style has quite a few notable characteristics, such as simplicity, mixed materials, and a combination of indoor and outdoor living. To start, the furniture is quite minimalist — it usually has sleek designs supported by wooden or metal legs. In terms of material, you’ll often see pieces featuring plastic mixed in with solid wood and other natural materials. Lastly, mid-century modern combines indoor and outdoor living with the inclusion of large plants in a home, large windows, and furniture that could fit inside a living room or outside on a patio. 

Is Mid-Century Modern Going Out of Style? 

The answer is yes…and no. While there are some aspects of mid-century modern that are going out of style, some are here to stay. Experts agree that regardless of whether the trend ever goes completely out of style, it’s best if used sparingly. They suggest using mid-century modern accent pieces rather than decorating an entire room set in this style. This will give your home a timeless feel with long-lasting pieces that are eclectic. Some experts say that cane furniture, in particular, is going to continue trending in people’s homes. Cane furniture is similar to wicker and comes in natural, neutral colors that can fit in any room. Additionally, this furniture can go with any style or room — whether it be a contemporary living room or a beach-themed pool house. It can complement the bohemian motif of a bedroom while also coordinating well with strictly modern pieces without clashing at all. 

How to Incorporate the Trend in Your Home

The best way to use mid-century modern furniture in your home is to combine it with other trends. While mid-century will most likely never completely fade, other eras like the 1980s and 1990s are making a comeback in interior design as well. If you’re interested in designing a space with multiple trends, then you need to thoughtfully plan how you want each room to look. Plus, you’ll want to plan out what pieces you want to complement each other so nothing clashes. 

For example, if you’re combining trends, then maybe offset a mid-century modern couch with a sleek coffee table. The Bernhardt Colette Sofa is a great piece to incorporate in a room where you want to incorporate multiple styles because it’s a neutral tone and has curves, which are complementary to other accent pieces. Not to mention, it’s very comfortable!

The Bernhardt Colette Chair is also a great piece to pair with more contemporary styles of furniture and can even go with other accent chairs if you wanted to include the sofa as well.

Another great mid-century modern piece for combining styles is the Vanguard Furniture Cove Dining Table, which is sleek, charming, and shapely as an accent piece. Pair it with some simple contemporary chairs, and you have one trendy dining room that guests will love!  

The mid-century modern style can complement all sorts of styles, so don’t discount this one in your design journey. It’s great for accenting the room, incorporating indoor and outdoor elements into the space, and adding some cool elements into your space! For more information on pieces in this style, visit the Baer’s Furniture site to look through different options. Shop Baer’s today!

Monday, June 19, 2023

A Case for Accessories – How to Accessorize Your Space Without Burying Your Furniture

 Whether you’ve chosen a maximalist style, like Grandmillenial or Boho, or a less-is-more decorative motif, like modern or minimalism, you’re probably going to still want to use accessories.

But when is enough enough? We will provide you with tasteful accessory tips that won’t bury your décor or furniture. 

How the Pros Accessorize

You go to your friend’s house, and they immediately lead you to a large three-cushioned sofa in their living room and tell you to make “yourself comfortable” — but you can’t. There are so many toss pillows that you can’t find an open spot. And the patterns clash. You would sit on the pouf, but there’s a beautifully carved chess set on it. You decide to stand.

Professional decorators avoid these common mistakes by sticking to a theme and then knowing when to stop adding to it. Here are a few concepts that you can use to finish your space with accessories without overwhelming it. 


Knowing when it’s time to stop is key to accessorizing a space. For example, four throw pillows on a sofa might be the right amount, but that many can really crowd a loveseat. A single throw carelessly draped over the back of an armchair might add some much-needed color and texture, but pillows might make it unusable. Notice how these two sets of pillows complement the Bernhardt Joli Contemporary Sofa without detracting from the clever lines and warm fabric of the piece. 

Combining Shared Elements

When selecting accessories for one or more pieces of furniture, it’s helpful to identify shared elements that tie the pieces together. Color may be the most significant factor, but don’t forget that lines and shape are also important. Consider the Tommy Bahama Siesta Key Woven Headboard in this image. The white of the pillows and bedding matches the off-white woven bed frame, while the subtle gray stripe in the bed connects with the gray colors of the decorative pillows. 

Applying the 60-30-10 Rule

In case you’re unfamiliar with the 60-30-10 rule, it means that 60% of your space should be a primary color, 30% should be a secondary color from the same palette, and 10% can be a tertiary color. Adding accessories can affect the balance of colors. There are a few ways you can address this familiar decorator’s dilemma. 

You can dedicate all of your 10% (the tertiary color) to one color family. However, this may give your place a “paint by numbers feel.” 

Another method involves trying to make the additions proportionate to the room. For example, 60% of the new accessories match the primary color, 30% match the secondary color, and 10% match the tertiary color. This will ensure that you maintain the balance, and it won’t seem quite as contrived as monochromatic accessories. 

Perhaps the most difficult approach to maintaining color balance is locating accessories with two or three colors in the approximate proportions you need. This can be extremely challenging, but online stores have made locating unique accessories much easier. 

Paying Attention to Size

Larger accessories are going to affect your room more. For example, curtains and area rugs will have a much bigger impact than a folded quilt or a lampshade. On a more granular level, consider the surface areas of throw pillows. If you have large throw pillows, you’ll need fewer of them than smaller ones. 

Accessorizing Minimalist Spaces 

If the whole point of minimalism is to reduce the clutter and celebrate empty space, why would you need to accessorize? While true, minimalist spaces completely devoid of accessories can come across as cold and unwelcoming.

Consider this living room featuring the Bernhardt Contemporary Leather Sofa. While the room does adhere to minimalist principles, the table surfaces are adorned with an adjustable lamp, a pair of metallic urns, and reading materials. The accessories augment the color palette without intruding into pathways or blocking the view of the major pieces in the room. Additionally, a crisp white rug adds texture and warmth to the space. 

Accessorizing Maximalist Spaces  

You might be thinking that if you choose maximalist décor, you can really go to town with the accessories, but you may require even more discipline to avoid a junky, overdone look.

Consider placing extra accessories in a curio cabinet or display cabinet to avoid the uncomfortable feeling of too many items intruding on your space. Accessories never looked better than when they’re displayed in a beautifully designed curio cabinet, like the Pulaski Cabinet from Pacific Heights. 

Return Unwanted Items 

Unlike most furniture, accessories are often returnable, so don’t be hesitant about taking risks. If you buy a rug or throw that ends up not looking so great, take it back. Just check the store’s return policy before making a purchase.