Accessories ARE a big deal

Source: Studio McGee

Source: Studio McGee

It's true. Accessories are what brings a room together and make it feel complete. For example, I could order the prettiest sofa, but if I neglected to add in pillows of varying colors, patterns and sizes, it would look dull without much personality. It's begging to be "prettied" up! Same goes with a coffee table. A tray that holds the remote yet also includes a green plant (even fake will do) and some books will go a long way in the overall feel of your house.

A friend of mine once told me that jewelry is 50% of the outfit. It can bring your whole look from drab to fab. Try it--put on a plan denim chambray shirt and look in the mirror. Ok, now roll up the sleeves, add some gold bangles, red stud earrings, some leopard flats, a navy bag, and voila!  Magic.

So, to help you in outfitting your home, I've created some great accessories below from some of my favorite shops. You can always browse Home Goods and Hobby Lobby too--but if you're shopping HL, PLEASE make sure you get it at 50% off! :)