Living Life Accent-Prone: Sprucing Up Your Home and Your Life with Creative Accents

Hey Friends! I’m Cheri, the owner of Accent Prone, and it’s truly an honor to embark on this journey of sharing my insights into the world of interior design through this monthly column. As a recent member of the close-knit Huntersville community, I’m eager to connect with you all and exchange experiences and ideas on home decor. So, what brings me here? Allow me to tell you a bit about myself. Alongside my husband, Justin, we’ve lovingly nurtured Accent Prone for nearly 12 amazing years. What was once just a small shop has blossomed into a creative space for crafting unique interior designs in collaboration with our incredible clients. Our roots outside the furniture capital of the world have instilled in us a deep appreciation for the industry, and we’ve journeyed through furniture markets since childhood and embarked on home decor projects spanning the nation. Design isn’t just a profession for me; it’s an all-consuming passion, and I can’t wait to share my experiences and love for design with all of you through the pages of LKN Magazine!

For the very first column, it seems only fitting to talk about my favorite aspect of design, accents! Accents are like the fancy bling to a simple outfit, the sweet drizzle on top of your favorite dessert and, in my humble opinion, the secret sauce that turns a mundane space into a jaw-dropping sanctuary. Whether you’re on a budget or just not in the mood for a total space overhaul, a little switch-up of selected accents here and there can breathe new life into your home, giving it that fresh, reimagined feel.

Whether you’re a seasoned decor enthusiast or a rookie in the world of interior design, there’s one concept that can transform your home and uplift your spirits: accents!

My top five easy accents to swap in and out of your home are pillows and textiles, greenery, artwork, lighting and accessories. Let’s dive into them!

Accent Pillows: Let’s start with the humble accent pillow. These colorful, textured pillows are the chameleons of home decor, effortlessly transforming the mood of your living room or bedroom. Picture a neutral sofa as your blank canvas, waiting to be adorned with the vibrant hues and patterns of accent pillows. Swap them out with the changing seasons to welcome the warmth of autumn, the coziness of winter, the freshness of spring and the vibrancy of summer. Don’t be afraid to experiment with various sizes, shapes and textures – mix and match to your heart’s content. Likewise, various textiles like a vintage rug or knitted throw can add another layer to your space. Vintage Turkish rugs for an element of surprise will always be one of my favorite accents to throw into any room!

Greenery: I swear by greenery as the ultimate styling tool – seriously, every room needs it! It’s the warmth and vibrant burst of color for me. I’m all about that tall fiddle leaf fig tree making a statement in a cozy corner or those cute tabletop succulents sprinkled around. And, let’s not forget the fresh flowers in beautiful vases or those organic stems casually jazzing up a mantel. Greenery just has this magic way of bringing life and a touch of nature into any space. Don’t have a green thumb? Then you’re my kind of people! Adding faux greenery works just as well and is a core product we always have in stock at our shop for all of our styling needs.

Artwork: Artwork is the ultimate room accessory, and here’s why: it brings character, mood and a touch of personality to any space. Whether it’s a vibrant abstract painting, a serene landscape or a striking photography print, artwork sets the tone for the room’s ambiance. The best part? It’s so easy to swap in and out based on your mood or evolving style. One minute you’re drawn to a bold, colorful piece that demands attention, and the next, you’re craving a minimalistic black-and-white print. Artwork effortlessly adapts to your tastes, allowing you to refresh your space with new energy whenever you please.

Lighting: Let’s talk about lighting – it’s like the secret ingredient that totally transforms a room, and here’s the deal. Whether it’s a sleek floor lamp casting a warm glow, a statement chandelier stealing the show in the dining room or those art lights that make your favorite pieces pop, lighting is the unsung hero of interior design. It sets the mood, creates a vibe and adds that extra touch of personality to your space. Best part? Just like swapping out artwork, you can change up your lighting game to match your ever-evolving style. Dim the lights for a cozy night in, or crank them up for a lively gathering – lighting’s got your back, ensuring your space always shines in the best possible way.

Accessories: And, last but not least, let’s talk accessories! I’m talking about that killer vase that steals the spotlight, the modern sculpture that sparks conversations and the vintage bowl you scored at a flea market. Accessories are where your personal style really comes alive. Incorporating accessories is an art form – it’s all about curating pieces that speak to you and tell your story. From small trinkets to eye-catching statement pieces, accessories add that extra personality and charm to every corner of your home, making it uniquely yours.

In a nutshell, accents are the ultimate game-changer for giving your home a fresh new vibe. No need to bust out the sledgehammer or break out the paint rollers for a full-on overhaul (although I’m all about a bold paint statement, and we’ll tackle that in the coming months). I’m excited to stay connected and hear all about your journey to making your homes accent prone!

Until next month, Cheri

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Design and personal life @cheri_lingafelt






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