Wrenda Goodwyn • special to the Fort Myers News-Press• Nov. 17, 2012
Accessories for the home are the most important part of interior decorating. They are the icing on the cake. The finishing touch.
Done well, they reflect our tastes, our style, our travels, our dreams, what we love. They are the soul of our home.
Done not so well, they create visual overload and just look like a bunch of stuff that was purchased to fill empty spaces. Meaningless bits that in a year will be thrown out. But a grouping that has been thought out allows you to relax and makes you feel calm.
Coco Chanel knew a lot about accessories.
She said that “simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
She knew that the simplest possessions in our homes, just like in jewelry or fashion, are often the most meaningful. And so it is with accessories. Less is usually more.
Accessories are often the most difficult part of interior decorating. Not because we don’t have enough of them but because they are often not properly displayed. Just as we do when deciding on paint colors, furniture purchases, window treatments, flooring and fabric, a plan is needed to make accessories work for the home.