Books: Books of varying height will give architecture to coffee tables, front-hall tables, and shelves. Pick books you are actually interested in reading and play around with the various colours to create the ‘consistency’ the room may be lacking.
Photos: Nothing will personalize the space as much as your photos of family and friends. Frame your favorite photos in a similar style and place them in groupings rather than scattering them throughout your entire home.
Throw blankets: Another way to add more colour and coziness to your home is to fold a blanket on the edge of a sofa this way you will break hard lines and you add a dash of colour, there are so many options to choose from.
Throw Pillows: Not only are they good for propping your back but they are an excellent way to add colour and pattern to a room. Don’t shy away from using a mix of lines, lumbars, and squares.
Vases and objects: It is always more interesting to place objects that actually mean something to you this can be anything, from your three-year old’s paper sculpture to pieces you bought on vacation trips. The key is to mix and match form – place a curvy vase by a square box.
Plants: Ideally every room in the home should have a living element to it and the easiest way to accomplish this is by buying a few houseplants or placing a fresh bouquet.
Group objects together: Individual pieces don't have as big of an impact as a group of objects either linked by material, shape or colour.
Moderation: Look at your accessories as your finest pieces of jewelery – you would never wear all of your jewelry at the same time so don't make the same mistake with the deco. pieces around the home.
The odd number game: Display items in odd groupings, this will create flow within the room.
Look at shape: If you have many boxy items then break this by purchasing a few curvey objects.
Think trinagles: If you've studied art this is no surprise – all great artists have used a triangular composition in their work to guide the viewer's eye and to create a more dynamic effect. The best arrangement is a scalene triangle – you can create the different length look by adding a large piece, a medium piece, and a small piece.