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4 Accessorizing Basics that You Need to Know

Style your space with the help of these easy tips

Photography: Chasing Paper and Miguel Nacianceno (Main Photos)

There are plenty of ways to get inspiration for your space—reading magazines, visiting websites, and collecting photos and flyers. However, you must also take into consideration as to how you can turn these pegs into reality. You need to arm yourself with styling basics so you can get started. 

Design consultant Grace Moslares shares these handy hints to help you accessorize your space.

Read the original article ("4 Accessorizing Basics”) in the April 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.  

Showcase your personality

Decorate with accessories that you love and things that make you happy. You can display your family photos, DIY decor, and a couple of your travel finds.

You may also add a couple of plants like basil and oregano. These two can serve different purposes at home. 

Photo from Chasing Paper.

Highlight your favorites

Don't display everything at once! Prioritize the things you love. You may choose to display and highlight your favorite things, such as your extensive glassware or shoe collection.

Click here for more tips on displaying your favorite things.

Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

Group related accessories

Arrange accessories by groups of colors and even themes to have a unified feel. For instance, you can display your vases with similar silhouettes together, all ethnic pieces together, and so on. It does not always have to be matchy-matchy.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno .

Use accessories to define areas

Instead of putting a divider, opt for stylish area rugs and lighting fixtures to define spaces. You can also install wallpaper or wall decals to liven up empty walls.

 Photo by Jun Pinzon.

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